Long Island City Dental Associates Blog
March 5, 2018
Dental implants in Long Island City offer something different than other options in tooth replacement. They rebuild your missing tooth/teeth from the root up to provide a sturdier, longer-lasting method of completing your smile. Of course, this procedure is also considerably more complex than other treatments, which means dental implants come at a higher cost. The total price of your dental implant procedure will vary based on several factors — but whatever it is, know that dental implants are well worth the investment.
March 4, 2018
Just because you brush your teeth everyday doesn’t mean that your mouth is clean. In fact, if you skip flossing, you could be missing up to 35% of your tooth’s surface! Can you imagine how much plaque, bacteria, and lingering food that stays in your mouth each night when you forget to—or avoid—flossing?
If you don’t have great flossing habits, this post may change your mind about it. Learn more about why this quick part of your dental hygiene is emphasized so much by your dentist in Long Island City in this week’s blog.
February 6, 2018
Over the past decade, doctors and dentists have more reason to believe that your oral health is indicative of other aspects of your overall health. In fact, the health of your gums can directly impact your risk for far more serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
And the evidence keeps coming in. As more research continues, scientists have discovered a link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Luckily, medical professionals can become better equipped to catch and treat early signs of heart disease based on the health of your gums. Keep reading to learn the connection as told by your dentist in Long Island City.
January 2, 2018
When you think of the new year what thoughts come to mind? Do you imagine yourself accomplishing goal after goal, and standing back to admire your achievements? If so, your dentist of Long Island City is offering a helping hand in fulfilling your desire to experience that coveted sense of accomplishment. He suggests that you think outside the box with your goals and consider something simple that may be overlooked – improving your oral health. Yes, this should be one of the top goals on your list this year, and as you continue reading you’ll learn why.
December 20, 2017
It’s one of the most common conditions in the country and quite possibly the world. Chronic bad breath or halitosis, is to blame for many conversations ending abruptly. Imagine the opportunities missed because the person you were talking to couldn’t stand the smell of your breath. If you’re tired of feeling embarrassed for your bad breath and want a solution, keep reading.
Your dentist in Long Island City mainly focuses on oral health, but bad breath is important to address as well. After all, if you’ve tried everything to resolve and it hasn’t gone away, it could be a sign of something more serious they’d want to address.
October 23, 2017
Dental implants in Long Island City are amazing! These tooth replacements are secure in the mouth, and you can care for them as if they were your natural teeth. They even help to preserve the structure of your jawbone, making it possible for your face to maintain its beautiful shape. The benefits of dental implants go on and on, but do you understand exactly what implants are? When you’re researching them, you might come across a lot of terms you don’t understand. Your dentist is here to offer a quick primer on some key implant-related phrases and words you should know.
September 29, 2017
When you brush your teeth, do you notice blood coming from your gum line? If so, you probably associate it to pressing too hard. While this can sometimes be the cause of the issue, you may actually have a more severe complication lingering in your mouth. Often the first symptom of gum disease involves bleeding gums. It is estimated that more than half of adults currently have this infection. If you do not take immediate action, it can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. If you see any blood while brushing or flossing, it is time to seek treatment for gum disease in Long Island City.
August 31, 2017
Emergencies by their very nature are stressful and often painful. Dental emergencies for many people have an added layer of anxiety. This happens because many people don’t know what they should do during a dental emergency. Should they call 911? Go to an emergency room? Wait for Monday morning at 8 am to call their dentist? Deal with the pain or damage until their next dental appointment? At LIC Dental associates, our team is here to help whenever patients experience a dental emergency. From toothaches to facial trauma, our skilled dentist and team are here to relieve pain and restore full oral health and smile confidence. The first step for any patient experiencing a dental emergency in Long Island should be to call our office right away. We’ll help you assess your situation, and schedule an appointment to visit us as quickly as possible.
August 28, 2017
Dentophobia, or fear of going to the dentist, is a common issue. Many people have had past negative experiences, while others are afraid of undergoing painful procedures. If you start shaking in your boots when it’s time to visit your dental care provider, you might put off making your appointment. And then put it off some more. And then put it off a little more. However, thanks to sedation dentistry in Long Island City, there is no need for you to be afraid of your next dental visit.
June 17, 2017
We applaud your decision to straighten your teeth. You are about to have a smile that is not only more attractive but also healthier, because straight teeth are easier to keep clean. Now you just need to decide what kind of braces is right for you. Traditional metal orthodontics is no longer the only option. Today, you can choose Invisalign, a reliable orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. Read on to learn whether or not Invisalign is the right choice for you.