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Pain-Free Dentistry in Bernardsville May 18th, 2021

IF THE THOUGHTof going to the dentist makes you extremely nervous or you have difficulty tolerating dental treatment, we can help! For many people, fear of dentists (dentophobia) is so intense that it prevents them from getting the treatment their teeth need. Regrettably, this often originates with previous bad experiences...

Benefits of Laser Frenectomy Treatment Apr 7th, 2021

What is a lip-tie or tongue-tie? In order to understand these conditions, let's start with the frenulum. A frenulum is a small piece of connective tissue that inhibits too much movement of an organ. Our mouths have a lingual frenulum – connects the underside of the tongue to the floor...

March is National Nutrition Month Mar 12th, 2021

You have heard it a million times...brush, floss, visit the dentist, repeat. But there's more to having a healthy mouth than that. A healthy diet is also a crucial component for a better smile. How does a poor diet affect my teeth?  While completely preventable, tooth decay is the single...

Be More Confident with Dental Cleanings & Cosmetic Dentistry Feb 27th, 2021

Your hygienist and your dentist are your key partners when it comes to making sure you have a healthy mouth. It's important that you make the time (at least every 6 months) to come to our Bernardsville office for a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam. What Can You Expect...

Cutting-edge Dental Technology Feb 16th, 2021

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, our talented dental team has the technology, training, and experience to provide you with quality dental care that will give you the smile of your dreams.  We strive to make sure our patients are not only healthy, but comfortable and relaxed. The right equipment makes a...

Get a Smile Makeover with Dental Veneers Jan 15th, 2021

It is not vain or shallow to want a nice smile that is free of damaged, stained, or missing teeth. Numerous studies have found a direct link between people's self-esteem and happiness and the aesthics of their smile. People who love their smiles tend to be more confident and just...

A Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe Dec 1st, 2020

Let's get right to it...the holiday season is full of indulgences. It's wise to avoid over indulging and keeping things in moderation. That being said, these soft & chewy ginger cookies are a perfect treat on a cold day. We hope you enjoy making and eating them. Maybe it will...

Aligned Teeth are Healthy Teeth! The Hidden Benefits of Invisalign Nov 17th, 2020

Invisalign treatment is an amazing way to give yourself a 100-watt smile that can light up any room! A great smile, one with straight teeth, plays an important role in maintaing oral health which in turn can impact your total body health. Did you know that misaligned teeth can lead...

Your Insurance Benefits Nov 4th, 2020

Did you know that dental insurance benefits typically expire at the end of the year? That's right! If you don't use your benefits by December 31st, you risk losing them. Whether you have remaining insurance benefits or you've set aside funds in a flexible spending account (FSA), the time is...

Back-To-School Checkups Aug 20th, 2020

Although this summer has been unique and full of various challenges, it is time for the back-to-school season to begin. Whether your child will be going back to school in-person or you've chosen a remote option for this year, once school is in full swing, it can be a lot...

5 Ways Modern Orthodontic Treatments Can Change Your Life Jul 9th, 2020

Here at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we firmly believe that everyone deserves to have a simply amazing smile. Crooked teeth, gaps in your teeth, or other problems with your smile can keep you from smiling. And not smiling can negatively impact your life in so many ways. People often feel...

Protecting your oral health during COVID-19 Jun 16th, 2020

At this unprecedented time in history, people around the world are turning their attention to staying healthy. While we can’t control all the outcomes of this virus, we do have control over the decisions that we make every day when it comes to our health and wellness. Your Oral Health...

Practice Updates Regarding COVID-19 Apr 20th, 2020

Temporary Changes to Our Schedule At this time, we will be in the office to treat patients with dental emergencies. A member of our team, however, will be available by phone and email to answer all of our patient's questions. We are also able to schedule a virtual consult with...

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Best Feb 19th, 2020

We understand how important it is to have a smile that makes you feel good! When you smile, you'll notice that people around you will want to smile, too! We want you to be proud of your smile. That is why we offer Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems to our patients....

Treat your jaw pain in 2020 Jan 21st, 2020

If you suffer from unexplained ear pain or wake up with jaw pain or headaches each morning, you may be suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD). You're not alone; more than 10 million people across the country experience ear and jaw pain caused by this disorder of their jaw bone (TMJ). ...

