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Congratulations To Dr. Brisman!

All of us at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale and Chappaqua Dentistry would like to congratulate Dr. Brisman on becoming the new President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP)! As the President of GNYAP, Dr. Brisman will lead the greatest minds in Prosthodontics in new, innovative ways to help patients all over New York.Congratulations to Dr. Brisman, President of GNYAP!

What is GNYAP?

On December 1st, Dr. Brisman was officially inaugurated as the President of GNYAP, and gave a speech on the 15th, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. This is an exclusive club, where high-profile families like the Kissingers entertained! Dr. Brisman was able to bring his family and close friends to the inauguration, and was even introduced to the crowd by a close friend and fellow professional Dr. Scharf, a periodontist on Long Island. Dr. Brisman is very excited about this inauguration, and called it the most significant time in his career. Here is a snippet of his speech to the Academy:

“I feel I have a responsibility … A responsibility to continue in our mission of promoting the Art, Science and Practice of Prosthodontics. Moreover, I feel it is not only my responsibility, but my purpose to continue where all my great teachers instilled in me … and so many of us, the principles that guide us each and every day. Principles that include clinical care, ethics, leadership, balance and focus.”

What Does That Mean for Us?

Dr. Brisman cares deeply about his profession and you, our patients. As the President of GNYAP, he will lead the way in patient care. While he is now the President of GNYAP, you can still expect to see Dr. Brisman hard at work in our Scarsdale and Chappaqua locations. He is dedicated to his work in prosthodontics, and will work closely with his team to transform smiles with dental implants, dental crowns, and other cosmetic dentistry in Westchester. When you visit our office, be sure to congratulate Dr. Brisman on his achievement!

5 Dental Resolutions for 2019

So many goals and resolutions are being made this time of year. Many people set goals and resolutions to improve their physical and mental health. Improving your dental health is also a great set of goals for the new year. Here are 5 ways to get a brighter, healthier smile in 2019.Dental resolutions for 2019

  • Eat a Healthy Diet

    Surprising or not, the difference between a healthy smile and dental problems is your diet. Even if you have perfect oral hygiene, it might be hard to keep your teeth healthy if you don’t watch what you eat. There are many types of food that can give a big boost to your oral health. Some of the foods that are good for your teeth include celery, apples, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, and yogurt. There are a lot more foods you can enjoy that are good for those pearly whites.

  • Drink Plenty of Water

    While water is vital to your overall health, it can also be a natural cleaner for your teeth. Drinking water throughout the day helps wash away some of the sugars and food particles from your teeth that can cause stains and cavities. Water can also fight bad breath by keeping away some certain types of bacteria that thrive in a dry mouth.

  • Establish Good Dental Habits

    If your dental hygiene habits have been lacking over the years, make 2019 your year to establish good habits. Brush at least twice and floss daily to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Visit your Westchester dentist regularly to prevent dental problems in the future.

  • Clean Your Tongue

    Believe it or not you have to focus on more than just your teeth if you are serious about keeping them white and clean. Your tongue contains bacteria on the surface and by cleaning it twice a day it will remove that bacteria. It helps to keep your breath fresh and keeps your teeth clean and bright.

  • Safe Teeth Whitening

    For those that want that extra sparkle and extra boost of confidence, teeth whitening in Westchester is a good option for you. We offer safe in-office and take-home teeth whitening options. Give our Westchester cosmetic dentist office a call today and we can discuss the different options we have that can help give your teeth that extra white sparkle that you’ve always wanted!

Happy Holidays from your Westchester Dentist!

Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale wants to wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

Around this time of year, we like to think about all the things we have accomplished this year. We said goodbye to Dr. Calagna, who retired earlier this year. He moved to Florida with his family, and we wish him all the best!happy holidays from your Westchester dentist!

Dr. Brisman had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Goldstein in Chappaqua, and created a sister practice to Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale. If you life in the area, head over to Chappaqua Dentistry, where you can expect the same standards and quality dental work. Whether you need dental implants, veneers, or teeth whitening, Dr. Goldstein will provide the utmost care and attention to detail. Dr. Brisman will also divide his time between the Scarsdale and Chappaqua offices.

