Posts Tagged: periodontal disease

The Perils of Gum Disease, By the Numbers

Maybe it’s the bad breath that lingers long after you’ve brushed your teeth, or the fact that your gums look red and inflamed instead of their normal, healthy pink color. Whatever symptom it was that led you to seek information about gum disease, we’re certainly glad you’re here. The truth is, gum disease and its… Read more »

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: July 2014 Health and Fitness Events in Astoria, NY

Your oral hygiene and twice-yearly dental exams do much more than just protect your teeth and gums. In fact, your oral health and your overall health are inextricably linked. Take periodontal disease, an infection of your gum tissue that also happens to be the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Missing teeth make following a… Read more »

No Teeth, No Worries? Not Quite.

Therein lies one of the most common misconceptions about dentistry and oral health—that oral hygiene is important only for those who have teeth. Even if you lose only a single tooth, diligent care is needed to protect your remaining teeth. Gums, too, require care to maintain optimal oral health. Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, a provider of… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains the Benefits of a Cleaning with Today’s Quiz

When was the last time you received a dental cleaning? Many people underestimate the importance of this routine procedure. In today’s blog, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, explains the importance of undergoing a regular dental cleaning with a fun and informative quiz.