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Kathleen Elizabeth Szanto, D.M.D

Dentist

Dr. Kathleen Szanto is a Dentist practicing in Bronx, NY. Dr. Szanto specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
33 years Experience
Kathleen Elizabeth Szanto, D.M.D
  • Bronx, NY
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Accepting new patients

How do you talk clearly with dentures?

When the dentures are made, they have to be made correctly so the top denture is not too close to the bottom denture giving you enough space for your tongue and speech to remain READ MORE
When the dentures are made, they have to be made correctly so the top denture is not too close to the bottom denture giving you enough space for your tongue and speech to remain clear.

Can you sleep with partial dentures in your mouth?

It is not recommended to do that. The tissues beneath the denture need to breathe and should not be obstructed by the denture.

Should you brush your gums when cleaning your teeth?

You should brush the junction where the teeth end and the gum or gingiva begin. For the upper teeth it should be a soft downward circular stroke. preferably with a sonic care toothbrush. READ MORE
You should brush the junction where the teeth end and the gum or gingiva begin. For the upper teeth it should be a soft downward circular stroke. preferably with a sonic care toothbrush. The bottom is the same but with upward strokes.

Can I brush with toothpaste after a crown was placed?

Yes, you must brush and floss the area.

How do you get dentures to stay in place?

It would help to have implants that the denture would be placed over.

Why are my bottom gums sore?

One possible cause can be a lack of flossing and/or poor brushing technique. YouTube has videos on the subject.

Are slightly yellow teeth normal?

Tooth color is genetic, but you can use a whitening toothpaste, like colgate optic white or crest whitening strips

How critical is a wisdom tooth abscess infection?

If an abscess was Diagnosed you need an antibiotic even if you don’t have an appointment till next week they should’ve prescribed an antibiotic

Can you sleep with dentures?

It’s OK for one night but you should allow the tissues to breathe so if you’re in the house today just leave them out

How long should my child be brushing their teeth?

At least two minutes. Don’t rush. Use a sand timer for children so they can see when the sand is at the bottom.

The tooth where I need a root canal isn't bothering me. Why do I need it?

The decay is to the pulp tissue or very close. I assume the doctor saw this on radiograph. It will be only a matter of time when there is enough infection when you will start experiencing READ MORE
The decay is to the pulp tissue or very close. I assume the doctor saw this on radiograph. It will be only a matter of time when there is enough infection when you will start experiencing pain.

What can sensitive teeth mean?

Need to have a regular check-up. Make an appointment with your dentist.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Get a consultation with your general dentist and then she/he will decide if you need an oral surgeon

I wear dentures. My gums are aching! What can I do?

Take your dentures out and let the tissues breathe. If the tissues are sore, your dentist can do a soft reline material, which often helps.

Is root canal the only way to treat a tooth cavity?

What determines that a tooth needs a root canal or just a filling is the proximity of the decay to the nerve pulp.

What are the different ways of filling in the oral cavity?

I think it would be more comfortable if you opt for taking Local anesthesia

How are crossbites treated?

Cross bites are treated orthodontically

Why do I have a thick white coating on my tongue?

High-carbohydrate diet gives a very white film on the tongue. Try eating more fruits and vegetables. They naturally scrape the coatings on the tongue, and reduce your carbohydrate READ MORE
High-carbohydrate diet gives a very white film on the tongue. Try eating more fruits and vegetables. They naturally scrape the coatings on the tongue, and reduce your carbohydrate intake.