Dix Hills Family Dentistry Blog

May 17, 2024

Vitamins for Teeth: How Vitamin D Can Make Dental Implants Successful

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 5:28 am
An older man admiring his successful dental implants

In the long run, dental implants often turn out well. Their success rate after ten years even sits at around 95%! Still, maybe you want an extra edge to ensure your implants work. The good news is that there’s a simple way to improve their odds: get more vitamin D! As it turns out, this nutrient helps implants function more effectively. Your Dix Hills dentist will even explain why. To that end, read on to learn how vitamin D can make dental implants successful.


February 29, 2024

Fun Facts About Children’s Dental Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 6:28 am

Young boy in dentist’s chairFebruary is well-known for Valentine’s Day, but that’s not the only reason to celebrate this month. It is also National Children’s Dental Health Month, and there’s nothing more precious than your little one’s smile. Did you know that every baby tooth is influential in their oral health and development? Although they are only in place for a few years, losing a primary tooth too soon can cause serious problems for their dental health down the road. It can even affect their adult teeth. Here are a few fun facts you should know about children’s dental health to keep your little one’s smile problem-free.


December 15, 2023

Adolescent Dentistry: Why Should Your Teen See a Pediatric Dentist?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 4:27 pm
A teenager smiling after his pediatric dentistry appointment

No teenager ever likes to feel like they’re still “sitting at the kid’s table” when it comes to anything, including dental care. However, there may be some advantages that only a board-certified pediatric dentist can offer to their still-developing mouths. But what’s the difference? Read on to learn more about how pediatric dentistry may be the right choice for your teenager.


October 12, 2023

Decay, Disease, & Damage…Oh My! 3 Ways to Ensure Your Smile Isn’t the Scariest Sight on Halloween

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 10:34 pm
female dressed as a witch for Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for children and adults. Getting to dress up in costume and eat some of your favorite candies is enough to make anyone, no matter their age, excited about the upcoming holiday. But if you want to make sure that your smile isn’t the scariest thing people see all night, here are three ways you can keep your pearly whites safe from any spooky or dangerous decay, disease, or damage.


August 3, 2023

3 of the Most Common Dental Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 11:50 pm
Woman with gum disease

Many of us have had to deal with a dental problem before. In fact, the WHO Global Oral Health Status Report (2022) estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people in the world. Dental issues can have a variety of different causes, so it’s important to take precautions to keep your smile healthy. Here are three of the most common oral health problems out there so you know what to look out for and how to prevent them.


June 16, 2023

6 Absolutely Essential Items for Your Dental Emergency Kit

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 8:34 pm
Render of tooth next to a first aid kit

You can’t predict when a dental emergency will happen or what form it will take, so you’ll want to make sure you’re well-prepared ahead of time. Putting together a dental emergency kit will help ensure that you’ll be able to keep any urgent oral health issues under control until you can get to your dentist’s office. So, what makes a good dental emergency kit? Here are 6 important items that should definitely be included.


April 11, 2023

How Your Dentist Conducts Oral Cancer Screenings

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 11:33 pm
patient undergoing oral cancer screening

Regular dental appointments are an essential part of maintaining oral health. These appointments allow dentists to identify and address any dental issues early on, preventing them from escalating into more serious and costly problems. Additionally, dentists go beyond the scope of routine teeth cleaning and examinations by performing vital oral cancer screenings. Continue reading to learn about how your dentist performs these screenings.


February 7, 2023

Fact-Busting 5 Dental Implant Myths

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 1:36 am

Myths & facts under ripped paper

There are more options than ever to treat tooth loss, but 500,000 people every year are choosing dental implants. As the only method to recreate both the root and crown, a dental implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth. However, there are a lot of myths about the procedure. Don’t let rumors stand in your way of a complete smile. Here are the facts behind 5 common dental implant myths.


December 8, 2022

Avoid Red Wine Stains During the Holidays

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 10:28 pm

Glass of red wineThe holidays are right around the corner, which means you’ll be surrounded by many foods and drinks that will tempt your tastebuds. As you gather with friends and loved ones during the season, you don’t want your diet choices to dull your pearly whites, like red wine. Whether you enjoy a glass with dinner or after a long day, it can stain your teeth if you aren’t careful. You don’t have to skip a glass of wine or risk your beautiful smile. Here are 6 oral health tips from your dentist in Dix Hills to maintain a bright smile during the holidays. 


September 17, 2022

What Causes Black Lines Around Dental Crowns?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 12:09 am

Dentist caring for woman in dental chairDental crowns have been used for generations for their versatility and effectiveness. They can last for a decade or more with the right care. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for an aesthetic flaw to occur over the years, especially with older restorations. An unsightly black line around a dental crown can appear, which can be caused by various factors. Don’t worry, your dentist has the solutions you need to restore a beautiful smile.


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