Drs. Thomas, Lea, Penny, and Melena Planzos

We take tremendous pride in providing high quality, comprehensive dental care with our team of specialists in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Endodontics.

Dr. Thomas Planzos, a general dentist, and his daughters, Dr. Lea Planzos, a periodontist, Dr. Penny Planzos, a prosthodontist, and Dr. Melena Planzos, an orthodontist, believe in a team approach to dentistry and take tremendous pride in providing high quality, comprehensive dental and periodontal care. Along with an oral surgeon and endodontist on staff, most of your dental needs can be handled all under one roof, in a newly-renovated facility. Patients benefit from the latest dental innovations such as digital impressions, one-visit CAD/CAM crowns, digital x-rays, CBCT scan, laser dentistry/periodontics & flapless computer guided implant surgery.

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Recently, more and more people are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. Research suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases. Call our specialized team or see all our services on our website today!

During your first visit, we will review your complete medical and dental history. It’s important for us to know if any medications are being taken or if you are being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy. After examination, we will be able to address the root of your problem! Give us a call to schedule your examination appointment today!

Root planing and scaling is just one example of what we treat. Our expert team is trained is specialized in treating all periodontal needs. Call us today!

Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the tissues surrounding your teeth! We treat patients with gum disease and a complex medical history. Not sure if that is you? Give us a call today

Did you know that up to 70% of all chronic diseases are associated with problem areas in the oral cavity? It’s our goal to help educate our patients and spread awareness on the importance of oral health! At the heart of our mission, we believe saving your teeth are always the best option to keep your neural, meridian and biological systems / pathways intact.


Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the link between gum and kidney disease


eurekalert.org An imbalance of the body's oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a new study led by the University of Birmingham has found.

DIY whitening with charcoal – a popular trend on social media – can cause more harm than good. Before you start any DIY dental treatment, it’s important to speak with us about the potential risks and benefits. #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

An alligator can regenerate a tooth up to 50 times. That's a whole lot of teeth! #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

When you're sick, you need plenty of fluids for many reasons. One is to prevent dry mouth. Not only is it uncomfortable—dry mouth can also put you at greater risk for cavities. #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

Are you looking to strengthen enamel, reduce plaque, or freshen breath? Make sure to check the benefits of your mouthwash before you buy, and ask us for recommendations! #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

Did you know 12 million Americans brush their teeth in the shower? Are you one of them? #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

Why do regular dental visits matter? Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

Keep on smiling! #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

Help keep that plaque from coming back! Use mouthwash to kill bad breath germs during your oral care routine. #Dentist #ImpressiveDentalCare

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How Bad Is It to Skip the Dentist?


elemental.medium.com More than 100 million Americans don’t go to their regular checkups. Here’s what to know if you’re one of them.


The Truth About Sparkling Water and Your Teeth - American Dental Association

Because we can all use a little sparkle ✨😬


mouthhealthy.org Despite reports that sparkling water harms tooth enamel, available studies show it’s generally okay to drink. Here are some helpful facts from the American Dental Association.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, a Happy New Year, Lots of Love, and Excellent Oral Health😬 🦷

We are truly blessed to be trusted to serve you alongside the BEST, most caring & dedicated staff!!

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5 Must-Have Nutrients for Strong & Healthy Teeth!


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Thomas Planzos, DMD Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry
Lea Planzos, DMD, MS Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Penny Planzos, DMD, MS Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry
Melena Planzos, DMD, MS Orthodontics


Vaping and oral health: It's worse than you think


perioimplantadvisory.com Drs. Scott Froum and Alisa Neymark examine the effects of e-cigarette ingredients and their notable deterioration on oral health, as well as offer insight into how explosions while vaping and burn injuries from e-cigarettes can lead to disfigurement of oral soft tissue.


Oral bacteria in pancreas linked to more aggressive tumours


medicalxpress.com The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gut reports. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic c...


How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Some fascinating research from Dr. Lea’s alma mater... & all the more reason to maintain a healthy mouth, free of cavity-causing and gum-disease causing bacteria!

eurekalert.org Researchers have determined how a type of bacteria commonly found in the mouth accelerates the growth of colon cancer.


WHF and the European Federation of Periodontology to publish recommendations on the links between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease - World Heart Federation

Read about the associations between periodontal and cardiovascular disease!

world-heart-federation.org Oral hygiene contributes to a healthy heart Severe gum disease increases risk of heart attack and stroke Periodontal treatment reduces inflammation and other factors leading to hardening of arteries Madrid, Spain, 19 February 2019. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can support ca...


Link between periodontitis and spontaneous abortion | Journal of Periodontology | MDLinx

Ladies, make sure you are coming in for your cleanings and periodontal examinations, especially during pregnancy!!!

mdlinx.com Internal Medicine Article: Association between periodontitis and spontaneous abortion: A case-control study

American Dental Association

When it comes to fluoride toothpaste, getting the right amount is best—not too much and not too little. That’s why the ADA recommends fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice for children younger than 3 years. For children 3 to 6 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.


Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease | Perio.org


perio.org CHICAGO – JANUARY 28, 2019 – A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk.


Study links oral hygiene to heart health

Protect your 😬 & your ❤️

safetyandhealthmagazine.com Chicago — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, new research presented by the American Heart Association suggests.


You're probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health


theconversation.com You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don't know might surprise you...


What happens if you stopped brushing your teeth


businessinsider.com Nearly half of Americans don’t brush their teeth enough. This opens the door for a bacteria invasion, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Even worse, you might increase your risk for issues like kidney disease and dementia.


Dental hygiene may be key for lupus


newsok.com - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists Umesh Deshmukh and Harini Bagavant have found a link between gum disease and lupus, an autoimmune disease.


Here's Why Some People Are More Likely To Get Cavities Than Others

“Why am I getting so many cavities?!”

simplemost.com You’ve got a great toothbrushing regimen, steer clear of the office candy bowl and are among the few who’d pass a lie-detector test when your dentist asks if you’ve been flossing. But, you’re still getting the occasional cavity. What gives? As it turns out, some people are more prone to

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For patients with comprehensive dental needs and full mouth rehabilitations, Drs. Thomas, Penny, Lea, and Melena Planzos work together in this boutique dental facility to provide the most esthetic, natural, and healthy smiles, all under one roof. The dentists have specialty degrees in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Orthodontics, respectively. There is also a part-time Endodontist on site.

Thomas Planzos, DMD Aesthetic Dentistry

My name is Dr. Tom Planzos. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1982. I attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, completing my dental degree in 1986, directly followed by a post-doctoral General Practice Residency program at what is now known as the NYU/Lutheran Medical Center. I have been in private practice in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn since 1987 and enjoy living in this community with my wife, three daughters, and grandchildren.

I am very passionate about innovation and believe that technology greatly improves the quality of patient care. My philosophy encompasses a lifelong commitment to dental education and a never-ending dedication to my patients and to clinical excellence. As a Clinical Director of the Full Mouth Reconstruction Course at The New York University College of Dentistry, I instruct dentists in the treatment of patients in need of complex oral rehabilitations.

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