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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April 2, 2018

Man receiving oral cancer screeningOral cancer claims one life an hour in the US alone, making it deadlier than other forms of the disease like lung and breast cancer. Still, not as many people know about oral cancer. With a diagnosis in the earlier stages, doctors believe they may be able to reduce the numbers of annual oral cancer related deaths. That’s why April has been deemed oral cancer awareness month. If more people know about oral cancer, the warning signs, and how to receive an earlier diagnosis, we may see improvement in the prognosis related to this disease. Six month preventive dental checkups offer the best opportunity to receive regular oral cancer screenings.
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How to Handle a Long Island Dental Emergency

August 31, 2017

Man holding cheek in pain during dental emergencyEmergencies 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.
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How to Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

June 30, 2016

dentist for kids in long island cityYour child’s smile is so precious, and seeing it is probably one of the best parts of your day. Make sure those little teeth stay as healthy as possible by helping her maintain excellent dental hygiene! Your dentist for kids in Long Island City is Dr. Capozzi. When should your little one visit the dentist? And how can you help prevent cavities in children’s teeth? We’ve got the answers to these and other important questions below.

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