By Thiells Dentistry
December 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why you should visit your dentist every six months for checkups.


Do your teeth and gums look and feel great? If so, you may think you don’t have to visit dentist Dr. Michael Bleyzer, serving the Stony Point, Rockland County, and Pomona, NY, area, for dental cleanings and exams; however, no matter how healthy your smile might seem Man Flossingit’s important that you are getting the routine preventive care you need to keep decay and gum disease away.


What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry includes any activity that involves protecting your teeth from damage, whether that is the result of decay, gum disease, an infection or traumatic injury. Preventive dentistry encompasses both what you can do and what our Pomona, NY, general dentist can do for you.

You’ve heard that “an ounce of prevention with worth a pound of cure”, right? That’s certainly true when it comes to caring for your oral health. If you put in the effort early on you’ll be rewarded with a healthy, beautiful smile. And if issues do arise, preventive dentistry will provide you with early detection and immediate treatment to prevent further issues or complications.

Preventive dentistry can also save you time and money in the long run. Think about it: by providing your oral health with everyday care that it needs to stay healthy you can prevent the need for expensive dental treatments in the future.

As if this wasn’t enough to get you invested in protecting your oral health, preventive dentistry can also help you maintain better health, overall. As you might imagine, your oral health and general health are linked. By investing in your oral health you’re also investing in your general health, too.


What is involved in preventive dentistry?

There are several ways to prevent decay and other issues from happening to you. Common types of preventive dentistry include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Visiting your dentist every six months for checkups
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoid or quit smoking
  • Getting fluoride treatments
  • Getting dental sealants to protect molars from decay (common in children and teens)
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports

These are just some of the ways that you can protect your teeth and gums from common dental problems. If you need tips on how to improve any of these habits, just ask us during your next checkup.

Caring for your smile doesn’t have to be a challenge and here in Pomona, NY and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County areas, our dental office makes it easy to schedule dental cleanings and to get the proper preventive care you and your family need for healthy, happy smiles. Call our office today.

By Thiells Dentistry
November 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Treating tooth loss doesn’t have to be difficult. Our dentist can make it easy.


You’ve decided that dentures might be the best way to restore your missing teeth. This is a great option for many patients who are missing denturesall or most of their teeth, as dentures provide a quick and simple replacement. Of course, our Pomona, NY, dentist, Dr. Michael Bleyzer, offers Stony Point and Rockland County area residents different kinds of dentures, depending on their specific needs.


Partial and Complete Dentures

The two main types of dentures are partial and complete. From the names alone most people are able to deduce when these dentures are most often used: complete dentures are used when you have no natural teeth left, while partial dentures are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining.


Dentures are a set of false teeth that sit on a plastic base that is created to look just like gum tissue. While dentures have certainly come a long way over the years and offer a more natural appearance and a better fit than they used to many decades ago, it’s important to understand that it will take time to adjust to your new teeth. While dentures can give you a full smile again, they will not function just like real teeth.


Immediate Dentures

If our dentist has to extract diseased or damaged teeth then you will have to wait until the gums have fully healed before getting your permanent dentures. Of course, we understand that you don’t want to wait several weeks without teeth, and in this situation, we will apply immediate dentures.


Just as the name suggests, these types of dentures are placed in right after an extraction. Although they won’t offer the same custom or exact fit as partial or complete dentures (which are made based off molds of your mouth), they will provide you with false teeth for the interim while your gums fully heal.


Implant-Supported Dentures

One complaint about dentures is that they can shift, move, or make noise when chewing or speaking. While denture adhesives can help, they aren’t a permanent or guaranteed fix. In this case, implants can be placed within the jawbone to support and hold your dentures in place.


Implant-supported dentures are ideal for adults dealing with tooth loss who are otherwise healthy and who want a durable and long-term tooth replacement option for supporting their false teeth.


Interested? Call Us Today!


Do you have questions about getting dentures? Do you want to take the next step and find out if dentures are the ideal tooth replacement option for you? If so, call our office today at (845) 429-8060 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bleyzer in Pomona, NY, and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County area.

By Thiells Dentistry
November 21, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Have you considered dental implants when mulling over your tooth restoration options? Dentist, Dr. Michael Bleyzer, serving the Stonydental implants Point, Rockland County, and Pomona, NY, area, can help you restore and improve your smile with implants.


Dental implants replace the entire tooth

Implants fill the space in your jawbone that once held your tooth roots. The bone is opened during a minor oral surgical procedure that takes place during your first implant appointment. Over the course of several months, the implants bond to the bone and offer a stable foundation for dental crowns (crowns are completely natural looking artificial teeth that are placed on top of the implant).


Implants don't slip or slide because they're attached to your jawbone. You also won't have to worry about a change in your biting power. Implants are firmly rooted in your mouth and allow you to chew foods normally.


