By Thiells Dentistry
August 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: gum reshaping   contouring  

When it comes to cosmetic improvements, the teeth get most, if not all of the attention. But healthy gums play a critical role in overall oralgum reshaping and general health, and cosmetic issues like receding gums, a "gummy" smile, or discolorations can damage your smile as much as cracked or stained teeth. Dr. Michael Bleyzer, a family dentist serving Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY, offers gentle tooth and gum reshaping and contouring procedures, as well as other cosmetic and general dentistry services for patients of all ages.


Gum Reshaping and Contouring in Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY

Gum contouring and reshaping (also sometimes referred to as gum tissue sculpting) is designed to correct gum tissue that rests too high or too low on the teeth. Even if your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, you may be unhappy with the quality of your smile due to how your gums look.


Is Gum Reshaping and Contouring Right for Me?

Issues with your gums can be either cosmetic and caused by factors beyond your control like genetics or as a side effect from taking certain types of medication, or they may be due to periodontal (gum) disease that causes the gums to recede and expose larger portions of the tooth. Gentle gum reshaping and contouring can improve the aesthetic quality of your smile and help to repair damage caused by periodontal disease.


How Gentle Gum Reshaping and Contouring Works

The process is minimally invasive and performed at your family dentist's office. First Dr. Bleyzer will apply a mild anesthetic to numb the area. The gum's are contoured using a dental laser, which allows for greater precision, less bleeding, and a faster and smoother recover process in most cases.


Find a Family Dentist in Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY

For more information about gum reshaping and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry services for the whole family, contact our office by calling (845) 429-8060 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bleyzer today.

By Thiells Dentistry
August 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns have been around in one form or another since the beginning of the practice of dentistry. Crowns have come a long way and dental crownsare much more modern and natural looking than their early counterparts, but they continue to be one of the best solutions for some of the most common dental problems, from cosmetic issues like stains and cracks to damaged teeth. Dr. Michael Bleyzer, a family dentist serving Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County, NY, offers a number of solutions for cosmetic and general dentistry issues for patients of all ages.


Family Dentistry in Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County

Dental crowns are like a jack of all trades of dentistry, due to their ability to correct a number of common dental problems. If you have a tooth that has been severely damaged by tooth decay or trauma from a sports injury or accident, a crown can be the best option to strengthen and save the tooth from extraction. On the other end of the spectrum, a crown is also a good option to replace one or several missing teeth.


Restoring Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Crowns

Crowns (sometimes also referred to as caps) are literally a custom designed cover for a damaged or decayed tooth. One of the most common uses for a dental crown is to restore the function and lost surface area of a tooth severely eroded by a cavity that is too big to be filled with a standard dental filling. In this instance, a crown is often the last resort for saving what is left of a healthy tooth from an extraction.

Dental crowns are also commonly prescribed to stabilize and strengthen a fractured or broken tooth, to cover cosmetic damage, or to replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge.


Find a Family Dentist in Pomona, Stony Point, and Rockland County

For more information about dental crowns and other dental restorations and services for the entire family, contact our office by calling 845-429-8060 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bleyzer today.

Part of dental care is ensuring that you have ample protection for your smile—especially if you participate in certain activities that could put mouthguardyour teeth at risk. You may benefit from having a custom night guard or mouthguard created for you at the family dentistry office of Dr. Michael Bleyzer in Pomona, NY, and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County area. Learn more about these dental devices and how they can save your teeth from injury, erosion, and orthodontic issues.

Why You Might Need a Night Guard
Have you ever woken up after a long night of sleep and felt yourself clenching your teeth together tightly? You might even find yourself clenching them when you’re awake, unconsciously. This is a common issue for patients called bruxism. It can be caused by stress, and in other cases it could be caused by an orthodontic problem. It can erode the enamel and put pressure on your teeth. A night guard is the best solution for someone who has a continuing issue with bruxism. It keeps the teeth comfortably apart while you sleep.


Purpose of Athletic Mouthguards
Sports are fun and come with many benefits for your physical and mental fitness, but they can also put a patient at a higher risk of dental injuries. Sports like basketball, football, and boxing require physical contact between participants, which can lead to dental emergencies. Wearing an athletic mouthguard while playing sports can protect the teeth from common injuries.

