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Do DIY Teeth Whitening Products Actually Work?

May 11, 2022

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Cartoon woman holding toothbrush and baking soda

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products seem to combine both convenience and quality. With just a quick store purchase and home application, you’re on the fast track to beautifully whitened teeth. But do these products deliver on their hype? Can you trust them to give you a white smile worthy of Hollywood?

Well, not really. To know why that’s the case, here’s a summary of DIY whiteners’ promises and results, including why professional teeth whitening is better.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Is It Safe for My Smile?

April 5, 2022

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woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry in Mineola

If you’re unhappy with your smile and are looking for ways to change it, then you might be considering getting dental work done. Your dentist can repair your teeth as well as enhance them in the way you desire! But is cosmetic dentistry safe for you in the long run? Keep reading to learn what this type of treatment involves and a few options you could benefit from.

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What’s the Best Toothpaste for Veneers?

March 12, 2022

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Man holding toothbrush and toothpasteVeneers are a great option to transform the appearance of your teeth because they can fix multiple concerns simultaneously. You won’t need a complex procedure or lengthy recovery to achieve the smile of your dreams. Veneers are a long-term solution because they can last for 10 years or more before needing to be replaced. You can get the most out of your investment by caring for your new smile correctly, beginning with the dental products you use at home. Something as simple as the wrong toothpaste can tarnish your beautiful smile. Don’t worry, here’s everything you need to know to choose the best toothpaste for veneers. 

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Social Media Influencers Who Have Veneers

February 9, 2022

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person smiling while being recorded by camera

When watching your favorite internet celebrity in their latest video or scrolling through their Instagram feed, have you ever wondered how they got their smile to look so good? For many social media stars, veneers are the answer! These sturdy lifelike porcelain shells cover up the entire front surface of one’s teeth and can mask a range of imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, minor alignment issues, and misshapen pearly whites. Though they started as a way to temporarily perfect the smiles of movie stars, veneers are now accessible to almost anyone. Read on to learn about social media influencers with veneers and how they can help you achieve a more beautiful beam.

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Getting 3 Things Straight About Dating with Invisalign 

January 13, 2022

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couple smiling in city

It’s a gorgeous day in Long Island, and you’re sipping coffee and looking out the window of a Mineola shop. Couples are walking by, holding hands and smiling. You’d like to start dating again, but you just got Invisalign and are concerned about going on a date with a new person while needing to remove your clear braces before eating. Whether you’re brand new to Invisalign or a regular Invisalign veteran, here are three factors to consider when dating with Invisalign. 

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 17, 2021

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smiling man with dental implants in Mineola

What are you thankful for this holiday season? Dental implants probably weren’t the first thing to come to mind, but they offer a range of benefits that allow those who have them to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Read on to learn about five reasons why dental implants are something to be thankful for during the holidays and beyond.

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3 Types of Tooth Stains and How to Remove Them

October 14, 2021

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woman learning about types of tooth stains in Mineola

Like many others, you may eventually find yourself feeling unsatisfied with the appearance of your smile. If you decide to revitalize your pearly whites with at-home or professional in-office tooth whitening, it can be helpful to understand what stained your teeth in the first place. To help you avoid things that can stain your smile and keep it looking bright, read on to learn more about the three main types of tooth stains and how your cosmetic dentist in Mineola can help you remove them. 

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Talk Like a Pirate – But Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One!

September 14, 2021

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child in pirate costume

September 19th is approaching quickly, and you know what that means – International Talk Like a Pirate Day will be here before we know it! If you’ve ever wondered why pirates have such a bad reputation for horrible teeth, we’ve got an answer for you. In honor of this unique day, we’ll share why pirates had terrible oral health and what steps you can take to ensure your smile shines brighter than buried treasure!

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Facial Swelling: Is It a Dental Emergency?

August 14, 2021

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Woman with facial swelling rubbing her chin

What do you picture when you hear the words “dental emergency?” You probably think of a tooth that has been decayed, broken, or knocked out of the mouth entirely, but what about facial swelling? It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but this symptom is often a warning sign that you have a dental crisis that needs immediate attention. This post explores why seeing an emergency dentist for facial swelling could end up saving your smile.

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Can People with Diabetes Get Dental Implants?

July 7, 2021

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dentist talking to a diabetic patient about dental implants

Living with diabetes is already difficult even before you throw tooth loss into the mix. You don’t want to deal with wearing dentures that shift around and feel uncomfortable, but you’re not sure whether dental implants are even a feasible option for you. After all, dental implants require oral surgery, and your diabetes can complicate the healing process. However, having diabetes might not necessarily prevent you from this treatment. Keep reading as we answer the question: are dental implants safe for diabetics?

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