By Thiells Dentistry
May 10, 2018
Category: Oral Health

How healthy is your child’s smile? The only way to know for sure is to bring him or her in to see a dentist for a dental checkup and care. pediatric dentistryKids have special needs when it comes to their teeth, which are still forming and more susceptible to dental diseases. With Dr. Michael Bleyzer in Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY, you can feel assured that your child’s dental health is in gentle, capable hands.

Dentistry for Children
When you bring your young child to see the dentist, you want her or him to feel very comfortable and relaxed. First impressions really matter—early dental visits could affect how your child feels about the dentist for many years. You also want to feel confident that they will get the full extent of care, including preventive, restorative, and orthodontic treatments. The atmosphere at Dr. Bleyzer’s office is welcoming and assuring. At the first visit, you’ll provide him with a full medical history and discuss your child’s unique dental needs.

Your Child’s Dental Needs
One of the most common dental issues that dentists treat in children is cavities (also called caries). They are small holes in the teeth (usually the molars) that contain decayed matter. If the decay grows and is allowed to reach the inner parts of the tooth, that puts the child at a risk of tooth loss and a painful infection. If at the first checkup there are multiple cavities, your Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point dentist may recommend that your child have a sealant treatment for cavity prevention in the future. Fluoride, a mineral that solidifies tooth enamel, can also be beneficial. Older children, including preteens and teens, may need orthodontic care to improve the positioning of their bite and their teeth in general.

A Team Effort
Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is a team effort that includes you and your pediatric dentist. After you see your dentist for a checkup, be sure to reinforce the need for regular dental maintenance with your child at home. Also, be an example for your child by taking care of your own teeth and seeing the dentist promptly for necessary treatments.

Time for a Visit?
If your child hasn’t seen a dentist in a while, now is the time to come in for treatment. Dr. Blezyer is committed to giving you and your young one a pleasant and stress-free experience. Call 845-429-8060 today for an appointment at his office in the Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY, area.

By Thiells Dentistry
May 02, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

It may not always seem convenient to care for your teeth and gums, but it's always beneficial when you consider the long-term effects. It dental visitsextends the life of your teeth, prevents gum disease, and keeps your smile looking bright and healthy. Many cases of dental and gum disease are directly caused by poor dental hygiene and lack of regular dental visits. See why you should schedule six-month checkups with Dr. Michael Bleyzer serving Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY.

What the ADA Recommends
The American Dental Association has published guidelines for how to care for your teeth and gums for many years. The suggestions seem simple enough, but unfortunately, many people do not follow them as closely as they should. One recommendation is that you see your dentist every six months for a check-up and dental consultation, which may include a cleaning and X-rays. Higher risk patients should consult their dentist on how often they should come in for checkups.

Why Every Six Months?
A lot can happen to your smile in the course of a few months, which is why it's best to see your dentist every six months. It doesn't take long for the film around your teeth to turn into plaque and then harden into tartar or calculus. A person who has had a serious dental problem in the past should come to Dr. Bleyzer's Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point family dentistry practice even more frequently—about every three months.

What Happens at Your Six Month Checkup? 
If you’ve been taking good care of your teeth, brushing and flossing regularly, your six-month check-up will likely be easy and fast. Your dentist will thoroughly clean areas of concern and suggest possible treatments to improve your smile, like orthodontic or cosmetic solutions. If you're due for one, a dental X-ray will be taken so that your dentist can get a better view of your teeth and bone tissue.

Maintaining a Happy Smile
A smile that's well-cared-for is a smile that will continue to be beautiful and strong for many years to come. Schedule a six-month checkup with Dr. Bleyzer at his family dentistry practice in the Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY, area. Call (845) 429-8060 today for an appointment.

By Thiells Dentistry
March 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

If you are self-conscious about missing teeth, there’s a solution that may be right for you: dental implants. Dental implants are root-like dental implantsstructures made of titanium. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Michael Bleyzer in Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY offers state-of-the-art dental implants to his patients. Read on to find out how dental implants can improve your smile.

1. Beautify Your Smile

The absence of teeth can ruin a gorgeous smile. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself. Dental implants look like your original teeth.

2. Improve Chewing Ability

The absence of teeth can affect your ability to chew food. Dental implants help restore the ability to chew food. Due to the extreme stability of the dental implants, the new teeth are firm and make eating as comfortable as your natural teeth. With implants, you will be able to eat the foods you would avoid in the past. 

3. Improve Your Speech

The absence of teeth can also affect your ability to speak. Missing teeth can cause you to slur or mumble your words. Dental implants can improve the clarity of your speech, allowing you to feel more confident in front of crowds or when talking with friends.

4. Prevent Jawbone Loss

When you are missing a tooth, the healthy bone no longer receives the necessary stimulation and begins to break down. This may lead to loss of facial contours, which will affect your appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that slows down bone loss and stimulates bone growth. 

