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Maspeth Dental Blog

3 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dental Assistant!

March 26, 2021

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Dentist and dental assistant smiling in office

The phrase “going to the dentist” is a bit of a misnomer. In reality, you are visiting an entire team of dental professionals throughout your visit. One of the most important is your dental assistant. In fact, they play such a crucial role in a safe, seamless, enjoyable dental experience that the first week of March is dedicated to Dental Assistant Recognition Week! Keep reading to learn more about their daily responsibilities and how you can say thank you.


What Do Dental Appointments Look Like in Light of COVID-19?

February 24, 2021

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dentist cleaning patient’s teeth

There’s no denying that COVID-19 turned the world upside down as everyone knew it. So many industries were affected by the pandemic, and unfortunately, the medical industry was no different. Dentists’ offices all over the country had to close their doors for an extended period of time in hopes that they could reopen in a new “normal” sooner than later. Fortunately, many dental practices as well as other businesses have been able to reopen their doors by closely following CDC guidelines and taking extra safety precautions. Keep reading to learn what a visit to your dentist’s office will look like post-pandemic.


Is It Serious? How to Know if Your Dental Injury is an Actual Emergency

March 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlorber @ 6:43 pm

a young woman walking outside and holding her cheek in pain due to severe tooth pain  There’s nothing worse than having a dental emergency occur at the most inopportune time. Whether it is before a work presentation, preparing for vacation, or having to sit at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, finding a resolution to the problem is of the utmost importance. But when is it really necessary to see a dentist about your specific dental emergency? Read on to find out exactly what constitutes a visit to your dental provider and how you can treat most oral health problems at home.


How to Show Your Teeth Some Love This Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2020

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couple holding a heart

This time of year, love is in the air. Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner with your significant other or treating yourself to some self-care, Valentine’s Day is a great reason to celebrate love in its many forms. Did you know that includes loving your teeth? A great way to show your appreciation for your teeth and all that they do is by taking great care of them. Here are a few tips from a dentist on how to show your teeth some love this Valentine’s Day.


Start the Year with a Brighter Smile

January 5, 2020

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Woman with beautiful smile2020 has finally arrived, which means it’s time to get serious about keeping your New Year’s resolutions. Many people pledge to improve themselves in various ways, such as by losing weight or by giving up a bad habit. However, there’s one particular improvement that you can easily make with the help of your dentist in Maspeth: a more dazzling smile. Read on to learn more about the benefits of having a perfect row of teeth – and the procedures that can make it a reality.


Do Your Dentures Fit Properly? How to Tell if They Don’t

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlorber @ 4:27 pm

Several dentures sitting by dental tools

Did you know that George Washington wore dentures? Four sets in fact, although none of them were made of wood. His poor dental health cost him many of his teeth and required him to replace them, especially since he only had one natural tooth left by the time he was elected as president! Unfortunately, his dentures were early models that were ill-fitting, which often caused him immense pain and even changed the shape of his face. The dentures of today have come a long way since then, becoming more functional, comfortable, and aesthetic. However, modern dentures that don’t fit properly still present a major disruption and discomfort in speaking, eating, and smiling. If you have dentures in Maspeth, be on the lookout for these signs that your dentures don’t fit properly and could soon cause you trouble.


What Can Your Tongue Tell You About Your Oral Health?

November 11, 2019

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person sticking out their tongue

Sticking your tongue out in photos is almost a reflex for many people. We do it so often that we hardly pay attention when it happens. We never really look at the condition of other people’s or even our own tongues, even though we should. A normal tongue should be pink, although there are some health conditions that can cause it to turn other colors. A family dentist in Maspeth is here to talk about what those different colors can mean for your oral health.


3 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Protected While Playing Sports This Fall

October 3, 2019

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football playersAccording to the American Dental Assistants’ Association, more than 5 million people in the United States experience tooth injuries as a result of playing sports. If you are one of the many parents who sit nervously on the sidelines watching your child take a hard hit or barely miss a flying ball to the face, maybe it’s time to consider how you can help better protect their teeth and gums from serious injury. Hear from an emergency dentist in Maspeth who suggests 3 ways to protect their oral health while playing their favorite sport.


Watch What You Eat: Foods to Avoid with Porcelain Veneers

September 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlorber @ 5:46 pm

Woman with candy covering mouthIf there’s a flaw in your smile that you just can’t overlook – whether it’s a chip, a crack, a gap or severe discoloration – porcelain veneers in Maspeth can be a great way to give your teeth a makeover. However, like with any dental restoration, you’ll need to be extra careful not to damage them. Here’s what you need to know about planning your diet once you’ve received porcelain veneers.


How to Smoothly Adjust to Life With Your New Dentures

August 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlorber @ 9:28 pm

Smiling older woman According to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, almost 37 million people wear full dentures. Using full or partial dentures helps restore your ability to smile, eat and speak. These custom prosthetics can boost your confidence and improve your quality of life. However, as with any change, the initial adjustment may take some time. Your dentist is here to help with the transition to dentures in Maspeth, keeping your spirits up and your smile wide. 


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