What will 2019 Bring?

We are excited to see what 2019 brings! This next year, we resolve to provide excellent dental care to all of our patients. Our clinicians and hygienists take continuing education courses throughout the year, so they can stay on top of the latest dental technologies and practices. If you need gum disease treatment, Drs. Loshak and Celenza have over 30 years of experience treating patients in every stage of gum disease. If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in Westchester, Dr. Brisman and his team have many options available for you this next year. From our fast, non-invasive procedures like veneers and teeth whitening, to our permanent solutions like dental bridges and dental implants, our goal is to bring both form and function to your smile.

For the next year, we would like to help our patients build healthy dental habits. The first step is scheduling a dental exam, where we will clean your teeth and identify any dental problems. We also recommend you brush and floss regularly, and try to avoid foods that can stain your teeth.

Dr. Brisman and his team hope you enjoy this holiday season! We look forward to seeing you next year.

Tooth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Stumped on fun and useful stocking stuffers? Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is here to help! You may be tired of buying candy or small toys that either go uneaten or cause more harm than good for your family’s teeth. Here are some great alternatives that your family, regardless of their age, are sure to love!Stocking stuffer ideas for your family.

  • Fun Toothbrushes

    If you have a child at home, try getting them a toothbrush that has their favorite movie character on it. Colgate offers toothbrushes for Transformers, Minions, and beyond. And, you can also get a toothbrush that sings the theme song, so your children can time how long they need to brush. You can add to the hype by picking out a unique toothpaste flavor–Watermelon is a popular flavor with our kids!

  • Bluetooth Toothbrushes

    For your adult or teenage family members, a bluetooth toothbrush is a unique and useful gift. This toothbrush can hook up to your phone, so you can track your brushing time and technique. Improve your family’s brushing style with these unique and customizable toothbrushes!

  • Healthier Holiday Snacks

    Instead of getting M&Ms, packages of dried fruit, dark chocolate-covered nuts, and other yummy snacks that won’t wreak havoc on your teeth.

  • Unique Toys or Crafts

    If you head into the Lego store, you can create your own lego person! It’s a fun, inexpensive gift to include in all of your loved ones’ stockings. Who wouldn’t like a little Lego person that looks just like them! If you’re feeling crafty, you can try painting or making little ornaments to remember this holiday season. There are plenty of tutorials online on making cute holiday crafts or ornaments for both kids and adults.

  • Teeth Whitening or Veneers

    Are your adult family members looking to improve their smile! Get teeth whitening or veneers at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale! These are some of our most popular non-invasive procedures, that can instantly transform your smile. Instead of spending money on drugstore products, get our Westchester teeth whitening service that will get your loved one faster, longer lasting results.

We hope you love these stocking stuffer ideas! If you would like to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening, veneers, or other cosmetic dentistry services in Westchester, give us a call today! Our experience clinicians and team members are happy to answer any of your questions and will deliver exceptional results.

Secretly Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

If you’re trying to eat healthier this year, don’t let Thanksgiving ruin your goals! Some traditional dishes you may see on your table are full of added sugars and fats, which can wreak havoc on your dental and overall health. But, we also don’t want you to feel like you can’t participate in the festivities. There are plenty of healthy recipes that you can make for Thanksgiving, and only taste like they aren’t good for you! Your Westchester dentistry wants to show you our favorite healthy recipes to make for Thanksgiving. We promise you won’t be disappointed in these flavor-packed dishes!5 secretly healthy foods for thanksgiving

    1. Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole

      It’s true that sweet potatoes are full of more essential vitamins than the russet potato fare. The problem you run into is adding a lot of sugar to your traditional sweet potato casserole. This recipe still gets you that delicious sweet potato casserole, with less added sugar.

    2. Thanksgiving Turkey

      The centerpiece of your traditional Thanksgiving table is the turkey! Turkey is a lean protein that has 30 grams of protein in just one serving! Turkey can keep you satisfied and full of energy for the rest of the day, so you can play another game of football and get started on Black Friday shopping.

