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.
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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.

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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.

A Friend of Our Friends is Our Friend….or something like that….

October 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 11:39 pm

I’ve been practicing Dentistry for over thirty years. I know, I know…you find that hard to believe because I look so young.  But it’s true.  And in those thirty years I have met some absolutely wonderful people.  People like…well, people like YOU!  Yes, you, don’t turn around, we mean you! who_me_fletch-4596 (1) We think our patients are simply the most awesome folks  around.  And if you know other awesome people, looking for some excellent dental care, tell them about us. Our biggest source of new patients are great patients telling their friends and family about us and recommending they give us a call.  (330)725-2242  or drop us a line at

We promise to take wonderful care of them.  It’s what we do!

Smile! In Medina, Cosmetic Dentistry is Convenient and Reliable with Dr. Allan J. Milewski

September 30, 2014

101799276Are you happy with your smile when you see yourself in a mirror or in pictures? If you could change something about your smile, would you? Nowadays, you don’t need to be satisfied with a less than pleasing smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers the solution to a number of concerns you may have regarding your teeth. Dr. Allan J. Milewski in Medina, OH, is trained in the newest cosmetic dentistry technology and is ready to help you have a smile that does indeed make you happy!

Cosmetic Dentistry to Repair or Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile. So, whatever the concern about your teeth—their shape, length, spacing or color—Dr. Milewski can likely use the modern technology of cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile. For example, let’s say that one or more of your front teeth is chipped, and you sense that people notice when you talk or smile. Porcelain veneers can solve that problem. With porcelain veneers, a porcelain or composite laminate is bonded to the surface of the teeth to repair chips and cracks. Likewise, porcelain veneers can restore the appearance of worn or discolored teeth.

In some cases, however, the repair needed may be too extensive for veneers. If that’s your case, Dr. Milewski may recommend porcelain crowns. Unlike veneers that are bonded to the surface of a tooth, a porcelain crown fully encases a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns can also be used to produce a lifelike tooth substitute for a dental implant.

Another popular category of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Dr. Milewski can give you a Home Teeth Whitening Kit and you’ll be on your way to having the confidence of a bright smile. In fact, if you do need porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns, you may want to consider whitening your teeth first. Then, the veneers or crowns can be matched to your new white teeth.

If you’re ready to see a smile that reflects the real you, call our office today for an appointment to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. Allan J. Milewski. Dr. We conveniently serve patients in Medina, OH, as well as Akron, Brunswick, Middleburg Heights, Wadsworth, Norton, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Wayne County and Lorain County.

Legend has Oral Cancer

September 23, 2014

Filed under: Dental Health,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Mary Kay @ 8:13 am

Iconic Baseball legend Curt Schilling, like many professional athletes, was a tobacco chewer. He is now revealing he had Oral Cancer, and states that he regrets chewing tobacco for over 30 years . “I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got” he said in an radio interview . “Absolutely. No question in my mind about that…I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer.”

curt schilling chewing tobacco Schilling talked at length about how addictive chewing tobacco was, and that despite losing his sense of taste and smell, and having his gums bleed, he didn’t quit.  Not until he was diagnosed.  Treatments, including radiation therapy, were so painful Schilling said “The pain I was going through this treatment, the second or third day, it was the first thing and only thing in my life that I’ve ever had that I wish I could go back and never have dipped. Not once. It was that painful.”

If you or someone you care about is addicted to tobacco, talk to us. We can help. Don’t let what happened to Curt Schilling, happen to you.

Congratulations Doc!

