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24 Jul 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Can Naturally Yellow Teeth Be Whitened?

Before and after teeth whitening.

No one likes to see yellow, discolored teeth when they look in the mirror, yet tooth discoloration is all too common. In most cases, yellowed teeth are the result of one’s daily diet. Eating and drinking pigmented foods and beverages such as berries, spaghetti sauce, red wine, and green tea can cause the teeth to turn an unpleasant shade over time. However, even if you’re careful to brush your teeth after eating pigmented foods, you might still have a yellowish smile. Yes, it’s possible to have teeth that naturally have… Read More

22 Jul 2020 by  admin in Dentistry

Why Am I Getting Gaps Between My Teeth?

If you have a gap in your smile, you’re not alone. Diastema, or spacing between the teeth, is a relatively common dental concern that can occur in both children and adults. Most instances of Diastema occur between the two front teeth, leaving a gap between the left and right side of the upper arch of teeth. Still, gaps can occur anywhere in your smile and can be caused by a variety of factors. Causes of Diastema There are many reasons why people might have extra space between their teeth—from age… Read More

16 Jul 2020 by  admin in News

Welcome Back: COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Welcome back to Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. We know it’s been a long four months if you’ve been suffering from tooth pain or putting off a much-needed cosmetic procedure. However, we have been following the latest safety procedures to ensure that every precaution is taken to safely attend to your cosmetic dentistry needs. We are open to resume routine maintenance and provide new patient consultations, as well as perform all the essential emergency procedures. Long Island Dentists Are Open for Business As of June 19th, every state allowed… Read More

16 Jul 2020 by  admin in News

Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During COVID 19?

Many people have been putting off both routine and urgent medical care during the pandemic, and dental visits are no exception. But how safe is it to get your teeth cleaned or a cavity filled during the COVID-19 crisis? According to the CDC, there have been no COVID-19 clusters associated with dental or oral surgery clinics, professional fields that have remained at the forefront of infection prevention and control. In compliance with CDC Guidelines for seeing patients for non-urgent treatment, dental practices have adopted a range of new protocols designed… Read More

1 Apr 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

4 Reasons to Get Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable and effective way to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. It involves the application of a small amount of composite resin onto the tooth. This tooth-colored material is then shaped and polished until it takes on a perfectly natural appearance and form. The result is that no one will be able to tell where the natural tooth ends, and the dental bonding material begins. Here’s a quick look at the top reasons why you might consider talking to a cosmetic dentist about this. Dental… Read More

1 Apr 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

8 Advantages of a Dental Bridge

If you’re missing a tooth (or teeth), you’ve probably wondered if a dental bridge is right for you. From implants to bridges, there are many options. The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to speak to a dentist who specializes in cosmetic procedures. Bridges are a popular solution to replace missing teeth as it utilizes your surrounding teeth to hold your crowns in place. There are many advantages to choosing this solution. Here are 8 of them: #1 Jawbone mass doesn’t matter Dental implants are… Read More

31 Mar 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Can a Loose Tooth Tighten Back Up?

It’s perfectly normal for teeth to become loose—but only if they are a child’s first set. If you’re an adult, a loose tooth can be quite alarming. There are several possible causes of this in adults. In some cases, a loose tooth can tighten back up. However, it’s always best to seek professional dental care, as it may require treatment. Furthermore, if the tooth is quite loose (such as from an injury to the face), this should be treated as an emergency that requires a quick visit to the dentist.… Read More

31 Mar 2020 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Most common sports-related dental injuries

Athletes often pay particular attention to their physical health, but how much do they think about their oral health? With up to 39% of dental injuries attributed to sports and an estimated 50% of children sustaining an injury before graduation, it’s essential to understand the risks you or your child face as an athlete. Untreated dental injuries could lead to more significant (and costlier) problems down the line. If you think you may have experienced this due to sports or another activity, don’t wait to be seen. Schedule an appointment… Read More

27 Mar 2020 by  admin in Whitening

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Beautiful pearly whites

Unfortunately, there is no set-in-stone answer. This is because everyone’s diet is a little different. If you are very careful to avoid pigmented foods and beverages, your teeth whitening results may last up to one year, or perhaps even up to three years! If you do consume berries, tomato sauce, wine, soda, tea, coffee, and similarly pigmented foods, you may need a touch-up appointment in about six to eight months. An appointment with a teeth whitening dentist is one of the easiest, fastest, and most effective ways to instantly improve… Read More

25 Mar 2020 by  admin in Whitening

Can Damaged Teeth Be Whitened?

A person’s smile tends to be the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. So, to many, having a beautiful set of pearly whites is essential. However, when you have a traumatized tooth from an injury or previous dental procedure, whitening it may seem daunting. Still, it can be done and shouldn’t hold you back from discovering your options. Why damaged teeth become stained An injury can cause a lot of things to happen in your mouth—pain, breakage, misalignment, sensitivity, and color discoloration. The reason why the color can… Read More

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