At our office, you will always see our dentist and get almost undivided attention from her. Our office has an intimate feel as our team is small. We know everything that is going on with your treatment. We develop relationships with our patients and are always friendly and understanding. Many of our patients have been with us for a long time, so they have become like family
Education and Training
NYU, College of Dentistry DDS 2004
Mount Holyoke College B.A. 1999
Long Island University Molecular Biology and Genetics 2000
Dr. Wynatte Chu, DDS's Expert Contributions
You may taste a bit of blood in you saliva for a couple of days, but it should be very little. The implant site and blood should closed by sutures and therefore little to no bleeding immediately after the surgery is completed. Although you are young, if you are on blood thinners bleeding can be prolonged. If you are concerned about excessive bleeding, please contact the dentist who placed your implant. READ MORE
When a tooth is planned to be removed/extracted, after you are number with anesthesia, the tooth is loosen from its socket and wiggled out... READ MORE
They can break but it is very rare. READ MORE
For the most part if the teeth are not mobile and the periodontitis is under control. Teeth can be saved. The treatment goal with periodontal disease is to slow or arrest the progression. It would be advisable to seek the advise of Periodonist for an examination and treatment plan READ MORE
The white coating could be simple dry mouth. If it goes away by drinking water, remember to drink water more frequently. If it persists with water, it could be some pathology that will need to be treated, like a fungal infection. I would suggest seeing your dentist, an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consult. READ MORE
Well, if you drink enough of it, you may forget about temporarily. However, you’ll wake up the next day with the toothache and a headache. I would suggest trying Tylenol, Advil or Aleve as instructed on the bottle until you are able to see a dentist to diagnose the cause of the tooth pain. READ MORE
After you spit out your mouthwash, there may be a bit left over in you saliva. The small amount of remaining mouthwash in your saliva should not be harmful if you swallow it. READ MORE
After implant surgery, is it not ideal to have bone exposed and may put the implant bone at risk of infection and failure. A suture may have popped. I would see your surgeon as soon as possible to evaluate and treat. READ MORE
It’s really heard say. There are a number of factors the determine the progress of gingivitis. If you suspect gingivitis, I would suggest that you so a few things. First and foremost is to make an appointment to get a check up and cleaning. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, which is inflammation of the surrounding tooth tissue. It is important to remove that plaque layer that harbors harmful bacteria. Second is to be diligent about your oral hygiene routine at home (i.e. brushing all tooth surfaces at least twice a day and flossing). You can also at a mouth rinse, like Listerine or Crest Pro Health, to give you that added layer of defense. READ MORE
Besides trauma, the main cause of bleeding up is gingivitis, an inflammation in the gums, resulting from plaque build up around your teeth. If left untreated can, the gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, an inflammation of the tissue around the too, result in continued bleeding gums, increased pain and sensitivity, and bone loss. I would suggest scheduling appointment for a checkup and cleaning. It is important to diligent with scheduling cleaning every 6 months to maintain healthy gums and smile. READ MORE
There are not specific vitamins to support gum health. A balance of essential vitamins and minerals helps create a healthy body and in turn health gum and oral cavity. Below are vitamins minerals that support whole mouth health and where to find them In our daily diet. https://dentistryfortheentirefamily.com/nutrition-healthy-teeth/ READ MORE
Yes. A panoramic x-ray or a dental CT scan can show you an image of an impacted wisdom tooth. READ MORE
Jaw pain in your area of your teeth can certainly be caused by a cavity. When to tooth has a cavity, you body react with pain. That pain tells the body that there is something wrong. An inflammatory response is the body’s reaction to heal the area. Because the tooth is stiff structure and a closed system with one way in and out, pressure builds up in the tooth causing pain. Inflammation continues to affect the area the pressures spreads to the bone resulting in jaw pain or a tooth ache. If you jaw pain is in your ear area, that may indicate a Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder. This is not associated with a tooth cavity. It can be the result of malocclusion (misaligned teeth), grinding or clenching. In both cases, I would advise consults you dentist as soon as possible. Either situation will resolve itself with time.. READ MORE
Yes. A cavity on the side of a tooth can be filled. Most time it would require removed to healthy tooth structure to access and reach the decayed tooth structure. For this reason, it is important to catch as treat cavities early while they are small to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. READ MORE
