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.…

Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise beautiful teeth? Let Staten Island Dental Care fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get your remarkable smile back! A bridge includes two or more crowns on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth. These two anchoring…

Are Toothpicks Good For Teeth?

At Staten Island Dental Care, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for good dental health. What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy…

Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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It doesn’t have to take a lot of time to improve your oral hygiene. In fact, with these six tips from Staten Island Dental Care you can form a new habit to benefit your dental health in 10 seconds. Find a better place for your toothbrush. Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5…

Help! My Crown Came Off!

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Staten Island Dental Care asks you to imagine the following scenario: you are chewing an apple and hear a strange sound, then something in your mouth feels wrong. One of your crowns has come off. Now what? Chances are, the crown (which cost you hundreds of dollars) can be re-cemented. But it’s vital that you…

Check Out The Checkup!

At Staten Island Dental Care we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good reasons for seeing us…