Why Does The Cold Make Our Teeth Hurt

Do you notice that your teeth are starting to hurt now that it’s getting colder? Believe it or not, sensitive teeth can also be sensitive to the temperatures outside. A lot of dental patients complain that the cold air not only stings their cheeks but hurts their mouth. However, simple science explains why your teeth […]

5 Holiday Foods That Make Our Teeth Hurt

The holiday season is known for its treats and rich foods, but while they are fun to enjoy, not every holiday treat is good for our teeth. In fact, instead of worrying about waistlines this holiday season, it may be more prudent to worry about your dental health if you don’t want to spend your […]

Using Dental Sedation To Help Special Needs Patients

  For people with any anxieties or discomfort in the dentist’s chair, it can be difficult to find the right oral health care clinic. Your Shrewsbury dentist recognizes this, and our practice takes care to maintain a friendly and caring environment where people feel they can trust the services they receive. When patients who have […]

What is a Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Even if you visit your dentist regularly, sometimes you need specialized procedures. If you’ve ever had a dental emergency or a problem too severe for your dentist to help with, you may have seen a maxillofacial surgeon to correct it. How is a Maxillofacial Surgeon Different from a Dentist? Maxillofacial surgeons go beyond regular dental […]

What Type of Fillings Are There?

No one wants the headache—or, more accurately, the toothache—of getting a cavity. The good news is that if you do have cavities, it’s a simple fix. Filling a cavity is a quick procedure that stops a cavity from growing and causing further tooth decay. However, not all fillings are the same. You have several options […]

Dental Sedation for Special Needs

Dental Sedation for Special Needs Going to the dentist can create anxiety, especially for special needs patients. Dental sedation can make a visit to the dentist safer for both adults and children with special needs, and reduce fear surrounding the event. While everyone’s situation varies, different types of sedation for different circumstances can help create […]

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work? Have you ever gone to the dentist and been given laughing gas for a procedure? You might remember that it stopped you from feeling any pain when your dentist extracted that tooth. That’s the power of nitrous oxide, the top inhaled pain reliever across all types of medicine.    Anesthetic […]

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out Tooth eruption might sound terrifying—until you learn that it only means a child’s teeth are coming in. Even if you already know how children’s teeth erupt and fall out, understanding the process and what to expect at certain ages can help minimize the stress that comes with tooth […]

What to do When a Dental Emergency Occurs

Almost everyone has suffered a dental emergency or knows someone who has had a dental emergency. When a tooth is knocked out or damaged, and sudden pain occurs, it can be easy to panic – but staying calm in an emergency situation can be crucial for a positive outcome. Educate yourself on what to do […]

Staten Island Dentist Wishes You A Happy Fourth

Fourth of July is filled with fireworks and celebrations and Oakwood Dental Arts of Staten Island wants you to be happy, that’s why we’re here to offer a few tips to keep your teeth healthy this 4th!  For starters, stay hydrated!! We know that during the holidays your consumption of alcohol may be higher than […]