My Blog

By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
August 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Your family and general dentists in Jackson Heights, NY, also serving Queens, NY, can help when you have tooth sensitivity.

Are your teeth sensitive? Does eating ice cream and drinking hot beverages make you wince in pain? Tooth sensitivity can be frustrating, because it seems no matter what you do, your teeth hurt. The good news is, your family dentist can help with tooth sensitivity issues.

Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Yang at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY, also serving Queens, NY, offer comprehensive general dentistry services including treatment for tooth sensitivity, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening and bleaching, cosmetic dentistry services, dental implants, and more.

There are many reasons why you might experience tooth sensitivity, including:

  • Grinding and clenching your teeth at night
  • Receding gums causing root exposure
  • Toothbrush abrasion from using a hard toothbrush
  • Bleaching or whitening your teeth excessively
  • Drinking acidic beverages like soda or lemonade
  • Chewing ice cubes or sucking lemons

There are a few easy changes you can do immediately to help with tooth sensitivity. Remember to:

  • Always brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush, and avoid hard toothbrushes
  • Use sensitive teeth toothpaste and avoid whitening toothpaste
  • Wait to whiten your teeth until your sensitivity is gone
  • Don’t drink soda, lemonade, or other acidic beverages

There are other easy changes your general dentist can help you with. For example:

  • If you grind or clench at night, your dentist can make you a nightguard that will protect your teeth
  • If you have receding gums, your dentist can talk with you about gum grafting or tooth sensitivity treatments
  • If you want a whiter smile, your dentist can whiten your smile safely with a professional teeth whitening treatment

Tooth sensitivity problems can keep you from enjoying eating and drinking the foods and beverages you love. It’s time to get rid of tooth sensitivity for good! To learn more about the causes and treatment of tooth sensitivity, call your general dentists in Jackson Heights, NY, also serving Queens, NY, Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Yang of Queens Professional Dental Care, at (718) 898-8080 now!

By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
May 17, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Are you missing teeth and feeling embarrassed to show off your smile? Missing teeth can be unsightly and affect the function of your smile. Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Yang of Queens Professional Dental Care offer dental implants in Jackson Heights, NY, to give you a smile you can be proud to show the world.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that is permanently placed in your jaw bone. A small screw-shaped post is implanted in the bone during minor surgery. As the area heals, the bone will fuse with the post, so it will never move and is there to stay. After several weeks, your dentist will add a custom-made crown to the implant that looks exactly like your natural teeth. Your new implant will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

To take care of your dental implants, all you have to do is brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once the way you usually do. They will not require any special care, and they can’t get cavities as a bonus.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. Your dentist can also use them with other treatments like implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures. They can give you a completely new smile.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed before you get dental implants in Jackson Heights, NY.

To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Jackson Heights, NY, contact Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Yang of Queens Professional Dental Care. Call (718) 898-8080 to schedule an appointment today.

By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
February 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Everybody wants to present their best smile, but most people have some cosmetic flaws in their teeth. Whether you want to whiten your smile, or you need a total smile makeover, Dr. Hassan Alamzad of Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY, can help you with cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth Whitening

We perform several cosmetic procedures to fix common dental problems. Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic request from patients. Coffee, wine, and smoking are just some factors that can contribute to staining on the teeth. Many patients have tried over the counter whitening products and are still looking for the perfect shade. If you have tried these products and are still looking for a brighter smile, come see us for a teeth whitening treatment.

Your Jackson Heights, NY, dentist offers professional teeth whitening treatments that can get you to a whiter, brighter smile safely. Each treatment is applied and monitored by a dental professional. The gums are protected first, then the whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of the teeth and activated with a special light. A typical whitening appointment can take up to an hour and whiten the teeth several shades.

Veneers

For more complete cosmetic makeovers, veneers are a great option. Chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps can be fixed with veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that fit around your teeth, and look and feel like natural teeth. The process of getting veneers takes a few appointments, but they can completely transform your smile!

First, you will consult with a dentist about the look you want to achieve for your smile. Some teeth may have to be filed or prepared to make room for your new veneers. Molds will be taken of your newly prepared teeth to ensure a perfect fit. These molds are used to fabricate your new veneers, a process that can take up to two weeks. At a final appointment, your veneers are bonded to your teeth and you leave with a new smile!

