Joseph Lichter, D.D.S.
1420 Avenue P, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11229
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday 9am - 6pm, Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 9am - 2pm
General Dentistry, Cosmetics, Implants, Veneers, Invisalign,
Laser Treatment and Full Mouth Rehabilitation
We have installed Splash Guards at the front desk, everyone that enters
the office has their temperature taken, Oxygen Saturation Levels and
heart rate. Following strict Covid–19 Protocols as per CDC guidelines
we have installed heavy suctions in each room. We installed air purifiers
throughout the office and UV lights that destroy the virus.
We participate with many different insurance plans. If you don't
have insurance have no fear. We also offer our very affordable
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Why dental hygiene is
essential for health
The importance of maintaining
clean teeth and healthy gums goes
beyond having fresh breath and a
white smile. Many people are surprised
to discover that oral hygiene plays an
integral role in overall health.
Research indicates that oral health
mirrors the condition of the body as
a whole. Also, regular dental visits
can alert dentists about overall health
and pinpoint if a person is at a risk for
chronic disease. An oral health checkup
also may be the first indication of a
potential health issue not yet evident
to a general medical doctor.
According to the Academy of General
Dentistry, there is a distinct relationship
between periodontal disease
and conditions such as heart disease
Joint teams at the University of Bristol
in the United Kingdom and the
Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin,
Ireland, found that people with bleeding
gums from poor dental hygiene
could have an increased risk of heart
Bacteria from the mouth is able to
enter the bloodstream when bleeding
gums are present.
That bacteria can stick to platelets
and subsequently form blood clots.
This interrupts the flow of blood to the
heart and may trigger a heart attack.
Brushing and flossing twice daily and
rinsing with mouthwash can remove
bacteria and keep gums healthy.
The Office of the Surgeon General
says infections of the gums that support
the teeth can lead to facial and oral
pain. Gingivitis, which is an early stage
of gum disease, as well as advanced
gum disease, affects more than 75 percent
of the American population.
Dental decay can lead to its own
share of pain. Maintaining a healthy
mouth can fend off decay and infections,
thereby preventing pain.
These health conditions are just a
sampling of the relationship between
oral health and overall health. Additional
connections also have been made
and continue to be studied.
— Metro Creative Connection
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