Dentist in Jamaica Queens

Dentist in Jamaica Queens

Jamaica Dentist – Queens, NY

shutterstock_131042777Liberty Dental Care P.C. is conveniently located near Jamaica Queens.  This Jamaica Queens, NY dental office is located on Liberty Avenue, a well known street in the Richmond Hill, Jamaica and Ozone Park neighborhoods of Queens.

Liberty Dental Care P.C.’s patients can take advantage of the ample street parking or take public transportation – the 112Q Bus or the A train to 111th Street and Liberty Avenue.  The dental office is directly across the street from the national chain store, 7/11.

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Ozone Park Dentist – Queens, NY

131023183246-largeLiberty Dental Care P.C. is happy to serve the Ozone Park area of Queens, NY.  This Ozone Park dental office is located in, Richmond Hill, one of the surrounding neighbors of Ozone Park, Queens.

Liberty Dental Care P.C.’s patients can take advantage of the ample street parking or take public transportation – the 112Q Bus or the A train to 111th Street and Liberty Avenue.  The dental office is directly across the street from the national chain store, 7/11.

To chew or not to chew gum–that is the question.

chewing-gumFor so long chewing gum has been frowned upon on more than one occasion. “You chew gum like a cow.” “Mommy, he stuck gum in my hair.” “Ugh, why must people throw their gum on the sidewalk, great, now my shoes are ruined.” And the list can go on and on. As children most of the time our parents told us gum was pretty much evil. They said this to us not because they didn’t want us enjoying the past-time that gum-chewing is, but because they didn’t want it to somehow end up on the rug or sandwiched between cushions in the new sofa.

As we got older chewing gum became more acceptable as it’s still a major go-to antidote for less than stellar breath. And most importantly with the invention of sugar-free gum, it now aids in the prevention of tooth decay. Yes, yes, we just said it–chew gum, sugar-free gum that is, and help prevent tooth decay. According to the American Dental Association the best by-product of chewing sugar-free gum is saliva!

Next time you’re standing in line at the checkout counter and are wondering if you should pick up that enticing pack of sugar-free gum, think of these top 5 gum-chewing benefits:

  • Causes extra flow of saliva, which aids in washing away food debris.

  • Extra saliva carries much-needed calcium and phosphate to help remineralize your teeth.

  • Saliva neutralizes the acid left behind by your food.

  • Helps prevent stains from accumulating on your teeth.

  • Alleviates dry mouth.

As an added bonus, check out the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance preferred sugar-free gum options.

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

$400 later, and now I wish I had visited my dentist.

LibertyDentalCarePCIt had been 2 years since my last visit to the dentist. I felt fine, really I did. I went to barbecues and chowed down on corn on the cob, enjoyed the crunchy candied apples at the state fair, and no pain. I even sipped on ice-cold water without any sensitivity whatsoever. And then I decided to head to the dentist where I was told that I had several cavities, and was in dire need of a deep cleaning, which for some horrid reason my insurance didn’t cover. As I sat in that chair, all I could think of was, why didn’t I take care of my teeth? Why was I not flossing, and most importantly, why had I waited so long to visit my dentist?

At Liberty Dental Care PC it is no surprise to us when we get patients who say their last visit was more than a year or two or even longer ago. According to statistics the average length of time in between visits is 3 years. We believe that is way too long. So we invite you to bring in the Spring season with a bright, clean and healthy mouth. Call us for an appointment today. You come in, we help you take care of your teeth, and there are no questions asked!

Liberty Dental Care PC

It’s a Sealed Deal: Dental Sealants

Dental SealantWhat if we told you that your back teeth–the ones that get cheese puffs and strawberry seeds stuck in them–could wear a protective cape over them like Harry Potter’s invisible cloak ready to protect you from the evils of cavities? Would you believe that this cape, also known as a dental sealant, helps create a barrier between your premolars and molars and tooth-decaying bacteria? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one of the best ways to take control of your preventive  dental care regimen is to have dental sealants applied to your teeth and here at Liberty Dental Care P.C. we couldn’t agree more.

What are  Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are made of plastic material that fills all the crevices of your back teeth so that food particles do not get stuck and begin to breed plaque bacteria. While the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research recommends that dental sealants be applied as early as possible during childhood years, we feel it’s never too late.

How painful and complicated are dental sealants?

Best part about applying dental sealants on your premolars and molars is that it is a simple procedure, which does not involve any drilling or numbing shots. Your teeth are first cleaned of debris. Once cleaned, the ridges (also known as pits and fissures) of your molars are filled with the gel-like sealant and dried with a special curing light. The dental sealants last anywhere between 5 and 10 years and should be regularly checked at each cleaning to make sure they have not worn down or come off.

