What to Know About Porcelain Veneers

what-to-know-about-porcelain-veneersWhen it comes to creating a smile that you can be proud to show, porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. Veneers are wafer-thin shells that mimic the front surfaces of your teeth, and are made from highly realistic dental porcelain that makes them virtually indistinguishable from healthy tooth structure. Before opting for them, however, you should know the benefits of porcelain veneers and how they can help you restore confidence in your smile. (more…)

Dental Things that Are More Concerning as You Age

The specific concerns that your smile faces depend on a variety of factors. For instance, the quality of your dental hygiene routine over the years, the presence of existing dental issues, and systemic conditions that are related to poor oral health can all become more prominent as time goes on. Fortunately, caring for your smile and addressing your risks of such issues isn’t necessarily more difficult. Even as you age, proper care and maintenance can help you maintain your healthy, natural smile and prevent dental health risks from becoming even bigger threats. (more…)

If Your Teeth Could Choose Their Diet

If you’ve listened to your dentist, then you probably know that indulging on certain foods too much can lead to several negative consequences for your oral health. For instance, eating too much sugar can accelerate the processes that lead to tooth decay. However, what you eat can also be a huge benefit to your smile when you choose the right nutrients. Like the rest of your body, the structures that make up your smile also need ample minerals and nutrients to stay healthy. If it could choose its own diet, it would include many of these ingredients. (more…)

What Does Your Smile Need Most this Year?

Ideally, you should always do all that you can to optimize your oral health and your smile’s appearance. Sometimes, though, a problem may not seem as though it needs immediate attention, or you may have had trouble finding time in your schedule to address it. This New Year, resolve to make the most of your smile by giving it the attention it deserves. At our dental office, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you face the New Year with a smile that you can be proud of. (more…)

Warning Signs that You Grind Your Teeth Too Much

You may have never worried about grinding your teeth before, but then you heard about bruxism and began to think that maybe you should worry. Fortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Not every instance of clenched teeth is a sign of bruxism, and not every instance of bruxism is immediately noticeable. However, that doesn’t mean you should discount your teeth-grinding as harmless. Instead, try to notice if you exhibit other warning signs that you grind your teeth too much, or simply ask your dentist during your next routine visit. (more…)

A Few Good Resolutions for Your Smile

Every year, most people take a close look at their lives and make a few important resolutions to improve them. For many people, the state of their oral health is an important factor in their overall quality of life, and optimizing their smiles offers an excellent place to start for self-improvement. Fortunately, you have a wide variety of options for optimizing every aspect of your oral health, which makes it easier to stick to your resolution to improve your smile. (more…)

How Does DIAGNOdent Work?

It’s no secret that prevention is the best medicine when it comes to your dental health. However, even with excellent hygiene and regular dental cleanings, people still develop cavities in surprisingly high numbers. In fact, more than 90% of people experience at least one cavity in their lifetime, though many of them treat their condition before restorative measures, such as tooth fillings, become necessary. For many patients, that early detection and treatment is made possible with the help of advanced DIAGNOdent technology, which highlights vulnerable spots in teeth before cavities have a chance to cause significant damage. (more…)

Secrets to How Tooth Bonding Works

As cosmetic dentistry has advanced over the decades, several treatment options have become highly popular. For example, most people have undergone or know about professional teeth-whitening, and porcelain veneers have helped countless patients completely transform their smiles. Cosmetic tooth bonding is another popular treatment that offers highly lifelike smile improvement results, and for many patients, it can also be a more convenient and minimally invasive option. Depending on your specific needs, your dentist might suggest restoring or improving your tooth with cosmetic bonding. (more…)

What Kind of Stains Are on Your Teeth?

Teeth stains are the most frequent types of blemishes to affect your smile’s appearance, and almost everyone has to deal with them at some point in their lives. The good news is that patients in Syosset, NY, have several options for addressing teeth stains of all types and brightening their smiles’ appearance. For example, teeth-whitening can effectively erase most types of stains in almost no time, and more stubborn discoloration can be addressed with another custom-designed, minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatment. (more…)

Have a Happy (and Cavity-Free!) Thanksgiving!

Eating more irresponsibly than usually is a defining characteristic of the Thanksgiving holidays. While it’s excusable from the point of your physical fitness (you can always work off those extra pounds), your dental health is another matter. For patients in Syosset, NY, the risks of not watching what you eat can also include issues such as an increased risk of cavities, which are caused by oral bacteria feeding on nutrients. This Thanksgiving, enjoy the feast while also enjoying the peace of mind of a healthier smile by following these few tips. (more…)

3 Things to Do when Your Tooth Cracks

A cracked or fractured tooth is a common dental emergency, but it isn’t always an obvious one. For example, some teeth become fractured due to accidental trauma, which is typically noticeable, while others may crack under continuous, excessive pressure (such as bruxism). When patients in Syosset, NY, experience a cracked or fractured tooth, then the most important thing to do is to try and minimize the long-term effects of it by seeking treatment as soon as possible. (more…)