The Correlation Between Sleep Apnea & Diabetes

It’s estimated that over 100 million Americans have diabetes in some form while 22 million suffer from sleep apnea, and 80% of cases with severe and moderate OSA undiagnosed. Alone, both of these conditions can lead to an impact in the daily functioning of people, but when combined (which they often are), the health complications…

Gum Disease May Play Role In Alzheimer’s Development, Researchers Suggest

The Telegraph (UK) (1/23, Knapton) reports that “gum disease may play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists believe.” According to the article, “Researchers said they now had ‘solid evidence’ that the bacteria which causes periodontitis produces an enzyme which destroys neurons leading to memory loss.” The article says that the bacteria…

Choose the Most Effective Toothpaste for Your Needs

The shelves in the dental hygiene aisle at stores are filled with a variety of dental care products. In fact, there are more than 40 toothpaste brands that are available in the market and each is offering a different dental solution than the next. The real question is, do all the products offered have the…

A Look at the History of Dental Implants

It’s safe to say dentistry has come a long way since early attempts at oral care. Many of the treatment options we have today are not only more effective than they were in the past — they’re also a great deal less painful due to anesthetics and pain medications. One of the standout accomplishments for…

Dental Myths Debunked with Dr. Beshar

At Marc J. Beshar Dentistry, we’re used to patients asking us questions. And that’s ok because chatting with our patients is always enjoyable. Occasionally, we’ll get a question that goes something like this: “I heard from a friend that if you (insert dental myth here), that it’s better for your teeth.” Sometimes they’re true, but…

What’s Your Tongue Say?

Many people are unaware of just how important oral health is in regard to your overall health. It’s for this reason that our New York City dentist Dr. Beshar wants to prove a point today. We want to ask you if you know what your tongue looks like. Yes, you read that right. We want…

Healthy Hydration with Food

With the weather heating up in New York City, many people are starting to remember how important proper hydration is throughout the day. Dental implant provider Dr. Beshar has plenty of patients come in and ask about the best ways to hydrate during the day, and they’re always surprised by one of the first answers…

The Perks of a Complete Smile

If you’ve lost a tooth and you’re worried that your teeth could become misaligned as a result, it may be time to start looking into viable tooth-replacement options. While other patients may opt for dentures or no treatment at all, not all treatments will prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place the way…

Encouraging Good Dental Health in Children

The attitudes and habits that children learn during their youth will often follow them into adulthood. Why not set your child up for success? Teaching your child to take proper care of their smile now will help them enjoy a lifetime of great dental health. Unfortunately, there are many parents who assume that since their…

Dental Hygiene is More Than White Teeth

People usually focus on their dental hygiene because they want a beautiful smile. Poor dental hygiene can be embarrassing. After all, puffy and inflamed gums and bad breath aren’t the most desirable traits in a person. If you’re like most people, you stay on top of your dental hygiene because you want your teeth to…