Dr. Steve Malek, DDS
Dentist | General Practice333 Old Hook Rd Suite #202 Westwood NJ, 07675
Dr. Steve Malek is a Dentist practicing in Westwood, NJ. Dr. Malek 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.
Education and Training
Rutgers University Bachelor’s Degree in Biology 0
Howard University College of Dentistry Doctorate in Dental Surgery 0
Dr. Steve Malek, DDS's Expert Contributions
Absolutely! An implant should replace your missing tooth, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods. If you are having discomfort or mobility around an implant while chewing, it could mean there is an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Check with your dentist to make sure your implants are well maintained and functioning properly! Steve Malek, DDS READ MORE
Yes! Mouthwash, in conjunction with brushing and flossing can help give your mouth a complete clean. Bacteria, in the form of plaque, does not only grow on teeth. It can also be found on your tongue and inside of your cheeks. Using mouthwash can help eliminate this bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. It is important though, to discuss which mouthwash you should use with your dentist to help with your specific needs. For example, people who suffer from dry mouth should avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol. So check with your dentist on which one would work best for you! Steve Malek, DDS READ MORE
Implants are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that fuse to the jawbone, which function as a sturdy anchor for replacing teeth. Once secured into the bone, an abutment and crown are then fabricated on top of the implant to function as a normal tooth. They are designed to match your existing smile and are typically an excellent long-term option to restore complete functionality of your teeth. If you are missing one tooth or need a full mouth re-construction, dental implants may be a great option! Why implants: 1. Dental implants are 95% to 98% successful. 2. They are stronger and more stable than dentures. 3. They cannot decay like natural teeth. 4. They can be brushed and flossed as regular teeth. 5. There is no need to crown adjacent teeth for a bridge. 6. It helps preserve your bone height and width. 7. It’s a comfortable and fixed solution. Sincerely, Steve Malek, DDS READ MORE
Absolutely! Cavities anywhere on the tooth need to be treated so they do not spread and get larger. The larger a cavity becomes, the higher the likelihood the tooth may need further treatments like a root canal, crown or even extraction. If you know you have a cavity, do not delay! Get it fixed as soon as possible. Thanks, JM READ MORE
Hi there! Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days of painful treatments. We now have the technology to be able to provide all types of treatment pain free. Fillings are some of the most common and pain free treatments we provide. Feel free to reach us for a consultation. READ MORE
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- What are Canker Sores?
Canker sores are small, painful ulcers that develop in the lining of the mouth. These are one of the most common mouth ulcers, and the sores make eating difficult. Studies show that about 20% of the population suffer from these painful sores. Canker sores are classified into simple and complex...
- Why Do I Have a Toothache?
Toothaches refers to the pain in and around one's mouth and jaw. This pain can be very mild or throbbing, and differs in intensity from one person to another. The pain may start suddenly. In some cases, the pain may become worse with time or just disappear after some time.Some of the common causes...
- Gingivitis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
Gingivitis, or periodontal disease, is known as the inflammation of the gums. The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene and poor dental care. This will lead to a formation of plaque. Plaque is a sticky film composed mainly of bacteria, which is also invisible. The bacteria forms on...
- Most Common Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is an indicator of poor dental hygiene, but may also result from other health issues. The types of food you eat and your lifestyle habits strongly affect your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors, it is only normal that it changes the smell of your...
- What Could Halitosis Mean?
IntroductionHalitosis is also referred to as bad breath in layman’s term. Having bad breath can be embarrassing and may sometimes cause anxiety. Bad breath is commonly experienced by people. In fact, 1 in every 15 people experiences halitosis on a regular basis. Halitosis has a number of...
- Snoring Problem? This Dentist May Have the Solution
Dentists can actually be extremely useful to determine why patients are snoring. Many would normally ignore snoring, as it has often been pushed aside as a "joke". But, in reality, it should be a cause of concern.A worrying fact about snoring is that people take it as something normal until it is...
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