How painful is placing dental implants?

When I see a patient with a missing tooth or area of multiple teeth missing I almost always get a question or a comment: that sounds painful! Is it? In my over a decade practice of dentistry I have seen hundreds of implants, placing and restoring them. So I can assure you from experience that [...]

2017-09-27T16:48:13+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

Holiday Specials on most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Just in time for the holiday season, we are offering fantastic specials on our most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Invisalign, Zoom, Veneers and more are featured! Contact our office and reserve your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shalit. She will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding these procedures or any other. Learn [...]

2017-04-15T11:38:55+00:00 October 26th, 2016|

A note about smile galleries

Dentists who are interested in providing cosmetic dentistry services will often post a smile gallery displaying their work. We noticed a smile gallery on a dental website that is particularly interesting. It belongs to Dr. Donald Currie, a dentist in York, Pennsylvania. What I like about it particularly is that, first, it is easy to [...]

2017-06-28T08:33:14+00:00 December 9th, 2013|

The effect of bulimia on teeth

We saw a pathetic photograph of teeth damaged by bulimia: These photographs, by the way, are courtesy of Chal Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the view of the insides of the upper front teeth. All of the enamel is missing from all six front teeth and this patient is down to bare dentin on [...]

2017-09-27T16:47:01+00:00 October 1st, 2013|

Holistic Dentistry

Here at Pure Zen Dentistry we are mercury-free. Many people are concerned about the possible toxicity of the mercury in silver fillings, which are actually about one-half mercury. There is no need to worry about that at our office, because we use mercury-free composite fillings and do not use the silver-mercury amalgam at all. A [...]

2017-06-28T09:13:33+00:00 July 18th, 2013|

Bleeding gums

There are many things that can cause your gums to bleed. The early stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, can cause your gums to bleed. If your gums are swollen, red, or if they bleed when you brush your teeth, make an appointment with your dentist to examine your teeth and gums. Bleeding gums may occur [...]

2017-06-28T09:22:39+00:00 December 25th, 2012|

Can a cold make my teeth hurt?

I’ve had 3 bad colds in the past 6 months or so. The most recent one started on Monday and now it’s full blown. I’ve never had this happen with before with colds but with every cold lately my teeth hurt. It might be a coincidence but can a cold make my teeth hurt? – [...]

2017-06-28T09:46:30+00:00 December 14th, 2012|