What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

July 10, 2017

Smiling senior woman with natural looking dental implantsDental implant supported tooth replacement has changed the way we restore smiles following the loss of any number of teeth. From a single tooth to a full arch of teeth, we can replace any number of teeth, roots and crowns, with natural looking, feeling, and functioning dental implant posts that mimic the root structures of lost teeth. There have been numerous technological advancements in dental care over the past decades, but none matches the innovative dental implant. If you’re missing one or more teeth and you’d like to find out more about implant supported tooth replacement, please don’t hesitate to contact the Medina dental practice of Allan J. Milewski, DDS.
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See your Medina family dentist now that school is out

July 27, 2016

Medina family deDr. Allan J. Milewski, Medina family dentist, sees patients semi-annually to keep smiles healthy. Learn prevention during the less hectic summer months. ntist, 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…)

Top Eight Reasons to Visit Your Medina Dentist In 2015

November 11, 2015

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Here are the top eight reasons to see your favorite Medina dentist before we ring in 2016!

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Dr. Milewski Is Your Trusted Dentist Medina, OH

October 13, 2015

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to the dentist medina families trustCommitment is hard, especially when it comes to settling down with a dentist you can trust for years to come. These days it’s hard to find a dentist you feel excited about visiting, isn’t it? Either the team is too busy, or the office is too big — and you’re not ready to make your final choice. But did you know that one secret to having healthy, beautiful teeth for a lifetime is sticking with a dentist you trust? Today, learn more about Dr. Allan J. Milewski, the dentist that so many in Medina, OH already trust with their precious teeth.
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Oral Cancer Screening Medina Trusts – Dr. Allan J. Milewski

September 3, 2015

Woman receives essential oral cancer screening Medina, OH trustsWhen most people hear “oral cancer,” they envision someone smoking or chewing tobacco, and call to mind cautionary photos from high school health classes depicting tumors resulting from years of tobacco use. While using tobacco products and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol do increase the risk for oral cancer, 25% of patients never engage in any of the associated high risk behaviors. The good news about oral cancer is that, in its early stages, it is a treatable disease. The bad news is that many patients are unable to detect oral cancer until it has progressed. In the advanced stages, oral cancer can be devastating and deadly. Call Dr. Allan J. Milewski and his Medina, OH dental team to find out more about oral cancer, and dental health screenings today.
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Restore Bad Teeth at Medina Family Dentistry

June 17, 2015

HalitosisNo one wants to make a bad first impression. Your smile is one of the first things people see, and whether we like it or not, our appearance says a lot about us. A healthy, beautiful smile can raise your confidence, and change the way people see you. We all make split second evaluations of people we meet based on what we can see. If a future employer could look into your mind, why would she hire you? The best way to tell an employer he should hire you is to look the part, and a healthy smile is a great first step. Call our Medina, OH dental office to schedule an appointment or find out more about how our dedicated staff can help transform your smile.

Are Your Teeth Affecting Your Job?

A 2013 interview with several patients of a free dental health clinic provide by the California Dental Association to those without dental health access, associated lost or damaged teeth with an inability to get a job. Patty Kennedy, one of the women interviewed was missing three teeth, and reported wanting to work for a local grocery company but being repeatedly turned down. She believes this is due in part to her smile. Kennedy said, “If you want to portray someone as being wicked, they have missing front teeth. If they’re ignorant, they have buck teeth.” These snap judgments can drastically change the way that people view you on the job.

If you have missing, discolored, or damaged teeth and you struggle to get or keep a job, a visit to Medina Family Dentistry can help. Our comprehensive dental care offers a number of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments that will leave you with a brilliant smile that leaves a great impression when it comes to getting and keeping a great job.

Excellent Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dr. Allan J. Milewski and the dedicated team at Medina Family Dentistry think that all dentistry should be considered cosmetic. From fillings to dentures, restoring your smile to its naturally beautiful appearance is our top priority. When preventive dentistry measures fail, restorative dentistry seeks to return teeth to their original state, and cosmetic dentistry is intended to improve the esthetic of existing teeth. Our dental services seek to preserve and restore your bite’s natural shape and function while improving the appearance of your smile.

