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Teeth-Friendly Foods Your Child Is Sure to Love

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Your child’s primary teeth are just as important as their adult teeth. Their baby teeth set the stage for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Plus, having your child take care of their teeth sets up future habits that will last for life.

Brushing and flossing are great, but what about the foods your child eats? Diet hugely impacts oral health. Having your kids eat the right foods and develop healthy snacking habits can not only help protect their smile from tooth decay, but strengthen it to be healthy for life.

Here are some of the top teeth-friendly foods your child is sure to love!

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.


Why Has One of My Teeth Become Discolored?

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You want all your teeth to be the same color. It’s understandable—even one tooth that’s a different color sticks out, especially if it’s one of your front teeth. Teeth that become discolored do so for a reason, so it’s always best to get that tooth checked out by your dentist. What are some of the reasons that teeth become discolored? Here’s a list of the top ways one of your teeth can turn brown, yellow, or gray.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: WHY HAS ONE OF MY TEETH BECOME DISCOLORED?

Your Feedback Is Very Important to Us!

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Some of the best feedback our team can receive are the kind reviews from our patients.

“I can’t say enough good things about this office! Dr. Bucker and his staff have went above and beyond to help me achieve the smile i wanted! Not only am I very impressed with Dr. Bucker but his assistant Melissa, the front desk girls and hygienist are all wonderful! I feel very lucky to have found not just a talented dentist but one who is just as kind! I have recommend several people to the office and they are all happy as well!”


Carpathian Dental Is Proud to Be the Official Dentist for Our New Binghamton Devils

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Carpathian Dental is proud to welcomes the Binghamton Devils, our new professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team will play in Binghamton, New York at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, and as with our previous team, the Binghamton Senators, Carpathian Dental will continue to serve as the official dentist for the Binghamtom Devils.

Our entire Carpathian staff is excited to support our new local team with comprehensive dental care, from regular cleanings to more advanced cosmetic dentistry and dental restorations.

Go Devils!!!!

Are Dentures Only for Older People?

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Dentures are replacements for your natural teeth that are budget-friendly, easy to use, and help you have a natural smile again. They also help you to speak and chew properly when you’re missing some or all of your natural teeth.

Although dentures tend to be common among older people, the truth is that dentures are an effective tooth replacement for just about anyone. Here’s why.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: ARE DENTURES ONLY FOR OLDER PEOPLE?

Patient Satisfaction Is Our Priority!

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Patient satisfaction is the foundation of our practice, and these kind words mean a great deal to us. 

“This place is top notch! Lisa is the best dental hygienist I have ever had. I don’t normally have a strong opinion of healthcare professionals, but she really goes above and beyond to form a relationship with her patients and make sure they feel relaxed and comfortable. She is so warm and always happy. She felt like a trustworthy friend after just one visit!
My dentist was Dr. Bucker and the experience was always very pleasant. Thankfully, I didn’t need any actual work done so our time together was limited, but, if I did I would have 100% confidence in Dr. Bucker.
I recently moved out of the area and just had a terrible experience with one of those “chain” dental groups. I felt homesick for this dental group immediately. It is hard to find high-quality trustworthy healthcare. This place is definitely it.”


Oral Sleep Appliances – “I really wanted an effective alternative to a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea”

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Unfortunately, patients who have sleep apnea are often still told that CPAP is the only effective treatment for their obstructive sleep apnea.

This simply isn’t true. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are effective, but they’re also extremely hindering. Many patients find that the machine is just too uncomfortable to sleep with. These patients often forgo treatment because they don’t realize there are alternatives.

A patient of ours was desperately seeking something better. “I really wanted an effective alternative to a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea,” he said. “I just couldn’t take it anymore.”

Fortunately, patients who suffer from sleep apnea can find relief that’s just as effective with oral sleep appliances. Oral sleep appliances are similar to a retainer, except they help position your jaw so that your airway remains open while sleeping.

This effectively eliminates the need to breathe through your mouth, therefore curbing many symptoms of sleep apnea. It can help stop snoring and dry mouth; but more importantly, oral sleep appliances stop you from waking up so frequently during sleep. This enables patients to receive a good night’s rest and reduce their risk of complications from sleep apnea.

“I’ve never slept better!” Our patient was so pleased with his treatment. “I’ll never go back to CPAP”.

Unexpected Signs That You May Have Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and often goes undiagnosed. This is because sleep apnea has symptoms that can mimic other disorders. From headaches and fatigue to mood swings and depression, sleep apnea might be tricky to diagnose, but it’s so important that you get a proper diagnosis. Besides the common symptoms of sleep apnea, here are some of the more unexpected symptoms that could mean you have this chronic sleep disorder.

An article by Dr. Thomas Bucker. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.


We Love Hearing from Our Patients!

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We encourage you to see for yourself what our patients have said about us. 

“I have been going to Carpathian Dental for 30 years.. They started off in the Oakdale mall and moved to the hill… I have never wandered anywhere else for dental work, because they make you a family, your not a number or a recognizable face. The staff knows you by name and always so helpful… I will go here for another 30+years with my kids.. Thank you CD for all that you do.. You are truly the best!!!”


Dental Implants – “I hadn’t smiled in years because I was embarrassed of my teeth”

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We frequently see patients who have been missing teeth for years. These patients’ lives have been severely impacted by their missing teeth, and yet they don’t seek help for their smile. Some patients don’t realize that they could effectively replace their missing teeth without the use of dentures.

One patient found that dental implants were the answer she’d been looking for. “I hadn’t smiled in years because I was embarrassed of my teeth,” she shared with us. Her self-confidence was poor, and she was worried that her lack of teeth would continue to impact her image for the rest of her life.

After receiving multiple dental implants at our dental office in Johnson City, the results couldn’t have been better. The patient now smiles constantly and no one can tell that the dental implants are not her real teeth. That’s how seamlessly dental implants fit with your smile. Another important aspect of dental implants is their functionality: dental implants are the sturdiest replacements for your natural teeth out there.

The patient can now enjoy all the foods she did before she lost her teeth. Best of all, her confidence has skyrocketed because she feels how beautiful her smile is—inside and out.