Sorry hear you are experiencing pain in your implant. Pain is your body’s reaction, telling you there is some wrong (hence your question. Yes, duh). It is likely due to inflammation. So what is causing inflammation and how is it remedied. It could be a simple gingivitis, which will require some level of dental cleaning by a professional or on the other spectrum, it could be inflammation in the bone, which may require surgical intervention. In both instances, I would suggest makes an appointment with your dentist for a consultation and evaluation. READ MORE
After a filling, you should be able to eat as you did before the filling. With that said, I would suggest avoiding sticky food or candy. You do run the risk the candy sticking to the filling and pulling it out. READ MORE
Toothpastes does not directly kill bacteria in your mouth. There are over 700 species of bacteria in your mouth. Some good and some bad. The antimicrobial I’m tooth weaken the bacteria from sticks to the heath plaque layer around your tooth and your teeth themselves. Once weakened, your regular oral hygiene routine (brushing, flossing and rinsing) will whisk the bad bacteria away leaving a clean surface for the good bacteria an healthy plaque layer to protect your teeth. Thank you for your question. Wynatte Chu, DDS READ MORE
Swollen gums can be caused may by many different ailments if your mouth. If the swelling persists or produces blood or pus when touched, I would advise that you make an appointment with a dentist very soon. If it is minor swelling general swelling, it is likely gingivitis or periodontitis. An anti-bacteria mouthwash may help, but likely you are due for a professional dental cleaning and should make an appointment. If the swelling is localized, it may be a tooth, gum and/or bone issue that will need to be diagnosed by a dentist. Thank you for your question. READ MORE
Wisdom teeth are more likely to get cavities because they are generally hard to clean and floss. READ MORE
As long as you can tolerate the temperature the water and do not feel like you are burning your gums and surrounding tissue, there should me no issue. READ MORE
Losing teeth can change the appearance of your facial features. Teeth support your lip and cheek structure. If you lose teeth, the lip or cheek structure may appear sunken in or drooping in that area. Also, when you looks teeth, the bone structure will resorb and become thinner and shorter in the area were the teeth. READ MORE
Grinding is a very difficult habit to break because you are not conscious when you are doing it. It can not be “cured” I would suggest a mandibular nightguard to protect your teeth and TMJ from potential damage caused by grinding. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Implant Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Root Canal Therapy
- Crowns & Bridges
- General Dentistry
- Digital X-rays
- Restorative Dentistry
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Preventative Dentistry
- Tooth-colored Fillings
- Examinations & Oral Cancer Screening
- Cleanings & Customized Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Comprehensive Gum Treatments
- Bite Soft Anterior Splints
- Ultra Thin Porcelain Veneers
- Metal-free Crowns & Bridges
- Laser-guided Gingival Sculpting
- Comprehensive Cosmetic Reconstruction
- Customized Tooth Whitening
- Composite Bonding
- Professional Member American Dental Association
- Professional Member Academy of General Dentistry
- Professional Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Professional Member American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Professional Member New York State Dental Association
- Professional Member Connecticut State Dental Association
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Dr. Chu is an established general and cosmetic dentist who understands the needs and expectations of today’s dental patients. She knows that patients do not just want healthy teeth and gums; they want teeth and smiles that look great too. That’s why she specializes in both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry techniques focused on improving patients’ oral health, all the while helping them to enjoy beautiful smiles at every age.
Born in New York City and raised in Westport, Dr. Chu has deep roots in the communities she serves. She is currently serving patients’ dental needs at her private dental practices in New York City, New York and in Westport, Connecticut. At both practices, Dr. Chu and her team of professionals provide comprehensive family dentistry, utilizing up-to-date technology and techniques so that patients can receive the best treatment possible. They use all-digital X-ray for diagnoses, soft tissue lasers for gum treatments, and metal-free restorations.
After earning her bachelor’s degree at Mount Holyoke College in 1999, Dr. Chu completed graduate studies in molecular biology and genetics at Long Island University, where she was inducted into the Beta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society. In 2004, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the New York University College of Dentistry, followed by additional studies in advanced techniques and technology, including Invisalign, soft tissue lasers, and dental implants.
Dr. Chu is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the New York State Dental Association, and the Connecticut State Dental Association.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Chu diagnoses and treats dental issues, as well as remains committed to her patients’ health and treatment objectives. She believes in providing them with the education and information they need to play an active role in their oral health.
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