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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More