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Emergency! Save that Tooth!

Dental emergencies happen. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, don’t delay. Call us immediately for an emergency visit. Re-implanting a tooth works best when done within 30 minutes. After two hours, the procedure is unlikely to be successful ...

Mar 9th, 2020
Fast Facts About Dry Mouth

Here are some facts about dry mouth, which can be a frustrating condition… We call it xerostomia—and it can be a serious problem. It tends to happen as we age—but it doesn’t have to. Besides being uncomfortable, it makes teeth more cavity-prone ...

Mar 2nd, 2020
Periodontal Disease: It’s More Than Just Sore Gums

And periodontal health is more than a dazzling smile. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums has become more important than ever. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the gums that not only can lead to tooth loss ...

Feb 24th, 2020
Crowns: Dental Workhorses

Dental Crowns and BridgesMost dentists will agree that crown restorations are at the heart of general dentistry. We’ve all studied crowns in dental school, and some of us have done our best work replacing missing teeth and saving the rest ...

Feb 17th, 2020
Dentistry & Your Health

What Your Mouth “Tells” Us About Health Recent studies, including the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, confirm what our team has known for a long time. There are many connections between oral health and overall wellbeing ...

Feb 10th, 2020
Toothpicks: a Pointed Problem

What’s long, slender, hard, sharp, indigestible and potentially hazardous? That common and seemingly harmless sliver of wood called a toothpick. Reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association point to toothpicks as ...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 30 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which we apply a white composite resin material to the natural outer surface ...

Jan 27th, 2020
Are You Facing Chemotherapy?

Tell Your Dentist Before Starting Chemotherapy Anyone facing cancer therapy already knows that chemotherapy is tough to go through. Treatment of cancer is a serious response to a severe condition ...

Jan 20th, 2020
Alcohol and Your Teeth

What are the Effects on Teeth? Dentally speaking, is drinking alcohol a good thing or a bad thing for your teeth and gums? As with everything alcohol-related, there are positives and negatives ...

Jan 13th, 2020
Mouthwash FAQs

Common Questions About Mouthwash Whether it’s to mask bad breath, fight cavities, or prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky material that contains germs and can lead to oral diseases, mouthwash serves a variety of purposes. Or so we think ...

Jan 7th, 2020
Dental X-ray FAQs

All You Wanted to Know About The X-ray Why do I need an X-ray? An X-ray, or radiographic examination, provides us with an important preventative tool. It shows the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement ...

Dec 24th, 2019
Bruxism – Grinding and Clenching

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that wears down teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep ...

Dec 16th, 2019
Sunshine For Healthy Teeth and Bones

We don’t hear a lot about vitamin D. It’s crucial for healthy teeth and bones because it helps you absorb calcium. And the easiest way to get your minimum daily requirement is—take a walk in the sun ...

Dec 9th, 2019
Medicine & Your Mouth

The medicine you take for one physical disorder may literally rot your teeth. This fact is one of many reasons we need to know your medical history and current treatments. This Medicine, For Instance …

Dec 2nd, 2019
Osteoporosis: The Calcium Connection

Reducing the Risk for Osteoporosis Osteoporosis (or porous bones) is a fragile, frightening reality for at least 15 million North Americans. What begins as a slight and initially painless decrease in bone mass eventually leaves bones weakened ...

Nov 25th, 2019
Treating Halitosis

Whether you call it dragon breath, morning breath, or halitosis, having bad breath is embarrassing. It can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, digestive problems, and even sinus trouble ...

Nov 18th, 2019
Bulimia, the “Private Problem”

Bulimia Symptoms & Resources If you recognize symptoms of bulimia in yourself or someone in your family, you share a problem with over 500,000 other people ...

Nov 11th, 2019
Smoking and Still Smiling?

Stop Smoking Today! Giving up smoking is crucial for oral health. If you’ve spent the time and effort to get your mouth and teeth in shape, then make sure you aren’t forgetting about this extra bad habit ...

Nov 4th, 2019
Tooth-Colored Fillings: Now You See ’em…

Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve My Smile? Are you looking for tooth-colored fillings? For those of you who feel silver or gold fillings are cosmetically appealing, you need not read any further ...

Oct 21st, 2019
Fluoride & Your Health

What is fluoride, and why is it good for my teeth? Fluoride is a compound of the element fluorine, which is found universally throughout nature in water, soil, air, and in most foods ...

Oct 14th, 2019
Oral Exams: Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

Oral Exams & Diagnosis Checkups are an essential tool for your health! There’s a lot we can learn from looking into your mouth during routine oral exams ...

Oct 7th, 2019
Diabetes and Your Mouth

Tell Your Dentist About Your Diabetes We could be first to know. Don’t let us be the last. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism of those who suffer from the condition ...

