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How to Brighten Your Smile after a Dental Emergency

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 9:46 pm

Stay at home orders in Florida and across the country are limiting the services that dentists can perform during the coronavirus pandemic.

An emergency dentist, however, can still help people in certain situations that require urgent care. Dentists can also advise people dealing with dental emergencies about their options for restoring and improving their smiles after the pandemic.

Ft. Lauderdale emergency dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski has been helping patients in urgent care situations for more than 15 years. She and her team at Pearl White Dentistry also offer a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry options for patients who want to improve their smiles after an emergency is resolved. Dr. Natalia takes the time to understand each patient’s unique circumstances and needs and to craft a treatment plan that meets your goals.  

Whether it is dental crowns and bridges or porcelain veneers to fix cracks and gaps or our at-home teeth whitening package to address stains, we are dedicated to helping our patients brighten their smiles. These are often relatively easy solutions that can have lasting benefits.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently issued an executive order that bans dentists and other health care related service providers from performing procedures that are not urgent during the state’s “stay at home” order, which is currently in effect through at least April 30. But dentists and other health care professionals are expected to continue providing emergency services for Floridians during that time.

Some of the most common emergency situations that we deal with include:

  •   Broken or dislodged teeth
  •   Cracked or broken crowns, filings, bridges
  •   Severe toothaches
  •   Abscessed teeth
  •   Objects lodged between teeth

Certain situations must be addressed as soon as possible to limit the risk of serious, long-term consequences. It is vital to try to stop or slow any bleeding by applying continuous pressure. If bleeding does not significantly slow within 10 minutes, or if you think you have suffered a broken jaw, you should go directly to an emergency room.

Restorative, Cosmetic Solutions after an Emergency

There are a wide range of restorative dentistry options for anyone recovering from an emergency situation. Some include:

  •   Crowns and bridges: Crowns are often used to rebuild teeth by placing new caps on them. Bridges are artificial teeth used to fill gaps in a smile.
  •   Root canals: This procedure is designed to help save injured or decaying teeth by eliminating infections in the tooth pulp.
  •   Porcelain veneers: This treatment addresses gaps, cracks and stains by using thin sheets of porcelain to cover the teeth.
  •   Teeth whitening: We offer an at-home treatment package to make stained or faded teeth regain their shine.

At Pearl White, Dr. Natalia and her team of dental professionals have been performing these and other services for patients for nearly two decades.

Speak with a South Florida Emergency Dentist

If you think you need urgent dental care in South Florida, Pearl White Dentistry can help. We can also help people restore and improve their smiles after an emergency situation.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812 or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com.

Emergency Dental Work During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 9:42 pm

Save your emergency dentist in Fort Lauderdale’s phone number for helpful advice during a dental emergency.

Although life in many ways is on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, emergencies not related to the virus still can and do happen. That includes dental emergencies.

At Pearl White Dentistry, we are continuing to offer emergency dental work during the pandemic. We understand that certain issues must be addressed immediately and we have experience assisting people facing a wide range of emergency situations.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has banned health care, dental and other related service providers from performing non-urgent procedures during the “stay at home” order in effect through at least April 30. That move is designed to prevent the spread of the virus and preserve protective equipment and other resources for doctors and medical staff on the front line.

But the governor has also made clear that dentists and other health care professionals are expected to continue providing essential and emergency services for Floridians. That is because time is often of the essence in these situations. Dental emergencies, for example, often must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid significant long-term consequences.

Pearl White’s Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski is a Fort Lauderdale emergency dentist who has been assisting patients in emergency and other situations for more than 15 years. She is a dedicated professional with a personalized approach to her work and has been cited for “Excellence in Clinical Achievement.”

Common Dental Emergency Services

Dental emergencies come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the most common situations that we treat as emergencies at Pearl White include:

  •   Broken or dislodged teeth
  •   Cracked or broken crowns, filings, bridges, and other dental work
  •   Severe toothaches
  •   Abscessed teeth
  •   Objects lodged between teeth

The common denominator in many emergency situations is that time is of the essence. It is vital to get the situation under control and act quickly.

That means immediately trying to stop or slow any bleeding by applying continuous pressure and going to an emergency room if it doesn’t slow within 10 minutes. Anyone who thinks they have a broken jaw should also go directly to an emergency room. People who don’t need to go to the ER should take over-the-counter medication to address any pain, use ice to reduce swelling and contact an emergency dentist.

