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Travel Safe During the Holiday

Travel safe this holiday season!At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays! No matter how you plan on celebrating the season, we hope you have a great time and get to relax and enjoy the holidays with people you care about. We are grateful for our patients and to be able to help them with their dental health needs.

This time of year can come with travel hazards.

As your Westchester dentist, we care about you, our patients, and we know that the holiday season can get busy and hectic. Many people are traveling during this time of year. In upstate New York, snow and ice is definitely a factor during the winter. It is important to plan ahead and be aware of traveling conditions. This can lead to safer travels during the season.

We want you to have a safe holiday, so we put together a few tips on travel safety during the winter.

  1. Make sure and check ahead to see if your flight has changed.

    Weather during this time of year can impact flights. Even flights to warm destinations can change, so it is always smart to check up on the status of your flight and the weather.

  2. Be careful when driving in snowy conditions.

    Keep up to date on local weather and winter travel warnings. Even if you are anxious to be somewhere or in a hurry, it is better to be safe than sorry. If there is a travel warning, it may be best to skip driving all together and wait until road conditions have improved. If you must drive, make sure you have a full gas tank, a first aid kit, jumper cables, and warm gloves and a hat. That way, you can be prepared in almost any situation.

  3. Charge your smartphone before going on a trip.

    Make sure you have your phone and other electronic devices fully charged before leaving. At the airport, charging stations might be scarce because this time of year is busy for travel. If possible, bring a portable charger with you, too. If driving, bringing a car charger can ensure your phone is charged if an emergency situation does arise.

  4. Bring snacks with you.

    Keep snacks and drinks, including water, with you when you’re traveling in a car. Also, bring food and refill your water bottle after security if you are flying. It’s always good to have food on hand in case wait times are longer than expected.

  5. If you’re stuck at the airport, technology can be your best friend.

    Go to the ticket counter to see how they can help you first, but there are other ways to get help finding a new flight. Apps like Next Flight can be used to help you find a flight. You can also call the airline on the phone.

Contact us for help with your dental needs

As always, we are happy to work with you in the case of a dental emergency, or just making sure your teeth are healthy during the holiday season. Be sure to keep up on your brushing and flossing, and try to consume egg nog responsibly! Call us today for an appointment.

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Westchester Cosmetic Dentist!

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and the holiday season. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to eat a Thanksgiving meal and enjoy some time off with family and friends!

November brings so many wonderful things. The air begins to cool down, and the leaves are crunchy and colorful on the ground. The cold air might be brisk, but it allows for warm nights by the fire sipping hot cocoa and watching your favorite movies with family and friends. November is the start to the holiday season and all the unique, fun activities that come with fall and winter.

Plus, who doesn’t love food? Just think of all the great things to eat during Thanksgiving. There is pumpkin pie, turkey, rolls, and more. Whatever your favorite food is for the big Turkey Day, we hope you get to enjoy a lot of it. You can also try some yummy new pumpkin recipes we mentioned in .

We are Thankful For You!

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is especially thankful for each and every one of our patients. You help make our office positive and fun. We love doing what we do because of you! Our patients are truly the greatest, and we are thankful we have been able to know each of you. We are also grateful you have chosen us to provide your cosmetic dentistry needs in Westchester.

If you are due for an exam, or have been having some cosmetic dentistry issues, coming into see us before the holiday season kicks off is always a smart idea. We can help you with teeth whitening services, so you are looking your best when you travel to see family and friends. The holiday break is also a great time to make an appointment for college aged children who are home for the holidays.

Come See our Cosmetic Dentistry in Westchester this Season!

Give Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale a call to schedule an appointment or consultation. We will work with you to find an appointment time that fits into your busy life. We strive to provide high-quality cosmetic dentistry services that you can count on. Our staff is friendly, and we are here to help you.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope your month is filled with fun fall activities!

Pumpkins are Good for Your Teeth!

