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Maintaining Healthy Eating Practices Through The Holiday Season

November 27, 2017

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By: Shira Newman, RDH

We have all been there.  Thanksgiving, Channuka, Kwanza and Christmas come around and we lose all the willpower that we have in maintaining healthy eating habits in favor of delicious holiday favorites.  This year, try and incorporate a few healthy side dishes to make your holiday meal less of a binger, in order to maintain healthy eating practices!  Below you will find some healthy alternatives to your favorite holiday side dishes.  Bon Appetit!

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Dentist in 10019 Says It’s Key to Brush Morning and Night!

November 6, 2017

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woman happy smilingHow many times did your parents tell you to brush your teeth before you went to bed? Brushing your teeth in the morning was almost always natural because you want to get rid of nasty morning breath, but brushing your teeth at night always took an extra reminder.

The fact is that your parents are right! Brushing your teeth not once, but twice a day will help you keep a healthy mouth for years to come. Your dentist in 10019 is here to explain why!

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Your Dentist and Your Doctor Should Be Partners In Your Care

October 31, 2017

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By: Shira Newman, RDH

In the past, there was a common narrative.  Doctors make you better, and dentists fix your teeth.  However, now, that narrative is changing as the link between your mouth and systemic disease continues to strengthen.

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Understanding the Two Types of Sleep Apnea in Central Park South

October 25, 2017

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doctor and “sleep apnea”Sleep apnea in Central Park South is a serious condition. Not only can it make you exhausted on a day to day basis, but it can also affect your systemic health. People who aren’t well rested are at an increased risk for many health issues, including diabetes and obesity. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it’s important that you head to a medical professional for an official diagnosis. You may find out that you have either obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or central sleep apnea (CSA).

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Why Dr. Torrado 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 Dr. Torrado 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…)

Could The Food We Eat Make Our Teeth Crooked? Your Dentist Explains

September 19, 2017

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A woman with clear plastic trays. Most of us have lived with a tooth or two that overlap or are rotated. Many of us have even had orthodontic treatment to help correct these concerns and align our teeth. Have you ever wondered why orthodontic treatment has become so prevalent? And why is it so important to have straight teeth? Dr. Torrado shares some answers.

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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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