By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
September 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Oral hygiene is the process of ensuring that your teeth stay clean and free from disease. It is a key preventative measure that dentists oral hygienerecommend and practice. There are a few clear signs that you are keeping good oral hygiene habits. You will know for sure when you visit a family dentist at General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Yonkers, NY.

Your Teeth Are Free from Debris
The main goal of oral hygiene is ensuring that your teeth stay free from food particles and the sticky film that can turn into plaque or tartar. One way you’ll know that you’re maintaining good hygiene habits is if the areas between your teeth and around your gumline are completely clean each night and in the morning. It’s also a very good habit to floss after meals. Your Yonkers family dentist will immediately know if you’ve been flossing regularly.

Your Breath Smells Good
One sign that you are keeping up with good oral hygiene is that you have fresh breath. Bad bacteria that develops around the teeth and causes dental decay can create a very distinct odor. It’s normal to have “morning breath” when you wake up, but after you brush your teeth your breath should smell clean and odor-free throughout the day.

Your Teeth Are Pain-Free and Not Overly Sensitive 
Another sign of good oral hygiene is that your teeth and gums are not causing you daily discomfort. Tooth sensitivity from hot or cold foods and continuous aching pain is a sign that there may be a dental issue caused by poor oral hygiene. When healthy, your teeth feel strong, firm, and free from pain no matter what you eat or drink.

Oral Hygiene Tips
If you're still not sure if you have good oral hygiene habits, here are a few simple daily tips:

- Get into the habit of flossing daily and after meals. A Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey found that only 40 percent of Americans reliably floss each day, which is why gum disease is so prevalent.
- Brush with a fluoride-rich toothpaste that is recommended by your Yonkers family dentist.
- Eat foods rich in calcium, iron, vitamin D, vitamin C, and probiotics.
- See your dentist at least twice each year (more if you’ve had a previous dental problem) to do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.

Prioritize Oral Health
The happier your smile is, the happier you and your dentist will be. Make time in your schedule to see a family dentist at General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Yonkers, NY to evaluate your oral hygiene. Call 914-476-0100 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedele Vero or Dr. Christine Fumo.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
September 01, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
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Learn about crowns and bridges from your Family dentist.

A Gallup poll found that up to a third of Americans didn’t visit the dentist’s office in the course of a year. Unfortunately, the longer you avoid going to the dentist’s office, the higher the chance of dental problems that may require restorative work. If you’ve been looking for a restorative solution for your smile, crowns or bridges may be your bestDental Crowns option. Learn more about these common dental treatments by exploring a few frequently asked questions.

What Is the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?
A crown is a whole covering, commonly made of porcelain, metal or ceramic material, that replaces the enamel layer of the tooth. It is bonded on top of a healthy rooted tooth that needs strengthening and protection. A bridge is a device that uses two crowns to fill in a gap in the smile from a missing tooth. The crowns cover the two adjacent teeth, called abutments. The center of the bridge called a pontic, is a false tooth that is designed to fit in with the rest of your smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Crowns?
Since a crown is only a superficial covering, the inner parts of the tooth have to be healthy to support it. A dentist must examine the inside of the tooth using X-rays to confirm that the tooth is healthy enough for a crown. Patients who have root canal therapy are also candidates for crowns.

Who Needs Bridges?
Someone who has one or two missing teeth and wants a reasonably secure and semi-permanent solution may benefit from bridges. The bridge is needed to help make it easier to process food, maintain the structure of the jawline and give the patient a smile to be proud of. The abutment teeth have to be healthy enough to support a crown. Generally, a good candidate for a crown will likely also be a good candidate for bridgework.

How Long Will These Dental Solutions Last?
A crown or bridge can last for between five to 15 years or even longer if you take care of your teeth. But no worries, because when the time comes your dentist can redo the crown or bridge and give you another 15 or more years to enjoy your new smile.

Contact your Family Dentist
Call your Family dentist to find out if a crown or bridge can help give you a better smile. These two restorative treatments can help fix a number of common dental problems.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
July 18, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

A great smile has many factors including size, color, shape and alignment. If you feel that your teeth could use some improvements than veneersveneers from your family dentist in Yonkers, New York Dr. Fedele Vero may be the answer. He can examine each patient to decide whether or not they are a candidate for veneers.

More about Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings are applied directly over the surface of the teeth. They are super thin and made of a strong material that serves as a great substitute for natural tooth enamel. When they are bonded to the teeth by your Yonkers, New York family dentist Dr. Vero, they create a natural and beautiful looking smile. Porcelain is often the most popular material chosen as it doesn’t stain.

