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Dr. Terri Silverman

Dentistry
East Northport, NY
42 years experience female

Locations

Dr. Terri Silverman

East Northport, NY

Address

29 Cedar Road, East Northport, NY
Directions

My office hours

Friday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

6313684598

About

Bio

My husband and I started our practice together. He has since retired for medical reasons. I enjoy providing family dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. We have 2 daughters that are both happily married. My current passions are my grandson Brian and my elliptical. My long term passion is staying current with the advances in dentistry.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not necessarily: Ulcers on the gum are individual outbreaks of a virus. The ulcer will run its course and can be treated with different medications being put directly... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: One of the therapies used to treat swollen gums is an antibiotic regime. Using Doxycycline 20mg tabs twice daily has been shown to help improve the h... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist: Has the red mark changed at all? Is it larger, changed texture, changed color? See a dentist who will be able to tell you if it's something to be co... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
No: Stress alone doesn't cause swollen gums. It is the build-up of plaque and tarter that sets the stage. Stress does contribute to how your body deals ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Tried what???: There are many different treatments for bad breath and the effectiveness depends on where the bad breath is coming from. If it is coming from your mo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in a... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your dentist: Swollen gums are usually caused by build up of plaque and tarter. There are other issues that can cause swelling, such as an abscessed tooth and cert... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Call physician: Prior to any dental treatment, your dentist needs to call your obgyn to get clearance for treatment. When having any anesthetic, it is advisable to a... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Mouth breathing: You are probably breathing through your mouth at night which causes your tongue to dry out. The dryness makes your taste buds appear white. As soon ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
In moderation: Alcohol in excess can interfere with the effectiveness of local anesthetic. If you drink too much you may have trouble getting completely numb for yo... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Maybe not: When a person looses a tooth a space is created. You need to see if the space affects how you chew, if the teeth left will be shifting, how your rema... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Muscle soreness: Your muscles in your face are being stretched whenever you yawn. From doing this repeatedly you are fatiguing them. They are very sore like they wen... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your dentist.: The most common cause of bad breath is the health of your gums and teeth. If you have gum disease ( which would not necessarily cause you pain) or ca... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Emergency room: If your son does not get any relief after taking motirn, take him to your local emergency room. They may be able to give him something stronger to he... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Treatment and rinses: The most important issue is removing the cause of the swollen gums. Sometimes the pain is so extreme the patient needs an rx from the dentist. An an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Tooth and Gum Tonic: This is an all natural herbal tooth and gum tonic that I have found to work incredibly well to reduce bleeding and swelling. No natural remedies comp... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Limited options.: If you have this gum problem nothing will make it go away without being treated by a dentist. Warm salt water rinses and improved home care wll help.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Different: When you sleep with your mouth open, your teeth, gums and tongue and lips get very dry. She may be just trying to wet everything with saliva so her l... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist: If your sister has swollen gums around a wisdom tooth, she should make an appointment to see a dentist to have it evaluated. In the mean time she sho... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
3 minutes: The ada recommendation is to brush for a total of 3minutes. ( assuming you have a full compliment of teeth). The reason you have to brush that long ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
The best time to....: If you are referring to a mouth guard used for protection when playing sports, it is possible. Your best option is to wear a night guard made to fit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Be Careful: It is always wise to shield vital organs whenever you are having dental xrays taken. When you are pregnant it is advisable to double shield your abdo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Don't: I don't advise doing that. If you truly have a canker sore let it heal on its own. If you break the sore open, you make cause another one to form. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not correct.: It is the muscles around the joint that are in spasm. Just like any other muscle in your body, these muscles can recover. You need to find out why t... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Silverman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Silverman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Was getting very depressed...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

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