Dentist in Bronx NY Discusses Choosing the Right Practice
According to a recent study by the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA), nearly 75% of adult Americans suffer from various forms of gum disease and are unaware of the condition. Dr. Victor Oelbaum, a dentist in Bronx, NY, says that having routine dental checkups is crucial to maintaining good oral health. He also discusses key qualities to look for when selecting a dental practice.
In a recent survey by the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA), almost three-quarters of American adults are suffering from various forms of gum disease. A similar study on oral health and dental care recently released by the American Dental Association (ADA) found that a person’s smile outranked eyes, hair, and body as the most important physical feature. Dr. Victor Oelbaum, a cosmetic and implant dentist in Bronx, NY, says that given the importance of having a clean and attractive mouth, selecting the right dental practice has only become more crucial to a person’s health and overall quality of life. He adds that selecting the right dental practice can help patients not only reduce gum disease through pain-free gum treatment using LANAP technology, but it can also give them a beautiful and confident smile.
Dr. Oelbaum says he suggests researching and exploring different aspects of dental care to find a practice that can provide patients the most comprehensive and personalized treatment. He also recommends looking for a practice with a thorough focus on preventative dentistry. With a tooth decay prevalence of 92% in adults 20 to 64, according to a study by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Dr. Oelbaum also says that regular dental checkups are important for preventing poor oral health. He adds that a qualified and caring staff who listens to patient feedback can contribute to the overall results of proper dental dare.
Whether they are looking to visit the office for a cosmetic procedure, gum recontouring, or standard cleaning, Dr. Oelbaum says he tells prospective patients to sit in his waiting room and interview other patients at his office, asking questions about his staff and the level of treatment they provide. He adds that patient referrals and opinions are a helpful way to receive practice information from a trusted and familiar source.
Dr. Oelbaum says that, at his practice, a passion for providing quality and personal patient care is the most important thing for a dentist to have. “Ultimately, the patient takes the plunge and makes the appointment, starting out on that unique voyage to have a great dental experience. When they come here, they realize that the bond to our patients is a lot more than just dental.”
About Dr. Oelbaum
Dr. Victor Oelbaum received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. He has been practicing dentistry for 26 years and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Located at 2335 Eastchester Road in Bronx, NY, Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates can be reached at (800) 822-9142. They can also be contacted online via their website sensationalteeth.com or facebook.com/sensationalteeth.