Customizing a Device
To create a custom dental mouthguard or night guard, your Stony Point, Rockland County, and Pomona dentist must take a mold of your teeth. It is a quick appointment. You’ll simply press your teeth into a tray containing a special, pasty dental material. After that visit, you will be able to pick up your custom device in a week or two.

Protect Your Smile
A night guard or mouthguard can help protect your smile from dental erosion and injuries if you play sports. Dr. Bleyzer, the official dentist of the Rockland Boulders, can have a special device made just for you at his office serving the Stony Point, Rockland County, and Pomona, NY, area. Call (845) 429-8060 today to schedule an appointment.

By Thiells Dentistry
May 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let tooth loss win. Getting dental implants might be the perfect implants

Here in Pomona, Stony Point and Rockland County, NY, dentist, Dr. Michael Bleyzer, prides himself on being able to save smiles from the repercussions of tooth loss. There are millions of Americans dealing with unsightly gaps in their smiles but feeling like they don’t know what to do to fix the situation. This is where we come in.

Whether you don’t like the idea of wearing dentures or you only need to replace a single missing tooth, there are many reasons people turn to dental implants to restore their smiles and improve their oral health. After all, there is no other restoration that will be able to resemble or function as close to real teeth as a dental implant.

So, what makes dental implants so unique that they are the next best thing to real teeth? An implant is a tiny tapered metal post that is placed within the jawbone where your missing tooth used to be. In essence, an implant is an artificial tooth root. The roots of the tooth are important not just for the tooth itself but also for the health of the jawbone.

Untreated tooth loss can also lead to untreated bone loss since the jawbone isn’t getting enough stimulation from the tooth roots. Luckily, when our Pomona, Stony Point and Rockland County dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone this takes the place of the missing tooth roots and provides the jawbone with the ample stimulation it needs.

Dental implants are also made from tough, durable metal like titanium and once they are placed within the jawbone they will naturally fuse together with bone and tissue to become a permanent structure within the mouth. As a result, dental implants are designed to last several decades with the proper care, which means that you could have your new restoration for the rest of your life.

Don’t let tooth loss affect your confidence and your health. Turn to our dental team here in Pomona, Stony Point and Rockland County, NY, to help you get your smile back on track. Call us today and let us know that you are interested in getting dental implants.

By Thiells Dentistry
May 29, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Hygiene  

Find out if your daily habits are benefiting your smile or harming it.

Oral Hygiene



Caring for your smile doesn’t have to be difficult. Of course, many people’s oral hygiene can fall by the wayside without them ever noticing. While you might not like to admit that you aren’t providing your teeth and gums with the proper care they need, it’s important that you change your habits to improve your oral health. From the office of our Pomona, Rockland County, and Stony Point, NY, dentist, Dr. Michael Bleyzer, here are some helpful tips to support healthy teeth and gums.


Eat for Your Smile


What you eat can either promote healthy teeth and gums or increase your chances of decay or gum disease. It’s always a good rule of thumb to consume sugar in moderation, as diets high in sugar can lead to cavities. Choose from healthy, balanced foods that will provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Healthy diets should contain lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat dairy. Avoid sodas, fruit juices, and sports drinks, and make sure you are drinking enough water.


Checkups are Crucial


Visiting your Pomona, Rockland County, and Stony Point general dentist is a non-negotiable, no matter how healthy you are. Even if you’ve never had a cavity in your life you still need to visit a dentist twice a year for routine checkups. During these checkups, we will clean teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar buildup (the biggest culprits for cavities and gum disease) while also checking for problems early on when they are easier to treat. Visiting us twice a year can prevent long-term complications from happening to you.


Make Sure Your At-Home Routine is Optimal


Take a second to consider the at-home oral tools you are using to maintain a healthy smile. How often do you brush and floss every day? How often do you change your toothbrush (or toothbrush head)? What kind of toothpaste do you use? The answers to these questions are the most important.


You should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. When you brush you need to spend at least 2 minutes doing so (anything less and you risk missing spots). You should also be changing your toothbrush about every three to four months (or as soon as the bristles fray). Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (fluoride is great for preventing cavities).


Are you looking for a family dentist in Pomona, Rockland County, and Stony Point, NY, that will be able to give you and your family the proper dental care everyone deserves? Do you need to schedule your next cleaning or have questions about the services we offer? If so, don’t hesitate to call our office today to book your next visit.

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