Implants improve jawbone strength

Unseen changes begin in your jawbone after you've lost teeth. Without constant stimulation from the roots of your teeth, the bone begins to shrink and weaken. Changes in the jawbone can also cause your remaining teeth to shift, which may affect your bite, your appearance, and your ability to easily remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth.


Dental implants keep your jawbone strong by exerting continual pressure on the bone. Thanks to implants, you won't have to worry about any of the unpleasant consequences that can occur after tooth loss.


Implant care is simple

Dental implants don't require any complicated oral hygiene routines. In fact, you can keep your implant healthy simply by brushing twice a day, flossing carefully around the base of your crown daily and visiting your dentist every six months.


Interested? Call our office today!

Dental implants offer an excellent long-term restoration method. Contact Dr. Michael Bleyzer Dr. Bleyzer and his team serving the Stony Point, Rockland County, and Pomona, NY, area at (845) 429-8060 to schedule an appointment!

By Thiells Dentistry
October 05, 2018
Category: Dentistry

Do your children see the dentist regularly? Scheduling twice-yearly visits can help set the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Dr. Michael Bleyzer, a family dentist serving Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY, provides the care your entire family needs for healthy smiles.


Child Dental VisitsEarlier is better when it comes to dental visits

In the past, young children didn't visit the dentist until they had a full set of baby teeth. Unfortunately, it wasn't uncommon for some kids to develop a few cavities by that point. Today, experts recommend that children see the dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by age one at the latest.

Early visits ensure that your child is developing normally and also allow your dentist to spot tooth decay or other issues. Cavities are much easier to treat when they're small and haven't done much damage to the teeth. Although it may seem as if it wouldn't be a major issue to lose a baby tooth, premature loss of one of these teeth due to decay can affect your child's permanent teeth.

When your child loses a tooth, nearby teeth begin to drift. When it's time for your son or daughter's permanent teeth to appear, there may no longer be enough room. Loss of teeth can also cause eating or speaking difficulties.


Regular visits allow for early detection of dental problems

During regular visits, your Pomona dentist will not only look for signs of tooth decay but also determine if your child's jaw, mouth and teeth are developing normally. If any problems are detected, he can recommend treatments or make referrals to specialists. Your child's dentist can also advise you when it's the right time to start orthodontic treatment should your child need braces.

Kids don't always spend enough time brushing or flossing their teeth. If your child is a speedy brusher, he or she may fail to completely remove plaque. The bacterial film causes cavities and is also a factor in gum disease. When plaque isn't removed promptly, it turns into tartar, a hard deposit that can only be removed during a dental cleaning. Tartar irritates the gums and may cause gum disease. Every checkup also includes a dental cleaning to remove both plaque and tartar.

Protect your child's smile with regular visits to the dentist. Call dentist Dr. Michael Bleyzer serving Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY at (845) 429-8060 to schedule your appointment.

By Thiells Dentistry
October 01, 2018
Category: Dentist
Tags: family dentist  

It's a commitment to your oral health and that of your loved ones. It drives everything Dr. Michael Bleyzer and his team do at their Pomona, NY, office and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County area. Your family dentist keeps guard over your teeth and gums, how they Family Dentistdevelop, what may harm them, and more. With a continued relationship with Dr. Bleyzer, count on healthy smiles that look good and last a lifetime.


What a family dentist does

The American Dental Association (ADA) says a family dentist is the first line of defense against oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, poor dental alignment, and other serious issues. The ADA advises six-month examinations and cleanings to look for potential problems before they spiral out of control and to remove the harmful plaque and tartar which

cause decay and periodontal disease.

When you visit your family dentist's office in Pomona, you and your family will be greeted promptly and warmly. It's Dr. Bleyzer's wish that each patient feel comfortable and valued and that he or she, no matter the age or walk of life, receive exceptional dental services.

Your hygienist will update your medical history, examine your teeth and remove plaque and tartar with manual or ultrasonic instruments.

Then, Dr. Bleyzer will examine your teeth and gums, inspecting for proper tooth and jaw development, the condition of fillings and crowns, tooth decay and signs of gum disease and oral cancer. Because Dr. Bleyzer is a highly trained and experienced family dentist, he is well-attuned to dental conditions, such as gum disease, which tend to run in families, and he can recommend diet, hygiene, and lifestyle strategies to reduce oral health risks.


Beyond the basics

Besides preventive care, Dr. Bleyzer delivers a wide range of restorative and cosmetic services. He strives for the most up-to-date in diagnostic and treatment options which include:

  • White Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal treatments
  • Teeth-whitening
  • Composite resin bonding

Time for a check-up?

Why not arrange one with Dr. Bleyzer? He'd love to get to know your family and help you all have bright, beautiful smiles. Call (845) 429-8060 for a convenient appointment n his Pomona, NY, office and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County area.

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