    3. Wild Rice and Bulgur Stuffing

      No Thanksgiving meal is complete without stuffing! This year, try the wild rice and bulgur stuffing. The wild rice is full of fiber, the celery gives a great crunch, and the added parsley can reduce bloat. Who can say no to the added benefits?

    4. Pumpkin Souffle

      We’ve written about how pumpkin is good for your teeth, so let’s bring in a pumpkin dish! This pumpkin souffle has all the benefits of pumpkin: beta carotene, a cancer-fighting antioxidant, that can also build immunity and fight signs of aging. Just pop in some cinnamon, which can reduce anxiety, and you’re good to go!

    5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

      Intead of green bean casserole, try roasting brussels sprouts this Thanksgiving. They have a great texture and flavor, and can even reduce the risk of some cancers, like breast and prostate.

We hope you like these recipes! Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, and we want to make sure you are enjoying your time with your friends, family, and delicious food. If you want to get your smile whitened before the holidays, contact your Westchester cosmetic dentist today!

5 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

Thanksgiving is next week, and you have probably already bought all the ingredients for pies, stuffing, and the turkey centerpiece. As you start making family plans and begin the cooking frenzy, your Westchester cosmetic dentist wants to remind you that some of these hearty foods can stain your teeth. Read on to learn what foods can stain your teeth, and what you can do to avoid it.

5 foods that can stain your teeth.

What Can Stain My Teeth?

  1. Coffee

    This is probably a no-brainer, but if you are hosting your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you may be drinking more coffee than normal to get through the day. Drinking too much coffee can stain your teeth. But, if you still need your cup in the morning, your Westchester cosmetic dentist recommends you limit your coffee intake. Be sure to brush your teeth afterwards, too!

  2. Cranberry Sauce

    This is a winter staple, but it can take a serious toll on your teeth. The dark red color can stain your teeth (and your fingers!), and the acidity in the fruit can wear away your enamel. We recommend avoiding it entirely, but if you must have your cranberry sauce, try limiting it and rinsing your mouth with water.

  3. Wine

    Red wine, the bane of all white clothes and carpets, can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. But, did you know white wine can also stain your teeth? Be careful with how much you drink, and be sure to brush your teeth after you finish your glass.

  4. Balsamic Vinegar

    Some families serve salads at Thanksgiving dinner, and balsamic is a popular choice because of it’s big flavor and light calories. But, because of its acidity and dark color, too much can stain your teeth. So, we recommend you skip on the dressing, or make sure to wash it down with water.

  5. Pie

    Pumpkin pie is relatively good for your teeth, but all the berry pies can hurt your enamel and stain your teeth. We don’t want you to not enjoy some pie, but make sure you add in an extra brushing and flossing session to wash away all that acid and sugar.

At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we want you to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday. Spend time with your loved ones, eat good food, and maybe even get a head start on your holiday shopping! But, if you follow these tips, you may be able to avoid staining your teeth or getting cavities. But, if you would like to get teeth whitening in Westchester, give us a call today! Our cosmetic dentists have the latest technologies to whiten your teeth several shades in just a few sessions. See how we can transform your smile!

5 Spooky Facts About Dental History

Everyone has teeth. We use them on a regular basis, but we don’t really give our teeth much thought beyond regular brushing and flossing. Our teeth are efficient tools that are an important part of the body. Believe it or not, dentistry has been dated as far back as the Egyptians. Thankfully, dental tools and methods have come a long way. Your Westchester dentist has put together some spooky facts that you may not know about dental history.5 Spooky Dental Facts About Halloween

  1. Wisdom Teeth Weirdness

    Did you know that not everyone has wisdom teeth? The most common result is that at least one wisdom tooth is present. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. They come in during a time when a person enters adulthood. This is where the name “wisdom teeth” comes from! People often get their wisdom teeth removed because there is not enough room in their jaw. Egyptian Pharaoh, King Tut, however, still had them when he died. His wisdom teeth helped scientists determine that he was around 19 years old at the time of death. And, some people even have multiple sets of wisdom teeth! That means extra wisdom, right?