Pumpkins are actually great for your teeth!

With Thanksgiving coming up, there are lots of yummy treats and food to go around. One of the most essential and tasty fall ingredients is pumpkin. Whether it is pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, there are so many great tasting recipes to make involving pumpkin.

Did you know that pumpkin can be good for your teeth? At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we are always interested in educating our patients on how to make good choices related to their oral hygiene. Part of this involves helping patients make healthy choices related to diet. Pumpkin is a great health food that is good for teeth because it is nutrient-dense. It has many vitamins and minerals that are good for you while also being low in calories.

Why is Pumpkin Good For You?

The USDA National Nutrient Database found that 1/2 cup of cooked pumpkin has 40 calories and 1.8g of protein as well as 3g of fiber. This can lead to feeling fuller longer. Overall, pumpkin is a healthy food–if you don’t add a ton of sugar.

When looking at the vitamins and minerals in pumpkin, it provides 100% of the daily intake needed for Vitamin A and 20% of the intake needed for Vitamin C. Pumpkin is also rich in potassium, manganese, copper, and more. Pumpkin seeds are packed in fiber, and they contain calcium, too.

How do Pumpkins Help Your Teeth?

With all these vitamins and minerals, pumpkin is a healthy choice all around. This food is also low in fat and carbs and high in protein and fiber. The magnesium in pumpkin is great for tooth enamel. It works like calcium to create an enamel that resists tooth decay.

Keep in mind that pumpkin flavoring and spices don’t give the health benefits of actual pumpkin. So, skip the pumpkin spice latte and go for recipes like soups and smoothies that will give you the actual benefits of real pumpkin ingredients.

Here are a couple of your Westchester cosmetic dentist’s favorite pumpkin recipes to get you started:

There are many more healthy pumpkin recipes out there. Enjoy the holiday season and Thanksgiving, and why not help yourself to some healthy recipes that are great for your body and teeth?

Don’t Let Your Teeth Become a Trick or Treat Situation!

Keep your teeth healthy this Halloween!

At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we are here to help our patients make educated choices for their oral hygiene. We know that there are certain times of year when it is hard to maintain healthy eating and oral health projects. Halloween is one of those times. There is so much candy around that it can be hard not to eat a lot of that candy. We get it! But, eating too much candy, and too many sweets in general, can lead to some bad oral hygiene habits. While you can enjoy some sweet snacks here and there, we do have some tips to help you maintain good oral hygiene habits during this sweet, spooky season.

Tips From Your Westchester Cosmetic Dentist

Here are our tips for having a healthy Halloween. These tips can also help you keep your kids with healthy oral hygiene habits. We know that getting kids to put away all that candy can be a challenge. But, these tips can make things a little easier.

  1. Timing is Important

    Your kids (or you because we have all been there) should eat the Halloween treats with meals or shortly after meals. Saliva production increases during meals which can help rinse away food particles.

  2. Stay Away From Sweet Snacks as Much as Possible

    When you’re snacking in-between meals, sugary snacks aren’t a great choice. Try to cut down on snacking on sweets to improve oral health.

  3. Choose the Types of Treats You and Your Children Eat

    Hard candies and other sweets that sit in your mouth for long periods of time can be harmful. The length of time a sugary sweet is in the mouth can contribute to tooth decay. A sugar-free candy is also a good option.

  4. Avoid Sticky Candies and Sweets

    Candies like taffy and gummies can stick to teeth and take longer to wash away which can lead to higher risk of tooth decay.

  5. Drink More Water

    Drinking more water can prevent tooth decay.

  6. Maintain Healthy Brushing and Flossing Habits

    Stay up on your and your family’s brushing and flossing habits is important at all times of the year. These daily habits make a big difference in dental hygiene.

  7. Visit Your Westchester Cosmetic Dentist

    It’s important to maintain regular check-ups, exams, and cleanings for you and your family during Halloween as well as all through the year. Come visit your Westchester Cosmetic Dentist to get a cleaning or exam.

