Winter is coming, and if you are anything like us, you are likely busy preparing for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends.
Winter is coming, and if you are anything like us, you are likely busy preparing for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends.
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...
Fall is in the air, and that means the time to use your dental insurance benefits is running out. When it comes to caring for your smile, our dental practice goes the extra mile, and we never use harmful mercury fillings to repair cavities.
September is National Gum Care Month, and it is a big deal for your oral health. Good oral health is the foundation to a healthy-looking, self-confident appearance when it comes to your smile.
Did you know that August 6th heralds National Fresh Breath Day? Every year on this date, we take the opportunity to create awareness by celebrating the virtues of fresh breath!
Because of the pandemic (and occasionally dental anxiety just from going to the dentist), patients may find themselves tempted to skip a dental appointment or two, especially if they are not currently having any acute dental problems.
Did you know that a big investment you can make in your overall health and self-confidence is to make sure you have a healthy smile?
Did you know that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, leaving them with first impressions about your health, intelligence, societal status, and attractiveness?
Spring is officially here! Along with the shifting, warmer weather and blossoming trees and bushes (hello, allergies!), spring feels like a time of change, growth, and prosperity.
March is the month for the dental community. Every year at this time, we honor National Dentist’s Day (March 6th) and Dental Assistants Recognition Week in the first full week in March (March 7-13, 2021).
February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we are here for it! Working daily with gums makes us excited about creating awareness on how best to keep your gums healthy no matter what your age.
Whenever we begin a new year, we often feel like making resolutions for better habits and better health. Along with better general health, striving for better oral health can make a huge difference in our happiness.
Winter is almost here, and sports activities can find a way to bring a dental emergency into your life during the busy holiday season. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, or surfing, accidents can happen.
When it comes to holistic and mercury-free dentistry, you can look at it as whole-body dentistry and call it mercury-safe dentistry. As holistic dentists, biological (or natural) dentistry is also apt because we focus on the link...
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...
September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums.
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...
When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways.
As humans, we are regularly developing habits throughout our lifetime, and they aren’t always good ones. Bad habits are quite common, and a lot of them are formed unintentionally.
Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you have in your home to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful. Used properly twice a day, your toothbrush will help you ward off tooth decay,...
Good oral health is essential for a healthy smile. The mouth is home to colonies of microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, and when controlled by daily brushing and flossing, your oral health can thrive.
More and more people are keeping their natural teeth healthy for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. At any age, a healthy mouth is a valuable asset when it comes to looking and feeling your best.
In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease.
If you find yourself with bad breath or have had someone remark on your breath, you might be experiencing halitosis. Bad breath may come and go depending on what food you are eating or if you have “morning breath,”...
Winter is here and if you are exposed to the harsher weather, you could find yourself experiencing more cold and canker sores, chapped lips and dry mouth from the colder, drier conditions of the season.
Upcoming holidays are around the corner, and you’re probably already thinking of all the foodie goodness coming your way. November is Good Nutrition Month, so you might want to consider adding healthy options to your meals to maintain...
Happy October, everyone! It’s one of the spookiest seasons of the year, and one of the scariest things we can think of is having problems with our teeth and gums. Since October is National Dental Hygiene 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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,...
February brings National Children’s Dental Health Month! This is brought to you by the American Dental Association to create child awareness of the benefits of good oral health.
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.
Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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:...
Do you want to return to a strong and healthy smile after cancer treatment? If so, our dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, is more than happy to help you. Suffering dry mouth, mouth sores, gum disease,...
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!
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.
Tooth sensitivity discomfort is a somewhat common complaint amongst the American population. It is often associated with discomfort or a stinging sensation when consuming acidic, sweet, hot, or cold things.
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,...
A dental crown replaces any tooth enamel that was damaged by tooth decay, dental fracture, or cosmetic imperfections. Although the dental crown material is resistant to tooth decay...
Oral trauma and dental damage can often prove to be very painful and might require invasive treatments and specialist care. While you can never fully prevent something like a dental fracture, knocked out tooth,...
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?
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,...
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:
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.
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.
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?
Otherwise known as biological dentistry, holistic dentistry comprises the whole person, instead of just their dental healthcare.
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.
Maintaining good oral health is important for maintaining a high quality of life. With this in mind, the American Dental Association offers a series of...
At Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry, Dr. Victor Zeines offers composite dental fillings to help you restore your smile once it has been attacked by tooth decay.
TMJ disorder is a broad term used to describe pain, inflammation, or a functional issue with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Good oral hygiene is about more than simply preventing a cavity. Indeed, there are several factors that go into maintaining good oral health. If any one of them is lacking, the symptoms and complications can be inconvenient as well as discomforting.
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.
A winning smile with gleaming white teeth plays in your favor in many of life’s social settings. If your smile has been yellowed by stains or has suffered from chips or other imperfections,...
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.