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4 Ways You Can Tell It’s Time for a New Set of Dentures

December 12, 2020

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an up-close view of an upper and lower denture for a patient’s smile

Do your dentures no longer feel comfortable? Do they slip while eating or fit poorly? Ill-fitting dentures are a common occurrence, and sometimes, a quick reline just won’t do the trick. A local dentist shares 4 ways you can tell it’s time to consider getting a new prosthetic and why you might opt for a more permanent solution with implant-retained dentures. 

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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

November 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 4:00 pm
Closeup of senior man with oral pain

All too often, patients think dental emergencies are reserved for extreme injuries that require immediate medical attention. While cases like knocked-out, fractured, and otherwise damaged teeth certainly do fall into this category, other issues like a broken denture also count. Read on for common causes and what to do if you do find yourself in this situation!

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Enjoy Your Thanksgiving: How Dental Implants Can Help

November 11, 2020

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a family seated around the Thanksgiving table

The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy friends, family, and good food. However, when you are living with missing teeth, these joyous occasions can be marred by embarrassment and the inability to take part in the most memorable festivities. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way! Eating with dental implants can give you a new lease on life. Not only will you be able to consume all your favorite foods, but you’ll do it with greater confidence. Read on and learn how dental implants can make a difference at your Thanksgiving table this year.

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Why Do Dental Insurance Plans Have Waiting Periods?

October 23, 2020

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dental team member explaining dental insurance waiting periods to two patients

You’ve had a toothache for a while, but you were afraid to visit your dentist for treatment because you didn’t have dental insurance. Once you finally bought insurance, you were excited to use it. But then you find out that you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can use your benefits. What exactly are dental insurance waiting periods? Why do they exist? What services do they affect? Continue reading to discover the answers to these questions.

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6 Tips for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

October 20, 2020

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Girl holding wisdom teeth

Every single year, five million people have their wisdom teeth removed in the United States. This is because they often don’t have enough room to grow properly and can cause issues. Even though no extraction is a pleasant experience, by following your dentist’s instructions, you will be able to bounce back in no time. Continue reading to learn more about the duration of wisdom tooth recovery as well as some helpful tips to make the process go smoothly.

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4 Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

September 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 10:48 am
Patient visiting dentist about tooth pain

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 22. While 35% of the population is born without them, the large percentage of patients who do have them eventually need to get them extracted. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 85% of wisdom teeth need to be removed and 90% of patients have at least one impacted tooth. If you haven’t undergone the wisdom teeth removal procedure, here are four signs you should!

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What If Your Toothache Suddenly Fades Away?

September 10, 2020

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Dentist pointing to X-ray of patient's teeth

Has a once nagging, uncomfortable toothache suddenly faded away? Initially, your first thought may be to bust out in a happy dance and cue the celebration music. However, a previously problematic tooth that has gone asymptomatic could be a warning sign of a more serious dental concern, like severe decay that necessitates a root canal or extraction. Here’s why you should schedule an appointment with your dentist right away if your toothache subsides.

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How Your Dentist is Approaching Hygiene Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 18, 2020

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a person washing their hands with soap and water at the sink

COVID-19 has caused people from all around the world to re-think proper handwashing. Fortunately, for dental professionals, this practice has been and continues to be one of the most important and necessary aspects of keeping patients safe. With the virus continuing to pose a threat, you may be wondering what steps your dental team is taking to improve hand hygiene and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Read on to learn how they’re refining cleanliness efforts to ensure you and others are better protected.

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Teledentistry: An Inside Look at Virtual Dental Appointments

July 9, 2020

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Young woman waving and using her computer

When the initial wave of stay-at-home orders hit, many thought social distancing, face coverings, and extensive hand hygiene were simply short-term infection control measures. However, nearly six months later, the world is continuing to battle COVID-19 while states begin to make the transition out of quarantine. While we enter into our “new normal,” it is more important now than ever that we all do our part to limit the spread of this novel virus. With this in mind, dental teams across the U.S. are opting for teledentistry appointments. If you are unsure what to expect from virtual dentistry, then keep reading!

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Seeing a Dentist During the Pandemic? Negative Air Pressure Rooms Make It Safe

June 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 5:28 am
Woman getting an exam from a dentist in East Islip

People of all ages need access to dental care for a healthy smile, and that remains the same during the COVID-19 pandemic. But rest assured that, with guidelines from the CDC, ADA, and OSHA, dentists are making your health and safety a top priority! One recommendation you may not be familiar with is negative air pressure rooms. Learn about the benefits of negative air pressure below and the many other ways a dentist in East Islip is preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

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