Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Questions To Ask Your Staten Island Dentist

Sometimes people research mechanics or hairdressers more thoroughly than their dental professional. Now, cars and hair are important, but shouldn’t your dental health be even more important? At Staten Island Dental Care, we love to answer questions about all facets of dentistry. You teeth, after all, are living structures, and they need as much attention…

Watch Out For Hidden Sugar

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids. In this blog post, Staten Island Dental Care reminds you that sugar is in a lot of different foods, including some you might not think of as sweet. The following snacks may have more sugar than you think: yogurt covered…

Think You May Have A Cavity?

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Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. But even when we do our best with daily brushing, bacteria can sneak in and cause cavities – the common cold of dental health. At Staten Island Dental Care, we have been filling cavities for years. Few people go their entire life without getting a cavity. Unfortunately…

Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Do you recall what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. With white fillings from Staten Island Dental Care, you can re-create that pristine look. If you are like many individuals, you…

Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are continually under attack. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. Tragically, enamel erosion is extremely pervasive, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some…

Worried About Dental Visits?

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Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. We see it almost every day at Staten Island Dental Care, and offer sedation dentistry to those who need it. “How can I manage anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example: pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, embarrassment about…

Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

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This post from Staten Island Dental Care focuses on an article that appeared recently on ScienceDaily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced dental health care against those who didn’t. The patients who received the more intense care were 56 percent less likely to…

Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

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A recent study on the influences of e-cigarettes on oral health has more bad news for people who believe vaping is less dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes. In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, analysts concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular weakening. These conditions, in turn, can bring about gum disease,…