Advantage Dentistry

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Properly?

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine and our staff at Advantage Dentistry wants to make sure you are doing the job properly. While there are several methods of brushing teeth with a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush may be a little bit more effective depending on the severity of build-up on your teeth. Both types of toothbrushes work equally well, however, it all depends on how frequently you use them.

Using the correct techniques for twice-daily tooth brushing will help promote oral health for the long term. Keep these techniques in mind when you brush your teeth:

  • Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.

  • Move the brush back-and-forth gently in short strokes.

  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of all teeth.

  • To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

If you have questions about oral hygiene give us a call or visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call 716-877-2275. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ZOOM! Whitening for Dramatic Whitening Results

Bright and white teeth offer a smile that radiates confidence. Although you may take good care of your mouth, sometimes stains still occur. In our Kenmore, NY dental practice, here at Advantage Dentistry, we offer ZOOM! Whitening as a professional whitening system that gets results.

When surface stains penetrate the enamel, they can begin to darken the color of the dentin; the center of the tooth. When the dentin darkens, this can darken the whole tooth or turn it a yellowish color. When whitening systems are successful, they go below the enamel’s surface to reach the dentin. When the chemical reaction lightens the color of the dentin, the whole tooth is free to become whiter and brighter. This is the approach ZOOM! Whitening takes.

ZOOM! Whitening is an in-office whitening procedure that combines a whitening gel with an activator light. The gel is applied to your teeth and the light is applied to activate and accelerate the whitening process. The process is separated into three short segments that are all completed within one hour. Depending on your level of staining, within an hour, you could walk out of our office with a smile that is up to ten shades whiter!

If you are interested in a professional-only accessed whitening system that delivers dramatic results, contact us to find out more about ZOOM! Whitening. To schedule an appointment in our Kenmore, NY office, call us at (716) 877-2275 or visit our Advantage Dentistry website,

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mini Implants

When a traditional-sized dental implant is too large to fit where a tooth needs replacement, it is nice to have another option. Here at Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, along with full-sized dental implants, we also offer mini implants.

Mini implants are great for when there is a narrow space a replacement needs to fit into. Because they are about half the size of a traditional-sized implant, there is no incision needed to insert the implant post. This means there is a much quicker healing period and the permanent replacement crown can often be attached in the same day.

Mini implants are also often used as base for dentures. Clipping the dentures into a set of implants offers a much more stable platform for them. Four to six mini implants are installed along the upper or lower jaw line (it can be done for both). Many dentures can then be adjusted so that they can be clipped into the implants. Others will have a new set of dentures created.

Mini implants are also able to last a lifetime with good care. If you think your oral health may benefit from mini implants, schedule a consultation in our Kenmore, NY dental office. To schedule, call Advantage Dentistry at (716) 877-2275 or visit our website,

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dental Implants for Permanent Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are the permanent solution for tooth replacement. While there are other options, they will eventually need to be replaced. This convenience and performance is why Advantage Dentistry here in Kenmore, NY offers dental implants to patients with missing teeth.

There are other options available for tooth replacement like bridges and dentures; which are still popular, but they are not as durable and will need to be replaced in the future. When you have a dental implant installed, you are permanently replacing your tooth with the most realistic option. A dental implant actual has an implant post that is inserted into your bone socket like a real tooth’s root. The titanium post bonds with the jawbone for a durable replacement that can last a lifetime.

The process of installing an implant is surgical, so there will be a healing time required before a permanent crown can be attached as the replacement tooth. During the healing time, a temporary crown will be worn to protect the area and allow you to use the tooth normally.

Choosing a dental implant to replace your missing tooth will ensure that your smile is back for good. Any speech problems will also be fixed and you will be able to enjoy eating again.

If you are ready to replace one or more of your missing teeth, consider dental implants for permanent results. To schedule an appointment with Advantage Dentistry here in Kenmore, NY, call our office at (716) 877-2275 or visit our website,