How To Take Care Of Your Toothbrush

How To Take Care Of Your Toothbrush

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Most people don’t give their toothbrushes too much thought. It seems like a common item that after using it, they simply put it away until the next time. But there are a few easy steps you can take to help not only make your toothbrush healthier, but make it last longer as well. So below we’ll look at 3 ways …

Traditional vs Implant Supported Dentures

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Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all or most of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, injury, or tooth decay, replacing them will benefit your health and appearance alike. Traditional dentures are removable teeth replacements designed to look like natural teeth. They’re durable and long-lasting, and they can …

What is the Typical Cost of a Dental Crown?

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Crowns are widely used, versatile dental restorations. Most people will get at least one crown during their lifetime. But how much can you expect to pay? Do dental crowns deliver the desired results? And are they worth the expense? Keep reading to learn more about dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a tooth—encasing the tooth …

My Dental Implant Feels Loose

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When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are considered the gold standard. They have a success rate of 95 percent or higher. However, there can be limited instances where an implant may feel loose. If this happens, what should you do?    The first thing to do is call your dentist and schedule an appointment to have your implant …

3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

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You may have heard that root canals are invasive and painful, but the truth is typically quite different. A root canal is simply a standard dental procedure that heals your tooth by removing all the infection and leaving behind only healthy tooth tissue. A root canal is a treatment that removes infected tissue within a tooth. The procedure also involves …

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

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If you need to replace two or more missing teeth that are adjacent to each other, you have three potential solutions available to you: dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. Each of these options has their own unique pros and cons, and not every solution is right for every patient. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the advantages and …

How to Prevent Cavities: What You Should Know

Team Oral Health

Whether you are 5 or 75, a trip to the dentist leads to a celebration when you hear the phrase, no cavities! Learning how to prevent cavities can give you a chance to celebrate every six months thanks to a pat on the back from your dentist.  Nobody wants to have to return to the dentist for further treatment due …

Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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What You Should Know About Dental Implants

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When a patient is missing several, but not all, teeth, partial dentures are a potential solution. Partial dentures are replacement teeth connected to a plastic base that blends in with your gums. Any missing teeth, whether they’re in the front of the mouth or the back, on the upper arch or lower, can be replaced with a partial denture.

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Different Types of Partial Dentures to Consider

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There is no better option for replacing missing teeth than dental implants. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants replace not only the visible portion of the tooth, but the root as well. With the root replaced, bone loss in the jaw can be prevented and even reversed, which results in a stronger bite and protects against facial collapse.

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adult braces

Are Adult Braces Right For You?

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You’ve finally decided it’s time to straighten your teeth. After years of being unhappy with your smile, you make an appointment with an orthodontist to find out about clear plastic aligners. Your excitement quickly turns to disappointment when you find out that you’re not a candidate for aligners—but you can get adult braces.

Braces might not be what you wanted or expected, but adult braces deserve a second look. They’re less obvious and more effective than ever before. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Tips for a More Photogenic Smile

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While the health of our teeth is of paramount importance, most of us want to have beautiful smiles too. As part of our comprehensive dental services, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to help you feel confident in your appearance. Here are five tips for a more photogenic smile.

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4 Common Dental Emergencies and Their Solutions

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Most people know what to do in case of a medical emergency. We learn the Heimlich maneuver and CPR in high school; we have children and become pros at cleaning cuts and scraped knees. Dental emergencies are another story, though. Other than putting it in milk, do you know what to do when a tooth has been knocked out? What about when a crown falls off? This quick guide from a Long Island emergency dentist will give you the basics on how to handle 4 common dental emergencies.

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How to Prepare for Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

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When you think of going to the dentist, what do you think of? While most people consider dentist appointments to be in regards to cleanings, fillings, or routine checkups, sometimes more extensive procedures are necessary.

From root canals to dental implants, these types of procedures may require some type of sedation. If the patient isn’t sedated for these appointments, these procedures may cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. However, it’s important to note that sedation dentistry poses some risks, and you also must prepare for these appointments differently compared to your regular dental visits.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

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Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics, rather than the health and functionality, of your smile. Though it is not strictly required for oral or overall physical heath (but it can boost both!), cosmetic dentistry can have a major impact on your emotional and psychological health. Here are just some of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.

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Common Dental Myths Debunked

Common Dental Myths Debunked

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The vast majority of people in today’s world seek regular dental care. Yet myths and legends about dentistry run rampant. Some are passed down through families and groups of friends, while others traverse the internet at lightning speed. Here are some of the most common dental myths, debunked.

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How to Identify a True Dental Emergency

How to Identify a True Dental Emergency

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There are dental offices that provide services for dental emergencies, especially on the weekend or at night, when many offices are closed. However, it can be difficult to know what counts as a true dental emergency and what conditions or symptoms could wait to be discussed at a regular dental appointment. Here are some of the signs of a true dental emergency. If you experience any one of these situations, it is important that you seek dental care right away.

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Dental Anesthesia

A Brief Guide to Dental Anesthesia for Patients

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Dental phobia is surprisingly common, leading some people to put off even much-needed dental care. Even those who are not especially afraid of the dentist may worry about pain during or after a procedure. Fortunately, modern dentistry is virtually pain-free thanks to a combination of new techniques and high quality dental anesthesia options. Here is a brief guide.

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Top 5 Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry, Answered

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A smile makeover is, as the name suggests, a complete reimaging of your current smile. While a full mouth reconstruction rebuilds a smile destroyed by damage or disease, a smile makeover is elective and specifically done to enhance one’s appearance. First, Dr. Lubliner will thoroughly evaluate your existing smile and discuss with you the changes you want to make. You …

Guide to sedation dentistry

A Patient’s Guide to Sedation Dentistry:
Options & What to Expect

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Modern dentistry is nearly pain-free, but dental anxiety and even dental phobias are, regrettably, extremely common. Some people even postpone routine or much-needed dental work due to their fears. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can help. You can choose your level of sedation, from mild nitrous oxide to deep IV sedation. Whichever you choose, sedation dentistry is an excellent way to push …