Category: General Dentistry Syosset LI NY

Are These Habits Harming Your Teeth?

Hopefully, you know now that brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth. Dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease typically stem from poor dental hygiene, and if not attended to, either illness can lead to dire consequences for your oral health. However, even if your… Read more »

Is Stress Threatening Your Oral Health?

You may already be aware of stress’ side effects, from headaches and stomach pains to high blood pressure and an increased risk of serious illnesses (including heart disease). Because of the wide range of concerns stress can generate regarding your physical wellbeing, its influence on your oral health is not as often discussed. To help… Read more »

Chronic Bad Breath? It’s Probably Bacteria

Do you wish your breath were a little fresher now and then? Bad breath can not only diminish your confidence, but also be a significant embarrassment when someone else catches a whiff, especially during a first impression. Luckily, bad breath is typically manageable even if it is highly offensive, and with proper care and maintenance,… Read more »

More than Teeth Cleaning at Your Dental Checkup

When you think of regular dental care, your first thought may be of your dentist or hygienist cheerfully cleaning and polishing your teeth. However, that’s only one half of a complete checkup and cleaning appointment. The other half (your checkup) involves a detailed inspection of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues to determine if any… Read more »

Got a Chronic Headache? Tell Your Dentist

If you have a toothache doesn’t go away, or grows worse, then you would probably tell your dentist about it the next time you visit. But not many people think to discuss their chronic headaches or migraines with their dentists. Sometimes, a headache that persist no matter how hard you try to relieve it can… Read more »

Is My Toothache an Emergency?

A sudden, severe toothache is one of the most common symptoms of a dental emergency (which typically involves harm to one or more of your teeth). But toothaches can also indicate issues that aren’t exactly an emergency. You will still need to seek dental treatment to alleviate them, just not immediately. If you aren’t sure… Read more »

Your Dentist’s Tips to Beat Bad Breath

Breath mints, breath strips, breath spray, mouthwash, sugarless chewing gum – other than brushing and flossing your teeth, these are among the most popular methods of freshening bad breath on a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, they’re not always as effective as you might wish, depending on the cause of your persistently bad breath. Most often, bad… Read more »

Key Preventive Care for Your Smile this Summer

Whatever your summer plans might entail, whether they involve exotic vacations or laidback evenings spent at your own home, it is important that you include diligent dental hygiene routine as part of your summer schedule. Otherwise your smile could suffer from cavities, gum disease and other oral health concerns. Fortunately, preventive dentistry is simpler than… Read more »

Why Are Dental Cleanings So Important?

Despite the fact that it’s common knowledge, may patients do not fully realize the importance of maintaining regular dental visits. Or, the role that preventive dentistry plays in preserving their natural, heathy, beautiful smiles. The general rule is to attend a dental cleaning and checkup at least once every six months. However, if your smile… Read more »

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Many of us grind or clench our teeth at some point, although most children grow out of the habit. Unfortunately, chronic grinding or clenching – medically known as bruxism – can be damaging to your teeth and overall oral health, especially in severe cases. It often occurs throughout the sleep cycle (known as sleep bruxism)… Read more »