Dr. Lawrence Bartos, DDS

4405 Milestrip Rd. | Buffalo, NY 14219

Medicaid and State Insurance Accepted!

History of Dental Science

Have you ever wondered where dentistry originated? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), researchers have found signs of dental practices in Sumerian text that dates all the way back to 5000 BC. The world of dentistry has evolved drastically through the ages. Ancient Times In the Sumerian text from 5000 BC, they described tooth … Continued

5 Easy New Year’s Dental Resolutions

These five easy New Year’s dental resolutions will have your teeth looking great in 2018! 1. Floss at Least Once a Day, Every Day Flossing is vital for your oral health, but it is often the one dental chore we skip. Don’t skip it in 2018! When you floss, you remove plaque from between your … Continued

How Cold Weather Affects Your Teeth

It’s the season for sweaters and hot cocoa for much of the country, but the cold weather could affect more than just your wardrobe or beverage choices. Have you ever taken a deep breath in the winter air and felt a little ache in your teeth? This is tooth sensitivity caused by the cold weather, … Continued

Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

If you are suffering from a sinus infection, you might also be experiencing a toothache. According to the American Rhinologic Society (ARS), sinusitis is the inflammation of your nasal passage lining. When a cold lasts longer than two weeks, it often develops into an acute sinus infection which begins in your maxillary sinuses. These sinuses … Continued

Why You Should Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Protecting your family’s dental health means protecting your pet’s teeth, too! Pets are susceptible to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease just like humans. And just like with humans, bad oral health is dangerous to your pet’s overall health! It can cause heart disease, diabetes, and much more. Now that you know why it’s important … Continued

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

Looking for a Hollywood smile? At McKinley Crossing Dental, we have some great teeth whitening treatment options to get you the mega-watt smile of your dreams. In-Office Teeth Whitening In one hour, you can get a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter with our in-office teeth whitening treatment. We use a powerful whitening gel … Continued

Traditional vs Electric Toothbrush

Walking down the toothbrush aisle at the store can be a bit overwhelming. All the brands, bristle types, and colors. Throw in deciding between manual and electric on top of that and now you have even more choices to make! You’ve probably wondered if investing in an electric toothbrush is worth it. We’ve broken down … Continued

Healthy Chewing Gum FAQs

Many of us like to freshen our breath after a meal with a piece of chewing gum. The minty flavor knocks out the smell of garlic and other strong food scents that can make people we talk to wrinkle their noses in disgust. But is a sticky piece of gum really the best thing for … Continued

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

If you have health goals, our team at McKinley Crossing Dental recommend oral hygiene be at the top of your list! It’s not just cavities that should worry you when it comes to poor dental health. Truth is, if you’re lagging behind on proper care for your mouth, teeth, and gums, there could be far … Continued