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Category Archives: Dental Health

If You Have to Choose Between Brushing or Flossing…

  • Nov 20 2018

If I don’t have time to brush and floss my teeth, which is more important to do? Everyone knows the importance of good oral hygiene, but no one really likes to do it. Brushing and flossing multiple times per day can easily get old, and it isn’t hard to imagine considering cutting back a bit. […]


Sensitive Teeth

  • Oct 12 2018

Is it possible to damage the enamel on my teeth by brushing too hard? Everybody knows how important it is to practice good dental hygiene. One of the first things we teach small children is how to brush their teeth, hopefully starting them on a lifetime of careful attention to the care of their teeth. […]


Swollen Gums

  • Sep 28 2018

If I have swollen gums is it necessary for me to make an appointment with my dentist? Which kind of person are you? When you detect something wrong physically, such as swollen gums, do you always assume the worst and rush off to a periodontist expecting to immediately be scheduled for surgery? Or, given the […]


Halitosis

  • Aug 28 2018

Is persistent halitosis a sign of periodontal disease? We humans may be wired as social beings, but that does not mean that social interaction is necessarily easy. There seems to always be something to worry about, whether it is about the way we are dressed, the inability to recall names or those extra pounds that […]


How Important Is It to Smile?

  • May 21 2018

Is having a nice smile really worth all of the expense? We have all had the experience of not being in a very good mood or being distracted by unpleasant thoughts and having someone tell us to smile. Probably resulted in your wanting to do just the opposite, right? Despite the fact that it really […]


Preventing Dental Abscesses

  • Jan 26 2018

What causes a tooth to become abscessed and are there ways to prevent it? Not all that long ago, a dental exam meant sitting in a fairly scary-looking chair, under an intensely bright light, while the dentist decided what painful procedure he was going to do first. Everyone can agree that there is nothing to […]


Keeping your mouth healthy

  • Mar 15 2017

Great dental care is essential to your well-being. After all, the state of your mouth can affect your overall health in ways you might not even be thinking about. Here are a few things that we like our New York patients to remember when it comes to keeping a mouth healthy and happy. A healthy […]


What you eat and drink can seriously impact your dental health

  • Jan 23 2017

The things that you eat and drink matter. Your choices affect your weight, your muscle strength, your energy levels, and more — including your dental health — in some surprising ways. Sure, you might know some of the major “no-nos” when it comes to eating and drinking, but the impacts that foods and beverages have […]