Contact Us Today

Schedule an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale for a cleaning or for more helpful tips. We are happy to help!

Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

If you are wondering if you need to remove your wisdom teeth, contact our office today.At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we offer a variety of dental procedures. One of the procedures we can provide is the removal of wisdom teeth. Many of our patients wonder if they need to get theirs removed if they have not done so already. Also, some of our patients are parents who wonder if their child will need to get them removed.

Is it Necessary to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Many people have heard that wisdom tooth removal is always necessary. While often it is, there are some patients who do not need to have them removed. Many dentists suggest wisdom teeth removal and an early age to avoid problems down the road. They can cause issues once they are fully formed, so removing them early on can prevent possible problems.

What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?

Wisdom teeth often do not grow in properly. They might grow in horizontal or crooked. Also, many people do not have a big enough jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth. This can lead to an overcrowded mouth which can cause smiles to shift and become more crooked. And, the area where wisdom teeth sit in the mouth is often hard to brush which makes it a breeding ground for bacteria growth.

How Do I Know if I Need Mine Removed?

If you are wondering if wisdom tooth removal is necessary, here are some signs to look for.

  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Pain
  • Infections in the back of the mouth

If you have any questions about removal, please do not hesitate to ask. Our team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale will work with you to figure out the smartest course of action.

What are Some Signs That Wisdom Teeth Can Remain in Place?

For some people, wisdom teeth do not cause a lot of issues. These signs include:

  • Wisdom teeth lining up with your other teeth
  • Having no issues biting or chewing with your wisdom teeth
  • Being able to easily reach and brush your wisdom teeth

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are having trouble, such as pain or discomfort, with your wisdom teeth, we are here to help. Our front desk staff are friendly and ready to schedule an appointment at a time that works well with your busy schedule.

Invisalign: What’s the Timeline?

If you are interested in Invisalign, contact your Westchester cosmetic dentist today!It’s no secret that a nice smile can take you far in life, especially when you can smile with confidence. As a Westchester cosmetic dentist, we understand that helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted is important. It is also a process that takes time and trust from you. That’s why we want to answer your questions and help you understand the process of Invisalign.

Why Invisalign

Invisalign in Westchester is an easy and inconspicuous way to get your teeth in line. It’s been growing in popularity for the past few years because of its easy-to-use process. The series of plastic aligning trays will slowly move your teeth to the way you and the dentist have determined they should look. Each time you get new trays, a different tooth (or set of teeth) will move, making for an almost painless process. You and your Westchester cosmetic dentist will predetermine which teeth will move when. They are also nearly invisible! This makes them a popular choice for those who don’t want to relive the 80s or spend time in the dentist’s chair getting metal brackets tweaked.

What’s the Timeline?

While each case is different, once you’ve gotten your trays made (from an impression or from a digital scan), you’ll begin wearing the aligner trays. Generally, you will wear a new tray every week, depending on which teeth are moving. The controlled force will either push or turn specific teeth each week. We’ll have you come see us approximately every 4-6 weeks to get your next set of trays, to track your progress, and to make sure your teeth move how you want. The average adult will need about a year to get it all done, but again, the time can vary depending on your needs. You’ll need to wear the trays at least 20-22 hours each day. But, the advantage is that you can remove them to eat and drink, brush or floss.

Come See Us Today!

With Invisalign, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted. You’ll even be able to virtually view how your teeth will look when you’re finished before you even start! Depending on your teeth, your cosmetic dentist may suggest a retainer (also inconspicuous!) to wear, to keep those teeth where they should be. Call us today about Invisalign in Westchester, and we’ll answer all your questions!

Challenge–Keep Your Gums Healthy!

