Dr. Michael Acquista D.D.S.
Dentist | General Practice479 Bay Ridge Pkwy Brooklyn NY, 11209
Hi, I'm Michael Acquista DDS. I got my dental degree from Columbia School of Dental & Oral Surgery and have been in private practice in Bay Ridge for over 30 years. My office is small and you will receive individual attention. I offer the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the best Cosmetic Dentistry and esthetics, filling materials, crowns, bridges, implant restorations and dentures. I promise I will exceed your expectations and do everything possible to explain your conditions and treatment options as well as being gentle and thorough. We perform all dental procedures except Orthodontics, complex extractions and surgery, but I will refer you to the finest specialists if need be.
Education and Training
Columbia College of Arts and Sciences B.A. Pre-Med / Philosophy 1977
Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery D.D.S. 1981
Dr. Michael Acquista D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
Healthy eating: It is so important, but Doctors don't learn much about it. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, suggested we should, but not much has happened. I want that to change. I lecture to other Doctors and my patients about it, and on smilebayridge.com, I have hyperlinks to...
If it is not too large, you can get porcelain laminates. READ MORE
If you did not meticulously clean around the brackets for the duration of your braces, it may be too late. Ask your dentist. See if you are a candidate for microabrasion. READ MORE
10 years is considered successful, but I have patients with implants over 20 years. Usually, if they are successful for the first year, that is a good sign. It depends on your health, whether you smoke, the amount and density of bone surrounding, and the experience of the surgeon as well as your oral hygiene. Make sure you ask how to clean under and around. READ MORE
Fixed bridges feel natural. READ MORE
Not enough information. Call your dentist and ask them. READ MORE
All fillings are considered to be successful if they last for 10 years. That depends on your diet, hygiene, and overall rate of decay and genetics among other variables. READ MORE
It can happen. It might be a good idea to take a full course of antibiotics if you are not already. Notify your doctor. READ MORE
It really doesn’t help unless you don’t brush your teeth. Brushing removes 75% of the plaque on the broad surfaces of the teeth. Listerine kills the same 75%, so I would rather brush and spit out the plaque instead of rinsing with Listerine and having a bunch of dead plaque in my mouth. What you really need to do is floss or pick in between the teeth daily to remove the remaining 25% of plaque. READ MORE
No. Not always. If the tooth had no decay, it may not need it, but the tooth might need root canal after the crown is cemented permanently anyway. There is a chance the pulp dies for one reason or another, and then the dentist must put a hole through the crown, usually, and that is another problem. READ MORE
Can use a proxybrush available in the pharmacy, and a waterpik would help. Also, Act is a fluoride rinse. Only use at bedtime after finished eating and drinking. Brush teeth, rinse with water and then fill bottle cap to line and swish for one minute. Then spit it out. Continue to spit out for a minute, but do not rinse with water. Use 3 times per week to help reduce decay potential. READ MORE
If you brush your teeth, you remove 75% of the plaque on the broad surfaces of the teeth. You need to floss to get the last 25%. Listerine only kills plaque on the 75% you can reach with your brush. You are wasting time and money with mouthwash. Just brush and remove the plaque instead of rinsing and leaving all that dead plaque in your mouth. READ MORE
It depends. Is there bone grafting involved? Generally speaking, I would say an hour or less. READ MORE
I have heard about it, but am not very familiar with it. Gum tissues can shift after surgery. But it is intended to produce long-term results with proper care after the surgery. READ MORE
Go to the dentist and take care of your toothache! Then you will get your answer. READ MORE
Yes, as long as you have enough bone left. You need about 7 millimeters, but surgeons can add bone grafts to build up the bone when necessary. Get a consultation and they will tell you if you are a good candidate. READ MORE
There are two situations that necessitate root canal: If the pulp is dead, or if it is dying. If it is dead, then antibiotics may be needed to help control the infection. If the pulp was dying, there was no infection and antibiotics are not needed. READ MORE
Usually within 2 weeks, but the bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. READ MORE
It is a good idea to go back and have the doctor evaluate the healing. Not all offices do that. READ MORE
No. If they look yellow, get your teeth cleaned. READ MORE
If you work out hard and sweat a lot, do you put on cologne to take away the body odor? No, you shower. Likewise, first you need to see a dentist, get a cleaning, learn proper brushing and flossing techniques, and practice them daily. Once you have reached a state of good oral health, some people still have bad breath. Rinses containing stabilized chlorine dioxide are helpful in eliminating bad breath for them. If you ignore my advice and just use the rinse, you will be wasting your money and allow gum disease to get worse. which could lead to premature tooth loss. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- - 2017
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Ceramic Crowns
- Dental Fillings
- Implant Dentistry
- Initial Oral Examination
- Metal-free Crowns (ceramic Crowns)
- Night Guards
- Periodontal Treatment
- Root Canals
- Teeth Whitening
- Brushing And Flossing Instructions
- Fluoride Treatments
- Cosmetic Dentures
- Treating Bad Breath
- Diagnosing Oral Diseases
- Tooth Decay
- Periodontal (gum) Disease
- Tmj Problems
- Restoring Decayed Teeth
- Amalgam (silver) Fillings
- Composite Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Non-surgical Gum Treatments
- Periodontal Therapy
- Dental Emergencies
- Traumatic Injuries
- Acdemy of General Dentistry, Steinway Study Club, Peninsula Dental Society,
- American Dental Association
- Professional Member Academy of General Dentistry
- Professional Member Steinway Study Club
- Professional Member Peninsula Dental Society
- Professional Member Bay Ridge Dental Society
- West Chester County Med Center General Practice
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Guild for Exceptional Children
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