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Is Flossing Overrated? Not According to the Experts!

Benefits of Flossing Remain Strong Recently the Associated Press distributed a widely reprinted article questioning the benefits of flossing. The federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have recommended the practice for decades, and that isn’t going to change in the foreseeable future. In addition to stressing that “flossing is an essential part of… Read more »

Digital Impressions are Fast, Accurate and Pain-Free with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner

Glen Oaks Dental Now Offers Digital Impressions with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner Digital dentistry can often provide better patient care, and Glen Oaks Dental is proud to now offer digital impressions with the 3M™ True Definition Scanner. Accurate, fast and comfortable, the scanner captures a 3D “impression” or model of your teeth to help… Read more »

Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain

March is Root Canal Awareness Month What’s your first thought when you hear “root canal?” If you’re like many patients, your reaction is “ouch!” The truth is, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain – it relieves it! That’s one of several misconceptions around root canal (endodontic) treatment we hear on a regular basis. March is… Read more »

Unexplained Tooth Pain? You May Have a Cracked Tooth!

Cracked tooth syndrome is becoming more common as people keep their natural teeth longer. Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is where a tooth has incompletely cracked but no part of the tooth has yet broken off. Fractured teeth are becoming more common as people keep their natural teeth longer. Beside the extended time that teeth are used, the… Read more »

Screening for Oral Cancer

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? And that the 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent? When cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced. The oral cavity includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, front part… Read more »

10 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Enjoy the Holiday the Mouth Healthy Way! Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. Here are 10 ways you can help your… Read more »

Preventing Dental Injuries in Sports

The Importance of Mouthguards Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would be affected. That’s why knowing how to prevent and treat dental injuries is important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. When it comes to protecting your… Read more »

10 Tips for Healthy Teen Teeth

10 Tips for Healthy Teen Teeth Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is key for overall health at any age, and the teenage years are no exception. During the teen years, socializing, fitting-in and looking good are important for building self-esteem. Maintaining a healthy and pleasing smile without damaged or missing teeth is part of the… Read more »