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 […]

Mouth Guards: Types and Functions

  • Dec 28 2017

Is it worth the constant effort to get my child to wear his mouth guard? There is an old saying, usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Most of us, no doubt, could come up with a list of other things that we […]

Ways to Prevent Dental Erosion

  • Dec 26 2017

What causes dental erosion and how can it be prevented? The thin, outer part of the tooth is the enamel shell, which is the hardest tissue in the body. It serves as a protective layer from chemicals, hot and cold temperatures and the daily abuse from biting, chewing and grinding. Even though it is tough […]

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

  • Oct 23 2017

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers? Porcelain dental veneers are extremely thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain, bonded to the front surface of existing teeth, to change the shape, size, position and color in an effort to recreate the natural look of teeth. These veneers are also comparable to tooth enamel in strength and resilience. […]


  • Sep 27 2017

Is grinding your teeth at night something to see your dentist about? Bruxism is the technical term used when you grind or clench your teeth. This usually occurs at night and is known as sleep bruxism, but it may also happen while awake, even if the individual is unaware of it. Sleep bruxism is often […]

What is Flap Surgery?

  • Aug 21 2017

At what stage of gum disease is flap surgery recommended? Going for a routine dental exam and getting the “all clear” that everything looks good has to be one of the best feelings there is. No one wants to hear about cavities or loose fillings or other problems. Top of the list of things that […]

Could Going to the Dentist Save Your Life?

  • Jun 19 2017

Is it true that dentists check for certain kinds of cancers during exams? There was a time when a great number of people would say that going to the dentist was about the worst thing imaginable. Many professions have seen improvement and nowhere is that more evident than in dentistry. Today’s state-of-the-art technology and equipment […]

Periodontal Disease Treatment Methods

  • May 22 2017

What kind of treatment options are available for periodontitis? The two main forms of periodontal disease, gingivitis and periodontitis, are caused by bacteria found in the plague that builds up on teeth. Proper brushing and flossing can remove a lot of the plague but what is missed can harden and form tartar, which requires a […]

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Apr 11 2017

What are the advantages of dental implants over other options for replacing teeth? The Chinese tried to replace missing teeth with bamboo pegs. That was 4,000 years ago. Through the centuries, copper, iron, jade, gold and different alloys were experimented with, as were sea shells, animal teeth and even teeth from humans. None of these […]

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 […]