  2. Mayan Tooth Decor

    About 2,500 years ago the Mayans had an advanced civilization. They even had an advanced understanding of teeth. While many people today try to whiten their teeth, for the Mayans that was not enough. They would have their dentists use a drill to decorate their teeth. Sometimes parts of the tooth were cut our or shaped to make it look more interesting. However, their most extreme modification was the bejeweling of teeth. Following the Mayans example would be bad for so many reasons, instead have your teeth whitened at our Westchester cosmetic dentistry.

  3. Kiss Who?

    An “old wives’ tale” is a superstition or traditional belief that is unscientific or false. One of those existed in Medieval Germany. They used to say that the only cure for a toothache was to kiss a donkey. What a strange superstition! Toothaches can be linked with a cavity, tooth decay, or gum disease. If you are experiencing a toothache give us a call. We can help to get that pain to go away. Please, don’t kiss a donkey.

  4. Ancient Toothpaste

    The world’s oldest recipe for toothpaste is from Egypt in 400 AD. The formula included mint, salt, grains of pepper and dried iris flowers. While modern toothpaste doesn’t contain grains of pepper and dried iris flowers, other substances like abrasives and surfactants help your teeth sparkle and stay healthy.

  5. Cotton Candy Invention

    Did you know the cotton candy making machine was co-invented by a dentist? Well it’s true and before it was called cotton candy, it went by the name of “fairy floss.” Nothing like a dentist helping to create something that can be so bad for your teeth. Sugar is definitely okay in moderation, especially this time of year. Have fun and eat your favorite treat. Just don’t forget to take care of your teeth along the way or you could regret it.

These facts may or may not be spooky, but it’s amazing to see how far dentistry has come! To get excellent dental care and restorations, give us a call today! Our cosmetic dentists and dental implant surgeons will be happy to help.

Is Activated Charcoal Good For Your Teeth?

If you’ve paid any attention to the wellness industry and social media lately, might have seen ads for activated charcoal. We’re not talking about the charcoal that you throw into your barbecue to grill. Activated charcoal is a black powder made from coconut shells and has powerful detoxifying effects. Since 1834, people have discovered new uses activated charcoal, like preventing drug overdoses. Activated charcoal binds to toxins, so it can be used as an emergency poison treatment.Does activated charcoal work?

Today, the wellness industry is promoting activated charcoal as a natural way to whiten teeth. But does this method of teeth whitening work? Your Westchester cosmetic dentist has researched this and found some pretty interesting results.

What Does “Activated” Mean?

Activated charcoal is a finely milled black powder. The charcoal is processed with high heat, which “activates” it. This will change its internal structure, making it more porous than regular charcoal. More porous means more absorption power.

Since activated charcoal has a porous texture, this adds to its efficiency and it can trap and remove unwanted substances. Activated charcoal can absorb toxins and free radicals both in and outside of your body.

What Does This Mean For My Teeth?

Teeth whitening has become a huge industry over the last decade. People are always finding new ways to whiten teeth. From dental office treatments to DIY home remedies, it is clear that a white smile is a desired trait.

Teeth whitening has become a huge industry over the last decade. People are always finding new ways to whiten teeth. From dental office treatments to DIY home remedies, it is clear that a white smile is a desired trait. While the FDA has approved activated charcoal for many health benefits, the American Dental Association has not currently approved any activated charcoal products for dentistry.

Can I Use Activated Charcoal?

You can use activated charcoal to whiten your teeth, but use it in moderation. Teeth do not regrow or replenish. Once enamel is gone, it’s gone. So using it too much could wear down the enamel and harm your teeth. The whitening ability exists because it is porous, but it can also be too abrasive. So, your Westchester cosmetic dentist recommends you find a charcoal toothpaste that isn’t abrasive, and use it once a week. You should still use a regular toothpaste every day.

As with any at home remedy, use with caution and in moderation. If you have any questions about this or any other dental concerns please give our office a call today. As one of the best dentists in Westchester we can answer any questions you may have and provide a safe guide to your teeth whitening needs.