Put your best smile forward with cosmetic dentistry at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY. Give Dr. Hassan Alamzad a call at (718) 898-8080.

By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
January 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Totally safe and best of all, it works--that's professional teeth whitening and bleaching from Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY. Your family dentists, Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Yang, fully vet their cosmetic dentistry patients before performing this popular aesthetic treatment. Relax, and expect a dazzling smile!

Dental stains

They are stubborn and disappointing. Dingy, dull, yellow discolorations from coffee, cigarettes and darkly-colored foods make you feel older and less confident in social and professional situations.

Fortunately, teeth whitening and bleaching is today's most successful and popular aesthetic dental treatment, reports the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. And, at our Jackson Heights, NY, office you can choose from quick, in-office whitening or a handy take-home version. Both whitening options improve tooth color by up to eight shades of color.

Brightening your smile

See Dr. Alamzad or Dr. Yang at our Jackson Heights office. Your dentist will look over your medical history and examine your teeth and gums to make sure your mouth is healthy (no active gum disease or tooth decay). Then, you can proceed with your whitening treatment.

In the office, you'll have your renewed smile in just about an hour. A powerful hydrogen peroxide gel seeps into your tooth enamel and literally lifts out staining organic matter. Your dentist just rinses it away.

If you choose the home version, you'll apply the gel with custom-made whitening trays. Wear them for a specific amount of time daily for about a week, and get the same wonderful results.

Smile with confidence

Keep the shine on your renewed smile with some simple care strategies such as:

  • Protecting your mouth with a bite guard for teeth clenching or a mouth guard if you play a sport such as soccer (oral trauma can cause dental discolorations)
  • Drinking your cola, tea, coffee or sports drink with a straw
  • Rinsing or brushing after consuming darkly-pigmented foods, such as blackberries or curry
  • Stopping all tobacco--both smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
  • Drinking a lot of water throughout your day (water increases saliva production and washes off your tooth enamel)
  • Brushing two times a day for a full two minutes as the American Dental Association recommends
  • Flossing once daily to remove the plaque which can hold onto stains
  • Seeing your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and check-up

Find out more

Our teeth whitening and bleaching services may be the confidence-booster you need. Why not call Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY, for a whitening consultation with Dr. Yang or Dr. Alamzad? You'll be very glad you did. Phone our office team at (718) 898-8080.

By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
November 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Cancer  

"Close to 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour," according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Drs. Alamzad and Yang of Jackson Heights, NY, are general dentists that provide cancer screenings to help prevent and/or diagnose patients.

More About Oral Cancer

People overlook oral cancer but it's more common than you may think. It is, however, easier to diagnose and start treating at earlier stages. Early detection increases survival rates by 80% or more, so testing saves lives.

So what is this test? A dental examination. That's right. It's that simple.

An oral cancer examination is fast and painless. Your Jackson Heights dentist observes any small changes in the mouth, lips, and tongue during this screening, which is primarily a visual and tactile examination. If your general dentist finds abnormalities, he/she retrieve a sample for further laboratory testing.

Who's at risk for oral cancer?

Contrary to what many think, oral cancer doesn't affect older people. Most people are above 40 but younger people are the fastest-growing segment of oral cancer patients because of the spread of sexually-transmitted Human Papilloma Virus.

Other risk factors include:

  • Age (middle-aged or older)
  • Long-time tobacco user
  • Chronic exposure to the sun, which may result in skin cancer, like your lips
  • Genetic factors

How to detect oral cancer early on?

  1. A thorough screening for oral cancer during your routine dental checkup every six months.
  2. A special light or dye to check suspect areas.
  3. A biopsy of abnormal tissue, like red or white patches or unusual sores.

Do you need to speak to a dentist?

Early diagnosis by way of screenings during regular dental checkups is one of the best defenses against oral cancer. To learn more about oral cancer and what your general dentist can do for you, call Drs. Alamzad or Yang of Jackson Heights, NY, at (718) 898-8080. Queens Professional Dental Care is here for you.





This website includes materials that are protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.