Sometimes something as simple and straightforward as professional teeth whitening treatment is enough to dramatically improve and makeover your smile. But in addition to common cosmetic dental problems like stained, chipped, or crooked teeth, an alarming number of Americans are living with tooth decay and tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), as many as 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, and more than 35 million are missing all of their teeth. When it comes to cavities and tooth decay, over 90% of American adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had at least one cavity (perhaps a little surprisingly, the number jumps to 96% for people over age 65). To help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, the dentists at ParkLin Dental, PC, in Katonah, NY, recommend going to the dentist every six months to year for a check up and professional dental cleaning.
Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Katonah, NY
There have been a number of advancements and improvements in dental technology and procedures in the last few decades, and there are no issues too large or small for your dentist. The most common treatments include:
Professional Teeth Whitening
Over the counter products can help a little, but in order to get noticeable and lasting results, getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is the best way to eliminate the stains and discolorations that can ruin your smile.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years, and have been modernized to offer a number of options for people suffering from full or partial tooth loss (at any age).
Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to their reputation, root canals are not a painful or traumatic procedure. In fact, they are very similar to getting a dental filling, and actually help to relieve tooth pain and decay by removing damaged nerve tissue inside the tooth. Root canal therapy can actually save a tooth from permanent nerve damage and extractions.
Dental implants are a good option for healthy adults missing one, several, or all of their natural tooth. The implant is made of a titanium biocompatible screw that fuses with the bone tissue in the gums to replace the root, which is then attached to a cosmetic dental crown or set of dentures (also known as implant overdentures).
Find a Dentist in Katonah, NY
Many people let fear of the dentist get in the way of their oral health and the cosmetic appearance of their teeth, but putting off preventive and restorative dental care can be more traumatic and expensive in the long run. Take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile today by calling (914) 232-8182 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin.