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Why We Recommend Regular X-Rays

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As we become increasingly aware of the effects our environment has on us, the need for routine dental x-rays has come into question by many patients. If your teeth don't hurt, why expose yourself to unnecessary radiation?

The fact is that routine dental x-rays are an integral part of your oral health history. Even the most comprehensive visual exam can't tell your dentist everything they need to know to provide the treatment you need. That's because a lot of what goes wrong with your teeth starts on the inside, which is impossible to see without an x-ray.

Frequency of Dental X-Rays

How often your x-rays are taken is for your dentist to ...

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Have a Dental Implant? 3 Reasons to Talk to Us about Your Smoking

Dental pain | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

If you have selected dental implants to replace lost teeth, you’ve made an excellent choice! Patients and dentists both prefer implants for tooth replacement because they are a healthy, permanent alternative to a dental bridge or dentures.

A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that’s placed in your jaw and allowed to heal. As you heal, the implant integrates with surrounding bone and tissue. Once the process is complete, an implant restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture will be placed on top of the implant to restore function and appearance.

Since the implant integrates with your jaw bone, its long-term success depends heavily ...

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Are Your Teeth Causing Your Career to Stagnate?

Man with Tooth Pain | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glentown, NY

If you’re a millennial, you may find yourself up against a highly competitive job market and need to find ways to set yourself apart from everyone else searching for the same position. In some cases, this requires obtaining further education or learning a new skill to make yourself more attractive to prospective employers.

Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

One particular area that’s difficult for millennials is confidence in the appearance of their smile. A survey conducted by the American Dental Association found that a third of Americans aged 18 to 34 are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth; 28 percent feel the appearance of their teeth is holding back their career.

A ...

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5 Cosmetic Dental Problems We Can Solve with Porcelain Veneers

Woman Getting Veneers | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Many people think about porcelain veneers and envision costly dental treatment available only to a lucky few. But times have changed! Technology and materials have now advanced to the point where veneers are a sensible option for many people who would like to do something about cosmetic dental flaws. 

How Porcelain Veneers Work

Porcelain veneers, also referred to as dental veneers, are designed to cover imperfections that affect the overall appearance of the smile. Veneers are made of high-quality ceramic that is customized just for your smile by using impressions of your teeth.

These ultra-thin shells of porcelain are bonded to the front surface of your teeth and can be shaped and designed ...

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3 Tips for Everyone Who Smokes and Wants a Dental Implant

Dental Implant | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Losing a tooth can be a devastating, but what’s worse is the cascade of problems that result from it. There's a noticeable gap between your teeth that prevents you from smiling confidently, eating all your favorite foods can be difficult or even painful, and even the contours of your face are affected, making you appear older than you are.

Obviously, we need to address tooth loss as quickly as possible to eliminate these challenges and restore your oral health, and one of the most popular and effective options is dental implants.

How Dental Implants Work

There are numerous options available to solve the esthetic problem, but implants are the only solution that mimics ...

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Kids Aren't Immune from Dental Anxiety. We Can Help

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If you are an adult who is saddled with dental anxiety because of a stressful experience as a child, you know the impact it has on your life. You may skip routine appointments and your oral health inevitably suffers.

Tips for a Positive Experience

At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we believe every child deserves a life free of dental anxiety. We create positive experiences for children every day, and we have a few insights about what you can do as a parent to support our efforts.

  • Ask Us about “Happy Visits”:These low-key visits are meant to gradually introduce your child to the dental experience. Kids react to stress in unfamiliar circumstances just as ...

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