July 8, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 8:09 pm

Do we have to call you ace now?MedinaGazette Dr Milewski hole in one ! (3)

No Mouthguard, No Game

April 11, 2014

Filed under: Dental Health,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 8:17 pm

Last weekend I watched my first Rugby game.   Wow, what a game it was!  A couple of my patients play for Medina High School’s Rugby team and I made good on a promise to watch them in action.  It is not a game for the faint of heart. I think it is fair to say you have to be very, very tough to play a game that is almost all about physical contact.

brandon Hudak playing rugby

Of course as a dentist, seeing that melee of arms and legs and body slamming out in that field, my first thought is “I hope they all have good fitting mouthguards.”.  As any parent will tell you,    getting their child athlete to wear a mouthguard can be a difficult chore. Often that is because the mouthguards do not fit well and impede the child’s ability to talk and breathe. The most basic mouthguard, an over the counter stock mouthguard,  requires the mouth to be closed to keep it in place. Slightly better but still difficult to wear are the boil and bite mouthguards sold in most sporting goods stores. These guards are softened in boiling water and then molded to your teeth. These guards can  also be bulky and uncomfortable to wear.

What my two patients out on that rugby field were wearing were Custom Made Mouthguards, made by our office. These mouthguards are available to you too, and are made by us at a very reasonable cost.   A molded cast will be made of your teeth, and the mouthguard is fabricated to fit comfortably over your teeth.

mold and mouthguard copyright


A well made mouthguard can protect your mouth from serious injury, cushioning your teeth and soft tissue from the trauma of serious blow to the mouth or jaw.   According the Academy of General Dentistry, in some 200,000 cases annually, mouthguards have been known to avert oral injuries and cut the risk of concussion by 50 percent.  Injuries to your teeth and brain can impact you for the rest of your life.  Why take the risk?mouthguard copyright

My two boys played soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse.  In each sport  it was a house rule that if they didn’t have their mouthguard with them, they were benched.  Trust me, they only forgot them once.  Make it your house rule.  No mouthguard, no game. And if your child needs a mouthguard, CALL US!  We will get one made for them pronto.

Watching young athletes excel like my two Rugby Playing Patients is always so much fun!  Go Medina!  Win that Scrum!

All Brushes Are Not Created Equal

October 25, 2012

Filed under: Dental Health — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 11:43 pm

Recently, I visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.  One of the items on display was a toothbrush thought to be used by Jefferson himself.  Back in colonial days, toothbrushes were made by attaching hogs hair bristles to a bone handle with copper wire. Because of the cost of hogs hair bristles, it was not uncommon for all members of a family to share a toothbrush. Many people didn’t even use a toothbrush, but instead used a cloth to wipe their teeth!

Today we have so many choices for toothbrushes.  They come in a rainbow of colors, shapes and sizes.  Some are electric,  some are manual, some have long bristles, some have short bristles, some have Big Bird smiling up at you from one end and others have special handles for arthritic hands.  The question is which toothbrush is the right toothbrush for you?

Dr. Milewski recommends a soft bristle brush in a size and  shape that  fits your mouth comfortably, allowing you to reach all areas easily.  Many people like battery operated toothbrushes, which have the added benefit of a timer.  We find that many of our senior patients find a battery operated toothbrush because it is easier for them to use.

Whatever you chose, make sure to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Bristles that become frayed and worn with use and will be less effective at cleaning teeth.  Keep your toothbrush stored in an upright position and allow it to air dry.

And remember…the most effective toothbrush is the one you use! So use it. At least twice a day!




You forgot to floss!

October 15, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Mary Kay @ 5:36 pm

Now That’s a Sweet Tooth!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 6:04 am

We’ve known for years that  that sugar is bad for your teeth.  Even the ancient Greeks asked “Why do figs, when they are soft and sweet, produce damage to the teeth?”

But do you really know why?  It’s actually quite simple.  The bacteria in our mouth like to feed on sugar. As the bacteria feeds on the sugar lodged on our teeth, they create acid that eats away at your tooth enamel.  The longer the sugar remains on your teeth, the more acid is formed and the more enamel is eroded.

now-thats-a-sweet-toothSo if you are one of those folks with a serious sweet tooth (and you know who you are!) your sweet habit can be creating problems with your teeth and gums.  Try to limit your consumption of sugary foods. But when you do treat yourself, enjoy it!  Then brush and floss right away to limit the damage that can be done to your teeth.

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