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Negative Effects of Nail Biting
added on: May 18, 2017
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Nail biting is a bad habit that often begins early in life as a response to stress or boredom, or sometimes as a subconscious reaction to nervousness. While the habit tends to fade as we get older, it’s estimated that about 30% of people continue to gnaw on their nails… Read More…


The Importance of Measuring Gum Pockets
added on: May 10, 2017
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The process of measuring gum pockets, also known as periodontal charting, is pretty simple and should be painless as long as there is no infection. At our dental office in Yorktown Heights, when we do a periodontal charting, you’ll hear us call out several numbers as we gently poke along… Read More…


Smokeless Tobacco & Your Oral Health
added on: April 26, 2017
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Using tobacco products of any kind can not only have a detrimental effect on your overall health, there are multiple oral health diseases and problems that can also occur from the habit. Smokeless tobacco, also referred to as, dip, chew, spit, or snuff, is no exception. During this Oral Cancer… Read More…


All About Frenectomies
added on: April 7, 2017
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Frenectomies aren’t all that common in adults, but there are specific instances when the team at our Yorktown Heights dental office may recommend one to an adult patient. But why exactly would a frenectomy be needed, and what is it? We’re here to talk all about frenectomies and the benefits… Read More…


“Do I Really Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?”
added on: March 20, 2017
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Wisdom teeth are often first seen on x-rays conducted during regular appointments at our Yorktown Heights dental office. Most often, we can see them as they’re beginning to erupt through the gums. It’s also when we’re most likely to recommend that they be removed. In fact, about 90% of Americans… Read More…


Top 4 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
added on: March 8, 2017
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Having sensitive teeth can be brutal. The sharp, shooting pain that often accompanies tooth sensitivity can put a damper on enjoying favorite foods. At our dental office in Yorktown Heights, we don’t want any of our patients to suffer from sensitive teeth, but we understand that a lot of them… Read More…


Are Lip & Cheek Biting Actually Bad for You?
added on: February 23, 2017
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You know the feeling. You’re happily chewing away on your lunch, talking with a coworker when all of a sudden, you hear a crunch. You feel the pain. You realize you’ve just bit your cheek (or lip, or tongue — doesn’t really matter, it all hurts!). This painful accident can… Read More…


Top 5 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake
added on: February 13, 2017
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Sugar is every dentist’s worst enemy. It negatively affects oral health and puts teeth at increased risk for decay, cavities, and can lead to more serious dental and overall health problems. At our dental office in Yorktown Heights, we care about our patients’ smiles and well being, which why we’re… Read More…


Do Your Pets Need Dental Care?
added on: January 23, 2017
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At my dental office in Yorktown Heights, we’re in the business of helping each one of our patients get and keep a beautiful, healthy smile. We’ll even often give advice on what you can do at home to protect your dental health. But humans aren’t the only ones that can… Read More…

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Biting Your Tongue While You Sleep? Here’s Why.
added on: January 13, 2017
biting tongue

We’ve all experienced the unpleasant sensation that goes along with biting our tongues, but the positive (if there is a positive to something so painful) is that we can usually identify how we did it. However, there are some people who experience the annoying aftermath of tongue biting and have… Read More…


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