It is a problem that affects about 40% of Americans at least once a month, and it goes by a few different names: heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. They all describe a common condition where acid in the stomach is able to leak into the throat and mouth. While many people are familiar with the telltale burning sensation it can cause in the chest, few are aware that it can actually harm the teeth as well! Today, a dentist in West Seneca discusses how GERD can affect the teeth as well as how they can help patients keep their smile protected. (more…)
Applegate Dental Blog
June 10, 2018
May 5, 2018
Tooth decay. Two words we have been taught to fear from a very young age. For some, it seems to pop up again and again, leading to multiple cavities and extra trips to their West Seneca dentist. Today, we throw back the curtain to not only reveal the top 3 causes of this all too common problem, but what you can do to combat each one so you can keep your smile healthy, strong, and beautiful for years to come. (more…)
February 14, 2018
One of the most prominent figures in all of American history is George Washington, so of course, a few myths and stories have popped up about him over the past two centuries. Besides the cherry tree, the most common one is about his false teeth, in that they were actually made of wood. Is this true, or just something history came up with? Today, your dentist in West Seneca sheds light on our first president and his troublesome teeth. (more…)
October 1, 2017
It is easy to think at times that everyone takes care of their teeth just like you do. Your oral hygiene routine is probably completely normal, right? To learn more about what people actually do, the American Dental Association recently conducted a survey, and it revealed that America actually has some very strange and potentially dangerous flossing habits. What are they? Do you practice any of them? Read on to learn more about what they discovered. (more…)
September 4, 2017
Bad breath is something that happens to everyone, and that is perfectly OK! It is completely natural for your breath to not always be fresh, but what happens when that not-so-fresh feeling just will not go away, even when you brush your teeth or use mouthwash? Chronic bad breath can be caused by a number of factors, but fortunately, with a few things you can do right at home and a little help from your dentist, you can make sure your breath is something you never need to worry about. (more…)
August 12, 2017
Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but we have good news! Most patients experience significant reduction in pain following their root canal treatment. Root canal therapy is necessary for patients who have experienced tooth decay or damage that accesses the inner layers of the tooth where the nerve system is housed. If you’re in need of a root canal, a skilled restorative dentist will relieve pain and renew your smile. The treatment itself is moderately invasive, but most patients feel completely free from pain within a few days. Keep reading to learn more
July 31, 2017
Have you always wanted a straight smile but do not want to deal with the hassles or restrictions of traditional metal braces? You can choose a simpler and more sophisticated solution with Invisalign in West Seneca. The clear aligners will gradually move your teeth while allowing you to stay confident throughout your treatment. Now is the perfect time to see if Invisalign is right for you, because Dr. Winnick and Dr. Shainbrown are offering a free consultation.
July 28, 2017
How many years have you spent looking at an unattractive smile in the mirror? If the years have passed and you have yet to visit a cosmetic dentist, you may feel like you are just too old and you must live with the imperfections. However, this is not the case. You are never too old to get the attractive smile that you deserve. At Applegate Dental PLLC, we offer porcelain veneers in West Seneca to enhance the appearance of your teeth using an effective and minimally invasive procedure.
May 1, 2017
It is estimated that more than 36 million adults in the United States currently use cigarettes. While it is common knowledge that tobacco use leads to serious health complications, like respiratory disease and cancer, many remain unaware of the complications tobacco use has on your oral health. With May 31st World No Tobacco Day, we want to raise awareness to the damaging affects tobacco has on your dental health. As your dentist in West Seneca, Applegate Dental PPLC, encourages you to say no to tobacco to protect your oral and overall health.