July 7, 2018

4 Effective Treatments for Advanced Periodontal Disease

Patient receiving laser periodontal therapyMild gum disease, sometimes called gingivitis, has minimally adverse impact on oral and whole body health. You may not even notice you’re experiencing this oral health concern until a dentist or hygienist diagnoses it. In most cases, improved at-home hygiene and more frequent professional cleanings are enough to renew oral health. Advanced periodontal disease, periodontitis, has more significant impact on patients’ health. Side effects include bleeding gums, receding soft tissue, teeth becoming lose, and even tooth loss in the worst cases. To help patients struggling with this more severe form of gum disease, advanced periodontal therapies are necessary. In this post, we’ll review some of the many forms of periodontal therapy we provide to help patients improve their oral health.
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October 18, 2017

Transform Your Smile with Minimal Prep Veneers

woman looking at smile in mirrorIf you’re looking for a fast, conservative cosmetic dentistry solution, minimal prep veneers may be the ideal option to enhance your smile. Like traditional veneers, they correct and conceal any number of dental flaws. Unlike traditional veneers, they require little to no removal of healthy tooth structure in order to blend flawlessly into a healthy, natural smile line. Keep reading to find out more about minimal prep veneers, and reach out to your trusted dentist to learn more about their cosmetic dentistry solutions.
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June 22, 2015

Dr. Barry Polansky: The Cosmetic Dentist Cherry Hill, NJ Depends on for the Most Beautiful Smiles

Woman with clear eyes looking at camera and smiling

When you look in the mirror or see your smile in a photograph—like on Facebook or Instagram—do you see the smile you want or the smile nature gave you? You know, you can fool Mother Nature. Dr. Barry Polansky, the Cherry Hill cosmetic dentist, does so regularly for his patients. Dr. Polansky and his professional team in Cherry Hill, NJ, offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can take your smile from drab to dazzling.
Teeth Whitening in Cherry Hill
Perhaps the most popular and the simplest cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening. As people age, teeth may become stained or discolored for a number of reasons, such as the foods and drinks you consume, tobacco products, certain medications, cracks in your teeth and even the unavoidable aging process itself. Dr. Polansky’s office provides you with two choices for teeth whitening. For the fastest results, we use Zoom!, a teeth whitening system that combines a professional grade solution with a low-heat light that activates and speeds the whitening process. With Zoom!, you’ll have a smile that is several shades whiter in about an hour.
If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, then we’ll give you custom-fitted bleaching trays and a supply of professional grade whitening gel. Simply fill the trays with gel and wear according to Dr. Polansky’s instructions.
Porcelain and Minimal-Prep Veneers
If your smiles is marred by stains that haven’t responding to whitening, chips, cracks or teeth that are misshaped or slightly misaligned, then consider porcelain or minimal-prep veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of teeth in order to create your new and beautiful smile. Traditional veneers require reduction of existing tooth structure to attain a natural-looking fit. Minimal-prep veneers require little to no tooth preparation prior to application. Regardless of which veneer is best for you, you’ll have a winning smile.
Dental Implants
If one or more missing teeth are spoiling your smile, dental implants will restore your smile with the most lifelike tooth replacement option. A dental implants closely mimics a natural tooth, because the titanium post implant replaces the root of your missing tooth and a porcelain crown is the visible restoration. With a dental implant, your smile will have a strong foundation and look natural, too.
Call Our Office Today
If you’re ready to gain the upper hand on Mother Nature, call the cosmetic dentist 08003 trusts their smiles to most often. Dr. Polansky and his staff happily serves the communities of Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and beyond.

March 15, 2015

Restore Your Oral Health with Non Invasive Laser Dentistry in Cherry Hill, NJ

493536451Modern dental technological advancements have made dental treatments less invasive and more accurate than ever before. Dr. Polansky employs state-of-the-art laser dentistry tools and techniques to more accurately diagnose dental problems and painlessly restore dental health. If you want fast, efficient, and painless dental treatment, schedule a laser dentistry appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky is a trusted Cherry Hill family dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the surrounding communities.

