David J. Balestrini, DMD

2358 Saranac Avenue
Lake Placid, NY 12946

  • Solutions for Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
    Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common side effect of many medications. It can also be a side effect of cancer treatments, or the result of certain auto-immune diseases. the Read more
  • Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which is better for teeth?
    When most patients ask the doctor this question, they're thinking strictly about sugar content — cut out the bacteria-feeding sugar that's present in regular soda by opting for a diet Read more
  • Teeth Grinding
    It might seem like you’ve gotten a great night’s sleep—but why aren’t you well rested? Worse, why are you waking up with: A headache Ringing in your ears or an earache Pain in Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Summer Sports and Mouthguards
    School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other Read more
  • Happy Fourth of July
    Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Gives You Better Overall Health
    What do you think of when you hear the term dental or oral hygiene? Brushing and flossing tend to come to mind, since that is what the terms imply. What you Read more
  • Celebrate Your Dad's Smile
    Father’s Day is coming up, and, just in case your dad has enough ties, we have some gifting suggestions for you. Here’s a selection of gifts large and small tailored Read more
  • Getting Ready for Summer Sports
    With the warmer and longer days here, we know many of our patients at David Balestrini, DMD will be much more active in the summer. Though most of our patients Read more
  • Implants: Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth
    Sometimes, despite our best care, we lose a tooth. If it is a front tooth, it will probably be a high priority to replace. But if a missing tooth doesn’t Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more
  • What is gum recession?
    Gum (gingival) recession occurs when gums recede from the tops of the teeth enough to expose sensitive roots. People typically experience increased sensitivity to sugary or cold foods when gums Read more
  • Which toothpaste should I use?
    Toothpastes come in many forms and boast different flavors, benefits, and endorsements. All are designed to remove surface bacteria and prevent the buildup of plaque that can cause tooth decay. Read more

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Hours

Lake Placid Family Dental

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed