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Dr. Barbara Peterson

Dentist

Dr. Barbara Peterson is a top Dentist in Brooklyn, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Barbara Peterson is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Barbara Peterson is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Barbara Peterson is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Barbara Peterson is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Barbara Peterson
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Howard University
  • Accepting new patients

Do dental whitening toothpastes contain bleach?

Hello! Thank you for your question! Some whitening toothpastes do contain a very low level of peroxide. It's not as strong as what we use for our whitening treatments, but you READ MORE
Hello!

Thank you for your question! Some whitening toothpastes do contain a very low level of peroxide. It's not as strong as what we use for our whitening treatments, but you may still see small results from using a whitening toothpaste!

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Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

Yes an abcess can be detected on a panoramic or periapical X-ray. They can also be detected clinically. Early stage abscesses usually exhibit sensitivity upon applying pressure READ MORE
Yes an abcess can be detected on a panoramic or periapical X-ray. They can also be detected clinically. Early stage abscesses usually exhibit sensitivity upon applying pressure to the area. A percussion test (tapping on the crown of the infected tooth) can also be an effective way to locate which tooth has been affected by the abscess.

Brushing too hard?

Perhaps your gums were not receding when you saw the first dentist. Gingival recession can be caused by toothbrush abrasion or "brushing too hard". This is why it is not recommended READ MORE
Perhaps your gums were not receding when you saw the first dentist. Gingival recession can be caused by toothbrush abrasion or "brushing too hard". This is why it is not recommended to use tooth brushes with hard bristles. Switching to a soft bristled toothbrush At the first sign of gingival recession is recommended in order stop or slow down the process. See a general dentist or a periodontist (gum specialist) if it persists.

I am getting abscesses in my infected tooth. How do I treat them?

If you are developing an abscess in an infected tooth you should see a dental specialist asap! Swelling within your dental tissues is a sign of infection and cannot be treated READ MORE
If you are developing an abscess in an infected tooth you should see a dental specialist asap! Swelling within your dental tissues is a sign of infection and cannot be treated effectively with home remedies. Go see your dentist and she or he will more than likely prescribe an antibiotic