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Teeth Whitening

It can be difficult to keep your teeth white and sparkly. As you age, your teeth naturally begin to lose their lackluster. Cigarettes and coffee are also infamous for staining teeth. Foods that are high in tannic acids, like grapes and tea, are also good at staining. If you are worried that your teeth might be losing their dazzle, contact Dr. Paul Bernstein of Bernstein Dental Care LLC. We offer teeth whitening services to our patients.

If cutting back on foods and drinks that stain your teeth isn’t helping, a little extra help might be needed. At your appointment with Dr. Bernstein, you can discuss various whitening options. The most commonly used teeth whitening system is a take-home whitening system. Dr. Bernstein will take an impression of your teeth. This will be used to create your personalized teeth whitening trays. This tray is safe for the bleaching and can be used for a week. At your own home, you will insert whitening gel into the tray. Then you will place the tray onto your…

Soft Tissue Graft

A soft tissue graft is similar to a bone graft. The soft tissue graft restores gum recession in specific areas of the mouth. This gum recession can be caused by a variety of factors, the largest being poor oral health or gingivitis. Dr. Paul Bernstein of Bernstein Dental Care LLC, located in Brooklyn, NY., offers soft tissue grafts. If you are interested or think you might need a soft tissue graft, contact us for an appointment.

In the beginning, a slight gum recession can easily be reversed. It is caused by a lack of proper oral health. Making sure you brush twice a day and floss at least once a day can fix this. It’s also important to make sure that you are visiting the dentist twice a year for your checkups. When the gingiva continues to recede is when it becomes a problem. This recession will open up your mouth to greater risk of infection and bacterial penetration. You might notice that you are more sensitive to hot and colds foods too. If the gums recede so much that the roots of…

Occlusal Adjustment

If you wake up with a sore jaw in the morning or feel like your jaw is lopsided when you bite down, then you might need an occlusal adjustment. An occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of your bite and teeth. It is a relatively painless procedure. Dr. Paul Bernstein of Bernstein Dental Care LLC offers occlusal adjustments to our patients.

Your jaw can become misaligned due to loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. This destroys the even distribution of pressure in your mouth. Once unbalanced, too much pressure is put on one side of the mouth and not enough on the other. This is what causes pain and discomfort. The best candidates for occlusal adjustments are those with loose or shifting teeth. Patients who clench or grind their teeth can also benefit from an occlusal adjustment. Occasionally this corrects teeth sensitivity as well.

At your appointment with Dr. Bernstein, he will use a computer scan of your mouth to identify areas that need adjustment. He does this by taking hu…

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers, or dental veneers, are a cosmetic procedure for helping you achieve the smile that you deserve. These thin durable shells go over your natural teeth, essentially replacing them. At Bernstein Dental Care LLC, located in Brooklyn, NY., Dr. Paul R. Bernstein, D.D.S., is dedicated to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Dental veneers can correct problems such as stained, misaligned, chipped, and broken teeth. It can also help with gaps or spaces between teeth.

The complete veneer process takes between 2-3 appointments with Dr. Bernstein. At your first appointment or consultation, you will discuss what you want your veneers to achieve. There are many different options and choices when it comes to veneers. It is recommended that you do some individual research before your appointment. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what it is you want. The two major choices for veneers are shape and color. In terms of shape, there are rounded veneers and square veneers. Some…

Root Canals

Endodontics is the dental specialty concerning the nerves of the teeth. The most common of these procedures are root canals. These are needed when the tooth becomes infected, usually in the root of the teeth where the nerves are located. If left untreated, an infection can turn into an abscess, causing serious medical consequences. At Bernstein Dental Care LLC, located in Brooklyn, NY., Dr. Paul R. Bernstein provides root canal and endodontic services.

During the procedure, Dr. Bernstein and his staff will numb the infected tooth and area with a local anesthetic. Once the area has been sufficiently numbed, the drilling will begin. Dr. Bernstein will use a drill to go down into the tooth and create an opening into the canal. This allows him to dispose of infected tissue and clean the area. Afterward, a sealant is used to fill the hole and a crown is placed on the tooth.

Remember to listen and follow any and all instructions given to you by Dr. Bernstein and our staff. In modern society, …

Dental Crowns

If a tooth starts to decay or weaken, a crown will be needed to keep the tooth healthy. As we age, our teeth begin to naturally decay, crack, and discolor. Dr. Paul R. Bernstein, D.D.S. can help. At Bernstein Dental Care LLC of Brooklyn, NY., we offer dental crowns and other dental services. If you are in need of a dental crown, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The majority of crowns are made from porcelain, due to the natural look and feel of the crown. Gold crowns and porcelain fused to metal crowns are also available. The porcelain crowns are practically unnoticeable once placed. There’s no need to feel self-conscious or worry about a dental crown negatively affecting your smile.

The crowning process takes between 2-3 visits with Dr. Bernstein. The first visit will partake of the tooth being reshaped. This is done by filing down the enamel for placement. A local anesthetic is used to prevent pain or discomfort. Upon finishing, a mold or impression will be made of the tooth and surroundi…

Bone Grafts

A bone graft is a dental procedure that is needed when a patients jawbone isn't able to support a dental implant or restorative device. It also repairs botched implant sites, structural damage, gum disease, and injuries. The bone graft, once placed and healed, strengthens the jaw for other procedures. Dr. Paul R. Bernstein, of Bernstein Dental Care LLC in Brooklyn, offers bone grafting services.

An implant or replacement tooth can’t be placed if the jaw is not large enough or strong enough. With the majority of cases, this is caused by missing teeth. Teeth are needed to keep the bone and tissue strong. Without it, the jaw bone will disintegrate. An x-ray will allow us to see the state and size of the remaining bone. This lets Dr. Bernstein evaluate and decide if a bone graft is necessary. If so, the bone will either be taken from another area of the mouth or received from a tissue bank.

At the procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia. A cut or incision will be made alo…