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 »
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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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
With Thanksgiving now just a few days away you may be joining your friends or family for a holiday feast. While enjoying the scrumptious offerings is fun, be aware of the risk certain foods can pose to your oral health. With the right steps, you can safeguard your smile this Thanksgiving from tooth decay and… Read more »