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There Are New Alternatives For Gum Disease Treatment – By Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan

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There Are New Alternatives For Gum Disease Treatment – By Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan


PerioLase is the latest laser treatment for gum disease. What is laser gum treatment? Laser Periodontal Therapy™ utilizing PerioLase is an advanced technique that Dr.Shlafer uses to treat periodontal disease, saving many teeth that had been previously considered hopeless.

A laser light is used to gently remove harmful bacteria and diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This allows the body to heal naturally so that the gum pockets improve and the teeth become more stable. The Laser Periodontal Therapy™ is a wonderful treatment to bring patients back to a healthier state.

There are dramatic patient benefits:

Significantly less traumatic, yet highly effective alternative to traditional “cut and sew” gum surgery.

With no cutting of the gum tissue with a scalpel and no stitches, it means an easy recovery with minimal bleeding and very little time off work.

This treatment option preserves your gum tissue, rather than cutting it away like traditional surgery.

It reduces root exposure and sensitivity.

It reduces infection.

The cost is the same as traditional surgery and covered by most insurance plans.

Who Is A Candidate For This Therapy?

Anyone that has moderate to severe gum disease is a candidate. These are patients with gum pockets of 5mm or greater and bone loss.

Who Can Perform This Procedure?

Only specially trained dentists can provide PerioLase. This requires licensure from the FDA and certification from the Institute for Advanced Laser Technology. Dr.Shlafer is one of the first dentists in America to have this distinction.

The Procedure:

After measuring the bone loss, a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) is inserted between the teeth and gums. The infection is gently cleared away leaving healthy newly sterilized tissues.

Because there is no cutting or stitches, people don’t experience the pain and bleeding associated with traditional gum surgery. This impact for treating gum disease is similar to that of Lasik laser surgery for eyes.

This is gum therapy that you don’t have to fear……………call for a complimentary evaluation to see if you are a candidate for the revolutionary PerioLase Laser Perio Therapy - (248) 918-4205 - www.romanshlaferdds.com

Exceptional Dentistry, Inc. – Dr. Michael C. McVicker, D.D.S. – Biologic, Cosmetic and Holistic Dentist Specializing In: Sleep Apnea Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Mercury-Free Dentistry, No Drilling Dentistry, No Pain Dentistry – Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio

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Exceptional Dentistry, Inc. – Dr. Michael C. McVicker, D.D.S. – Biologic, Cosmetic and Holistic Dentist Specializing In: Sleep Apnea Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Mercury-Free Dentistry, No Drilling Dentistry, No Pain Dentistry – Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio


A native of Toledo Ohio, Michael C. McVicker has been in practice since 1984. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and The Medical College of Ohio Residency Program.

With advanced training in cosmetic, laser, sleep apnea, and biocompatible dentistry, Dr. McVicker is committed to providing the most advanced techniques available today.
Dr. McVicker is committed to providing the most advanced techniques available today. He has completed both Advanced and Masters level series at the world’s premier postgraduate training facility, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He was recognized by the director of the program as being in the top 1% of dentists nationally in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

​ "My goal as a biologic dentist is to help my patients view their dental health as a positive influence in their lives. People today recognize the many benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. Modern esthetic dentistry can fulfill those desires as never before."

Dr. McVicker has received extensive training in neuromuscular dental rehabilitation using Biopak technology, biologically compatible dentistry with the CEREC system, and the treatment of sleep related breathing disorders employing the latest techniques with doppler pharyngometry and rhinometry, helping patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP wear an effective, safe alternative. 

Academy of CAD-CAM Dentistry
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Founding Member of Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
American Dental Association
Ohio Dental Association
Toledo Dental Society


Our state-of-the-art studio and doctor are excited to bring to you the latest advances in modern cosmetic dentistry. Our practice has a vision of patient care which breaks the mold of the typical dental visit. We want to exceed your expectations by providing the highest level of service possible in an attractive, comfortable environment. The smile you've dreamed about is now a reality thanks to recent advances in cosmetic dentistry.

When you arrive at our office, we want you to feel special. Our reception area is complete with a refreshment center featuring gourmet coffee, tea, juices, fruit, and fresh-baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, as well as a handicap-accessible restroom. The relaxed atmosphere of our office is also complemented by a beautiful 450 gallon aquarium! You will be greeted by our Practice Concierge who will offer you a refreshment, give you a tour of our office, and then escort you to our studio where you will meet Dr. McVicker in a comfortable, private setting.

We know that your time is valuable, so we promise never to keep you waiting. We do not schedule more than one guest at a time so that you will always have our undivided attention. After being escorted by your personal Treatment Coordinator to a treatment room, you may choose to use the heated massage unit, TV/DVD glasses to view a favorite show or movie, or choose commercial-free online music using the latest Bose stereo headphones. We also offer each guest a complimentary hot paraffin hand treatment while we help you with your dental needs!

