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By Peter Silberstein, DMD
July 27, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

Gum disease can permanently alter your smile if you don't obtain prompt treatment for your symptoms. Our Boynton Beach, FL, dentist, gum diseaseDr. Peter Silberstein, discusses gum disease and shares a few common signs.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, formally called periodontal disease, causes your gums to become inflamed or infected. The problem starts when tartar builds up on your teeth and irritates your sensitive gum tissue. Because tartar can only be removed with dental instruments, visiting our office every six months for dental cleanings is an excellent way to reduce your gum disease risk. You may be at higher risk of developing the disease if you have poor oral hygiene, smoke, grind or clench your teeth.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Symptoms may not seem too alarming if you have gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Gingivitis can cause bleeding when brushing or flossing, bad breath and swollen gums. Have you noticed that your teeth look a little longer than usual? You may have receding gums, a common sign of gingivitis.

Your symptoms may worsen if you don't visit our Boynton Beach office when you first notice the signs of gingivitis. As the disease progresses, the signs are impossible to overlook. Swelling will increase and your gums will constantly look red. Infections are likely, particularly if you've developed spaces around the teeth called pockets. Bacteria growing in the pockets can damage the bones and ligaments that support your teeth. Once damage occurs, you may be at risk of losing your teeth.

Pain usually accompanies the later stages of gum disease. It may increase when you eat and put pressure on your swollen, infected gum tissue. Pain can also be caused by your receding gums. As your gums recede, they expose your sensitive tooth roots. When roots are exposed, every time you take a bite or sip of a food or beverage that's sweet, cold or hot, pain may increase.

Prompt treatment is essential if you want to protect your teeth. During the early phase of the disease, a deep cleaning will remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. Surgery to reduce the pocket size may be needed if the disease is severe.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are an excellent way to prevent gum disease. If you think you may have gum disease or need to schedule your next visit, call your Boynton Beach, FL, dentist, Dr. Silberstein, at (561) 459-1600 to schedule an appointment.

By Peter Silberstein, DMD
September 15, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Dental Reviews  

Share your experiences with us

It’s been said that a smile is the greatest thing you can share. At Your Beautiful Smile in Boynton Beach, FL, Dr. Peter Silberstein wants you to share yours with us and with the world.

Applause and approval

Our patients love us as much as we love them. In reviews they share with us, our Boynton Beach dental patients frequently use words such as “caring,” “comfortable” and “professional” to describe our office and staff. New and old visitors to our office, alike, praise Dr. Silberstein for being gentle and friendly. Our patients love that the staff takes the time to thoroughly explain the procedures we will perform so that they understand exactly what we are doing in their mouths and why.

What our patients are saying

"I received the most comprehensive examination I've ever experienced and a thorough explanation of my upcoming procedures. This is a first for me. No more franchise dental offices for me,” said patient Rich C.

Marcy E. was very grateful, saying, "I couldn't have been happier with the experience I had at this office. From the efficiency of the front desk, to the treatment provided by Dr. Silberstein, it was professional, caring and efficient. I had an emergency situation, and my needs were taken seriously, and my problem was resolved. Excellent care!"

So what do you say?

Our dental office has been in business for 27 years, creating miles and miles of beautiful smiles. We want to hear all about your visits with us, so we can be sure that we are constantly offering you the best care possible. Please take the time to let us know how you feel about your Boynton Beach dentist, Dr. Peter Silberstein and the staff of Your Beautiful Smile.

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You might be saying to yourself, “What makes teeth whitening any better than over-the-counter whitening products I can buy?” Your Boynton Beach dentist is here to help you, and we have the answers for you:
 

Teeth Whitening ImageSee the difference between Over-the-Counter Products and Professional Teeth Whitening 
 

Many who’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products know that the results aren’t instantaneous. In fact, it could take weeks to even notice a slight change to your smile. And, for anyone really wanting to get their teeth whiter in Boynton Beach, these results just aren’t bold enough to cut it. Just like the laundry products state, “You want to get your whites whiter.” So why settle for weeks of at-home treatments just to see a one-shade difference? There’s no reason to when your aesthetic dentist in Boynton Beach can get your smile up to ten shades whiter in less than half the time.
 

Protect Gums and Sensitive Areas by using Professional Teeth Whitening

 
When you use over-the-counter treatments, you often can’t protect your gums from the harsh whitening chemicals. Furthermore, if you deal with sensitive teeth or gums, you might notice discomfort with over-the-counter products. It can be a challenge to monitor these changes. So leave the challenge to us. Your local dentist has done countless teeth whitening treatments on his patients and knows just how to properly monitor and handle any sensitivity you are having. Take some of the stress out of teeth bleaching in Boynton Beach by coming to our office.
 