How to Find the Best Implant Dentist in Westchester

Dental implant technology has advanced a lot over the years. Back when they were first widely used, only the best and brightest of oral surgeons were confident and skilled enough to perform the procedure. Today, the dental technology and materials are much more widely available, that almost any family dental office can offer dental implants.How to find the best implant dentist in Westchester

Should you go to these general dental offices to get a dental implant? We recommend you don’t, and we strongly encourage you to find an implant dentist with the tools and experience to give you a dental implant that will last.

Why Should I Go to a Specialist?

A dental implant goes across two dental types: periodontics and prosthodontics. Periodontics focus on your gum and jaw health, both of which are very important when it comes to dental implants. Our resident periodontists, Dr. Celenza and Dr. Loshak, have many years of experience with dental implants in Westchester, and will ensure its success. This will make it less likely to fail, or experience any other complications with the dental implant process.

The titanium root is only half of a successful dental implant. Once that root is inserted by a periodontist, it’s important to get a crown that is durable and blends in well with your natural teeth. Dr. Brisman is our Westchester periodontist and can make sure your dental implant blends in seamlessly with your smile.

How Do I Find the Best Implant Dentist in Westchester?

The best way to find the best implant dentist for you is to ask a lot of questions. When you find a dental office in your area, it’s important to meet with the dentist for a consultation. Here are a couple questions that can help determine if they are qualified to be your implant dentist:

  • Where did you go to school and how much training did you receive?
  • Can you explain the steps of the treatment and what happens if I have any complications?
  • Is your office technology up to date?

When you enter the dental office, you should expect a clean, friendly environment that will put you at ease. Your implant dentist should be able to answer all your questions about the process and be honest whether you are a candidate. At our Westchester cosmetic dentistry, our dentists will make sure that you are a great candidate for dental implants; if you aren’t yet, we have other procedures that you can do to get you there.

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Ready to replace your missing teeth? Give Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale a call! Our Westchester implant dentists are qualified, experienced, and will make sure you love your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t Just a Luxury

With the latest dental fads and Hollywood smiles, cosmetic dentistry is at an all-time high. People from all walks of life are seeking out professional teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign to improve the look of their smile. But, cosmetic dentistry isn’t only about the looks. It may help your smile look better and improve your confidence, but your cosmetic dentist in Westchester believes that it is more than a luxury.cosmetic dentistry in Westchester  is more than just a luxury

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do For Me?

Aside from improving the aesthetics of your smile, cosmetic dentistry has many more benefits for your dental health and daily life. Here are 5 ways that getting cosmetic procedures can help you:

  1. Better Dental Health

    Whitening, straightening, or replacing teeth do more than just improve your smile. An even smile is easier to floss and brush properly, and plaque is easier to spot and remove on a clean, white smile. Plus, after you invest time and money in cosmetic dentistry, you are more likely to maintain the results!

  2. Headache Relief

    If you have misaligned or crooked teeth, you may also suffer from migraines or TMJ. Having a crooked bite can make it harder to chew or close your mouth properly, and stress out your jaw muscles. But, if you get veneers or Invisalign in Westchester, you can relieve the pain and discomfort by correcting your bite.

  3. Better Self-Esteem

    First impressions are crucial, and having a great smile can help your daily interactions go better. Fixing a gap in your teeth or a yellowed smile will help improve your self-image, which can also lead to more success in your personal and professional life.

  4. Make You Look Younger

    Just like wrinkles, yellowed or missing teeth can age your face. But, if you have beautiful, white teeth or invest in dental implants, your face looks younger and healthier. Who knew that the secret to eternal youth was a beautiful smile?

  5. Strengthens Your Teeth

    Cosmetic dentistry, if performed by your Westchester dentist, will also improve your dental health. Dr. Brisman and his team will only perform cosmetic dentistry if your dental health is in good shape, and will also help you get there. From gum disease treatment to general dental care, we can help get your teeth in top shape.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

Cosmetic dentistry in Westchester is much more than a luxury. Improving the look of your smile is an investment in your future dental health. Schedule an appointment with us today to see what procedures will help you get your beautiful smile.