From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement and fear is normal. However, Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. Many of you have reached out to see if our office is open during this crisis. Please rest assured that as Healthcare Providers, treating patients is what we do. The Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years to protect our Patients and Staff from viruses stronger than Covid-19 is what the rest of the world is just catching up to now. So the answer is YES we are open for treating emergency patients on an as needed basis and taking care of patient's needs. Our On-Site Laboratory also makes us uniquely qualified to handle emergencies in a timely and efficient way.
Additionally, many dental offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn have simply shut their doors completely during this crisis leaving many patients with emergencies and potential infections in need. The last thing we want is for those patients to resort to emergency rooms when hospitals and staff are already extremely overburdened. Rest assured that we and our On-Site Lab are welcoming new emergency patients in need, to treat you and your family in a timely and safe way.
We are also working on a proprietary method to perform consultations using tele-dentistry and should have a method on-line to help patients with that soon.
Humans are resilient, New Yorkers even more than most!!! We will get through this. We are here to help however we can.
Dr. Joseph T. Mormino and Staff Lauren Lisa Anne Marie Mary Annie Gladys Stephanie
Health News Article- Habits that Damage Your Teeth
By SEO Admin on August 21, 2013
Article Title: Everyday Habits That Damage Your Teeth
Through this health news article, everyday habits that damage your teeth are discussed. Over 25 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth. To ensure that your teeth are protected, consider taking inventory of your food and beverage consumption, along with certain activities, including:
Sugar Intake- sugar yields an acid- producing bacteria that eats away at tooth enamel. Candies and dried fruits that stick to your teeth should be avoided. If you have a sweet tooth, gravitate towards fresh fruit instead of candy.
Soda- both sugar-free and regular varieties of soda bathe teeth in an acid environment. Wine and fruit juices also can yield more acidic environments, and less saliva production. Rinse your mouth with water between drinks to avoid acid buildup.
Smoking- oral health, gums, and soft tissue all become compromised when an individual smokes or chew tobacco. Learn ways to quit by speaking with Dr. Mormino today.
Using teeth to rip objects- using teeth to remove clothing tags, open a bottle, or rip open plastic bags can put your teeth at risk for dental damage.
At Staten Island Smiles, your oral health is of the utmost importance to Dr. Joseph Mormino and our team. We are always researching new ways that patients can keep their smiles both beautiful and healthy. To learn how you can keep your teeth at their best, contact Dr. Mormino today and read our other dental health news articles!