Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

Don’t Let Teeth Grinding Injure Your Teeth

Bruxism is a disorder related to TMD (temporomandibular disease), but involves regularly grinding and clenching your teeth. Pressure on your smile not only leads to discomfort, but could damage your teeth and cause a higher risk of issues like cavities or infection. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist, looks at common warning signs, and… Read more »

How Do We Clean Your Smile?

In our last blog, we covered the value of having your smile examined every six months. But during these visits, we also clean your smile. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains why having plaque and tartar removed every few months is essential for avoiding the onset of gingivitis and gum disease, and ensuring… Read more »

Schedule A Pre-Holiday Checkup

While we’re just now seeing the start of October, the holidays are around the corner! Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the winter holidays, we’re going to be inundated with sugary treats that taste great, but put our smiles at risk. Which is why your Astoria, NY, dentist recommends a pre-holiday checkup!

Don’t Forget About Proper Homecare

While a checkup and cleaning is essential for a healthy smile, you also need to care for your teeth and gums at home in between these visits. Unfortunately, many people assume they’re brushing and flossing as recommended, but are actually doing so improperly! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist, Dr. Leibowitz, will explain how… Read more »

Is My Daytime Fatigue Related To OSA?

Do you often feel exhausted during the day, even if you slept well the night before? Do you also happen to snore frequently too? If so, then your daytime exhaustion could be linked to a serious disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist will look at how we… Read more »

How Does Teeth Grinding Harm Your Smile?

As children, we often go through a period of teeth grinding, but this issue is short-lived and passes with time. However, if we begin to frequently grind our teeth at night as adults, this could be a serious concern that needs treatment. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains how we diagnose and treat… Read more »

Stopping TMJ Pain With Custom Splints

When our jaw joints undergo excess strain, this could lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms that grow more severe with time. In order to stop this discomfort and treat issues like TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, your Astoria, NY, dentist may recommend a custom-made oral splint. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain… Read more »

The Dangers Of Plaque Buildup

Our last blog explained how a checkup is a crucial part of keeping smiles strong and healthy. However, in the same visit we also complete a procedure that is vital to your continued oral health. A dental cleaning enables your Astoria, NY, dentist and his team to remove plaque buildup, which otherwise poses a serious… Read more »

An Accurate Diagnosis With Digital X-Rays

The American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup about once every six months. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the importance of this routine exam, and how your Astoria, NY, dentist uses digital technology to obtain a more detailed and accurate picture of your oral health. With a checkup, we help you maintain… Read more »

How Does Brushing And Flossing Improve Oral Health?

Seeing your Astoria, NY, dentist for routine preventive care, such as checkups and dental cleanings, is a vital part of keeping smiles strong and healthy. However, you also need to take steps in between these visits to keep smiles strong. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how brushing and flossing daily helps protect your smile… Read more »