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Protect your smile from dental trauma during the holidays! Dec 21st, 2021

Winter is coming, and if you are anything like us, you are likely busy preparing for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. Because this time of year is so busy, it’s easy to overindulge in your favorite annual treats while tempted to slack on your daily oral hygiene...

Thanking you and your families this season Nov 1st, 2021

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 and your loved ones’ smiles all year round! We work...

Getting mercury-free dental fillings is healthy for your mouth and body! Oct 8th, 2021

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. It is important because the whole...

September is national gum care month. Do you know how to protect your gums for a healthier smile? Sep 7th, 2021

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. By ensuring healthy teeth and gums – because when it comes to tooth loss, it is not...

Celebrate national fresh breath day with these breath enhancing tips! Aug 5th, 2021

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! Falling on Friday this year, we want you to know that good breath is a sign of good oral health,...

What happens to your health and smile when putting off your biannual dental cleanings and exams? Jul 13th, 2021

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. But skipping those routine dental cleanings can also put one’s oral health and...

Smile with us on national smile power day on june 15th! Jun 1st, 2021

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? June 15th is National Smile Power Day, and it’s a great time to become more aware of the many benefits of having a healthy, confident...

Graduation and wedding days are the perfect occasion to whitening your smile! May 27th, 2021

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? Making sure your smile looks its best is a quick way to boost your self-confidence and stand out from the crowd,...

Spring has sprung! Call today to schedule your spring dental cleaning! Apr 21st, 2021

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. Spring is a time when many of us are excited to clean out our closets, get rid of old clutter and cobwebs in...

Celebrate our dentists and dental assistants the month of March! Mar 1st, 2021

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). These days recognize and say thank you to our fellow dentists and dental assistants for...

For national gum disease awareness month, commit to healthier teeth and gums! Feb 10th, 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. When we say your smile thrives on good oral care, most patients typically think...

Start the new year off with a bang by creating a healthier, more beautiful smile! Jan 26th, 2021

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. That is because the smile and the body are intricately linked, and a healthier...

Don’t let a preventable dental emergency sideline your oral health Dec 13th, 2020

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. It can mean running into a tree while sledding, falling on your face...

Why choosing mercury-free dentistry is good for your smile and your body Nov 5th, 2020

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 between your oral health and your overall health. It is important because the...

Healthy dental tips for the spooky season! Oct 6th, 2020

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 many, or at the very least, downsized and held outdoors while social distancing. While...

National gum care month is a good reminder for you to prevent gum disease Sep 5th, 2020

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. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at...

Recognize national fresh breath day with fresh breath! Aug 3rd, 2020

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 oral hygiene in the fight against...

Dental implants are a solution to replacing lost teeth Jul 22nd, 2020

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. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel...

Bad habits to avoid if you want healthy teeth and gums Jun 3rd, 2020

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. Many times we develop habits that aren’t good for us without being aware of it, but bad oral habits can cause...

Your toothbrush has come a long way to keep your teeth and gums healthy May 1st, 2020

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, gum disease and even bad breath. Its job in your daily oral hygiene kit...

Good oral health starts in the home and continues with great dental care Apr 16th, 2020

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. Conversely, consuming a high sugar diet that feeds the bad bacteria creates harmful acids that erode...

Aging and dental health: don’t let time rob you of the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve! Mar 3rd, 2020

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. Getting older means taking care of yourself to continue feeling great. Like your body, your...

National gum disease awareness month: how you can keep your gums vibrant and healthy! Feb 11th, 2020

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. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help...

New year’s resolution: address your bad breath and boost your self-confidence levels! Jan 15th, 2020

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,” common in those who tend to breathe through the mouth. Still,...

Safeguard your mouth this winter by limiting cavity-causing sugar Dec 20th, 2019

Safeguard your mouth this winter by limiting cavity-causing sugar, eating healthy and wearing an athletic guard 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...

Celebrate healthy teeth and gums with healthy foods and drinks Nov 12th, 2019

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 good oral and general health and wellbeing. The goal of our dental...

October is national dental hygiene month: brushing, flossing and more! Oct 18th, 2019

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, we want to promote a healthy mouth for everyone by acknowledging the importance...

It’s national gum care month! Sep 6th, 2019

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. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great...

How do dental checkups impact your oral health? Aug 16th, 2019

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. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a...

Going mercury-free with holistic dentistry Jul 12th, 2019

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. Mercury-silver amalgam dental fillings emit mercury vapor, which is then inhaled into...

What happens when I forget to floss? Jun 18th, 2019

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 means that if you forget to floss, your smile can...

Enjoy mother’s day with a healthy smile May 6th, 2019

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. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your...

Spring into summer with a confident smile Apr 8th, 2019

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! Need help to show off your smile confidently? Our team can...

The scoop on cavities and how to prevent them Mar 6th, 2019

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, outer enamel layer and created small holes. Cavities can arise in people...

National children’s dental health month is here! Feb 4th, 2019

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. This year’s month-long campaign is, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” First Dental Visit Around their first birthday,...

Start off the new year with a whiter smile! Jan 10th, 2019

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. Teeth whitening lightens teeth, helping remove...

