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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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Happy Holidays and Office Update!

Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

2017 has been a great year for us and we hope it was awesome for you too!  We have finally grown into our space fully and will be installing the last 2 rooms out of 7 total rooms next week.  2018 will be an exciting year because we are finally ready for Dr. Fei (Dr. Henry's wife) to join us in January!  She will start part-time and transition into full-time soon.  We will also be adding 2 more staff members to support the expansion.  All these efforts are made to accommodate more patients joining our dental family ...

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Oral Cancer Spreads in Men: An Important Reason to Keep Up with Your Screenings

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It’s understandable that people avoid talking about cancer. But knowledge is power, and we want our patients to understand as with many forms of cancer, early detection and treatment are critical for a positive long-term prognosis. Oral cancer is one of the more aggressive types of cancer, but routine screenings during oral exams can dramatically improve survival rates. 

 

Increased Risk for Men

 

Unfortunately, there has recently been a dramatic increase in HPV-related oral cancer, particularly among men. HPV is short for human papillomavirus and is the primary cause of oral cancers. It is estimated that 11 million men and 3 million women were actively infected with oral HPV between 2011 and 2014. ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving | Glenmont dentist | Bethlehem Town Family Dental

We would like to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving long weekend. For us, we are truly thankful to our wonderful patients for the trust you place in us! We will continue to work hard and make dental visits simpler for you.

The office will be closed on 11/23/17 - 11/26/17, we will return on 11/27/17 at 10am. Emergency line will be checked routinely throughout the long weekend.

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Saving Your Tooth in Three Steps: Dental Crowns

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Your teeth are durable and designed to withstand a good deal of wear and tear. But they are not indestructible, and years of use, decay, neglect, and grinding habits can all lead to damage that is too severe to be resolved with a simple dental filling.

In this case, your dentist will recommend a porcelain dental crown to save the tooth by strengthening and protecting it from further damage. Single crowns are the most common restorative dental procedure, so you could say we have the process down to an efficient science!

Step One: Preparing Your Tooth

The first step in the process is to prepare your natural tooth to receive the crown. ...

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Why Cosmetic Dentistry Continues to Gain Popularity

Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Not too long ago, cosmetic dentistry was considered a luxury accessible only to movie stars, models, and celebrities. However, advances and improvements in materials and techniques make cosmetic dental treatments more affordable and attainable than ever before.

Improvements in Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Since materials have improved, we have many opportunities to address the aesthetics of your smile. Dental crowns can now be made of porcelain or ceramic because both materials mimic the appearance of natural enamel. Crowns are no longer simply restorations for damaged teeth; they can also be used to change the aesthetics of a tooth completely.

Tooth-colored fillings are another valuable addition to the array of cosmetic dental treatments. The ...

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