Most of us take our oral hygiene for granted. We think more about our car and its oil change schedule than we do about our teeth. If you have good genes, this may never come back to bite you (pardon the pun). But for others, their oral health can be complicated. Sometimes a little inattentive care….
Category Archives: General Dentistry
Since it’s Halloween and your kids are about to dress up like Spiderman and head out to cover all five boroughs with the singular goal of filling a pillowcase with candy, it could be a good time for a blog about preventing decay in their molars. Yes, you may have the strongest enamel this side….
Dentists are always giving away stuff in the hope that their patients will take better care of their teeth. Toothbrushes, floss, toothpastes. Alas, most of that floss simply sits in the drawer, but one can hope. Maybe we’d be better off simply telling our valued patients to go out and buy an electric toothbrush. What?….
If the internet’s good for one thing, it is to give a platform for various whackjobs to spout their conspiracy theories for all to see. The moon landing? Phony. The Earth? Flat. John Tavares leaving the Islanders to sign with the Maple Leafs? CIA operation is behind that. Although the whole brainwashing angle has mostly….
Brushing and flossing our teeth — it’s something we’ve done for so long that we don’t even think about it. Unfortunately, most people fret more about the timing of their car’s oil changes than they do about the quality of the home hygiene they provide for their chompers. That’s a pity because a car’s just….
Our gums don’t get much respect. Yeah, they look all pink and wimpy, but don’t be fooled — these protect your tooth roots, despite their cotton candy appearance. While they are tough, your gums still need you to take care of them. Prevention is the key to keeping them healthy. Really all you need to….
OK, so you took the movie Elf a little too seriously. You live in NYC. You watch for Santa to crash land in Central Park. And you eat lots and lots of sugars and bypass the veggies. While that could work for Buddy the Elf, your teeth aren’t so fond of your diet. Maybe we could….
New Yorkers pride themselves on being tough. Tough enough to deal with the ancient subway system. Tough enough to deal with masses of humanity on the sidewalks. Additionally, tough enough to live in the city. Our teeth are even tougher. But that toughness leads to problems — we take them for granted. We do all….
Caries. Doesn’t that sound like a term for something that had been left for dead out in the desert in an old Clint Eastwood Western? Or maybe a term from Olympic volleyball. You may actually know that word by another term, cavity. Caries is the clinical dental term for decay in a tooth. Who knows….