Brushing Before Bed

It’s time for a good night’s sleep! But don’t forget to brush your teeth! Cleaning your teeth before bed is essential to maintaining your oral care. If you don’t, many dental issues can arise. So, what exactly happens when you don’t brush your teeth before bed? Let’s find out: Bacteria, Plaque and Cavities…oh my! If we don’t brush our teeth …

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrush

Do you remember to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes? The toothbrush is the most important weapon we have in the fight for oral health, and makes all the difference to oral hygiene. Let’s take a look at the difference between an electric and manual toothbrush: Manual ToothbrushA manual toothbrush will surely get the job done! Although you …

Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Taking care of your oral health is imperative to your overall well-being. Poor dental hygiene can spark additional health issues or worsen existing ones. Gum disease, especially, can affect your heath in many ways. Knowing the warning signs and when to visit the dentist is key to stopping any issues before they begin: Diabetes and Obesity: Taking care of your …

The History of the Toothbrush

Just how much do you really know about the little brush you use to clean your teeth? Its history might shock you! All the way from its modest ancient beginnings to the sleek symbol of modern dental medicine, let’s take a journey back in time: Early Toothbrush The earliest toothbrushes we’ve discovered so far can be tracked back to 3000 …

Pregnancy and Oral Care

Keeping up with your oral hygiene daily is important to your health, especially during pregnancy. This may sound over the top but it’s true: if you do not take proper care of your teeth, you may be putting your pregnancy at risk. There are instances of dental conditions affecting pregnancy. Read on to learn more as we take a closer …

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 …