Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Astoria Dentist Answers: What is a Dental Implant?

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your dental health. For instance, if you lose a tooth, then you may instinctively know that replacing it is important, but knowing the full effects of tooth loss can help you understand the benefits and shortcomings of your tooth-replacement options. As a dedicated dentist in Astoria, Dr…. Read more »

Astoria Dentist: What You Should Know About Tooth Loss

Your smile doesn’t grow spare parts. Therefore, if you lose something, like a tooth, replacing it is of vital importance to the continued good health and function of your smile. To help motivate you to seek prompt treatment for the loss of one or more teeth, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, explains what tooth… Read more »

Learn Why Your Breath Smells, and How to Defeat It in Astoria

Bad breath can offend even the most polite people, and when you’re aware that your breath is offensive, your confidence can suffer a significant setback. Most people experience bad breath at least once in a while, usually in the form of morning breath immediately after waking. Sometimes, however, morning breath can tend to linger long… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains Possible Causes for Your Toothache

A toothache can result from a number of different causes, none of which should be ignored. Before you can find relief from your discomfort, however, you must know what’s causing it. After a thorough examination to determine the source of your toothache, your Astoria dentist can prescribe an appropriate treatment plan to resolve the issue… Read more »

Oral Cancer and Your Astoria Dentist’s Role in Screening & Defeating It

Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz has spoken extensively about the importance of your mouth’s wellbeing to the state of your overall systemic health (known as the oral-systemic connection). For instance, studies have shown a significant correlation between the mechanisms of severe gum disease and other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, and dementia, among… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth AND Enjoy Your Favorite Summer Treats!

Ice cream, iced tea, lemonade, fruit smoothies—all of these treats and more help make summer an enjoyable experience for most people. Unfortunately, they can also damage your teeth and undo all of the hard work you put into your dental hygiene routine when consumed carelessly. With a little advice from your dedicated Astoria dentist, you… Read more »

Astoria Dentist’s Snoring & Sleep Apnea Quiz

Do you have trouble sleeping because your partner is an incessant snorer? Does your partner complain that your snoring keeps him/her up all night? Snoring can be more than a mere nuisance, and when it indicates obstructive sleep apnea, it can deprive the snorer of necessary rest as well as the snorer’s sleeping partner. Your… Read more »

How Do You Know if it’s TMJ Disorder? Ask Your Astoria Dentist

You can do a lot to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and disease-free; mainly, brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to control the buildup of bacterial dental plaque. Yet, clean teeth and gums aren’t the only necessities of good dental health. For your teeth to serve their purpose,… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Teeth to Face an Emergency

By its very definition, a dental emergency is difficult to foresee; therefore, preparing for one may seem frivolous. Understanding the emergencies that your teeth face, however, can help you fortify your tooth’s defenses to lessen the impact that an emergency has on your total oral health. To help you preserve your smile and face a… Read more »

The Advantages of ClearCorrect Invisible Braces in Astoria

Does your smile suffer from crooked or misaligned teeth, but you’re a bit apprehensive about wearing traditional braces to correct them? Many older teens and adults wish they could have straighter smiles, but don’t want to risk the potential embarrassment of metal braces in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Leibowitz understands this concern, as… Read more »