Sep 30th, 2019
Soft Drinks and Your Teeth

Soft Drinks Pack a Hard Punch! Soft drinks are bad for your teeth in more ways than one. There’s sugar, and then there’s acidity ...

Sep 23rd, 2019
Heart Disease and Dental Care

Do Heart Disease Patients Need Antibiotics Before Dental Care? For some heart disease patients, antibiotics are essential to take before any dental care, even regular preventative cleanings ...

Sep 16th, 2019
Dental Implants: Am I a Candidate?

Dental Implant Cross SectionThe answer could be “yes!” If you find yourself with missing or failing teeth, then you know it can be a troubling experience. It may be difficult to eat or chew properly, ruining your enjoyment of food ...

Sep 9th, 2019
Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?

Snoring Mouthguards in Saratoga Springs, NY To treat obstructive sleep apnea. Is snoring an issue at your house? Do the walls vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? ...

Sep 2nd, 2019
5 Ways to Protect Children’s Teeth at Home

Smiling Girl with Healthy TeethParents typically provide oral hygiene care until the child is old enough to take personal responsibility for the daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing ...

Aug 26th, 2019
Quitting Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, we can help. How do you kick the habit? We can help you kick your chewing tobacco habit ...

Aug 19th, 2019
Pregnancy and Dental Care

FAQs about Dental Care During Pregnancy How does pregnancy affect my oral health? It’s a myth that a mother’s teeth lose calcium during pregnancy, but you may experience some changes in your oral health ...

Aug 12th, 2019
Dentures: Get Your Smile Back

What is a denture? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues, usually made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth ...

Aug 5th, 2019
Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

When should my child first see a dentist, and why? The ideal time is six months after your child’s first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for us to examine the development of your child’s mouth carefully ...

Jul 22nd, 2019
Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease

What is tooth decay, and what causes it? Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. It is not life-threatening and is although it is highly preventable, it will affect most people to some degree during their lifetime ...

Jul 15th, 2019
Dental Sealants for Kids

Why Sealants are Good Parenting Of course, we want the best for our family and especially our children, and most of us work at good parenting every day: quality schools, solid values, a sense of family ...

Jul 8th, 2019
Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

Single-Tooth Dental Implants Implants, in general, boast a good track record for stability and natural feel. Most patients who seek out dental implants want to steady a shifty denture, or bridge a large gap of several lost teeth ...

Jul 1st, 2019
Baby Teeth Q&A

Answers to some frequently asked questions: Q: Why do we have baby teeth and adult teeth? A: A child needs baby teeth long before his or her jaw is big enough to accommodate adult teeth ...

Jun 24th, 2019
Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options

Restorative dentistry is all about bringing mouths back into use. When you lose a tooth, nothing is ever quite the same. The entire balance of a healthy mouth is at risk. The bite alignment goes off; opposing teeth may drift in ...

Jun 17th, 2019
TMJ Disorders, Causes and Treatment

What is the Temporomandibular Joint? TMJ (the temporomandibular joint) is the part of the jaw that slides and rotates just in front of your ear. It consists of the side and base of the skull (temporal bone) and the lower jaw ...

Jun 10th, 2019
Prevention Made Just For You!

Healthy Teeth and SmileCustom Made Dental Prevention Every patient has unique dental needs. When it comes to prevention in dentistry, two visits a year may be average, but more appointments are necessary if your case requires some extra care ...

Jun 3rd, 2019
Women’s Oral Health

Women’s Oral Health FAQs Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels ...

May 27th, 2019
Composite Fillings FAQs

Composite Fillings in Saratoga Springs If you have cavities, we can use white composite fillings to repair your teeth in a way that also keeps them looking great! For tooth-colored fillings in Saratoga Springs, call us today at (518) 633-4446 ...

May 20th, 2019
Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons: Toothpaste and proper brushing action work to remove plaque—a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on teeth and causes cavities and gum disease ...

Apr 22nd, 2019
Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Saratoga Springs, NY Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. The aesthetic results are beyond compare: replacing metal fillings creates teeth that look as ...

Apr 15th, 2019
Lasers—Killing Bacteria and Saving Teeth

Laser Periodontal Treatment in Saratoga Springs Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the word ‘laser’ might make you feel a bit apprehensive, but have no fear ...

Apr 1st, 2019
Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth

Tooth Replacements Have Never Been Better Esthetic, Strong, Last a Lifetime Dental implants have done wonders in the area of missing teeth, and Spring Dental believes that everybody should have the confidence ...

Mar 25th, 2019
A Brighter Smile With Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Saratoga Springs You’ve lived this long, you’ve earned it… No doubt about it. We’re living longer, we’re living better. All that effort put into diet and exercise is paying off ...

