Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Questions About Dental Implants?

Losing one, several, or all of your teeth can seem less intimidating if you already know what you should do afterwards. Unfortunately, not everyone does, and even those who know they should replace their lost teeth might not know the best way to do so. In most cases, dental implants can offer a more comprehensive… 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 »

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Sleep?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, describes a sleeping condition during which a patient periodically stops breathing while asleep. An interesting fact about OSA is that, even though the condition is marked by extremely loud snoring, patients with the sleep disorder are often not aware of their condition, and must be prompted to seek treatment (usually… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains Treating the Stages of Gum Disease

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) reports that approximately 70% of adults over the age of 64 suffer from some form of periodontal disease, or gum disease. Although the advanced form of gum disease, known as periodontitis, is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States, the disease is highly controllable when… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Clarifies a Few Things About Snoring

If your sleeping partner snores, you may feel like you know all there is to know about snoring; it’s loud, it’s annoying, and it prevents the snorer’s partner from achieving adequate rest. However, like most common health conditions, there’s more to snoring than what’s immediately obvious. To help clarify the meaning and danger behind consistent… Read more »

Astoria Cosmetic Dentist Lists Top 3 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Most dental procedures are designed to address a specific issue, such as teeth-whitening for tooth stains or braces for crooked teeth. Unfortunately, unsightly tooth imperfections don’t always occur one at a time, and cosmetic dentistry procedures are often combined to fully makeover significantly flawed teeth. Porcelain veneers, provided by your Astoria cosmetic dentist, offer a… Read more »

The Benefits of Clear Braces, Outlined by Your Astoria Dentist

Straightening crooked teeth is a common necessity, and aside from improving your smile’s appearance, the correction can help your mouth function more efficiently. Nevertheless, many older teen and adult patients whose teeth aren’t ideally straight hesitate at the prospect of wearing metal braces to address the problem. Rather than decide whether you’d prefer crooked teeth… Read more »

How to Stop Snoring, with Your Astoria Dentist

Sleeping with a snoring partner can be a challenge. Aside from the annoying noise, the lack of sleep can multiply your irritation and strain your relationship. As Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz explains, snoring is often the result of a problem with your oral tissues, and his expertise has helped many patients and their sleeping partners finally… Read more »

Interesting Facts About TMJ Pain & Your Trigeminal Nerve

Many patients who’ve suffered from chronic headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and other craniofacial discomfort are often surprised to learn that the origin of their troubles lies with a dental problem; specifically, with the joints (temporomandibular joints) and muscles that move your jaw. TMJ disorder describes a condition where undue stress and pressure (usually from an… Read more »

Astoria Cosmetic Dentist’s Quiz: The Art of Professional Teeth-Whitening

Even if you diligently brush and floss your teeth every day, your oral health still requires professional care and maintenance on a routine basis. Likewise, your smile’s appearance may need a professional cosmetic touchup from time to time to ensure that it remains bright and presentable. After all, a brighter smile is one of the… Read more »