Advanced DDS Blog
Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety. However, there is a long-standing argument about which one is better for you to drink daily.
Let’s take a deeper look at what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulation of water sources, manufacturing of bottled water versus the filtering of tap water, and the overall effects of both on your oral health.
What You Need to Know About Bottled Water
The FDA oversees bottled water, while the EPA regulates tap water. The FDA is not required to disclose bottled water sources, treatment processes, or contaminant reports.
The FDA has policies in place, specifically for manufacturing bottled water:
Why do you need a dental filling?
A dental filling replaces parts of your tooth that have been lost through wear, damage, and/or decay. First, your dentist will carefully remove all the decay from your tooth, clean the affected area, and then restore the cavity with a strong, durable filling.
Tooth decay dissolves your teeth, creating cavities. If left untreated, your tooth decay will get worse over time leading to serious dental problems that could cause pain, which would require more extensive work, such as crowns, extractions, and implants. These extensive procedures could also come with a more extensive bill as well.
Toothpaste is a key part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Along with your toothbrush and floss, it helps to remove food debris and plaque from your teeth and gums.
Toothpastes can come in a gel, paste, or powder form. While the ingredients may differ slightly, all toothpastes contain the same general components:
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been injured or develops tooth decay, your dentist will recommend treatments to save the tooth first such as a filling or crown. In cases where the tooth is too severely damaged, your dentist may recommend for the tooth to be extracted.
Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction:
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, including:
Your teeth may age faster than you, so it’s our responsibility to make sure we protect our teeth. Grinding your teeth is a common cause to your teeth aging faster and long-term dental health problems that may be painful and hazardous. We recommend patient’s suffering from teeth grinding to get a custom dental night guard.
At Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, we are able to make your custom night guard in our in-house lab on our 3D printer.
Benefits of getting your custom dental night guard at Advanced DDS:
- Extra Comfort – We have eliminated the messy impression materials. Within a few minutes, our doctors will digitally scan your teeth with our 3D scanner
- Accuracy – Your custom night guard will fit better and more comfortably with the digital scan
PAY ONLY $325 (regular fee of $650) for your custom dental night guard at Advanced DDS
Promotion ends December 30, 2017. Other restrictions may apply, please call 516.825.1100 to schedule your appointment or for more detail.
On Thursday, November 11, 2017, Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry celebrated our 2nd Annual Patient Appreciation Movie Night with our patients. Over 134 patients joined us to see Thor: Ragnorak at the AMC Roosevelt Field 8.
We cannot thank our patients enough for the continued support and trust they have given us. It means a lot to the team at Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry.
Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, is proud to serve lower New York for the past 32 years.
Recent 5 Star YELP Reviews from Advanced DDS Patients:
“I have been using Advanced DDS for over 32 years. Dr Raskin and his team are amazing. He has the latest and greatest state of the art equipment. They are all very professional, experienced and make you feel comfortable. We have referred many patients who have fears of dental work and all have said Advanced DDS made them comfortable and eliminated their fears.” – Patient Joe P. (Yelp)
What is TMJ/TMD?
Having jaw pain and muscle aches in your face can be associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), also known as TMJ after the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull located in front of each ear, allowing your jaw to move up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
Hi, my name is Nathan and I was having trouble sleeping at night. I would toss and turn all night, snore loudly, and even jump up in a panic, gasping for air. My wife, Natalie, was extremely concerned. For a long time, we didn’t know what was wrong and she thought I was going to die in my sleep.
My wife and I had our regular check up with our dentist at Advanced DDS. We started talking to them about my trouble sleeping. I explained how I was experiencing a dry throat, morning headaches, fatigue during the day and mood swings. He made the last notes on the computer and told me that I may have sleep apnea. At the time, I had no idea what sleep apnea was.
My dentist explained that it’s a common condition in people usually over the age of 40, who are overweight or have a family history of sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, or nasal obstructions. Sleep apnea causes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while asleep. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. Once you’re breathing is back to normal, there is usually a loud snore that follows. I’m glad I came in for my appointment and brought up my recent experience sleeping because sleep apnea can cause a series of health issues ranging from heart attacks and strokes to diabetes, high blood pressure and even depression.
Moms-to-be typically have a lot on their mind and much to prepare for. It is very important for moms-to-be to properly take care of their oral health more than ever. The change in your hormone levels may increase your risk of gum disease, pregnancy tumors, and morning sickness.
Dental disease has been found to affect a developing baby and risk ranging of health conditions including cerebral palsy and problems with sight and hearing. With proper oral hygiene at home and professional help from your dental office, your teeth should remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.
People who smoke tobacco products and drink alcohol may be at serious risk when it comes to their oral health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. This change is due to the increased public awareness on overall health risks and dangers caused by smoking tobacco products; mainly cigarettes. On the contrary, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that the number of adults who consume alcohol in the U.S. increased from an estimated 136.8 million people in 2013 to 139.6 million people in 2014. Usage of either substance can lead to dental problems.
Continue reading to learn about the long-term effects, damages, and prevention of smoking and drinking on your oral health.