What are CEREC Same Day Crowns? Dec 8th, 2019

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we are committed to always giving our patients a reason to smile...and we also value their time! When it comes to dental prostheses (commonly known as crowns). We use CEREC technology, and can fit you with ceramic crowns in one visit! That means only one injection...

How Veneers Can Help Your Smile Nov 19th, 2019

If you’re not happy with your smile, modern dentistry can work wonders to improve it. A new smile may even change your life.   Happiness from the outside in Do you know that smiling can actually make you happier? Studies show that the simple act of smiling can improve your...

Insurance Benefits, End-Of-Year, and You! Oct 16th, 2019

It’s that time of year again! You may be busy with work and school schedules, enjoying the beautiful Fall weather in Bernardsville, and making upcoming holiday plans. Whatever you're up to, we doubt you're spending your time thinking about your available or unused dental insurance benefits! Whether you have insurance...

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month With Our Team Oct 9th, 2019

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. We think making sure that mouth of yours is clean (and healthy) on the regular is worth celebrating! Keeping your oral health on track is a great way to keep bacteria at bay. One way to take care of your mouth is by keeping...

Say Selfie! Check out the new SmileView experience from Invisalign. Sep 26th, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your smile would look with straighter teeth? Invisalign has made it easy with their SmileView experience app. Simply, take a selfie or upload a photo of yourself to the Proud To Smile SmileView experience page by Invisalign and in seconds you’ll be able to see your smile transformation....

Myofunctional Therapy and Naturally Straight Teeth Sep 9th, 2019

Did you know that there is an alternative to braces to create beautiful, naturally straight teeth? Although braces are effective in forcing teeth into straighter alignment, teeth will often start to become crooked again without a permanent retainer. This is because braces do not address the underlying issues that actually...

60 Minutes for a Whiter Smile Aug 12th, 2019

Having a smile full of dazzling white teeth will not only turn heads but will do wonders for your self-confidence and, ultimately, your quality of life. It’s an affordable, safe way to dramatically improve your smile in just one dental appointment. Therefore, it’s no surprise that tooth whitening has become...

Five Healthy Sleep Habits Jul 10th, 2019

Do you sleep well? If you are like the 50-70 million people in the United States that report experiencing sleep problems, your answer might very well be “no”. Your behaviors during the day, and especially before bedtime, can have a major impact on your sleep. They can promote healthy sleep or contribute to...

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign! Apr 24th, 2019

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, our talented dental team has the technology, training, and experience to provide you with quality dental care that will give you the smile of your dreams.  We proudly offer orthodontic services, including Invisalign. Invisalign is the world’s leading clear aligner and over 6 million people...

5 Factors That Could Lead to TMJ Mar 1st, 2019

Affecting approximately 10 million Americans, TMJ is an acronym often used to describe disorders of the temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. One temporomandibular joint is located on each side of your face, just in front of your ears. Also known as TMD, temporomandibular...

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Fix Your Flaws Feb 6th, 2019

The cosmetic dentistry industry grew 2.5% between 2013 and 2018, a sign that people increasingly are using cosmetic dentistry to fix their dental flaws. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville invests in the latest technologies to make sure you have access to reliable, effective cosmetic dentistry options. Whether you have broken teeth...

Stay on Top of Your Oral Health in 2019 by Scheduling an Appointment Jan 10th, 2019

Regular check-ups are the cornerstone of good dental health -- and even your overall health. Start your year off right by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Swaintek-Lamb here at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville. When you come in for a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam every six months, it’s not...

The Effects Sleep Apnea Can Have on Your Overall Health Dec 5th, 2018

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs as the individual’s breathing is interrupted repeatedly throughout the night. If you snore, awaken in the night, or wake up exhausted, you may have sleep apnea -- or you may not even be aware that it’s happening. But when your breathing stops...

Experiencing Severe Headaches? They Might Be Caused by a Misaligned Jaw Nov 9th, 2018

Migraines and other chronic headaches, can be, well, a pain. The top of your head feels as though it’s about to explode. Excruciating pain radiates to the sides of your head, your neck, your eyes. You can’t seem to think about anything other than making the pain go away. You...

