Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?

Team Dental Implants

Navigating dental insurance always takes some patience, but when it comes to dental implants, what is normally a minor hassle becomes a complex process—and it takes patients a lot of time to sort out. Unfortunately, there’s no standard answer for whether dental implants are covered by dental insurance, and even when they are covered, there may be a number of …

4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

Team Oral Health

Gray hairs that seem to appear overnight, crow’s feet around the corners of your eyes, and knees that creak when you walk up the stairs—we’re all familiar with these telltale signs of getting older, but what you may not know is that your teeth and gums also show signs of aging. In older patients, gum recession, stained teeth, thinning enamel, …

Can I Get Dental Work During Pregnancy?

Team General Dentistry

There is a misconception among many expectant mothers that they shouldn’t go to the dentist during their pregnancy. Not only is this not true, it can also be harmful to your health and that of your unborn baby. Here’s what you need to know about getting dental work during pregnancy. The most common concern women have about going to the …

How to Care for Your Dentures

Team Dentures

While your dentures can’t get cavities, you still need to clean them every day. Dentures can harbor harmful bacteria that can infect your gums, cause bad breath and even spread infection to other areas of the body. Luckily, taking care of your dentures is simple and requires only a few minutes each day. Here’s how to care for your dentures. …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! Now What?

Team Pediatric Dentistry

There are many injuries parents are well-equipped to handle, but dental trauma isn’t usually one of them. You know exactly what to do if your child cuts a finger or gets stung by a bee, but what do you do if your child knocks out a tooth?  Your natural response might be to panic, but dentists treat avulsed (or knocked …

Mini-Implants vs. Full-Size Dental Implants

Team Dental Implants

Mini-implants are a dental implant option that many of our patients are interested in learning about. They hear that these implants are faster, placement is less invasive, and they don’t require bone grafting, and want to know why they should bother with conventional implants when mini-implants sound like such a great alternative. The catch when it comes to mini-implants is …

4 Tips for How to Prevent Bad Breath

Team General Dentistry

Occasional bad breath is unavoidable. Whether it’s because of a cold that has you breathing through your mouth or a garlicky pasta dinner, we all have bad breath once in a while and it’s not usually something to be concerned about. If, on the other hand, you have chronic bad breath (also known as halitosis), it’s a sign that you …

Losing Baby Teeth: What to Expect

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Baby teeth play an important role in your child’s oral health and development, but there comes a time when they no longer serve their purpose and they begin to fall out. For parents, this can be a bittersweet milestone, although kids are more likely to get excited about the prospect of a visit from the tooth fairy! Here’s everything you …

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

Team General Dentistry

It’s always our goal to save your natural tooth whenever possible, but there are situations in which extraction is the only option. Whether it’s to make room for orthodontic treatment or to remove a badly infected tooth, simple tooth extractions are safe, relatively fast, and painless. Before we begin any work, your tooth and the tissue surrounding it is numbed …

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost on Long Island?

Team Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether you’ve recently moved to a different town or your previous dentist retired, you’re probably searching for a new dentist. If you’re in Massapequa, we hope you’ll choose our practice for your dental needs, but regardless, if you’re looking for advice on finding a good dentist, here are our best tips.

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