When you have a cavity, you need treatment. Not only does an untreated cavity lead to uncomfortable aches and sensitivity, but you could run the risk of developing a painful dental infection too! To treat cavities, your Astoria, NY, dentist offers a restoration that looks natural and blends with the smile. But what makes our fillings look so lifelike?
Do you often feel tired during the day, and also grapple with headaches and irritability? Often, the cause of our poor sleep could be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which impacts millions of people in the United States. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist will look at the importance of treating sleep apnea symptoms.
Bruxism is a disorder related to TMD (temporomandibular disease), but involves regularly grinding and clenching your teeth. Pressure on your smile not only leads to discomfort, but could damage your teeth and cause a higher risk of issues like cavities or infection. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist, looks at common warning signs, and how we stop chronic teeth grinding.
Many people don’t realize that strain on the jaw joints, a disorder often referred to as TMJ disorder or TMD, could be responsible for daily headaches or regular migraines. Fortunately, we have a comfortable and convenient solution to this serious oral health issue, one that can stop discomfort and prevent complications. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about stopping TMD headaches!
In our last blog, we covered the value of having your smile examined every six months. But during these visits, we also clean your smile. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains why having plaque and tartar removed every few months is essential for avoiding the onset of gingivitis and gum disease, and ensuring you enjoy a whole smile for years to come.
While we’re just now seeing the start of October, the holidays are around the corner! Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the winter holidays, we’re going to be inundated with sugary treats that taste great, but put our smiles at risk. Which is why your Astoria, NY, dentist recommends a pre-holiday checkup!
While a checkup and cleaning is essential for a healthy smile, you also need to care for your teeth and gums at home in between these visits. Unfortunately, many people assume they’re brushing and flossing as recommended, but are actually doing so improperly! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist, Dr. Leibowitz, will explain how to properly care for your smile at home.
When you chip or crack a tooth, this isn’t just a cosmetic issue. In fact, even minor damage is considered a dental emergency, one that could lead to major complications unless treated! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist looks at how to respond to chipped teeth, and what we can do to restore your smile.
With ClearCorrect aligners, we don’t need to use metal brackets and wires to correct uneven teeth. Which means for teens and adults, we have a nearly invisible solution to crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth. But how do you know if you’re a good candidate? What does treatment involve? Your Astoria, NY, dentist explains!
Our last few blogs have focused on how we improve the beauty of your teeth, removing stains or even reshaping them completely. However, for many the source of their esthetic concerns could actually be the gingival tissues. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains how we use gum contouring to help improve the beauty of the smile by correcting the appearance of the gums!