And if we haven’t sealed the deal on you yet, dental sealants not only protect your molars, but they also protect your pockets. Think of all the dental bills for cavities and plaque build up you can save on!

Let’s seal the deal on your preventive oral care regimen together. Speak to us about getting dental sealants applied to your teeth at your next visit.

Liberty Dental Care P.C. 

Is There Something Stuck in My Teeth?

Woman with food stuck in her teethThere I was standing in front of my bathroom mirror wondering what had gone wrong. Was it something I said? Or should I have worn the red dress instead? I couldn’t figure out why, on our third date, Larry still hadn’t lean in for our first smooch. And then it happened.  What the…what is that? Oh no, it’s the spinach from my chicken Florentine. There  it was–the horrible culprit–in my first-kiss demise, stuck in my teeth mocking me.

Does this scenario sound familiar? We at Liberty Dental Care P.C. hear stories like this all the time. We chow down on a juicy piece of corn on the cob or savor some creamed spinach only to realize, way after the fact, we had food stuck in our teeth. Sometimes we don’t even know there’s something stuck in our teeth. Other times we might be aware, but not be able to discretely pick it out, and we play the pretend game and hope no one else notices.

However, what happens when that someone else does notice there’s a slither of food stuck in your teeth? Do they tell you? Do you even want them to tell you? Would you feel embarrassed? It seems like such a mundane thing to stress over. Still though, some of us would rather run for dear life towards a hungry alligator than utter the words, “Excuse me, but there’s something stuck in your teeth”. Many of us just can’t cope with such awkward confrontations.

Why can’t we just say it like it is?

  • We feel embarrassed
  • We don’t want to sound judgmental
  • We don’t want to embarrass someone else
  • We don’t know a person well enough to care to tell
  • Or we are just plain mean <– we’re hoping this is never the case.

But have no fear, Liberty Dental Care P.C. comes to your rescue with our favorite tips for avoiding awkward stuck-in-your-teeth moments:

There’s no need to steer clear of the delicious culprits: chips, popcorn, spinach, broccoli, sticky BBQ sauce, ribs, black pepper, red pepper flakes, mangos or the hard-to-resist sesame toasted bagel.

  1. First and foremost, floss after your meals. Flossing not only helps prevent cavities, but also keeps your pearly whites free of that unsightly string of spinach from your breakfast omelet.
  2. Take large sips of water in between every few bites of food.  The trick here is to hold the water in your mouth for a few seconds to loosen any food particles that may be stuck in gaps.
  3. Use a napkin to discretely wipe your teeth downward and out.  Remember though, this is not an invitation to wipe them squeaky clean in front of an audience.
  4. Carry a small mirror—Hair, check. Smile, check. Teeth, check, check!
  5. Excuse yourself, if at all possible, and head to the nearest restroom to do a vigorous water rinse.

See something? Say something. Here are some simple and effective ways to let someone know their morning bagel is still lingering on their teeth:

  1. Discretely say, ‘excuse me, but I believe there is something stuck in your teeth.’ (Notice how at no point did we use the word ‘you’. By leaving out the word you, you’re not sounding accusatory, but instead concerned).
  2. Make eye contact and slyly tap your teeth to gesture that something is in their teeth.
  3. Casually mention it in passing. If you’re having a one-on-one conversation with someone, the key here is to nonchalantly alert them, and keep the talk going so that your kind gesture or their teeth do not become the focus.
  4. And if you still feel uncomfortable coming forward, this one rarely ever fails…Ask the person who has something stuck in their teeth, ‘do you see anything stuck in my teeth? I’m always so self-conscious about that’. This usually prompts the other person to ask the same thing right back.

In the end, it all boils down to simple courtesy. Ask yourself, would you want to go throughout the day with your teeth as a neon sign for what you ate earlier?

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flossing 101

Liberty Dental Care P.C. wishes you a great New Year full of positive energy and above all, great oral health!

The New Year always welcomes us with new possibilities, rejuvenation, goals of fixing what didn’t work the prior year, and hopes of sticking to those very same goals. Last year, we suggested that you smile into the New Year with confidence. This year let’s focus on something just as simple yet even more instrumental in your oral healthcare routine. Grab a seat and let’s floss for a bit.

