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Oral Health During COVID-19:

November 30th, 2021

Oral Health During COVID-19:

Most families and communities have made staying healthy during the pandemic a priority; getting vaccinated and updating their immune system with booster shots. As such, your oral health is an essential component of your personal physiology and chemistry.

Here at Robert Marc Dental, our team understands your concerns, and are dedicated to supporting you stay on top of your health at home and at the dental practice.

Why You Must Maintain Your Oral Health During COVID-19

Individuals with pre-existing conditions or weakened immune systems are more at risk to contracting the virus, and experiencing its worst effects.  Therefore, its important to monitor the situation with your overall health, as well as your dental needs.

The following issues highlight the need for greater oral care, specifically under these stressful conditions:

  • 1 out of 4 Americans have untreated tooth decay/cavities
  • Poor oral health can impact the accuracy of testing for COVID-19
  • One in three adults have not been to the dentist in the last 12 months
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the most frequent underlying co-morbidity factors in COVID-19 patients
  • 50% of 6-8 year olds have dental caries

Good Habits at Home to Help Your Oral Health

  • Brush twice a day, preferably with an electronic toothbrush, for 2-3 minutes at a time
  • Applying the correct toothpaste—depending your requirements; ie; sensodyne; periodontax
  • Floss before going to bed and before brushing
  • Wash your hands with anti-bacterial gels, and hot water routinely, and limit touching your mouth
  • Use recommended mouthwashes and eat a balanced diet to level the pH balance for your mouth

Aside from the above tips, all of our patients at Robert Marc Dental should disinfect their toothbrushes daily. Everyone should rinse the brush head for a few minutes with a .5% Hydrogen Peroxide solution.  This application will combat the fact that the virus can live up to 3 days on surfaces, and reduce the risk of it spreading. Additionally, keeping the toothbrush covered, and changing the brush or head is also helpful.  The more attention to the above will help reduce risk, and help your overall oral health.

Dental Checkups During COVID-19?

Here at Robert Marc Dental all of the staff members are doubly vaccinated, and we incorporate all the necessary precautions for further protection from the virus. Whether it’s gum discomfort or dental calculus, ignoring the beginning phases of the problem will increase the risk of more serious results, and treatments.

If you are planning to schedule a dental checkup, know that we take your health and safety very seriously and thus we have incorporated the following procedures:

  • Minimal time spent in the office, especially in common areas/waiting room.
  • The presence of hand sanitizers.
  • The use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by patients and staff.
  • A contact-less credit card machine that minimizes touching surfaces and handling physical items.
  • High-quality HVAC systems as well as filtration systems.

Here at Robert Marc Dental, we spent months making the necessary changes to keep you safe during your visits. Maintaining good oral health with dental cleaning procedures and oral screenings during COVID-19 has never looked better.

COVID-19 has impacted us all on some sort of level- socially, familial, financial, psychological etc., and oral care isn’t any different. However, with the right daily habits, and the correct approach with professional and emergency treatments, you can stay healthy.

For further tips on preventative and routine dental care during these odd times, Robert Marc Dental is here to help and answer any questions or concerns you or your family member may have.  Contact us to schedule an appointment today!!

Healthy Confident Smile- With Implant Supported Dentures

November 16th, 2021

Healthy Confident Smile- With Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures provide the ability for patients eliminate all the aggravations associated with traditional dentures. No denture adhesive. No concern about teeth movement. No concern about what you eat.

In the past, when most people needed to replace entire sets of teeth, they turn to traditional dentures. However, dentures don’t offer a very high level of comfort or confidence and they must deal with the aggravations associated with denture adhesive.

That is why, at Robert Marc Dental, Dr. Schulman offers a state-of-the-art approach to replacing the entire arch of teeth utilizing 4 implants on the upper and lower part of your mouth- known as the All-on-4 treatment.

Why only 4 Implants?

The reason why only 4 implants are necessary to replace all of your upper or lower teeth is that 2 of those implants are usually tilted backward to avoid your sinus cavity. These implants are longer than the other 2 implants. Consequently, working together, all 4 dental implants can provide the stability needed to support all of the teeth in the upper jaw or lower jaw. Normally, two implants are placed near the front of the mouth, inserted in a nearly vertical alignment. The other two are inserted towards the back of the mouth are
usually placed at a steeper angle for greater stability and support due to the increased contact with the bone of the jaw. This procedure eliminates the costly need to have an implant placed for every tooth that will be placed.

