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Healthy Teeth for Life: 8 Tips for Families

Healthy Teeth for Life: 8 Tips for Families

1.Start children early. Dental care should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, usually around six months. At about age 2, you can let kids try brushing for themselves – although it’s important to supervise.

2. Seal off trouble. Permanent molars come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, called Sealants, can significantly reduce caries. Talk to your dental professional.

The Benefits and Importance of Dental Implants

Natural look and comfortable fit. 
Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
Long-lasting and reliable. 
With proper care and maintenance, implants last as long as conventional restorations on teeth.
Improved ability to eat and chew. Dental implants are anchored in your jaw bone just like natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth with implants allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly.

Five Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkups and Cleaning

Any dentist will educate you on the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings. These appointments are typically made every six months for children and adults. But many patients ask, what is the importance of these visits? Dr. Hsi-Long Wu of Dental Work NY explains the five reasons why cleanings and checkups are beneficial for your oral health and wellness.

Invisalign

If you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable because of your crooked or misshapen smile, you no longer have to go through life feeling this way. At Dental Work NY we specialize in Invisalign, a form of invisible braces that straighten your teeth right before your eyes while going virtually unnoticed. Invisalign is a useful alternative to traditional metal braces that is quickly and steadily growing in popularity.

7 Nighttime Tips for Improving Your Oral Health

A lot can happen to your mouth in eight hours — especially when you’re sleeping and bacteria are gathering on your teeth. But don’t let the thought of nasty plaque, cavities, tartar, or gingivitis stop you from getting a good night’s rest. There are many ways to maintain your oral health while you sleep. Here are eight tips to get you — and your mouth — through the night.

Your Oral Health Affects Your Medical Health

dental work nyA wealth of scientific research has now proven that your oral health directly impacts your overall health. Periodontal or gum disease has now been classified as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Poor oral health can affect GI disorders and also lead to low birth weight babies in pregnant women. A compromised ability to eat will adversely affect your nutritional status which in turn can cause or aggravate multiple medical conditions.