Maspeth Dental Blog
February 5, 2019
Have you noticed when you brush your teeth, your gums bleed? If so, the problem is usually either you’re brushing too vigorously or the presence of gum disease, a serious condition that affects over 85% of adult Americans. So as part of National Gum Disease Awareness Month, a local dentist weighs in to explain what the condition entails, how gum disease therapy in Maspeth can restore your health and tips on ways you can prevent harmful bacteria growth.
January 5, 2019
If you have smile imperfections, then chances are you’ve suffered a loss in confidence. You always feel like your blemishes draw unwanted attention, so you’re eager to make some positive changes. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Maspeth has some solutions. Read on to find out how your smile aesthetics can be revamped!
December 18, 2018
If you’re one of the estimated 40millions Americans who have lost all their teeth, there’s a good chance you wear dentures. In fact, around 90% of people who have lost their teeth wear them because they’re a great way to restore their smile after tooth loss. But, unfortunately, dentures are subject to daily wear-and-tear, so they don’t last forever. Also, due to small but ongoing changes in your jawbone, they become loose over time and make eating and speaking more difficult until the denture is repaired. But how do you know when it’s time to do that? Keep reading for the most common things to look for!
December 6, 2018
Dental veneers in Maspeth can rejuvenate your appearance and enhance every part of your life. Think of veneers as a fresh lease on your smile, one which erases the evidence of tooth stains, discolorations, uneven teeth, and wide gaps between your teeth. In most cases, the results are nothing short of dramatic.
October 10, 2018
Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year for children. Free candy just by dressing up as their favorite scary character is not exactly a hard sell for the average 5- to 11-year-old. While Halloween is synonymous with chocolate, costumes and terror, safety should also be a key component of the holiday. Visiting houses for candy in the dark can easily lead to a bad fall (1 in 4 kids get hurt while trick-or-treating.) Increased candy consumption will dramatically increase the risk of tooth decay (1 in 5 children aged to 5 to 11 have at least one untreated decayed tooth.)
That’s why a pediatric dentist in Maspeth is prepared to offer helpful tips that improves their safety and reduces the likelihood of a dental emergency.
September 7, 2018
If you’ve ever asked about cosmetic treatments or looked at your dental insurance’s explanation of benefits, you’ve probably noticed that most cosmetic treatments aren’t covered. While most plans cover preventive treatments like X-rays, cleanings and exams, giving your smile a cosmetic boost is not always an easy process. However, there are some treatments that fall into a gray area when it comes to coverage.
To learn how to make the most of your insurance benefits for cosmetic dentistry, take note of these tips from a cosmetic dentist in Maspeth.
August 22, 2018
More than one third of Americans today are missing at least one tooth that needs repair. If there’s a gap in your smile, just know you’re not alone. People get their smile repaired all the time, but did you know there are different options when deciding to replace a tooth? Modern dental implants have been used to replace teeth successfully for over 30 years and they have only gotten better with time! Keep reading below to see how dental implants in Maspeth can give back the teeth you need to live life to the fullest.
July 12, 2018
One of the key selling points of Invisalign in Maspeth is that it is so discreet. The clear aligners allow you to show off your smile without worrying that anyone will be distracted by your braces. But there is so much more to Invisalign than its aesthetic appeal! Let’s talk about some of the other benefits you can expect to receive from this innovative treatment.
June 29, 2018
Dentures in Maspeth are a tried and true way to replace missing teeth and regain the beautiful, confident smile that you’ve been missing. They offer a sturdy bite and help you enunciate your words clearly; really, they’re a great choice for anyone who has gaps in their smile. In our office, we offer both complete and partial dentures. Let’s talk a little more about these two remarkable tooth replacement options.
May 6, 2018
There once was a time when the only way to correct bite problems and other alignment issues was to wear metal braces. While this method is still very effective at correcting your teeth, many people are bothered by its cumbersome nature, the restrictions that come along with it and the way it looks when worn. Thankfully, there is an alternative available with Invisalign in Maspeth, but for it to be effective, there are certain rules that need to be followed. Learn about them as you read on!