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Bad Breath 101: How to Avoid Bad Breath

Going on a blind date can be stressful from planning what to eat, what to wear and how to impress your date. On Match.com, 43% of people said fresh breath mattered the most on a date. At Advanced DDS, your Garden City dentist, we want to make sure your smile is ready to impress.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a number of things. It can be affected by the food you eat such as garlic, onions, sweets and acidic food. Sometimes bad breath is caused by xerostomia, also known as dry mouth. Dry mouth is a common problem that most people experience and over long amounts of time can lead to bad breath. An easy fix for this is just making sure your mouth is moistened by drinking plenty of water or chewing sugar free gum. Try to stay away from dehydrating liquids, such as coffee and alcohol.

Smoking and chewing tobacco are hazardous to your health as well as your breath and teeth. Smoking and poor oral hygiene may lead to gingivitis, and when untreated can lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Bad breath along with swollen gums, loose teeth and bleeding of the gums may be the signs of gum disease. If gum disease is left untreated, you may lose your teeth. Click here for more information on Periodontal Disease.

The most common reason for bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bad breath may also be caused by cavities, cracked fillings, dirty dentures and other oral problems.

Tips to reduce plaque buildup:

1. Brush your teeth 2xs a day for at least 2 min

2. Floss once a day

3. Rinse your mouth with mouth was

4. Brush your tongue

5. Visit your dentist every 3-6 months

Let’s stay fresh and fight bad breath together. Call Advanced DDS at 516-825-100 to reserve your dental care appointment.

Advanced DDS – Garden City Dentist

200 Garden City Plaza, suite 101, Garden City, NY 11530

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Summer Whitening Special Extended

Teeth Whitening Special Extended

You spoke, we listened…

We’ve extended our limited time Zoom! teeth whitening special.

Schedule your Zoom! teeth whitening appointment on Friday at Advanced DDS, Garden City Dentist, for only $250 (regular price $579).

Call 516-825-100 or Text 516-272-4724 to schedule your whitening appointment.

Whitening Special ends August 26, 2016 and cannot be combined with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

Did You Know:

Teeth whitening breaks down the discoloration deep inside your teeth to give a brighter and whiter tooth color.

Cavities: One Hole Of A Problem

Tooth decay is a nasty oral disease that occurs in people of all ages, though it occurs more often in children. At Advanced DDS, your Garden City dentist, we want to make sure you understand what tooth decay is, how to prevent it and why it is imperative to receive treatment right away.

What is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay, also known as cavities occur when the bacteria that live in your mouth interact with sugary and starchy foods left on your teeth. This process creates acids which erode your enamel (or protective coating). With the enamel eroding, the teeth become weakened and that can lead to cavities. Cavities are holes on your teeth that become enlarged when not treated properly. As progress your teeth may become sensitive or painful. However, you may not be aware you have a cavity in the primary stages.

Treatment for Tooth Decay

At Advanced DDS we can easily help treat cavities. We provide a thorough examination to confirm that you have a cavity and not another dental condition. We will then reserve an appointment for you to receive treatment. One of the benefits of coming to Advanced DDS is we use the most advanced technology available. The STA, also known as the Single Tooth Anesthesia, is a device which only numbs a single tooth instead of the traditional technique of numbing a large are of the face. This means that after the procedure you can eat and drink normally instead of having to wait for the anesthesia to ware off. After you are numb, we will proceed to remove all the decay and place a tooth colored filling. Our doctors take special care to ensure that your tooth will return to its normal function and shape.

What Happens to Untreated Cavities?

An untreated cavity will progressively get worse and the pain will intensify. The longer a cavity is left untreated, the more likely that you will need to get a root canal or even having the tooth extracted. Not only will the symptoms get worse, but the cost of treating the tooth will increase as well. Untreated oral disease can lead to other health issues including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes among many more. We suggest reserving an appointment with advanced DDS right away if you suspect there may be an issue.

How to Prevent Tooth Decay from Occurring

There are several things you can do to prevent cavities, such as:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss
  • Limit your intake of sugary drinks and foods
  • Chew sugar free gum or candy
  • Rinse your mouth with water for thirty seconds after eating
  • Visit your dentist every six months for your preventive care appointment

Let’s work together to protect you and your family’s oral health Call today 516-825-1100 and reserve your dental care appointment. We’re located right next to Roosevelt field mall at 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 101 Garden City, NY 11530.

