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Jaw Pain and Cracked Teeth Are on the Rise — Why?

October 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:05 pm

black and white photo of woman in need of jaw pain reliefWhen the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, dentists temporarily closed their doors to everyone except emergency patients. After one dentist with a practice in New York City reopened, a friend asked how her business was doing. The friend expected that perhaps patients were staying away due to concerns over COVID-19. However, the dentist responded that she had been busier than ever. Why? She said, “I’ve seen more tooth fractures in the last six weeks than in the previous six years.”

Indeed, many dentists may have noticed a similar upward trend in fractured teeth and jaw pain. What is the reason behind this troubling phenomenon, and what can you do to find jaw pain relief in the Capital District? Let’s discuss these important questions.


Gummy Smile? Here’s How Your Dentist Can Help

September 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:28 pm

close-up of beautiful, non-gummy smile in Capital DistrictIdeally, your gums should be a subtle frame for your smile. Rather than calling attention to themselves, they should allow onlookers to enjoy the sight of your beautiful, healthy teeth. However, if more than a few millimeters of gum tissue is visible when you smile, you have what is known as a “gummy smile in the Capital District.” This is a fairly common issue; roughly 14 percent of women and 7 percent of men have extra visible gum tissue when they smile. But just because this is a common issue doesn’t mean you have to put up with it forever. Your dentist offers a few treatments that may help.


How Does Denture Stabilization with Dental Implants Work?

August 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 6:56 pm

senior woman enjoying denture stabilization in Captial DistrictTraditional dentures can be both beautiful and functional. However, a common complaint about them is that they tend to slip out of place. Are you tired of dealing with the hassle and embarrassment of dentures that just won’t stay put? Reliable denture stabilization in the Capital District is possible thanks to dental implants! in this blog post, you’ll learn more about how dental implants can anchor your teeth in place and help you to enjoy the most natural-feeling smile possible.


What Does It Mean to Be an FAGD Dentist?

July 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 8:38 pm

Golden tooth trophy against white background illustrating accomplishments in dentistryDoctors, dentists, and other professionals often have a lot of acronyms following their names. All of those letters can seem like an alphabet soup! However, they all have significant meanings. For example, FAGD is a very prestigious designation in the world of dentistry, and Dr. Shiloh Lieberman of our practice is proud to have earned it. Learn more about what it means to be an FAGD Capital District dentist and how Dr. Lieberman’s accomplishments can benefit you.


Infection Control and Sterilization in the Dental Office

May 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:19 pm

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen up across the country, many dental practices are welcoming back non-emergency patients. However, the worldwide pandemic has made many people more conscious than ever before of the need to keep their surroundings clean. A clean environment is especially vital in medical settings, including dental offices. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of the measures that the team at Capital Smiles is taking to promote infection control and sterilization in the dental office.


SmileDirectClub vs Invisalign —Which Should You Choose?

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 11:59 pm

blond woman smiling and holding Invisalign in Capital DistrictPerhaps your teeth are somewhat misaligned, and you are ready to get them straightened. You know you want the convenience of removable clear aligners, but perhaps you’re torn as to which clear aligner system you should use. SmileDirectClub might sound appealing because it is an at-home treatment that has a relatively low price tag. On the other hand, Invisalign in the Capital District has been around for much longer and has an excellent reputation. In this blog post, we provide a comparison of these two treatments.


A Capital District Dentist Explains the Importance of Oral Hygiene

January 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 2:06 am

woman brushing teethOral health is one of the keys to maintaining your overall health and enjoying an optimum quality of life. But how can you protect your oral health? One of the primary ways is through excellent oral hygiene. A dentist in the Capital District is here to discuss why oral hygiene is so vital and outline some best practices to help you keep a clean and fully functional smile.


Invisalign vs. Other Orthodontic Options

December 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 8:22 pm

Invisalign and bracesHave you finally decided to get your teeth straightened? You have much to look forward to! Not only will you enjoy a more attractive smile, but you may also experience numerous oral health benefits. However, after you decide to correct your dental misalignment, you still have an important decision to make: How will you straighten your teeth? Invisalign in the Capital District is a popular option, but is it right for you? Let’s discuss how it compares with other orthodontic options.


Searching for the Best Capital District Cosmetic Dentist? 10 Things to Consider

November 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:46 pm

relaxed dental patientThe American Dental Association recognizes certain specialties that require certification, and, despite its complexity, cosmetic dentistry is not one of them. That means any dentist can offer treatments like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening and claim to be a cosmetic dentist. So, if you are considering investing in an aesthetic treatment, you need to do some research to make sure you’re visiting the best Capital District cosmetic dentist for your needs.  Keep the following 10 things in mind for the very best results.


What’s the Difference Between a Regular Dental Bridge & Dental Implant Bridge?

October 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 1:55 pm
attractive woman on sofa

If you are missing one or more teeth in a row, your restorative dentist may have talked to you about dental bridges. There are a couple of ways to place a dental bridge, including the traditional dental bridge and the dental implant-retained bridge. Understanding the differences between the two can help you make the right decision for your oral and overall health. Keep reading to learn more about dental bridges in Schenectady — including which one may be best for your smile. 


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