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Can Dental Implants Make Me More Confident?

March 13, 2024

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Illustration of dental bridge

Tooth loss is an unfortunately common problem that can make it much harder to smile confidently. This can take its toll on your social and professional life because people who smile frequently are more likely to be seen as friendly, confident, approachable, and trustworthy than those who don’t. Here’s how replacing lost teeth with dental implants can boost your confidence and make you more willing to smile again.


Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign: Which Treatment is Right for You?

February 8, 2024

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a woman smiling while holding braces and Invisalign aligners

Have you always wanted to show off a perfectly straight smile? Not only will orthodontic treatment help align your pearly whites, but it can also make it much easier to maintain great oral health in the long run. However, you might be wondering which of the most popular methods is best for you: Invisalign or traditional braces? Keep reading to learn what you can expect from either orthodontic process.


6 Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Discover

January 5, 2024

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person at dental checkup speaking to dentist

During your regular dental checkups, your dentist and hygienist conduct vital teeth cleaning and perform a thorough examination to maintain your oral health. While many assume dentists solely concentrate on oral health, it’s essential to recognize that 90% of systemic health conditions manifest symptoms in the oral cavity. As a result, your dentist may detect medical conditions that impact different areas of your body. Let’s delve into six health conditions that dentists could identify during routine appointments.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign

January 4, 2024

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person holding Invisalign tray

Are you currently using Invisalign to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile’s appearance? Using clear aligners, Invisalign gently adjusts teeth, offering convenience over traditional braces. However, maintaining the Invisalign of your treatment requires attentive care of your aligner trays. If you’re unsure about proper maintenance for your Invisalign, keep reading for do’s and don’ts to help preserve your aligner trays.


Is Holiday Stress Damaging Your Smile?

December 10, 2023

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Stressed woman sitting by laptopThe holidays are a stressful time of the year. If you’re getting less sleep or rushing around trying to find the perfect gifts, stress levels can be at an all-time high. Chronic stress can affect your overall wellness and increase your risk of various health problems. Did you know that stress can also affect your dental health? Although it is only a few weeks out of the year, stress can cause irreversible damage to your smile. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to find time to relax to combat stress.


Feel Free to Smile: 4 Ways it Benefits Your Health

November 28, 2023

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Woman with brown curly hair at a juice bar smiling with a health green drink

Now that you’ve finally perfected your teeth with cosmetic dentistry, you’re probably excited to show off your new, beautiful smile. Now that flaws in your teeth won’t hold you back, you can let go of the fear of judgment that you’ve carried with you for so long.

Did you know that a happy grin does much more than boost your confidence, though? It also has a physical impact on your body that benefits you in several ways. Keep reading to learn 4 reasons that smiling is good for your health!


Turkey Day Tints: Thanksgiving Foods That Stain Your Pearly Whites

November 22, 2023

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A family enjoying Thanksgiving and smiling with good oral health

It’s no surprise that your oral health can suffer during the holidays. Between sugary sweets and acidic treats, your teeth go through the ringer every year. If you’re trying to preserve some semblance of white teeth this year, you may want to avoid some things if you can.

Continue reading to find out the biggest staining offenders at your Thanksgiving table.


Want to Read Something Really Scary? Here Are Some Frightening Dental Statistics

October 13, 2023

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It’s the Halloween season, and you’ll undoubtedly want something to scream over. Since you’ve certainly been binging on movies about zombies, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and alien parasites for the past few weekends, you might be in the mood for some real-world terror. Here are some horrifying dental statistics to scare you into better oral hygiene. Just make sure that you don’t start biting your nails; that’s really bad for your dental health.


4 Intriguing Gum Disease Facts

September 28, 2023

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A closeup shot of a man with gum disease

Since it’s Fall, you may be thinking of sweet treats. That’s only natural – Halloween is only a month away! Still, you’d be wise to focus on your oral health for now. The truth is that September is National Gum Care Month! As such, it’s the ideal time to learn about your gums and how they keep your mouth safe. Luckily, your Long Island dentist is here to help out. To that end, here are four little-known gum disease facts you should know.


How to Fix a Gap Between Your Two Front Teeth

September 21, 2023

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A mouth with a gap between front teeth

Having a large tooth gap is never a good thing. After all, it alters your smile’s alignment and symmetry. That said, a gap between your front teeth is even worse. This kind is especially obvious and worsens your grin’s looks. Fortunately, you can always rely on a cosmetic dentist to treat the issue. Your Long Island practice will even explain why that’s the case. To that end, here’s a primer on diastemas, their causes, and how cosmetic dentistry can fix them.

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