General Dentistry Blog Posts

Can Dental Problems Cause Ear Pain?

Dr. Degel Mar 22, 2019

Dental health issues can cause ear pain. Our team of cosmetic and restorative dentists consider the link between tooth and jaw problems and earaches.

Tooth Loss Statistics

Dr. Degel Feb 22, 2019

These statistics on tooth loss reveal how common the issue is and what causes missing teeth. This should help you understand the importance of dental…

Plaque vs. Calculus: What Is the Difference?

Dr. Degel Jun 22, 2018

Plaque and calculus (tartar) can lead to cavities and advanced tooth decay. Queens, NY dentists Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel of Astoria Dental Group discuss…

Root Canal Therapy: Patient Aftercare and Recovery

Dr. Degel Nov 22, 2017

After undergoing a root canal, patients can do several things to improve their recovery. The dentists at Astoria Dental Group discuss healing tips after endodontic…

The Genetic Factor behind Poor Gum Health

Dr. Degel May 11, 2017

If you practice excellent oral hygiene yet find yourself faced with poor gum health, you may be genetically predisposed to periodontal disease.

Tongue Scraping: What Are the Benefits?

Dr. Degel Apr 11, 2017

Tongue scraping can help fight bad breath and give you a cleaner mouth. Let's go over the benefits of this oral hygiene practice.

Women’s Oral Health: Hormonal Fluctuations and Poor Gum Health

Dr. Degel Mar 22, 2017

At Astoria Dental Group, we explain the risk of hormonal fluctuations and poor gum health to women, especially those that are pregnant.

Dental Damage and Aggressive Tooth Brushing

Dr. Degel Mar 11, 2017

At Astoria Dental Group, we educate our patients on the dangers of dental damage from aggressive tooth brushing and offer tips to avoid serious complications.

How Fluoride Benefits Your Dental Health

Dr. Degel Feb 22, 2017

Fluoride has a number of benefits for dental health. Let's consider why this is such an important part of oral hygiene and healthy teeth.

The Basic Anatomy of a Tooth

Dr. Degel Jan 24, 2017

At Astoria Dental Group, our dentists can help patients understand the anatomy of a tooth so they better understand how to care for their teeth.

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