FlossingIt’s probably the most common piece of advice we here at our dentist’s office – floss daily – but do we ever listen? When was the last time you flossed? We’ll cover our ears, come on, say it out loud; was it this morning? last night? last week? or perhaps never? Well, we are here to tell you that it’s never ever ever too late to begin flossing. It is a daily habit that our teeth depend on to remain plaque-free, Tartar-free, and not to mention, free of gum disease.

How does flossing really work?

We accumulate plaque on a daily basis. It is a sticky film that lies on our teeth and in between crevices. This plaque carries bacteria, which in turn releases acids that can lead to tooth decay. Once this plaque begins to build and harden between our teeth, it shows up as tartar (also known as dental calculus). Tartar can only be removed by your dentist with a cleaning or for more extreme cases a deep cleaning. By flossing daily you are able to remove the plaque that develops into tartar and are better able to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

What do we get from flossing daily?

  1. We avoid gum disease. Gum disease manifests itself in many ways and the early onset starts with gingivitis, which is attributed with a swelling of the gums due to tartar buildup.
  2. We avoid bad breath. While brushing twice a day aids in keeping our teeth and mouth clean, it can not reach every crevice in between teeth. This is where flossing comes in handy; it can get into tough spots and ensure that you don’t have plaque-bacteria-causing food particles stuck in between.
  3. We spend less on dental care. Floss daily and you automatically reduce your likelihood of needing heavy-duty dental intervention leaving your pockets empty.
  4. We avoid that feeling of embarrassment many of us experience when getting our teeth checked knowing our dentist will see the inevitable proof that we have been neglecting our teeth.

How do we floss?

It’s not as daunting nor time-consuming as you may think. The number one rule is to start with a floss you feel comfortable with and will use daily. Flat floss tends to work best for those with wider gaps between their teeth, while thinner floss works best for teeth that have very little or no space in between. Not sure which floss to get? Check out these recommendations.

Once you have the floss you feel comfortable with, grab a 16-18″ piece. Wound one end around your middle finger and then do the same with the other end on your other middle finger. Use your thumbs to hold the floss snugly in place. The key is to try to get around your teeth, so the best reference is to try to form a “C” curve, sliding the floss around the sides of your teeth. You then also want to gently run the floss up and down your individual teeth. Continue this pattern all the way back to your molars. You can also follow this diagram to make sure you’re getting the most out of your flossing.

So how about it? Let’s make this year the year of the floss!

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

 

 

 

Picking the Right Toothbrush is Easy as 1-2-3

ToothbrushShopping at modern-day drugstores like Duane Reade or CVS bring me sheer joy. I’m that shopper that can easily spend an hour browsing and comparing everything from lipstick shades to toothbrushes. The oral hygiene aisle always gets me, and usually tacks on an extra 10 minutes to my visit. For one thing, most of the time there are about 101 types of toothbrushes to choose from. You have your choice of soft, medium, or hard bristles; ridge or non-ridge grip handles; large or small heads; and not to mention a whole rainbow of colors to pick from. But do we really know what we’re looking for?

Aside from your friends at Liberty Dental Care P.C., you know your mouth better than anyone else. You know if you are a constant snacker of hard-to-get-out-of-your-teeth cheese puffs or if you have molars that are especially hard to reach. For these very reasons The American Dental Association does not necessarily recommend manual vs. electric brushes, but instead suggests that you choose a toothbrush that is easy enough to use twice  a day.

Here are our top 3 tips for choosing the best toothbrush:

  1. Size does matter. Your toothbrush should be small or large enough to reach the surfaces of your back teeth and molars. You want to be able to brush around corners  and in between crevices that may be harboring hidden food particles and plaque bacteria. Tip: Stand in front of your bathroom mirror. Open your mouth wide and stick in your pointer finger reaching towards your back molars. If your finger is able to touch all surfaces of your molars and get into the corners, use this finger as a size indicator when trying to decide what size the head of your toothbrush should be to get the job done right.
  2. Rounded bristles are gentler on your gums. Take a look at the bristles. If they look jagged or sharp, put it right back on the shelf and move along. These types of rough bristles can tear and scrape your gums leaving them sore. Instead, aim to get rounded bristles that will massage your gums.
  3. Handle with care. Make sure the brush handle gives you a comfortable grip to hold onto and will not break off with normal use.

Bonus tip: Check out this list of oral hygiene brands that have received the ADA Seal of Approval.

Still not sure which toothbrush is best for you? Speak to us at your next visit or call us at (718) 322-1415.

