Understanding the Risks of Gum Disease

Understanding the Risks of Gum Disease Periodontal disease More commonly referred to as “gum disease” — is an infectious condition that causes loss of bone and gum support around the teeth. As you might guess, destruction of these supportive tissues can lead to one major problem: tooth loss. But surprisingly to most, gum disease affects […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Long Island

How Can a Dentist Treat Sleep Apnea? Do you suspect that you have a sleeping disorder? Does your sleep partner or roommate hear you snoring from across your home? Is sleep apnea treatment something you’ve already talked to your doctor about? A dentist could offer the most convenient sleep apnea treatment and you didn’t even […]

Top 5 Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants

Top 5 Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants When it comes to replacing missing teeth, the most common treatment choices have always been dental bridges or dentures. But now, dentistry is turning the tide, with implant therapy setting the gold standard of care in regard to rehabilitation and tooth replacement. Here’s why… 1. Dental Implants are […]

Causes of TMJ Disorder

What Are The Causes of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder? Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as “TMD” or “TMJD” is an uncomfortable condition that affects the joints at either end of the mandible, where your jaw attaches to the rest of the mouth. The joint is one that moves differently than others in the body, allowing […]

Three Options Sachem Dental Offers To Whiten Your Teeth

Long Island Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening, sometimes called tooth bleaching, is now a common procedure offered in most dental offices. Sachem Dental is one of Long Island’s leading Zoom Teeth Whitening providers in Suffolk County. Zoom Whitening is the acceleration of the whitening process using ultraviolet light. The Zoom Whitening procedure takes about 90 minutes […]

Why You Should See A Dental Hygienist Twice A Year

Why Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned Twice a Year? You might be wondering why your dentist recommends seeing a dental hygienist twice a year. The reason this is absolutely necessary is because plaque needs to be removed from the mouth consistently twice a year. If left uncleaned for more than six months it begins […]