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Hudson Valley experts share advice that will keep you smiling

The first step to a sensational smile is healthy teeth. And, it all begins with ongoing good dental care to prevent problems before they even start. When problems do arise, Hudson Valley dental experts can quickly get you back on track and restore your healthy smile.

How do you use laser treatments and what are the benefits?
There are many uses and benefits of non-invasive laser technology. A primary dental treatment, for example, is in providing non-surgical periodontal treatment that is both effective and comfortable. In gum recontouring, a dental laser can remove the excess gum tissue to reveal more of your natural teeth. In treating periodontal issues, a dental laser allows us to remove the diseased gum tissue and pockets of bacteria to help the gum heal and reattach to the tooth. In addition to innovative treatments on teeth, gums, and bone, we use laser treatments to treat sleep disorders, such as reducing the effects of sleep apnea or decreasing snoring (Nightlase®), as well as cosmetic treatments such as eliminating or reducing wrinkles in the cheeks and bags under the eyes (Smoothlase®), and plumping the lips (Liplase®).  

Dental Design Studio
Richard K. Whalen, DDS
46 Fox St, Suite 3
Poughkeepsie
845.452.7653
www.dentaldesignstudio.net

How can I achieve the beautiful smile I’ve been dreaming of with a simple “bleaching” procedure?
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Michael Koumas, DDS
4 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza
Newburgh
845.562.1108
www.drkoumas.com

How do you help patients who may be afraid become more comfortable and less fearful of dentists?
We provide dental care for families with state-of-the-art technology and concern for every patient. Keeping patients relaxed is key. We even have a television in every room so patients remain calm throughout their visits. It really makes me happy to work with someone who has always been afraid of the dentist and give them a good experience. The best thing I can do is to change a patient’s perspective of the dentist. 

Taconic Dental
Erin Prunty, DDS
1557 Rte 82, Suite 8
Hopewell Junction
845.243.2300
www.taconicdental.com

Why is a healthy smile so important?
When you feel good about your smile, it shows in your confidence and the impression you make on others. If discolored, chipped, crooked, or missing teeth have caused you embarrassment or discomfort, a smile makeover can change everything. Our multi-specialty practice uses a team approach to coordinate every aspect of any treatment. Using the most progressive techniques in cosmetic dentistry, including: Zirconia implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and All-on-4TM teeth restoration, Windsor Dental Center can create a perfect, natural-looking smile in just two visits.

Windsor Dental Center
Steven P. Stern, DMD
375 Windsor Hwy, Suite 400
New Windsor
845.565.6677
www.windsordentalpc.com

What is the difference between dentures and Teeth Tomorrow?
Dentures are made of plastic with plastic teeth. You must take them out every night to remove food particles, plaque, and odors.  Over time, your gums shrink, and dentures slip because they no longer fit. Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth. Teeth Tomorrow is a full set of teeth and gums milled from a single piece of non-porous Zirconia anchored to dental implants. You don’t take them out (just clean them like natural teeth). They don’t slip, fall out, chip, crack, or attract odors. They look beautiful, feel great, and you can eat the foods you love.

Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry
Claudia Patch, DMD
121 Rte 375
Woodstock
845.679.3706
www.woodstockgeneraldentistry.com


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