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

 

Top Reasons For Dental Cleaning: Prevent Gum Disease

One Of The Top Reasons For Dental Cleaning:Prevent Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease?  Gum disease or gingivitis is a periodontal disease.  It is, according to the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia “an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss.”

What causes Gingivitis or Gum Disease? A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia goes on to state that “gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits. Plaque is a sticky material made of bacteria, mucus, and food debris that develops on the exposed parts of the teeth.  Plaque and tartar irritate and inflame the gums. Bacteria and the toxins they produce cause the gums to become infected, swollen, and tender.”

What are some signs of Gingivitis?

  • Bleeding gums (blood on toothbrush even with gentle brushing of the teeth)
  • Bright red or red-purple appearance to gums
  • Gums that are tender when touched, but otherwise painless
  • Mouth sores
  • Swollen gums
  • Shiny appearance to gums

Prevention – It is important to know that if diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed.  If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow.  Good oral hygiene is the best prevention against gingivitis.  The key factors are:

  • Regular dental cleanings and check ups at least every 6 months
  • Floss gently daily at least once per day
  • Brush twice a day

Top Reasons For Dental Cleaning: Prevent Oral Cancer

One Of The Top Reasons For Dental Cleaning:Prevent Oral Cancer

Dental Cleaning_Oral Cancer ScreeningAccording to statistics from The Oral Cancer Foundation, the U.S. reports a death due to oral cancer every hour of every day.  That’s a total of 24 deaths per day or 8,760 deaths per year.  And if those numbers aren’t alarming enough, The Oral Cancer Foundation also reported that “mouth cancer will be newly diagnosed in about 100 new individuals each day” or 36,500 people per year.

So what exactly is oral cancer? Oral cancer refers to any cancer that falls into the head and neck cancer category.  Common names include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer.

Oral cancer should be taken seriously and not seen as a “rare” cancer.  When you have your dental cleaning at Liberty Dental Care PC in Queens, NY, our dentists are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early. For more information speak to one of our dentists during your next dental check-up and feel free to browse through The Oral Cancer Foundation‘s website.

It’s a Thin Line Between the Food Your Teeth Love and Hate

Keeping Your Teeth Nutritionally Healthy Has Never Been Easier

We’re always hearing about what we can’t eat, but what about what we can eat for better teeth? More than ever today we need to practice living in preventive-mode vs. reactive-mode. Why wait for those horrid cavities to form on your teeth when all you need to do is be a bit more mindful about your daily eating habits. At Liberty Dental Care P.C. we love having you come in for your regular visits, but we also want you to know that taking control of your oral healthcare is as easy as eating pie! Life is not about restricting every urge you have to enjoy a lollipop. It’s about enjoying the sweetness of life in moderation.

Before we get started it’s important to understand what SUGAR and ACID do in your mouth. Sugar, once it hits your mouth pretty much just fuels plaque bacteria, which then converts the sugar into acid. The longer this cycle continues in your mouth at any given moment, the easier it will be for the decaying process to produce cavities.

The Love / Hate Relationship Between Your Teeth and Food…

So what exactly happens with food once it hits your teeth? Say you pack a lunch and in it you include two types of sweets, one apple and one lollipop. Here’s what happens when you eat that sweet juicy apple: You take a bite and immediately the fiber in the apple causes you to produce saliva. This extra moisture in your mouth now naturally washes away any sugars that came from the apple. Presto! You’ve now just avoided sugar sitting on your teeth for hours. Now let’s pretend you caved in and went for the lollipop instead; because you’re not getting any extra moisture in your mouth, sugar literally is clinging to your teeth and fueling the plaque bacteria in your mouth. And chances are you’ll probably enjoy that sucker for a bit and release sugar into your mouth for a prolonged time, which will then just continue the acid decaying process.

Food for thought… What’s worse, eating 5 donuts in one sitting, cause you know you just can’t have one, or eating a donut for breakfast, then another after lunch, and then yet another after dinner?

 

Actually, while eating 5 donuts in one sitting is not the smartest belly-friendly idea, it’s better than having the 3-donut fix throughout the day. According to The American Dental Association, once the sugars in your mouth convert into acids they begin to “attack your teeth for 20 minutes or more” and that is where the problem lies. Instead of having this acid attack one time, you now have it attacking your teeth repeatedly for most of the day.

