Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Avoid Toothaches This Halloween

Children and adults alike love Halloween. For kids, this is a chance to go around the neighborhood in costumes, collecting bags of candy. While nothing is wrong with the occasional sweets, too much candy can increase the risk of serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and toothaches. Fortunately, you can help avoid toothaches… Read more »

Couples Terrarium Workshop in Astoria

If you’ve got a penchant for Valentine’s Day, you may find yourself feeling a bit too ready the day before or rather blue a couple days after this romantic holiday has come and gone. Rather than wallow, we encourage you and your sweetheart to stop and smell the roses – or whatever plant you choose… Read more »

How Can I Evade Enamel Erosion?

By now you’ve probably heard that the enamel covering your teeth is the strongest natural substance found in your body. It has to be hard; how else could it possibly withstand the stress inflicted by biting, chewing, and exposure to hot and cold substances? Despite its relative hardness, tooth enamel isn’t totally invincible. And while… Read more »

A Link Between Personality and Oral Hygiene?

Most of us have a pretty good idea about what it takes to maintain our oral health. We know to brush and floss, to avoid sugary foods, and to visit our dentist for teeth cleaning and dental exams. Why, then, are cavities and gum disease so common? Researchers believe that personality traits may be what… Read more »

Would You Stop Snoring, If You Could?

Snoring is something you might just learn to live with, especially if it doesn’t wake you up at night. Your sleeping partner, however, may feel differently after losing several nights of precious sleep because of the noise. The problem for many people who snore isn’t that they don’t want to stop, but rather that they… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Smart Brushing

When it comes to oral hygiene, is it possible to have too much of a good thing? It depends, says Astoria, NY general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz. Generally speaking, brushing your teeth is always a good idea. After all, it protects you from the damaging effects of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The key to… Read more »

The Sinister Side of Dental Plaque

If you enjoy the feeling of clean teeth, then you probably don’t need any additional motivation to clean the sticky plaque off of them whenever you feel it accumulating. Nevertheless, understanding what plaque is and the danger it poses might inspire you to take necessary steps to prevent its accumulation in the first place. Your… Read more »

How Effective Are Your Teeth Cleaning Skills?

Do you brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once every day? Hopefully, you do, and if so, then you’re on the right track to an excellent dental health regimen. However, simply going through the motions every day doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re doing a good job. To help ensure that you’re… Read more »

FAQs: How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over half of all American adults currently exhibit the symptoms of gum disease. Periodontal disease represents a widespread and serious threat to your dental health. In fact, untreated gum disease may lead to adult tooth loss in some cases. Fortunately, with the right information, you can take steps… Read more »

Special Oral Health Concerns for Women

It’s safe to say that men and women are unique in practically every way, including their teeth and gums. Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are important for both men and women, but women must also be more vigilant about certain risks. Astoria, NY general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz outlines some of the most… Read more »