Dr. Belen offers Zoom! in-office Teeth Whitening System.
The following chart shows comparison information for various teeth whitening methods:
Dr. Belen was honored with the Accent on Excellence award in 2006. This award is given to community members under the age of 40, who not only run successful businesses, but also volunteer their time, support nonprofits, or do other things to benefit the community.
Here is a nice article from the Utica Observer-Dispatch about Dr. Belen and the award.
If you are losing teeth, or have lost them, you may have already confronted the idea of getting false teeth (dentures). This may not be appealing to you as the image of dentures sitting in a glass next to the bed may not be something you wish to see or experience. The technology of Dental Implants may be a solution to your worries.
Read the full article here.
Dr. Belen graduated on 1999 from University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry and held a General Practice residency program at Faxton St. Lukes Hospital in Utica, NY, and graduated in 2000. After her residency, she fell in love with the community and decided to remain there. She worked for several years with United Cerebral Palsy for disabled patients as well as holding her own private practice. She has maintained a modern, state-of-the-art facility in Utica, NY, for the past 6 years... read more
Radiographs or x-rays are used in every dental office. They are a great way to see the teeth and bones and make sure they are healthy. In the past, x-rays were taken using little pieces of covered film. They were placed in the mouth and exposed using an x-ray machine. They always jabbed inside the mouth and seemed to take forever to be processed. Well, those days are now behind us! In the new era of dentistry, dentists are using digital radiography.
Dental crowns and bridges have been useful in correcting and protecting teeth. There are several different kinds of each and have different functions.
Crowns and bridges are considered restorative dentistry. This means they restore broken, missing, or cavity filled teeth to a functional use. Read the full article here.
To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question. Sedation dentistry can be very helpful for fearful patients or for procedures that require extensive work without the patient feeling or remembering it. Sedation does not necessarily mean that you are asleep but it can help put you in a calm state of being. Oral consciousness and IV sedation can be used in general dentistry or in speciality offices.
Root canals get a lot of bad press. Even President Obama, in his first State of the Union address, said that the bank bailout was “as popular as a root canal.” While I’m sure that no one actually looks forward to getting a root canal, they don’t deserve all this negativity. Let’s look at some common myths about root canal therapy to try to separate fact from fiction.
Read about the six myths on the DoctorBase Blog.