Is your smile ready for Summer?

We are helping our patients prep for the perfect pictures this summer. With weddings, graduations, family BBQ’s, pool and beach days quickly approaching, we know our patients will be snapping more smiling selfies than ever.

  • Let smiles shine! Remember to brush and rinse after eating summer foods, especially berries that can stain teeth.
  • Drink & eat healthy snacks! Chronic exposure to sports drinks can be bad for the enamel since they are acidic and high in sugar. Limit your intake by drinking fruit infused water and eating fresh fruit and vegetables at hand.
  • If you’re away from your tooth brush, chew sugar-free gum with xylitol after your meal to get rid of any food debris.
  • Bright & White! For either a special occasion this summer or to enhance your smile, do an in-office whitening treatment. Lighten your teeth in just 1 hour!
  • Help prevent dental problems over the summer by booking your children’s dental check-up after school ends.
  • Dental Emergencies. Summer fun means hanging by the pool which can be very slippery! Be very cautious but in case of any emergency, Greenwich Cosmetic Dentistry is always a phone call away and available 24/7!

Water Pik Flosser gets the ADA Seal of Acceptance

The ADA recently gave Water Pik Water Flosser the ADA Seal of Acceptance. One of the five Water Pik Water Flosser’s that was approved was our Waterpik Aquarius Professional, which is what Dr. Cohen recommends to his patients.

To earn the Seal of acceptance Water Pik had to endure various clinical studies and laboratory tests that meet ADA requirements for product safety.

This water flosser is easy and a more effective way to floss. Its pulse-modulation technology removes maximum plaque removal, enhanced gum stimulation, and improves circulation. It has a one-minute timer installed and a 30-second pacer ensures thorough water flossing of all areas. The Waterpik Water Flosser is clinically proven to be more effective than traditional floss and helps reduce plaque build-up, gingivitis, and gum disease. This flosser is especially recommended for our patients with implants, crowns, bridges, veneers and braces.

Health Tip: Managing With Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can make drinking your morning coffee or eating an ice cream cone a painful experience.

The American Dental Association’s mouthhealthy.org website suggests how to manage sensitive teeth:

  • Brush with a desensitizing toothpaste.
  • Get a fluoride gel treatment at our office.
  • Have Dr. Cohen apply a crown, inlay or bonding to correct tooth abnormalities.
  • Consider a surgical gum graft to protect an exposed root.
  • Talk to Dr. Cohen about the potential need for any other additional treatment