Advantage Dentistry

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Reducing Dental Anxiety in Children

It’s very important for children to have a friendly relationship with their dentist. At Advantage Dentistry in Kenmore, we strive to make our youngest patients as comfortable as possible, but there are things parents can do that will help us to ensure their child’s health.

Visiting the dentist should be a familiar experience for children from an early age. We recommend that they come in for their first check-up when their first tooth comes in. But because children tend to be shy around strangers, they may need to be taught that the dentist and hygienists are new friends who want to help them not get a toothache. It is better not to emphasize to children that they need to be brave since this sends the message there’s something to be afraid of. A parent should also be honest with themselves about whether their own feelings about dental work are influencing the child.

At the office, we can explain to children what we’re going to do and give a demonstration of the instruments we use. It is better not to bring up procedures such as root canals the child is unlikely to need unless they’re really interested. Keep in mind while scheduling appointments that younger siblings are often more receptive to care if they can see an older sibling be examined first.

Scott Seier, DDS, operates Advantage Dentistry at 2887, Elmwood Ave, Kenmore, NY, 14217. To set up an appointment, call 716-877-2275, or visit and fill out a contact form.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nocturnal (Sleep) Bruxism

Are you waking up feeling fatigued after a long night of sleep? Are you waking up with facial pain or jaw discomfort? Sleep bruxism, also known as nocturnal bruxism, is the medical term for clenching or grinding teeth during sleep. A person may notice this consciously, or subconsciously, but it’s important to seek treatment immediately once you realize that this is becoming a problem. Our doctors at Advantage Dentistry may suggest a night guard to alleviate the problem.

Nocturnal bruxism can be a cause for concern depending on the frequency of the person clenching and grinding their teeth. This behavior can cause teeth to become worn down, chipped, or cracked over time, leading to costly dental procedures in the future. Wearing a night guard during sleep can eliminate pressure that is put on the jaw and reduce symptoms of bruxism.

If you have questions or concerns regarding nocturnal bruxism, please 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. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thank You for Your Positive Testimonials!

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 these three patients for their positive reviews, but we would like to thank them for being excellent patients. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!  

“Excellent dental operation. You have the friendliest and competent reception and cashier staff. Everyone is so pleasant.”
- Elizabeth Joseph

“I would like to also add that Scott is the best dentist I have ever had work on me. I would highly recommend him to anyone, especially sensitive people like me.”
- John Wagner

“All my work that needed to be done was done in one day- and the appointment was the next business day from my first exam! I am very grateful for that!!”
- Mary Ann Konovitz

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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a simple procedure involving removal of excess gum tissue.  At Advantage Dentistry, our doctors perform this in order to place restorations on a tooth or to expose more of the tooth for aesthetics.  The short procedure is performed in the office with local anesthetic and gum tissue is removed with a scalpel or laser tool.

If gum tissue is being removed to make room for a restoration like a crown to fit around the tooth, you may only need gum tissue removed from one or two teeth.  Some patients naturally have more gum tissue than others and it can result in the appearance of short teeth or a gummy smile.  In this case, your dentist can remove excess gum tissue along the entire gum line to expose more of each tooth and create an even, stunning smile! If you think your smile would benefit from crown lengthening, please contact us.  

To learn more about crown lengthening 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.