Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

A Better Diet Protects Your Teeth

The foods we eat and the drinks we consume are major factors in the health of your smile. In fact, what you eat and drink could have a major impact on the health of your teeth and gums. To reduce the risk of everything from cavities and bad breath to gum disease and tooth loss,… Read more »

Let’s Use Your Benefits Before They’re Gone

Before you know it, the holidays will be here and the end of the year right behind them. Which means if you haven’t used your 2019 dental insurance benefits, you’re running out of time to do so. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist discusses our treatment options and using your benefits now to ensure… Read more »

Have You Used Your 2018 Benefits?

As we get closer to the holidays, our schedules will be become pretty hectic. We want to remind our Astoria, NY, patients that scheduling a visit now means a chance to your use your 2018 dental insurance benefits before they expire! You still have time to greet 2019 with an improved smile.

FAQs About Tori

In our blog we often talk about the more common oral health issues we address, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease. However, there is a rare dental health problem rarely discussed: mandibular tori. These bony growths can impact how oral appliances and orthodontics fit, and sometimes lead to discomfort. We’re going to answer a… Read more »

Does A Toothache Mean You Need A Dental Visit?

Did you know there are several issues that can lead to an aching tooth? In some cases, these are temporary issues and the pain will simply stop. However, the discomfort could also be a sign of a serious oral health concern and require a visit to your dentist.

Have a Loose Tooth? Your Dentist Can Save It!

Healthy teeth are the strongest parts of your body, and they owe much of their strength to their roots, which are embedded within your jawbone. When the foundation of periodontal tissues and jawbone is weakened, your teeth can become loose (known as tooth mobility), making them less able to effectively bite and chew. Today, we… Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Cavities?

With only between one and two percent of the nation immune to dental caries, you’re likely to develop a cavity at some point in your life. Whether an adult or a child, you are at risk of tooth decay forming in your smile. Do you have questions about cavities? Can they be prevented? How will… Read more »

Addressing Common Dental Emergencies

We understand that emergencies happen and rarely at convenient hours. If you find yourself facing a damaged, painful, or even missing tooth, contact our office. We can make arrangements for the doctor to meet with you outside of normal business hours and address the situation. However, if the issue could potentially be life threatening then… Read more »

Things to Know About TMJ Disorder

If you pop your knuckles, it might not hurt much (although the habit can have uncomfortable consequences later in life, like arthritis). If your jaw pops, however, it can be more than just uncomfortable – it can also be a warning sign of TMJ disorder, a dysfunction that affects your jaw’s joints. The most important… Read more »

How Do You Treat Tooth Decay?

If you develop a cavity then treatment is crucial for avoiding more serious complications, such as a toothache or a dental infection. How do you treat tooth decay? The doctor may recommend restorative dentistry to repair a tooth. You can once again enjoy a healthy, functional, and lifelike tooth.