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Dr. Steven Abel

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Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Cosmetic smile makeovers, Invisalign, laser, Implants, Lumineers, Snap on Smiles, DaVinci & Mac Veneers, Cerec, periodontal, headache/TMJ therapy, facial pain, snoring/sleep apnea, high speed braces, sedation. He practices an aggressive approach toward treating chronic gum diseases known to be linked with heart disease, diabetes, and other medical problems. He is known as the "doctor's dentist" because so many physicians choose him as their dentist, seeking his expertise in treating both themselves and their families. Member of the NY, CT and American Dental Associations, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, & the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Abel has become known in Westchester as the leading cosmetic dentist for people who want to have a radiant smile, look younger & feel better about their teeth. With sedation dentistry, even patients who are very fearful can enjoy a great smile, having years of neglect taken care of, often in one visit while they sleep comfortably. For More Information: 103 South Bedford Road Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 241-2242

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dentist In Mount Kisco NY Provides Home Sleep Studies AND Alternative To C-Pap For People Suffering From Sleep Apnea!

Dentist In Mount Kisco NY Provides Home Sleep Studies AND Alternative To C-Pap For People Suffering From Sleep Apnea!

Do you remember the two recent deadly train wrecks attributed to engineers suffering from sleep apnea?  The first was in NYC on Metro North RR and the other on NJ Transitcommuting from NYC.

It’s known that 1 out of 3 people suffer from a sleep disorder.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can effect anyone in public transportation and in private driving.
The National Highway Safety Administration estimates that “100,000 vehicle accidents, 1500 deaths and 71,000 injuries result from drowsy driving annually.”

Most sleep deprivation results from:
  •   Sleep apnea
  •   Shift work
  •   Certain medications
  •   Long-haul driving
  •   Inadequate time for sleep
  •   Insomnia
  •   Release from a stay in hospital
The state of New Jersey passed a law in 2003 that criminalizes drowsy driving due to its similarity to alcohol or drug impaired driving.
Consuming caffeine is only a short term fix for drowsiness.  After 3 nights of deprived sleep, caffeine was shown to be non-effective in combating sleepiness.
Adults need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night to maintain adequate alertness. With OSA, a person can wake 6-30 plus times per hour to gasp for breath.  The brain and other organs are oxygen deprived these many times.
Another consequence of inadequate sleep is that a person, while driving can suffer from “microsleeps”  lasting less than a second.  In this state, the brain switches from Wake to Sleep mode, enough time to cause a crash.
Dentists and Hygienists, as health care providers, are in the perfect position to screen for drowsiness and sleep apnea.  We can and will save lives both on the road and in someone’s personal life.  

If you have ever been told that you occasionally snore, if you're always tired, if you have frequent morning headaches, acid reflux, if you're overweight, or if you're a man and have a neck size of 17 or greater or a woman with a neck size of 16 or greater, you are at increased risk of having sleep apnea.  

Call our office today for a FREE airway evaluation. It's quick, easy, and painless, and it could actually save your life!  (914) 241-2241.

We also provide Home Sleep Tests.  You no longer need to check into a hospital for a sleep study.  Instead, you can take a small device home, wear it in the comfort of your own bed while you sleep, and bring it back to us the next day. We will upload your test results and have a board certified sleep doctor evaluate your study.  If you do have Sleep Apnea we can help. 

Complications from Sleep Apnea KILLS people every day.  Don't become a statistic!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Implant Dentist In Mount Kisco NY | Implants Can Give You Back Your Smile

Implant Dentist In Mount Kisco, NY | Whether You’re Missing One Tooth, Several Teeth, or All of Your Teeth, Dental Implants May Be The Perfect Solution For You.

Dental Implants In Mount Kisco NY
Are You Missing One Missing Tooth?
If you are only missing one tooth, one dental implant is enough to replace it. Once your implant is placed we will take an impression of the space, as well as the surrounding teeth.  This will allow us to create a custom implant crown that will replace your missing tooth.  Implant crowns have the same feel of natural teeth, and they will blend naturally with the rest of your smile. 

Are You Missing Multiple Teeth?
Traditional dental bridges require using adjacent teeth to anchor  a traditional bridge in place.  When you make a traditional bridge, you have to alter healthy teeth to do this. With Dental Implants there is no need to touch otherwise healthy teeth.  The dental implants will support the new bridge, filling in any spaces where you had missing teeth.  

