If you’re in Brighton looking for a new dentist, visit us for all your dental needs.

Pittsford Smiles Dental in Rochester offer a large range of treatments to meet your needs. We pride ourselves on professional development and advancement by viewing dentistry as an art form to provide you with exceptional care to look after your brilliant smile.

Pittsford Smiles Dental

Patients from Brighton seek the care of Dr. Ricardo in Rochester for his outstanding treatment results, expertise, compassion, integrity, honesty and understanding. While we provide exceptional treatment options for general and cosmetic dentistry, we specialize in the management of sleep apnea and educating patients about the ‘mouth-body’ connection.

We view dentistry as more than a simple check-up; therefore, we constantly strive to be the best we can be through education, compassion and professionalism.

What makes us different?

We understand that it may be tempting to settle for a dentist due to convenience. However, if they do not have your best interests at heart, then it could have negative consequences on your health. Here at Pittsford Smiles Dental, we treat our patients like VIPS, because they are. Your oral health is important to us because it is important to you. For out of town patients, we can even help you arrange transportation and accommodation to provide you an opportunity to experience our unique services.

General Dentistry

Dr Guarnieri uses CariFree technology that prevents cavities by attacking harmful bacteria and acids that can cause permanent damage. A range of other treatment options are offered depending on your individual needs, these include:

  • Bridges
  • Composites
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Crowns
  • Digital X- Rays
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Preventative Care
  • Root Canal
  • Education into the Canary System

Our team will carry out a comprehensive analysis of your dental health to determine which treatment is appropriate to your needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area of the dental field that requires additional training beyond dental school and our team prides themselves on their qualifications and expertise. We endeavor to go beyond simply restoring your smile. Rather, we will identify the underlying issues that have prompted you to look for cosmetic treatment and tailor a treatment plan to ensure your new smile lasts. Dr. Ricardo offers various cosmetic services:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Gum recontouring
  • Crown lengthening

Sleep Apnea

Dr. Ricardo has a special focus on airway dentistry and his qualifications and extensive experience makes Pittsford Smiles Dental an ideal choice to effectively address sleep apnea disorders.

Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s airway becomes either partially or completely blocked while they sleep, which rouses a person from sleep, causing the brain and body to receive inadequate amounts of oxygen. These blockages can occur up to 30 times per hour and it can cause a number of mental and physical health issues, for example high blood pressure or memory problems. Therefore, it is very important to visit a professional of airway dentistry for treatment.

Sleep Apnea in Children

Children can also be sufferers of sleep apnea. Their diagnosis may be less obvious, as the symptoms of sleep apnea in children can often mimic symptoms of hyperactivity disorders such as ADHD and ADD, when really, they are reacting to a lack of quality sleep.

Visiting Dr. Ricardo can be beneficial, as he will perform an airway evaluation to determine whether your child has the breathing disorder and if so, can offer the appropriate treatments. Typically, the blockages are caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids and can be rectified through minor procedures.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

A negative attribute to-over-the counter treatment options is the lack of personalization to your specific diagnosis. Dr Guarnieri offers a unique treatment to patients from the Brighton area and surrounds by utilizing oral appliance therapy. A custom-made mandibular device is used to maintain the lower jaw in a forward position to keep the airway open and provide a direct path for air to flow in and out with ease.

This treatment option has enabled him to help his patients with their sleep deprivation and mood to make them smile.

Mouth-body Connection

Pittsford Smiles Dental has a unique interest in educating its patients from Brighton and surrounding areas, about the significant, yet often over-looked, connection between oral and overall health. What goes on inside your mouth can have a direct impact on what goes on inside the rest of your body. For example, a serious gum infection can enable oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream through the affected areas which could cause subsequent health issues. Research has even found a possible link between oral bacteria and strokes.

For more information about other links between oral and overall health, navigate our website under the services tab. We take pride in our educational services and are more than happy to discuss these issues with you in person.

Please don’t hesitate to enquire about any of our services or procedures. Your smile is just as important to us as it is to you!

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