Teeth get all the attention, but your gums want some, too! They’re just as important as your teeth. Your Westchester periodontist knows that a hefty claim like that should come with some good advice. Gums are the bridge between the health of your teeth and the health of your body. Gingivitis, gum disease and periodontitis are much less likely when you care for them. We’d like to give you some tips on taking care of the stuff that holds those pearly whites in place.Your Westchester periodontist challenges you to keep your gums healthy!

Tips for Healthy Gums

  1. Put down the can of soda. No matter which way you look at it, it’s bad for you. It will erode your teeth, fill your mouth with bacteria, and contribute to plaque buildup. That will turn into cavities and gingivitis, not to mention what it does to the rest of your body!
  2. Brush twice per day. This is easier said than done when you’re busy. But, if you consider all the time and money you’ll spend at the dentist if you don’t brush twice per day, it’s worth the hassle. When you’re brushing near your gums, don’t brush in an up-and-down motion, because you don’t want to brush the gums away from the teeth. Keep them where they are.
  3. Get a good toothbrush. It’s sometimes tempting to get a hard-bristled toothbrush, assuming those scrubbers will get more stuff off your teeth. But soft-bristled brushes are what dentists recommend. You want to brush up by your gums (where lots of bacteria congregates), and the soft bristles are much better for that.
  4. Floss as much as you brush (or more). Flossing does something that brushing can’t; it gets those tight spaces between your teeth that the toothbrush can’t. These are the spaces where bacteria flourish. By flossing up to your gums between your teeth, you’ll keep the bacteria away and keep your gums stronger and healthier.
  5. Use a mouthwash. This will kill the bacteria on your gums above the teeth where you didn’t brush.

Don’t wait too long between checkups! We’d love to answer all your questions about gum health and challenge you to have 30 days of excellent gum care. contact one of the best dentists in Westchester for an appointment and gum evaluation.

Pack Healthy Lunches for School

Here are some tips from your Westchester dentist to pack healthy lunches for you your kids. It’s back to school time! That may or may not be exciting for all parties involved–we’re looking at you, Mom.The fact remains that the kiddies will need a lunch to eat away from home. If you’re a lunch packer, your Westchester dentist has a few tips on how to pack a healthy, teeth-friendly lunch that the kids will enjoy.

When we’re talking about oral hygiene, most people think about how often they brush or floss, or how often they go to the dentist. But many don’t consider how their diet can have a big impact on their oral health. There are foods that can really damage teeth and make those trips to the dentist less than fun. But, there are many foods that are great for your body and your teeth. Learn about what to pack from your Westchester dentist here.

What to Pack

Try to pack as much fresh stuff as possible. Fruits and vegetables are great for lunches. They can be cut into finger foods, and are easily eaten raw (no cook time!). If your kids don’t love to eat what’s good for them, make the fruits and veggies more palatable by pairing them with dips. You can make homemade veggie dips by combining plain yogurt and other vegetables in a food processor. You can also buy healthy insta-dips. For the fruit, pair it with some fruity yogurt for dipping. Some of the best dentists in Westchester also want you to make sure that you choose yogurts that are low in sugar.

Try to also include some whole grains, like bread spread with natural peanut butter, different varieties of cooked rice (not white) with chicken (also good cold!), or toasted flaxseed on avocado. There are lots of crackers that are made from whole grains, too. You can also include proteins, like hard-boiled eggs or nuts.

What to Avoid

Try to stay away from packing foods that are sticky or gummy, since that generally means they are mostly sugar. Same goes for lots of packable kids’ drinks, like juice boxes and cans of soda. While some of the juices may be 100% fruit juice, it’s still a lot of sugar, and can wreak havoc on young teeth. Make sure you check labels for the amount of sugar in your foods, since kids only get one set of permanent teeth! It’s usually best to stick with bottled water.

Come see your Westchester dentist for your next checkup and keep those smiles ready for school picture day! Our friendly office staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment with us today.

School is Starting, Time for a Checkup!