How Veneers Can Restore Both Your Health and Your Confidence Oct 18th, 2018

When you have a healthy, beautiful smile, you’re eager to share it with the world! White teeth, evenly aligned and with no trace of damage or decay, are definitely something you want to show off. If you aren’t one of the fortunate few who come by a dazzling smile naturally,...

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Sep 26th, 2018

If you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease, accident, injury, or any other reason, you have a natural-looking, permanent tooth-replacement option: dental implants. Essentially, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a cosmetic dentist or dental surgeon places directly into your jawbone. Once in place, the root can...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help Aug 16th, 2018

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help       You may avoid addressing the heavy snoring and intermittent waking associated with sleep apnea because the typical treatment -- a loud, bulky CPAP machine -- is a hassle. But sleep apnea does more than disturb your bedroom partner --...

Your Headaches Could be Caused by Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping Jul 30th, 2018

The most common symptom of teeth grinding is a headache, and many people don’t even realize they’re doing it. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb specializes in cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, in New Jersey. She treats patients of all ages who often wake up with a headache. Learn...

How Early Intervention With Functional Appliances Help Open Kids' Airways Jun 22nd, 2018

Functional orthodontics focuses on more than your child’s appearance. It also deals with the complex functioning of their jaw. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb understands the intricate balance of your jaw’s muscles, teeth, nerves, bones, and airway in your overall health. Functional appliances can balance all of...

The Connection Between Nighttime Teeth Grinding, Bruxism, and Sleep Apnea May 25th, 2018

Did you know that one in four people with sleep apnea also shows the signs and symptoms of bruxism, or nocturnal teeth grinding? At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we understand the connection between sleep apnea and nighttime teeth grinding and are here to help you find a solution to get...

Why Dental Hygiene is Important Apr 17th, 2018

You may brush your teeth every day and floss most days of the week, but good dental hygiene does more than help your breath smell better. It also prevents cavities and gum disease and may help ensure you don’t have to replace your natural teeth with false teeth somewhere down...

No Matter How Tired You Are, Keep Flossing! Feb 7th, 2018

Once you’ve worked a full day, transported kids to and/or from practice, had dinner with your family, helped with homework, and prepared for the next day, you’re exhausted. When you’re that tired, it’s easy to skip out on one of your evening health practices. Often, the step my patients chose...

5 Habits That Cause Jaw Pain Feb 7th, 2018

When patients come to Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville with jaw pain, we look for the most simple explanation first. Identifying the cause then addressing it is far easier than jumping right into cortisone shots, orthodontic treatments, or even surgeries. While we are more than happy to treat your jaw pain...

Why Suffer With Jaw Pain? Jan 7th, 2018

Does your jaw click or pop when you chew, yawn, or speak? Do you tolerate jaw pain, shrugging it off as “normal?” Do you sometimes have unexplained earaches, neck aches, and headaches? These are all indications that you may be dealing with more than you bargained for and there are...

Keep Mercury in the Solar System, Not in Your Mouth Jan 7th, 2018

You’re sitting with friends or family looking through old pictures when you come across one of yourself. It’s a good one: your chin is up, there is a gleam in your eyes, and you’re wearing your biggest genuine smile. Upon closer inspection, you realize that you’re not so crazy about...

Had It With Dentures? Let’s Talk Implants! Dec 7th, 2017

For centuries (yes, really), dentures have been the go-to solution for missing teeth. As long as they’ve been around, however, they’re not without their failings: dentures lack the security required to eat and speak normally; seeds and small food particles can get trapped beneath the dentures and irritate the gums;...

The Other Benefits To Adult Braces Dec 7th, 2017

When people think of orthodontics, they often envision a mouth full of brackets, wires, and bands. If you’re an adult who wasn’t given the opportunity to wear braces when you were younger, this may seem unappealing, no matter how unhappy you are with your smile. Orthodontics have come a long...