Gift yourself and your loved ones with a healthier smile Dec 13th, 2018

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. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups...

Enamel-friendly foods for your teeth Aug 9th, 2018

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. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body....

How routine dental checkups help your smile in the long run Jul 23rd, 2018

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 evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which...

Reasons to brush your teeth May 18th, 2018

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? Well, our dental team is happy to help you. Brushing can help you in many ways, which means there are...

Tricks for a healthy smile Apr 20th, 2018

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. It’s best to do...

Achieve your dream smile with chewing gum benefits Apr 5th, 2018

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, it is important to always establish an effective oral hygiene routine...

Oral health advancements: cavity prevention Mar 25th, 2018

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 in your tooth enamel. To help combat these risks, make...

Correcting misconceptions about root canal treatment Mar 5th, 2018

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. Myth 1: Root Canal Therapy Is Painful.The...

Addressing unanticipated dental emergencies Feb 24th, 2018

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:– It’s common to suffer bite damage to your lips, gums, and tongue. Typically, these injuries...

Tips for keeping your smile healthy after cancer treatment Feb 23rd, 2018

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, sensitive gums and other side effects is common during cancer treatment. To help you restore...

How to reach the smile you want this year Jan 25th, 2018

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! Our dentist, Dr. Victor Zeines, is happy to help you reach the smile you want by encouraging...

How to care for your teeth and gums during cold and flu season Jan 15th, 2018

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. Our dentist,...

Chronic tooth sensitivity symptoms should not be dismissed Dec 20th, 2017

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. Some people experiencing mild tooth sensitivity will attempt to mitigate the discomfort by occasionally brushing their teeth with a specially...

Tooth hazard prevention tips Dec 6th, 2017

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, so it is important to protect yourself adequately to ensure your smile will not suffer various forms of oral accidents and...

Keep your dental crown in good health with daily dental care Nov 28th, 2017

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, you still need to provide sufficient oral hygiene for your smile. We invite you to work with Dr. Victor Zeines to keep...

Making minor changes to your daily habits can lessen your chances of suffering a dental emergency Nov 15th, 2017

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, chipped tooth enamel, or a soft oral tissue injury, there are still things you can do...

An overview of mouth sores Oct 25th, 2017

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? Is the candida yeast a good or bad thing? And what in the world is leukoplakia? To aid you to...

Your routine appointment Oct 14th, 2017

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, professional cleanings are needed so that tartar buildup can be removed and so that our dentist can detect any...

Four habits that harm your teeth Sep 30th, 2017

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: Nail Biting: Biting your fingernails can put you in danger of chipped teeth. Also, biting your nails causes your...

Why you should avoid certain foods for optimal oral health Sep 27th, 2017

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. The second piece of advice we give is to cautiously monitor the...

How to prevent tartar growth on your smile Aug 21st, 2017

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. It’s a toxic substance that can irritate the gums and create gum disease. It’s best to remove...

Flossing should never be missed Aug 12th, 2017

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? Flossing serves to scrape plaque from in between teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance filled with bacteria. These bacteria produce acids...

What is holistic dentistry? Jul 19th, 2017

Otherwise known as biological dentistry, holistic dentistry comprises the whole person, instead of just their dental healthcare. At Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry, we offer services to patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional dentistry. Dr. Victor Zeines can consult with you on the type of...

What do you know about toothaches? Jul 10th, 2017

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. If you feel any pain or discomfort, you should seek treatment for a toothache. Toothaches are often characterized by pain in...

Your brushing technique is important for maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine Jun 21st, 2017

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 recommendations and guidelines necessary for maintaining good oral health in the long term​. This starts with a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine founded...

The details involved in composite dental filling treatment Jun 7th, 2017

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. If you ever suffer a cavity, you’ll need to call our office as soon as possible at 845-657-2322 to schedule an...

TMJ symptoms can influence the necessary treatment methods required to ease discomfort May 24th, 2017

TMJ disorder is a broad term used to describe pain, inflammation, or a functional issue with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. The immediate and chronic symptoms involved in your particular case can help determine the underlying cause as well as other contributing factors. This will in turn help...

Why are root canals used? May 16th, 2017

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. If a tooth’s pulp is damaged, it...

Sleep apnea could be ruining your night’s sleep Apr 13th, 2017

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. Males over the age of 40 are often at the highest risk for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea...

Your teeth and acid reflux Apr 10th, 2017

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. While this may help you keep your teeth clean and healthy, other issues impact your teeth and...

Bad breath can be a sign of gum disease Mar 13th, 2017

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, seek treatment from your dentist at Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic...

Consistent oral hygiene habits are important for maintaining good oral health Mar 7th, 2017

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. In many cases, the treatment for serious oral maladies...

Common dental myths you may have heard Feb 21st, 2017

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. However, would you be surprised to learn you may have been told a few things that...

Dental veneers can give you a white and easy-to-maintain smile Feb 7th, 2017

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, it can lower your self-confidence and leave you looking for a solution. One of the most effective...

How To Have Sweet Dreams Jan 11th, 2017

Obstructive Sleep Apnea 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. A typical sufferer has hundreds of events per...