How Medicines Affect Your Oral Health

It turns out that listening to the long-winded possible side effects at the end of drug commercials is critical for your oral health. Medicines used to treat depression, high blood pressure, severe pain, anxiety, nausea, and even a cold, can all have a negative impact. And while your primary doctor may be addressing some side-effects, … Continued

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Sedation Dentistry in Port Jervis - Pediatric and General Dentistry

Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s Pediatric Dentist Named Official Dentist for Port Jervis School District

Nicholas S. Katchen, DDS, to Give Free Dental Checks to Students   PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (November 17, 2017)—As a part of the New York State dental screening laws, the Port Jervis School District recently named Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s pediatric dentist, Dr. Nicholas Katchen, DDS, as the district’s dentist. Dr. Katchen will be responsible for providing … Continued

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Dry Mouth and Diabetes: Managing the Symptoms

This November during National Diabetes Month, healthcare professionals across the country are working to bring awareness to signs and symptoms of the disease. Because there is no vaccine or miracle drug for diabetes, it is crucial that attention is brought to the impact that diabetes has on quality of life. As those with diabetes and … Continued

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

There are 29.1 million people living in the United States who have diabetes. That’s 9.3% of the population. What diabetics might not know is that there can be complications with oral health that are tied to their blood glucose levels. The most prevalent is gum disease, and the most serious form of gum disease linked … Continued

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Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, and so is our annual Candy Buy Back drive. Bring any extra, unwrapped candy to our office now through Nov. 15, and we’ll “buy it back” in exchange for teeth-friendly treats and prizes. All candy goes to Operation Gratitude, which prepares care packages for U.S. Military members.

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October is Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October marks the annual National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). During NDHM, we would like to stress the importance of good oral health and doing The Daily 4. The Daily 4 It is important to maintain a regular oral health routine. The Daily 4 breaks that routine into four easy steps that can be followed by … Continued

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An Apple a Day

While it may not keep the doctors entirely at bay, an apple a day can benefit your oral health. September 16th is International Eat an Apple Day, and we thought it would be the perfect time to focus on the apple and other crunchy fruits and vegetables that have a positive effect on your teeth … Continued

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Quick and Painless Cavity Care for Kids

Kids are often afraid to go to the dentist, and even scarier is when a child is told that they have a cavity and the dentist is going to need to drill into their tooth. While many adults know that the procedure is relatively painless, that doesn’t much ease the mind of the child who … Continued

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

For some, a routine trip to the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience. There are even some people who are willing to endure the pain of a toothache just to avoid a trip to the dentist office, but sedation dentistry can change that. 4 Levels of Sedation Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax patients during … Continued

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