Brighten Dental Care: Keeping Their Patients Healthy Through Modern Dentistry
May 17, 2023
Dr. Chander Gupta of Brighten Dental Care in Dania Beach takes an integrated approach to his practice. “During the past thirty years I have seen patients with terrible oral problems, some of their own making by neglect of proper care or inability to seek proper treatment, but some have even been victims of poor workmanship in the past. Although I enjoy all aspects of dental care and improvement, undertaking these challenges brings me the most satisfaction in my work.”
Good oral care has many more aspects besides just maintaining a beautiful smile, it has aspects that can affect your overall well being. There are many health risks associated with poor oral hygiene and neglecting symptoms from chronic snoring. Many people are unaware of the effects the mouth and gums have on your overall health. But the dangers of snoring could be much worse than you realize, you could have a dangerous health problem called Sleep Apnea, which can cause myriads of other diseases like: High Blood Pressure, Heart Diseases, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Stroke and feeling tired and sleepy even after a full night of sleep. It all happens due to the fact that you are deprived of oxygen while sleeping. As many as 1 in 5 adults have Sleep Apnea. Up to 80% of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) sufferers are undiagnosed. CPAP has a failure rate of around 75% because many patients cannot get used to sleeping with CPAP.
Dr. Gupta can perform testing in his office that provides critical information to be sent to a sleep specialist for evaluation. Based on the recommendation, he can fit a patient with mild to moderate Sleep Apnea a customized oral orthotic device that can replace a bulky CPAP mask and machine.
Dr. Gupta's goal and passion is not just to improve your oral health but your overall health. He wants you to be healthy and looking good with modern dental options, such as Invisalign®.
Invisalign® Braces are clear, removable aligners made of a flexible thermoplastic material that, when carefully fitted and following instructions, gradually straighten a patient’s teeth and bite. There are no brackets or wires and the appliance has none of the restrictions or discomfort that is associated with metal braces. “Not only is Invisalign® hardly noticeable,” says Dr. Gupta, “but it is an effective correction device for any age, from teens to the elderly.”
Dr. Gupta says that most people do not realize how influential the health of their mouth is on their entire body. “Our mouths harbor Microorganisms like Bacteria and Viruses that can invade our Hearts, Lungs and Nervous System. Not only do those Microorganisms affect the individual, but they can easily be spread from person to person through kissing, sharing, even droplets through sneezing, coughing, shouting, and singing, as we recently have been warned regarding the spread of COVID-19.”
He adds that even if an individual is diligent in their personal Dental Care, the foods and beverages that enter their mouths contribute to the human biome that affects the entire body. Therefore, he recommends that regular dental checkups should be part of any health regime. One of the ways Dr. Gupta can give his patients great oral care is through technology. Besides traditional dental issues, Dr. Gupta has the technology to perform screenings to detect early Mouth Cancers and provide DNA Testing of Saliva to identify Bacterial Population and DNA Markers to determine if you are prone to Periodontal Disease.
Dr. Gupta points out that most people have tooth loss today due to tooth decay, Periodontal Disease or traumatic injuries. Although bridges between existing teeth may fill the gap, they are not always a feasible solution. In those cases, Dr. Gupta recommends Dental Implants to replace one, multiple or all missing teeth by creating a Prosthetic Root with the fusion of a titanium screw into the Jaw and attaching customized matching teeth to become a permanent fixture, just like your own teeth.
Another option to fix tooth loss are Dentures, “Removable Dentures are an option in replacing full or partial tooth loss,” he says, “but they often can be problematic, especially for older patients whose gums slowly continue to shrink.” At that point, he notes that Dentures begin to slip and the individual tends to use more Denture adhesive, which gets swallowed and that is not good for their health. He says, “ill-fitting Dentures create sore spots on the gum line.” He continues by saying that the patient then self-medicates with an Over-The-Counter Oral Anesthetic like Orajel® that numbs the gums, but does nothing to heal the sore. He explains that infection can then easily set into the open wound. The patient then cannot chew properly which upsets their stomach and takes a toll on his or her health and general well-being.
The initial care you receive when dealing with overall oral health is extremely important, but what truly sets Dr. Gupta apart from others in his field is his attention to aftercare. “Proper fitting and continued monitoring are critical in all phases of dentistry,” states Dr. Gupta, “so complete care through the process is an absolute criterion in service to my patients.” Dr. Gupta says that he and the labs he works with are fastidious in their fittings and follow up care.
“Even with all of that,” says Dr. Gupta, “most important to us is that we treat our patients as if they are our own family members and provide quality dentistry with reasonable fees.” Dr. Gupta says that his office staff is happy to accommodate the patient with appointments, help complete Insurance forms and arrange for various payment plan options including Care Credit and Lending Club.
Our Health Care Coordinator, Miss Chandrally Mahajan, MPH (Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology) has a strong belief in educating the public about Oral Health and its connection to Overall Health. She is a speaker at local Civic Organizations, schools and frequent guest speaker on the Steve Kane Radio Talk Show on WNN 1470AM discussing preventive aspects of COVID-19 Epidemic. She assures that our office surpasses OSHA and CDC Guidelines.
“As a professional team,” Dr. Gupta says,” the goal of my staff and I is to help keep our patients happy to enjoy a healthy life with their Bright Smiles.” The readers of this article are being offered a free consultation for snoring, Implants and Ortho Treatments.
Degreed as a DDS (Doctor Of Dental Surgery), Dr. Gupta performs Dental Surgery in his office in Dania Beach. The office is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology, including Surgical Laser Equipment for the more up to date and professional Oral Care to improve your overall well being.
Dr. Chander Gupta DDS; MAGD
Brighten Dental Care
129 East Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, Florida 33004