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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

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Why is good dental care so important?


Did you know our oral health gives us clues about the health of our entire body? Issues in your mouth can often affect the health of the rest of your body Your mouth, like many areas of your body, is teeming with bacteria. In low numbers, these bacteria are generally harmless, but when they start

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Children, Airway Development and Myofunctional Orthodontics


Did you know crowded or crooked teeth, a crossbite, underbite or overbite are the signs of an underlying development issue? Once thought to be genetics, the way a child’s jaw fits together is more a result of external influences and airway development issues. Why is proper airway development so important? Regular oxygen interruptions can have

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ATT: Has your child’s airway development been assessed?


Dr. Acker and his team pride themselves on continued education to better serve patients oral health and total wellness. Our team spent this past weekend learning about airway management with Pediatric Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, who has international prominence in this field. Airway management is an evolving field in dentistry and a subject we want

The links between your oral health and heart disease


No longer is a trip to the dentist simply about filling a cavity; it’s now well known that your dentist can play an integral role in keeping your entire body healthy. In fact, a study undertaken by the Academy of General Dentistry found that about 90% of systematic diseases will produce symptoms and signs in

The window to your health


Poor oral health has been linked to several general health chronic illnesses, including pneumonia, prostate cancer, stroke, heart disease, problem pregnancy, diabetes, and breast cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can do more than keep your smile attractive – they can you’re your dentist a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you

Sleep Dentistry at Elite Dental


Elite Dental has a reputation for delivering the highest quality of care and service. We offer anxious patients Sleep Dentistry to receive the dental treatments they need while removing the fear associated with the dentist. At Elite Dental, we understand that for many of our patients, fear and anxiety concerning dental treatment is a serious

7 natural tips to easy healthy eating


March is National Nutritional Month – we know our bodies function at their best while we’re indulging in healthy foods, but let’s talk about why healthy eating is so important. Healthy foods keep acute and critical diseases at bay in addition to remaining a healthy weight for your height. Fad diets have quickly replaced tangible

New GALILEOS® 3D X-Ray for Better Patient Treatment


Elite Dental of Staten Island recently incorporated the GALILEOS® 3D Cone Beam imaging solution from Sirona. Sirona’s technology extends diagnostic X-ray imaging potential for better patient treatment. The visualization tools available in the software assist us with better, more certain diagnosis. They allow our office to coordinate treatment planning with colleagues and to explain treatments

Can periodontal therapy impact your general health?


As a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Dr. Acker understands that oral health conditions such as periodontal disease are linked to the occurrence of systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Over the years there has been a growing amount of evidence that periodontal (gum) disease is

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In honor of Children's Dental Health Month, we're hosting an exciting event about myofunctional therapy, and how your child's breathing could affect their health for the rest of their life. This event will take place at our office on Monday February 26 from 4.30pm
Thanks to environmental changes, children are now being born, and growing up to adulthood with malformed airways and jaws.
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