Faster Results than Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

 
Have you been using those OTC whitening products for a while now? Again, you might only be seeing a slight difference, which also means that no one else is probably going to notice your glowing smile either. A beautiful smile is a terrible thing to waste. If you want to get significantly whiter teeth and you don’t want to wait any longer for it, then see your Boynton Beach cosmetic dentist today. In only an hour, you could be walking away with a smile that’s almost 10 shades brighter. How’s that for fast?
 
So, get ready to dump your at-home whitening products in the trash and pick up the phone and call us at (561) 737-2000. We would love to help you get a more radiant, whiter smile.
 
If you are interested in Professional Teeth Whitening, contact Your Beautiful Smile Dentistry in Boynton Beach, FL for more information! 
 
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By Peter Silberstein, DMD
February 21, 2014
Category: Crowns
Do you have damaged teeth due to trauma or decay? If you have a damaged tooth, you might be a candidate crownsfor dental restorations to strengthen your teeth. Crowns are an appropriate solution to restoring function and aesthetics when needed. The use of full coverage restorations by your Boynton Beach dentist refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, or decayed. 
 
For patients in Boynton Beach, a crown may be created to restore an individually damaged tooth back to its original form and function. These restorations are placed onto your teeth and are often referred to as “fixed” dentistry as opposed to a restoration of missing teeth with removable appliances or partial dentures. 
 
Crowns: The Basics
 
Dental crowns are synthetic caps, which are usually fabricated of a material such as porcelain, and placed on the top of a tooth.  They are used to restore your tooth to its normal shape and size, as well as to strengthen and improve the appearance of a tooth.  For our patients: crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem.  If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks, preventing the damage from becoming worse. In addition, crowns can be used to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or to cover badly shaped and discolored teeth.
 
Our Boynton Beach, FL dentist may recommend a crown to:
  • Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining.
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
  • Restore a fractured tooth.
  • Attach a bridge.
  • Cover a dental implant.
  •  Cover a poorly shaped tooth.
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
The main goal is to create a restoration that looks like a natural tooth and provides strength for the tooth root.  This is why Dr. Peter Silberstein, our dentist in Boynton Beach, takes an impression of your teeth.  In order to achieve a desired look, a number of factors need to be considered: color, bite, shape and length of your natural teeth. 
 
Any of these factors can significantly affect your appearance. If you are looking for a specific cosmetic look for your crown, communicate with Dr. Silberstein your expectations.  When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they will be more attractive as well.
By Peter Silberstein, DMD
January 03, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Untagged
Many people may not be aware of the basic role teeth play in our bodies and how oral health is directly linked to overall health. The importance of your teeth makes it even more vital that you take proper preventive measures to ensure the overall health of your teeth and gums in order to prevent complications and disease.  Dr. Peter Silberstein, your dentist in Boynton Beach, shares important information on how you can properly protect your teeth all year long through preventive dentistry.
 
Do You Brush Twice a Day?
 
Brushing is one of the most effective methods for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums.  By removing the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner, you will be able to prevent bacteria in the food that you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids.  Most dentists agree that brushing two times a day is the minimum and if you use fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night time, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day. 
 
Place your toothbrush alongside your teeth at a 45-degree angle to where your teeth come out of the gum tissues and gently brush teeth in an elliptical motion.  Brush the outside of your teeth, inside the teeth, your tongue, chewing surfaces and between your teeth.  Using too much force may cause the gum surface to recede, and so can expose the root surface where there is less resistance to decay. Spend enough time per area to loosen accumulated plaque. Effective brushing typically takes approximately three minutes.
 
Don’t Skip the Floss!
 
Proper flossing at least once a day helps to remove plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot reach – under the gum line and between your teeth.  Because plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended. 
 
Starting with approximately 18 inches of floss, wind most of it around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.  Next, holding the floss tightly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.  Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gum line.  Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.  Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth. 
 
The Consequences of Poor Oral Hygiene
 
Poor oral hygiene invites plaque – a bacteria-laden film that will cause tooth decay and gum disease – to accumulate around the base of your teeth and under the gum line, on the tooth’s root surface, causing your gums to become red and inflamed. If you neglect the care of your teeth at home and fail to go to the dentist regularly, accumulated plaque which has hardened into a material that can only be removed through professional intervention, could potentially lead to infection, destruction of supporting bone, and thus subsequent tooth loss. 
 
The good news is that being diligent about your dental health care and getting regular dental checkups can prevent plaque from hardening and even reverse early gum disease with early intervention.  A plaque-free mouth is a healthy mouth. Proper brushing and flossing is the only effective way to prevent daily plaque buildup, coupled with regular dental cleanings.
 
Make an appointment with Dr. Peter Silberstein, your Boynton Beach dentist, to have him help you with a customized approach to your needs for proper care, in addition to daily brushing and flossing.  As a dentist in Boynton Beach offering comprehensive care services, Dr. Silberstein will be able to put together an appropriate dental hygiene plan to help keep you smiling longer. 




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