Alternatives to Traditional Flossing

Flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your dental health. But, for those who are getting older, or that wear dental appliances, it becomes difficult to perform this task using traditional string floss. So, what are good alternatives? We recommend two non-traditional types of flossing for those who cannot keep up with the regular way:... read more »

The Tooth Fairy: Your Partner When Making Tooth Loss Less Scary

When your child is 6 or 7 years old, they will start losing their baby teeth. This is necessary because their permanent teeth will start to move into place. This might make your child a little nervous and scared, but there is nothing for them to worry about. This is a natural occurrence and they will be just fine. To... read more »

What Exactly is an Endodontist?

Have you ever wondered what an endodontist is? If so, you have come to the right place! Endodontists are specialists in dentistry. Here at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC in Port Jefferson Station, New York, our team is dedicated to giving you the information you need, so you can know if a specialist is right for your particular needs.   Endodontics... read more »

A Porcelain Crown Can Be Used to Improve the Appearance of an Unappealing Tooth

If one or more of your teeth suffer from chips, old fillings or other cosmetic imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One of the more common methods for restoring the appearance of an unappealing tooth is to have your dentist, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr., replace the tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown. A dental crown... read more »

Halloween and Your Oral Hygiene

The Halloween season is upon us, which means, cool costumes, leaves changing into a myriad of colors, pumpkins all over the place, and oh yeah…lots and lots of sugary candy. You need not fear, there are plenty of ways to care for your teeth this season, both now, and for the rest of your life: - Use a mouth-guard or... read more »