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Benefits of Nitrous Oxide

It is common for people to feel uncomfortable about visiting the dentist, whether you dislike the sound of the drill or have anxiety from previous experiences. At Park Slope Dentistry, we want our patients to be able to relax while they are sitting in one of our chairs, so we offer nitrous oxide to those who are anxious. Nitrous oxide is more frequently refer to as laughing gas and is used in most dental offices.Dentist Brooklyn NY

Calming- Many people are nervous and anxious when they are sitting in the chair. When laughing gas is used, it can have a calming effect on the patient.

Minimal Sedation- If nitrous oxide is used on you at the dentist, it usually wears off quickly, so you would be able to drive yourself home. The amount you receive depends on the type of procedure.

Replaces Needles- It is very common for people to be afraid or dislike needles, especially a needle in their mouth. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask, so there are no needles required.

If you are interested in learning more about the use of nitrous oxide or want to schedule your next dental appointment at Park Slope Dentistry, call us at (718) 768-1111 right now. We look forward to becoming your dentist in Brooklyn, NY.

Holiday Foods That Are Actually Bad for Your Teeth

With the holidays approaching quickly, we know you are excited to spend quality time with your family while enjoying delicious home-cooked meals. The most important thing about the holidays is not what you are eating, but who you are dining with at the table. At Park Slope Dentistry, we want you to enjoy the additional time with your family, but also be aware of the food that can harm your teeth. Discover three common foods that can be dangerous to your teeth.Dentist Brooklyn NY

Dried Fruits- When it comes to dried fruit, you might not think it is unhealthy for your teeth. However, it is made with sugar and pieces can easily stick to your teeth.

Eggnog- You may not be aware that eggnog is full of sugar and will stick to your teeth if not washed away with water or by brushing your teeth.

Stuffing- It is a tradition in most households for people to indulge their taste buds with stuffing on Thanksgiving. Since stuffing is high in starch, it is quickly converted to sugars that will cling to your teeth.

If you wish to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Brooklyn, NY, you can call our office at (718) 768-1111 today. We can schedule your appointment before or after the holidays.

3 Types of Halloween Candy That Can Hurt Your Child’s Teeth

Dentist Brooklyn NYTRICK OR TREAT! That’s right, it is almost that time of year again when the witches and pumpkins come knocking on your door for candy. Halloween is just around the corner and we know you are excited to help your child pick out their costume, but you might also be concerned with how much candy your child is going to eat. As you know, candy is not ideal for anyone’s teeth, but certain types of candy are worse.

Hard Candy- Your child might try to chew hard candy, which can break their teeth. Be on the lookout when your child is eating lollipops and other hard candy, so they don’t chip a tooth.

Gummies- When it comes to gummies, they are very acidic which wears down enamel the fastest.

Sticky Candy- If it sticks to your child’s fingers, then it will stick to their teeth. When candy sticks to your child’s teeth, it can start breaking down the enamel.

If you have any questions about Halloween candy or want to schedule an appointment for your child, you can count on us to be your child’s dentist in Brooklyn, NY.  Give us a call today at (718) 768-1111 for additional information.