Laser Dentistry Can Detect Early Decay

While 80% of tooth decay is easily detectable on the surface of the tooth, a large amount can go undetected using conventional decay detection methods. Conventional methods are most ineffective in detecting enamel defects which are precursors to cavities. DIAGNOdent diode laser technology enables Dr. Polansky to detect decay at a much earlier stage of development. The DIAGNOdent laser works by measuring the laser fluorescence of the mineral structure of the affected tooth.  As the laser light is disseminated the reflected laser light energy is calculated. At the specific wavelength of the DIAGNOdent laser, healthy tooth structure exhibits little or no fluorescence while decayed tooth structure exhibits fluorescence proportionate to the degree of lost tooth structure. This results in elevated scale readings on the display of the DIAGNOdent as well as an audio signal to alert the presence of decay.

Laser Dentistry to Treat Gum Disease

LANAP (laser gum disease therapy) is a laser based alternative to traditional gum surgery. It is a less painful, less traumatic, and less invasive way to treat gum disease at any stage. LANAP uses a special kind of laser called the PerioLase MVP-7 and special laser fibers, gently inserted between gum tissue and  teeth, to painlessly remove the harmful bacteria and plaque buildup that causes gum disease. LANAP treatment takes a fraction of the time required by traditional gum surgery.  In addition, with LANAP you never have to worry about bleeding, stitches, or infection, because your gums will be able to heal quickly and naturally.

Cherry Hill Laser Dentistry Appointments

For the patient centered care you deserve, schedule a laser dentistry appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky is a highly regarded Cherry Hill general and family dentist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the neighboring areas.

February 15, 2015

Enjoy a One Visit Smile Makeover with New Minimal Prep Veneers in Cherry Hill, NJ

478321209Do you have time for a smile makeover? You could completely transform your smile, in just one dental visit, with new minimal prep veneers from Dr. Polansky in Cherry Hill, NJ. Minimal prep porcelain veneers are extremely thin wafer like shells, designed to cover the surface of your teeth to correct cosmetic imperfections, and preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Minimal prep veneers can effectively conserve enamel, while maximizing bond strength and minimizing post treatment sensitivity. Minimal prep veneers can be applied without shots, drilling, or temporaries. To discover how effortlessly Dr. Polansky can makeover your smile, schedule your minimal prep veneers consultation appointment today. Dr. Polansky is a highly qualified and experienced Cherry Hill cosmetic dentist, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the surrounding communities.

What’s the Difference between Traditional Porcelain Veneers and Minimal Prep Veneers?

If you have severely stained, discolored, chipped, misshapen, or gapped teeth, new minimal prep veneers could be your solution. Measuring roughly 0.3 mm, ultra thin minimal prep veneers can address your cosmetic concerns, without the painful shots, drilling, or multiple office visits sometimes necessary with traditional porcelain veneers. Each minimal prep veneer is delicately crafted to create a beautiful and natural look. Whether you need to cover multiple areas or just a few, each veneer will be precisely blended with your surrounding teeth and gums.

Cherry Hill Minimal Prep Veneers Appointments

Many Cherry Hill cosmetic dentistry patients are choosing minimal prep veneers to avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional porcelain veneers treatment. Minimal prep veneers are just one of many new dental technologies that can address common aesthetic challenges, while avoiding painful procedures or multiple visits. Make an appointment with Dr. Polansky today to explore the minimal prep veneers option for yourself. Dr. Polansky is a leading Cherry Hill cosmetic dentist, proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and neighboring areas.

January 15, 2015

Protect Your Good Health with Semi- Annual Oral Cancer Screenings in Cherry Hill, NJ

174351175When was your last oral cancer screening? You can take practical steps today to both reduce your chances of developing oral cancer, and increase your chance for a successful treatment outcome should you in fact, develop the disease. The first, and most important step, is to make an appointment with Dr. Polansky for a comprehensive VELscope oral cancer screening today. Dr. Polansky is an experienced and highly qualified Cherry Hill dentist. Dr. Polansky proudly delivers quality dental care daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the surrounding communities.

