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Help Your Child Enjoy their First Dental Visit

As parents ourselves, we know that children need a positive start to encourage a lifetime of good oral health habits.Your child’s first dental visit is a big event, and it takes a caring, compassionate team of professionals to help your little one feel comfortable and safe during this exciting step in their development.

Your Attitude Makes All the Difference

Of course, you have to do your part, and half the battle is just getting them to the dentist. It’s understandable if you feel apprehensive about this all-important first visit. If you’re like most of us, you may even be more anxious than your child.

Basically, we just want to protect our kids. Many ...

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Opening the Door to Your Optimal Oral Health

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we emphasize the importance of maintaining optimal oral health because it contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle. We believe that we can help you create the foundation for a healthy smile with a sound preventive approach and proper personal oral hygiene.

We have identified eight key elements that ensure good dental health. By making these a part of your everyday routine, you can do a lot to keep your teeth healthy and strong:

Be aware of your own oral health needs:  We don’t expect you to be a dental expert, so regular dental visits with Dr. Kaplansky can alert you to potential conditions and problems you should ...

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Do You Know How to Avoid Gum Disease?

Are you suffering from gum disease? You may already have the disease and not even realize it! If you have red and swollen gums that often bleed after you brush or eat crunchy or tough foods, you most likely have gum disease.

Depending on the severity of infection and the amount of damage to the gum tissue, bones, and teeth, we can treat gum disease in some of the following ways:

Professional Dental Cleanings

The first step to combating gum disease is almost always a professional cleaning with a dentist. Only a dentist can remove tartar buildup on the teeth.

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we may recommend a procedure called scaling and root planing ...

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Defeat Dental Anxiety for Good!

Dental anxiety, dental phobia, fear of dentists – whatever you call it, you know how overwhelming it can be when that feeling takes control, even when common sense tells you that it’s time to get dental care. If dental fear has a hold on you, don’t be embarrassed - millions of people just like you experience some level of dental anxiety.

Putting off any dental treatment – even routine cleanings and checkups – can play havoc with your oral health. We want you to feel confident about managing your own oral health, so we’ve listed some of the more common dental fears and solutions for dealing with them. In each case, ...

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Replace your Missing Teeth!

You have lots of options when it comes to improving the health, comfort, and beauty of your teeth, so it is important to know which procedures and materials are best for your specific needs. Let’s talk about what it would mean to replace one, several, or all of your natural teeth with dentures or dental implants.

Complete Dentures

When people talk about "having dentures," they are most likely referring to complete, conventional, or immediate dentures. All of these terms are used to describe dentures that replace all of your teeth.

If you've lost all or most of your natural teeth and need to have them replaced with artificial teeth, it makes the most ...

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Dental Insurance 101

Dental Insurance Gasport NY

Finding your way through the intricacies of dental insurance can be challenging, to say the least. Many of us have more questions than answers when it comes to dental insurance coverage. Even the terminology - limitations, exclusions, annual maximums - can make you feel overwhelmed and out of your depth as you try to figure out what’s covered and what isn’t.

You’ve got enough things to figure out in life, and dental insurance should not be another. It’s important, but do you really need to become an expert to get the information you need?

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, our expert team has lots of experience and all the expertise necessary to ...

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We Want to See You Smile!

Smiles | Dentist Gasport NY

A warm, confident smile can set the tone for social and business interactions. When you feel good about the way you look, it shows, and people respond in a positive way.

By the same token, if you are bothered by dental flaws, you just don’t feel like smiling. You become self-conscious and, unfortunately, that’s what people notice. Nobody wants to be greeted with a forced smile. It’s not genuine, and worse yet, your true, wonderful self can’t shine through.

No one wants to cover up his or her true personality, but if you aren't satisfied with the way you look, you probably spend way too much time worrying about what other people ...

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