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Wondering If You Are At-Risk for Oral Cancer? Read This!

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 11:19 am
Dentist using intraoral camera to examine patient's mouth

With more than 51,000 new cases diagnosed each year, the prevalence of oral cancer is undeniable. Unfortunately, many of the initial symptoms often fly under the radar, especially if bi-yearly visits to your dentist have fallen to the wayside. However, early detection and intervention are of the utmost importance when it comes to effectively beating the disease. With this in mind, keep reading to learn about the most common risk factors, symptoms to look out for, and how your dentist can help!

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Gum Disease: Is It Curable?

April 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 10:23 am
a young woman with blonde hair looks at her red, swollen gums in East Islip

Red, swollen, and bleeding oral tissues can only mean one thing – gum disease. When bacteria and plaque attack the area surrounding your teeth, it can pose a serious problem if left untreated. With potential challenges ranging from pain and inflammation to bone and tooth loss, this common dental issue is one you’ll want to remedy as soon as possible. But is it curable? Can a dentist reverse the symptoms associated with periodontal disease? Read on to learn more about its various stages and why it’s best to seek professional help early on.

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Scaling and Root Planing: How Much Does Periodontal Therapy Cost?

February 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 10:21 am
Illustration of scaling and root planing being performed

Advanced gum disease can’t always be controlled with dental cleanings alone. Scaling and root planing are often necessary to remove the bacteria causing the problem and give the gums a chance to heal and reconnect with the tooth roots. As with any dental procedure, scaling and root planing has its own costs attached. You should never let financial concerns keep you from getting necessary dental care, so it’s a good idea to take the opportunity to learn more about the different factors that can affect scaling and root planing cost.

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Can a Brighter Smile Really Help You Find a Job?

February 10, 2021

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How much difference can brighter teeth really make? You often hear about smiles making a difference during job interviews and dates, but could such a small change as making the teeth a bit whiter truly improve your odds of success?  The answer is yes – and there’s research to back it up. In this article, you’ll learn about a study involving cosmetic dental patients that may reveal the true power behind teeth whitening in East Islip.

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Coffee & Your Teeth: How Your Morning Cup o’ Joe Affects Your Dental Health

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 2:23 pm
Man pouring creamer into cup of coffee

Are you a self-proclaimed coffee fanatic? Whether it’s the delicious taste or quick jolt of energy that has you hooked, you’re certainly not alone. According to research provided by the National Coffee Association, over 50% of Americans have at least one cup o’ joe every day. Unfortunately, this much-loved beverage isn’t exactly mouth-healthy. Keep reading to learn how coffee affects your teeth and how you can protect them from staining!

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3 Huge Problems with Normal Dentures That Implant-Retained Dentures Fix

January 8, 2021

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man smiling with implant-retained dentures

Since losing most or all of your teeth, you’ve grown accustomed to your dentures. You’re used to removing them and soaking them at night. You figuratively bite the bullet and soften your food so it’s easier to eat. You may even use adhesive to keep them in position.

Over time, you may have just accepted the annoyances of dentures as unavoidable. But that’s far from the truth! Dentures that are attached to implants address basically every negative that comes along with traditional dentures. Read on to learn about their pitfalls and how implant-retained dentures can make all the difference for your smile!

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 11:52 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosenfeld @ 11:13 am
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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