General Anesthesia For Dentistry

General anesthesia for dentistry provides a safe and effective method for treating dental conditions in patients that request or require care while they are unconscious and relaxed. There are several indications for the use of general anesthesia during dental treatments. Indications vary from the presence of severe dental anxiety and phobias, to developmental disabilities. General…

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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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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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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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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 Eating Disorders Affects Your Oral Health

  Did you know that at least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.? In fact, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. Eating disorders…

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Dental Risks While Scuba Diving

Travel insurance may protect you from lost or delayed baggage, trip cancellations, and delays. However, it will not protect your oral health while relaxing on the beach or venturing out on an excursion such as scuba diving. It is important that your oral health is in good condition before doing any activities that may put…

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The Dangerous Truth Behind E-Cigarettes

What are E-cigarettes? E-cigarettes, also known as “vapes”, come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold liquid. The liquid usually contains nicotine or tobacco and a flavor. When it is heated, the liquid creates a thick aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. Bystanders can…

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