Dental Implants Change Lives

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Many people have had a boost in self-confidence after restoring missing teeth with dental implants from Staten Island Dental Care. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping people improve their quality of life. With a new smile, they feel better about themselves. They feel more comfortable in public. They socialize more often. That might be…

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…

Clean Teeth, Happy Mouth

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining your dental health is something that you have to work at every day. It’s a balance of using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Staten Island Dental Care twice a year. Your dental health strategy should include:…

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,…

The Help You Need: Sedation Dentistry in Staten Island

Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. For some people it’s so strong that they avoid going to the dentist altogether. That might seem rational enough: why do something when you know it’s going to upset you? The problem with that, of course, is that they’re putting their dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry from Staten…