Dr. Martin Urban, DDS, has been involved in the dental field for more than two decades. This has formed the bulk of his life’s career, and he is proud to have brought brighter smiles to patients throughout the New England area.
He began his dental career in 1999 when he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This education instilled a passion for the complex and delicate processes behind dentistry. During this time, he also developed an interest in periodontics. He pursued additional training beyond his DDS for 3 years, earning more specialized knowledge in the periodontal field.
In 2018, he became a diplomate in the International Academy of Dental Implantology, and his repertoire of procedures grew further thanks to this. Today, he is experienced in procedures ranging from extractions, bone grafting, placement of dental implants, sinus lifting procedures, and more.
Not only has he developed a deep understanding of the dental field, today he provides many others with his earned knowledge as well. In addition to his own practice, he is also a faculty member of the Academy of Dental Implantology.
He is very involved with the dental community at large, maintaining membership with the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He is dedicated to his continuing education and the education of others in the community. He is committed to learning and developing skills with the newest advances in gum and bone grafting surgical techniques.
In his free time, Martin Urban is an avid swimmer, having previously been an NCAA Division 1 collegiate swimmer. He has a deep appreciation of the sport, as well as competition in general. From this appreciation, he has developed a hobby of collecting Olympic memorabilia. He is a lifetime member of the “Olympin Collecting Club,” whose members collected Olympic pins from throughout the years.
He is also a rescue dog owner and is very proud of the work he has put into his rescues. He is currently the owner of 4 dogs, 2 of which are rescues. He has been raising rescue dogs for much of his life, and he enjoys working with them through the unique challenges that they both present and face.
Dr. Martin Urban, DDS Dispels Prevailing Dental Myths
There are dozens of prevailing myths surrounding dental care. The biggest issue with such myths is that even if you ask your dentist about one or two, there are always more that might slip their way into your mind. To help dispel some of the most popular myths in dental care, read this list, and learn a bit about the truth behind the biggest myths.
You Have to Remove Wisdom Teeth
Since home-video became popular, it’s become practically a rite of passage to be video-taped after having your wisdom teeth removed. But the fact is, this isn’t always necessary. It’s becoming very common to let wisdom teeth grow in without interference. However, if there are signs of tooth decay, disease, or any other issues with the incoming tooth, then removal would be needed.
White Teeth Are Always Healthy
This is a very common belief, but the fact is that you can have very advanced decay and disease hiding underneath a shining white smile. Your tooth is made of 3 layers – the pulp, the dentin, and the enamel. Your enamel, which tends to be whiter, is the top layer. A healthy layer of enamel will be less yellow, but it won’t necessarily be shiny white.
You Can’t Brush Too Much
Brushing is one of the most important ways to maintain healthy teeth, but over-brushing can definitely be an issue. This is a common problem, mostly because many people brush their teeth with far too much force – which can buff away the enamel of your tooth. A major sign of excessively strong brushing is if your toothbrush bristles start to stay flared outwards long after use.
Stop Flossing When You Bleed
Pain is certainly a sign that you should stop. But a little bit of blood coming out during flossing – particularly if you aren’t flossing regularly – is a sign that there are inflammation and plaque in between your teeth. When this gets disturbed, it agitates the area and can cause bleeding. As long as you are gentle, flossing isn’t going to cause more harm than it prevents.
Electric Toothbrushes are Better Than Standard Ones
If your electric toothbrush gets you to brush more regularly, or for the recommended time, then there might be a stronger argument for them. But there’s not much proof electric toothbrushes are better across the board. The biggest benefits of electric toothbrushes are that you might end up using less pressure while brushing your teeth and that they often come with built-in timers.