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Dental Effects of Missing a Tooth Mar 21st, 2019

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...

Oral Hygiene Basics Brooklyn Heights NY Mar 13th, 2019

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...

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Brooklyn Heights, NY Feb 25th, 2019

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...

Receding Gums Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Feb 15th, 2019

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...

Preventive Dentistry Feb 6th, 2019

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...

Dealing with Dental Anxiety Feb 2nd, 2019

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...

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You Jan 22nd, 2019

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...

Invisalign 101: Beginner’s Guide Jan 15th, 2019

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...

Dental Health and Root Canals Treatment Jan 4th, 2019

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...

Oral Hygiene Basics Brooklyn Heights NY Dec 13th, 2018

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...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Dental Implants Nov 15th, 2018

DENTAL IMPLANTS – BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, dental implants can restore your mouth to a natural, healthy state. A dental implant mimics the tooth-root structure to maximize your ability to eat, chew, and speak with full confidence. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, the...