Medina family dentist, Dr. Allan J Milewski, and his staff stress preventive dentistry to preserve strong smiles and overall health. They ask patients to keep routine appointments, especially now that school is out. (more…)
July 27, 2016
June 16, 2016
When getting a cosmetic dental treatment, you want the most effective and safest result. Medina dentist, Dr. Allan J. Milewski, offers outstanding teeth whitening. Professionally supervised, teeth brighten by up to 8 shades of color without any of the worries of over-the-counter products. (more…)
May 4, 2016
What’s your best treatment option for decayed or cracked teeth? Allan J. Milewski DDS often recommends all-porcelain dental crowns for his Medina area patients. Natural-looking and durable, dental crowns completely cover remaining healthy tooth structure above the gum line and allow compromised teeth to give patients healthy chewing, eating and appearance for years. (more…)
April 4, 2016
We all know that poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, causing serious implications for your oral health. But, did you know that gum disease can also increase your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular complications? Researchers have found a direct link between gum disease and your heart. Thankfully, treatment for gum disease in Medina will protect both your mouth and your heart when visiting your Medina dentist for periodontal therapy.
March 1, 2016
As we learn more about the oral systemic connection it’s becoming more clear that your oral health is directly related to your overall health and well being. Periodontal disease has been connected with other health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and stroke. As more dentists and physicians understand this link it’s becoming more of a priority for doctors to promote maintaining a healthy mouth and optimum oral health. Dr. Allan J. Milewski, your medina dentist, has some tips and ideas for how to maintain a healthy mouth.
February 23, 2016
We hear this almost every day. Inundated with forms, forms , and more forms, patients often ask us why they have to fill out a new health history form, even if they were there the week before.
The answer is….because we care. We care about you, and your health. Studies show time and time again that there is a significant link between the health of your mouth and the health of your body. Studies showing links between dental problems and diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy complications are just a few of the serious situations that are connected to the health of your teeth and gums. We need to know what is going on with you in order to give you the best possible care.
It is very important for you to tell us what prescription and over the counter medicines you are taking. If we need to prescribe medicine for you, we need to be aware of what else you are taking to avoid negative drug interactions, which can occur when a drug interacts, or interferes, with another drug. The drugs involved can be prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines and even vitamins and herbal products. Certain drugs, such as Bisphosphonates, can create serious complications with dental treatment, so always tell us what you take.
We also ask for updated information on your insurance which can change from visit to visit. Having the right information is critical for us to help you maximize your insurance benefit. We’ll also ask you to provide us with the the correct contact information and how you would like us to communicate with you regarding appointments. We love communicating with patients about appointments via text and email so keep us updated. Please keep in mind we are very careful about complying with all HIPAA regulations, and are committed to keeping your Private Health Information just that….Private!
Providing us with all the important details about you helps us provide the best possible care. So bear with us, fill out the forms, and remember to smile!
February 16, 2016
I have safely navigated the teenage years three times. If you have had teenagers yourself, you know what I mean when I say “safely navigated”. Life with a teenager sometimes feels a lot like being a submarine captain…you really can’t see where you are going, and there are potential minefields everywhere. Teenagers of course, know everything and don’t hesitate to let you know that they are right and you, an experienced adult, are invariably wrong. Having been through this stage in my kid’s lives three times, I can assure you that eventually this, like all stages, will pass and that one day you will actually be wise again. It just takes a while.
The part that gets me though, is how often my kids as teenagers were actually right. They were children raised with the internet, and had at their fingertips the answer to almost any question they could ask. Information to them is only a keystroke away. They live in a world that changes at warp speed and they move right along with it.
The challenge always lies in convincing them that the more things change, the more things stay the same. This is true in life and it is true in Dentistry. Dentistry can advance techniques, equipment and knowledge, but basic hygiene habits still create the foundation of good dental health. Brushing at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily without fail, eating a diet low in both sugar and high acid foods are habits that if established when your child is young, will help guard against serious problems when they are older. Cosmetic dentistry, whitening and smile makeovers are all great advancements…but none of it matters if you don’t brush and floss.
Februrary is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Give your kids a hug and remind them to floss and brush. And whether your child is four, fourteen or forty-four, pat yourself on the back for surviving parenthood. You’ve earned it!
February 8, 2016
Allan J. Milewski, DDS is the Medina dentist you can trust with your dental needs because he truly cares. With 99.7 percent of people believing your smile is an important part of how you view yourself and how others view you, we offer porcelain veneers and dental bonding in Medina. While both are options for patients who want to correct cosmetic dental issues, there are pros and cons to each. You and your dentist need to determine which is the better option for your dental needs.
January 26, 2016
No one wants to hear the words “You’ve got decay”. The unfortunate reality is that by age 17, dental decay affects 78% of America’s children. Your child brushes their teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, you bring them in to see us twice a year for a professional cleaning, they eat a healthy, balanced diet…what else can you do to prevent decay? The answer is Sealants. Here’s how they work.
Your molars and premolars (the ones in the back of your mouth) have tiny grooves and pits on the biting surfaces. In a perfect world, when you brush your teeth, all the food particle and plaque would be removed from the biting surface. But often , even after brushing, decay causing food and plaque remain.
Sealants are plastic resin that is painted to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. The surface bonds to your teeth with the help of a special curing light, and the resulting barrier protects the biting surface of the tooth from decay. The procedure is easy, with no discomfort and takes only a few minutes for each tooth.
The result? The Academy of General Dentistry cites sealants are 95% to 100% effective in preventing pit and groove cavities when paired with twice daily brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste, a healthy diet and visiting us, your dentist, twice a year.
While sealants are often recommended for children, adults can benefit from this cost effective treatment too. Give us a call to see if you are a candidate for dental sealants. To Seal or Not to Seal? Definitely Seal!
January 8, 2016
As your dentist in Medina, I’m always thinking about two things: the health and beauty of your teeth. With that in mind, I’d like to ask, have you started the new year with a dental checkup and cleaning? These twice-annual visits are crucial to maintaining a great looking, healthy feeling smile for years and years to come. Keep reading to learn more about why you should never skip a dental checkup — especially in 2016 — from Dr. Allan J. Milewski.