Monthly Archives - March 2014

The Heart of the Matter

Dr. Telma Rubinstein, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Prisma Dental has been encountering over her years of practice a drastic increase in the number of children that make appointments at the clinic. She has attended toddlers as young as 18 months with cavities. This tendency was confirmed by Dr. Shenkin, spokesman of the American Dental Association, who said that tooth decay is largely preventable however he has observed that most parents he sees were unaware they needed to make sure [...]

Scaling and Root Planing

In a busy world, visiting the dentist twice a year might sound like investing too much time on a routine checkup, but even when no new cavities are formed, a routine dental cleaning is always recommended to keep your gums healthy. Dental cleanings involve the procedure of scaling and root planing. Scaling is the removal of deposits of plaque, calculus and stains from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. Root planning is a specialized skill involving scaling of the [...]

Radiation Protection during Dental Radiographies

Radiographs are an intrinsic part of many dental treatments, however many basic questions are oftern unanswered. How can you reduce the risk of radiation? What measures should you take? What is the role of the patient and doctors in this process? Here we will present with you with some important points to ponder next time you have an X-ray: [star_list] [list_item] First and foremost as a patient and as doctors it is very important to determine that the X-ray exam is [...]

The Benefits of Zirconium Crowns

At Prisma Dental, we have made a commitment to use materials only of the highest quality, and one of the best materials for crowns is zirconium. Zirconium dioxide is an oxide made from metal zirconium, in solid form it can actually simulate a diamond. Zirconia has been studied and researched for years for the production of ceramics and recently it has been implemented in dental restorations. Since zirconia is derived from a metal some patients might experience sensitivity, in order [...]

The Fine Line Between Dentistry and Speech Science

Our body is a system and all its parts work in sync with each other like the delicate pieces of a swiss watch. It is no wonder that dentistry will go hand in hand with speech science and that there is a relationship between your teeth and how a child learns to speak. The article, The Impact of Prolonged Pacifier Use on Speech Articulation: A Preliminary Investigation by Laura L. Shotts, D. Mike McDaniel, Richard A. Neeley from Arkansas State University, [...]

Captek™ Crowns – Perfect Fusion Between Technology and Beauty

The Captek™ Crown is the result of over thirty years of research by an internationally renowned Prosthodontist and world-class dental technician with a passion for innovation. The purpose was to develop a crown that would make the lives of patients easier, that would withstand the test of time and mastication pressure and would also encourage healthy gums. This crown is considered to be a scientific breakthrough since the crowns are not only long-lasting, but also support the wellbeing of your gums. Captek™ [...]

Boost Your Self-Esteem with Braces

Orthodontics is a procedure wherein teeth are straightened for various reasons including the improvement of the stability, function and health of patient´s teeth. Without this procedure, many individuals would be at a higher risk to have gum disease, tooth decay and even tooth loss because of the incorrect way teeth are positioned in their mouth. With an orthodontic treatment, there is so much more than just a beautiful smile. It can correct crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position [...]

Gum Surgery Services

Whenever we think about a smile makeover we always think about dental implants, porcelain veneers and whitening treatments and forget about a very integral part of our mouth - the gums. The shape, size and color of the gums have a great impact on how your smile looks, in fact, many Hollywood makeovers involve gum surgery in order to create the beautiful smiles these stars sport today. Gum surgery or gingivectomy was first developed as a treatment for periodontal disease. Nowadays it [...]

Alkalize Your Way to Vibrant Health

For those of you who have been mindful about what you ingest as a way to maintain perfect health might have already started the journey to eat more foods that are alkaline-producing. Many have claimed the benefits of this type of diet. The whole idea is to ingest more of the foods that are deemed as alkaline-producing so that the body will not be storing much of the acidic by-product of foods that we have been bombarded with since the [...]

Perio Protect – A Revolutionary Treatment

At Prisma Dental we hand-pick the most effective and innovative treatments with proven results, and we are proud to offer Perio Protect as a treatment for periodontal disease. Between your teeth and your gums there is a very small crevice called the gingival sulcus which is usually between 1-3mm deep in healthy gum tissue. Healthy oral habits will usually maintain this area clean. There are special cells in the sulcus that produce a fluid that flows out [...]