Tooth Decay Facts

Summer 2016 Teeth Whitening Special

Summer Whitening Special

As the warm weather approaches you may be asking yourself, am I summer ready? Are you thinking about the upcoming events you’ll be attending such as weddings, graduation parties, birthdays, and other celebrations? Have you purchased new outfits, changed your hairstyle and still feel unprepared for this summer?

Complete your summer look with a brighter smile at Advanced DDS, located in Garden City, NY.

Schedule your Zoom! Teeth Whitening appointment on Monday or Friday at Advanced DDS for only $250! (regular price $579)

Call 516-825-1100 or Text 516-272-4724 to schedule your appointment.

Our Doctors will evaluate whether you are a candidate for teeth whitening. Special ends July 15, 2016 and cannot be combined with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Limited Time Special on Invisalign & In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment

Garden City Dentist - Invisalign + Whitening Special

May 31, 2016

It’s time to choose you. With summer around the corner, it’s time for you to take your first step towards getting the radiant smile you deserve. Take advantage of our limited one day special on Invisalign and Teeth Whitening Treatment.

You must schedule your Free Invisalign Consultation or Teeth Whitening appointment on June 17th between 8AM – 2PM at Advanced DDS your Garden City Dentist.

YOU’LL RECEIVE:

– Free Invisalign Consultation

– $100 off Invisalign Express

– $250 off Full Invisalign

– 50% off In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment

+Does not apply to patients already in treatment

++Cannot be combined with prior offers

+++New patients & current patients are welcomed

++++Invisalign consultation does not include free x-rays

Call Advanced DDS today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your appointment for June 17th. Appointments will be limited and will be based on a first-come first-serve basis.

End Hunger While Protecting Your Teeth

Island Harvest - Advanced DDS

May 27, 2016

Are you aware that approximately 316,000 people are at risk for hunger on Long Island? Island Harvest has been serving around 70,000 different households on Long Island, by providing them with emergency food assistance, support and services. Their services touch approximately 1 in 10 Long Islanders.

As a community let us work together to end hunger.

Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, would like to end hunger on Long Island and encourage healthy oral care. For the month of June, Advanced DDS will donate $10 to Island Harvest on your behalf when you accept Fluoride Treatment during your appointment.

Call Advanced DDS today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your dental care appointment for the month of June 2016.

For more information on how you can help end hunger, please visit: www.islandharvest.org

 

Your Guide to Root Canals

Did you know that 45 million Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity as reported by the Academy of General Dentistry?

That’s a lot of mouths wincing in pain on a daily basis! Chances are that you or someone you know are affected by tooth sensitivity. You might be feeling it in temperature changes or in sweet or sour foods you are trying to enjoy. However, you might be surprised to know that these could all be early signs of a root canal.

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

Within a year over a million teeth are saved with root canal treatments.

Root canal is a treatment to heal and save a severely damaged or infected tooth. Some common causes of why someone may need a root canal treatment are that the affected tooth is cracked, contains a deep cavity, or has repeated dental treatment to the tooth.

The procedure involves removing the damaged or infected area of the tooth (known as the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A ROOT CANAL?

The term root canal may seem scary but at Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, we go above and beyond to ensure our patients have the most comfortable and safest procedure process. There are a few steps that will occur during your root canal procedure:

Step 1: X-rays are taken checking for any infection to the bone and for a large cavity near the nerve.

Step 2: Anesthesia is then administered to make the procedure comfortable for the patient.

Step 3: The infected pulp is then removed allowing space for a filling.

Step 4: Filling is placed during the same visit or on your 2nd visit.

Step 5: A crown is added ensuring that your tooth is protected.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T GET A ROOT CANAL?

If your dentist has recommended a root canal and you do not get it, serious complications may occur. The infected tooth can spread from the tooth to the gum and jaw bone, from the decaying pulp. The decaying pulp may even cause you to lose your tooth or part of your jaw.

If your root canal is left untreated, it may also lead to dental abscesses and even life threatening sepsis such as heart attack or stroke.

HOW TO PREVENT A ROOT CANAL?

Here’s a few steps you can take to prevent a root canal from ever occurring.

Step 1: Following proper oral hygiene is always important.

Step 2: Avoiding foods with a high sugar content or that are highly acidic can protect your teeth. These foods reinforce the bacteria eating away at your tooth enamel causing infection.

Step 3: One of the most necessary steps in prevention is not waiting. It is crucial to see your dentist as soon as you begin to feel any pain. Allowing time to pass only makes the infected area worse, potentially leading to a root canal.