After your treatment is complete, you will be handed a warm, scented towel to refresh yourself and then escorted back to the studio to make any future appointments or take care of any financial transactions. In this way, you will never have to wait for a busy front desk person and are assured privacy when discussing financial arrangements.


The last few years have been revolutionary when it comes to dentistry. Computerization, lasers, video cameras, and a wide array of techniques and materials allow us to transform and revitalize your smile as never before possible!

Here is a description of some of the ways our practice can help you discover the smile you've always wanted! Simply select the new technology you would like to learn more about. 

Diagnodent – Laser Dentistry Technology

Digital X-Rays

Tek Scan

BioPak

Shade Scan

Surgical Microscope

CO2 Laser

Video Microscopy

CEREC 3-D – One Day Ceramic Crowns

No Shots/No Drilling

Invisible Fillings

Intraoral Camera


Design Your Perfect Smile!

Visualize your dream smile right before your eyes! If you have ever wondered how you would look with a perfect smile but are uncertain what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, it is now possible to appreciate the change in your appearance through cosmetic imaging! This complimentary service not only allows you to see the “before and after” of your smile, but to take an active role in designing how you want your new smile to look! In this way, you are better informed of the outcome of your smile make over before treatment is begun.

Cosmetic Smile Imaging uses digitally enhanced photography to show you a realistic view of different smile choices to allow you to customize the look you desire. Below are examples of how this is achieved:


Dental Spa Experience

We are constantly striving to exceed your expectations! Here are some of the special amenities to pamper you during your visits to our studio:

· Heated massage therapy dental chairs
· Your choice of online music using Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones
· Video relaxation with TV/DVD Glasses
· Aroma Therapy
· Hot paraffin hand treatment and jewelry ultrasonic cleaning
· Special neck pillows and soft fleece blankets
· Warm, scented towels after treatment

· Personal lip gloss to avoid chapped lips
· Private consultation and photography studio
· Video games and DVDs for children
· Refreshment Center featuring Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, bottled water, fresh fruit


 

How To Eliminate Tooth Decay Naturally – By Dr. Alex Shvartsman, DDS, MAGD – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Biomimetic Dentist, Laser Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Ozone Dentist – Smithtown, Hauppauge, Commack, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York

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How To Eliminate Tooth Decay Naturally - By Dr. Alex Shvartsman, DDS, MAGD – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Biomimetic Dentist, Laser Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Ozone Dentist – Smithtown, Hauppauge, Commack, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York


  To answer this question we need to go back…back in time.   You may not realize this, but tooth decay was virtually nonexistent 10,000 years ago.  In fact, tooth decay is a relatively modern disease when we look at the 2 million years humans have been living and evolving on this planet.  Tooth decay as well as many other diseases are what used to be called “diseases of civilization” until it became politically incorrect.  However, it is a very fitting name and it includes cardio-vascular disease, strokes, heart attacks, many cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, food allergies, and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Alzhiemer’s, multiple sclerosis, vetiligo, psoriasis, etc.

     Approximately10,000 years ago humans began transitioning form living as hunter-gatherers to farming.  Agriculture has turned out to be a double edge sword. It allowed humans to develop civilization and technology at the expense of our health.  Today at the highest point of human civilization and technological achievement we are sicker than we have ever been before and it is going to get worse!  We went form a diet that we evolved to eat for 2 million years, a diet that gave us our large and impressive brain, to a diet that in the short 10,000 years of agriculture and processed foods that is full of foods that are foreign to our metabolism.  

 We evolved eating a diet of meat, fish, poultry (and the fat that came along with these animals) and seasonal veggies and fruit.  Skeletons of our ancestors showed perfectly straight teeth with zero cavities.  These skeletons also showed people with strong robust bones with muscle insertions similar to today’s top athletes. Of the little over 200 remaining pockets of hunter gatherers left today none of these people show any signs of tooth decay or any other disease of civilization. 

     Our agricultural diet is full of foods that we are not designed to eat. These foods include grains, legumes, dairy, plant oils and exorbitant levels of fructose found in processed food and unnaturally sweet fruit that are available to us year round.  The unnaturally enormous levels of carbohydrates as well as antinutrients and toxins found in these “evolutionarily foreign” foods are making us sicker and sicker. 