5. Prevent Teeth Shifting

When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth begin to shift at an accelerated rate. When teeth shift out of alignment after tooth loss, a bite problem usually develops. Dental implants will fill in your smile's gaps and prevent teeth shifting. You can replace your lost tooth before tooth shifting occurs.

If you want a beautiful smile, this is your chance! Say yes to dental implants! Call our dental office serving Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY at 845-429-8060 right now to schedule a dental consultation. Dental implants will do you and your smile a world of good.

By Thiells Dentistry
March 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

If you've suffered substantial or complete tooth loss, dentures from Dr. Michael Bleyzer in Pomona, Rockland County, and Stony Point, NY denturesare a good option for regaining natural appearance and oral function. While natural teeth remain the healthiest and best looking way to bite, chew, speak and smile, tooth loss happens due to injury, decay, abscess, gum disease and even cancer treatment. Don't despair. You can have a great smile again. Learn the details on this tried and true tooth replacement choice.

Types of dentures in Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY

Dentures replace several or even an entire arch of teeth. Made from quality and lifelike materials, dentures avoid the compromised chewing and speaking and prematurely aged appearance which comes with tooth loss.

After a complete oral examination with Dr. Bleyzer (including X-rays and other kinds of imaging as needed), the dentist crafts a complete care plan, including what type of dentures would serve the patient's needs best. Oral impressions help the dental lab craft the prosthetics with the best look, fit, look and bite.

There are several kinds of appliances available today. They include:

  • Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. Similar to a jig saw puzzle piece, a partial denture is removable and fills smile gaps with artificial, or pontic, teeth mounted on a metal frame. The frame attaches to existing natural teeth with clasps.
  • Immediate dentures are placed right after tooth extraction. Made of realist acrylic, they speed bone and gum healing and allow the patient to leave the dental office with a complete smile. However, immediate dentures must be relined or sometimes even replaced after the mouth heals and tissues shrink.
  • Conventional dentures are placed after hard and soft tissues heal completely. While they may need some adjustment for fit and bite, conventional dentures do not need relining or replacement the way immediate dentures do. The natural suction of the mouth holds them in place.
  • Implant-supported dentures are anchored by several titanium implant screws placed directly into the patient's jaw bone. Just like single-tooth dental implants, these full dentures provide lifelike appearance and stability, avoiding slippage that can happen with conventional dentures.

Caring for dentures

Clean dentures daily using an American Dental Association (ADA) accepted product such as a soak or paste. Additionally, patients must keep their gums and any remaining teeth or dental implants clean with twice daily brushing and flossing. Visit Dr. Bleyzer twice a year for exams and cleanings or more often if your dentures need adjustment or repair. With good care, most dentures last at least five years to eight years or even longer, says the ADA.

What's your need?

Don't suffer from missing teeth. Contact Dr. Bleyzer and his team for a personal consultation on state-of-the-art dentures in Pomona, Rockland County and Stony Point, NY. You'll love your new smile. Call (845) 429-8060.

By Thiells Dentistry
March 05, 2018
Category: Oral Health

According to recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, dental decay in young children is on the rise. There is a way sealantsthat you can protect your child's teeth. It is a treatment called dental sealants offered by Dr. Michael Bleyzer at his family dentist office in Pomona, NY, also serving Stony Point and Rockland County, NY.

What Are Dental Sealants?

When there is the potential for a hole or crack to form in something, the common sense fix is to seal it up for added protection. That is what your family dentist does when he applies sealants to your child’s teeth. Sealants are made of a special liquid plastic resin or glass ionomer material that can be directly applied to the surfaces of the teeth. The material gets hard and settles into the pits and fissures of each molar.

Are They Right for Your Child?

Dr. Bleyzer and his team in Pomona, also serving Stony Point and Rockland County, NY are passionate about helping parents and their children maintain healthy smiles with preventive treatments. Here are a few indications that your child may be a good candidate for dental sealants:

  • The child's permanent teeth have come in.
  • Your child has already been to the dentist on more than one occasion for cavity fillings.
  • Your child really likes to eat sugary foods and treats frequently.
  • The child has poor dental hygiene habits or has been very resistant to regular brushing and flossing.

Ease Your Child's Mind

Many children are afraid of going to the dentist because they think there will be drills and other uncomfortable tools used. Let your child know that at a sealant appointment, all the dentist will use is a brush to apply the sealant material. A curing light (also harmless) will be applied to harden the material.

Set a Sealant Appointment

Decide on a convenient time when you and your child can visit your family dentist for a sealant treatment. Call (845) 429-8060 today to see Dr. Michael Bleyzer in Pomona and serving Stony Point and Rockland County, NY.

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