Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is characterized by a sharp painful sensation that occurs when the teeth are exposed to hot and cold drinks and/or food. Sensitive teeth are very common and usually not a cause for serious concern unless you have an undiagnosed oral health condition. Undiagnosed dental diseases often get worse and don’t tend to clear…

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Are Porcelain Veneers For You?

Porcelain veneers are customized, tooth-colored coverings that are bonded to the teeth to improve their look and functionality. Veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic dental concerns including crooked, discolored, small/short, misshapen, chipped and/or broken teeth. While results vary, porcelain veneers can last up to fifteen years and are stain-resistant which adds to their appeal.…

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Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue refers to a condition that causes a patchy, bordered-like appearance on the surface of the tongue. The tongue is covered in small raised bumps called papillae, but because the papillae is missing in the patchy areas, the tongue appears smooth. Although the appearance of the tongue can be alarming, geographic tongue is no…

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The Link Between Smoking & Gum Disease

Smoking cigarettes is a major cause for concern among dentists and healthcare providers worldwide. Not only does smoking create a host of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues, but it wreaks havoc on oral health. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, smoking is one of the leading causes for periodontal (gum) disease. Aside…

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a condition characterized by a painful, burning, and tingling sensation in the mouth. BMS is most common in women over the age of sixty, and the causes can range from an infection in the mouth to a hormonal imbalance. Furthermore, there are two different types of BMS that one can…

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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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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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Is Your Diet Harming Your Teeth?

May 13, 2014 We’ve all been taught from an early age that sugary foods such as candy and soda can be harmful to our teeth. However, it is important to know that other foods in your diet can be bad for your oral health. It’s not just candy and sugary drinks that should only be…

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What is Periodontal Disease?

April 15, 2014 Fact: 4 out of every 5 adults will develop periodontal disease in their lifetime. Because periodontal disease is so common, it is important that you know what exactly periodontal disease is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory disease that…

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