Schedule a virtual consultation.

Blog Articles

Thanking you and your families this season

Thanksgiving will soon be here, and once again, we will be reminiscing about all the things we are grateful for. For our dental team, that means letting our patients know how thankful we are to get to care for you...
Nov 1st, 2021

Healthy dental tips for the spooky season!

Halloween is lurking around the corner, but so is the coronavirus, making traditional Halloween parties trickier. This year, big parties and parades, creepy haunted houses, and gathering in crowds to trick-or-treat are off the table for...
Oct 6th, 2020

Recognize national fresh breath day with fresh breath!

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, some of them good and some bad. In fact, half of the bacteria in your mouth can lead to bad breath! National Fresh Breath Day is observed every year on August 6th to create awareness of...
Aug 3rd, 2020

It’s national gum care month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth.
Sep 6th, 2019

How do dental checkups impact your oral health?

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums.
Aug 16th, 2019

Going mercury-free with holistic dentistry

Holistic dentistry is an option that is becoming more prominent in the dentistry world. What this means for our patients is forgoing mercury amalgam fillings and restorations which use mixed metals that might react negatively to the body.
Jul 12th, 2019

What happens when I forget to floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize.
Jun 18th, 2019

Enjoy mother’s day with a healthy smile

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss.
May 6th, 2019

Spring into summer with a confident smile

Spring has sprung, and summer is almost here! The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining bright this season. Your smile is a great feature to show off to friends, family, coworkers, social media, a date and everyone else!
Apr 8th, 2019

The scoop on cavities and how to prevent them

Although we are turning back the clock for daylight savings, you can’t turn back time on your teeth. Studies have shown that one in five Americans has untreated cavities, which is decay that has damaged a tooth’s hard,...
Mar 6th, 2019

Start off the new year with a whiter smile!

Have you been waiting for the right time to get teeth whitening treatment? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2019, you are setting all kinds of new goals, and one goal you can shoot for is a whiter and brighter smile.
Jan 10th, 2019

Enamel-friendly foods for your teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below.
Aug 9th, 2018

How routine dental checkups help your smile in the long run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and...
Jul 23rd, 2018

Reasons to brush your teeth

Your dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, strongly recommends brushing your teeth twice a day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Do you ever wonder why you need to brush?
May 18th, 2018

Tricks for a healthy smile

If you want a strong and healthy smile, our dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, is more than happy to help you reach your smile goals. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to clean and care for your teeth and achieve the top-notch smile you want.
Apr 20th, 2018

Achieve your dream smile with chewing gum benefits

Are you aware of the benefits that chewing gum can have for your teeth and gums? Due to the risk of plaque buildup in your mouth and the presence of bacteria that will eat through your teeth and gums,...
Apr 5th, 2018

Oral health advancements: cavity prevention

Caring for your smile includes making sure you have effective cavity prevention plans in place. If you are not adequately protecting your mouth against the risk of cavities, eventually erosion can occur to the point that a hole does form...
Mar 25th, 2018

Correcting misconceptions about root canal treatment

One of the most commonly misunderstood dental treatments is root canal therapy. Because of this, many people are nervous about having this treatment performed on a tooth. To clear the air, Dr. Victor Zeines and our team would like to correct some common.
Mar 5th, 2018

Addressing unanticipated dental emergencies

If you are concerned with protecting your smile, we encourage you to learn how to prevent dental emergencies. If you develop a dental emergency, we offer some tips on how to address common mouth damages:...
Feb 24th, 2018

How to reach the smile you want this year

Have you been suffering with an unhealthy or unattractive smile? If so, this year is the year to finally reach the smile you deserve. With modern technology and treatments, almost anything is possible!
Jan 25th, 2018

How to care for your teeth and gums during cold and flu season

Winter time is a great time for holidays and celebrations, but it’s also a time filled with sniffling and coughing. It’s cold and flu season! If you get sick, it’s best to take good care of your teeth and smile so you can maintain a top-notch oral health.
Jan 15th, 2018

Tooth hazard prevention tips

In order to ensure your holiday season can end with your smile still shining, protect your teeth whenever possible. Numerous tooth hazards are present every moment of your life,...
Dec 6th, 2017

An overview of mouth sores

As the days start getting colder, we start to see a larger quantity of patients dealing with mouth sores. Do you understand the difference between canker sores and cold sores?
Oct 25th, 2017

Your routine appointment

Dr. Victor Zeines and our team recommend that you visit us for a dental cleaning in Shokan, New York, at least twice a year. Even if you brush and floss perfectly,...
Oct 14th, 2017

Four habits that harm your teeth

In daily life, it’s easy to pick up some behaviors that can place our teeth at risk. If you are looking to improve your oral health, here are four habits to discontinue:
Sep 30th, 2017

Why you should avoid certain foods for optimal oral health

The first piece of advice we give out at Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry to anyone seeking healthier gums and teeth is to brush two times per day, floss once daily and get professional teeth-cleaning habitually.
Sep 27th, 2017

How to prevent tartar growth on your smile

Unfortunately, there are many things that threaten your smile each and every day, and tartar is one of them. Tartar is what plaque turns into when it’s not removed on a regular basis.
Aug 21st, 2017

Flossing should never be missed

Flossing has been a long-standing partner to brushing teeth. We brush for 2 minutes, twice a day, and floss once a day. But why? Why is flossing so important?
Aug 12th, 2017

What is holistic dentistry?

Otherwise known as biological dentistry, holistic dentistry comprises the whole person, instead of just their dental healthcare.
Jul 19th, 2017

What do you know about toothaches?

Have you ever wondered what is causing your painful toothache? Usually, a toothache is the result of damaged nerve endings, which indicate damage to the pulp of a tooth.
Jul 10th, 2017

Why are root canals used?

Have you ever wondered what a root canal is or why root canals are used? Root canals are a form of dentistry that is used to help save and protect teeth from total failure due to damage to the pulp of a tooth.
May 16th, 2017

Sleep apnea could be ruining your night’s sleep

Sleep apnea could be ruining your night’s sleep. However, it is difficult to diagnose as we rarely remember things while we sleep. For a deeper diagnosis, visit our office for a thorough examination.
Apr 13th, 2017

Your teeth and acid reflux

You may know that flossing and brushing should be extremely important parts of taking care of your teeth. You may also understand that you scheduling regular appointments with us is an important step.
Apr 10th, 2017

Bad breath can be a sign of gum disease

Did you know that halitosis, also known as bad breath, could be an early warning sign of something much more sinister in your mouth such as periodontal disease, also called gum disease? If you do have gum disease...
Mar 13th, 2017

Common dental myths you may have heard

You probably know that there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy. For instance, you probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth.
Feb 21st, 2017

How To Have Sweet Dreams

Breathing is impaired (hypopnea) or completely stopped (apnea) due to an obstruction in the upper airway. Usually this is caused by the tongue. One of the most common sleep disorders, a single event usually lasts at least ten seconds.
Jan 11th, 2017