Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

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Today, we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was invented in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The apparatus is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people…

Halitosis And Xerostomia (Bad Breath And Dry Mouth)

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While substandard dental hygiene is the most prevalent cause of halitosis, many circumstances can contribute to or intensify the condition. One of these is the lack of saliva or xerostomia. Saliva and Oral Health Saliva moistens the teeth and gums and gets rid of odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the…

Oral Rinses: An Extra Measure Of Protection For Staten Island Kids

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Oral Rinses: An Extra Measure Of Tooth Protection For Bayonne Kids

Parents usually know the basics on children’s oral health: limit sugar, make sure they brush and floss regularly, take them to the dentist for twice-yearly exams and cleanings, discourage between-meal snacking, see that they get enough calcium and Vitamin D, etc. Many New York parents also give their kids fluoride supplements if their municipal water…

Eruption Charts: Not As Scary As They Sound

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Hello, NYC! Thanks for visiting the Staten Island dental blog. Today we’re talking about eruption charts and what they are used for. First, an eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption…

Root Canal vs Dental Implant

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Hello, NYC dental blog visitors. I am Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are…

Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In today’s post, we will concentrate on important behaviors that impact oral health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two vital habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile. Diet Do’s Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is necessary…