Introducing … Serena Kelleher, Patient Care Coordinator Nov 7th, 2017

So many factors make Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville the best dental practice in New Jersey. First and foremost is our patients; helping you reach your dental goals and giving you the smile of your dreams is what we live for. The second factor is our amazing team. This month, we...

How Snoring Really Can Affect Your Health Nov 7th, 2017

If you live with someone who snores, you’re probably at your wit’s end. While your partner seems to be sleeping like a baby, snoring away, you’re wide awake. You’ve tried white noise machines and ear plugs, and your partner has tried nasal strips and decongestants – but the problem persists....

How Dentistry Can Help With Sleep Apnea Oct 7th, 2017

Does your sleeping partner complain that you snore? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Do you have trouble staying alert during the day? These are all symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea – a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is more than a simple annoyance to those...

Make Your DREAM SMILE a Reality With Cosmetic Dentistry Sep 7th, 2017

Do you tend to smile with a closed mouth? Do you subtly cover your mouth with your hand when you’re laughing among friends? Do you look at pictures of yourself and think, ‘that would be such a great picture if I had a better smile’? If any of these sound...

Why Your Kids Need to See the Dentist Before School Starts Aug 24th, 2017

The new school year is nearly here. You’re grabbing school supplies, scheduling health check-ups and shopping for back-to-school clothing, but is a dental visit on your checklist? Dental x-rays and cleanings are an essential part of your child’s health, especially if they’re between the ages of 12 and 18 when...

Are Your Headaches Tension or TMJ-Related? Jul 31st, 2017

There are dozens of headache types, and potentially hundreds of causes behind them. Tension headaches are one of the most common, but their symptoms are so similar to TMJ disorders (TMD) that many men and women are misdiagnosed. June is Headache and Migraine Awareness Month, and our dentist in Bernardsville...

The Finishing Touch Your Smile Makeover is Missing is BOTOX® Jul 31st, 2017

Smile makeovers are the best way to completely transform your teeth, leaving you with a sparkling, straight grin that most patients find hard not to show off. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can involve any number of dental choices to improve the appearance, function and health of your teeth—the newest of...

Are Cosmetic Dentists the Best Option for Facial Injectables? May 10th, 2017

When you think of injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm, you probably think of plastic surgeons and dermatologists, but did you know our cosmetic dentist in Bernardsville also offers these age-defying products? Dentists are not new to injectables. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to treat TMJ Disorders (TMD), migraines...

BOTOX® Can Treat Lockjaw and TMJ Disorders May 2nd, 2017

Everyone has two temporomandibular joints (TMJ) on either side of their jaw, which connects the jawbone to the skull. When the alignment of your TMJ is off, it can result in a TMJ Disorder (TMD). TMD symptoms often involve a clicking or popping jaw, lockjaw and facial pain. This condition...

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers in Cosmetic Dentistry Feb 1st, 2017

Bernardsville cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is pleased to offer both BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to address unattractive signs of aging around the lips, mouth, and throughout the face. However, these two cosmetic services, while similar, work in very different ways and provide very different benefits. Both options can...

Flex Benefits and Smile Perfection Dec 1st, 2016

Do you have a flexible spending account? If so, your benefits are most likely set to expire at the end of the month, taking with them any contributions you have made and eliminating your ability to access those funds for uncovered medical expenses. To avoid this problem, Morristown cosmetic dentist...

The Best Solutions for Missing Teeth Nov 15th, 2016

Missing teeth pose both an aesthetic and a functional problem. Depending on the location, even a single missing tooth can detract heavily from the appearance of your smile. Regardless of location, missing teeth change bite tension, may allow adjacent teeth to slip out of place, produce uneven tooth wear, and...

Start Planning Your Holiday Smile Today Oct 14th, 2016

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the best time to contact Morristown cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb to start planning improvements that will allow you to put your best smile forward during family and social events. Offering a full range of cosmetic dentistry services, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb can customize a...

Options for Financing Your Cosmetic Dental Work Jul 15th, 2016

One of the concerns that keep many people from going to their dentist for cosmetic work is what they perceive the cost of cosmetic dentistry to be. With a limited amount of money to spend, it’s natural to wonder whether improving your smile is the best use of your finances....