Are You Missing A Full Arch Of Teeth, Or All Of Your Teeth?
When people are missing a full arch of teeth (all of their upper or all of their lower teeth) traditionally, dentures have been used to replace them.  Dentures are removable, they are generally held i place by adhesives, and can be uncomfortable. The problem with dentures is that they often do not fit comfortably, and after wearing them for a while, the jaw bone can begin to deteriorate, bone resorbs, and that can lead to facial collapse. Another option would be to make dentures that are supported by Dental Implants.  When dentures are supported by Dental Implants, they are stable, they are comfortable, and the implants support the jaw bone so less bone resorbs. 

The number of dental implants used to support the denture varies from person to person based on how much bone is available, and based on the type of final denture the patient wants.  Some dentures can be snapped on and off by the patient, and some are more permanent, and can only be removed by a dentist.  
Find out about all of the dental implant options that are available to you, and how we can enhance and restore the function and the beauty of your smile by scheduling your FREE Dental Implant Consultation Today.  

Give our office a call right now at (914) 241-2242 to schedule your Free Dental Implant Consultation, and take the first step to enjoying the freedom of eating comfortably and smiling confidently again every day!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dentist Mount Kisco NY | Dr Steven Abel Shares Dental Health Tips For Children And Teens

Dentist Mount Kisco NY  | Dr. Steven Abel would like to share the following dental health tips with parents of children and teens.  The first thing you need to know is that teeth are really important.  Even Baby Teeth!!!  Don't give teeth the brush off!
Parents should help babies and toddlers with brushing and flossing their teeth, but even older children may not have the manual dexterity to properly clean their teeth. Here are some tips for establishing good dental habits:
For Children Under age 3

When teeth first emerge, brush your child's with a tiny amount of  fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily.  Our office recommends using about as much as a grain of rice on an infant size soft toothbrush. We also recommend that you begin flossing their teeth as soon as you have two teeth that touch.

For Children Ages 3 to 6

At about age 3-6, you will increase the amount of toothpaste that you use to about the size of a pea.  Make sure that you are brushing your child's teeth, at least twice daily.

Make sure that you teach your child to spit, not swallow the toothpaste.

As your child gets older teach them how to brush by themselves, but be sure to supervise them.  We want to teach them healthy habits from a young age!

For Children Ages 7 to 8

You will still want to continue to supervising your child's brushing.  When you bring them in for their dental hygiene visit, we can show you how to use disclosing tablets at home. Disclosing tablets stain the plaque on the teeth, making it visible so that you can easily brush it away.  It also makes it easy to show your child where they missed when they brush.  At this point we will also show your child how to use a floss threader to make flossing easier.  

For Your Pre-Teens and Teens

Our office recommends that they brush at least twice daily and floss at least once daily. Other really important advice would be to make sure they avoid sugary or starchy snacks which could make them much more prone to cavities.  You also want to educate them on the dangers of smoking and chewing tobacco.  

If your child plays sports, please make an appointment so that we can make them a custom fitting mouthguard.  Dental injuries are very common during sporting activities and we want to make sure we minimize that.  Store bought, over the counter mouth guards are NOT effective for this.

We also want to educate teens about the dangers of lip and tongue piercings.  Infections and broken teeth are just some of the problems.  

For ALL children and Teens (And Parents Too!!)

Be sure to see us here at Westchester Dental Care at least twice a year (or more often depending on your particular needs) for your professional Dental Hygiene Visit or Periodontal Maintenance Visit.  At these very important visits we will do a thorough exam, check for tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.  One of our skilled hygienists will also professionally clean your teeth and give you a professional strength fluoride treatment to reduce your chances of any new cavities by as much as 70%.  We are totally committed to both your oral health and your overall health.  

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dental Implants In Mount Kisco NY. Don't Be Afraid To Smile Any Longer!

Did you know that your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too.

If you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, it can affect your bite,  your speech and can also affect the types of food that you can eat.  When you are missing teeth, you also put added stresses on the remaining teeth.  This often leads to increased wear and damage.  Patients with missing teeth also report that they experience headaches and/or jaw pain more often due to the added stresses on the joints and muscles.

