How to stop tongue thrust

If your child suffers from tongue thrust, you will know that it can cause a number of issues. In fact, it can even affect their oral function, as well as their ability to eat and speak properly. But, do you know exactly what causes the condition, and how it can be managed? Read on to


Bad breath could be a sign of health issues

Most of us are affected by bad breath at some point. Really, who hasn’t indulged in too much garlic and onions or a tuna sandwich from time to time? But, if you suffer from persistent bad breath, it could be a sign of some other underlying health problems. Here’s what you should know about bad


How does sleep apnea affect women?

Sleep apnea affects people of all shapes and sizes, but did you know that the effects of sleep apnea are worse for women than men? According to a recent study conducted by UCLA School of Nursing, there are some considerable differences between the impacts of the condition on men and women — in fact, while


Does your child have an airway problem?

At Elite Dental of Staten Island, we offer a range of airway and sleep apnea treatments If your child has experienced some airway problems, read on to find out more about the condition. Why are children susceptible to airway problems? Anatomic features of an immature airway, as well as age-related developmental issues and general health


The link between oral health and heart disease

It’s no secret that your oral health is linked to your overall wellness, but did you know research now shows there is a connection between oral health and heart disease? According to studies, advanced gum disease can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Here’s what you should know about the connection, and how you


Your oral health during pregnancy

Dental health plays an important part in your overall wellness, and hormonal changes during pregnancy can have an impact on your teeth and gums. Here’s what you can expect Can morning sickness affect my oral health? For many women, morning sickness is a big part of pregnancy, and can have some unfortunate effects on day-to-day


Good oral health affects overall wellness

Research shows that poor oral health can affect the rest of the body, so for the sake of your overall well-being, it’s essential that you stick to a healthy regime and go for dental check-ups regularly. Here’s what you need to know about taking care of your teeth and gums… What is gum disease? Gum


How Myofunctional Therapy Works

Many children struggle with crowded teeth and incorrect jaw alignment: but did you know that these problems are often caused by poor oral habits that begin early in life? The good news is that early treatment is usually very helpful in preventing the development of more serious issues. While traditional orthodontic treatments produce some effective


5 Dental Health Tips for Back to School

The team at Elite Dental of Staten Island have put together some simple tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy and bright throughout the school year The ski jackets and hot cocoa have been traded in for uniforms and books as your little ones head back to school. This year will be filled with the