     Grains and legumes are the seeds of plants. Since plants have no claws, teeth or legs the only defense against their seeds being eaten is biologic chemical warfare: toxins and antinutrients. Enough of these chemicals survive heating and digestion to wreak havoc on our health.  Dairy is also an unnatural food.  We are the only mammals on this planet that drink the milk of other mammals into adult hood.  Milk makes babies grow and cow babies need to grow FAST! Not only is milk loaded with proteins that are toxic and allergic to humans, it is full of natural (and sometimes unnatural) growth hormones.   Plant oils are loaded with omega 6 fatty acids that are pro-inflammatory and unnatural to our diet. Fruits have been bred to be large and sweet and are now available all year and together with High Fructose Corn Syrup found in everything form ketchup to soda are overloading our liver with fructose and destroying our health and teeth.

     So if you want to stop cavities and cure yourself form “diseases of civilization”, begin eating and moving like our Paleolithic ancestors did. For further reading on this subject I encourage you to read: The Paleolithic Solution by Robb Wolf, The New Evolution Diet by Arthur DeVaney, The Paleo Diet (2010 edition) by Lauren Cordain and Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes.  Visit www.Archevore.com and real the blog form the earliest entries to the present.  I wish you all great health!


To read more about Dr. Alex Shvartsman and his techonolgically advanced practice, Please go Here: 

Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan

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Dr. Roman Shlafer, DDS, PLLC – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Laser Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist – Farmington, Detroit, Livonia, Michigan

 

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Dr. Saul M. Pressner, DMD, FACG – Biomimetic Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Tooth Preservation Dentistry – New York, Queens, Manhattan, New York

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Saul M. Pressner, DMD, FACG – Biomimetic Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Mercury-Free Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Tooth Preservation Dentistry – New York, Queens, Manhattan, New York


About Dr. Saul M Pressner

I have been in practice since 1981 and am highly trained in all phases of dentistry. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and have my certificate in Family Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. I am a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and take many continuing education courses. I am very empathetic and skilled in treating patients who are either very anxious, fearful and/ or nervous about receiving dental care. Our staff includes several dental hygienists, one of whom has a masters in psychology. Our receptionists and dental assistants are very concerned with helping patients who are fearful of dental treatment.

We offer music and relaxation techniques to make patients feel more comfortable. The first appointment is usually a ‘getting to know you’ visit. We try to find out about your fears and your past dental experience and suggest methods to help you overcome them. We work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Credentials and Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Member, New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, New York State Dental Society
  • Internet Dental Alliance Member

Cosmetic dentistry to help you look your best can be found here at Saul M Pressner, DMD FAGD. Dr. Pressner and his friendly staff are ready to help you create the stunning smile you’ve always longed for.

When you choose to place your New York cosmetic dentistry makeover in the hands of a caring and understanding dentist like Dr. Pressner, you’ll be treated as a real person with real concerns that may have prevented you from considering aesthetic or restorative dentistry thus far.

Dr. Pressner is highly trained in a range of dental options including porcelain dental veneers, dental bridges, natural-looking tooth bonding, porcelain crowns and tooth whitening.

You want an experienced, professional New York cosmetic dentist, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Call us at (877)361-7141, or use the easy form on our website. We’ll schedule an exam and show you how cosmetic dentistry can change your life for the better!


Anxiety Free Dentistry – Frequently Asked Questions on Reducing Dental Anxiety

 Q. Why do you need to have regular dental care check-ups?

A. Regular check-ups are needed to monitor your overall oral health. In addition to checking for cavities, your dentist examines the health of your entire mouth and surrounding soft tissues, checking for pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions, oral sores, and gum disease.

Your oral health is connected with your general health. Dental care check-ups can alert the dentist to other medical conditions that have symptoms in the mouth such as diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities. Regular dental care visits are vital to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions affecting your mouth.

Q. What can you do to feel more relaxed during a dental care appointment?

A. With the combination of modern anesthetics and new conscious sedation dentistry technology and techniques, many procedures only have minimal discomfort or are now entirely painless. Dental care providers want their patients to have maximum comfort and approach their treatments with a relaxed attitude and less dental anxiety.

There are a number of ways to decrease dental anxiety:

Tell the dental care staff your concerns. Studies have shown that talking about your fears of possible discomfort actually reduces pain.

Use visualization to picture yourself relaxed, or repeat messages that have a calming effect.

Play your favorite music on a walkman you bring with you (some dental offices are equipped with walkmans, too.)

Arrange a signal with the dental care staff, such as raising your hand, if you need a break or feel discomfort.

Some dental care offices are now offering patients new options for stress-relief: hypnosis, self-hypnosis instructions, relaxation tapes, soft lighting, warm gel-filled eye masks, scented candles, and massaging pillows. These are helpful in reducing stress in patients that suffer from dental anxiety. Be sure to avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine prior to your visit.