Restorative dentistry can be any number of dental treatments from fillings to root canals. Our practice strives to make your restoration as beautiful as your original tooth by going to extra mile to provide cosmetic restoration. We offer tooth colored resin fillings that blend seamlessly with the existing tooth and the stronger bond offered allows us to retain more of your natural tooth than traditional amalgam fillings. All-porcelain crowns are another way we provide esthetic restoration. Unlike metal and metal porcelain amalgam crowns, all-porcelain crowns look and feel more like natural teeth. We also provide dental implant treatment that includes all porcelain crowns to complete the restoration.

We also provide a wide-array of dental services that are more traditionally considered cosmetic. Our professional at-home teeth whitening is a convenient and effective way to immediately improve any smile. For those who have significant gaps, cracks, or missing teeth veneers, a thin layer of porcelain covering your teeth, can be a good option to transform your smile and protect your original teeth. Similarly, dental bonding uses a resin similar to our tooth colored fillings to cover, reshape, and restore dental irregularities. Recontouring your teeth changes the size or shape of your teeth, and can significantly improve your smile quickly and easily.

Full Smile Makeovers

If you’re ready to make a complete change, our custom created smile makeover might be right for you. Dr. Milewski will ensure that your bite is strong and healthy. Then, he’ll examine the current state of your teeth and create a step by step plan to give you a perfect smile. This may include any number of restorative and cosmetic treatments, but you will be able to choose the treatments, budget and time frame that work for you. When your makeover is completed, you may not even recognize your smile.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’ve been turned down for a job or a promotion because your smile is leaving the wrong impression, it’s time to make a change. Your smile says a lot about who you are, and a picture-perfect smile is a great first step to changing the way people think of you. Our Medina, OH staff can help you today. Call to schedule an examination or consultation. We welcome guests to our office form Medina and the surrounding community including Middleburg Heights, Wadsworth, Norton, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Wayne County and Lorain County.

Create a Winning Smile with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Milewski in Medina, OH

May 5, 2015

158554263When you’re really happy, do you smile from ear to ear? Or do you instinctively raise your hand to your mouth because you don’t want people to see your teeth? If the later describes you, then perhaps you should consider permanently hiding your smile. With porcelain veneers, you can conceal the smile that is making you unhappy and reveal a new smile that will tell the people around you that you really are happy. Dr. Allan J. Milewski has created beautiful smiles with porcelain veneers for many people in and around Medina, OH, and he can do the same for you.
There’s a long list of reasons why smiles can be less than optimally attractive:
• Stained or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
• Chipped and cracked teeth
• Teeth that are somewhat misaligned
• Irregularly spaced teeth that have gaps in between them
• Teeth that are uneven because of grinding and clenching or normal wear and tear
Regardless of what is making you have a smile that you don’t like, with porcelain veneers you can have a smile that everyone will love.
Porcelain Veneers in Medina, OH
When you come to Dr. Milewski for your porcelain veneers, he will speak to you about the characteristics you want to incorporate in your smile. You can even bring pictures of people who have smiles you admire. In addition to your smile goals, Dr. Milewski will also consider the size of your mouth, the shape of your lips, your facial features and even your skin tone when designing your customized veneers.
Placing the veneers requires two appointments. At the first, Dr. Milewski will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so our cosmetic dental lab can fabricate veneers that fit perfectly. At the second appointment, Dr. Milewski will adhesively bond the veneers and you’ll have a new smile that will make you and others happy.
Call Our Office Today
To learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Milewski’s office in Medina, OH, today. We also conveniently serve patients in Akron, Brunswick, Middleburg Heights, Wadsworth, Norton, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Wayne County and Lorain County.

“Hey Doc, my gums are bleeding when I brush my teeth? Is that normal?”

October 29, 2014

486711103We sometimes hear this question from patients who are new to our practice, or haven’t been in to see us for a while. Bleeding gums can be a sign of periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease, and is nothing to be taken lightly.  If Dr. Milewski has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, you may need more than your professional cleaning at our office in Medina, Ohio. Dr. Milewski may say you need root planning and scaling. But what is Root Planing and Scaling?

