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Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Dec. 15 2018

Oral Cancer Melville, NYIf you are a cigarette smoker or tobacco user you know that you are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer, throat cancer, and heart disease. But did you know that you are also at a higher risk of developing oral cancer as well? Whether you smoke or not during one of your regular dental examinations, Dr. Glasser will check for any signs of oral cancer. But what are the signs and symptoms that you as a patient should be on the lookout for? Let’s take a closer look.

White Patches

Have you ever had strep throat? If so then you may have noticed white patches on the back of your throat. Similarly, one sign of oral cancer to look out for are white patches on the inside of your cheeks or on the roof of your mouth. If you notice any of these patches and they aren’t going away, then make sure to contact Dr. Glasser

Persistent Pain

The tricky thing about persistent mouth pain is that it could be attributed to a variety of things including an oral infection, a cavity, or yes, even oral cancer. If you are experiencing any sort of persistent oral pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Glasser so that he can get down to the root cause of it.

Sore Throat

Having a sore throat that’s accompanied by a cold and then goes away after a week is something that’s normal during this time of year. But having a persistent sore throat that you just can’t get rid of may be a sign of oral or throat cancer.

If at any point you are worried that you may have signs of oral cancer, don’t hesitate to give Dr. Glasser a call. To learn more about oral cancer screenings or to schedule your next examination, contact our Melville office at (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

How Technology Is Changing the Dentistry World

Apr. 15 2018

CamX Spectra Melville, NYIn this day and age, if you were to tell somebody that technology matters they would probably look you dead in the eye and say, “Obviously.” But when it comes to just about every part of your life, you may not be quite as aware of how important of a role technology plays— including dentistry. Here at Dr. Dean Glasser's office, we love the latest smartphones just as much as anyone else, and we also make sure that we use the latest technology to serve you better.

Our CamX Triton helps us better treat and diagnose all of our patients so that you have a better experience overall. But what else can the CamX Triton do and why is it so important? Let’s take a closer look.

Eliminates the Need to Use X-Rays In Most Instances

Even though only small amounts of radiation are used during dental x-rays, they can still be harmful to young patients and expecting mother’s. With the CamX Triton Proxi interchangeable head, we can take clear images of your teeth and gums without the need of x-rays in most instances.

Better Image Quality

What is worse than having your dentist show you an x-ray or image that they themselves can hardly read? Just about nothing. With the CamX Triton, Dr. Dean Glasser can not only take clearer more precise images of your teeth and gums, but he can also show you better images that you can visualize.

It Can Diagnose Caries

Another unique benefit to the CamX Triton imaging system is that it can identify caries and plaque without the need for radiation.

Better imaging, no need for x-rays, and easier detection are just three of the unique benefits of the CamX Triton HD system that Dr. Dean Glasser uses. If you want to schedule your next dental appointment and experience this unique imaging system firsthand, contact our Melville office today at (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

3 Toothbrushing Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids

Feb. 15 2018

Pediatric Dentistry Melville, NYYou can teach your kid to grab their toothbrush, put some toothpaste on it, and then let them go to town, but they likely aren’t getting the job done. With a few easy tips, however, you can teach your kids how to properly brush their teeth so that they will have a healthy smile to last them a lifetime.

How to Apply Soft Pressure

The amount of pressure you apply to your teeth when brushing them is crucial. For instance, you want to apply enough pressure so that your teeth get clean, but you don’t want to use so much pressure that it makes your gums bleed. Show your child how much pressure to apply to their teeth when brushing by gently placing your hand over theirs while they brush their teeth so that they can feel firsthand how much pressure they need to apply.

To Use the Right Amount of Toothpaste

For babies under the age of two, you should be applying toothpaste that’s the size of a grain of rice, because it’s enough to clean their teeth without harming them if they accidentally swallow it. For kids that are over the age of two and that can brush their teeth without swallowing their toothpaste, you can start to apply an amount that’s the size of a pea.

To Brush for Two Minutes

You as an adult may not even be aware of this, but you and your children should be brushing your teeth for two minutes at a time while focusing on all teeth. To ensure that your child is brushing their teeth for the entire two minutes, try setting either a timer on your phone or get one of those small minute hourglasses so that they can keep an eye on the time while they are brushing.

By teaching your kids these simply tooth brushing tricks, you can help them fight cavities and have a healthier smile. To schedule your child’s next dental cleaning or to learn more pediatric dental tips, contact our Melville office at  (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

3 Family Goals to Set in 2018 for a Healthier Smile

Jan. 15 2018

General & Family Dentistry Melville, NYNow that the new year is here you likely fit into one of two categories: you are already working on your new year's resolutions, or you still have yet to decide on what you’re going to focus on this year. Whatever category you’re in, there’s one thing for certain: nothing will make your goals more attainable than having the support of your family. So, to help you make your goals that much more in reach, why not set goals together as a family? To help you ensure that your family stays cavity free all year long, we have created a list of three new year's resolutions you and your family can try together to make 2018 your best year yet.

