Archive for the ‘ Oral Health ’ Category

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]

The dentist-recommended way to clean your teeth and protect your smile and your health

Image used under license from Shutterstock.com Did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to clean your teeth? And when you slack off on your routine, one problem can cascade into other problems that could impact more than your mouth? Yes, plaque and bleeding gums can escalate into dangerous health problems like heart disease and preterm labor.   So if you’d like […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the need […]

5 mouth healthy snacks that are delicious too!

Not all foods are created equal. Some can be good for you and some can cause detrimental damage to your teeth (EEK)! Below are a few snack ideas that are not only tasty and easy to whip up, but healthy for your mouth too. 1. Apple Cinnamon oatmeal: Due to the high fiber and crunchy […]

Winter Oral Health Tips

Winter is here and with it, comes the drastic change of weather! The cold temperatures are fun in theory, but what about the toll it takes on your health? Often times cold weather brings on a variety of pesky problems, like dry skin and irritated throats. But, the problems don’t stop there. In fact, your […]

5 Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Intact This Halloween

Halloween is a time for fun, tricks, and best of all TREATS! It can be hard to avoid sweet temptations, especially with the amount of leftover candy that accumulates after the big day. While eating candy on Halloween is perfectly fine, it is important to have a game plan in order to not go overboard. […]

The Healthcare Provider That I Am

by Paola Fonseca During the nine years that I have been a registered dental hygienist, I have been called many different titles by patients, perhaps unaware of what I really do. Some patients have called me an “assistant”, a “nurse” or even a “doctor”. Knowing that some patients and the general public lack a precise idea […]

Are Silver Fillings Safe?

Hi, I’m Dr. Arthur Yam of Herald Square Dental in Midtown Manhattan. A question I am often asked is “Are silver fillings safe?” People are becoming more and more careful about what they put into their bodies, so this is a great question! Silver fillings are made up of an amalgam of metals including silver, […]

Make A Difference on the Scale and in Your Mouth

One of the biggest topics that people buzz about is losing a few pounds and making healthier decisions when it comes to food. But did you know that making those changes could not only make a difference on the scale but also in your mouth? Here are 3 food tips that bring benefits to your […]

Tips to Maintain Your Bright White Smile 

If you have recently whitened your teeth and are looking for ways to keep your teeth bright and white, there are a few easy steps you can take to keep stains at bay. Avoid Staining Food and Drinks One of the most important things you can do to prevent tooth discoloration is to avoid eating […]