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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Oral Piercings: Are They Safe?

Piercings have long been a popular fashion statement, especially among young generations. While piercings that involve flesh or cartilage can be safely and successfully completed by a trained professional, oral piercings can be dangerous. The majority of piercing professionals don’t have training in dentistry and are not aware of how they could be damaging the…

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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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What is Oral Cancer?

Thousands of Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Fortunately, if the cancer is found in its early stages, the five-year survival rate is eighty-four percent. The key to treating oral cancer is early detection, which is why it is so important to make sure that you have an oral cancer screening at least…

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Charcoal Teeth Whitening: What’s the Deal?

A multitude of companies claiming that their activated charcoal toothpaste is a more natural & effective teeth whitening method have recently gained attention in the media. While charcoal is commonly utilized by healthcare professionals (generally for emergency purposes), the same cannot be said for a professional teeth whitening treatment. The American Dental Association (ADA) has…

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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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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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Cheapest Dentist?

October 16, 2015 A recent NYC TV news segment suggested ways consumers might be able to reduce or “slash” their dental procedure costs by “shopping around”, using one of a couple of online price comparison sites, heading off to a dental school for service or “negotiating a price” by paying cash. Dozens of Long Island…

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