What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

More than 90% of oral cancers can be categorized as squamous cell carcinoma. Your mouth and throat and are lined with squamous cells, in a flat scale-like arrangement. Squamous cell carcinoma describes the abnormal development of squamous cells in the mouth. These abnormalities may become evident by:

  • White or red patches anywhere in the mouth
  • Mouth sore that doesn’t heal after a couple of weeks
  • Mouth bleeding
  • Loosened teeth
  • Difficult or painful  swallowing
  • A lump in your throat
  • Chronic earaches

Who’s At Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer can form at any time in any part of the oral cavity or throat. However, most oral cancers begin in the tongue or the floor of the mouth. Anyone can develop oral cancer, but the risk increases significantly for men, anyone over age 40, anyone who uses tobacco products or drinks alcohol, anyone with a family history of head or neck cancer, and anyone who has contracted HPV (Human Papilloma virus). Frequent sun exposure can also increase the risk of developing lip cancer.

Why Choose Dr. Polansky for Your Oral Cancer Screenings?

Dr. Polansky uses the VELscope oral cancer screening system. VELscope actually provides the most powerful technology available for oral cancer diagnosis, and can play a key role in the early detection of cell abnormalities. Early detection is essentially in the fight against the disease. Over ten million VELscope oral cancer screenings have been performed and VELscope is backed by more clinical research than any other available screening device.

Cherry Hill Oral Cancer Screening Appointments

Because early diagnosis gives you the best chance for successful treatment, make your oral cancer screening appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky is a trusted family dentist who protects the health of Cherry Hill patients. Dr. Polansky proudly restores smiles daily throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and nearby areas.

December 15, 2014

Create a Brand New Smile with Cherry Hill Dental Implants from Dr. Polansky

154250535Tooth loss can occur for many reasons. Cavities, root canals, gum disease, and injury can all take its toll on our smiles over time. If you’re currently facing the lifestyle challenges of tooth loss, you should consider the many advantages of tooth restoration with dental implants. Dental implants are superior in form and function to other tooth replacement methods. To discover how dental implants could change your life, make an appointment with Dr. Polansky for a dental implants consultation today. Dr. Polansky specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and proudly serves patients throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and the surrounding communities.

How Long Does It Take to Get Cherry Hill Dental Implants?

The dental implants process begins with a complete dental exam and consultation with Dr. Polansky to assess your dental health and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants surgery. If you are, your dental implants will be placed. The implants then require a few months to fully fuse with your jaw bone (osseointegration). Once the implants are fully healed, you will be fitted with a permanent restoration, be it a permanent dental crown or fixed or removable dentures. Your new implants can be cared for just like natural teeth, and with proper maintenance, can last a lifetime.

What Are the Advantages of Cherry Hill Dental Implants?

  • Prevents Bone LossDental Implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates your natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone regeneration and prevent bone loss.
  • Low MaintenanceDental implants are stable and durable enough for you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. They can also be cared for just like your natural teeth, so that you can maintain your regular oral hygiene routine.
  • Natural Looking– You don’t have to worry about embarrassing shifting or moving teeth while eating or speaking. You can avoid the shaving down of surrounding healthy teeth that dental bridges require. Dental implants also preserve your youthful facial features longer than dentures or dental bridges.

Cherry Hill Dental Implants Consultations and Appointments with Dr. Polansky

It’s never too late to restore your youthful smile with dental implants. You can eat, speak, and smile confidently with a stable and long lasting set of dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or an entire row of upper and lower teeth. Getting dental implants will be the best decision you have ever made for your smile. To get started, just make an appointment with Dr. Polansky at his Cherry Hill, NJ dental office today. Dr. Polansky is a highly qualified restorative dentist now proudly serving patients throughout Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and nearby areas.

November 15, 2014

Have You Discovered Sedation Dentistry?

178845072A fear of dental procedures can keep you from getting the dental care you need to maintain good oral health.  Visiting a dentist regularly can prevent pain, tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Fear of dental treatment can have many causes. You may have frightening past experiences, a fear of dental instruments like needles and drills, fear of hearing bad news, fear of pain, worries of being pressured into getting painful treatments or the fear of losing your teeth. To get past your fears and protect your health, you can visit a dentist that practices Sedation Dentistry. You can make an appointment with Dr. Polansky at his Cherry Hill, NJ dental office today. Dr. Polansky specializes in sedation dentistry and proudly serves patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding communities.

