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…

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,…

The Unsung Heroes Of Dentistry

forensic dentistry Staten Island

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

cosmetic dental Staten Island

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…