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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...

Are Inlays Superior to Crowns?

A tooth that has already been filled with dental amalgam, which is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, may fracture or need more work done due to further decay. That will usually leave two options which include fitting the tooth with a crown or preparing it...

What is the Best Number of Dental Visits per Year?

Most patients see their dentist about two times a year. But that number can change depending on other circumstances. Optimally, performing an exam every six months can give the dentist a chance to find cavities before they become painful or in need of extraction and...

Dental Bonding can be the perfect choice for Sensitive Teeth

When it comes to Cosmetic Dentistry in Staten Island, the procedures can sometimes overlap into the treatment area. One of the problems that can cause pain to a patient is sensitive teeth. The patient may complain of pain but after an examination that reveals no...

Overcoming Anxiety in the Dentist’s Chair

If you think you may be the only one afraid of the dentist’s office, guess again. It is estimated that anywhere from 9% to 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to fear and anxiety. This fear can be expressed in many ways, from strictly never going to the...

Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Staten Island

Your choice on whether you want your dentist to use inlays or onlays in Staten Island, is a choice between minimally invasive dentistry vs. a more aggressive approach. Minimally invasive dentistry is the concept in that original tissue preservation should be the goal...

Does Botox Remove Wrinkles forever?

Many believe that Botox can remove wrinkles permanently. Although that is not entirely true, it does make wrinkles disappear for a while. The original use for Botox was to reduce eyelid spasms, and its effect on muscles is the essence of reducing wrinkles. It can also...