Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

What Constitutes Good Dental Nutrition?

Your body is a complicated machine, and like any good machine, it requires a constant supply of fuel to operate properly. Different areas of your body require a diverse array of nutrients to accomplish various tasks, including your mouth. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day, coupled with regularly scheduled dental checkups, keeps your mouth… Read more »

Pop Quiz! What’s in Your Mouth?

Your tongue, teeth, gums, taste buds, and saliva are the obvious tenants of your oral cavity, and hopefully you know the importance of keeping it all clean with a good oral hygiene routine. Yet, like all things in this vast and wonderful world of ours, there is much more than meets the eye when it… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains Tooth Extraction

The thought of manually removing a tooth is enough to send shivers down the spines of some patients. At our Astoria dental office, Dr. Leibowitz strives to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, and offers numerous innovative dental procedures to restore diseased or damaged teeth. In some cases, however, a tooth… Read more »

How Well Do You Know Chocolate?

For quite some time, the general consensus has been that chocolate tastes too good to be anything but bad for you. Chocolate is adored for its rich texture and sweet flavor, but also feared for the same reasons. Luckily, a plethora of chocolate research has shown that the wealth of antioxidants found in chocolate can… Read more »

An In-Depth Look at Cavities from Your Astoria Dentist

What is the Cause of Cavities? What do you think causes cavities? If you answered “sugar,” don’t worry; you are in the majority of those polled by the ADA. In a study by the American Dental Association, 81% of participants incorrectly guessed that sugar causes cavities. This can be a tricky question since sugar contributes… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Warns Against These Bad Dental Habits Part II

In last week’s blog, we learned about how your tongue gives clues to health conditions, the dangers biting your fingernails can have on your tooth enamel, and other bad dental habits to avoid. Your Astoria dentist, Dr. Leibowitz also warns against other behaviors that can have a negative effect on your oral health. Spit Out… Read more »

Your Worst Dental Habits Explained by Astoria Dentist Part I

Stop Biting Your Fingernails Your teeth are composed of a pulp center which houses all of your tooth’s nerves and living tissues. The layer surrounding the pulp center is the soft dentin. Both of these sensitive inner structures are protected by a hard outer layer of enamel.  Your tooth enamel blocks bacteria and harsh temperatures… Read more »

Get to Know Your Astoria Dentist

Meet Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS A New York native, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz grew up in the Flushing area of Queens. Dr. Leibowitz has been practicing dentistry in the Astoria area for over two decades. During that time, he has earned the trust of Astoria residents as a compassionate dentist, offering quality dental services. Since receiving his… Read more »