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Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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Invisalign, Ballston Spa

July 20, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-177000598 (1)If you love the smile you see in your mirror or in family photos, you probably feel confident and smile more. For many patients, it seems like every picture is just another chance for people to see their crooked or gapped teeth. At our practice, we want every patient to smile with confidence. If your teeth are irregularly aligned or spaced, it’s hard to feel your best, but if the only alternative is the discomfort and hassle of braces, you’re willing to live with a less than perfect smile. Invisalign clear braces may be a better option to straighten your teeth with less discomfort, expense, and time. Find out more about how Invisalign can help you smile confidently. Call Dr. Fred Dreher in Ballston Spa, NY to schedule an Invisalign consultation today.

Outstanding Cosmetic Dentistry, Ballston Spa

Dr. Dreher has more than twenty years of experience meeting the cosmetic dentistry needs of Ballston Spa. For Dr. Dreher that mean so much more than whitening. He is dedicated to ensuring that every patient has a happy, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, and that they maintain excellent oral health and full body health. Dr. Dreher can restore or enhance your smile, and provide you with mercury free crowns or safely replace amalgam fillings. Ozone and full spectrum infrared sauna therapies to help eliminate toxins from your body and improve overall health.

Invisalign – Straighten Your Smile, Ballston Spa

One of the most popular cosmetic treatment options at any dental practice is Invisalign. For nearly 20 years, Invisalign has offered a teeth alignment option for patients who have sensitivity to metals, suffer from sensitive teeth or gums, can’t invest the time required to complete alignment with traditional braces, and those who simply don’t want to deal with a metallic smile. Invisalign is great option for working professionals as it is virtually unnoticeable, and requires much fewer dental office visits to complete the process.

Rather than utilizing a system of brackets and wires to shift teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses clear alignment trays. If you and Dr. Dreher determine you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, you’ll develop a treatment plan and a customized series of alignment trays will be created just for you. Simply wear these trays, remove and replace every two weeks and in less than a year, reveal your beautiful smile. In the meant time, Invisalign aligners are almost completely invisible. Because they’re removable, you’re able to continue your daily oral hygiene routine unimpeded, and the alignment trays are easily cleaned and reinserted. Unlike traditional braces, you don’t have to worry about giving up your favorite foods. Simply remove the trays during meals and enjoy all your favorite foods.

Call Your Dentist, 12020

Dr. Dreher and his dedicated team love helping patients look and feel their best. Great oral health is the beginning to a lifetime of full-body health. Let our skilled team help you achieve your dental health goals today. Call to schedule an appointment. Our convenient, welcoming office invites patients from surrounding areas to visit us. We care for patients from Saratoga Springs, Cohoes, Watervliet, Schenectady, Gloversville, Glens Falls and beyond.

Fred Dreher the Mercury free Ballston Spa, NY Dentist

June 15, 2015

The words holistic and organic are probably familiar to you. They might conjure visions of doctors’ offices with dim lighting and incense or fresh fruits and vegetables, but do they make you think of a visit to the dentist? Maybe they should. Dr. Fred Dreher of Ballston Spa, NY is a committed, professional, holistic and organic dentist. All of the dental services offered by our practice are environmentally conscious and take into consideration our patients’ whole-body health. If you are interested in finding out more about our numerous services, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Mercury Free

A current buzz term in dentistry is “mercury free,” but what does mercury have to do with dentistry? Metal or amalgam fillings are made up of 50% mercury. Mercury is a highly vaporous element when exposed to oxygen. The tasteless, odorless toxin can then be inhaled for years without patients noticing. As the most toxic non-radioactive element inhaling mercury is said to adversely affect the immune, cardiac, respiratory, urinary and digestive systems.

The adverse affects of mercury are cumulative. If you have ever heard the old story about the frog in the frying pan, you probably have a good idea what cumulative toxic effects can do. The story about the frog is that, if you put a live frog in a frying pan and gradually raise the heat, the frog will not jump out. The gradual accumulation of heat is deadly to the frog. While the accumulation of mercury in the system may not lead to death, it often affects your health so subtly that it goes unnoticed until the damage is severe.

