Dental Effects of Missing a Tooth

For children, the loss of a baby tooth signifies a rite of passage, rewarded handsomely by the Tooth Fairy in the form of some coins tucked underneath a pillow. For adults, the loss of a tooth doesn’t quite hold the same charm. As a matter of fact it can be a serious dental health concern. Tooth loss is often caused …

Oral Hygiene Basics Brooklyn Heights NY

At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights , we help patients throughout Brooklyn Heights to stay in excellent oral health. With a focus on preventative care, we take the time to get to know each of our patients, creating a plan for lifelong oral health. With only one set of permanent adult teeth, it is important to care for them and …

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Brooklyn Heights, NY

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Brooklyn Heights, NY Wisdom Tooth Extraction – The Facts Did you know the average mouth can only accommodate 28 teeth? By age 18, most people will develop an additional four molars, known as wisdom teeth. The reason why they come in so much later than your other adult teeth remains a mystery, but unfortunately, by the time …

Receding Gums Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth’s root. When gum recession occurs, “pockets,” or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue …

Preventive Dentistry

What Is Preventive Dentistry? Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular …

Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. According to Stats Canada, around 40 percent of the population has a strong fear of the dentist. While very few people look forward to taking a seat in the dentist’s chair, some have a fear so paralyzing that it prevents them from getting the dental care they need. Without …

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You

Many people fear dental procedures. They worry about the pain they might feel as well as their vulnerability and potential discomfort. Sedation dentistry can definitely help patients feel more relaxed during dental work, but is it the right choice for you? If the thought of seeing your dentist gives you chills every six months, an anesthetic may be the solution. Sedation …

Invisalign 101: Beginner’s Guide

What Is Orthodontics? What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist? In spite of some pretty fantastic advances in orthodontics in recent years, many patients still react to the news that they need braces with dismay. Unfortunately, traditional metal braces have a reputation for being bulky, awkward, and obvious that’s been hard to shake. Although they are more comfortable and …

Dental Health and Root Canals Treatment

What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. …

Oral Hygiene Basics Brooklyn Heights, NY

At Brooklyn Heights CreativeDentistry, we help patients throughout Brooklyn Heights, NY to stay in excellent oral health. With a focus on preventative care, Dr. Matthew L. Bellafiore, DDS takes the time to get to know each of our patients, creating a plan for lifelong oral health. With only one set of permanent adult teeth, it is important to care for …