Our General Dentistry Services
The team at John R. Nosti provides dental care that is tailored to your individual needs. We use the very latest in time and money-saving dental technology to create and maintain a healthy foundation for your teeth and smile.
Dr. Nosti’s expert training in all areas of dentistry ensure you the best results from your treatments and you’ll always get the “celebrity” treatment from his expertly trained staff to make you feel comfortable and cared for during your visit.
Here’s a list of our general dentistry services:
General Dentistry Services in New York
We understand the emotional and physical toll that dealing with an eating disorder can cause. For some, the side effects of their disorder may cause permanent damage to their teeth or gums.
Someone may experience bleeding gums or dry mouth due to lack of proper nutrition. Frequent vomiting can cause soft palate damage and tooth erosion from strong stomach acids coming in contact with tooth enamel. Teeth become fragile and can easily break or crack.
A planned treatment of meticulous oral hygiene care and regular examinations by Dr. Nosti will help. We respect your right to patient confidentiality and you can feel safe in our care. We want to help!
Metal-free fillings have become the dental standard for progressive dental offices. Not only because of their aesthetic advantages but also because they promote better oral and whole-body health. Metal fillings can leak toxins into the mouth which can then enter the body. We exclusively use safe and customizable materials for fillings.
Some of the outstanding advantages of metal-free fillings:
- Not sensitive to heat and cold – so they are not in danger of cracking vulnerable surrounding tooth enamel.
- Allergy-free, unlike metal fillings.
- They are bonded in place, creating a stronger surface that guards against fractures.
- They look beautiful! They are custom created to match your natural tooth color and contours.
‘‘Working with an incredibly talented dentist like Dr. Nosti, I always know our patients are going to love their smiles.
- Francis William Short, DMD
‘‘Dr. Nosti has literally transformed my life. I smile with confidence and make every effort to show my teeth as much as possible.
- Dave B., Actual Patient
‘‘Dr. Nosti was very responsive to my personal dental situation, explained my treatment plan in detail, and listened to all of my concerns.
- George B., Actual Patient
- Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
Bleeding gums are a serious warning sign that your teeth need professional care. Gums bleed because of a build-up of plaque on the surface of the teeth caused by inadequate brushing and flossing. This condition is known as gum disease and can be treated and the damaging effects reversed. However, untreated gum disease can lead to periodontal disease which has permanent effects.
With periodontal disease, the gums become red and swollen with infection. The gums start to recede or pull away from the tooth leaving the tooth roots vulnerable and often leading to loss of the bone supporting the tooth and eventually, loss of the tooth.
A consistent program of brushing and flossing and regular dental visits is the best way to prevent the worst from happening – losing your teeth!
- How much toothpaste do I need to use?
For an adult, it only takes a dab of fluoridated toothpaste about the size of a pea to adequately clean your teeth.
Many have been misled by ads and commercials thinking they must use a long ribbon of toothpaste that covers the length of their toothbrush. But, toothpaste has abrasives in it, especially if they are polishing or whitening kinds of toothpaste. Using too much of this abrasive paste can damage tooth enamel and cause tooth sensitivity.
- How safe are dental x-rays?
Improved technology in dental x-rays means that you are exposed to 80% less radiation than in the past. Modern digital x-rays are done quickly and are extremely accurate and have the same radiation exposure as a 1 to 2-hour plane ride.
We follow the guidelines set out by the ADA (American Dental Association) and only take x-rays when needed for treatment or diagnosis.
- What causes tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity happens when the dentin – the yellowish colored layer beneath your enamel – or tooth roots have become exposed.
There are many reasons your teeth might become sensitive and you experience pain when eating or drinking something that is hot or cold. Here are a few:
- Teeth have become injured because of clenching or grinding.
- Your teeth are chipped or have fractures in the enamel.
- Receding gums caused by gum disease have exposed the roots of a tooth.