What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

Categories: Periodontics
Gum Disease Treatment Staten Island

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…

Treating Bite Problems in Staten Island

Dental Health Staten Island

Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Staten Island dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain…

Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Categories: Dental Health
Dental Cleanings During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many Staten Island women experience an increase in dental problems during pregnancy. This article contains important information for expectant Staten Island mothers and those planning to become pregnant. Dr. Frederick Hecht recommends having a thorough dental cleaning early in…

Periodontal Disease in New York

Periodontal Disease in New York

Periodontal disease in New York is more common than you might think, and can be cured with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. Periodontal disease, more commonly called ‘gum disease’, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Periodontal disease can be very painful in some extreme conditions, and can limit your ability to eat normally. In some cases, periodontal disease can affect your smile, and can create cosmetic concerns.