Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Astoria General Dentist Discusses the Discovery of Fluoride

Although your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of ways for you to lend them a hand against harmful acids and tooth decay. Among those methods is the application of fluoride, which can be introduced in myriad ways, including through tap water and most toothpaste products. So how did an… Read more »

A Small Habit that’s Far from Harmless

Clenching your teeth is common when you’re angry, aggravated, in pain, or otherwise agitated. Tapping your foot and drumming your fingers are frequent signs of nervousness, and humming is a popular tic for some people. Only one of these habits, though, can prove detrimental if allowed to continue without intervention. Habitual teeth-grinding, known as bruxism,… Read more »

How to Not Stress a Dental Emergency

Protecting your smile from infection and disease is fairly straight-forward; brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to help control plaque buildup, and maintain a healthy diet to limit feeding the bacteria within dental plaque. Topped off with a regular schedule of dental checkups and cleanings (at least once every six months… Read more »

Does Tooth Enamel Have an Achilles’ Heel?

You’ve probably heard of tooth enamel before, but do you know what it is? As your teeth’s first and foremost defense against infection and decay, understanding enamel can help you better protect it from damage and the bacterial processes that erode it, thereby protecting your tooth from decay and possible annihilation. Although enamel is amazingly… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Discusses TMJ Disorder

Do you live with constant aches and pains in your head, face, neck, ears, or other craniofacial regions? Many people endure such discomfort for years without finding the correct diagnosis and treatment, often relying on prescribed and/or over-the-counter pain relievers. In many cases, the trouble originates with a dental issue, and therefore is often misdiagnosed… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Gives You One More Reason to Smile

Recently, we discussed the social significance of your smile and the importance of keeping it healthy and beautiful. A smile that you’re proud of is one that you will show often, and you can benefit more from the subtle nuances of its expressions. Aside from enhancing your communication skills, though, your smile can also provide… Read more »

Dentistry for Heart Health Patients in Astoria

At our Astoria dentist’s office, your oral health care is centered on you as a patient, rather than just on your teeth and gums. While keeping your mouth clean is always important, certain considerations must be taken into account when receiving professional dental care. For instance, you heart health, which is more related to your… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Presents: The Cavity Quiz

Cavities, which are small holes that form in your tooth as decay eats away its structure, are often recognized for the discomfort that usually accompanies their presence. As children, many of us were told not to eat candy or other sweets because too much sugar causes cavities. The truth, however, is that even a small… Read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

If you brush and floss your teeth every day, and yet still develop gum disease, you may be inclined to wonder how these issues form in the first place. After all, the point of daily dental hygiene is to prevent these issues from arising, isn’t it? The answer is yes, but even the most diligent… Read more »

Why Your Body Needs a Clean Mouth

Last week, we discussed the importance of maintaining healthy nutrition levels for the good of your mouth. However, the need for fuel is not the only similarity between your mouth’s health and your body’s wellbeing. An influx of research has shown that poor oral health may be significantly linked to many serious illnesses, including lung… Read more »