In addition to the problems that missing teeth can create for your health, missing teeth can also affect your appearance.  People with missing teeth often get that “sunken in” appearance, and look much older than their years.  Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate?   Unfortunately, that is the consequence of not replacing missing teeth.  The jawbone resorbs, and literally melts away.   In general, people who have missing teeth lose about 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year that their teeth are lost. 

Dental implants can help prevent this bone loss.  When ever possible, dental implants are placed when teeth are first extracted.  This can drastically reduce bone loss.  It is in your best interest to place a dental implant as soon as possible after you lose a tooth because if bone is lost, it has to be replaced, and this becomes much more difficult as time passes.

Here’s the great news for you if you’re missing a single tooth, or even multiple teeth.  Dental Implants act just like your natural teeth. They will protect and preserve your bone structure.  They will keep you healthier, and will prevent that sunken in look, protecting your appearance.

Our dental team will provide you with options so that you can make the most informed decision concerning the replacement of your missing teeth.  We have solutions for every dental need!

A good candidate for dental implants is anyone missing one or more teeth, or anyone who is currently wearing dentures who is unhappy with them. 

Age is not a factor.  We have successfully restored smiles on young and old patients.
We suggest beginning with a complimentary consultation to decide if dental implants are the right choice for you. 


Many of our patients have told us that before they had their dental implants placed, they were embarrassed to smile for years, they were unable to eat the foods that they loved, and they actually felt like a part of their body was missing because they were missing teeth.   After getting their dental implants, patients say they feel younger, they look better, they are no longer ashamed to smile, and are thrilled that they can eat and enjoy all the foods they love again. 

If you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, give our office a call today at (914) 241-2242 to schedule your dental implant consultation.  We will have you smiling, enjoying foods you love, and enjoying life again in no time.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dentist in Mount Kisco NY Urges YOU To Get YOUR Oral Cancer Exam

Oral cancer is on the rise.   
This year alone it is estimated that more 
than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year, and about 9,000 will die as a result of oral cancer.  That is why educating yourself on prevention methods, early detection, and treatment options is more important than  ever.  

The number of people expected to be diagnosed this year with oral and throat cancers is VERY concerning.  The good news is that early detection is quick, easy, and painless.  As part of your routine dental exam, we will be screening you for oral cancer as well.  A dentist can see and feel precancerous tissue changes and early cancer, and can diagnose them during the early, curable stages. When oral cancer is detected early, the survival rate is an encouraging 80% to 90% and treatment outcomes are also good.

Many oral and throat cancers today are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, specifically HPV 16 and HPV 18.  Because of the rapidly growing number of HPV-related oral cancer diagnoses, we strongly recommend that our patients age 17 years and older get screened yearly.

What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?

An oral cancer screening takes only three minutes. It consists of a verbal, visual, and physical examination and includes the following:

   A thorough review of your oral health history, as well as your overall health history, which includes questions that help assess your level of risk for mouth cancer

   A visual inspection of all the areas of your mouth and throat in an effort to locate any abnormalities, such as sores and red or white patches; this inspection includes the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, and far-back section of your tongue

Oral Cancer Signs and Symptoms

In between routine dental exams, you should perform self-examinations.  Some of the things that you should be looking for when doing self examination which may indicate either a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion are any of the following:

   Red or white patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue
   Swelling or thickening of areas inside the mouth
   Unexplained bleeding
   Sores on the face, neck, or mouth that do not heal
   A Chronic sore throat
   Hoarseness in your voice
   A change in the way your dentures fit
   Suspicious lumps found by palpating your mouth, jaw, and neck
   Dramatic weight loss
   Inability to swallow, or difficulty in swallowing
   Swollen glands in the neck that do not go away

Oral Cancer Prevention Tips

Here are some of the things that you can do to minimize your risk of getting Oral or Throat Cancer:

   Avoid smoking and the use of all tobacco products.
   Limit drinking alcohol, or avoid it all together.
   Avoid overexposure to the sun, and use sunblock on your skin and lips.
   Practice safe sex.  HPV is a sexually transmitted virus.
   Maintain a healthy diet.

Give our office a call today to schedule your Oral Cancer Screening.  It just takes 3 minutes of your time.  It’s quick, easy, and painless, and the life you save may be your own.  Don’t wait one day longer.  Call our office today for you personal screening and get the peace of mind that you deserve!