In United States, approx. 55% of the adult population has one or more teeth missing. Out of the people with missing teeth, only approx. 15% of them seek treatment of the missing teeth. Out of those seeking treatment, approx. 80% of them get treatment with conventional dentistry(dentures, partial dentures, flippers, snap-on-smile, […] Read more »
Expectations for Implant Retained Overdenture
I am writing this blog because of some confusion I feel the patients have about the implant retained overdenture. Some patients expect that the implant retained overdenture to feel or behave like natural teeth or permanent/fixed bridges. It is not the case, because the implant retained overdenture(as the name says […] Read more »
Difference Between Implant Retained Overdentures And Teeth In A Day
Lately, in my conversations with my new patients who come for full mouth restoration with dental implants, I realized that there is a misunderstanding between the Implant Retained Overdentures and Teeth in a Day/All-on-4. In this blog I will explain the similarities and differences between the two of them. Implant […] Read more »
Why Are The Refined Sugars So Bad For You?
Why are the refined sugars so bad for your teeth? In the natural form the sugars are found as glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, sacharose, starch, etc…in fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, etc…in low concentrations and blended with proteins and fats. Because they are combined with other structures and they are in […] Read more »
How Often to Brush and Floss?
By surveying my new patients on the subject of brushing and flossing, I realized that the general public does not really know how many times they should brush daily and especially how many times they should floss. The very few who know(about 5%) do not follow what they know all […] Read more »
Mercury Safe Dentist with a Holistic Dentistry Approach
Amalgam(silver) fillings contain 50% mercury, 35% Silver and 15% Tin, Copper and Zinc. The percentage of Mercury in the dental fillings is huge. One silver dental filling weights on average 1000 mg. That means it contains about 500mg of mercury. If a patient has 10 silver fillings, that patient carries […] Read more »
Are Teeth Live Parts of Our Body?
This weekend I was asked by a friend of mine “Are Teeth Live Parts of Our Body?”. I remember being asked this question before by other people which shows that people think about this once in a while. Natural teeth evolve from little buds placed under the gums. They have […] Read more »
Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
People are born with 20 baby(deciduos) teeth. They start coming out(erupting) at the age of 6 months and continue erupting until the age of 18-24 months. There are 8 incisors, 4 canines and 8 molars. At the age of 6-7 yo, the front teeth(incisors) start being replaced by permanent incisors. The […] Read more »
The Support of Sewell Dental Arts for Saving Lives
Sewell, New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Septimiu Pastiu Donates to Heroes Health Fund to Assist 9/11 First Responders with Detoxifying and Getting Healthy Again Dr. Pastiu DDS, a Dentist in Sewell, New Jersey recently presented a donation to Heroes Health Fund (www.heroeshealthfund.org). Heroes Health Fund is a non-profit organization presided by […] Read more »
FAQ about Invisalign
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is Invisalign? The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment that corrects malocclusion with a series of custom-made, nearly invisible alingers that are comfortable to wear, and removable for meals and normal brushing and flossing. How does Invisalign work? When you meet with Dr. Pastiu, he will […] Read more »