School is starting, time for a dental checkup with your Westchester dentist!The first day of school is like a new beginning. It gives your child the chance to meet new friends, explore new subjects, and overhaul their look. Our Westchester dentists recommend scheduling a routine dental checkup for your kids before the year starts. Here are a few reasons you should make an appointment for your kids today.

Preventive Services

Spotting and resolving dental problems is faster and cheaper than handling widespread decay. This is why dental checkups are a good idea before your student gets busy with their studies. During routine checkups, dentists will examine your child’s teeth and gums. Preventive treatments like fluoride varnishes and deep cleanings will help to remove decay and protect your child’s enamel from bacterial acids.

Athletic Mouthguards

Kids who take part in contact sports are prone to oral injuries. Have your child fitted for an athletic mouthguard with our Westchester dentists. Custom athletic mouthguards fit the exact contours of your child’s mouth, stabilizing their neck and jaw. In fact, research shows that student athletes who wear stock bite guards are more than twice as likely to sustain concussions than athletes who wear custom mouthguards.

Cosmetic Repairs

Help your child feel better about their smile by bringing them in for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Our Westchester cosmetic dentists can talk with your teen or child about what they like and don’t like about their smile. Then, they can recommend treatments to improve the look of the teeth.

Orthodontic Care

Crooked teeth can cause a wide range of issues, including oral lacerations, a higher risk of gingivitis, bad breath, and poor self-esteem. We are happy to offer Invisalign, helping to correct your child’s bite and dental health.

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale: Your One Stop Shop for Dental Care

Some practices only have one or two dentists on hand to take care of your family’s dental needs. Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale has four specialists! They handle everything from periodontal problems and prosthodontics to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Whether your son or daughter needs to have a chipped tooth rebuilt have their bite fixed, this team of experienced Westchester dentists can help them to feel confident for those school pictures. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Are Dental Implants a Good Investment?

We’ve all heard the saying, “You get what you pay for.” And while it’s sometimes a hard lesson to learn, it’s no less true in the world of dentistry. When things go awry in your mouth, looking for the cheapest option can be tempting, but really, we’re talking about your mouth here. And as your Westchester prosthodontist, we know that oral health is an investment for a healthy and happy life!

learn why dental implants in Westchester can be a good investment.

If you’re considering dental implants in Westchester, but are balking at the price tag, consider the following:

  • First Impressions

    Your smile IS your first impression. Make it a good one. Unsightly teeth are the bane of an impression’s existence, and we don’t want to mess around with cheaper, less quality options when dealing with your money maker (your smile, of course).

  • Durability

    Dental implants are built to last, so once set by your dental implant surgeon in Westchester, you’re done for life. No need to have crowns or bridges replaced every 7 years or so, which could lead to higher costs when added up.

  • Closest Thing to Natural

    Crowns and bridges can deteriorate or interfere with speaking or eating. But, dental implants feel, look, and act like natural teeth, leaving you with no impediments.

  • Maintain Appearance

    Sometimes, with individual tooth replacements, the shape of your face can change with sinking cheeks and sagging jaw lines. But with dental implants, the shape of your smile and face will remain the same.

  • No Soaking Cups

    Dental implants do not need soaking in a cup overnight like your grandma’s dentures. Enough said.

  • Like Nothing Ever Went Wrong in the First Place

    With other options, there is a worry that things will wiggle, fall out, look out of place, and embarrass us when we talk, eat, or laugh. But with dental implants, you can live your life as if nothing was ever wrong with your teeth in the first place.

  • Healthy Bones

    Dental implants are the only dental restoration method that actually fosters and encourages bone growth in your jaw. With other methods, the lack of a tooth and root can lead to deterioration of the jaw bone, leaving it vulnerable. With implants, the new titanium roots bond with the bone, making your jaw strong.

In short, dental implants are a reliable, healthy, and excellent investment in your smile. Call your Westchester cosmetic dentist and find out more today!