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Does Pollution Affect Teeth?

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Pollution is a troubling issue that is known to have a negative impact on the health of our planet, as well as our own health and wellbeing. Pollution may even impact your oral health. To learn more about how pollution can impact your smile, keep reading.

Does Pollution Affect Your Teeth?

As New Yorkers, we know that city life comes with exposure to pollution. You’ve probably heard that pollution can have an effect on the lungs, or that it can contribute to things like headaches and general fatigue. But what about your oral health? The quality of the air you breathe may indeed affect the health of your teeth and gums.

Oral Cancer

Studies have shown that there is a connection between exposure to pollution and oral cancer risk. However, smoking cigarettes is still the leading cause of oral cancer. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to quit smoking than it is to move out of the city you love, so we’re here to help you remain vigilant about your oral health. When you come into our office for your preventive checkup and cleaning twice a year, we always screen for oral cancer. So, by keeping up with your dental visits, you’ll have the best chance of getting ahead of this issue should it ever impact you.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Long Island City, NY

If you’re worried about the effect pollution is having on your smile, your best bet is to make up for it by ensuring that your teeth are getting the best care possible. That means brushing and flossing on a daily basis, consuming a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, avoiding tobacco products, and visiting our office twice a year for your routine cleaning and exam.

If you don’t have your next visit scheduled, contact Queensboro Plaza Dental Care today! We offer family-friendly, comprehensive dental services in Long Island City, NY.

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
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22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

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