We are pleased to announce that we are now permitted to provide all dental procedures and services. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months. Smile Center is committed to the safety of our patients and our team. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We thank you for your understanding during this changing time.

We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and our team.

Smile Center has implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff. We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between appointments.

Upon arrival at our office,
  • Call us before entering the building to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • A member of our team will meet you at the door to take your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • A COVID-19 questionnaire will be reviewed with you.

Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens. Air exchange devices and new suction systems have been obtained and are being used to ensure the safety of patients and team.

Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

Consider quality, trust, and experience when you are searching for a dentist “near me” in Buffalo, NY

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In recent years, dental associations have talked a lot about the dental home, another way of describing the ongoing relationship between doctor and patient. We are proud that our patients feel at home with us. Our team members have worked together for years, so when you come back you’ll see the same faces. It’s an opportunity to catch up with your “dental family,” with the added benefit of helping to maintain your oral health.

While it is never too late to make the Smile Center your dental home, we recommend children start visiting us before their first birthday. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports dental costs for a 5-year-old whose first appointment was in accordance with guidelines were 40 percent lower than their same-age counterpart whose parents delayed that visit. These figures represent treatments to correct decay caused by early childhood caries or baby bottle decay, a condition more common than asthma, early-childhood obesity, diabetes, and hay fever.

An ounce of (sugar-free) prevention

Much has been made of the damaging effect of soda on tooth enamel. As parents, we may encourage fruit drinks, thinking they are healthier than soda. We may even put infants to bed with bottles full of fruit juice, unknowingly promoting tooth decay responsible for early cavities. In fact, a University of Iowa study found apple juice was more corrosive to teeth roots than Diet Coke. The most corrosive drink wasn’t even soda. It was Gatorade.

At the Smile Center, we encourage you and your child to eat your fruit and not drink what may be heavy on sugar and light on natural fruit. We like to address habits early when possible, as they have implications for lifelong oral health. This intervention is complemented with preventive treatments such as sealants to protect hard-to-clean back teeth from decay.

On average, the American Dental Association reports sealant application nationwide costs less than $45 per tooth. By comparison, restorations ranging from amalgam fillings to porcelain crowns average $146 to $1,026. Topical fluoride, sealants, periodic exams, and periodic cleanings, combined were less than the average bill for one restorative treatment, a resin-based composite filling for a rear tooth.

Quality, affordable care for every life stage

In addition to financing, we also offer the Smile Center Plan. Patients without insurance or other dental plans tell us they are thankful for the free cleanings, emergency care, fluoride treatments, exams, and discounts on standard procedures that come with the low annual membership fee.

On the other end of the age spectrum, as we get older new conditions may arise. Worn restorations may need repairs. Certain medications (or medical conditions) may cause dry mouth. Without saliva to keep our teeth clean, they become vulnerable to decay.

Dry mouth may be addressed with saliva substitutes. Any structural problems may be treated with the most advanced restorations such as implant-supported dentures to help maintain the youthful fullness of your face and function of your teeth. Traditionally, loose or improperly fitting dentures promoted bone loss, contributing to a sunken and aged appearance, as well as difficulty with speech and chewing food.

The Smile Center is your answer to the question “Where can I find an excellent dentist near me in Buffalo, NY?” we want to remain your partner in health. While conditions such as gum disease have a genetic component, our approach takes into account the critical role of environment. Let us instill or help regain the good home care and regular professional visits vital to looking and feeling your best.

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