Dr. Dreher is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT). IAOMT is the first resource for information about the push for mercury free dentistry. As a member committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Dreher has continued to work with IAOMT to gain the most up to date information on safe removal and replacement of mercury fillings, and environmentally safe ways of disposing of the extracted toxin. If you’re considering removing amalgam fillings, Dr. Dreher is here to help you make an informed decision.

Mercury Filling Extraction

If you’re concerned about the potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings, our practice offers state of the art technology, superior safety precautions and a doctor who is an expert in the field of mercury-free dentistry. Our state of the art mercury removal begins with your comfort. You can relax with a choice of music, imagery and other relaxation techniques. Our high-speed suction is makes the process fast and comfortable. An advanced mercury separator ensures that no mercury enters the water supply. Our up to date technologies are used to protect our patients while they’re having filling removed. The teeth are isolated from the surrounding teeth to avoid cross contamination, and you are protected from your head to mid-calf. All of these luxuries are provided to you by a dentist who is a mercury-free dentistry expert.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t put yourself at risk. The adverse affects of mercury can be avoided. Dr. Dreher is here to help you every step of the way. Start down the path to your mercury-free life today by scheduling a consultation with our office. The convient We serve patients in Ballston Spa, NY, as well as the surrounding communities of Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville and Glens Falls.

CEREC All Porcelain Restorations in Ballston Spa, NY

March 31, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-476102561Life is busy. The last thing you need is a dental procedure that doesn’t just require one visit to the dentist, but two. With this in mind, Dr. Fred Dreher and his staff in Ballston Spa, NY, are pleased to offer CEREC All Porcelain Restorations, which can restore your tooth and your smile in just one visit.

A tooth may need restoration because of severe decay or traumatic injury that damages the tooth. Either way, the goal is to give you back a beautiful and functioning tooth in as little time as possible. CEREC does just that. Whether your tooth restoration requires a porcelain crown, an inlay, onlay or another common restoration, we can make fast work of this procedure without sacrificing quality at all.

The CEREC Procedure

Traditionally, tooth restorations required x-rays, impressions, models and at least two appointments to complete. CEREC uses a digital infrared camera that captures an optical impression of your damaged tooth. This image is then entered into a computer equipped with 3-D CAD software that designs your crown, inlay, onlay or other restoration. The virtual model of your tooth that this system creates also determines the correct color, shape and chewing surface for your restoration.

This virtual model is then wirelessly transmitted to the milling unit in Dr. Dreher’s office and your restoration is fabricated from porcelain or composite materials in about 20 minutes. Dr. Dreher adhesively bonds the new restoration to your prepared tooth and you are on your way with a completely restored smile. Take care of your restoration that same way you do your natural teeth—brush and floss every day and be sure to schedule biannual checkups with Dr. Dreher so he can regularly inspect your restoration.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have a tooth that needs to be restored, then call the office of Dr. Dreher and ask about CEREC All Porcelain Restorations. We serve patients in Ballston Spa, NY, as well as the surrounding communities of Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville and Glens Falls.

Revitalize Your Body and Mind with Infrared Sauna Detoxification in Ballston Spa, NY

February 9, 2015

482394773Are you sweating enough? In daily life, sweat is often avoided. However, sweating is a primary and necessary function of the body to regulate temperature and eliminate harmful toxins. The build-up of toxic substances in your body can prematurely age you and lead to many common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detoxification process can deliver incredible health and vitality benefits. Infrared Sauna Detoxification can relieve pain and discomfort, and increase overall health and wellness. Make your infrared sauna detoxification appointment with Dr. Dreher today. Dr. Dreher is an experienced holistic doctor, now delivering quality care daily throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, and the surrounding communities.

How Does Infrared Sauna Detoxification Work?

