Tell Your Dentist Which Prescription Meds You Are Taking

It’s standard practice for healthcare providers to find out which medications their patients are taking. At Staten Island Dental Care, our patients sometimes wonder why we ask them about prescription medications before their dental procedure. Here’s why: Some medications—prescription or over-the-counter—can influence oral health or dental treatment. Bleeding Issues Heparin/warfarin and other anticoagulants can bring…

Better and Better: The Future of Implants

Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients at Staten Island Dental Care are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, we recommend dental implants as…

Saving Teeth

Root Canals in Staten Island

When a tooth is threatened by extreme decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, Staten Island Dental Care must make a judgment call about the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is frequently the only way to save the tooth. During a root canal,…

Is Tooth Decay Contagious?

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This message from Staten Island Dental Care focuses on dental health. Your mouth has a thriving community of bacteria. There are from 200-300 types, but relatively few cause tooth decay. Bacteria that cause decay are in the mutans streptococcus family. The bacteria mix with sugar. This mixture creates a powerful acid. The acid reduces the…

The Unsung Heroes Of Dentistry

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In this post from Staten Island Dental Care, we’ll veer a bit off the beaten path and look at an intriguing dental specialty; forensic dentistry. The formal term for  dentistry in criminal cases and post mortem identification is forensic odontology. These experts are rarely recognized, but play an essential role in crime and disaster investigations.…