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.

Tips for keeping your teeth beautiful after whitening treatment in Buffalo

Beautiful European woman smile with healthy teeth whitening

At The Smile Center, we offer a variety of dental services to handle any of your needs. From general check-ups and preventative care to cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures, we have you covered. One of the most common complaints among patients is the color of their teeth, a problem that is often easily remedied by whitening treatment.

Once you have your new set of sparkling pearly whites, there are many things you can do at home to ensure your teeth remain vibrant and healthy.

  • Brush your teeth – It may sound simple, but many people still don’t know how to brush their teeth properly. First, make sure that you are brushing a minimum twice daily. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride. Second, place your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum and brush using a slow, circular motion. Third, make sure to brush all of the surfaces of the teeth and don’t forget to brush your tongue to eliminate bacteria and freshen breath!
  • Daily flossing – Flossing is an extremely important step in making certain to clean food debris from in between the teeth. Take about a foot of floss around your index fingers, leaving a couple of inches between your hands. Carefully insert the floss in a back and forth motion between the teeth. Wrap the floss around each tooth to clean the gum line and gently slide up and down to clean the surface of the tooth.
  • Rinsing – Make sure to rinse your mouth in between meals and after each brushing and flossing session. This is especially true after you’ve consumed dark colored foods or beverages or are unable to brush.
  • Eat a balanced diet – A diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is vital to preventing tooth decay and maintaining beautiful teeth. Avoid dark colored foods and beverages as they can easily stain teeth. You should also avoid food and drinks that are high in sugar or acid as they can erode enamel, making the teeth appear dull.
  • Stop using tobacco – Tobacco products are known to cause halitosis (bad breath) and stains your teeth. They can also increase your risk for gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol – Both substances can cause staining of the teeth and they have been linked to sleep disorders which can be an underlying cause of bruxism (tooth grinding). Tooth grinding can wear the teeth down until they chip or break and require restorative treatment.

With proper at-home care and regular visits to your dentist every six months, you will enjoy a beautiful and healthy mouth. Call today to set up an appointment at The Smile Center in Buffalo today.

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