Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

Common Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Did you know that millions of people in the United States suffer from poor sleep as a result of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Often, people with the disorder don’t even realize they need treatment! In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about how to identify OSA and when to see your dentist to discuss… Read more »

How Do I Know If I’m Grinding My Teeth?

In our last blog, we took a look at a common jaw joint disorder known as TMD. In today’s blog, we would like to discuss a related issue, bruxism. This disorder occurs when you grind and clench your teeth regularly. But how do you know if you have bruxism? Let’s look at what causes the… Read more »

Don’t Lose Your Aching Tooth!

When you have persistent pain in your tooth, the kind of aches and sensitivity that doesn’t pass after 48 hours, then you need to see your Astoria, NY dentist. Otherwise, a very serious oral health issue could develop, one that threatens the loss of your tooth! Find out how a root canal can prevent an… Read more »

How Can My Dentist Help Me Sleep Better?

Do you ever feel exhausted during the day, even though you slept the night before? People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often report this experience, along with chronic snoring, headaches, and dry mouth. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains how we treat sleep apnea, and why addressing this serious disorder is crucial for… Read more »

Protecting Your Smile From Halloween-Related Cavities

Halloween season is here, which means whether you’re a kid or an adult, you’re suddenly going to be inundated with plenty of sugary sweets. While Halloween is a fun holiday, and one we look forward to each year, we also understand that too much sugar could mean the onset of tooth decay. In today’s blog,… Read more »

Don’t Let Bruxism Damage Your Smile!

We recently discussed TMJ disorder, and in doing so briefly mentioned bruxism, the chronic grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist would like to take a closer look at this disorder, and why treating it is so essential for protecting your teeth from injury and cavities…. Read more »

Relieving Your Headaches With TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, is a jaw joint disorder that leads to serious discomfort and could even cause people to begin grinding their teeth. In order to relieve these headaches, your Astoria, NY, dentist may recommend treating the issue with a custom-made oral appliance. How do we use these appliances to treat TMD… Read more »

How Does Plaque Form On Our Smiles?

Plaque buildup, a sticky layer that can coat our teeth, is as serious source of trouble. Unless removed or controlled, this bacterial byproduct could be responsible for cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist explains how sometimes our daily habits can lead to severe buildup, and what we… Read more »

Does A Checkup Improve Oral Health?

Why does your Astoria, NY, dentist often urge you to attend regular six-month checkups? In today’s blog, we’re going to take a closer look at the purpose of a dental exam, and why having one every few months is crucial for keeping smiles healthy and bright. Let’s find out how a checkup improves oral health.

Does My Smile Need Preventive Dentistry?

We often talk to our patients about cosmetic dentistry, which helps us improve smile beauty, and restorative dentistry, which repairs damage and other issues that impact smile function. But what about preventive care? With preventive dentistry, we offer routine treatments to help our Astoria, NY, patients enjoy healthier smiles!