Defining Dentistry: What Is A Dental Bridge?

Editor’s note: This is another segment is a continuing series titled, “Defining Dentistry,” designed to enlighten readers on various components of dentistry. Happy March and it’s almost the end of winter! I swear our winters get more and more unpredictable. I am from Buffalo, so this weather is cake! I hope you all are finding ways to stay fit and... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is Periodontal Disease?

Editor’s note: This is another segment in a continuing series titled, “Defining Dentistry,” designed to enlighten readers on various components of dentistry. Happy February Mohawk Valley! I can’t believe that it’s already February and we are already one month into 2019! The idea of February often comes with the thought of Valentine’s Day, which usually means plenty of chocolate! Make... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Denture?

Editor’s note: This is another segment in a continuing series titled “Defining Dentistry,” designed to enlighten readers on various components of dentistry. Happy New Year Mohawk Valley! My wish for everyone is that this year brings good health, great adventure and plenty of reasons to smile! I love January because it is right after the holidays and that means it’s... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Dental Implant?

Editor’s note: This is another segment in a continuing series titled “Defining Dentistry,” designed to enlighten readers on various components of dentistry. DENTAL implantHappy December Mohawk Valley!! I hope everyone has a great holiday season. Be sure to get all your shopping done early and beat those crowds. My favorite thing about the holiday season is spending Christmas time with... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Tooth Extraction?

Happy November everyone! Thank you for joining me again in this month’s “Smile with Dr. Suy” segment. I love all the positive feedback at the offices. It is so great to hear people love to learn about the exciting field of dental medicine. I hope everyone is enjoying the “Defining Dentistry” series. Today, we talk about the epic “tooth pull.”... read more »

Dental, Overall Health Intrinsically Linked

Most of us would think that the mouth and the heart, brain and lungs have nothing to do with one another, but increasing evidence has continued to link oral health with overall health. A groundbreaking study completed by the Centers for Disease Control found that almost 50% of the U.S. population aged 30 years and older have periodontal disease. For... read more »

New Column Focuses On Dental Health

Introducing: Dr. Salina Suy To the wonderful people of the Mohawk Valley: Welcome to your new source of oral health care education straight from one of your local dentists — me! This is an introductory article explaining what the column will entail for the future and I hope you enjoy its concept and reap the benefits from the information provided... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Crown?

By Dr. Salina Suy Editor’s note: This is another segment in a continuing series titled “Defining Dentistry,” designed to enlighten readers on various components of dentistry. In this month’s column, we are continuing our Defining Dentistry series with new knowledge on dental crowns. You may have heard someone you know talk about crowns before, commonly known as caps. Crowns are... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Root Canal Procedure?

Crucial dental process is essential to retaining your teeth By Dr. Salina Suy In last month’s “Defining Dentistry” segment, we talked about cavities, how they form and how we treat them. If cavities get very large, they may end up in need of a procedure called a root canal. What is a root canal? A root canal is a procedure... read more »

Defining Dentistry: What Is A Cavity?

Dental cavities can turn that smile upside down By Dr. Salina Suy Figure 1 Welcome to the first segment in my next series “Defining Dentistry,” where I will be explaining dental terminologies and procedures. Let us begin with the famous dental cavity. So what really is a cavity? It’s the dreaded word from our dental check-ups and something we are... read more »