First, let’s look at the cause of periodontal disease.

You’ve heard of plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gum. Plaque that is not removed can cause your gums to become irritated, leading to inflammation, bleeding and infection. Plaque can harden or calcify into tartar, or calculus, and allow even more plaque to form. Your gums may become more and more red, swollen and may bleed. This is gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease.  The only way to remove this damaging tartar is by having your teeth cleaned at the dental office on a regular basis and to be diligent with your brushing and flossing.  If the plaque and calculus is not removed, it can build up below your gum line and periodontitis can progress, which can damage your gums and the bones supporting your teeth. If this happens, one of the treatments Dr. Milewski may recommend is Root Planing and Scaling.

What Happens During Root Planing and Scaling?

You may have heard people refer to root planing and scaling as a periodontal or “deep” cleaning.  Many patients prefer to have a little anesthetic for this procedure, to reduce any discomfort.  Using an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments, plaque and tartar are removed from deep within the gum pockets. The tooth’s roots are then smoothed, or planed.  This helps the surrounding tissue to heal, and the pockets to shrink. The smoother surface of the tooth makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate in the future. This treatment may be done at one or several visits with one of our hygienists, Kathy and Kim. Several months later, this procedure is followed up with another visit where we see how your gums are healing and if the pockets are decreasing. Bacteria cannot easily attach to smooth surfaces, so vigilant brushing and flossing—combined with more frequent visits to Dr. Milewski and his team—will minimize the return of disease-causing plaque and calculus.

Call Our Office Today

Periodontal disease can have serious implications for your overall health and will not go away by itself.  To schedule a dental check-up, call the office of Dr. Milewski in Medina, OH, today. We also conveniently serve patients in Akron, Brunswick, Middleburg Heights, Wadsworth, Norton, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Wayne County and Lorain County.

Back to Schoolitis

August 8, 2011

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Back in the day..
Our house has it, does yours? It’s “Back to Schoolitis”, you know, the change that is in the air once August hits and the return to school looms only a few weeks away. The college kids are counting the minutes until they are back on campus, the high school kids are bemoaning the start of early mornings, and the little ones are excited about new backpacks, notebooks and shoes! School marks yet another change to the routine of your family…here are some quick tips to keep your student’s smile healthy as they head back to school.

Brush at least twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste. Yes, I know those of you who hibernate when you sleep like to roll out of bed five minutes before you leave for school or class…but take a few minutes to brush your teeth AFTER you eat breakfast and BEFORE you leave for school. You need to get rid of the plaque that has built up on your teeth overnight, and no one wants to sit in class next to someone with morning breath. And remember to floss. All the cool kids are doing it!

Pack a healthy balanced lunch and snack. Too many carbohydrates can be as harmful to your teeth as candy..be sure to load up on lean proteins and healthy fruits and vegetables. Plan your lunches and snacks carefully…remember, many kids stay after school for sports and activities. They are ravenous when that final bell rings. If you haven’t provided a healthy snack for them, they will head to the vending machines. And we all know that not much good comes from a vending machine.

Stop the Pop! Soda pop and sugar laden sports drinks can contain an astounding amount of sticky sugar and acid. If your student is drinking a lot of pop or sports drinks, it will show in their teeth, often in the form of decay. Be a good role model, get the pop out of your house and out of your kids lunches. Provide them with sugar free, acid free drink alternatives. All grown up

Make your college student’s 6 month check up appointments NOW! We keep special days open in December and January for our college students, but they fill up fast! Set up your six month cleaning appointments for your busy college and high school students when they are on Christmas break…it is important to have regular professional cleanings to keep your teeth free from decay forming plaque and to take care of any dental concerns before they become big problems.

If you are in college, don’t forget to call your mom. Trust me on this one.

Back to Schoolitis is here! And whether you’re getting your PHD or starting preschool, here’s hoping you have a great school year, full of learning and fun and adventures. And smiles. Lots and lots of smiles.

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