Rekindle that loving relationship between food and your teeth with these simple tips:

  • Munch on more fiber-rich fruits and veggies like, apples, broccoli, and baby carrots. These foods will aid in saliva production while washing away residual sugars in your mouth.
  • Increase your intake of cheeses, plain yogurt, milk and other dairy foods. These all contain calcium and phosphates, which help to replenish minerals lost from your teeth caused by other foods.
  • Keep your mouth hydrated by drinking plenty of fluoridated water. Fluoride is a mineral in your teeth that helps make them more resistant to the acid caused by plaque bacteria and sugars, while also potentially reversing early tooth decay.
  • Stick to either green or black teas. Both are a good source of polyphenols, which can interact with plaque bacteria by either killing or suppressing it.
  • Toss in some peanuts, almonds, or walnuts into your next meal. These nuts are great sources of calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D, which all help keep your teeth healthy.

And for the love of teeth, next time you come in for a visit, speak to us about how a nutritional diet can help protect and preserve your oral healthcare.

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

Smile Into The New Year With Confidence

Liberty Dental Care P.C. excitedly welcomes you into the New Year!

Are you stuck on what to include in your New Year’s resolutions list? Have you made the list in past years and just tucked it away? Here at Liberty Dental Care P.C. we feel a smile is always a bright and easy way to start off your new year. Our specialized services in Teeth Whitening, Veneer Placement, and Invisalign® Clear Braces, are sure to help you bring in the new year with all smiles. Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions today to smile more often with confidence.

The Smiling Possibilities Are Endless…

  • Boost your mood – Break out that mirror and have fun making silly smiles at yourself, it will not only lift your mood but also anyone else walking by you.
  • Relieve stress – When you smile your brain naturally releases endorphins, which are known to produce a sense of well being, therefore relieving stress levels.
  • A grin a day keeps the doctor away – Laughing has been known to increase the number of anti-body producing cells in your immune system.
  • Make your beauty routine effortless – Yes that’s right smiling trumps concealer, foundation, and even lip-gloss any day.
  • Smiling is contagious – It is the universal sign of happiness and joy so don’t be left out and join the rest of us smile aficionados.

Let Liberty Dental Care P.C. help you achieve a New Year’s worth of beautiful and confident smiles. Call us today at 718-322-1415 or visit our website to schedule your dental appointment online.

Make it a great smiling New Year!

Liberty Dental Care P.C.

One Hour Teeth Whitening in Richmond Hill | Queens, NY

Professional 1 Hour Teeth Whitening in Richmond Hill, Queens

One hour is all you need in order to get whiter teeth.  Our office uses the LumaCool Whitening System.  The LumaCool Whitening System uses L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) technology producing a high-speed, safe and cool in-office power whitening system.

The system whitens both arches simultaneously in less than an hour!  If you live in the Richmond Hill, Ozone Park or Jamaica area of Queens, NY, visit our office for a professional one hour teeth whitening at a very reasonable rate.

Quality Dental Implants with Quality Products | Zimmer Dental

Quality Dental Implants Products with Zimmer Dental

If you are going to make the expense on getting dental implants, make sure that your dentist or periodontist is using quality dental implants and surgical products. We care about our work and are proud to provide quality work that’s why we make sure to use Zimmer Dental products for dental implants.

Zimmer Dental is recognized as a leading dental implant manufacturer with selling over 2 million units worldwide. In fact, Zimmer Dental has been selected as one of the top 25 dental implant products of 2011 by Dentistry Today. According to Dentistry Today’s First Annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Implant Products, the companies were “selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative implant products.”

Endodontic/ Root Canal Specialist | Richmond Hill, NY

Dr. Amber Chu | Endodontic/ Root Canal Specialist

Dr. Amber Chu is a part-time dentist at Liberty Dental Care PC in Richmond Hill, Queens NY and a full-time dentist at Kew Gardens Dental Specialties in Kew Gardens, Queens NY.  Dr. Chu received her DDS degree from the NYU College of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry for 6 years prior to entering Endodontic training at the University of Southern California. Dr. Chu has been invited to present in numerous professional meetings for her research on “the irrigation patterns of NaOCl”.

Dr. Amber Chu is known for her ability to calm anxious patients. Being dental phobic herself, she perfected the technique of painless injection and developed a chairside manner that comforts the most fearful patients. With her background in general dentistry, she develops a treatment plan tailored to each individual with a restorative perspective. Dr. Chu also enjoys communicating with her referring dentists.

Dr. Jeffrey Chu | Periodontic & Dental Implants Specialist

Periodontic & Dental Implants Specialist | Richmond Hill, NY

Dr. Jeffrey Chu is a part-time dentist at Liberty Dental Care PC and a full-time dentist at Kew Gardens Dental Specialties.  Dr.  Chu received his DDS degree from the NYU College of Dentistry, and his certificate in Periodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chu has been invited to numerous research and professional meetings to present his research on oral cancer and the effective use of lasers in periodontal surgery.

