Tooth Decay Blog Posts

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…

The Importance of Proper Flossing

Dr. Degel Jan 2, 2016

In this blog post, we review the reasons why it is so important to floss, and we discuss proper flossing techniques.

General Dentistry Can Combat the Effects of Smoking

Dr. Degel Aug 21, 2015

If you smoke, general dentistry services can protect your smile. Along with quitting smoking, routine care can combat gum disease and oral cancer.

How Do Cavities Form?

Dr. Degel Jul 24, 2015

In order to avoid cavities, it is important that you first understand how they form. Find out how these dental “bad guys” develop in teeth.

The Link between Dental Care and a Healthy Heart

Dr. Degel May 4, 2015

It may sound farfetched, but there is increasing and reliable evidence that healthy gums are linked to a healthy heart.

You Should Maintain Great Dental Care When You Are Expecting

Dr. Degel Apr 24, 2015

At Astoria Dental Group, we provide the great dental care that expecting mothers require in order to maintain good oral health during pregnancy.

How DIAGNOdent® Technology Keeps Your Smile Beautiful

Dr. Degel Mar 30, 2015

Learn more about how we use advanced DIAGNOdent® technology to detect and treat cavities before they cause dental damage.

Top Treatments for Cavities

Dr. Degel Jul 28, 2013

Cavities are a common dental problem, and they should ideally be prevented or at least treated as soon as possible. Let's look at some of…

Dry Mouth Dangers

Dr. Degel Oct 7, 2011

Dry mouth can be more than just a mere annoyance. A number of serious dental problems can be caused by dry mouth or worsened by…

Dental Crown Uses

Dr. Degel Sep 9, 2011

Dental crowns are able improve the appearance of a smile as well as its overall health. Let’s look at some of the uses for dental…

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