Meadowbrook Dental Care Blog

3 Things Your Dentist Says to Keep Away from Your Teeth

May 13, 2024

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If they’ve been in the field long enough, most dentists have seen just about every dental emergency that there is. They’re acutely aware of what can damage the teeth and just how serious these issues can get, which is why there are some things that your dentist will never let anywhere near their teeth.

Here are a few examples of things that everyone should avoid eating, tasting, or putting in their mouth if they want to avoid a serious dental emergency.


Some Serious Pain: Is Your Toothache a Dental Emergency?

April 18, 2024

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A woman suffering a severe toothache

It’s pretty normal to have tooth pain once in a while. This discomfort is often harmless and usually not a cause for concern. Even so, you should still consider a crucial question: Is your toothache a dental emergency? Your pain could be urgent and threaten your oral health. Luckily, your Mineola dentist is here to address the matter. Here’s why toothaches are sometimes dental emergencies, what may happen if they go untreated, and how urgent dental care could help.


How Teeth Whitening Can Help You Land a Job

March 6, 2024

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person smiling at job interview after teeth whitening

Did you know that a notable 71% of adults currently in or getting ready to enter the workforce are actively looking for job opportunities? In this competitive environment, you might be wondering how to stand out. Teeth whitening could be the answer! Discover the scientific reasons why teeth whitening could enhance your chances of landing your dream job and find out which professions could benefit the most from it.


4 Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency This Valentine’s Day!

February 8, 2024

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Whether you are spending a romantic evening with your significant other or having a fun night out with your friends, you don’t want your Valentine’s Day celebrations to come to a screeching halt due to a dental emergency. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep your smile safe on this special day. Continue reading to learn some tips and healthy habits to implement for the sake of your smile!


Beneficial Botulism: How Long Does BOTOX Last?

January 8, 2024

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Woman with brown hair getting BOTOX injection

Did you know your dentist is trained to administer BOTOX to reduce the appearance of aging? They use it for various treatments like to relax a locked jaw, for example, but are also qualified to apply it cosmetically. Many patients hesitate to move forward with the procedure, though, because they worry it won’t last long enough to be worthwhile. Keep reading to learn more about how long the results last after your dentist applies BOTOX.


Sugar Substitutes: Can They Cause Cavities?

December 14, 2023

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a person putting sugar substitute in their drink

You know the dangers of consuming too much sugar. It is not only harmful to your gut health but also to your teeth. Candies, cookies, and countless other foods contain processed sugar that can put your smile on the fast track to cavities and severe decay, but what about sugar substitutes? Are they just as harmful? Keep reading to find out.


Dental Damage: 3 Foods Known to Injure Your Teeth

November 14, 2023

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Illustration of a tooth fractured all over

Have you ever bitten into something, felt a sudden pain, and realized you may have broken your tooth? A chipped tooth is not only uncomfortable, but it can be costly to repair. No one wants to find themselves in this kind of dental emergency, but accidents can happen anytime. Though you can’t plan when one will occur, you can avoid putting yourself in the scenario to begin with. Keep reading to learn about 3 foods that are known to injure your teeth so you can prevent a potential problem!


Just In Time for Halloween: Scary Dental Statistics

October 31, 2023

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A woman hearing some scary dental statistics in a nightmare about a dentist

Have you ever looked at all the conditions and diseases that could be in your mouth right now? Some of them are enough to give even Stephen King the heebie jeebies. What’s even more frightening is how common some of the more insidious oral health nightmares like gum disease and cavities are.

If you’re looking for a fright for Halloween night, continue reading to discover some truly spooky statistics.


4 Essential Things You Should Know About Nitrous Oxide

September 14, 2023

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child at dentist receiving nitrous oxide sedation

As your biannual dental checkup approaches, it’s natural to feel a bit apprehensive, but there’s no need to be concerned. Sedation dentistry can significantly enhance your experience, ensuring your comfort and ease during your dental appointment. One of the available options is nitrous oxide sedation, commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” Here are four key facts to understand how it aids patients in receiving the necessary dental care in a more relaxed and pleasant environment.


How to Tell if It’s a Sinus Problem or a Toothache

August 11, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

A dentist is well-prepared to bring you relief when you have a toothache. While you might automatically think you need a dentist when experiencing pain in the upper back teeth, this isn’t always the case. Inflamed sinuses can also cause pain in the upper molars. Here’s what you need to know to tell whether taking care of your tooth pain is a job for your dentist or an ENT specialist.

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