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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.


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?


Why Dental Implant Treatment is Worth Starting in Summer

June 2, 2021

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Older couple with dental implants smiling outside

When you’re missing teeth, there’s never a bad time to start thinking about ways to replace them. Research indicates that having fewer teeth can negatively affect your quality of life and even shorten your lifespan. However, the summer season may actually be one of the best times to start looking for a dentist to make your smile complete with dental implants. Not only could you make your tooth replacement more comfortable, but you could have a complete smile before the end of the year!


Porcelain Veneers –The Secret for a Beach Ready Smile

May 2, 2021

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Woman smiling on beach

Are you looking to enhance your smile in time for summer? You have all sorts of cosmetic dental options to choose from, including porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surface of the teeth in order to cover up cosmetic imperfections. They may be the perfect way for you to get your smile beach ready! Continue reading to learn more about the aesthetic issues they can fix among other things you should know.


Welcome to Our New Website!

April 30, 2021

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Couple smiling while looking at tablet

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.


Is Your Smile Event-Ready?

April 21, 2021

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people at an event

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.


What to Do About Periodontitis

April 20, 2021

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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.


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.


4 Myths About Wisdom Teeth

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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.


Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Recurrent Jaw Pain

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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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