Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a strain of gum disease that can rapidly lead to greater dental issues if not properly cared for with professional help. Of course, it’s always important to keep up with your appointments to avoid greater complications down the road! Let’s take a closer look at the causes and symptoms of gingivitis, and how to prevent it in future: …

Harmful Habits for Your Teeth

Do you munch on snacks all day? Grind your teeth at night? Well, it turns out you may be putting your teeth at risk for many oral health issues! Keeping your teeth healthy and strong is important. It’s best to avoid harmful habits that could cause damage and wear down your teeth. To keep your smile healthy and Hollywood white, …

Origins of Dentistry

Let’s take a journey through time and trace the origins of dentistry! Dentistry, as we know it, has come a long way. It all began with the Egyptian Indus Valley Civilization in 7000 B.C. They were the first to use artificial teeth, which paved way for dental crowns and implants today. From that point on, ideas about dentistry began to …

Dental Abscess

What is a dental abscess? A dental abscess forms after an infection has developed and the area becomes filled with fluid. When the fluid is unable to drain, it creates a painful lump to block out the infection. It is always important to be aware of dental infections. If not properly cared for, you put yourself at risk for greater …

The Surprising Link Between Water and Your Teeth

We all know water has many benefits for our overall health, such as aiding digestion, rehydrating us, and even energizing us. But, did you know that water can help protect your teeth from decay? Water has the power to strengthen and protect your teeth, all while keeping your mouth clean! At Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan, it is important …

Protecting your Teeth During Sports

Protecting your teeth while playing sports is important! Whether you play football, boxing, or any other contact sport, your teeth are at risk for serious damage. Without proper coverage, sports players often break or chip their teeth, dislocate their jaws, or even lose teeth thanks to accidents that regularly occur during matches. We want our patients to maintain their beautiful …

Cracked Teeth

Cracked Teeth Whoops! You bit into that hard piece of candy and cracked your tooth…now what?! A cracked tooth can be dangerous if not properly taken care of. Although some may just need a cosmetic repairing, other cracked teeth may have to undergo more serious treatment. Let’s take a closer look into the types of cracked teeth, their dangers, and …

Gum Grafting

As we age, our gums start to recede which can eventually lead to exposing our teeth’s root. Exposed roots can cause many issues, such as tooth sensitivity and infection. If not resolved, this can eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum recession is a gradual process, so it is best to keep an eye on your gums if they start to …

Fluoride Guide

Did you know that fluoride was added to drinking water in the 1940s to lessen tooth decay? This naturally occurring mineral helps keep our teeth strong and protects them against tooth decay. Our tooth enamel is porous and composed of tiny crystals that act as protective shield against harmful, tooth-damaging bacteria. When you consume foods high in sugar, such as …

Dental Health and Sinuses

Did you know that there is a link between your sinuses and your oral health? Surrounding your nose and beneath your eyes lies the maxillary sinus cavity. This sinus cavity is made up of small airways and runs all the way to the roots of your teeth. When the small airways become irritated by allergy or infected with bacteria because …