Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Dr. Vermani of Scarsdale Dental Spa

Monika Vermani, DMD - Practice Associate

Professionally Speaking

Dr. Vermani is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in General Dentistry and Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Monika Vermani joined Scarsdale Dental Spa in 2008. Dr. Vermani has 10 years of experience practicing general dentistry in Connecticut and New York. Prior to joining Scarsdale Dental Spa, Dr. Vermani spent 8 years as a dentist in two private dental practices in Connecticut. Dr. Vermani uses her many years of experience to provide her patients state of the art dentistry and her gentle touch enhances the truly relaxing experience in the spa.

Monika - Personally

On a personal note, Dr. Vermani enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband and two little children.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Premature Tooth Loss in Children and Good Dental Advice for Adults

Baby teeth maintain the spacing for permanent teeth, increasing the likelihood that permanent teeth will come in straight. According to the American Dental Association, or ADA, most kids start losing, or shedding, their teeth around the age of 6. Wiggly teeth can appear at an even earlier age, especially if your child cut her teeth early. Children generally lose their baby teeth between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.

If your child loses a tooth prematuraly they should be reviewed by a family dentist immediately. The tooth should be placed in a moist solution like milk while en route to the dentist.

If your child is active and suffers a traumatic blow that causes a tooth to come loose follow these steps:

  • Remain calm and assess the injury
  • Control the bleeding
  • Determine if the injury needs more urgent medical attention than just a tooth loss
  • Call your family dentist office as soon as possible and ask to advise you on getting the patient and the tooth to them. They may recommend storing the tooth in water, milk or the child's saliva.

Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. The same advice holds true for adults. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth.

Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients. Call your dentist and provide as much detail as possible about your condition. Remember, pain is a signal that something is wrong—a problem that will not disappear even if the pain subsides.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scarsdale Dental Spa: Fun Activity Sheets For Kids

In celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month, the American Dental Association provides fun activity sheets for kids. Here are a few that we think you will enjoy. (click on the links below)

What a Tangle Activity

Word Decoder

Crossword Puzzle

Words Activity

Word Search

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. At Scarsdale Dental Spa we make your child's first dental visit friendly with stuffed animals, fun and smiles.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rock Your Smile: Scarsdale Dental Spa Reminds You That February is National Children's Dental Health Month

The American Dental Health Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.

This year the campaign's slogan is "Rock Your Smile." You can download the story about the McGrinn Twins here.

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Scarsdale Dental Spa specializes in dentistry for kids in a relaxing spa-like setting for you. We are a caring and nurturing practice for kids right here in Westchester. Kids feel safe, comfortable and excited to visit the dentist. We've made our dental spa kid friendly with toys, animals, fun and smiles. State-of-the-art dentistry for the whole family, Visit us online at ScarsdaleDentalSpa.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

On our previous blog posts we told you a little about our Smiles For Kids program but today we would like to also remind you that “Smiles For Kids” supplies educational materials on a variety of dental subjects to parents and guardians, so community children can get the knowledge they deserve. The staff at Scarsdale Dental Spa also attends area schools each February to support a grass roots educational campaign. Many parents have praised these efforts by visiting our office themselves and telling our team what great brushing and eating habits these school programs have developed in their children.

The Spa also encourages other individuals and organizations who wish to support “Smiles For Kids” to contribute any available resources to continue these efforts.

Scarsdale Dental Spa is located in the Lord & Taylor shopping center at 700 White Plains Road in Scarsdale. The practice specializes in providing state of the art clinical and cosmetic artistry combined with relaxing spa treatments. It has become Westchester’s premiere spot for patients who demand the highest quality dentistry as well as those patients who have fears that kept them from getting the dental care they need.

Please call 914.713.2424 for more information and to make an appointment today.