Dentistry VS. Direct-To-Consumer Aligners

Oral health and hygiene are important aspects of our overall health and wellbeing. Proper oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing, can help eliminate bad breath, decrease tooth staining, and prevent cavities and gum disease. An equally important aspect of oral health is the alignment or realignment of your teeth. In recent years, the rise of direct-to-consumer clear aligners made to... read more »

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath | Treating Halitosis with Brooklyn Smile

Bad breath can have many causes. From poor dental hygiene to certain illnesses, excessive snoring and medications, thousands of people deal with chronic halitosis every day. With so many causes of bad breath, it’s important to understand the mechanisms that cause it and how working with a dental team can help treat the problem. What Causes Bad Breath? In short,... read more »

What is Restorative Dentistry, and Do You Need It?

What Is Restorative Dentistry? Simply put, restorative dentistry is the replacement of missing or damaged teeth, but the full answer is far more complicated. Restorative dentistry covers a wide array of procedures, all aimed at improving your smile and oral health. No matter your unique situation, a great dentist will work with you to understand your needs and wants, establish... read more »

Plan Ahead or Lose Thousands of Dollars!

How many times have you said to yourself, “It’s too busy at work to see my dentist”, or “It is getting close to the Holiday’s, I don’t have time”. Unfortunately, that approach effects your health, and could cost you thousands of dollars in unused insurance coverage. If someone offered you $1,000 to take time  to see your dentist, would you... read more »

Velscope® Oral Cancer Screening

It is a good idea to get an oral cancer screening once per year. As you see in the photo, this cancer is not visually seen by a simple oral visual exam. The Velscope however can detect something wrong under the gums and then be referred to a specialist for a biopsy. We have detected two cancers this year and... read more »

Do You Know the Health Risks of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues supporting your teeth and may increase your risk of all kinds of other health complications, such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Gum disease has even been linked with problems in pregnancy (low birth weight), dementia, Alzheimer's and heart attack. In addition, the state of your teeth also affects your overall... read more »

How to Choose a Great Family Dentist in Brooklyn, NY

THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons why someone in Brooklyn, NY might need a new family dentist. Maybe their insurance changed, they’re new to the borough, or they simply haven’t looked for a dentist yet. Whatever the reason, if you don’t already have a dentist, it’s a good idea to choose one now so that you and your family can... read more »

What Exactly Are Dental Implants?

MODERN DENTISTRY IS incredible, including modern dental implants. Tooth decay, accidents, and injuries that once would have left someone with a gap in their smile that they could never fill can now be treated so that everything looks and works about as good as new. In many cases, those teeth can even be saved through root canal therapy. When that... read more »

Dental Implants and Bone Grafting

Dental implants are a wonderful option for permanently replacing missing teeth. Though the treatment process is long, the results of secure, natural-feeling teeth make it well worth it. If you've suffered from long-term tooth loss, you may require a bone graft before dental implants can be placed. Brooklyn dentist Gary Herskovitz offers this overview of bone grafting and dental implants.... read more »

Why Are Your Back Teeth So Important?

Over the last 40 years in practice I have heard so many times that no one sees the back, so just fix the front teeth that are wearing or breaking down.  People do not realize the importance of back teeth for function and cosmetics. The front teeth are used to bite off a piece of the food you are eating.... read more »