Proper Invisalign® Maintenance May 11th, 2016

Alignment and spacing issues in your jaw and teeth can lead to premature wear and tear and create an unflattering smile. Invisalign® is a great way to address these issues. The orthodontic treatment is customizable, easy to use, and practically invisible to other people. With Invisalign, you can correct minor...

The Benefits of Going to a Family Dentist Apr 18th, 2016

If you are interested in maintaining a healthy and good-looking smile, maintaining a regular relationship with your dentist is important. You need to visit the dentist twice a year to maintain optimal dental health. Family dentistry can make this process much easier by allowing every member of your family to...

Dermal Fillers and BOTOX® at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville Mar 16th, 2016

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we do offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to make you more satisfied with your smile. However, a brilliant smile involves more than just your teeth. You may also want to reduce smile lines, make your eyes more expressive, or smooth out the skin...

Benefits of Invisalign® Oct 29th, 2015

Invisalign® is the most popular choice for straightening adult teeth, and good reason. There are so many benefits to choosing Invisalign® if you want straight teeth in New Jersey. In addition to the oral health benefits you’ll experience once the process is complete, it is the beautiful, convenient way to...

Is Invisalign® Right for Me? Oct 1st, 2015

Invisalign® is a convenient way to straighten your teeth without the need for uncomfortable, unsightly braces. If you have always wanted straight teeth or to close a gap between your teeth, if you used to have straight teeth but they were pushed out of alignment by wisdom teeth, or if...

Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces Aug 28th, 2015

Most adults who choose to straighten their teeth prefer Invisalign® over traditional braces for a number of reasons. For very complex dental problems, however, traditional braces may be the only way to go, and they can work wonders. If you are considering straightening your teeth in New Jersey, you can...

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me? May 5th, 2015

Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution that can correct several problems at once. Teeth that are discolored, chipped, slightly crooked, and/or unevenly sized can be transformed into a white, even, and beautiful smile with one treatment. Thin shells of porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth,...

Whats the difference between a general and cosmetic dentist? Sep 19th, 2014

Many of our New Jersey patients want to understand more about the difference between a cosmetic dentist and general dentist. While a general dentist is concerned with treating the health of your mouth and teeth, a cosmetic dentist focuses on both your oral health and the aesthetic beauty of your...

Common problems solved with cosmetic dentistry Aug 15th, 2014

Cosmetic dentistry can solve a variety of different problems for our Morristown-area patients. We can recommend the right dental treatment for you if you suffer with cosmetic problems, such as:Stained or discolored teethAged-looking teethChipped or cracked teethGapped, crooked, or misaligned teethMissing or damaged teethWe offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry...

Benefits of porcelain veneers Jul 18th, 2014

Porcelain veneers can transform your smile in as little as two dental visits. The benefits that our New Jersey porcelain veneers patients enjoy include:Faster results than orthodontic treatmentStain resistant smileBlend seamlessly with your natural smileIncreased tooth strength from the bonded veneerPorcelain material is not affected by tooth decayLong-lasting resultsPorcelain veneers...

A dentist for the whole family Jun 3rd, 2014

At our New Jersey family dentistry practice, we are committed to providing high quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere – whether you are 18 or 80. Our goal is to provide each member of your family with personalized care to correct dental health issues and achieve your...

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Dec 31st, 2013

At our cosmetic dentistry practice, we use tooth-colored fillings to restore our patients’ smiles. These composite resin fillings have many advantages over the old standard metal amalgam fillings.They blend with the natural color of your teeth. Unlike the silver fillings that dentists used previously, tooth-colored fillings are selected to match...

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Nov 5th, 2013

Keeping up with your good oral hygiene habits is one of the best ways to maintain your healthy, white smile. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we encourage each of our family dentistry patients to keep a good daily routine, whether they are four or eighty-five.Brush and floss daily. Almost everything...

How Invisalign® Works Apr 30th, 2013

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth without the need for metal braces. Many adults are choosing Invisalign because it allows them to finally have the straighter smile they want with a treatment that is almost invisible.Invisalign uses a sequence of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for...

Preventive Dentistry Mar 31st, 2013

Bernardsville, New Jersey, dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and the compassionate team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville understand that your oral health directly affects your overall health. That’s why we emphasize preventive dental care.Preventive dentistry encompasses a number of factors, including your daily dental hygiene routine. It is critical to brush...

Preventative Dentistry Mar 10th, 2013

By guiding patients toward excellent care of their teeth, dentists can help prevent long-term and often expensive restoration that results from dental disease. When caught in early, more treatable stages, the effects of dental decay, oral cancer and periodontal disease can be lessened.Another vital part of preventative dentistry is education....

Preparing for a Consultation with your Cosmetic Dentist Feb 20th, 2013

If you’ve wanted to improve your smile for some time, you can schedule a consultation at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville to meet one-on-one with our cosmetic dentist or a member of our cosmetic dentistry team.To prepare for your consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb, you may want...

Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist Sep 18th, 2012

Cosmetic dentistry requires a blend of science and artisanship, and if you’re considering a procedure to improve the aesthetics of your smile it’s important to choose a cosmetic dentist with the right blend of education, experience and skill.New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb has helped numerous patients restore vibrant,...

Why See a Neuromuscular Dentist? Sep 10th, 2012

If you suffer from recurring, migraine-like headaches that have otherwise evaded diagnosis and treatment, New Jersey neuromuscular dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb may be able to help.Painful, chronic headaches are among the most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a condition often caused by a misaligned jaw or...

Causes of Sleep Apnea Aug 23rd, 2012

The causes of sleep apnea vary by individual and the type of sleep apnea from which a person suffers.If you or a loved one suffers from chronic snoring or other symptoms of sleep apnea, New Jersey sleep dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb can diagnose the source of your sleep disorder and...

Choosing a General Dentist Jul 26th, 2012

Choosing a dentist for general dentistry can be daunting; there are probably many dentists in your area, not to mention across the state. The dentist and dental team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville would like to offer you some tips on how to choose the right general dentist.We believe key...

Difference between Crowns and Veneers Jun 20th, 2012

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells placed over the front of your teeth to correct myriad cosmetic dental issues such as chips, cracks, and severe discoloration. Also known as “instant orthodontics,” porcelain veneers can greatly improve the appearance of teeth that are gapped, unevenly spaced, or irregularly sized as well....

What Causes Snoring? Nov 24th, 2011

There are a number of things that can cause snoring including your anatomy, lifestyle choices such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, allergies and common colds. One of the most common causes of snoring is sleep apnea, a condition in which your airways cannot provide sufficient oxygen to your...

Should I Really Spend the Money to Get Cosmetic Dentistry? Oct 12th, 2011

Your smile is one of your most prominent features. Many people think the means of obtaining a smile that is straight, white, and attractive are beyond them. It is important to consider just what your smile means to you.Your willingness to put forth your smile can indicate a level of...

Can You Make Dentures That Don’t Look Like Fake Teeth? Jun 28th, 2011

For years dentures have been thought of as unnatural looking and, frankly, unattractive. Many of us have memories of our grandparent’s dentures sitting in a glass on the bedside table. These odd looking plastic teeth never looked quite right in grandma’s mouth, and may have permanently affected the way we...

Can Headaches be Caused by TMJ? Jun 18th, 2011

Chronic, severe headaches are one of the most common symptoms of TMD or TMJ, any number of disorders that can impact the proper alignment of your temporomandibular joint. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from frequent headaches never stop to question if they are being caused by a misalignment of the...

General vs. Cosmetic Dentistry Jan 7th, 2011

Choosing a dentist can be a daunting task, often hinging on whether or not you feel comfortable with her personality. Even after you have chosen your dentist, you may have many options available to you, like whether to use traditional dental treatments or cosmetic dentistry treatments. We want to help...

Dental Hygiene Appointments Dec 22nd, 2010

You may have already read our page about dental hygiene appointments, but still wonder why a cosmetic dentistry office is so adamant that you should have regular cleanings. The truth is that our dentists are most pleased to see patients who have healthy, beautiful smiles. Regular dental hygiene appointments help...

