Friday, November 29, 2013

ZOOM! Whitening

Teeth often become stained or discolored from drinking dark beverages like red wine and coffee, as well as from smoking and eating certain foods. Here at Family Dental Rego Park, we offer multiple options for whitening the teeth, including ZOOM! whitening. ZOOM! helps brighten our patients teeth by up to 10 shades, giving them more confidence in their smile. ZOOM! whitening is a simple procedure that is done in about an hour. It uses a whitening gel and low intensity light to activate the gel, whitening the enamel of the teeth.

Patients who choose ZOOM! whitening do so for the many benefits, including the following:

  • Whitening is done in an hour or less right here in our dental office

  • There is minimal sensitivity after the whitening is complete

  • The whitening gel and lamp are safe and effective

  • ZOOM! whitening lasts a long time with good oral hygiene

Many of our patients can get their teeth whitened during their lunch hour and get back to work after their ZOOM! teeth whitening appointment. It is a great option for whitening several shades, or for minor touch-ups. Dr. Binod Verma recommends that patients take very good care of their teeth to get maximum results and make the new, whiter teeth last longer. Call our office today at 718-699-8268 to find out more about ZOOM! teeth whitening.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal disease is something many of our patients struggle with. Fortunately, our patients are helped by the variety of treatments we provide here at Family Dental Rego Park to take care of periodontal disease and protect their teeth. One of these procedures is called scaling and root planing, which removes tartar from the tooth’s surface.

Periodontal disease is a severe form of gum disease that allows bacteria to attack the teeth, roots and nerves. If it goes untreated, it can lead to the loss of teeth and gums, as well as affect the bones and roots of the teeth. If there is excessive tartar and plaque on the teeth or below the gumline, it can cause the bacteria to multiply and make the gums bleed. This leads to gum disease, or gingivitis, which can then lead to periodontal disease.

With root planing, Dr. Binod Verma removes tartar from the teeth with dental tools (scraping instruments or an ultrasonic tool), usually without anesthesia. Some patients have tooth or gum sensitivity, and will need some local anesthesia. After the planing is complete, scaling is done, which simply smoothes out the tooth surfaces to prevent bacteria from forming. Some of our patients have this done in a single visit, though others return for multiple visits. Scaling and root planing is an important weapon against periodontal disease. Visit our website to learn more about non-surgical scaling and root planing.