Blog Articles

Preserving Baby Teeth Crucial to Future Dental Health

It’s easy to view your child’s primary (“baby”) teeth as less important than the permanent teeth replacing them. They’re temporary — the last of them will give way around ages 10 to 13 — so why go to extraordinary lengths to save them if they’re decayed?

Dec 15th, 2020
Find Out How To Get a New Smile With Teeth Whitening

You want to be rewarded for all the effort you put into your dental care. But no matter how much you brush you still have to contend with those stubborn stains or teeth that no matter what is still less than white.

Nov 24th, 2020
The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Want a healthier smile? You may want to consider getting braces. So, you’re interested in orthodontics and you’re interested in turning to our Fishkill, NY, family dentists Dr. Choi and Dr. Sara Goldberg for treatment.

Nov 9th, 2020
Disease Detection - Saliva's New Role

For over a century now, health providers have depended on blood and urine samples to diagnose many forms of disease. Very soon, though, we may routinely use a different bodily fluid that's easier and cheaper to collect: saliva.

Oct 16th, 2020
Do a Little Extra Food Prep to Ease TMD Discomfort

Because it requires jaw movement, eating can be difficult and painful if you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). During flareups you may switch to foods that are easier to eat but may be less nutritious than those you're giving up.

Aug 17th, 2020
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

Discover how dental implants can take the place of missing permanent teeth. How in the world can a small metal post somehow replace your missing tooth, let alone be the next best thing to having a real tooth? You may be surprised to discover that...

Jun 22nd, 2020
4 Signs Your Child May Have a Poor Bite

Although tooth decay is a major problem to watch for in your child’s teeth, it isn’t the only one. As their teeth transition from primary (“baby”) to permanent, you should also be on the lookout for a developing poor bite or malocclusion.

Jun 8th, 2020
Get Your Vitamins the Natural Way for Optimum Dental Health

Along with daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a balanced and nutritious diet is another key part of great oral health. The foods you eat can have a profound impact on how well your teeth and gums withstand diseases like tooth decay and...

Apr 19th, 2020
Taking the Dread Out of Dental Visits

We always look forward to seeing our patients, but not all of you look forward to seeing us! If you’re one of them, don’t worry — we don’t take it personally.

Apr 9th, 2020
FAQs about Teeth Whitening

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace.

Mar 17th, 2020
Smoking Could Increase Your Gum Disease Risk

Although periodontal (gum) disease starts with the gums, the teeth may ultimately suffer. An infection can damage the gum attachment and supporting bone to the point that an affected tooth could be lost.

Mar 10th, 2020
Porcelain Veneers: A Less Invasive Way to Transform Your Smile

There are a number of ways to improve unsightly teeth. You can, of course, replace them with dental implants — but not if they're still viable. You can crown them: however, you'll have to significantly reduce their structure for the crowns to fit over...

Nov 1st, 2019
Moving Just a Few Teeth can have Big Results

Orthodontists are able to achieve attractive results with traditional braces moving several teeth into a better position. In a way, braces are the original “smile makeover.”

Sep 12th, 2019
Artificial Sweeteners can Boost your Dental Health

The market for sugar alternatives has grown exponentially since saccharin was accidentally discovered in 1878. Today, saccharin has been joined by other FDA-approved zero-calorie artificial sweeteners, including aspartame...

Aug 13th, 2019
Implant-Supported Dentures Could Improve Your Bone Health

Generations have depended on dentures to effectively and affordably replace lost teeth. But they do have a major weakness: They contribute to jawbone loss that creates not only mouth and facial problems, but can also ruin a denture’s fit.

Aug 3rd, 2019
3 Things to Watch Out for to Protect Your Oral Appliance

If you're one of the millions of people wearing an oral appliance, you already know how important it is to your dental health. Whatever the purpose—replacing teeth, stopping teeth grinding or guarding against injury—you want to get the most and...

Jul 24th, 2019
Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile

One of the most common and anguish-filled birth defects is a cleft lip or palate (roof of the mouth). Not only do clefts disrupt the normality of a child’s facial appearance, they can also lead to problems with chewing, speech and...

May 24th, 2019
Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults

Tooth loss is a problem that affects many seniors—and since May is Older Americans Month, this is a good time to talk about it. Did you know that more than a quarter of adults over age 75 have lost all of their natural teeth?

May 4th, 2019
Take Your Dentures out at Night to Extend Their Usefulness

There's no doubt about it — dentures have changed your life. Now you can eat and speak normally, and smile again with confidence. But if you're going to continue to benefit from your dentures, you'll need to take care of them.

Mar 25th, 2019
You Don't have to Suffer from Irritating Canker Sores

We've all had them — tiny sores that pop up seemingly out of nowhere under the tongue or the inside of the cheek. They're named aphthous ulcers, but are more commonly known as canker sores. For some people, they can be a recurring irritation.

Mar 4th, 2019
Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss

After a long struggle with dental disease, you have finally lost the last of your remaining teeth. Like over a quarter of Americans in their 60s and 70s, this unfortunate development can have a profound impact on your health and self-image.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Six Ways Saliva Helps Your Mouth and Body Stay Healthy

While it doesn’t garner the star power of blood, saliva is still an important bodily fluid. A true multi-tasker, saliva contributes in many ways to the function and health of the body, from stronger teeth to more efficient digestion.

Dec 14th, 2018
Implant Surgery: A Safe and Routine Procedure

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants require a surgical procedure. But don't let your imagination run wild — the procedure is relatively minor and easy for most people to undergo.

Dec 14th, 2018
Take Steps to Ease That Burning Sensation in Your Mouth

We’ve all experienced eating or drinking something hot enough to scald the inside of our mouths. But what if you regularly have a burning sensation but haven’t consumed anything hot to cause it? You may have a condition called burning mouth syndrome,...

Oct 15th, 2018
Custom Oral Appliances Could Help Stop Sleep Apnea

For millions of Americans, sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Not only can it impair your day-to-day living, you might be more susceptible to high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.

Sep 25th, 2018
Developing a Dental Care Strategy Could Save Long-Term Costs

Taking care of your teeth is a life-long endeavor. And like any other aspect of healthcare, it can be costly — from regular dental visits and cleanings to more expensive treatments and procedures for protecting and preserving your teeth.

Sep 15th, 2018