Sedation Dentistry Techniques

As a fine dentistry practitioner, Dr. Polansky is committed to making your visits as comfortable and stress free as possible. His goal is to help you maintain optimum oral health so that costly and potentially painful procedures are never necessary. For your comfort, Dr. Polansky can provide the following Sedation Dentistry options:

  • Nitrous Oxide– “Laughing gas” blocks pain and induces a happy feeling. Inhaled through a small mask that covers the nose, you will still be fully conscious and the effects wear off within minutes of the mask being removed.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation– Pills that induce a calming effect and prevent anxiety most commonly from the “benzodiazepine family” (Valium, Halcion, Xanax, or Ativan) that you can take 30 minutes to an hour prior to your appointment.

Sedation Dentistry in Cherry Hill, NJ

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of your overall health. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.  Poor oral health is an indication of poor health overall. It’s not enough just to brush and floss regularly. You must see the dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings to prevent periodontal disease and to get regular oral cancer screenings. Choose a sedation dentistry practice that is committed to your health and comfort. Make an appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky proudly serves patients throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas.

October 15, 2014

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

173272751Having a smile that you are proud of and cannot wait to show off directly correlates to your overall wellbeing and the way you interact with the people around you. A flawless row of teeth is something that many people strive to have, wanting the smiles they see in television and in the magazines. If you have a smile that is less than perfect, you may find it hard to really make the memorable first impression you want, causing you to feel self-conscious about yourself. Having a smile that is stained can really affect the overall look of your mouth, making it appear dull and uncared for. Thankfully, Dr. Barry Polansky is able to whiten the smiles of his patients using teeth whitening at his Cherry Hill, NJ dental office.

There are many factors that go hand in hand when it comes to our smile’s brightness diminishing over the years, including tea, wine, coffee, dyes in food, certain medications, tobacco-based products, genetics, and the natural process of aging. Though it may take a while for the stains to collect, over the course of a year or two, it can really make a dramatic difference on your smile. Dr. Polansky is able to whiten your smile with ease using Zoom! Whitening.

Zoom! Whitening takes about an hour in our office, and can whiten your smile up to ten shades! We will apply the whitening gel onto your smile and activate it with a low-heat light. As you sit and wait, the stains on your smile are effortlessly being lifted, revealing a beautiful, bright smile. If you would like a more gradual change in your smile, we also offer at-home teeth whitening, where we will make whitening trays just for you, ensuring amazing results and a personalized treatment. We will also provide you with the whitening gel. Simply fill the trays with the whitening gel, and wear them for a certain amount of time each day. In about two weeks, you will have a beautifully whitened smile! If you would like Dr. Polansky’s help whitening your smile with teeth whitening, contact our office today!

Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

September 17, 2014

The Amazing Benefits of Green Tea!

482014337Whether you like it with honey and lemon or sugar and cream, people have been enjoying the deliciousness of tea for thousands and thousands of years. Not only is tea satisfying to the taste buds, but there are so many different kinds to choose from that, making drinking a new tea an exciting experience. Many people may not know this, but there are many benefits that can be found in green tea, making it one of the healthiest teas you can drink. By being aware of the amazing advantages drinking green tea has, maybe the next cup you have will be more enjoyable!

Green tea is very heart healthy, as it contains catechin. Catechin is an antioxidant that wards off and prevents cell damage. Studies also support the notion that green tea increases the part of your brain that controls working memory. This is especially helpful when you have a big test or a long day at work with meetings ahead of you. Green tea has also been shown to prevent the development of the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease, which is another example as to how it is beneficial to your brain health!

Green tea is also great for those living with diabetes, as it has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels. Along with catechin, green tea also contains an amino acid known as theanine. Theanine has a calming effect, causing the people who drink green tea to feel relaxed. If you are trying to lose weight, drinking green tea is also great for increasing your metabolism, ergo being able to burn more fat calories! As you can see, there are amazing benefits to drinking green tea, and we invite you to experience the advantages for yourself.

Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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