Avoid Sugar

This may be the hardest goal you will set as a family, but it may also be the most rewarding. You may not realize it, but sugar is in just about everything we eat. Yes, it’s in candy and baked goods, but sugar is also in things like pasta sauce, bbq sauce, and even peanut butter. And although a little sugar isn’t going to hurt you, too much sugar can wreak havoc on your blood sugar, waistline, and, you guessed it, even your teeth. Set a goal as a family to try to cut down on your sugar intake this year.

Brush More Often

The American Dental Association recommends that people brush their teeth at least twice a day which most people translate into just twice a day— ignoring the “at least” portion of the recommendation. As a family, try to set a goal to brush more than twice a day. For instance, try encouraging your kids to brush their teeth when they get home from school each day— the extra tooth brushing session will help them cut down on cavities.

Switch Out Your Toothbrushes Regularly

The American Dental Association also recommends that patients switch out their toothbrush every three to four months. If, however, your family isn’t into a habit of switching out their toothbrushes on a regular basis, you may be contributing to cavities and bacteria. Old toothbrushes not only have worn down bristles that don’t clean teeth as well but they also harbor germs and bacteria. Make an alert on your phone to change out your family’s toothbrushes every three months.

By incorporating these three tips into your dental routine, you and your family can have a healthier smile all year long. To learn more about your family’s dental health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dean Glasser at our Melville office today!


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

When Less Is More: Discovering the Benefits of Cam X Spectra

May. 15 2017

dental technologyMore money, more vacation days, a square footage in your house, and more time spent on the beach are all just a few of the things that you likely want more of in your life. However, sometimes there are certain scenarios where less is simply more; including the new Cam X Spectra. As a handheld device that allows Dr. Dean Glasser to take a closer look at your teeth, the Cam X Spectra uses fluorescent light technology to catch dental problems early on. Once the light is used, the images will be transmitted onto a TV screen for both you and Dr. Glasser to analyze. This process will let both Dr. Glasser and you see what areas of your teeth need to be fixed and create a plan. With less invasive procedures, less time spent in the dentist chair, and less discomfort, the Cam X Spectra shows that less, is in fact, more.

Less Invasive Procedures

With Cam X Spectra, Dr. Dean Glasser will be able to catch any oral problems early and start treating them right away. Because dental issues are caught before they get worse with the Cam X Spectra, you won’t have to deal with as many—if any at all—invasive procedures.

Less Time Spent In the Dentist Chair

The more dental problems you have, the more time you have to spend in our office. And although we love seeing all of our patients, you likely have other stuff you want to do with your time. By catching any dental problems early on with the Cam X Spectra, Dr. Dean Glasser will be able to treat it right away and hopefully fix the problem so that you can spend less time in the dentist chair.

Less Discomfort

Both infection and extreme dental procedures can leave you in a whole lot of pain and discomfort. Luckily, by detecting the problem early on with the Cam X Spectra, you can get rid of infections and reduce the likelihood of having to undergo extreme dental procedures—a win, win for you and your mouth.

If you would like to learn more about the Cam X Spectra and how it can make your whole dental experience easier and more efficient, contact Dr. Dean Glasser’s office today to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

Are you Thankful for your Dental Exam?

Nov. 15 2016

dental examThis is the time of year when our sentimental side starts to show. It could be the Fall air and the colorful fluttering leaves the season brings. It might also have a little something to do with all the pumpkin spice lattes. Whatever your trigger for gratitude, we hope you enjoy all the joys of that the changing seasons bring. We want to express our thankfulness for our wonderful patients, and, in this post, we also want to point out a few of the reasons you might feel thankful for your dental exams.

A dental exam may seem an unlikely event to feel grateful for, but here are some of the things that these visits do for you:
1.Your exam can help you see more clearly. What? How can a dental exam help you see more clearly? Let's explain. What you see when you look in the mirror is only a small aspect of what may really be going on in your mouth. We're not just talking about the fact that dental x-rays see below the surface of your gums. Another thing that could happen during your routine exam is that we find plaque or tartar - or both. Sometimes, we even uncover habits such as clenching the jaw or grinding teeth, things that happen during the sleeping hours but that can cause a lot of problems for your mouth. When it comes to protecting your oral health, two heads really are better than one.
2.Your exam can keep you from extensive care. Consider how much easier it is for your dentist to remove a little plaque and tartar than it is to eliminate a nasty infection in the pulp of a tooth. When you keep regular appointments for exams and cleanings, this is far more likely to be the norm.
3.Routine care can mitigate dental anxiety. If you think about what makes you anxious before a dental visit, you may identify aspects of care like having a tooth drilled, or needing shots of anesthetic. If you knew that you wouldn't need these things, you might feel much more at ease seeing the dentist.

There are many more benefits that stem from seeing your dentist every six months. To get on and stay on a great path of oral health, call our Long Island office at (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

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