CLOCKWISE FROM FRONT LEFT: Seneca Family Dental’s Dr. Dabir, Harini Dabir, Donna Konsp, Mary Schiavone and Bela Patel are ready to meet your dental needs.
Sipping or drinking too much soda like Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade or similar drinks causes tooth decay and Dabir warns that these kinds of drinks are very acidic in nature and they harm the tooth enamel, making the enamel week and hence the tooth is decayed.
In the Baldwinsville area, the addition of fluoride to the drinking water supply should help to form a tough enamel layer, making teeth stronger and considerably more resistant to decay. Teeth are one part of the body that do not heal themselves. Teeth, once decayed, have to be treated with filling materials like composite (white filling), which bonds to the remaining tooth and blends in. Dabir does not advocate removal of good silver fillings to do composite white fillings.
Dabir completed six months of intensive training in the treatment of gum disease at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx. Gum disease, Dabir said, is a concern most prevalent in middle-aged people. Gum disease can cause bad breath and bleeding while brushing. Gum disease is now linked to enhance some systemic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and low birth weight babies if pregnant mothers have gum disease. Regular cleaning and checkups for gum disease are advised. Dabir offers specific treatment to control gum disease.
Dabir completed an intensive course in implant placement treatment at New York University Dental School.
“We do offer our patients implants for single tooth replacements and multiple implants to stabilize full dentures. We urge you to call our office for a free consultation if your old full dentures are loose and hurting you,” he said.
Dabir reminds people that dentures don’t need to hurt.
“As we age,” Dabir said, “we lose bone. We don’t have the same physiology. There is wear and tear on the body and that includes the jawbone structures and gums. The dentures people were fitted for in their 60s may not be the same fit they need when they’re 65 or 70 years old.”