Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Are You Stressed Out? Your Astoria Dentist Can Tell

Stress and anxiety are a virtual constant in today’s hectic society. Demanding bosses, stressful home life, and many other daily-life factors can increasingly weigh you down, both physically and emotionally. The health risks associated with excessive stress are well-known and well-documented, but what about the effects stress can have on your smile’s health and integrity?… Read more »

Your Astoria Dentist Asks: How Serious is Tooth Loss?

Unless one of your teeth is causing you serious trouble, then chances are you wouldn’t be happy about losing it. Even losing a back tooth, which might not be noticeable to others, can lower your confidence in your smile, especially if you pride yourself on taking good care of it. Nevertheless, the consequences of tooth… Read more »

Astoria Dentist on What Your Smile Says About You

As a dedicated, professional smile caretaker, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Leibowitz, knows well that a smile is more than just a showcase for your healthy teeth. Aside from its vital responsibilities of biting, chewing, and enunciating, your smile has a number of subtle but important social functions. For instance, as a dominant feature of your… Read more »

Why Your Smile Thanks You for Not Smoking

Though the dangers of smoking and chewing tobacco are well-known and well-documented, tobacco use is still a widely-practiced habit. Given the wealth of information regarding smoking’s effects on your lungs and other vital organs, you might not be surprised to learn that the habit can also destroy the health of your teeth and gums. Your… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains the Dangers of Worn Teeth

With dental diseases affecting well over half of America’s adult population, the health of your smile is a big deal. The complexity of your mouth’s components means that a single dental issue can have negative consequences on your entire oral health. One of the lesser-known maladies that can afflict your teeth is excessive wear and… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Presents: The Bright Smile Quiz!

Though general and cosmetic dentistry place different focuses on your smile (health and aesthetics, respectively), a bright smile usually means a healthy smile. In our quest to help make your smile both healthy and beautiful, Dr. Leibowitz has spoken extensively about the measures you can take in your daily life to preserve your smile’s youthful… Read more »

Want Whiter Teeth? Try These Tips from Your Astoria Dentist

Most people would admit to wanting a brighter smile. You’ll be happy to know that whiter teeth may be easier to achieve than you think. While it’s true that your teeth can stain and lose their luster naturally over time, there are also natural ways in which you can help ensure your smile’s shine lasts… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explores the Sleep Disorder You May Not Know You Have

For the most part, people are usually aware of staying awake all night, so the exhaustion the next day is not typically a mystery. Sometimes, however, you can feel as though you’ve been deprived of sleep even though, to the best of your knowledge, you enjoyed a full night’s rest the night before. Obstructive sleep… Read more »

A Brief History of Dentures and Other Tooth Replacements

Inquiring minds may have wondered at some point, who invented dentures? However, the question may be harder to answer than you might realize. While the modern design for dentures may be a few hundred years old, evidence shows that the idea of replacing lost teeth may date back thousands of years. With impressive experience restoring… Read more »

Your Astoria Dentist Wants to See What You Know About Dental Implants

Part of our dedication to helping our patients maintain beautiful, healthy, and fully-functional smiles is educating them about their oral health, the dangers it faces, and the most efficient ways of protecting and treating your smile. As one of the most devastating events that can affect your mouth, tooth loss is especially dangerous because it… Read more »