As we mentioned in our latest blog, a dental filling treats a decayed tooth. But what happens when your tooth becomes damaged, developing chips or fractures? In order to provide repair for damaged teeth, then your Astoria, NY, dentist may place a dental crown. Not only are these restorations durable, but they can blend with your smile as well.
Do you have a toothache? While aches are common in the winter due to the chill in the air or sinus issues, persistent pain could mean a cavity. If you have a toothache or tooth sensitivity, the you may need to see our team for treatment. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about our single-visit and natural-looking solution for cavities.
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 possible treatment options.
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 disorder and when you should see your Astoria, NY, dentist for treatment.
While a toothache is certainly a cause for concern, there are other types of dental discomfort you should discuss with your dentist during a routine exam. When a person suffers difficult jaw movement, or when they have issues with pain in their face, neck, or head, they could be in need of help with TMJ disorder. At our Astoria, NY dental practice, we can identify the signs of TMJ disorder, and discuss treating the problem. Resolving the matter can do more than just address aches and pains. Many people who have problems with their jaw also have trouble with nightly teeth grinding, known as bruxism. Over time, grinding can lead to significant damage to your teeth! (more…)
Once you know your teeth aren’t aligned properly, straightening shouldn’t be too difficult of a choice, especially given the consequences crooked teeth can have on your oral health. Yet, for many adult patients with orthodontic issues, wearing conventional metal braces can have a notable impact on their daily life, affecting everything from their appearance and self-confidence to their eating and daily hygiene routines. Fortunately, we can offer many patients in Astoria, NY, a more discreet solution in the form of ClearCorrect clear aligners. Instead of conventional brackets and wires, ClearCorrect uses nearly invisible aligners to straighten your crooked teeth with minimal impact on your confidence, comfort, or convenience. (more…)
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? With that in mind, we would like to look at a few holiday-related activities taking place in Astoria, NY, this weekend and next week. This is a great way to plan some fun with visiting friends and family! In addition, remember to schedule a visit now to use your dental insurance benefits before they expire in December!
In our last blog, we discussed removing teeth stains before the holiday season arrives. In today’s blog, we would like to take a look at our other cosmetic treatments. With dental bonding and contouring, we can repair teeth in a single visit. Find out how your Astoria, NY, dentist addresses everything from permanent discoloration to chipped or cracked teeth.
We all want to look our best at parties and get-togethers with friends and family. With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away and the winter holidays right behind it, now is a great time to see your Astoria, NY, dentist about cosmetic dentistry. With our treatment options, we can brighten teeth in time for the holiday season!
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 infected tooth from becoming lost.