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Dr. Stan Shih

Dentistry
Yonkers, NY
19 years experience male

Locations

Westchester Family Dentistry

Yonkers, NY

Address

1853 Central Park Ave, suite LD, Yonkers, NY
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Guardian Dental Insurance

MetLife Dental

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Office

Yonkers, NY

About

Bio

Partner and General Dentist at Westchester Family Dentistry (Yonkers, NY) Attending Dentist, Lutheran Medical Center AEGD Residency (New York, NY) Former Dental Director at Heritage Health Care Center (New York, NY)

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Severe: When a dentist refers to 50% periodontal bone loss, they are generally seeing an area where half of the bone that was originally supporting a tooth ha... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
A preview : You should expect a mockup of what the veneers will look like after they are done. Sometimes this may be done in the mouth. When that is not possible ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
If in doubt...: ...Go for a consultation. Generally there are three types of oral pain: 1) pain that is transient and goes away permanently. 2) pain that is transient... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No.: The extraction procedure itself, even with complications would not lead to a life-threatening situation. If general anesthesia or sedation is involved... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Sweet: Ketone breath is usually associated with severe, uncontrolled diabetes. It is described as "sweet" smelling. It is not comparable to other forms of ba... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
It depends: If you mean or surgery under general sedation, the risk from the sedation is probably more risky than any specific dental procedure. Please feel free ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Prevent cavities: It's a physical barrier placed by the dentist to prevent the sticking of food/bacteria to the chewing surface of the back teeth (premolars and molars)... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Jaws: An oral maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon) treats a wide variety of pathology that occur in the upper and lower jaws. These may include dental probl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: It is not likely, because it is rather early, but it is possible. The first teeth (lower front teeth usually) often appear at around 5-7 months.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Oral hygiene: Plaque/bacteria on the teeth and tongue. Sometimes if a tooth has a cavity or if gum disease is present, or if a dental infection is present, bad odor... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: Some anecdotal evidence suggests low-grade fevers accompany teething, but no known relationship with any GI problems including diarrhea exists.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes and no: The drooling may be related to the teething, but the runny nose is likely due to another condition such as a cold.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No...: ...But it does give it more places to hide and build-up.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Be persistent: As a parent, i know full well that it is easy to give a pass on brushing when it's bedtime. But try not to ever make exceptions. Part of brushing teet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Seek consultation: You should seek a consultation because this can not be diagnosed on the basis of verbal description alone. A visual and perhaps histologic assessment ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
A missing tooth...: Although i really enjoy talking and eating and smiling, so i would rather lose my ability to walk than to have many missing teeth!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Definitive treatment: There are no dental or periodontal infections where an antibiotic is considered definitive treatment. Diagnoses and treatment of the underlying proble... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: There have been some reports of an association between teething and low-grade fevers. If there is any association with runny nose and coughing, I am n... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
3 minutes: 1.) 2-3 minutes. Any less than that and the sticky plaque will not be adequately removed from all areas of the teeth. 2.) brush along the gum lines. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Two or three days.: At most two or three days. If swelling persists past this timeframe, a follow-up with the surgeon would be required. Swelling that does not subside ma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Relaxed: At an initial consultation they will review your medical history, take x-rays, make impressions (to make a model of your teeth so they can make accura... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Sugar-free: Most sugar-containing gums tend to be more sticky, so stick to a sugarless gum. Some stickiness may still occur, however and it is certainly possible ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
It depends: This depends on the anatomy of the tooth (shape, status of the nerve) and the material that the crown is made from. Often times, the type of cement us... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Within twelve months: I am assuming you are referring to just the eruption of the incisors (front four upper and lower teeth) or the first permanent molars which commonly e... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Abrasive: If the staining is on the surface of the teeth they may be removed using a "medium" or "hard" toothbrush with a "whitening " toothpaste. The abrasive ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
See dentist: When a dental abscess worsens (especially if antibiotics are not helping), immediate treatment is indicated. Depending on the source of infection, an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Not normal: By definition, if you see something that has developed that was not there before, do have this examined by a professional.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Severe?: It depends on the severity if the cut. Because the tongue is highly vascularized, it will bleed a lot if the cut is deep and/or otherwise extensive. I... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
More training: After a 4-year dental school, pediatric dentists attend an accredited 3-year post-doc program where they focus on dental treatment for kids. Although ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
In-office whitening: In-office whitening procedures use concentrated, catalyzed bleaching formulas for quick whitening of teeth. For the best results, take-home whitening ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Drainage: Drainage of pus may be achieved. If this is done in a non-sterile environment or done incorrectly, injury , excessive bleeding , injury of gum tissue,... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
1-2 weeks: After an extraction, it is best to be careful. Avoid crispy, hard, crunchy foods for at least a week after the extraction.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly: This is possible, but it is a bit early. On average the first teeth begin erupting at around 6 months.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen (brand names include motrin, advil) are very effective for toothaches. If Ibuprofen isn't enough to reduce the pain even temporarily, call a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly: There are cases where a toothache may be caused by a low-grade infection near the tooth or in the tooth. In those cases, an antibiotic such as Amoxici... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: Medicare is health insurance for the elderly. Unfortunately, medicare has no dental benefit component. Medicare does not pay for any dental treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Many causes: Plaque, germs, and food living on and in between teeth and under the gums. An unclean tongue. Gum disease. Cavities. Ill-fitting or loose dental crown... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Strep Mutans: There are many bacteria, but strep mutans is the famous one!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Not really : Some dentists may use alternative clear-aligners, but in any case there are the expenses associated with the 3-d modeling and fabrication of the multi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Definitive treatment: A dental abscess usually requires dental treatment to resolve. The dentist can recommend an appropriate procedure to cure the infection without the us... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes. But...: ...More action also may be needed. Dental diseases are multi-factorial. Many environmental factors (like sugar ) and genetic factors come into play in... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Seek second opinion: That is a very good question. If you haven't already, ask her dentist. If the answer is not satisfactory, seek a second opinion. If you live in an are... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Possibly both: Since you mention that the gum around a tooth is infected, that is clearly in the purview of a dentist. A sinus infection that occurs as a complicati... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Do not use: The fda has advised against the use of benzocaine-containing teething gels in children under the age of two. Although very rare, the Benzocaine gel ha... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: Almost any food when not brushed away will feed cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth. Even things that aren't "sweet". Some of the only exceptions are... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Treat the infection: This depends on your specific situation. Your dentist should be able to offer options. If the supporting teeth are infected, but structurally sound, r... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Athletic mouthguard: A mouthguard for sports is made of a thermoplastic material which is soft (bendable) and custom fit to the upper teeth (usually). The thickness of the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: In the absence of other signs or symptoms, you should not be concerned. The first teeth erupt on average around 6 months, so 8 months is still within ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry 19 years experience
Temporarily: If the infection is stemming from a tooth or the gums around a tooth, antibiotics may help reduce symptoms temporarily. The source of infection must b... Read More
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Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shih is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shih is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn

Awards

Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion, American Dental Association
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
New York State Dental Association
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