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By: Colleen L.
Better Smile of Wny PLLC
I has a crown and post in a lower tooth. I also required some bridge work.I called my insurance l was assured both were covered.I asked for a list of dentists in my area who where participants in the coverage plan.The first care center I was given was Better Smiles. I called to make an appointment. I explained what was going on. The receptionist said my plan did not cover bridges. I explained I specifically called to make sure....she stated the insurance rep on the phone must have been new then firmly stated it is NOT covered.I called my insurer back confirming coverage for my needed work. I spoke with a different rep and again was assured my needed procedures we're covered.I called the dentist again reiterated the information from my insurer and made an appointment.The day of my appointment I was greeted by a friendly knowledgeable dental tech.When the dentist came in he offered to pull the tooth. I said no, I wanted to try to save it.He refused to discuss any bridge work stating it wouldn't be covered. He refused to perform any treatment except extraction.I asked if he could do something temporary so the jagged edges would be covered my tongue was pretty cut up.He stated he could shave it down....(this would make the tooth unviable for a new post and crown and make me need partial dentures) I left in tears.How exactly is leaving a person toothless creating a Better Smile?Don't walk away from this office...RUN
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By: John L.
Young Philip J Dds
BEWARE!!! Money is the only thing Dr. Young wants. Did three crowns on me and they all broke within two years. Wanted more cash to redo his bad work. My new dentist does a much better job and stands by his work - no questions asked!
By: amber.sevenski
Raid Samer K
Let me preface my comment by saying that I am a busy working mom and something/someone has to be stellar for me to take the time to write a review/comment. I recently switch to Dr. Raid's Office (Tonawanda location) and was absolutely blown away by the service I received. He is wonderful and so is his staff!! I have never before been seen by a medical profession with such wonderful chair side manner. I would recommend his office to anyone looking for a dentist. I will certainly be using his office from here on out!!
Tips & Advices
The most common dental problems in children are:
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum disease
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Canker sores
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Bite and alignment issues
Thumb sucking is not specifically a dental problem, but it can cause a malocclusion, a condition where the top and bottom teeth don't line up correctly.
To clean a baby's teeth, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed specifically for infants. Apply a tiny amount of non-fluoride toothpaste - about the size of a grain of rice - and gently brush all sides of the teeth and the tongue. Before the baby's first teeth emerge, use gauze or a wet washcloth wrapped around the finger to wipe the gums. This motion doesn't necessarily reduce bacteria, but it does help the infant to get used to the sensation of having his or her teeth cleaned.
Children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months. This recommended frequency does not change throughout a person's lifetime.
No, wisdom teeth do not need to be removed unless they cause pain, lead to dental issues, or are aligned incorrectly.
Yes, dental sealants prevent cavities by filling in deep grooves in the teeth. Without them, bacteria can collect in these areas and cause tooth decay, which can happen with children.

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