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Vitamin C & Gum Health Tips from Your Ballston Spa Dentist

March 1, 2016

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Your Ballston Spa dentist, Dr. Fred Dreher offers key information about how ingesting more vitamin C may improve your oral health.

Vitamin C & Gum Health Tips from Your Ballston Spa Dentist

Everyone knows that an orange slice is shaped like a smile, but did you know that eating more oranges might actually improve your oral health? Studies show that vitamin C intake, or lack thereof, may actually have a dramatic effect on gum health. At Dr. Fred Dreher’s Ballston Spa dental practice, we are dedicated to finding the underlying cause of patients’ oral health issues, and for many of our patients who exhibit signs of gum disease, a few simple dietary changes to increase vitamin C intake may do more to improve gum health than even the most advanced procedures. (more…)

There’s a New Dentist in 12020!

February 19, 2016

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Dr. Dreher and his team would like you to meet Dr. Thomas Horgan, who joined our practice just this year. Dr. Horgan grew up in Boston, where he earned a bachelor’s degree at Stonehill College, a Certificate of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and then attended Boston University for dental school.

Dr. Horgan appreciates the details and artistry of dentistry. In fact, he even takes the time to write about different dental topics. Here is something he has written for us about composite fillings.
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What are All Those Numbers and Letters my Ballston Spa Dentist Says During Checkups?

February 18, 2016

tooth numbering chartHumans will normally have 32 adult teeth that will erupt during their younger years of life.  In order to keep track of all these teeth, they have been assigned numbers.  This numbering system can vary in different countries but in the United States, the most common way of tooth numbering is using the numbers from 1-32.   The system is sequential and it starts on the upper right side of the mouth.  Therefore, #1 will be the last tooth on upper right side.  This tooth is also called a 3rd molar or a wisdom tooth.  #2 will be directly adjacent to #1 as we move closer to midline.  Midline is an imaginary line that divides the mouth into left and right halves.  This will then be followed by tooth #3, the #4 and so on. This pattern will continue until we get to the last tooth on the upper left side.  This is a wisdom tooth and using our number system, it will be tooth #16.  Since we are now at the last tooth on the upper arch, the numbering system will continue but now it will be on the lower teeth.  Staying on the patients left side, we drop down to the lower teeth and that 3rd molar will be #17.  We can then count all the teeth on the lower, just like we did on top, and eventually end on #32.  #32 is 3rd molar on the lower right side.  It is important to remember that if a tooth is missing, the number DOES NOT carry over. Every tooth has an assigned number and that will not change.  In other words, #6 is ALWAYS an upper right canine and it does not matter if #5 or #7 is present.   Finally, baby teeth are counted in the same way but instead of numbers they use letters.  The letters are A-T.
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Achieve Overall Health and Well Being with Holistic Dentistry in Ballston Spa, NY

December 9, 2014

463418165You’re much more than a set of teeth. Many clinical studies have revealed the numerous connections that exist between your dental health and your overall health. That’s why it’s so important to seek routine preventive dental care. However, you should also expect that your dental care will not cause problems in other parts of your body, or otherwise jeopardize your good health. If you’re seeking a dentist that understands this mouth body connection, you should consider switching to a holistic dentist. Holistic dentistry delivers health promoting therapies. Instead of the traditional singular emphasis on dental symptoms and procedures, holistic dentists also consider the attitudes, feelings, and overall health of the patient. Dr. Dreher is a highly qualified holistic dentistry practitioner. He approaches dentistry with an acute awareness of how your dental care relates to your entire body.  To experience the holistic dentistry difference, make an appointment with Dr. Dreher and his experienced team today. Dr. Dreher proudly serves families daily throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, and the surrounding communities.

How Is Holistic Dentistry Different from Other Dental Practices?

  • Biocompatible Materials: Are researched for our patients.
  • Complete Health Analysis: Dr. Dreher will consider your overall health and well being when deciding upon your treatment path. Doing so will ensure that your dental treatment will not cause problems elsewhere in your body.
  • Safe Amalgam Removal: Many old amalgam fillings contain traces of mercury, which is extremely harmful and has been associated with many diseases including: MS, Lupus, Arthritis, Birth Defects, Diabetes, Seizures, Parkinson’s and ALS.
  • Natural Treatment Methods: We strive to incorporate the latest dental technologies with the safest and most naturally occurring tried-and-true materials. Dr. Dreher also offers detoxification, relaxation therapy, natural weight loss help and pain relief, cell health immunity, and wound healing assistance. In addition, the natural wave power of color and sound vibrations in chromo therapy, acoustic therapy, and infrared sauna can be used to turn back the clock, heal, and readjust your body.

Holistic Dentistry Appointments in Ballston Spa, NY

Whereas most dental offices strictly treat your symptoms, without attempting to prevent problems from resurfacing, holistic dentistry practices aim to treat the underlying problems that caused your symptoms in the first place. By eliminating these problems, the symptoms are prevented from recurring. This can save you thousands of dollars in dental restoration and tooth replacement costs over your lifetime. In addition, holistic dentistry works to ensure that your dental treatment limits adverse affects on your overall health and well being. For the safe and natural dental care you and your family deserve, make your holistic dentistry appointments with Dr. Dreher today. Dr. Dreher proudly serves patients of all ages throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, Vermont, Lake George, Catskills, NYC, Lake Placid, and nearby areas.