Posts for tag: family dentist

By Carrie Polster, DMD
June 18, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

Can one dentist serve your whole family? If that family dentist is Dr. Carrie Polster in Midland Park, NJ, the answer is yes. In her modern, family dentistcomfortable office, patients of all ages receive the preventive, restorative and cosmetic care they need for best oral health and smile aesthetics. From cleanings and fluoride treatments to cosmetic fillings and crowns to dental implants and porcelain veneers, your family can receive it all in one convenient location.

What makes a great family dentist?

Of course, advanced credentials are essential, and Dr. Polster has those, including being named a NJ Top Dentist for several years. Also, she mentors other dentists in CEREC processes--those restorative services which produce dental crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges on-site in just one appointment.

Additionally, a compassionate listening attitude makes Dr. Polster your best choice for family dentistry in Midland Park. She enjoys caring for patients from three years old on up and plans their treatments with a careful eye toward the dental changes which come with childhood and adolescent development as well as the aging process.

You should know, too, that she and her staff are available for quick and accurate emergency advice and treatment. Whether you need help for your son whose tooth was fractured during a ball game or your mom lost a crown from a front tooth, Dr. Polster will tell you what you should do right away and get you in for an appointment the same day if necessary.

Available services

Of course, preventive treatments are foundational to healthy teeth and gums. Following American Dental Association guidelines, Dr. Polster sees her patients every six months for oral exams and hygienic cleanings to:

  • Scale plaque and tartar from on and between teeth and at the gum line
  • Check for decay, gum disease and oral cancer (beginning in the teen years)
  • Assess dental bite and jaw joint function
  • Apply fluoride varnishes and/or plastic sealants to protect against decay
  • Check the condition of fillings, implants, crowns, veneers and other restorations
  • Formulate and continue with a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Take digital X-ray imaging

As needed, Dr. Polster and her team deliver state-of-the-art restorative services to bring teeth and gums back to best health and function. These services include:

  • Dentures (conventional and implant-supported)
  • Cosmetic (tooth-colored) fillings
  • Fixed bridgework
  • Dental implants
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • Scaling and root planing (to heal gum disease)
  • Extractions, including removing wisdom teeth

Finally, your family can take advantage of the finest cosmetic dental services available today. Zoom! in-office teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum contouring, composite resin bonding and more ensure that your healthy smile also is one you're proud to show off.

It's all here

A family dentist specializes in serving all your loved ones. Just come to Dr. Carrie Polster's office in Midland Park, NJ to find your dental home. We are handicapped accessible and have off street parking for your convenience. Call today for your routine exams and cleanings: (201) 444-5675.

By Carrie Polster, DMD
November 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Your child’s oral health begins with you!oral hygiene

The minute your child is born you have so much to think about. Of course, it’s a given that you want your child to grow up healthy and strong. Our Midland Park, NJ, family dentist Dr. Carrie Polster provides some tips on how to keep your little one’s smile healthy.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Knowing when your child should start visiting our Midland Park, NJ, dentist for routine cleanings is important. These checkups are often the only way to detect minor issues before they become serious problems. Establishing rapport with our family dentist as soon as possible will go a long way to promoting good oral health for the long term.

Other Ways to Promote a Healthy Smile

For the first six or seven years of your child’s life you will want to brush and floss their teeth for them until they are able to do so on their own. The amount of toothpaste you use will vary depending on your child’s age. This is also something we can discuss during your child’s first visit.

Another way to promote a cavity-free smile is to make sure your child has a healthy diet. Sure, the occasional sweet treat won’t hurt them but it’s important that they are eating a diet that has variety and balance. Moderation is key when it comes to foods that contain sugar, starches or bad fats (E.g. junk foods or desserts). If your child eats a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, proteins, low-fat dairy products and fruits, this can go a long way to staving off gum disease and decay.

Also make sure your child is drinking enough water throughout the day, particularly if they are physical active. Water is a great way to wash food and debris from teeth particularly because it promotes salivary production, which is also important for neutralizing acid within the mouth to reduce enamel erosion.

We know that new parents will have questions along the way when it comes to caring for their child’s smile. Don’t hesitate to call our Midland Park, NJ, family dental office to schedule your child’s first visit or to turn to us for advice.