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Welcome to Our New Website!

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 4:17 pm
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In the last year, a lot has changed. From family-friendly scheduling and teledentistry to extensive sanitation protocols and additional personal protective equipment, our commitment to quality dentistry in a safe environment is as evident as ever. To make your experience with us even better, we’re excited to debut our new and improved website! Keep reading to learn more about the new aspects on our website from our dentist in Mineola.

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Is Your Smile Event-Ready?

April 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 10:12 pm
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If you had to reschedule your wedding last year because of COVID-19, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, you may even know one or two other couples who had to do the same thing! The great news is, life is finally becoming more normal, and like many others, you’ve probably got an exciting event on the horizon. As a cosmetic dentist, I see hundreds of patients every week who are wanting some type of smile transformation, and often it is because they want to look their best for a big event. I also know some of the best wedding planners out there, and they will tell you that having a smile you can be proud of can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your special day. If you’re looking to prepare your smile for the spotlight, here are some of the treatments that can give you the pearly whites of your dreams and boost your confidence for the big day.

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What to Do About Periodontitis

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:51 pm

Gum disease is the most common dental infection in the United States. It starts with gingivitis, which is a mild infection in the gums. But if gingivitis is left untreated, it eventually progresses to periodontitis.

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When to Consider Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:50 pm

Have you lost a tooth (or several) due to injury, decay, or years of wear? Do you avoid smiling to hide the gaps that are left behind? You’re not alone.

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4 Myths About Wisdom Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:49 pm

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located at the very back of your mouth. They get their name because they come in later than any other adult teeth. In fact, most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens or early 20s.

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Recurrent Jaw Pain

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:48 pm

Recurrent pain is more than simply an annoyance — it’s your body’s way of telling you something isn’t right. Pain varies widely in intensity and duration, but no matter how minor it might seem, you shouldn’t ignore it.

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Benefits of Bone Grafting

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:47 pm

Did you know that about 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth? It’s true — and millions more are at risk for tooth loss due to periodontal disease and other common oral health issues.

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Why Is It Important to Visit the Dentist Regularly?

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:46 pm

The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” applies to many things, most especially your oral health. More than half of Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of them. Most of these losses can be tied back to tooth decay or gum disease — two problems that can be halted with regular dental care.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Is More Than Just a Smile Makeover

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:45 pm

Did you know that smiling boosts your mood? That’s right! Just the simple act of sharing your smile can release neurotransmitters that boost your mood. Smiling also makes you more approachable, makes you feel less stressed, and leaves you feeling more confident. 

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The Best Foods to Support a Healthy Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — meadowbrook @ 12:44 pm

Historical evidence suggests that hunter-gatherers, our distant ancestors, had little tooth decay, despite not having access to modern dental care tools such as toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. 

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