Mar 4th, 2019
In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

During any emergency it’s important to remain calm as you arrange for treatment, and be sure to follow these instructions in the the meantime. Toothache Rinse mouth vigorously with cool water ...

Feb 25th, 2019
Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Healthy Baby TeethHere today…gone too soon. Don’t neglect baby teeth because the health of their replacements is right beneath the surface. Caring for your child’s baby teeth lays a foundation for a lifetime of oral health ...

Feb 19th, 2019
Your Mouth and Gum Disease

“A Family Affair” Think of the great things you’ve passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren’t that great ...

Feb 11th, 2019
Affordable Teeth Whitening

One of the biggest reasons why many people put off visiting the dentist has to do with cost. Not everyone has great dental insurance, and the thought of having to pay for services to correct problems with teeth leaves some people ...

Jul 23rd, 2018
Full vs. Partial Dentures

The Difference Between Full & Partial Dentures Your mouth is more than a just pretty smile. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital to your general well-being. If you are in need of full dentures or partial dentures in Saratoga Springs you should ...

May 23rd, 2018
DIAGNOdent™ Detects Tooth Decay

Using Advanced Technology to Detect Cavities & Tooth Decay Perhaps no truer statement has ever been uttered than that of an artist only being as good as the tools that are at his or her disposal. Dental care providers, for all of the education ...

Mar 11th, 2018
Whitening Can Improve Your Smile

Teeth Whitening Can Improve Your Smile In The New Year! Many New Year resolutions focus on looking and feeling better. Whether it is exercise, eating better or getting some overdue dental work, you may want to work on your health and ...

Jan 19th, 2018
Local Emergency Dentist

It’s Thanksgiving and I Cracked My Tooth! Teeth are very strong, but they can break and chip. Interestingly, a cracked tooth might not hurt when you bite down. It’s when you release the bite that you feel the pain. Your tongue might notice ...

Nov 23rd, 2017
Issues With Dental Crowns

3 Common Issues With Dental Crowns A dental crown is a “cap” that is shaped like a tooth and is placed over the top of an existing tooth. Dental crowns are commonly used to strengthen damaged teeth. They are also used after a root canal ...

Sep 7th, 2017
Good Dental Communication

3 Signs Your Dentist Is a Good Communicator Have you ever been to a dental office, sat down in the chair and had your dentist get right to work with nary a hello? While their dedication to the work is great ...

Jun 13th, 2017
Importance of Digital X-rays

3 Reasons to Ask Your Dentist for Digital X-rays If you have ever gone to the dentist and had to have X-rays taken of your teeth and gums, you probably understand how uncomfortable and inconvenient they could be ...

Apr 2nd, 2017
Early Treatment of Cavities

How Early treatment of cavities can help you avoid potential problems. At some point in life, it is possible you could get a cavity, or maybe you have already experienced a few. If you worry about ...

Feb 25th, 2017
Choosing A Dentist

Choosing A Dentist In Saratoga Springs NY When you go to a dentist, you expect the dentist to provide you with the best care possible. Unfortunately, many dentists choose to use different equipment, material and techniques from each other ...

Feb 20th, 2017
Prevent Cavities & Decay

How to Prevent Cavities and Decay in Teeth The mouth is a normally moist environment inhabited by bacteria. These bacteria do not normally harm the teeth unless they are exposed to sugars. People sometimes mistakenly believe that as long as they avoid ...

Jan 16th, 2017
Sensitive Teeth

Teeth are covered with a substance we are all familiar with called enamel. Enamel is the hardest substance in our bodies. It is a glass-like covering on the tops of our teeth which protects them. When enamel is lost over the years ...

Dec 19th, 2016
Evaluating Your Dentist

Evaluating Your Dentist: Is It Time to Make a Change? Is your dentist no longer meeting your expectations, or is he or she unable to provide you with the services you require? If you do not feel satisfied with the care ...

Dec 15th, 2016
Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth can be very problematic for a patient. Often there are twinges that the patient feels when they bite down on certain foods and the food presses in a certain direction that aggravates the cracked cusp. These cracks are often not visible ...

Dec 13th, 2016
Post Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Post wisdom teeth extraction information. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that erupt at the very back of the mouth when a person is in their late teens or early 20’s. This can cause aching that is mild at first but can become pronounced ...

Oct 21st, 2016
Common Cosmetic Treatments

Quick Guide: What Cosmetic Dental Treatments Are Often Used? Our dentists in Saratoga Springs, NY offers numerous cosmetic dentistry treatments. They all have their advantages, and many of them can be used to ...

Jul 27th, 2016
Queensbury Dentist

For 23 years I practiced dentistry in Queensbury. In 2014 I relocated just down the road near Wilton Mall at exit 15 on the Northway. I decided it was time for a relaxed, and quiet environment to practice in where people are treated with ...

