8 Causes for Tooth Decay

There are various reasons that a person can get tooth decay. Some of the causes of tooth decay can be poor dental hygiene or genetics. Listed below are the top 8 reasons Dr. Richard Beatus at their Bronx, NY dental practices have found to cause tooth decay in their Bronx, NY dental patients:

Acidic Foods: Some foods that contain a lot of acid may harm any exposed nerves at the base of your gums and teeth. To reduce the chances of this pain occurring, try eating foods that are less acidic and you won’t feel as much pain on your teeth and gums.

Tooth Grinding: Grinding your teeth at night can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth. This strain on your teeth can lead to tooth decay. Ask Dr. Richard Beatus about mouth guard options to help you stop from grinding your teeth.

Tooth-Whitening Toothpaste: Tooth whitening toothpaste can help whiten your teeth, but the chemicals in the toothpaste can also wear down your teeth’s enamel and make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Ask Dr. Richard Beatus which toothpaste is the right option for you.

Mouthwash: On that same note, the chemicals in certain mouthwashes can also have an effect on your teeth’s enamel. If you should decide to use a mouthwash, you should choose one that has more neutral ingredients in it so as to not wear down your teeth’s enamel.

Gum Disease: Gum disease can have an effect on your teeth as well. As your gums recede, they expose nerve and root endings on your teeth that can be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, as well as vulnerable to bacteria. Be sure to consult with Dr. Richard Beatus if you think you have the symptoms of gum disease.

Excessive Plaque: Plaque is the sticky clear film that grows on your teeth after you eat or drink. Overtime this buildup can cause cavities to your teeth if it is not removed. Daily brushing and flossing of your teeth will help remove the plaque and keep it away.

Cracked Tooth: If you crack your tooth, contact Dr. Beatus at their Bronx, NY dental practice immediately. Having a cracked tooth can impair you from eating and chewing properly, it can also cause damage to other healthy teeth as well.  Do not wait if you crack a tooth!

Regular Dental Checkups: Maintaining a regular dental schedule with Dr. Richard Beatus at their Bronx, NY dental practice will ensure that your teeth stay clean and healthy. Dr. Beatus will also be able to notice any issues before they can progress and treat you accordingly. Make an appointment with Bronx, NY dentist Dr. Richard Beatus by clicking here.


Cosmetic Dentistry: Improving More Than Just Your Smile

What comes to mind when you hear “cosmetic dentistry”? For most people, they think of a bright, beautiful smile. While you are not going to read here that they are wrong, it is important to understand that cosmetic dentistry offers many more benefits.


Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help patients improve their overall health. Certain procedures have been proven to significantly improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Improve Your Physical Health!


Stronger Teeth – Procedures such as dental implants, dental bonding, and porcelain crowns can be used to restore chipped, cracked, damaged, or missing teeth. The goal of Bronx, NY dentist Richard Beatus and his Bronx, NY dental team at Bruckner Plaza Dental Services is to develop a smile any patient can be proud of while saving as much of the natural tooth enamel as possible. After having a cosmetic dentistry procedure completed, patients often experience stronger and more properly aligned smile that tends to stay healthy, longer.


Jaw Realignment – Cosmetic procedures can prevent teeth from becoming misaligned over time as well as reducing joint pain from TMJ disorders.


Airway Realignment – These procedures help your body breath at night aligning the airway and oral soft tissues. They can end sleep apnea, reduce snoring, and improve the overall quality of your (and your partner’s) sleep.


Increase Your Self-esteem!

Did you know that research has proven a correlation between self-esteem and physical health?  Cosmetic dentistry improves your smile which in turn improves your self-confidence and self-esteem, giving you a greater self-image.


Smiling More!

With your great new-found smile and your greater self-image, you will naturally smile more. Smiling more makes you more attractive to others in all aspects of your life, from business to love. Research has also indicated that people who tend to smile more often live longer and lead a higher quality of life.


What are some cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Teeth Whitening – For the cost and amount of work involved, teeth whitening is an excellent option to get a brighter smile without a major investment. Options include over the counter strips, customized dental trays, in-office bleaching, and more. Talk to Dr. Richard Beatus at his Bronx, NY practice for more information on what would work best for your smile.

Dental Implants – If you are missing teeth, there’s a good chance you feel uncomfortable while smiling. That could lead to self-esteem issues and worse – physical ailments. Luckily, there’s a natural way to replace missing teeth: dental implants. Dental implants can work for one tooth or several. The best part is they should last a lifetime!

Dental Bonding – This quick, one-visit procedure involves using tooth-colored materials that bond to the teeth and can shape, lengthen, or color your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are a thin layer of material placed over a tooth that look extremely natural and resist stains. Even though they are more expensive option, their ability to flawlessly change the shape, color, and length of your tooth for a lifetime makes them an attractive investment.

And more! – There are many more procedures available that depend on your exact needs. Make an appointment with Dr. Richard Beatus and his Brucker Plaza Dental Services’ team by dialing (718) 823-3393 or visit http://www.brucknerdental.com/  to go over your best options. There, Dr. Beatus will demonstrate how your smile and your well-being can benefit.