We know you’ve heard it before, but it’s true—oral hygiene is the foundation for oral health. If your goal is to avoid major oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer (which it should be!), the best place to start is a solid oral hygiene routine. Make it a non-negotiable! First thing in the morning, and right before bed. You can do it!
Contact your Brooklyn dentists, Drs. Lee, Yoon, or Lorenzo at Park Slope Dental Arts today to check finding a new dentist off your to-do list!
Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and that it’s directly linked to other serious systemic diseases including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, and many more. Did you know that MOST American adults have some level of gum disease already? Gum disease is serious business, and we’re serious about helping you prevent it, or treat it.
The LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol is a patented gum disease treatment that requires no cutting or sutures. A less painful and more comfortable experience is typically reported during and after the procedure, in comparison with traditional periodontal surgery. Discover why thousands of people are opting for the LANAP Protocol, nonsurgical gum loss procedure.
LAPIP (Laser-Assisted Peri-Implantitis Protocol) is a minimally-invasive approach that can help protect your implant investment. The LAPIP protocol utilizes the PerioLase®️ MVP-7TM dental laser to remove diseased gum tissue while preserving the healthy gum tissue. Discover how patients are saving their failing implants by eliminating gum infection and closing the periodontal pocket wound to allow healing while minimizing pain and discomfort.
A) Periodontal probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
B) PerioLase®️MVP-7™️ laser energy selectively vaporizes bacteria, endotoxins, and diseased tissues; and removes titanium corrosion contaminants in soft tissue around implant.
C) Ultrasonic scaler tips remove debris from implant.
D) Bone is modified to release stem cells.
E) PerioLase MVP-7 finishes cleaning pocket, stimulates natural growth factors, and aids in sealing pocket closed so new germs cannot enter.
F) Healing of gums to clean surface occurs.
G) Bite Trauma is adjusted.
H) Regeneration of bone around implant.
Contact your Brooklyn dentists at Park Slope Dental Arts today to schedule an exam! The sooner you come see us, the easier it will be to treat.
Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because it is typically not detected until later stages. And while tobacco and alcohol consumption are still some of the leading risk factors, it’s actually HPV that now outweighs those two combined. It’s estimated that 80% of sexually active adults will contract HPV at some point in their lives, so regular oral cancer screenings are more important than ever.
Most people clench and grind their teeth, at least periodically during times of stress. Others, however, do it chronically (bruxism), causing a domino effect of pain, tension, worn, and even cracked teeth. It can happen during the day, but we are more likely to actively stop when we’re awake. During sleep is another story. Gnashing your teeth together night after night can cause serious damage.
Yes, we’re talking about your natural smile! Don’t take it for granted, some day it may be too late to appreciate it. Get in touch with us and we can fit you for a custom nightguard today!
We know having a tooth extracted isn’t an ideal situation, and we promise to do everything we can to save your natural teeth. However, sometimes things happen and an extraction may be in your mouth’s best interest. Thankfully, there’s no need to find an oral surgeon, we can provide routine extractions and wisdom tooth removal from the comfort of your dental home.
Contact your Brooklyn dentists today to schedule a consultation. We’ll make sure your experience is comfortable and your recovery is quick.