Monday, 30 December 2013

Grinding Teeth



What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage?
Another cause of tooth enamel damage is bruxism -- or teeth-grinding. Over time, the constant clenching and friction can wear down or fracture the enamel. In this slide, teeth grinding has ground down the upper and lower front teeth.

Bruxism is often worst when you sleep -- that's when you can't control it. Reducing stress may help. Some people wear a special mouth guard to bed.
 
Above article from: WebMD.com/oral-health

 
Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Friday, 27 December 2013

Teeth Whitening Dentist

Dental Crowns Dentist Montclair VA
Revealing Your Whitest Smile

Beautiful white teeth are healthy looking and give you a dazzling smile. It is easier to brighten your teeth than you may think. Dr. Kassan uses a professional bleaching process with custom whitening trays made in our own lab. You will finish the procedure at home with the instructions and products we provide. It is safe and effective and produces amazing results in just 1 - 14 days.



Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth: Opening Stuff With Your Teeth


Opening bottle caps or plastic packaging with your teeth may be convenient, but this is one habit that makes dentists cringe. Using your teeth as tools can cause them to crack or chip. Instead, keep scissors and bottle openers handy. Bottom line, your teeth should only be used for eating.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health


Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Habits That Wreck Your Teeth: Bedtime Bottles


It’s never too early to protect teeth. Giving a baby a bedtime bottle of juice, milk, or formula, can put new teeth on a path to decay. The baby may become used to falling asleep with the bottle in his or her mouth, bathing the teeth in sugars overnight. It's best to keep bottles out of the crib.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health



Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

White Dental Fillings

The Metal Is Gone
White Dental Fillings - Tooth Colored FillingsMany patients are familiar with the silver-mercury amalgam filling, which has been the standard restoration material for years. It does not bond well to teeth, so eventually bacteria will set in and decay can grow under the filling. Patients do not like the appearance of this dark filling that contrasts with the natural shade of their teeth. Today, we use only composite resin fillings that bond tightly to teeth and can be matched to the shade of your real tooth to give you a long-lasting, natural-looking restoration. 


Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Friday, 13 December 2013

Habits that Wreck Your Teeth: Cough Drops



Just because cough drops are sold in the medicine aisle doesn't mean they’re healthy. Most are loaded with sugar. So after soothing your throat with a lozenge, be sure to brush well. Whether the sugar comes from a cough drop or a hard candy, it reacts with the sticky plaque that coats your teeth. Then bacteria in the plaque convert the sugar into an acid that eats away at tooth enamel. Hello, cavities.

Above article from: webmd.com/oral-health

Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Gum Health

Earning Trust – One Patient at a TimeGum Disease Treatment Dentist Montclair VA
Gum disease, not decay, is the main reason for tooth loss. Often, it goes unnoticed until it is at the point of losing your teeth. The symptoms are gums that bleed when brushing or flossing and loose teeth. It is possible to reverse gum infections without surgery, if the infection is taken care of before it reaches an advanced stage.

Gum Disease Linked to Serious Health Concerns
Periodontal disease is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Medical research has confirmed that infected gums contribute to life-threatening health problems of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. What is even more astounding is the estimation by the American Dental Association that 8 out of 10 adults have gum disease. Most dentists consider this to be at an epidemic level. Now that research has confirmed that the bacteria from infected gums travels throughout the bloodstream to vital organs, it is more serious than losing your teeth.

The American Academy of Periodontology reports: “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.”


Periodontal Disease Treatment Montclair VAGood News in Treating Gum Disease
If periodontal disease is in the advanced stages, treatment will be surgery. It is mostly successful in halting the problem, and most dental insurance plans cover this procedure. But with milder cases of gum infections, today we can offer our patients nonsurgical treatments. Together with good dental hygiene, they can stop the spread of the infection and return the gums to a healthy state. Most of the nonsurgical methods are also covered by dental insurance plans.

What’s So Bad about Missing a Tooth?
Teeth can be lost because of accident or injury, but the most frequent reason for missing teeth is gum disease. It is important to realize that missing even one tooth can be the start of other teeth moving. This is not good as it can affect proper chewing and the absorption of nutrients from food. It can become too difficult to chew more natural foods, so softer, processed foods may be favored, which can lead to weight gain. Missing teeth will eventually affect your facial appearance with a sunken look, which makes you look older than your years. We recommend implants to replace one or many teeth. They are very natural looking and functional and even a dentist can have a hard time telling the difference.


Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com
 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Our Care for Our Seniors

Dentistry for Seniors Montclair VAAs we get older, our needs change to maintain healthy teeth. Consuming caffeine drinks over the years results in stained teeth; a build-up of plaque may be present; taking medications may reduce the flow of saliva through the mouth; fillings may need to be replaced. Having regular check-ups will let us take care of these problems in the early stages using modern techniques. Gum disease is often a major problem with seniors and can lead to serious health conditions. If your gums have inflammation or start to bleed, or teeth become loose, it is very important that you contact us immediately. 

Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sedation Dentistry

Comfortable Dental Care with Sedation DentistryDental Sedation Dentist Montclair VA
Many patients exhibit some level of anxiety about having dental treatment. If this includes you, rest assured that you are by no means alone. The anxiety you may feel can be alleviated with a simple regimen of taking a sedative given to you for the appointment. This is done in coordination with someone providing transportation to and from your dental appointments. This regimen is used for patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety or for longer appointments. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be administered for shorter appointments and do not require anyone to transport you to and from the office if you only experience mild to moderate anxiety symptoms.

Please make sure to inform us of any concerns you have. This will allow us to help you with a plan that will fit your needs.


Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Dental Implants

Replacements for Missing TeethDental Implants for Missing Teeth - Montclair VA Dentist
We offer dental implants that provide natural-looking and functioning replacements for missing teeth. They emerge from the gums, which gives them the appearance of real teeth. They function well to allow chewing a variety of foods and to give you a beautiful, solid smile.

Implants can replace any number of teeth. People with no teeth can benefit by replacing their dentures with implants so they will no longer have to be worried or embarrassed about slippage when they talk or eat. They are permanently placed in the mouth and do not have to be removed at night. Our office handles the entire process, so there is no need for a referral to another professional.



Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com

Cosmetic Dentistry

Remake Your SmileSmile Makeover Dentist Montclair VA
We want you to feel and look your best. Having a beautiful smile will help you achieve both. We have preventive care to keep your mouth healthy and techniques that can correct crooked, misshapen, missing, or discolored teeth. Please ask us about veneers, crowns, whitening, and bonding to get started on your new smile.

A New Smile in as Few as Two Visits!
We are pleased to offer our patients porcelain veneers to correct problems of gaps, severe stains, or unusually shaped teeth. These veneers are thin coverings that are placed over your own tooth and then permanently bonded. They are very durable and look natural, and they will make you want to smile!


Gregg L. Kassan, DDS
Family General Dentist
5077 Waterway Drive
Montclair, VA, 22025
Phone: (703) 897-0463
Website: www.MontclairCosmeticDentist.com