Serenity Smile Designs

Melanoma detected at Egg Harbor Township Cosmetic Dentist Office- Serenity Smile Designs.

Although the lesion appeared tiny. It was in fact stage 4 melanoma.

Serenity Smile Designs our Egg Harbor Township Dental Office is a complete health dental office and we are concerned with far more that just your teeth. During our routine head and neck exam Dr. Erik noticed that Lenny had a small lesion on his head that according to him had been there forever. Dr. Erik was concerned and asked him to go home and look at some of his older photos to see if that was the case. Although skeptical he did in fact look and find that the lesion was not always there. As it turns out, he had stage 4 melanoma which required immediate surgery. 

 

 

 

 

 

The lesion was so small it looked as if it had always been there.

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or “ugly looking.” Early detection is crucial with this type of cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egg Harbor Township Dentist- Modern Implant Dentistry

 

It is amazing what technological advances in dentistry can accomplish today! Modern dentistry can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch. Thanks to Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti Implant dentistry is happening right here in our local Egg Harbor Township office. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti offer dental implants to patients who suffer from tooth loss. Neglecting to replace missing teeth can lead to many future consequences, knowing your options are crucial. Here at Serenity Smile Designs, Dr. Mendelsohn and Dr. Previti have had extensive training in this field and can help you to find an implant option that works for you.  Dr. Mendelsohn is recognized as a top Egg Harbor Township implant dentist and is skilled in the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are considered a strong, long-lasting treatment option for patients who have lost a single or several teeth. If you are in search of a local EHT implant dentist or Egg Harbor Township implant dentist look no further. Please visit our website or call us today to find out more about implant dentistry at Serenity Smile Designs.

Orthodontic Options

Many common complaints about an ugly smile center on the fact that the teeth aren’t straight. As an adult, braces typically become a less popular option than they were when you were in 7th grade. However, there is an “invisible” alternative to metal braces called Invisalign. Here at Serenity Smile Designs, Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti can get you started with Invisalign, which is a series of removable custom-molded trays that slowly move teeth back into alignment. Invisalign works just the same as regular braces, but allows you to move your teeth in a subtle manner and unnoticeable. Let us help you take the first step towards a healthier and more beautiful smile.

What are my options if I do not like my smile?

What are my options if I do not like my smile?

Here at Serenity Smile Designs we offer a wide range of options to help you enhance your smile. Whether your goal is to obtain straighter teeth or a bigger whiter smile Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Preveti can help you reach your goals.

The smile is often mentioned as the first thing people notice when meeting someone and the most attractive feature of a person’s face. Hating the way your smile looks can make showing off your teeth embarrassing, uncomfortable, and hinder your self confidence.

Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti do not want you to resign yourself to living with embarrassment and want you to understand your options in reaching your goal of a more beautiful smile that you are proud to show off. Whether your goal is to obtain straighter teeth or a bigger whiter smile Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Preveti can help you reach your smile goals with invisalign, whitening, dental implants, or veneers.

WHY X-RAYS MATTER?

Have you ever wondered why dentist take x-rays?

Do you think that x-rays are not a necessary part of your dental treatment?

 

Did you know Dental x-rays are one of the lowest radiation dose studies performed. A routine exam which includes 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, which is less than one day of natural background radiation. It is also about the same amount of radiation exposure from a short airplane flight.

Dental X-rays can detect even the slightest traces of oral health problems at their earliest stages, such as cavities, gum disease, oral infections, and some types of tumors. It’s important to realize that dental X-rays are only taken when necessary. Listed below are just a few reason why dental x-rays do more good than harm and have a huge impact on your oral health.

 

1. LOOK FOR DECAY BETWEEN TEETH
Sometimes decay isn’t visible to the naked eye and exists in areas the dentist cannot see.

 

2. CHECK FOR BONE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH GUM DISEASE
Gum disease can cause bone loss and an x-ray will show how advanced it is.

 

3. CHECK FOR DECAY UNDER FILLINGS
Sometimes decay under fillings can occur and can only be seen with an x-ray.

 

4. LOOK FOR INFECTION AT THE TIP OF THE ROOT
Infections can appear at the very bottom your teeth where the bone is, which needs to be confirmed using an x-ray.

 

5. EXAMINE THE AREAS BEFORE PROCEDURES
Dentist need a full view of the teeth and bone before procedures such as braces, implants, and tooth removal.

 

 

To see is to know…
Not to see is to guess…
And we don’t guess about our patients health