Michael Acquista, DDS
479 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11209 (718) 238-1081
479 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-1081

Dentist in Bay Ridge


Our dentist in Bay Ridge, Michael Acquista, DDS, provides a variety of general and cosmetic services to our valued patients, just like you. We pride ourselves on making your visit a fun and positive one. Our office is friendly, warm and stocked with the latest in dental equipment so you can feel confident that you’re getting only the best care. We want your visit to be relaxing and easy, and to have you in and out as quickly as possible. We’re a trusted provider for many families in the Bay Ridge area and have been providing patients with dedicated service for a long time. We maintain only the highest standards, so you can be sure that you’re getting the proper care that you and your family deserve. Bay Ridge is part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn and is bordered by such well known sights as the Verrazano Bridge and the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Bay Ridge is descended by Norwegian and Danish sailors, among others, who emigrated there in the early part of the 19th and 20th centuries. Bay Ridge has a strong Arab community and they offer residents everything from barber shops to coffee shops and other businesses. It suffered a strong tornado in 2007, in which 11 houses became unfit to live in and resulting in the roof coming off a Nissan dealership in the area. Much of Leif Ericson Park was deforested as well. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA). Some of the services and treatments that our dentist in Bay Ridge provide include cleanings, night guards, cavity fillings, dentures, braces and implants. Night guards are used for patients suffering from bruxism, chronic jaw clenching and grinding of the teeth. It usually happens at night and can cause problems including jaw pain, headaches, and sore teeth. Stress and anxiety are the most common causes of bruxism but other contributing factors can be problems like missing teeth, abnormal bite, or a sleep disorder. We recommend wearing a night guard while sleeping. This appliance is designed to fit over the teeth and to keep the jaws slightly apart. It can help prevent muscle strain, excessive pressure on the jaw joint and chipped or cracked teeth as a result of the teeth grinding. Our Bay Ridge dental office also offers root canal therapy, a procedure that entails removing diseased pulp from inside the tooth and then sealing it with a crown. Root canals allow real teeth to be saved so that they don’t have to be pulled. Pulp can be damaged from repeated dental procedures, tooth decay, trauma, or any number of blows to the area that could crack or break the tooth. If the pulp inside becomes damaged it can become extremely painful, causing swelling, redness, and sensitivity to heat and cold. A root canal is designed to removed the damaged portion of pulp and then clean the area before sealing it out. So whether you need a routine exam, or when you have a toothache or you find yourself unhappy with the way your smile looks, call our dentist in Bay Ridge to set up a consultation.