NoHo Family Dentistry offers the most advance techniques and procedures, but we believe, first and foremost in being conservative in our approach and that the most valuable dental care is preventive. Taking care of your teeth on a regular basis means better health for the patient and lower costs in the long run. Second, while providing our patients with a wide array of treatments, we are committed to healthy preservation of natural teeth by offering options that preserve as much tooth structure whenever possible and all with your comfort and safety in mind. We are happy to see children over the age of 5.
Dental caries, commonly called cavities, comes from bacteria that interact with certain foods we eat, especially sugars. By closing off spaces where bacteria has entered, a filling helps strengthen a tooth and prevent further decay.
Repair of a decayed tooth with a tooth-colored composite resin, known as "bonding," rather than with yesterday's metal-colored conventional filling, results in a natural look and a tooth that functions optimally -- economically.
Tooth whitening brings back the brightness of natural teeth. Professional, in-office treatment typically whitens teeth many shades in a single visit. At home teeth whitening plans managed by your dentist is also a viable alternative.
A dental implant is a post that replicates the root of a tooth and is surgically placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth (a crown) or bridge that has been made to match natural teeth. Dental implants are the new gold standard for replacing missing teeth. MORE
Veneers are a relatively new dental procedure that can produce an entire smile makeover in only a few visits. A veener is a thin layer of semi-translucent porcelain bonded to the front surface of a tooth that can radically improve appearance. MORE
A crown, a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over the tooth, is necessary when, after removing decay, there isn’t enough healthy tooth remaining to hold a conventional filling or bonding.
Preventive Care & Regular Check Ups
Regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist are the single most important way, after brushing and flossing at home, to maintain a healthy, bright smile -- while protecting your wallet, as well. MORE
A deep, pulsing pain in a tooth may be a signal that the root or “pulp,” the nerve center of a tooth, is inflamed or infected, most often by deep decay, but also sometimes by a cracked or injured tooth. Endodontic treatment, often referred to as a “root canal,” may be the only way to save such a severely decayed or injured tooth.
A dental bridge spans the gap created by one or more missing teeth, and is made up of two crowns on either side of the empty space (cemented to the natural teeth or implants) and a replacement tooth or teeth in between. MORE
Removable full- or partial-dentures are still a valuable restorative option. Today’s dentures are more natural looking and comfortable as materials have improved significantly, and can be a good option for the lowest cost in the near-term.
Treatment of Gum Disease
Gum disease can be either acute or chronic. Early stage non-chronic gum disease is known as “gingivitis”; it causes gums to become red and swollen and to bleed easily. Gingivitis is reversible with treatment by the dentist or in most stubborn cases, by “deep cleaning” by a specialist, known as a periodontist, followed by a program of regular brushing and flossing. MORE
TMJ -- short-hand for Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder -- can cause chronic, severe pain in one or both sides of the jaw. Grinding and clenching one's teeth can have a deleterious impact on your teeth as well as the functioning of your jaw joint and your chewing muscles. We offer bruxism and TMJ appliances to alleviate the problem.