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TMJ/TMD and the Treatments Available

TMJ is a problem that may be improved by a consultation with the top rated dentists in Staten Island that may not initially seem related to dentistry. The proper name for this medical problem is Temporomandibular Disorders or TMD. These problems affect the joint which...

The Effects of Conservative Treatment for TMD

The Temporomandibular Joints are the two joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. Although different in construction, these joints function like the hips and knees in that the bones being moved are cushioned by cartilage. The upper ends of the jaw are further...

The Quest for Whiter Teeth

Throughout the years there have been products promising whiter teeth, such as a certain tooth paste that is best at removing the toughest stains to whitening strips sold over the counter in most stores. However, thanks to improvements in medical technology, the...

A Root Canal Procedure can save more than One Tooth

The term root canal has many negative connotations mostly related to pain. There is no getting around the fact that if you need a root canal, you are already feeling pain. The need to get this done quickly is very important. One painful tooth can bring more infection...

What Facial Injectable is Most Effective for Wrinkles?

The use of a facial injectable to decrease wrinkles has been going on for years. The original use for Botox, the most famous of these injectable substances, was to relieve eyelid spastic disorders. Using this substance has since been found to help smooth wrinkles and...

A Clear Alternative to Dentures

A teenager who does not want to have braces due to their visibility and unwanted embarrassment is likely to grow into an adult with some crooked teeth who may think it is too late to straighten out the problem. They still may even have the same complaints about braces...

Full Dentures Don’t Mean Less Brushing

There are times when a person, due to an accident or medical condition, will have to have their teeth removed. Sometimes as a precaution in heart surgery, the surgeon requires that a patient with unhealthy teeth and gums have their teeth removed to prevent possible...

Dentures have come a long way

It is believed that the oldest set of dentures were found in Mexico and were estimated to be made around 2500B.C. These dentures may have been made with wolves' teeth. Porcelain wasn’t used until Alexis Duchateau and Nicholas Dubois De Chemant crafted a set in 1774...

Dental Plaque and its effect on Teeth

Many of the problems that patients bring to dentists in Staten Island are caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is an invisible film that is created by food and debris combining with bacteria in the mouth. This film clings to the teeth where it can attract more bacteria to...