Jul 15th, 2016
Care For Your Dentures

4 smart strategies to care for your dentures. Dentures are a restoration method to allow you to continue eating and speaking like normal even after you have lost your teeth. A general dentist can provide you with this restoration ...

Jun 16th, 2016
First Advantage Dental

I was very excited to open my first dental practice in Queensbury, NY in 1991. It was called Oral Health Care Associates and was located in Ames Plaza and is now a Walmart. I moved the practice close to Martha’s ice cream near the Great Escape ...

Jun 8th, 2016
Steps to Find The Perfect Dentist

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Dentist The key to maintaining good overall health and well-being is to have good oral health. You cannot achieve those if you do not see a dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY regularly. Whether you have a specific reason for ...

Apr 21st, 2016
Myths About Root Canals

You have probably heard people either in the media or your own group of friends describe a root canal as one of the most daunting dental procedures you could possibly get. There are a lot of myths out there about root canals ...

Mar 15th, 2016
Enamel Wear

Front teeth are often the first to wear down because one of their purposes is to guide the lower jaw in its movements. When the lower jaw slides forward and sideways during chewing or grinding, the front teeth limit its movements and ...

Feb 25th, 2016
4 Signs You Need a Root Canal

A root canal is necessary when decay occurs in the pulp of the tooth. To curb the problem, the cavity needs to be cleaned out and have the infected pulp removed from the chambers and the canal, then replaced by other materials and sealed ...

Nov 29th, 2015
Develop an Oral Hygiene Routine

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to do our part to help raise awareness of the connection between poor oral health and systemic diseases, such as breast cancer. It is important to have regular dental checks combined with ...

Oct 20th, 2015
Emergencies Seen on Fridays

Dr. Mark Moskowitz recently went to our office in Saratoga Springs on a Friday to see a full schedule of patients. Unlike many other dentist offices in the surrounding area of Clifton Park, Greenwich, Greenfield, Hudson Falls, Schenectady, Albany ...

Oct 9th, 2015
National Gum Care Month

Give your gums a little extra care during National Gum Care Month. The gums that support your teeth contribute to your beautiful smile. However, without proper care, they are highly prone to infection. In honor of ...

Sep 30th, 2015
Should I Change Dentists

I have seen a lot in my 27 years of doing dentistry and I have come to the definite conclusion that “What you don’t know, can hurt you”. It may be that most dentists are lovely people and some may be very personable and very pleasant to ...

Sep 21st, 2015
Crown & Bridge Placement

Dental restoration can unlock the smile you have always wanted. As cosmetic dentists in Saratoga Springs, NY, Dr. Stanley J. Lis and Dr. Joshua S. Bronner have the ability to repair your teeth using crown and bridge placement ...

Sep 10th, 2015
How Far Would You Drive?

When I worked in Queensbury, NY for 24 years, I used to have patients travel from over an hour and a half to come to me for their dental care. Their reasons varied but I was always thrilled to see them because it meant that I was doing something right ...

Sep 2nd, 2015
Philosophy of Dental Care

I have witnessed numerous incidents of mature adults who are terrified of going to the dentist. So many people have been traumatized by dentists over the years. I truly feel that the abusive treatment of patients by some dentists ...

Aug 11th, 2015
How to Choose a Good Dentist

A very common thing patients need to do is to figure out how to choose a good dentist. Having been a dentist for 28 years, I have begun to think about that question more and more. The most creative way one patient undertook to find ...

Jul 30th, 2015
Dental Procedures to Improve Your Smile

Many people suffer from low self-esteem and an overall lack of confidence due to their smile. While it may seem like a minor issue to some, other people struggle to feel beautiful and happy without having a big, toothy grin ...

Jul 8th, 2015
Saturday Emergency Dentist

Dentist Open On Saturday At Springs Dental, Dr. Stanley J. Lis and Dr. Joshua S. Bronner provide experienced dental care to all of their patients every day. Saratoga Springs, NY is fortunate to have dentists like ...

Mar 4th, 2015
Dental Sealants

Enamel is the material that forms the outer protective layer of our teeth. It is the hardest substance in our bodies. Dentin is the material under our enamel and composes the bulk of the tooth underneath the harder outer enamel layer ...

Feb 23rd, 2015
Properly Adjusting Crowns

The Importance of Properly Adjusting Crowns (Porcelain, Gold and Zirconium) When a dentist is ready to cement a crown it is important to verify the fit of the crown first. First of all the prepared tooth must be thoroughly cleaned of ...

Feb 16th, 2015
Crowns In Dentistry

Dentistry has been practiced for over 4,600 years. The earliest known reference to a dentist is that of an Egyptian scribe known as Hesy-Re who has an inscription on his tomb that reads “the greatest of those who deal with teeth, and ...

Jan 28th, 2015