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What is the meaning of our dental health?  We can tell much about our overall health by seeing how our dental health is.  Our teeth can give an indication about wealth, poverty, beauty and American healthcare.  Try finding a job when you are missing front teeth or doing a good job or performing well in school when you head is in severe pain.  


By the same token, people in the United States treat dental care as a kind of luxury.  Only about half of the population has some form of dental insurance.  A third of Americans can hardly get access to dental care due to cost and acceptance of a particular dental coverage.


As a note from a radio show on NPR entitled The Story in Our Smiles elucidates the state of dental health in the United States today.  Eileen is a dentist in Nashville, Tennessee in a public health setting.  “It is so much worse than Haiti.  Then teeth when I see patients in Haiti, I see maybe a couple of teeth that  need to come out and these patients in rural Tennessee, they all need full extractions and dentures.”


I am a general dentist here in Brooklyn.  Thankfully I do not see many patients as were described above.  But I see many patients who need some dental treatments and they are either afraid to do the necessary dental work or they feel they cannot afford the needed treatments.  Let me help you with financing plans for cost concerns.  I can also help you with modalities to make you relax and allow you to do the needed work.


Call my office at 718-768-8372 to set up an appointment for a consultation.  
What is the meaning of our dental health?  We can tell much about our overall health by seeing how our dental health is.  Our teeth can give an indication about wealth, poverty, beauty and American healthcare.  Try finding a job when you are missing front teeth or doing a good job or performing well in school when you head is in severe pain.  




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I am adding a new page to my Blog because I think this is a very important topic.  Most of us know that a healthy mouth, good teeth and excellent periodontal health usually indicate overall good health of the individual.  However, this must often be confirmed by regular visits to your dentist and physician.

Our mouths are a gateway to the person's interior and proper health must be maintained.  There are both good and bacteria which inhabit a person's digestive system and these must be kept in the proper balance. 

I constantly encourage my patients to brush and floss properly and eat a balanced diet.  Excess sugar or alcohol or some other items can lead to an imbalance of food intake.  Your oral health can be affected by a variety of physical conditions, ailments and diseases.  The reverse is also true.  Your physical health can be affected by the condition of your mouth and your dental health.

There is some linkage between poor periodontal health and heart disease.  Severe gum problems can lead to bacteria from your mouth causing cardiac problems.  Diabetes is a disease which affects small blood vessels.  Focus must be placed on your eyes, feet, hands and teeth.  Loss of bone support for the teeth can lead to tooth loss and many other dental problems.

The best solution for overall good dental health is to follow the advice of your dentist. 

1)  Proper tooth brushing and flossing are vitally important.  Replace your toothbrush every few months.

2)  Make sure you get regular dental checkups at the usually recommended intervals of at least every six months.

3)  Eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

4)  Be alert to any changes to what is going on in your mouth.

5)  Contact my office immediately if you have any pain or see any signs of oral disease manifestatioins.

 

Keeping a healthy smile and maintaining a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand.  Working together can help achieve those results.

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I have been a general dentist for almost forty years.  It has been my life's ambition to help people maintain and enhance their dental health as part of their overall general health.  Care and upkeep of the patient's dentition and well-being of the individual in general is my goal for everyone who allows me to help them.  There are numerous modalities available to help every individual patient surpass their wildest dreams in pursuit of a wonderful smile.  Some people just want to be able to enjoy their meals.  And some people want to have their teeth shine and glisten to the highest degree.

​I am here to try to help every person who comes through my door to the utmost possible.  Call us or e-mail us here at my office and let me show you what can be done to provide exceptional dental care at reasonable prices.  Do not feel afraid to ask us any questions.

​As I said at the start of this blog, I am here to help you.  

Call Us:  718-768-8372

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