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Spring Clean Your Teeth With a Comprehensive Dental Checkup

Spring cleaning is in full swing, and that should include a comprehensive dental checkup. Discover why dental checkups are essential for good oral health, and then make an appointment after trapping dust bunnies and packing up the warm-weather gear.

Apr 1st, 2020
Surprising Benefits of Straighter, Whiter Teeth

The alignment of your teeth influences your well-being, and a yellow smile can be a sign of poor health. Achieve proper oral health and overall wellness with straighter, whiter teeth. Aside from having a beautiful smile, your whole body can benefit.

Mar 1st, 2020
Bridges vs. Crowns: What’s Better?

When you need dental work to restore and improve the appearance of your smile, there are advantages to both crowns and bridges. Read on to discover more about each option and which could be right for you.

Feb 1st, 2020
What Causes Bleeding Gums?

When you brush your teeth, do you notice a red stain on your toothbrush? If so, you’re bleeding from your gums. You may have gingivitis, or gum disease. It can cause serious complications if left untreated.

Jan 1st, 2020
How Nighttime Teeth Grinding Can Turn Into TMJ

Do you grind your teeth at night? Grinding your teeth in your sleep can leave you at risk for dental issues, as well as neck and jaw issues like TMJ. Read more to learn about how to protect your teeth at nighttime.

Dec 1st, 2019
How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening can help you attain the brighter, whiter smile you desire. Cutting back on certain beverages and practicing good oral hygiene can make your results last longer.

Jun 12th, 2019
Why Crowns Are an Effective Solution to Restore Damaged Teeth

Damaged teeth often pose a health concern as well as an aesthetic one. If you want to avoid extensive dental work, restoring a damaged, cracked, or decayed tooth with a custom-made dental crown is one of the most effective and efficient solutions.

Apr 12th, 2019
How Do I Know If I Am Suffering From Gum Disease?

Do you have bad breath? Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Is it painful to chew? If you’re concerned about gum disease, learn the signs so you can get help for this oral condition that quickly progresses if left untreated.

Mar 5th, 2019
Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Treat Mild Sleep Apnea

In addition to any needed medical treatment, improving your lifestyle habits can help you manage sleep apnea symptoms. For example, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising regularly, and managing stress do make a difference.

Dec 11th, 2018
5 Tips for Maintaining Oral Health Between Annual Exams

Virtually everyone knows that seeing the dentist is important for good dental health, but some people rely on these visits while home care slides. The key to proper oral hygiene is a combination of a good personal routine and regular dentist visits.

Nov 15th, 2018
How the Lanap Laser Has Improved the Treatment of Gum Disease

Traditional surgery for gum disease involves a scalpel, the loss of gum tissue, and an altered smile. The LANAP® laser used by Dr. Wang at Madison Square Dentistry offers a minimally invasive and much more pain-free option for treating gum disease.

Oct 30th, 2018
5 Great Benefits of Six Month Smiles® Adult Braces

Did you know there are alternatives to traditional braces that are great for adults? So if you’re looking for straighter teeth and a fabulous smile without metal braces, here are a few reasons why Six Month Smiles® may be perfect for you.

Sep 26th, 2018
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Those TMJ Symptoms

Temporomandibular joint disorders are painful and interfere with daily life. That's why treatment is so important. Don't wait until your symptoms turn into complications. Get diagnosed early on!

Jul 9th, 2019
The Importance of Addressing Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

It’s important not to overlook the negative impact sleep apnea can have on your overall health. Your body uses sleep to rebuild and repair tissue. You also require consistent levels of blood oxygenation to remain healthy. Sleep apnea interferes with both.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Headache or TMJ? Ask Your Dentist

Headaches are one of the most common complaints people experience, and while they have various causes, it might surprise you to know that your jaw may be to blame. Find out what sets TMJ-related headaches apart.

Jul 31st, 2018
How to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, and it’s no secret that there is often an influx of sugary foods made available to you during the month of December because of the holidays. It seems like every Christmas cookie you see is made of pure sugar, an

Jun 18th, 2018
Laser Gum Surgery

Until recently, treatments for gum disease have been invasive and involve cutting, stitches, sutures and (in some cases) even required the extraction of teeth, replacing them with dental implants. But now, a better alternative has arrived.

Jun 18th, 2018
3 Common Enemies to a Healthy Mouth

Recently, we started sharing some tips in a series of nutritional and lifestyle changes you can make to help promote healthier gums and teeth. We started off by sharing 4 Foods for Healthier Gums.

May 10th, 2018
5 Tips for Proper Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is not only an important habit in your everyday life, but it can also be a winding road of different rules of thumb depending on who you ask. Since it is so important to your oral health, however, it is absolutely paramount that you figure o

Apr 14th, 2018
Signs of Oral Cancer

April is oral cancer awareness month, and a time when we focus heavily on making everyone aware of the significant risks associated with oral cancer. The National Cancer Institute projects that each year more than 50,000 people will receive a diagnosis of

Apr 4th, 2018
Can Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February to be the American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9

Feb 1st, 2018
Nutrition for Oral Care

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing a series of nutritional and lifestyle changes you can make to help promote healthier gums and teeth. To kick that off, we'd like to share four foods that you can add to your diet today to improve your oral health (

Jan 1st, 2018