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3 Procedures You May Need Before Getting Dental Implants

June 5, 2023

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For those who have missing teeth, dental implants present a long-lasting, natural solution. These artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide support for replacement tooth restorations such as dental crowns. Dental implants not only deliver a natural-looking appearance but also have the potential to last for several decades with proper care. However, in some instances, patients may need preparatory procedures to ensure the successful placement of implants. Continue reading to explore three preliminary treatments that may be necessary before receiving dental implants.

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4 Problems That Can Arise Due to Impacted Wisdom Teeth

May 16, 2023

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a person holding their mouth in pain

Wisdom teeth typically grow in during the transition period to adulthood, between the ages of 16 and 24. While some people may have all four of their wisdom teeth, others may have three, two, one, or even none, and the risk that they pose to your oral health will determine whether or not they need to be removed. For those whose wisdom teeth are impacted below the gumline, these risks can include developing pain, cysts, and an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. Read on to learn how these complications can manifest and how removing them will benefit your health.

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Why Do People Grow Wisdom Teeth?

April 7, 2023

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3-D model of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are a common thorn in the side of dental patients; they offer essentially nothing in terms of biting force or aesthetics, and needing to have them removed can cause all kinds of headaches.

When you think about it, you might honestly wonder why we even have wisdom teeth in the first place. If you’re interested, here are the leading theories as to why that’s the case.

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4 Fun Gifts to Celebrate Your Child’s Smile for Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 16, 2023

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many children taking care of their oral health by brushing

February is usually associated with Valentine’s Day, but it is important for another reason: it’s Children’s Dental Health Month. By teaching your little ones how to implement a great dental routine, you will help keep their oral health in top condition. Essentially, this specially designated oral health month is still about love by showing them how to appreciate their teeth by brushing and flossing! And what better way to celebrate than to buy them cool dental products? Here are four ideas that your children are sure to enjoy (and better yet, use!).

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5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Kissable for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2023

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a man kissing his loved one on Valentine's Day

As Valentine’s Day draws near, it’s also time to draw closer to the special one in your life! While this day of love can be filled with roses, special dinners, and love notes, affection is often the ultimate show of appreciation and adoration. So, as you snuggle and kiss your loved one, you want to be sure your smile is in its best condition. Here are five ways to prepare your smile to be as kissable as possible for February 14…and every day after that!

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What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Fillings?

January 20, 2023

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person thinking about the difference between crowns and fillings

There are a variety of oral health problems that require a dental crown or filling to repair them. These are two common restorative options to protect damaged teeth from further harm as well as to repair their look and structure. Though dental fillings and crowns are used for different things, many people are unaware of how they differ from each other. Keep reading to learn about the differences between crowns and fillings as well as what oral health problems they are used to correct.

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What Should I Do About a Lost Dental Filling?

December 4, 2022

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woman with a concerned expression

If you live on Long Island and a flood warning is announced in your neighborhood, try not to panic. Yeah right, good luck with that. In a less dramatic situation, if you are ever faced with a dental emergency, do your best to remain calm. It’s ideal to develop a plan of action ahead of time, which will help you keep a cool head. If you find yourself dealing with a lost dental filling, for example, here are tips from your emergency dentist in East Islip about what you should do.

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Which Holiday Foods Should I Avoid with My Dentures?

November 14, 2022

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The holiday season is full of opportunities to catch up with your loved ones and enjoy some great food along the way. Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, as many of these items are seldom seen the rest of the year. If you wear dentures in East Islip, it might be easy to get distracted at dinnertime, but there are some food items you need to exercise caution for. After all, the last thing you want is to damage them and then have to leave your family to deal with a dental emergency. Read on for some helpful tips from your dentist about holiday items to be careful with while enjoying.

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What Are Ways to Combat Winter Mouth Issues?

November 4, 2022

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Delicious soups, wood fires, curling up under an electric blanket – there are some enjoyable aspects to the winter season. It also brings about several winter mouth issues that can cause trouble for your oral health. Fortunately, your dentist in East Islip has some tips that can help you make it to spring in one piece. Keep reading to learn how to face the chilly weather while preserving your face in the process.

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What’s the Lifespan of a Dental Crown?

October 27, 2022

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A technician working on dental crown lifespan

If one of your teeth gets hurt, you might need a dental crown. After all, this treatment would protect your tooth from harm and improve its looks! That said, you likely want to know about dental crown lifespan before you commit. If you don’t, it’ll be hard to ensure the procedure is cost-effective. Fortunately enough, then, your East Islip dentist can help you out. Here’s a summary of how long dental crowns last, how oral care affects them, and tips for making them last.

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