Replace Old Silver Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin subside without a trace, infections are wiped out with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr.…

6 Ways To Prepare For Your Dental Procedure

Categories: Dental Health
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Perhaps dental sedation can be scary or the drilling of a cavity or even sedation dentistry. Let Staten Island Dental Care offer 6 ways to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically before your big dental day. First, remember Dr. Frederick Hecht is trained to provide the best care and comfort possible. Second, take some time…

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around NYC. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Since this is a dental blog, I am sure you expect us to raise all sorts of alarms warning of the dangers of piercings. You are right. Unfortunately, these…

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Categories: Periodontics
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Hello Staten Island residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle with the bristle tips aimed at the line where the tooth and gum meet. The…

Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Staten Island

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General dentistry patients in the Staten Island area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable. Dental sealants are a plastic material…

Great Value Dentistry

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The worry about finding general dentistry at a great value is one of the biggest reasons why many people in the Staten Island area avoid going to the dentist. However, the truth is that affordable dentistry is available in Staten Island at Staten Island Dental Care, and we want to help you get the dental care you…

Do You Have Sore Gums?

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Every Staten Island general dentistry patient’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are diligent about oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t affect your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems. Gingivitis is the…

Have A Large Cavity In Your Tooth?

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When Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island repairs a tooth that has decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. (We’re talking tooth-specific locale here; it doesn’t matter whether you live in Staten Island or not.) If there is a chip, crack or cavity…