An Inside Look at Your First Month with Dentures

July 20, 2023

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Closeup of senior man in grey sweater smiling at home

Whether you’re waiting for your dentures to arrive, you just scheduled your consultation, or you’re still in the research process, you may have countless questions on your mind. Most notably, “What can I expect during my first month with dentures?” After all, knowing what’s typical can help you prepare ahead of time, making the adjustment period significantly less stressful. With this in mind, keep reading to learn more on the topic!

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Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Oral Health?

June 8, 2023

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many colorful pieces of gum

Thinking of ways to prevent cavities often involves common dental hygiene activities, like brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. But what if you could improve oral health on the go and enjoy a treat simultaneously? Studies suggest that chewing sugarless gum might be the answer! Keep reading to discover the potential benefits of chewing gum for your smile as well as the potential risks.

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Media & Dentistry: How Dentists Are Poorly Portrayed

May 8, 2023

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a patient in Mineola afraid of the dentist

Do you tend to get nervous or anxious about visiting your dentist for even a simple checkup and cleaning? You aren’t the only one, as roughly 36% of Americans experience dental-related phobias. While a bad personal experience might be the cause of your fears, it isn’t the only thing that can raise your concerns. Movies and shows can also play a major part in adding fuel to anxieties toward dentistry. Read on to learn how the media can negatively impact the way dentists are portrayed and why you shouldn’t be afraid of visiting them.

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How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

April 5, 2023

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a person lifting up their lip to reveal their teeth

One of the most cost-effective and transformative cosmetic treatments available is dental bonding. With the power to take damaged teeth and protect and repair them to look whole and symmetrical, it’s no wonder why this is such a common choice among patients suffering from chipped, cracked and gapped pearly whites. The one concern many people want to resolve before committing to this treatment, though, is how long they can expect the results to last. Just like your natural teeth, wear-and-tear will impact your bonding, and they’ll likely need to be replaced. Read on to learn about how you can extend their lifespan and enjoy your results for as long as possible.

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I Have Cavities… Can I Get Teeth Whitening?

March 3, 2023

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patient getting teeth whitening

Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly powerful, capable of transforming teeth in just about any condition into the beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of. However, it’s also, as you may have guessed, only capable of making cosmetic changes.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, but if you have cavities, that could prevent you from brightening your smile.  Here’s why that’s the case.

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What is Fluoride, and Why is it Useful?

February 9, 2023

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Dentist holding a graphic that says "fluoride"

If you had a checkup recently, you may have had your dental hygienist ask you if you want fluoride treatment. You may have heard the word “fluoride” before, and that it has some benefits for your teeth, but you might have also been told that it’s dangerous.

Fluoride isn’t that much of a danger, but you still might not have a very good idea of what it does. Here’s a guide that can tell you a little more about that.

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How Do I Get Rid of Coffee Breath?

January 10, 2023

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a woman covering her mouth due to coffee breath

Do you often enjoy a warm cup of joe in the morning? Not only does this beverage taste good, but it can even boost your energy levels and offer a few health benefits. However, you may have noticed that it affects your breath, causing a smelly odor. But why does this happen in the first place? To avoid feeling embarrassed or giving a bad first impression, read on to learn why coffee breath occurs, how you can fight against it, and what to do if it doesn’t go away.

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Is It Possible to Whiten Bonded Teeth?

December 15, 2022

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A patient whitening their bonded teeth

If you’ve gotten dental bonding before, you know its great effect on pearly whites. Namely, the treatment uses a composite resin to hide your smile’s flaws. However, you might wonder whether you can whiten teeth that are already bonded. After all, can a whitening agent really affect previously-applied resin? Fortunately enough, however, your Mineola dentist can answer these concerns. To that end, here’s a summary of how a dentist can whiten your bonded teeth.

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The Most Common Dental Flaws & Their Treatments

October 14, 2022

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Gapped teeth, one of the most common cosmetic dental flaws

If your teeth don’t look too great, you probably wish they were prettier. After all, everyone loves white and gleaming smiles — they make the world a happier place. That said, there’s a way to get pearly whites that live up to their name: cosmetic dentistry! With just one of its various services, it could fix your smile problems in very little time. To prove it, your local Mineola dentist is here with the details. Read on to learn about three common cosmetic dental flaws and their treatments.

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Invisalign Cleaning Crystals: What They Are & How to Use Them

September 14, 2022

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Invisalign cleaning crystals on table

You finally did it! After months of debating whether or not to get Invisalign, you bit the bullet and started treatment. In your kit, you may have noticed that it contained a few packets of Invisalign cleaning crystals. While you may know that it’ll help keep your trays nice and clean, you probably have questions about how to use them. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn more about these crystals, how often you should use them, and a step-by-step of the process.  

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