If you carry dental insurance, or happen to have a health savings account, then you may have benefits that will vanish on December 31st unless used. Instead of just losing them, why not put them to good use? In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist talks about using your dental benefits before you lose them.
Has It Been Six Months Since Your Last Exam?
Along with brushing and flossing your teeth, visiting the dentist every six months is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. It is a staple of preventative care, which is the prioritization of preventing problems from occurring rather than just treating them once they do. Of course, your dentist… Read more »
Common Questions About Preventive Care
From a young age and following into adulthood, you often hear many individuals telling you the importance of taking care of your smile, as well as the negative effects that arise when you do not. While you may be aware that excellent dental care starts at home with regular brushing and flossing, you may not… Read more »
Why It Is Necessary to Replace Lost Teeth
Oftentimes, adult tooth loss can be prevented or managed with appropriate oral health care and maintenance such as routine preventive care at home and attended regularly scheduled visits. In some circumstances, however, extraction or removal may be the only option when it comes to preserving the health of your grin. While that is the case,… Read more »
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3 Techniques to Deal with Common Toothache Causes
When you have a toothache and you aren’t sure what it means, the discomfort might not seem like an emergency if it isn’t too severe. The truth is, most toothaches have causes that shouldn’t be ignored. Otherwise, they’ll only grow worse over time, both in terms of discomfort and the affect on your overall oral… Read more »
Why Won’t Home Remedies Work for Bad Breath?
When dealing with consistently bad breath, you might be tempted to try all sorts of home remedies to try and eliminate it. Depending on the remedy itself and the source of your bad breath, some of them may provide a small amount of relief – at least, temporarily. However, for patients in Syosset who can’t… Read more »
A Refresher on Good Hygiene
One of the first things we teach our children about life is how to take care of their smiles with good daily hygiene. We not only show them how to brush and floss their teeth, but also to refrain from eating too much sugar at once and to stop sucking on their thumbs once they… Read more »
What Does Your Tooth Filling Look Like?
Tooth fillings are more common than many people realize. That’s because cavities affect over 90% of adults in America, and fillings are often the best and most effective way for treating them. The reason you might not notice them, however, is because many of today’s tooth fillings are no longer made from shiny metal amalgam,… Read more »
3 Important Advantages of Digital X-Rays
Your dentist’s goal isn’t just to make your smile the best it can be; it’s also to protect your oral and overall health in the long run. To that end, digital radiography has become an important advantage in dental healthcare, allowing doctors to provide safe, fast, and highly accurate images for more precise diagnoses. Compared… Read more »