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Is a Root Canal Painful?

Sep 14 2018 By Raj Mehta

Your dentist told you that you need a root canal and now you’re panicking. Chances are that someone you know has had a root canal in the past and you’ve heard about how awful they are. You might be wondering what a root canal involves and just how painful it is. Thankfully, root canal procedures have come a long way in recent years and you just might be surprised by the answers to the frequently…

The Benefits of Invisalign

Sep 07 2018 By The Dental Expert

Are your looking for a way to improve your smile? Are your teeth misaligned and out of position? If so, Invisalign might benefit you. Invisalign is a system that involves a series of clear plastic aligners that make slight adjustments to your teeth over time. These clear trays are developed from molds of your teeth and a completely customized treatment plan is created to give you the confident smile you deserve. So, what are the benefits of…

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Jun 06 2018 By The Dental Expert

It’s natural for teeth to become yellow and discolored over the years. This can be caused by certain food and drinks, tobacco use, old age, or poor dental hygiene. If your teeth have become yellow over time and you would like to whiten them, there are a few methods to try. Aside from refraining from tobacco use, and certain food and drinks, you can also try to improve your dental hygiene. However, this only does…

Braces vs. Invisalign: What’s the Right Choice for You

May 08 2018 By The Dental Expert

If you are looking to straighten your teeth—or your child’s teeth—you might wonder what the best option is. Traditional braces are more well-known, but Invisalign has been making waves as the new and improved version of the metal braces we all know and hate. How do traditional braces and Invisalign differ? Keep reading to find out. Treatment Time Whenever anyone looks into getting braces, the first question they ask is, “How long will it take…

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: What is the Better Option?

Apr 26 2018 By The Dental Expert

As people grow older, they experience tooth loss for various reasons. Missing teeth can not only look unsightly, they can actually deteriorate your oral health. For that reason, if you are missing a tooth you should have it corrected as soon as possible. Now, there are many ways to correct a missing tooth, but the main ways are dental implants or dentures. Both have benefits and detractors but knowing which is the best tooth replacement…

What Exactly is a Crossbite?

May 20 2017 By The Dental Expert

If you are like most people you may not have a full understanding of what a crossbite is until you or a family member is diagnosed with one. Basically, there are two types of crossbites and both of them can lead to jaw pain, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), and other issues such as receding gums and loose teeth. These side effects are not things that anyone wants to deal with, but the good news is…

What to do if you break a tooth?

May 12 2017 By The Dental Expert

There are few dental traumas worse than breaking a front tooth. A broken front tooth impairs your ability to eat and talk, and there’s the embarrassment that comes from missing such a key part of your smile. The time just after breaking or losing a front tooth requires quick decisions made from solid information. Like a lot of medical issues, there are a lot of myths and old wives tales out there about what to…

How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth And Gums

May 06 2017 By The Dental Expert

There are 36 million smokers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, amounting to about 15 percent of the population. While this number has declined over the years, it’s still a large number of people who are at risk for dental issues that come with smoking. What does smoking do to your teeth? Tobacco hurts your teeth in many ways. Cigarettes limit your mouth’s ability to fight off infection, which leaves you defenseless…

Is fluoride bad for toddlers

Apr 29 2017 By The Dental Expert

A lot of parents want to know “is fluoride bad for toddlers“? Following a change in guidelines from the American Dental Association a few years ago, the question whether fluoride toothpaste is safe for young children continues to circulate among parents and dentists. For years, the ADA recommended that parents wait until age 2 to start using fluoride toothpaste with their children. However, that recommendation changed in February 2014, when the organization said parents can begin using a…

Keep your dental routine clean for earth day

Apr 22 2017 By The Dental Expert

As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded of the importance of being environmentally friendly. You don’t have to eat tofu and wear all-natural fibers to green your dental routine. These 5 tips can help you keep your teeth clean and healthy while saving the environment: Turn off the water! Do you mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running? Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush. Go natural.  Try a toothbrush made from…

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Commack, NY
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