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September 23, 2022
Covid-19 Tongue

Why Does Covid-19 Affect the Mouth? The virus that causes Covid-19 (SARS‐CoV‐2) is an RNA virus that can affect the oral cavity including loss of taste, sore throat, dry mouth, inflamed gums, swollen tongue, tongue discoloration, and mouth ulcers. The reason why the structures of the mouth can be affected by Covid-19 is because the […]

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March 27, 2022
The Importance of ‘Near Me’ Mobile Searches for Periodontists

When you are marketing as a periodontist, it is vital to have your site optimized for mobile - especially since it is more common for your future patients to be searching for dental specialties using their smartphones rather than a computer. And, since mobile devices take the user’s location into account with each search - […]

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March 22, 2022
Excess Sugar Consumption: Effect on the Body

While sugar may seem like a substance that is harmful only to your teeth, causing cavities and gum disease, excessive consumption can cause severe damage to both physical and mental health. What is less well known are the systemic effects of sugar and that excess consumption is one of the leading causes of rising obesity, […]

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January 24, 2022
How a Periodontist Can Help Treat Halitosis

Bad breath, also commonly known as “halitosis” is an odor that is associated with the mouth that 50% of Americans suffer from and increase in intensity as a person gets older. There are many causes of bad breath and the treatment for it depends upon the reason for the bad breath. A periodontist is a […]

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January 16, 2022
What Causes Gum Recession?

Gum recession, loss of gum tissue around the root surface, is a disease that can be caused by many different factors. 84% of teenagers & adults suffer from gum recession which can result in long and ugly teeth, sensitive roots and ultimately tooth loss. Gum recession can be both an esthetic (cosmetic) problem as well […]

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December 28, 2021
How to Choose the Best Periodontist in NYC

Are you searching for a periodontist in New York, NY? While dentists provide general care for the whole mouth, a periodontist focuses specifically on gum and bone health, the tissues that hold the teeth in the jaw. Your dentist can help monitor your gum health and even treat many gum conditions, but may recommend that […]

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December 27, 2021
What Causes a Gummy Smile

The gummy smile is when the gums enlarge and can be caused by three main reasons (1) bacteria causing inflammation, (2) medication, and (3) systemic disease. Most of the treatment involves either gum cleanings or surgical intervention in the form of crown lengthening. How does bacteria cause a gummy smile? One reason by people develop gummy […]

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December 23, 2021
Diseases That Affect the Tongue

How does the healthy tongue look? The tongue should be a pinkish to reddish in color on the top of the tongue and should be pink with bluish hue on the underside as some veins may be seen.  The tongue should have a rough top surface due to the taste buds and the underside of […]

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December 21, 2021
Saving a Tooth with a Maxillary Root Amputation

What is maxillary molar root amputation? Maxillary root amputation is a surgical treatment that removes one of the roots of a maxillary tooth while leaving the crown and remaining roots intact.  Root amputation treatment is used to save teeth with bone loss, have failing or failed root canals, or have a root that is fractured […]

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November 20, 2021
What is Crown Lengthening and When Do I Need It?

 If you have been told by your dentist that in order to complete your crown or filling you need crown lengthening, you may have questions as to what it is and why you need it. This quick article will address those questions. What Is Crown Lengthening? Crown lengthening is a procedure that is designed to […]

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