Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth–even yours–no matter how meticulous you try to be. For example, if you have deep grooves in your teeth, or a receding gum line, schedule a dental checkup immediately.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Whitestone, Flushing, Whitestone, and College Point folks. We encourage anyone who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.

Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Flushing cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about cosmetic dentistry, resotrative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, general dentistry and any number of other dental services.

Fady Salha has been serving the Flushing area since 1990. Call 718-939-0862 to schedule a consultation.

 

 

Contact Parsons Smile Center: 718-939-0862

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

26-15 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, New York
11354

 


Dental Questions? Parsons Smile Center Has Answers

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My name is Dr. Fady Salha, and I know that many of my Flushing, New York dental patients have concerns and questions about their oral care. That’s why I include hot-button dental issues in my blog such as:

Smile Makeovers
Sealants
Invisible Braces
Toothbrush Care
ADA Seal Products
Tooth Protection
Gum Contouring
Dental Implants

I hope that this information will help you make informed decisions about your oral care and any cosmetic dentistry procedures you may be considering. If you are in the Whitestone or College Point area and are in need of a professional, family-friendly dental office, call my practice, Parsons Smile Center, at 718-939-0862. Our top services include:

cosmetic dentistry
restorative dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
general dentistry

Call today!

 

 

Contact Parsons Smile Center: 718-939-0862

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

26-15 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, New York
11354

 


Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Parsons Smile Center

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Parsons Smile CenterHello Whitestone dental blog visitors, welcome to the Parsons Smile Center blog. I am Dr. Fady Salha of Parsons Smile Center in Flushing.

A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Flushing dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients at Parsons Smile Center and would love to serve you. At Parsons Smile Center, we offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and general dentistry.

 

Contact Parsons Smile Center:

718-939-0862

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

26-15 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, New York
11354

 


Flushing Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

Top Flushing Family Dentists Attention dental patients: brushing twice daily may help decrease your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study evaluated oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.

I quote from the Science Daily article:

“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”

“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”

The Scottish survey is one of many that certifies the link between oral health and overall health. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.

It doesn’t matter if you are a lean distance runner with a pulse of fifteen beats a minute and a blood pressure of 100 over 60. It doesn’t matter if you are a vegan who has eaten a nutritionally balanced, low-fat diet for the past five years. If you have inflamed gums and tooth decay, you are at risk for harmful issues in other areas of the body.

The phone number for Parsons Smile Center is 718-939-0862. If you have concerns about your oral health, I invite you to schedule an examination today.

Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a smile transformation. Porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, and orthodontia are all available to solve any cosmetic troubles you wish to have fixed.

If you have a small child who has not yet visited a dentist, it is critical to schedule an exam today. My professional team and I will help keep your child’s smile beautiful for life.

To read the entire Science Daily article, see http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100527204227.htm

Or call us at 718-939-0862 for more specifics.

 

Contact Parsons Smile Center:

718-939-0862

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

26-15 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, New York
11354