Advantage Dentistry

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a procedure to remove a frenulum, which is a muscular attachment between two tissues, from the mouth. We perform frenectomies at Advantage Dentistry to correct a number of issues patients may have with their teeth, lips, and tongue.  There are three frenulums in your mouth.  One is located underneath your tongue, and removing this is called a lingual frenectomy.  Patients with an enlarged frenulum underneath their tongue will not be able to move their tongue freely.  This can impede breastfeeding interferes with speech and is often called ‘tongue tie’. Lingual frenectomies are typically performed on young patients, who can recover quickly and continue to develop their speech.

The other two frenulums are between the front teeth (both upper and lower) and connect the inner surface of the lip with the gum. Removing this attachment is called a labial frenectomy.  Patients who have receding gums can benefit from this procedure because a strong frenulum from the gum to the lip can cause extra pulling on the gums and lead to further recession.

To learn more about frenectomies and all the services we provide, visit for more information.  To schedule your appointment with Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call our office at 716-877-2275.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dental Bonding Breakage

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that our doctors at Advantage Dentistry use to fix chips, cracks, or fractures in teeth. Accidents happen, so if you chip a tooth, dental bonding can be used to repair it. Though dental bonding has the same appearance of tooth enamel, it doesn’t have the same strength. Though dental bonding has many advantages and can last up to 7 years with proper oral hygiene, we’d like to let you know what to do if the bonding breaks.

Dental bonding is made up of composite resin like clay, and it molds to the tooth that needs repair. The success of your bonding isn’t up to the dentist however, it’s up to you. Dental bonding can be damaged by acidic foods and eventually wear over time if a patient isn’t careful. It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day to ensure that the bonding stays intact. If you notice a difference in the tooth that has been bonded or notice chips or cracks on the tooth, give us a call immediately as it may need to be restored.

If you have questions or concerns regarding dental bonding or cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call. To learn about our services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To book an appointment with one of our dentists at Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call 716-877-2275.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

If you desire a straighter smile, Invisalign makes it easy. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but also removable. This allows patients to live their life the way they want to, without worrying about metal brackets, wire tightening, or brushing and flossing in between braces. At Advantage Dentistry, we are excited to offer Invisalign to patients.

After our doctors map out your treatment plan, your aligners will be created in the Invisalign lab. Once they return to the office, the aligners will fit comfortably on your teeth. Each aligner is designed to shift certain teeth at a time, moving them horizontally and vertically, and even rotating them when needed. You’ll need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day for two weeks to maximize their potential to get the desired results. Treatment time depends on the individual case, but once your treatment is over, our doctors will discuss retainer options.

If you would like to discuss your orthodontic treatment options, please give us a call or visit for more information about Invisalign. To book an appointment with one of our dentists at Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call 716-877-2275.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Drink Water for Optimal Oral Health

Having a healthy mouth depends on what you choose to put into it. Sugary beverages such as soda and juice can leave unwanted sugar behind on your teeth. Water, however, cleans your mouth with every sip, which is why our doctors at Advantage Dentistry want to explain the benefits of drinking more to benefit your smile.

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and a healthy amount can be found in the water that we drink. Water washes away leftover food particles that weren’t removed by brushing and flossing. Additionally, because saliva is our mouth’s primary defense against tooth decay, drinking water replenishes it while keeping us hydrated. Drinking water is not only beneficial to your oral health, it’s important for your overall health! So next time you reach for a beverage to wash down your food, go guilt-free with water.

If you have questions or concerns about dental health, give us a call. To schedule your appointment with Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call our office at 716-877-2275 or visit our website for more information about the services we provide. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thank You for Your Positive Reviews

Here at Advantage Dentistry, our staff appreciates feedback from our patients because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our staff would not only like to thank Judith S. for this positive review, but we would like to thank her for being an excellent patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!  

“I feel more comfortable with a dentist and the assisting staff – make you feel very comfortable and welcome. You are the best of the best – that’s a lot for me because I’m very afraid of the dentist.”

– Judith S.

To leave a review or to learn more about services we provide at the office, visit www.advantagedentistry.comfor more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, NY, call 716-877-2275.