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Dear Dentist, Is Tongue Pain an Emergency?

October 21, 2017

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sticking tongue outThe tongue is one of the oft-forgotten heroes of the body. It helps you speak clearly and enjoy your favorite foods; it’s an important part of the digestive system. But what should you do when your tongue is in pain? Usually, soreness or discomfort on this group of muscles isn’t a major cause for concern; the tongue is a resilient little body part that may be able to heal on its own. However, some tongue problems may require medical attention. Your dentist is here to explain a few situations when your tongue might need a helping hand.

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What Do Your Teeth Say About You?

September 9, 2017

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A man hiding his smile.Do you find yourself hiding your smile when you meet someone new? Your smile makes a first impression, and it’s your best chance of making a good one! If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it may cause you to hide your smile, and this can affect your personal and professional relationships. If you would like to improve your smile, cosmetic dentistry offers many options. From teeth whitening to a full smile makeover, you’ll achieve the smile of your dreams! Here are some options for you to explore.

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Why Good Oral Health May be Hard to Come by in Greece

August 13, 2017

Smiling woman in greek islandsThe American Dental Association and most dentists will tell you that the best things you can do for your smile are daily brushing and flossing and regular preventive dentistry appointments. Luckily, the majority of Americans still have access to good preventive dental care. For the people of Greece, economic decline, cut funding for healthcare, and an increase in consumption of cheap, sugary foods has lead to negative impacts on oral health. This beautiful oasis for tourists may be facing generations of struggles with their smiles.
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Schedule a Dental Checkup with Your Park Slope Dentist

July 23, 2017

Woman receiving dental checkupDuring World War I, poor oral health was an epidemic. In fact, dental health issues were the leading cause of medical discharge for military recruits. When a team of dental professionals were tasked with finding a way to improve oral health in the US, they determined prevention was the key to success. Their recommendation was for patients to visit a dentist two times a year for dental checkups to prevent oral health issues. Today, you should still visit your Park Slope dentist at least twice a year to ensure your healthy smile lasts a lifetime.
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Your Park Slope Dentist Protects Teeth Against Cavities!

July 20, 2017

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Your Park Slope dentist will treat your teeth with fluoride to protect them against decay. Everyone has had a slushie before, especially in the sweltering summer. They can be really refreshing, but horrible for your teeth. Most patients recall having a sticky, grimy film sit on top of their teeth soon after slurping on their favorite cherry flavored treat. That film is a mixture of sugar, acid, dental bacteria, and plaque. If you’re not proactive in removing these harmful materials, you risk developing tooth decay. Tooth decay can lead to cavities, or painful holes in your smile. Luckily, your Park Slope dentist is here to help you prevent, detect, and treat cavities if you ever face tooth decay.

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