Contact Pearl White for Emergency Dental Work

If you need emergency dental work in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale emergency dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help. If you are looking for more routine dental services to improve your smile overall oral health, we can also help as soon as the stay at home order lifts.

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812 or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale emergency dentist.

Beautiful Smiles Begin at Home

February 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 8:12 pm

Our teeth are an essential part of our body, not only because they are the tools we use to chew our food, but because they shape our face and allow us to share a beautiful smile wherever we go.

However, many times we take the health of our teeth for granted and forget that as all the valuable things must be taken care of.

Age is not a factor that determines the health of our teeth, they may be at risk at any time and due to different factors such as: gum disease, decay or an accident among others.

Although sometimes we find it boring, the proper care of our teeth is vital for their preservation, cleaning the plaque (which is the main cause of cavity formation), brushing teeth and using dental floss is key to avoid gum disease.

Another unpleasant consequence of bad oral health is bad breath! When we do not brush our teeth daily, bacteria build up occurs in the mouth, which over time becomes the cause of innumerable problems.

A useful tip to add to your oral routines, and that many people do not know is to brush your teeth before eating acidic foods (this way you prevent the enamel from being mistreated by brushing right after eating). Once you finish eating, drink a glass of water to help remove any excess acid that can cause damage to your teeth.

Remember, a healthy smile begins at home!

Calling all Teenagers!

January 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 6:55 am

Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease from the areas where a toothbrush can’t reach.

Visit us for a dental check up!
(954) 491-8812
6361 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

How to Avoid Holiday Dental Emergencies!

December 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 7:00 am

Giving your teeth the right use can save you an emergency visit to your dentist!

Avoid using your teeth to open bottles or cut tape, from experience that these are unfortunately 2 common uses that generate dental emergencies during the holidays 😬

Be careful and have a wonderful time!


Visit us for a dental check up!
(954) 491-8812
6361 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

The Perfect Smile for Santa!

November 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — PEte Boyd @ 7:15 pm

The season is approaching and it is no secret to anyone that our eating habits change a little during this time of the year.

We increase the consumption of desserts and meals that are not normally included in our diet. And there is nothing wrong with this! but we must take additional measures to ensure that we keep our oral health in order.

Below we share some practical tips to take into account during this season:

1) Do not overdo it with the consumption of candy: we know how delicious and tentative are candy canes and ginger cookies… yes also the cake that your favorite aunt makes and the caramel popcorn, but consume them consciously and brush your teeth after you eat your sweets.

2) Use the nutcracker! These utensils can be very decorative, but in reality they have a purpose! Do not use your teeth to bite hard shells that can cause fractures or break your teeth… avoid unnecessary dental emergencies.

3) Maintain your oral hygiene routine: do not forget to brush your teeth at least 2 times a day.

4) Visit your doctor for your dental check up, we know that the holiday season is one of the busiest of the year for many of us, but maintaining your oral health is not a seasonal issue, it is a must!

Follow these tips and we are sure that you will have a good chance to be in Santa’s good list.

Ho Ho Ho

 

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Are you Eating the Right Food?

October 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 3:04 am

 

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4 Factors for a Cavity to Form

September 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 2:45 am

One of the most common diseases that endanger our oral health, are cavities.
It is common knowledge that not washing our teeth properly can result in the formation of decay and even in the loss of our teeth, if this condition is not treated in time.
What we do not know is that there are other factors that can determine the formation of cavities and we will talk about that in our article today.

Factors for a Cavity to Form

Cavities form when certain types of oral bacteria feed on sugars that come from your diet. After they process sugar, these microorganisms release acids that erode the hard outer coating of the teeth, forming small holes (cavities), which get larger and deeper over time. Some teeth (and some individuals) are more susceptible to cavities than others. It takes four factors for a cavity to form: sugar that is converted to acids, an acidic diet, bacteria, and vulnerable teeth. Effective decay prevention focuses on these areas.

✅ Practice good oral Hygiene
✅ Improve your diet
✅ Watch out for cavity promoters
✅ Regular Dental Check ups

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Fridays with Dr. Benda… What kind of cocktail that is?

August 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 8:25 pm

Hi everybody, I just arrived at the office and look 👀 what I found 😱…
What would you do if this happened to you? 🤔

 

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Sensitive Teeth? What to Do

July 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 8:24 pm

 

Sensitive teeth is not a pleasant experience at all. Take a look at out video to see what you can do to make sensitivity better. Follow me to keep up with the latest in Dentistry and more!

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