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5 Surprising Things That Ruin Teeth

Bad habits

When we talk about things that cause tooth damage, one of the first things that come to patients’ minds is sugar. And they’re right. But everyone at our Long Island dental offices in wants to shed some light on some lesser known tooth-damaging things that may come as a surprise.   Ice. Ice is made…

Celebrate World Oral Health Day with Your Long Island Dentist

World Oral Health Day

Every year the World Dental Federation (FDI) sponsors World Oral Health Day to promote awareness on the effects a healthy mouth has on a healthy body. Everyone at my Long Island dental office wants to do our part and share some of connections between your dental health and whole body health. “Do We Really Need…

The Link Between Kissing and Cavities

kissing

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course we all know that we can catch a cold by kissing, but cavities? Sounds pretty far fetched. But guess what everyone at our dental offices in Long Island knows? Catching a cavity by kissing is…

Oral Health and Heart Health

heart

As far as certain organs may seem from each other, our bodies work as one. This means that when there is a problem in our mouth, it can lead to more than just cavities or tooth loss. It can lead to all kinds of health problems. One of the most vital connections is between your…

Top 4 Benefits of Smiling

reason to smile

A smile can do more for you than simply express emotion. There are also a multitude of health benefits associated with the act of smiling. All of us at our Long Island dental offices want to share the top benefits behind turning your frown upside down, showing off your pearly whites, and grinning from ear…

Alternative Uses for Dental Floss

Dental floss. If you’re a patient at our Long Island dental practices, we know for sure that you have it in your medicine cabinet for use during routine, at-home dental hygiene. But did you know that it might be a good idea to keep some rolls in other rooms of the house as well? You…

Oral Surgery Made Easy

No one likes the idea of having oral surgery. We get it! No matter how much we geek out over dentistry, no matter how fascinated we are by every procedure, no matter how much advanced training we get, we really don’t want to experience oral surgery ourselves! But we can assure you of one thing:…

Some things just shouldn’t be crooked… and that includes your smile!

Getting a straight smile might seem like a luxury. Honestly, who has the time or energy to spend time in braces?  It is something most people, especially adults just don’t want to deal with. The problem is, crooked, crowded, or poorly balanced teeth can affect much more than your smile – they can also affect…

Lost a Tooth? Get a Brand New One with a Dental Implant!

As new as they seem, people have been trying replace their missing teeth with dental implants for thousands of years. As far back as the Mayan civilization, people were using tooth-shaped pieces of shell and pounding them into their jawbone to replace teeth. Wow. That takes some gumption, both to be on the receiving end…

Is Mouthwash an OK Substitute for Brushing?

At our dental office in Long Island, we’re occasionally asked if it’s okay to replace brushing with mouthwash, or supplement it with a rinse. Most of the time, mouthwash is used to relieve a bit of bad breath embarrassment. And while quick swish of mouthwash can give you a tingly, minty fresh mouth, could it…