Over time, your teeth become dull or stained. This is the result of drinking tea, red wine, soda, coffee, other artificially colored drinks, or smoking. Specific medications can also cause staining of your teeth. Teeth whitening is the process by which we lighten, and restore the natural bright color of your teeth.
There are two whitening treatment options, the at-home whitening, and the in-office procedure. Prior to the procedure, the doctor will examine you, and help you determine what whitening option is best for you.
Patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth are perfect candidates for teeth whitening.
If you decide on the at-home teeth whitening, Dr. Batista will create bleaching trays that will be fabricated from impressions made of your teeth. These trays will fit your teeth accurately, and accommodate a bleaching gel that is applied over time at your own convenience at home.
If you choose in-office teeth whitening, the procedure can be performed at once and will take about 1:30 hours.
Our goal is to help you achieve a naturally bright, white smile. Call our office to learn about our whitening procedure specials. 201-295-9700201-295-9700.
At Batista Family Dental L.L.C., we understand you need a dentist who will help you relieve the toothache right away. Dr. Maria and Dr. Ramon Batista will welcome you even if their schedules are fully booked, and they will ease the pain and find the best solution to your dental problem. That is the essence of being a doctor, to help our patients find solutions to their dental problem. Call us, we will take care of our emergency patients. 201-295-9700201-295-9700.
Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry
At Batista Family Dental, the doctors will replace those restorations which are defective and esthetically displeasing for safe white bonding restorations, and in cases when required, for full naturally white crowns which protect the teeth and keep your esthetics in check.
Gum Or Periodontal Therapy
Prevention and Treatment
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons which irritate the gums. They may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. Bacteria in the mouth infect tissue surrounding the tooth, causing inflammation around the tooth leading to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is usually not painful, and therefore may easily go undetected. This disease damages the teeth, gum, and jawbone of more than 80% of Americans by the age 45.
Dr. Batista will examine your gums and determine if you suffer from this disease. If caught on time, and treated adequately, this disease can be stopped, and you will keep your teeth for life. Treatment include gentle deep cleaning of the tooth root surfaces below the gums, medications prescribed to take by mouth or antibiotics placed in your gums. At our office, we provide you with the resources to stop your gum disease from progressing.
To help prevent or control periodontal diseases, it is important to:
Brush and floss every day to remove the bacteria that cause gum disease.
Come visit us at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings, or more frequently if you have any of the warning signs or risk factors mentioned above.
Deep Cleanings: Deep cleaning gum therapy means removing the tartar and plaque from the surfaces of the teeth down to the base of the gum pocket with the use of an instrument known as a small scaler or an ultrasonic cleaner. Root planing, which is done after scaling, removes remaining tartar and reduces any roughness at the root surfaces for a smooth appearance. At Batista Family Dental, we use the best desensitizing gels to perform deep cleanings, and gentle and minimal local anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable during and after the gum therapy.