Blog Archive

Invisalign…Why more and more adults are opting in. May 8th, 2017

Orthodontics used to be kids’ stuff. Whether you’ve had braces or not, just about everyone associates the awkwardness of adolescence with a mouth full of metal. And while months or years of brackets and bands may have seemed bad enough as a kid or teenager, the possibility of that situation...

Fillings are so 1990’s!!! What do you know about Inlays & Onlays? Apr 6th, 2017

If going to the dentist conjures up memories of old-school silver fillings, then you might be pleasantly surprised to know there are now some much better, less aluminum-looking options. Maybe you haven’t had a sugar-induced cavity since middle school, but your teeth are still in need of some structural support....

Why Your Smile is Just as Important as Your Six Pack Mar 2nd, 2017

You probably see it all the time: buff guys and girls in the gym, lifting impossibly heavy weights, sweating, grunting, and periodically flexing their muscles in the mirror. Or the fit, flexible, fierce cardio junkies shuffling from Zumba to kickboxing to Pilates, all in the pursuit of a leaner, tighter,...

Forget What You’ve Read – Flossing Is Still a Good Idea Feb 2nd, 2017

We all know headlines can be misleading, but sometimes they can be flat-out wrong. Take for example, this one from last year that reads, “Flossing is a Complete Waste of Time.” Wait, what?  You’ve probably spent your life listening to parents, teachers, and, of course, dentists, lecture about the benefits of flossing....

It’s Award Season: Learn How Celebrities Dress Up Their Smiles! Jan 13th, 2017

If you tuned into the Golden Globes on January 8, you were probably stunned by the glitz, glitter, and mind blowing fashions (Emma Stone! Lily Collins! Viola Davis! And Brad Pitt didn’t look too shabby either). And while red carpet commentators are more than willing to ask the all-important question...

In-Office Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought Strips Aug 14th, 2016

Once upon a time, when smoking was chic and selfies weren’t yet a thing, sparkling smiles weren’t a major priority. Fast forward to the current millennium, and not only are white teeth as coveted as Ryan Gosling’s abs or Beyonce’s, well, everything; they’re pretty much a must. But with all...

Should You Try Invisalign? Aug 2nd, 2016

Maybe you had braces as a kid but you ditched your retainer as soon as you hit high school. Or maybe you had a flawless smile all the way through adolescence (lucky you), but things have…shifted. Whatever the case may be, now you’re a full-fledged adult and your teeth are...

Why Your Oral Health is About So Much More Than Your Smile Jul 14th, 2016

Why Your Oral Health is About So Much More Than Your Smile Maybe you’re not the most consistent flosser. Or, let’s be honest: you’re not a flosser, period; it’s a hassle that’s fallen entirely off your daily to-do list. And maybe you could be a bit better about brushing those...

When Should I be Concerned About a Toothache? May 31st, 2016

As a dentist, it’s easy to preach about maintaining great oral hygiene. Every dentist does it. I have multiple conversations daily with my patients about brushing twice a day, flossing regularly and maintaining a diet that is ideal of your oral health and overall health. As a 30 something year...

The Basics Behind Veneers, Crowns & Bridges! May 18th, 2016

What’s the Difference Between Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges? Whether your dentist made the suggestion or you simply suspect your smile is in need of a major overhaul, you may be toying with the idea of crowns or veneers. But maybe you’re not sure which option is right for you or...

The Scoop on Cosmetic Dentistry Dec 2nd, 2015

The Scoop on Cosmetic Dentistry  Advances in cosmetic dentistry have exceeded anything the dental community could have expected as early as 10 years ago. In a recent poll by People Magazine, 87% of people admitted that a smile is the first thing they noticed when meeting someone for the first...

The Secret to Banishing Bad Breath Nov 17th, 2015

The Secret to Banishing Bad Breath There is no way to sugar-coat it – bad breath is embarrassing. Fortunately, with proper oral hygiene and some helpful home remedies, you can avoid the embarrassment of bad breath forever. There are many reasons for why a person can suffer from bad breath....

Can Oral Health Care Treatments Help to Prevent Early Symptoms of Dental Problems? Oct 19th, 2015

Can Oral Health Care Treatments Help to Prevent Early Symptoms of Dental Problems? One of the many hygiene issues that we often have problems with include dental diseases. In fact, dental diseases are one of the most typical health issues affecting adults and elders; especially ages 65 and up who...

The Importance of Looking After Your Children’s Dental Health Oct 6th, 2015

The Importance of Looking After Your Children’s Dental Health  Parents play a pivotal role in ensuring that their children have a good oral hygiene, especially during the early years. Unfortunately, many people think that looking after their baby’s milk teeth is not important, since they will be replaced with the...

Are Same Day Crowns Better Than the Conventional Crowns? Oct 2nd, 2015

Are Same Day Crowns Better Than the Conventional Crowns? A dental crown is a cap like prosthesis that rests over the surface of a broken or damaged tooth, and provides strength and support to the remaining tooth structure. Conventionally, the placement of a dental crown required two to three visits,...

EMERGENCY DENTIST IN WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN 11249 – HOW TO DEAL WITH A DENTAL EMERGENCY IN BROOKLYN, Sep 2nd, 2015

EMERGENCY DENTIST IN WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN 11249 – HOW TO DEAL WITH A DENTAL EMERGENCY IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY   WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY? Lets face it; dental emergencies are a part of our everyday lives. Most dental related issues are gradual – that is they develop over time...

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a new Toothbrush! Manual vs. Electric? Aug 24th, 2015

Several times a week, I’m asked my thoughts on whether a patient should switch from using a traditional toothbrush, or as I like to refer to them “The toothbrush of yesterday” to some of the new fancy electric toothbrushes that now dominate the market and shelves in most drugstores. Is...

TMJ: Facts about Pain, Symptoms, and Treatments Aug 15th, 2015

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a group of problems involving the muscle and joints around the jaw. Patients who suffer from TMJ often complain of muscle pain while chewing, painful popping and clicking of the jaw, stiff jaw muscles and in many cases, a jaw that often locks in place...

Don’t Overlook Important Oral Health Habits for Young Children Aug 12th, 2015

I’m frequently asked by patients who are new parents how they can introduce good oral care habits to their children. Some of the questions I come across include 1) When is a good age to start brushing? 2)How can I get them to be consistent and care about their teeth?...

Use the Tooth Fairy as a Teaching Tool Aug 11th, 2015

Introducing children to the importance of oral health can be a tedious and frustrating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. In February 2014, Delta Dental published some quick tips on how to use the tooth fairy as a tool to open the window of interest for kids to the...