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Tips to Deal with a Dental Emergency on Summer Vacation

June 24, 2022

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woman with toothache outside

You’ve been looking forward to it for so long – can you imagine if a medical emergency derailed your summer vacation? What if you got a debilitating toothache while hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away from your regular dentist? You don’t want the throbbing pain to ruin the rest of your trip. Keep reading as your emergency dentist in Long Island City offers advice in case you have a dental emergency while traveling.

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5 Surprising Ways That You’re Flossing Incorrectly

June 3, 2022

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Closeup of a woman flossing her teeth.

When people think about oral hygiene, the first thing that comes to mind for most is brushing their teeth. But flossing is just as important as brushing and shouldn’t be an afterthought! That said, many people still skip out on this step entirely, increasing their risk for gum disease which can lead to all sorts of unfun problems. However, some people who do floss end up going about it the wrong way! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Long Island City about some of the ways in which patients incorrectly floss their teeth and how to correct them.

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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Enjoy This Summer

May 23, 2022

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woman smiling with bright teeth during summer

Having fun in the sun is one of the best parts of summer! You can hang out with friends and family or go out to meet new people for a good time. To make these moments more enjoyable, you can always consider enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry to show off new and improved pearly whites. But which procedure will be best for you? Keep reading to learn about three cosmetic dental treatments from your dentist in Long Island City!

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3 Cavity-Causing Foods That May Surprise You

May 9, 2022

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raisins in a bowl in Long Island City

Cavities are some of the most common issues in dental health. Like most people, you’ve probably been told to brush and floss your teeth every day as well as to avoid sugary treats like candy and cake. But are there other snacks or drinks that can increase your risk of tooth decay? Keep reading to learn about three surprising cavity-causing foods from your dentist in Long Island City!

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Am I At Risk of Oral Cancer?

April 25, 2022

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man holding cigarette by the teeth in Long Island City

Practicing preventive oral care is not only for maintaining a bright smile, but to also protect you from more serious health conditions. One disease that’s closely associated with your dental health is oral cancer. But what signs should you look for to avoid your chances of developing this issue? Keep reading from your dentist in Long Island City about the risk factors of oral cancer and how you can reduce them!

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Why Should I Use My Tax Refund to Improve My Smile?

April 5, 2022

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woman excited about tax refund in Long Island City

Are you excited to receive your tax refund this year? It can be thrilling to have the extra cash, and you might be tempted to buy big-ticket items right away. However, you should consider saving your funds for something more important in the long run, such as your smile! Keep reading from your dentist in Long Island City on why you should invest your tax refund in improving your dental health.

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5 Ways You Can Prepare for Invisalign

March 25, 2022

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girl holding Invisalign tray in Long Island City

Now that you’re committing to Invisalign treatment, you’re well on your way to getting the perfectly straight smile you always wanted! While the results are exciting to look forward to, it’s important to follow the 20–22-hour wear time. This usually requires a strict dental hygiene routine, which means you’ll have to build certain habits to maintain good progress. Read on to learn five ways you can make the Invisalign process a much smoother experience!

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Easy Ways to Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning!

March 9, 2022

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patient pointing to clean teeth

We’ve officially made it to March, and do you know what that means? Spring is here! It’s that time when the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the birds are chirping. Many people like to kick off this beautiful season with a good spring cleaning. While dusting off cobwebs and organizing closets, consider powering up your oral care habits as well! Read on to learn a few ways you can make your smile feel nice and fresh.

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How Gum Disease Can Harm Your Heart

February 25, 2022

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person smiling and making a heart with their hands

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that can usually be prevented by brushing twice and flossing once per day. Though many people grew up hearing about how important these oral hygiene steps are, 47.2% of people over age 30 and 70.1% over age 65 have this condition. The first stage of gum disease, which is called gingivitis, is easy to treat if caught early on. But, if it progresses into a worse infection called periodontitis, this can lead to gum recession, jawbone deterioration, loose teeth, tooth loss, and problems in other parts of the body. So that you understand the importance of taking care of your smile, read on to learn how gum disease affects your cardiovascular system and how to prevent it.

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How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

February 10, 2022

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man learning about transitioning to dental implants from dentist

Though dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth and complete your smile, they are also notorious for slipping around in your mouth. This can make it difficult to eat and speak properly. For this reason, some patients decide that they want to switch to dental implants. Making the switch can be a bit difficult at first, so read on for help making the transition from dentures.

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