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Cohoes NY Dentist Blog

Apr
29

Invisible Braces Can Help Adults, Too

Crooked or overlapping teeth can be a source of embarrassment, making you feel self-conscious about your smile. However, when they change the stability and function of your bite, crooked teeth can also lead to problems down the road. Dr. Frederick…

Mar
30

Is Sugar Actually Bad For Teeth?

For years now, dentists have been warning us about the dangers of sugar to our teeth, but health information seems to be always changing. One day “everyone knows” something is bad and the next it's good, so could that be…

Feb
24

6 Reasons You May Need Dental Implants

Do you currently have dentures, but don’t like the messy denture adhesives and slippage when you’re talking or eating? Do you have pain due to a broken or severely cracked tooth? Maybe you’ve heard about dental implants and are wondering…

Jan
25

How Bad Are Root Canals, Really?

Root canal: The procedure induces dread in people with just the mention of its’ name. “I need to have a root canal.” Someone complains and you answer: “Sorry to hear that.” However, if you ask most people what a root…

Dec
30

The Link Between Your Mouth and Your Health

Popular wisdom tells us that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” However, to Dr. Frederick Marra, the mouth can be the “window” to a view of your general health. In fact, your mouth can act as a “door”…

Nov
21

Refresh Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

As we get older, our teeth start to show our age. Years of use can cause cracks, gaps, chips, and discoloration, making us feel self-conscious. When this happens maybe we don’t smile as freely as we should. You may glance…

Oct
26

A Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Figures now show that somewhere between 9% to 15% of Americans neglect receiving needed dental care due to various fears surrounding dental visits. These would rather suffer painful, infected, discolored, and damaged teeth than set foot in a dental office.…

Sep
27

How Well Do You Know Your Teeth?

Can you name your teeth? We use them to chew. They play a huge part in creating the shape of your mouth and your entire face. Others see them when you smile which helps you make first impressions when you…

Aug
30

The Causes of Cavities and How to Prevent Them

You just can’t deny how important teeth are. We use them to eat which nourishes our bodies and helps us grow strong and stay healthy. They also make up our smile which is a big part of making a good…

Jul
29

How To Improve Your Gum Health

Are you experiencing bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are often a symptom of gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gum tissue. When gum disease is left untreated, it can progress to a more advanced stage. In…