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East Northport Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Care 11768

Bottom line, anyone who has teeth can get cavities, and cavities and dental decay are among the world’s most common health problems. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into very small openings or holes. Also referred to as tooth decay, cavities are caused by a number of issues, including teeth not being cleaned well, bacteria in your mouth, snacking too often, and drinking overly sugared beverages. Our East Northport cosmetic dentist, Roger Curtiss, DDS, likes to educate all our patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and the consequences of cavities and dental decay.

11768 Dental Exams

11768 Dental Exams

When cavities are left untreated, they get larger and soon affect the deeper layers of your teeth. These untreated cavities will also lead to infection, severe toothache, and, ultimately, loss of the tooth. Dr. Curtiss cannot stress enough how important regular dental visits are as well as good brushing and flossing habits to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Some signs to look out for are toothache, sensitivity or sharp pain when eating sweets or something hot or cold, pain when biting down, visible holes in teeth, or any discharge around your teeth or gums. There may be no symptoms at all when a cavity is new but our East Northport cosmetic dentist might be able to see decay starting and recommend the proper steps to prevent it from getting worse. That’s why it’s necessary to make and keep regular dental checkup appointments as well and cleanings. Your mouth can feel fine but by the time you notice symptoms, the damage has gotten worse.

As far as treatments for cavities go, it depends on the severity of the decay and each patient’s situation. One common treatment for cavities just beginning is a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth repair themselves at early stages of decay. Once the damage has become permanent, fillings replace decayed areas of your teeth and are the main treatment option. If you have extensive decay or your teeth have gotten weak due to the cavity, you may need a crown, instead of a filling, to restore your tooth. Our East Northport cosmetic dentist will recommend a root canal when decay reaches the inner material of your tooth (pulp). With this procedure, the tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. When teeth become badly decayed and there is no option for restoration, they must be removed.

Dental Decay East Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

East Northport Cosmetic Dentist

East Northport Cosmetic Dentist

Research shows that whiter teeth promotes a more confident smile which encourages better self-esteem, so tooth whitening is really much more than just a cosmetic procedure. Our East Northport cosmetic dentist, Roger Curtiss, DDS, performs supervised teeth whitening personalized to each particular patient. The process can be done to reduce stained or discolored teeth, or simply provide our patients with a brighter, whiter smile to conquer the world with. Dr. Curtiss can brighten that smile in just one hour and, when properly maintained, the results can last for many years.

East Northport Dental Care

East Northport Dental Care

Before your whitening process, our East Northport cosmetic dentist will usually clean your teeth, fill any cavities and check your gums to make sure they are healthy enough to continue with the whitening. Most in-office procedures use a hydrogen peroxide paste and a high intensity light to speed up the bleaching chemical reaction. The procedure can actually whiten your teeth four to six shades lighter after only one hour-long treatment. Dr. Curtiss also offers at-home teeth whitening systems where the whitening can be seen in just days. This involves taking molds of your mouth so we can have soft, custom mouth trays made for you. After a thin ribbon of the chemical is put into the tray, wear it for two hours a day or while you sleep, and your teeth will become their whitest in one or two weeks. The combination of in-office and at-home systems can actually achieve up to 12 to 15 shades of whitening in most patients.

There are many types of tooth whitening procedures available and during your first consultation Dr. Curtiss will explain the procedure and products he prefers and helps you decide what type of tooth whitening is best for your needs. Whether at-home or in-office, the strength of the whitening gels and the level of whiteness desired will also be discussed. If you should choose to go with an at-home system, our East Northport cosmetic dentist, and his dedicated staff makes themselves available for you throughout the treatment period if you should have any concerns or questions. When supervised by Dr. Curtiss, tooth whitening procedures are considered safe and extremely effective.

East Northport Teeth Whitening
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

East Northport Dental Office

East Northport Dental Office

No one likes to hear the phrase, “root canal.” The thought of a root canal procedure usually makes people instantly wince in pain. However, at our East Northport dental office, Dr. Roger Curtiss is here to provide our patients with stress-free, successful, and comfortable root canal therapy. The latest technological advances have given us a much more comfortable procedure than we had only a few years ago, and we are so happy to offer this service to our patients.

Root Canal Therapy East Northport

Root Canal Therapy East Northport

Inside your teeth, there is a space that stretches the length of the root from the center to the tip. This space is called the root canal. In each of the teeth, you can have from one to four root canals. It’s important to seek root canal therapy when the nerve inside your root canal is damaged or infected. This damage or infection can occur as a result of a few different problems, like tooth decay, trauma, an abscess, or a dying tooth. The East Northport dental office of Dr. Roger Curtiss provides our patients with expert treatment of these complications in a safe and efficient manner. In fact, you’ll only have to make one visit to our office for this procedure!

We feel that it’s very important to feel comfortable when you’re visiting the dentist. That’s why our terrific dental staff here at Roger Curtiss, DDS takes pride in providing our patients with a very relaxing atmosphere coupled with our professional and dedicated service. We’ve arranged our East Northport dental office to provide a very comfortable setting to help our patients feel at ease during their visit, but don’t let our laid-back environment fool you. Our office is equipped with the newest technology in dentistry, as well as the most current sterilization methods recommended by the American Dental Association.

Our East Northport dental office has been providing our patients with premier dental care with the latest technologies for more than 25 years. Our office is conveniently located on Main Street in Northport, and there’s plenty of parking available. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, as well as most insurance policies.

Dentist East Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

East Northport Family Dentist

East Northport Family Dentist

Do you have traditional dental fillings in your mouth, which stand out against the color of the rest of your teeth? Are you in need of a dental filling, but are worried about it being mismatched to your tooth color, or just unsightly in general? If these questions apply to you, our East Northport Family Dentist, Dr. Roger Curtiss, would like to inform you about the possibilities that lie in cosmetic dental fillings. Thanks to fairly recent advancements in dental technology, newer dental fillings are made out of ceramic and plastic compounds that look just like your natural teeth do.

Dental Fillings East Northport

Dental Fillings East Northport

These ceramic and plastic compounds, which are also commonly known as composite resins, have proven to be very useful for fillings that are needed on the front teeth where they will be seen everyday, because the filling is unnoticeable and completely realistic in its color. These new composite resin fillings can also be used on teeth in the back of the mouth depending on the extent of decay that has occurred and the exact location in the mouth. Fillings are typically used is there has been a certain degree of tooth decay in the mouth, and are very common, easy dental procedures, especially when performed by East Northport Family Dentist Dr. Roger Curtiss. If you are in need of a dental filling, and want to make sure that this filling is the best for the health of your mouth and is aesthetically pleasing as well, there is no better dentist for the job than Dr. Curtiss.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about cosmetic dental fillings, there is more information to be found on our East Northport Family Dentist’s website. You also can call our office at any time to speak with Dr. Curtiss or another member from our friendly team of staff to voice any questions or concerns, or you can visit the “Contact Us” section of our website to fill out a form and send us a message. If you are ready to schedule an appointment for your next cosmetic dental filling at our East Northport Family Dentist, you may do so either by calling the office and requesting an appointment time, or going to the “Make An Appointment” section of our practice’s website. Remember, dental fillings are not what they used to be. We hope to be in touch with you soon.

East Northport Dental Office
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185