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June 13, 2015
7 yearsago

Greenwich CT Invisalign Advantages

As a top provider of Greenwich CT Invisalign, Dr. Fu believes whole-heartedly in the power of this relatively new orthodontic tool in delivering amazing results for our patients. These clear, medically approved hardened plastic retainers move the teeth slightly, week by week, but have been moving the world of orthodontics quite quickly since their invention. Today we will be reviewing some of the ways that clear braces, such as Invisalign, have advantages over the traditional metal braces we have all known and seen for years.

The first advantage of the Invisalign system over traditional braces is the reason most patients prefer these retainers in the first place: their appearance. The mouth full of metal and bands look can be a thing of the past thanks to Invisalign, where most people, besides your doctor and yourself, may not even be able to tell you are receiving treatment. You wear the clear retainers most of the day, except while eating or drinking, so do not suffer from embarrassing mishaps such as food being stuck in the brackets either.

In relation to the makeup of the devices can also come issues of safety. In the structure of traditional metal braces, you have brackets and wires, which especially at first placement, can cause the tongue to wander and potential abrasions to result. With Invisalign systems, there is no extra pieces of material or overhang, nor room for harm caused by them. Your retainer is specifically molded to your teeth and fits you perfectly, without discomfort. In the event you need to remove your retainer for any reason- you can at any point. This flexibility is also a big benefit over braces, where only a trained professional can remove your device after treatment is complete.

Lastly, time of treatment with Invisalign is much shorter than regular braces. Where the later may take from 2 to 4 years to straighten your teeth, the former can only take a year or 2 to be effective.

For more information on orthodontic services from the top provider of Greenwich CT Invisalign, please call our office today at (914) 939-2132.

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June 13, 2015
7 yearsago

To Protect Your White Smile, Your Dentist Greenwich CT Location is Here to Help

There are well-known items to avoid your teeth from becoming stained. Coffee and smoking are two of the most popular, but there are other harmful substances that can damage the surface of your teeth and make them become that unattractive yellow color that patients do their best to steer clear of. Here are some foods and drinks that your dentist Greenwich CT location wants you to think twice about before using.

Tea

People believe that just because they avoid drinking coffee and switch to tea means that they’re off the hook, but that’s not the case. Tea is still a dark liquid, much like coffee. Many different kinds of tea have tannin in them, which is also in wine, and it is notorious for damaging the surface of your teeth. If you’re unable to avoid tea altogether, then try drinking more water in your daily regimen, while also brushing your teeth when you’re finished.

Berries

Since it’s summer and nothing feels better than a handle of fresh berries, it’s easy to pop these in your mouth for a quick snack or add them to a meal. But berries have the ability to damage your enamel, as well, since they have a large amount of color pigments within them. You’ve seen how easy they can stain clothes and other surfaces—why would your teeth be any different?

Cough Drops

Even though these are beneficial for your throat doesn’t mean you should substitute it if you have a sweet tooth. Cough drops do the same damage to your teeth that other candies do because you’re sucking out the flavors, which are sticking to your mouth and teeth. Also, make sure you don’t bite down on these! They can cause chips or cracks on your teeth, maybe without your knowledge, which can cause serious damage down the road!

If you’re wondering what other foods and drinks could be doing more damage to your mouth than you previously knew, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist Greenwich CT location at this number (914) 939-2132 to schedule an appointment today!

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June 13, 2015
7 yearsago

Get the Right White Smile from Your Cosmetic Dentist Westchester NY Location

Though people wish for whiter teeth, they believe that making an appointment is inconvenient. That’s why over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are now available—people can wear the strips on the go. Unfortunately, these kits don’t always provide what they may promise, leaving people with unsatisfied whitening and a hole in their pocket. This is why you should visit Dr. Fu at your Cosmetic Dentist Westchester NY location so he can get it done the right way!

Cosmetic dentistry like teeth whitening is relatively new, but when it was first introduced by dentists, it was made to only be performed by dentists. Some of these kits that patients can buy in the store or online aren’t always safe. They can have harmful ingredients that can damage the gums and tooth enamel. Patients don’t know the proper products for these whitening kits. If patients do choose to invest in these at home kits, dentists want them to do their research and ask questions.

Another fact to know about DIY teeth whitening is that they are certainly not cheap. They give you a certain amount of strips that have to be used day and night, and if you want to continue to keep your teeth white, you must continue buying new kits. These kits can be up to $60, but patients can invest much more into this process. Even though these are pricey, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll work better than the generic brand ones. The point of these over-the-counter kits is to be expensive, but not enough that you would choose to go to a cosmetic dentist instead of grabbing these while you’re already at the store at your convenience.

Dr. Fu is able to professionally whiten your teeth with the correct products and provide you with a smile that fits your looks and personality. If you have any other questions or concerns about teeth whitening, call this number (914) 939-2132 to contact your Cosmetic Dentist Westchester NY location.

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June 13, 2015
7 yearsago

Dentist Greenwich CT says Leave it to the Professionals

With the popularity and growth of a technology can come certain individuals who use these tools for a less “admirable” means than others. What we are referring to specifically is online DIY (do-it-yourself) videos, growing every day in popularity and helping millions worldwide, but also capable of spreading some dangerous sights and ideas. Your dentist in Greenwich CT has heard, and seen some videos online that deal with DIY dental care, and wishes today to discuss the adverse effects some of these practices can have.

A majority of these videos online deal with users putting their tooth that fell out back in with glue, repairing a chipped tooth with some substance or even using rubber bands as a form of braces. Some even get so brazen as to try and fix their dental appliances (dentures, bridges) by themselves as well. The long story short is that many of these “fixes,” while they may work in the short-term, can ultimately cause more damage in the long run.

As a result, DIY orthodontics users have had teeth fall out, revert to their previous state or get worse…and using glues or non-medically approved adherents has led to poisoning, extractions, and more negative outcomes as well.

To put this issue into perspective a bit more, just think quickly about the following:

Dental professionals, including your dentist in Greenwich CT, go to an extra four years of school past their college education, and even more to become a specialist in an area. This means that not only do most dentists you see in your lifetime have some 8-10 years of post-high school education in a specific area, but they also utilize techniques that are approved and practiced across the world, and have been for (in some cases) hundreds of years.

And although it is assumed most patients will turn to these DIY trends because of financial or dental fear reasons, our office has ways to help you overcome both. Trust in your dentist to give you the best in dental care, not some YouTube user with an account name like “HuggiePanda6”.

To schedule an appointment with your dentist in Greenwich CT, please call our office today at (914) 939-2132.

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