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HPV/Oral Cancer Facts

HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancers are harder to discover than tobacco related cancers because the symptoms are not always obvious to the individual who is developing the disease, or to professionals that are looking for it. They can be very subtle and painless. A dentist or doctor should evaluate any symptoms that you are concerned [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HPV/Oral Cancer Facts

Everything You Need to Know About Sealants

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities. Molars, our back teeth, are often hard to reach and clean. Anatomically, molars have deep grooves and a rough surface. This creates a place for leftover food to stick to, and bacteria to grow. When these bacteria and food particles meet, they produce acids [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Sealants

Why Should Pediatricians and Pediatric Dentists Work Together?

In the past, we have tried to prevent dental caries by maintaining good oral hygiene, using topical and systemic fluorides, and limiting prolonged exposure to sugars in the diet. These are all reasonable and still useful in preventing tooth decay when many teeth have already erupted into the mouth, but the process of tooth decay [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Should Pediatricians and Pediatric Dentists Work Together?

World Oral Health Day – Tips For a Healthy Mouth

World Oral Health Day is upon us! March 20th is a day to celebrate your oral health. A healthy mouth allows you to speak, smile, eat, drink and can boost social interaction and promote self-esteem. An unhealthy mouth can cause discomfort, pain, disease, and can sometimes lead a lack of self-confidence. Our mouths can often offer us [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Oral Health Day – Tips For a Healthy Mouth

CHECK OUT THE EXCITEMENT FROM LIC FAMILY FUN DAY!

Success! Thank you to everyone who came out to see our new office and meet our dentists, along with the Mount Sinai Pediatricians. We really appreciate you beating the rain to celebrate Children's National Dental Health Month with us last Sunday. We hope that you learned a thing or two about good oral hygiene, all [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHECK OUT THE EXCITEMENT FROM LIC FAMILY FUN DAY!

MEET LIC’S NEW PEDIATRIC DENTIST!

Hello! My name is Abby Brecher and I’m the new Pediatric Dentist at ProHEALTH Dental in Long Island City. My approach to pediatric dentistry is a preventive one; I believe in the importance of education in establishing good oral health and value my responsibility of providing caretakers with the proper tools to allow and reinforce [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MEET LIC’S NEW PEDIATRIC DENTIST!

RADIATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL X-RAYS

Radiation from dental radiographs is quite minimal and very safe for healthy patients to be exposed to. This chart shows the amount of radiation a person receives from various activities. Sources https://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=safety-xray https://www.epa.gov/radiation/radiation-sources-and-doses https://www.epa.gov/radiation/calculate-your-radiation-dose https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/radiation/health-effects/info.html#dose http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/x-rays https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15897284 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18762634

By | January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RADIATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL X-RAYS

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ORTHODONTICS?

Hello, my name is Dr. Vasso Ziotis and I am a specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics here at ProHEALTH Dental. I am very passionate about orthodontics and educating my patients about the importance of oral health. My primary goal is to provide each patient with a tailored, individualized treatment to achieve a beautiful, natural [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ORTHODONTICS?

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT PROHEALTH DENTAL LIC?

It has been an exciting month here in Long Island City as we transitioned into our brand new office. Our Hunter’s Point Dental patients are nicely situated in their new surroundings right down the block and it has been great meeting many new patients from the community.  If you haven’t already, please stop by and visit [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHAT’S HAPPENING AT PROHEALTH DENTAL LIC?

WHY YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ORAL CANCER & WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT IT

We all like to believe that taking regular visits to the dentist equates to good oral health. However, statistics show only 15%-25% of those who regularly visit their dentist receive an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer can seriously affect your health and should not be ignored. In its earliest stages, oral cancer is virtually undetectable [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ORAL CANCER & WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT IT