Choosing A Toothbrush For Your Child

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Choosing a toothbrush for your child might not sound like a very critical issue, but it’s more important than you might think. With that in mind, Staten Island Dental Care has some suggestions. The most important consideration is probably that your youngster likes the toothbrush. That makes it far more likely he or she will…

Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” Fluoride toothpaste is good for teeth, and at Staten Island Dental Care, we encourage its use. Fluoride is an essential mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities.…

How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

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Teeth grinding is a common behavior among people of all ages. Known formally as bruxism, it is when someone involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth. It can have serious consequences, but is treatable at Staten Island Dental Care. Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect children and adults. Some people…

The Five Stages of a Cavity

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In this message from Staten Island Dental Care, we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. There are five main stages to cavities. Our…

Want to Fill Those Gaps in Your Smile?

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Do you have gaps in your smile? You’re not alone! Missing or failing teeth are among the most common problems we treat at Staten Island Dental Care. Missing teeth not only detract from an attractive smile; they also do a number on your self-confidence. Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh, or…

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Anyone with chronic bad breath understands the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. As unpleasant as it is, rest assured we can help at Staten Island Dental Care. There are several possible causes for bad breath, some that you may overlook: Poor oral hygiene Digestive problems Systemic infection Bacteria on dentures Gum disease Food…