Medications & Oral Health

Certain kinds of medications can affect the way different foods taste, salivation, and gum health. Therefore, it’s important to ask your doctor about the side effects of the medications that you are taking. Depending on the drug, there are ways around some of the negative effects on your oral health. Make sure to speak with…

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Gastrointestinal Disorders vs. Oral Health

Did you know that certain gastrointestinal issues can negatively affect your oral health? According to the American Dental Association, diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) wear away the enamel on the teeth. Other gastrointestinal conditions that affect oral health include peptic ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. If you suffer from any sort of gastrointestinal condition,…

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Female Hormones & Dental Health

Did you know that the hormones in your body can affect your dental health? During different stages in a woman’s life, hormone level can naturally fluctuate. Hormones can change the way blood flows to the gums and connective tissues in the mouth.  In order to keep up with your dental hygiene, it’s important to schedule…

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Prevent & Treat Bad Breath

Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is not only embarrassing and unwanted, but it may signal a deeper health concern. Bad breath is caused by a multitude of things from the food that you eat to health conditions like tonsil stones. It is best to schedule an appointment with a dentist to rule out any…

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3rd Annual Patient Appreciation Movie Night

On Thursday, January 3rd Advanced DDS and Advanced Children’s Dentistry hosted our 3rd Annual Patient Appreciation Movie Night at AMC Theatres in Garden City, NY! We had such a big turnout that we booked the largest auditorium in the entire theatre to provide a free showing of Mary Poppins Returns! Patients and their family and…

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How Chemotherapy Affects Your Teeth

Too many Americans know that cancer is the fight of your life. What they don’t know is that chemotherapy treatments can create vulnerabilities within your mouth. Chemotherapy is defined as the use of drugs to treat cancer, by destroying cancer cells. Unfortunately, chemo kills healthy cells leaving the immune system even more compromised. Dentists recommend…

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Osteoporosis vs. Your Teeth

Did you know that up to 40 million people in the United States suffer from osteoporosis? Osteoporosis (low bone density) is defined as a condition in which the bones lose density and become more fragile. Not only does this condition affect your bones, but it affects your teeth and oral health as well. Why? Simply…

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The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Dentistry

When it comes to do-it-yourself projects, its best to stick to simpler, non-life-threatening tasks like home improvement. Five out of five dentists recommend that you do not try to do-it-yourself when it comes to managing your oral health care. Why? The risks are plentiful and the gains (if any) are minimal at best. Before you…

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What is Enamel Erosion?

Why is the enamel of our teeth so important? What is its purpose? We’re here to tell you. Enamel is the hardest material in your entire body—even stronger than your bones. It allows your teeth to withstand the pressure required to tear through the food that we eat. Tooth enamel is the protective “shell” surrounding…

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Child’s Dental Appointment Tips

June 24, 2015 There is no greater love than a parent’s unconditional love for their child. No matter what the situation may be, as a parent, you will stand by your child. You will guide them through life’s minor and major problems. We understand that there are times when it gets stressful and we struggle…

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