Category Archives: Family Dentistry

Why You Need a Full-Service Dentist

The most standard and common type of dental treatment is a preventive checkup for your teeth every six months. This includes a professional cleaning, evaluation of your gum health, x-rays and other preventive services. However, few of us are lucky … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Did you know that the health of your mouth has a dramatic influence on the health of your body? According to Dr. Donald Ratcliffe, chairman of the department of dental medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, “the … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Meets the Eye

It is understandable and quite common to consider cosmetic dentistry as a purely aesthetic solution. This can make it difficult for patients to justify the investment. The truth is, however, cosmetic dentistry improves more than your looks. Whether you want … Continue reading

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When Your Tooth Goes Numb

If you’re feeling numbness in your teeth or gums, don’t ignore it. In fact, you should see a dentist sooner rather than later. While your foot may “go to sleep” or feel numb after sitting on it for too long, … Continue reading

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Is Your Bad Breath a Sign of Gum Disease?

Bad breath is hard to hide. While a breath mint or stick of chewing gum can mask your bad breath temporarily, chronic halitosis needs more effective treatment. If you battle stinky breath on a daily basis, go ahead and make … Continue reading

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Could Poor Dental Health Affect Your Brain?

There is no question that the condition of your oral health affects your entire body. You’ve probably heard that gum disease in particular can be linked to stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births when left untreated. However, could dental … Continue reading

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Top Reasons For Dental Anxiety

According to recent statistics, approximately 15 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety, also called dental fear, is a very real condition. While dental anxiety has kept many patients from getting the dental care they need and deserve, it … Continue reading

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Are You A Diver? See Your Dentist

Have you ever heard of barodontalgia? If you are regular scuba diver, you are probably familiar with the term. Barodontalgia refers to a toothache caused by an increase in pressure (either at high altitudes or underwater). While a person may … Continue reading

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How Teeth Grinding Can Change Your Look

There is no doubt about it, teeth grinding is a bad habit. While some people clench or grind their teeth during times of stress, others do it while they sleep. Regardless of what time of day you do it, the … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy: Tips From Your Dentist

That time of year is approaching when dentists across the nation cringe: Halloween. While we can’t make everyone hand out toothbrushes and apples, we can educate you on some tips to follow when it comes to Halloween candy and your … Continue reading

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