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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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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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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Mental Health & Dentistry

Psychiatric illnesses negatively affect dental health if proper preventive measures are not taken. According to the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, people suffering from severe mental illness are 2.7 times more likely to lose their teeth than the general population. Although, patients who are not considered severely mentally ill may still have anxious reactions when it…

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5 Bad Dental Habits to Break

Throughout the average person’s life, we fall into habits that can have positive or negative impacts on our health. Habits often form from a repetitive action and can be difficult to break. When it comes to dental health, poor habits can actually break your teeth and harm your jaw. The following common habits are important…

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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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Effects of Smoking & Drinking on Your Oral Health

People who smoke tobacco products and drink alcohol may be at serious risk when it comes to their oral health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. This change is due to the increased public awareness…

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