Posts Categorized: Healthy Living

A Healthy Weight and Healthy Teeth

Some benefits of maintaining a healthy weight and exercising often are more obvious than others. Obviously you look and feel better, both physically and emotionally. You become less likely to develop diseases and conditions that could severely impact your quality of life, or perhaps even threaten your life itself. Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, who provides dental… Read more »

How Does Diabetes Affect Oral Health?

The effects of chronic illness on your overall health are generally well known, but many people are unaware of the toll these diseases can take on your oral health. The reverse is also true: Tooth decay and periodontal disease can exacerbate certain medical conditions, or they can increase risk of developing other conditions. Dr. Jeffrey… Read more »

Sugar and Tooth Decay: Not Just in Sweets

Did you know that the average person in some countries consumes well over 20 teaspoons of sugar each day? To some of us, this number would seem unbelievable. For others, it’s a simple fact of life. Contributing to the problem is the fact that our favorite foods and beverages—even those we don’t consider very sugary—are… Read more »

What Hiring Managers Want (Hint: It’s Not Yellow Teeth)

It’s easy to see how an attractive smile improves your prospects for, say, winning a beauty pageant or getting a date. What not everyone realizes is that improving the look of your teeth could also benefit their professional life. Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz discusses ways in which cosmetic dentistry in Astoria, NY ups the ante in… 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 »

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: July 2014 Health and Fitness Events in Astoria, NY

Your oral hygiene and twice-yearly dental exams do much more than just protect your teeth and gums. In fact, your oral health and your overall health are inextricably linked. Take periodontal disease, an infection of your gum tissue that also happens to be the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Missing teeth make following a… Read more »

The Good News About Bad Breath

Bad breath. Oral malodor. Death breath. Call it what you will, but there’s no denying that halitosis is unpleasant and even embarrassing. Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, a general dentist who treats bad breath in Astoria, NY, has good news for anyone who has ever felt self-conscious or anxious about their breath. First, you aren’t alone. Nearly… Read more »

Medications and Your Mouth: Oral Health Side Effects

According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication. When you add the number of people who take over-the-counter medication, the number climbs to more than 70 percent of the population. Side effects, many of which affect the mouth, are possible with any medication. Dr…. 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 »

Get Fit, Get Healthier Gums

Physical fitness plays an important role in your overall health and wellbeing. We often think of exercise as a means of enhancing our appearance, but the benefits of fitness go far beyond cosmetic appeal. Most people understand the definitive link between exercise and cardiovascular health, emotional health, and stamina, yet many never stop to think… Read more »