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Why Your Dentist Hands Out This Candy on Halloween

October 15, 2017

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little girl in a witch costumeAs we near the end of October, we’re getting closer and closer to most kids’ favorite holiday — and unfortunately, halloween can be a real nightmare for oral health. Given that fact, you might think dental professionals stick to handing out fresh apples or toothbrushes on October 31. But your dentist in Central Park South is no grinch this time of year. In fact, she prefers to hand out chocolate to her lucky trick-or-treaters — keep reading to find out why.  

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Teeth Stain: What’s The Deal?

October 9, 2017

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Teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic treatment for many people. Of course we all want gleaming white teeth. You might brush and floss each day and yet still see your pearly whites turning shades of brown or gray. Why do teeth stain even when you’re taking preventative measures?

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Flu and Pneumonia Season:  How a Routine Dental Visit Can Reduce Your Risk

October 2, 2017

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By: Shira Newman, RDH

 

Fall has arrived bringing the cooler temperatures and the reminder that winter is right around the corner.  Advertisements for flu and pneumonia shots begin appearing at a CVS or Walgreens near you, and you begin to hope that you will be one of the few not affected by these viruses this year.  Getting the shots to aid in prevention is just one measure that you should take to protect yourself this winter.   (more…)

3 Types of Sleep Apnea and How to Effectively Manage Them

September 7, 2017

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A woman waking with a headache.You’re constantly exhausted, even when you sleep through the night! Not to mention the headaches you live with that seem to be occurring daily. You also have trouble concentrating or focusing on your tasks by the time the afternoon rolls around. Did you know you could be suffering from sleep apnea? Here are three types of sleep apnea and how you can manage them.

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Dr. Torrado Discusses Diabetes and Gum Disease

August 31, 2017

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periodontitis underlined in redMore than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. This disease can affect every aspect of your life — including your oral health. Understanding the connection between diabetes and gum disease can help you keep your smile in good shape and give you yet another reason to be diligent about controlling your condition. Dr. Torrado provides you with what you need to know.

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Dr. Torrado Explains What Causes Receding Gums

August 30, 2017

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dental examinationA healthy, beautiful smile isn’t just about teeth. Your gums are the foundation for those pearly whites, and you should never underestimate how important they are. If they aren’t in good shape, you could experience tooth loss and other serious oral health problems. Recession is a common issue with gums, but what causes it? Dr. Torrado explains some of the culprits that are often behind this unfortunate occurrence.

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Medication and The Oral Cavity: Getting Healthy Can Take A Toll On Your Mouth

August 29, 2017

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By: Shira Newman, RDH

 

When you go to the dentist, many people don’t immediately think “My dentist should know what medications I am currently taking.” But, in reality, it is incredibly important for your dental providers to know exactly what medications you are on, or just stopped, as they have a profound influence on your oral health.  Medication could be the clue that we as dental providers need to solve a patient’s problems within the oral cavity. From children’s medicine, inhalers, to psychiatric drugs, these all share one thing in common.  They all have an impact on your oral environment. (more…)

The Oral Implications of HPV

August 7, 2017

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By: Shira Newman, RDH

The human papillomavirus (HPV) has been a main topic of conversation in the medical and dental fields within the last 11 years due to a rapid increase in the number of cases present in the United States. (more…)