CEREC: One Day Crowns Sep 14th, 2010

If you have metal dental crowns, they are probably visible whenever you smile, laugh, and even yawn. But metal dental crowns are the last thing you want others to notice about your smile. You may even have poorly-made or old composite-and-metal crowns that you wish were less conspicuous when you...

March Whitening Madness! Mar 3rd, 2010

Do you wish you had a brighter, whiter smile? Well there is no reason you can’t with our March Whitening Madness promotion! For the month of March we are offering $300.00 off your ZOOM! Whitening procedure. Please contact our office to find out more about our March Whitening Madness and...

History of Dentistry Feb 10th, 2010

Most people presume dentistry to be a modern innovation, but its roots actually date thousands of years before now. Practiced as far back as 7000 BC, dentistry has developed into a branch of medicine that currently focuses on the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease related to the mouth,...

Do Different Porcelain Veneers Last Longer Than Others? Jan 11th, 2010

The simple answer here is, “Yes.” Porcelain veneers last about twice as long as composite resin veneers. Lumineers®, a very thin porcelain veneer can last as long as porcelain, but because it is thinner, may damage more easily. When applied by a qualified cosmetic dentist and by following a routine...

Award Winning Smiles Dec 22nd, 2009

Even an unhappy person with a great smile seems to have an advantage over a happy one with damaged, misaligned or discolored teeth. A flawed smile can be distracting enough to leave only the impression of the flaw. No one wants to be remembered as the person with the stained...

TMD/TMJ and Headaches Oct 20th, 2009

Temperomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD) brings a whole host of symptoms to sufferers. The pain from TMD itself is often accompanied by tooth or gum pain from grinding or clenching teeth. But among TMD’s secondary pains are headaches. Jaw pain can radiate creating headaches anywhere in a person’s head or even...

General Dentistry Sep 23rd, 2009

General dentistry encompasses the surgical and nonsurgical procedures involved with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders, diseases and conditions of the teeth and mouth. General dentistry is the practice of everyday care, especially preventative care, to keep your smile healthy and attractive.The most common procedures performed by a...

Types of Dental Anesthesia Jul 20th, 2009

When appropriately trained dentists administer anesthesia to their patients, it results in a safe, comfortable and pain-free experience. This allows the dentist to efficiently and effectively perform procedures and provides the patient with a positive experience and satisfying results.There are a variety of anesthetics used during dental procedures, each providing...

Advantages of Dental Implants Jun 16th, 2009

Dental technology has advanced and improved drastically over the years and with this growth has come new methods to replace missing teeth. This is the development of dental implants. The materials used to create these restorative devices have evolved through years of scientific research and clinical trials.How are Dental Implants...

Sleep Apnea May 14th, 2009

If you know that you are a snorer, and if you often feel tired during the day, you may have sleep apnea. You would not necessarily know that you have it. The main type of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), caused by throat tissue blocking the airway.An OSA...

Spring Whitening Extravaganza! May 12th, 2009

Take advantage of our Spring Teeth Whitening Specials!Beginning March 23rd to May 28th the Aesthetic Dentistry Team is offering in-office and out of office whitening specials.Zoom! into Spring! Take advantage of our $300.00 off in-office whitening.Don’t have time for in-office whitening, whiten at home! We are now offering our custom...

Dr. Patti becomes a member of the AADSM Apr 20th, 2009

We are proud to announce that Dr. Patti is now a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) promotes research and the clinical use of oral appliances and upper airway surgery for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD) and...

Sleep Apnea Mar 23rd, 2009

Dr. Patti is attending a course this Friday and Saturday at NYU College of Dentistry. The course is about treating patients who suffer from Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health....

Dr. Patti Returns from Las Vegas Mar 17th, 2009

Dr. Patti was in Las Vegas in February attending a course at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). She took the Core VI Coronoplasty and Case Finishing. Dr. Patti learned so much about the K-7 which is a useful tool in Neuromuscular Dentistry. She is so excited...

We now do BOTOX and Dermal Filler Mar 4th, 2009

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb spent the day on Saturday, May 2nd with Aesthetic Mentors where she is now qualified to perform Botox and Dermal Filler on her patients.Botox is the #1 cosmetic procedure and has been used successfully for more than 20 years. Botox is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that...