Q. Aromatherapy has a relaxing effect for many people. Is this effective for patients undergoing dental treatment?

A. Research studies conducted at Case Western Reserve University have noted that the use of aromatherapy has a significant positive effect on dental anxiety patients. Two-thirds of the patients receiving aromatherapy were more calm and relaxed than those patients without exposure to the scented fragrance oils.

Dentists are concerned about your comfort. Ask your dental provider if aromatherapy is available in the office to help reduce dental anxiety, or if you can bring your own for your dental care visit. Essential fragrance oils are available in health food stores, spas, and some grocery and drug store outlets.

Q. Are dental patients who are considered at risk for bacterial infections advised to take antibiotic medication prior to their appointments?

A. Certain medical conditions, such as heart valve problems or a recent total joint replacement, are considered at risk for infection at the site of the cardiac abnormality or joint replacement. This infection results from bacteria from the mouth entering the bloodstream and working its way to these vulnerable areas.

Consequently, dental care procedures likely to result in bleeding from the gums or mucous membranes will require patients to take antibiotics prior to that procedure. Such procedures could include, but are not limited to, extractions, implant surgery, incision and drainage for oral infection, and professional teeth cleaning.

Guidelines have been established by the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association to provide dentists and physicians with information regarding appropriate regimens for antibiotic therapy. It also outlines those situations when antibiotic therapy is or is not indicated.

There also are other medical conditions warranting antibiotic therapy prior to dental procedures. Be sure to update your dentist regarding your medical history. Your dentist and/or physician will advise you of any special needs.

Q. Where can you receive dental services if you do not have the money to cover the related expense?

A. If you do not have either dental insurance or the money to pay for a dental visit, you should inquire about financial aid from various sources within your community.

You may need to make several calls, but the local dental society, the local public health department, or social service agencies may be able to direct you to sources of assistance. Also, check local hospitals, dental schools, and outreach clinics that may be able to provide dental services at a reduced fee.


I’m proud to offer you laser dentistry for the treatment of many types of cavities. The laser works by emitting a specialized light that targets and destroys dental decay.

Drills are very powerful, and the vibration and the large hole produced can cause discomfort, making some type of anesthesia almost always necessary. With a laser, the light works to destroy and remove decay with no uncomfortable tooth vibration and resulting discomfort. Because the laser is so precise, the decayed part of the tooth often can be selectively removed, leaving a more healthy part of the tooth. Rather than that loud drilling sound, you hear only a gentle tapping.

 

The Pain-Free Approach To Treating Dental Phobia – By Dr. Alex Shvartsman, DDS, MAGD – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Biomimetic Dentist, Laser Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Ozone Dentist – Smithtown, Hauppauge, Commack, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York

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The Pain-Free Approach To Treating Dental Phobia – By Dr. Alex Shvartsman, DDS, MAGD – Holistic Dentist, Biological Dentist, Biomimetic Dentist, Laser Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentist, Pain-Free Dentist, Ozone Dentist – Smithtown, Hauppauge, Commack, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York


Dr. Shvartsman of Smithtown, Long Island focuses on treating people wiyh dental phobia.  The entire staff is comitted to patient comfort.

     Research published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal suggests that people with severe dental phobia may be able to overcome their anxieties with a single session of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).   Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the concept that changing negative thinking patterns and self-defeating behaviors can have a powerful effect on the patient's emotions.  

  CBT is a structured therapy, which involves a partnership between the client and therapist. Together with the therapist, clients examine all elements that maintain a problem, including their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 
 

     A survey on adult dental health published earlier this year by the NHS Information Centre suggests that as much as 12 per cent of people may experience extreme dental anxiety.  60 patients who relied on intravenous sedation before they were able to undergo dental treatment were surveyed.  The study concluded that the benefits were of such significance that the authorst of the study advise dental providers to implement this approach now rather than wait for the results of further research. 

     “Dental phobia is a serious problem because it deters some people from ever going to the dentist, except when they are in severe pain,” Prof Damien Walmsley, scientific advisor to the British Dental Association, said. “At this stage, they may require more invasive treatment than might be the case if they went to the dentist regularly. Sadly, this cycle of anxiety, non-attendance and pain is often repeated in the children of those with dental phobia, perpetuating the problem and feeding another generation of oral health problems.”
 

     The benefits of CBT for severe dental phobia appear to endure over time, the authors of the study, who work at the Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and Heart of Birmingham Teaching 
 
     The initialgroup 60 patients had all attended a specialist dental clinic in Sheffield for people with severe dental phobia, Similar to State of the Art Comfort Dentistry in Smithtown, NY. Half the group were offered CBT, of which 21 accepted the treatment. Twenty of these went on to have dental treatment without having to be sedated. An audit of these patients a decade later found that of the 19 patients who had had CBT and could be located, none had returned to sedation in the intervening ten-year period.