How do I know if Implant supported dentures are right for me?

Counter to advertisements or articles you might read, All-on-4 treatments are not for everyone. It is critical that a trained clinician assess each situation. As a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Schulman has the specialization necessary to evaluate each case.

In order to ensure that the All-on-4 treatment is suitable for you, Dr. Schulman takes a dental CT scan and performs further diagnostic analysis. This will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the dental implants procedure.

What are the benefits of implant supported dentures or other implants?

#1-Better Esthetics & Greater Self-Confidence
Your dental implants will be covered with natural-looking teeth. As a result of their natural appearance and functionality, you will feel much more confident when eating or smiling. There is no need to worry about them moving or sliding when you speak, smile, or eat. Being concerned about loose dentures moving or even falling out won’t be an issue any longer.

#2- Easy to Maintain & More Durable

Your All-on-4 implants can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. You can continue with your normal oral care without the need or hassle for dental adhesives that are usually needed when you have traditional dentures.

#3- Long lasting
All-on-4 implants that are done and cared for correctly can last a lifetime! What’s more, you won’t have to go through fitting sessions that traditional dentures require. This denture-alternative provides you with a long-lasting solution that also offers greater comfort and convenience.

#4- Increased tooth functionality
Since dental implants act as natural teeth, the supportive and stable base of your All-on-4 implants will enable you to have a regular diet. You will not have to deal with concerns about speech clarity, gum sensitivity or movement of your teeth.

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your beautiful smile, your confidence and the full functionality of your teeth, then you should consult Dr. Schulman about getting All-on-4 dental implants.

Call us at 914-949-8101 or contact us online and schedule your free consultation today!

Don’t lose your Dental Benefits!

November 1st, 2021

Don’t lose your Dental Benefits,

How many times have you said to yourself, “I am just too busy to get to the dentist before the end of the year”? Most people do not realize this not only negatively effects your oral health but can also cost you thousands of dollars in un-used insurance coverage.

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, when it comes to dental benefit plans, millions of people each year are ringing in the New Year leaving money on the table. They estimate that only 2.8% of people reached or exceeded their plan's annual maximum. That means that 97.2% are not utilizing all their benefits.

At Robert Marc Dental, we have heard multiple times from our patients who have not used their insurance benefits all year, and then come in December to use their coverage, only to find out their benefits are lost. Whether you are paying for dental care through a benefits plan or using an FSA, your current plans will most likely run out on December 31. In fact, many insurance plans pay for services on completion and therefore if your treatment is not completed by December 31, then it will use the following years benefits.

As a result, at Robert Marc Dental, Dr. Schulman recommends you schedule appointments in November to utilize all your benefits.
To find out more about how to manage your annual insurance benefits, or to schedule a visit, please call Robert Marc Dental at 914-919-8101.


What’s an intraoral camera?

November 6th, 2019

One of the greatest features our team at Robert Marc Dental offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help our patients. While X-rays help us detect any problems in your mouth and give us valuable information on what is bothering you, they often don’t give Dr. Schulman a complete view of everything that is going on inside your mouth. With the use of an intraoral camera, we can see every aspect of your teeth and mouth with incredible detail, uncovering cracked or fractured teeth, excessive wear, carious lesions, cavities, or other issues that may be hidden. When we can discover oral problems early on, your treatment is much less invasive and often saves you money down the road.

An intraoral camera allows Dr. Schulman to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums and allows us to make an accurate diagnosis.  With clear, defined, enlarged images, Dr. Schulman and our team see details that standard mirror examinations may miss. It’s much easier to understand what is happening in your mouth if you can see the problem on a computer monitor, and it means faster diagnosis and less chair-time for our patients!

Intraoral cameras are small, about the size of a dental mirror, and emit a light onto the tooth. The tooth will emit a color that lets Dr. Schulman determine if the tooth is healthy or diseased. Intraoral cameras also allow us to save your images on our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These treatments can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.

For any questions about the intraoral camera, we encourage you to ask Dr. Schulman or our team during your or your child’s next visit or by giving us a call at our convenient White Plains, New York office.

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