He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis, soft and hard tissue cosmetic procedures, guided tissue regeneration, single or full-mouth reconstruction with implants, and internal or lateral-window sinus elevation. Dr. Chu believes periodontists play a supportive role in dentistry. He is often called on to provide instruction and assistance to general practitioners for implant placement, restoration and a variety of other surgical procedures.

Need a Dental Treatment, Don’t have Dental Insurance & Low on Cash?

CareCredit: A Healthcare Credit Card

Have a dental emergency that’s going to cost you a few hundreds of dollars but don’t have dental insurance? Or are you tired of a crack tooth and want to repair your smile with dental veneers or dental implants but your dental insurance doesn’t cover it?

Worry no more, CareCredit is here to help finance dental and medical treatments and procedures.  CareCredit covers treatment amounts ranging from $1 to over $25,000 with a variety of low minimum monthly payment plans.  Now you can visit your Richmond Hill dentist with peace in mind.

 What Can CareCredit Do For You:

  • Help pay for co-payments, deductibles, and treatment not covered by insurance
  • Help start treatment immediately and pay over time with low minimum monthly payments
  • Apply quickly and easily at our Richmond Hill dental office
  • Apply online at CareCredit.com or call (800) 365-8295

Types of CareCredit Plans:

  • No Interest: 6 or 12 months payment plan with no interest
  • Low Interest: 24, 36, 48 or 60 months low payment plans

Dental Implants | Richmond Hill, Queens NY

Photo from: www.dentalimplantshq.org

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are made to resemble your natural teeth. Ideal candidates are people in good oral health that have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

Liberty Dental Care PC is the dental implant center for Queens: Richmond Hill, NY – Jamaica, NY – Ozone Park, NY.

Dr. Jeffrey Chu is the dental specialist that specializes in the placement of dental implants.

Traditional Dental Braces vs. Clear Braces: Invisalign

Do you have some teeth you would like to straighten out?  Have you after contemplated over traditional wired dental braces versus clear braces like the Invisalign?  Dental braces or orthodontic braces are made of metal and remains in the mouth throughout the entire treatment process while clear braces or Invisalign are made of removable invisible aligners that resembles teeth-whitening trays.

If you’re interested in learning more on clear braces or Invisalign, visit our Orthodontics section of our page and browser through the Invisalign FAQs.  You would learn things like:

  • Invisalign aligners were cleared by the FDA in 1998
  • More than 1.3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign

Dental Veneers | The “Hollywood” Makeover

Dental Veneers | The “Hollywood” Makeover| Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental veneers are thin layers of restorative materials designed to be placed over the front surface of the teeth to improve the teeth’s appearance.  Dental veneers are custom-made shells that helps change the color, shape, size, or length of the existing teeth.

Reasons to Get Dental Veneers:

There are plenty of reasons to get dental veneers and they all relate to fixing the teeth whether it’s to repair worn down or chipped teeth, teeth with gaps or misaligned or even discolored teeth.

Back-to-School Contest | Apple iPod Shuffle

Liberty Dental Care PC is running a back-to-school contest for children patients.

Bring your children in for a dental appointment from now until October 21st and enter them to win a new Apple iPod Shuffle!

To schedule an appointment you can call us at (718)322-1415 or visit our website and schedule an appointment online.

Back-to-School Dental Check-Ups

Preparing for our children to go back to school involves more than shopping for school supplies and clothing, it also includes getting dental check-ups. The American Dental Association recommends that children, just like adults, should visit the dentist at least twice a year.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay is the most common persistent disease among children in the United States. Believe it or not, tooth decay issues among children, accounts for over 51 million hours of school time lost every year. Bottom line…when a child has dental pain, they are not able to concentrate and focus on their school work.

When children are young, parents have more control over their dental hygiene. You can trust the dental professional staff at Liberty Dental Care PC with your children’s dental health. With regular check-ups, we can detect issues such as toothache, bad breath, and tooth decay ahead of time and get them corrected.

Change Your Toothbrush Often

Toothbrushes become worn out and are less effective after a few months and should be changed every 3 months. People with gum disease should change their toothbrushes every 4 – 6 weeks because bacteria can harbor in the bristles.

Here’s a couple of good tips:

  • rinse toothbrushes out with hot water after every use
  • change them after getting over a cold or illness