Advancements in modern dentistry have made it so that veneers can be made super thin and undetectable in the mouth. A small amount of enamel must be removed in order to allow the veneers to adhere the best. These veneers can improve the color by restoring the natural white entirely. They also can improve the size and shape of the teeth that can be worn down from grinding. Spacing and alignment can also be corrected with veneers.

Wax veneers are made to make sure that the patient enjoys the look and they fit properly. After they agree to them, then the actual veneers are constructed. Temporary veneers are worn during the time the permanent ones are being made. When the veneers are ready, you come back to our dental office and we apply them. You treat your veneers just like your natural teeth with regular brushing and at least once a day flossing.

To learn more about veneers from our Yonkers, New York family dentist, Dr. Vero, call to schedule an appointment at 914-476-0100.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

A dental crown is a covering that is custom made to fit over a broken, decayed or damaged tooth. It can be used to replace a tooth dental crownsespecially when bridges are concerned. A crown’s main job is to cover the tooth above the gumline, unlike that of veneers that cover the front of the surface of the teeth. For missing teeth, these crowns are a great dental treatment option. Our dentists can discuss what crowns and bridges can do for you in Yonkers, NY. They can examine and evaluate each patient’s oral health situation to determine whether they are a viable treatment procedure for them.

Restore Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are used to strengthen damaged, chipped or cracked teeth in the mouth so that they can function like they did before. They are custom designed to improve the appearance of the tooth whether shape, contour or even color. They can even be used with bridges to shorten the space of missing teeth. Two crowns are used on either side of the missing tooth. These abutment teeth are supports for the crown placed in between them, this is known as a bridge. Our professional cosmetic dentists can offer crowns and bridges to Yonkers patients of all ages.

A crown is generally designed and sent out to a dental laboratory. Each crown is custom designed for each patient. A temporary crown is placed until the restoration is returned to the dental office for placement in about two weeks. Any decay on the tooth or teeth being treated will be removed before the crown is placed too. When you’re interested in learning more about crowns and bridges and learning if you're a viable candidate in Yonkers, NY, contact our dental experts by calling to schedule an appointment at (914) 476-0100.

By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
January 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
ForMichaelBubletheShowMustGoOnEvenWithouttheTooth

What happens if you’re right in the middle of a song, in front of an arena full of fans… and you knock out a tooth with your microphone? If you’re Michael Buble, you don’t stop the show — you just keep right on singing.

The Canadian song stylist was recently performing at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, when an ill-timed encounter with the mike resulted in the loss of one of his teeth. But he didn’t let on to his dental dilemma, and finished the concert without a pause. The next day, Buble revealed the injury to his fans on his Instagram page, with a picture of himself in the dentist’s chair, and a note: “Don’t worry, I’m at the dentist getting fixed up for my final show tonight.”

Buble’s not the only singer who has had a close encounter with a mike: Country chanteuse Taylor Swift and pop star Demi Lovato, among others, have injured their teeth on stage. Fortunately, contemporary dentistry can take care of problems like this quickly and painlessly. So when you’ve got to get back before the public eye, what’s the best (and speediest) way to fix a chipped or broken tooth?

It depends on exactly what’s wrong. If it’s a small chip, cosmetic bonding might be the answer. Bonding uses special tooth-colored resins that mimic the natural shade and luster of your teeth. The whole procedure is done right here in the dental office, usually in just one visit. However, bonding isn’t as long-lasting as some other tooth-restoration methods, and it can’t fix large chips or breaks.

If a tooth’s roots are intact, a crown (or cap) can be used to replace the entire visible part. The damaged tooth is fitted for a custom-fabricated replacement, which is usually made in a dental laboratory and then attached at a subsequent visit (though it can sometimes be fabricated with high-tech machinery right in the office).

If the roots aren’t viable, you may have the option of a bridge or a dental implant. With a fixed bridge, the prosthetic tooth is supported by crowns that are placed on healthy teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge itself is a one-piece unit consisting of the replacement tooth plus the adjacent crowns.

In contrast, a high-tech dental implant is a replacement tooth that’s supported not by your other teeth, but by a screw-like post of titanium metal, which is inserted into the jaw in a minor surgical procedure. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth-replacement method (over 95 percent); they help preserve the quality of bone on the jaw; and they don’t result in weakening the adjacent, healthy teeth — which makes implants the treatment of choice for many people.

So whether you’re crooning for ten thousand adoring fans or just singing in the shower, there's no reason to let a broken tooth stop the show: Talk to us about your tooth-restoration options! If you would like additional information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Dental Implants vs. Bridgework.”





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Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Shahin Shahgoli, D.D.S.

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100
 

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