If these symptoms sound familiar or you are experiencing any pain at all, our Dentists at Advanced DDS are here to help. At Advanced DDS, we focus on spending time and providing the best treatment plan for the individual patient. Providing our patients with the highest quality of care is our priority.

Call and schedule your dental visit with Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, today at (516) 825-1100.

Root Canal Guide

This Mother’s Day #MyMomMyHero

Make this Mother's Day extra special

Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, would like to help our patients celebrate the Moms in their life this Mother’s Day!

Win a $50 Seasons 52 Restaurant Gift Card by participating in our #MyMomMyHero Contest.

Simply share on Facebook why your Mom is your hero before May 6, 2016. Make sure to include #MyMomMyHero in your post. Feel free to include a photo or video of you and your Mom.

We will randomly draw a winner on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mouth

With spring here and summer right around the corner, many of us are trying to get our “beach bodies” ready. We vow to exercise more often and eat healthy foods. We try to cut out carbs and sugar, and hope the pounds fly off. However, healthy foods don’t only affect your weight. Eating certain healthy foods don’t only affect your weight but could actually give you a whiter smile and a healthier mouth!

Some healthy foods that help promote strong teeth are chicken, cheese, and nuts. These foods contain calcium that protect tooth enamel from tooth decay.

TIP: Enjoy a refreshing glass of milk with these foods to strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of tooth loss.

Healthy foods also mean healthy snacking. Snacks with high water content such as apples or pears can help fight against tooth decay by washing food particles away. Firm and crunchy raw vegetables like carrots and celery also help clean plaque from teeth and freshens breath. Certain foods you should stay away from include sugary foods and citrusy fruits. Swapping soda or juice for water and tea can be extremely beneficial to your oral health as well.

Advanced DDS Garden City Dentist, believes in providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care. This includes promoting healthy options to improve your lifestyle. Keeping your body and teeth healthy leads to a longer and more vibrant life.

Healthy foods = healthy recipe! Try out this delicious and healthy creamy lemon pepper orzo with chicken and fig salad!

Orzo Chicken Salad

Recipe and Photo Credit Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

 

Ingredients
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 cup whole wheat or other whole grain orzo
1 cup frozen petite peas, thawed and patted dry
4 ounces finely crumbled goat cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil and tarragon
6 cups prepared salad mix
1 cup dried figs, halved
2 tablespoons prepared balsamic vinaigrette

Directions
Whisk together the yogurt, 2 teaspoons of the oil, the garlic, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and preheat an outdoor or indoor grill to medium heat.

Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Grill until nicely marked and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board at let stand for at least 5 minutes.

Add the orzo to the boiling water and cook according to package directions for al dente, stirring in the peas the last minute of cooking. Drain the orzo and peas, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Stir the orzo and peas into the yogurt mixture, along with half of the goat cheese, 3 tablespoons of the herbs and at least three-quarters of the reserved cooking liquid, until well combined. Evenly divide among four plates.

Thinly slice the chicken and arrange on top of the orzo. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and the remaining 1 tablespoon fresh herbs. Toss the salad greens, figs and vinaigrette together, divide evenly among four small salad plates. Sprinkle each with some of the remaining goat cheese. Serve.

Per serving (1 cup orzo, about 4 ounces chicken, 1 1/2 cups greens, 1/4 cup figs): Calories 430; Fat 15 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 650 mg; Carbohydrate 54 g; Protein 25 g; Fiber 8 g; Sugars 23 g

The Food Network

 http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/creamy-lemon-pepper-orzo-with-chicken-and-fig-salad-recipe.html#lightbox-recipe-image

Healthy Food

Say cheese with a selfie stick!

Love showing off your smile? How about spending time with friends and sharing in unforgettable moments? Now you can cherish all of those fond memories with just the click of a button! Selfies can help capture your radiant smile and share it with the world! Taking a selfie shouldn’t be a generational divide. If you’re proud of your beautiful smile, why not put it on display? Confidence transcends all barriers and can inspire others to embrace their incandescent smile as well.

Here at Advanced DDS, we are all joining in the fun with our new selfie sticks! Receive a free selfie stick at Advanced DDS by showing off your dazzling smile. Take a selfie in our office, tag the photo on social media with #AdvancedDDS, and then simply show us your post. (Limited supply. Based on a first come first serve basis). Our team is dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy with the highest quality of care. For over 20 years we have been working with our patients to keep their smile healthy and bright so they can smile with confidence.

It is commonly said that laughter is the best medicine. Just one smile can spark a chain which would bring joy to many lives. Take your selfie today and be on your way to getting a free selfie stick!

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