Your body has the natural ability to sweat out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you sweat the more toxins you’ll be able to expel from your body. The safest and most effective method for inducing this detoxification process is infrared sauna therapy.  In an infrared sauna the air is cool, whereas in a traditional sauna or steam room, the air is stifling and hot. Rather than simply heating the air around you to draw out toxins, infrared saunas heat your core to expel them. In an infrared sauna, your body will sweat out numerous toxins through your pores. As a result, infrared sauna detoxification provides a truly deep and productive sweat which comfortably eliminates toxins at the cellular level.

Infrared Sauna Detoxification for Lyme Disease

The liver and kidneys are the primary detoxification organs of the body, and when they are weakened, toxins can easily overrun the body.  Lyme disease patients have burdened livers and kidneys; as a result, they accumulate a greater quantity of toxins in their bodies than people without the disease. This can lead to overwhelming symptoms of poisoning by the Lyme disease neurotoxin. However, detoxification through the sweat glands can alleviate the burden on their liver and kidneys, and harmful toxins circulating in the bloodstream can be excreted directly through the skin, removing the necessity for the liver and kidneys to process, store, and eliminate them.  The vast surface area of the skin allows faster and more efficient detoxification without placing undue burden on other detoxification organs.

Ballston Spa Infrared Sauna Detoxification Appointments

Infrared sauna detoxification has also been shown to provide pain relief, stimulate the immune system, improve skin conditions like burns, eczema and acne, and accelerate the burning of calories. To discover the many health benefits of infrared sauna detoxification for yourself, make an appointment with Dr. Dreher today. Dr. Dreher and his experienced holistic medicine team proudly renew smiles daily throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, and the nearby areas.

Discover the Health Benefits of Ballston Spa Chromotherapy

January 9, 2015

468413439Are you seeking a natural healing alternative? You should consider Ballston Spa chromotherapy. Chromotherapy (color therapy) is a complimentary medicine option offered by our Ballston Spa dental office. Chromotherapy can be applied to a variety of disorders including: insomnia, anxiety, asthma, behavioral disorders, and seasonal affective disorder (seasonal depression). It has also been proven effective in speeding up recovery after illness or surgery and improving cognitive functioning. Schedule a visit with Dr. Dreher today to experience the health benefits of Ballston Spa chromotherapy for yourself. Dr. Dreher is a trusted holistic and general family dentist proudly serving patients daily throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Chromotherapy?

Color has the power to affect our physical systems, feelings, moods, and emotions. Colors are distinct wavelengths of the visible electro-magnetic energy spectrum. Chromotherapy is a research based methodology that utilizes colored lights to restore balance to your personal energy levels to improve your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well being.

How Does Chromotherapy Work?

Chromotherapy works through deliberate exposure to certain colored lights. Different colors have different healing properties, including:

  • Red: Revitalizes energy, blood circulation, and cell growth.
  • Orange: Stimulates respiratory and digestive systems.
  • Yellow: Awakens and strengthens nerve centers and mental capabilities.
  • Green: Affects blood pressure and the heart.
  • Blue: Relives headaches and inflammations, brings tranquility.
  • Indigo: Purifies the bloodstream.
  • Purple or Violet: Soothe mental and emotional stress.
  • White: Produces overall healing and harmony.
  • Magenta: Stimulates adrenaline and heart activity.
  • Pink: Restores youthfulness and heals grief and melancholy.
  • Turquoise: Increases intuition and sensitivity.

Ballston Spa Chromotherapy Appointments

The power of color to affect our physical and emotional states is well documented. In fact, we all have natural aversions to, and preferences for, certain colors. Chromotherapy is just one of the many alternative treatments we offer to address the complete wellbeing of our patients.  To explore how chromotherapy could improve your condition, make an appointment with Dr. Dreher today. Dr. Dreher and his highly qualified holistic medicine team proudly restore smiles daily throughout Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville, Glens Falls, and the nearby areas.

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