Meadowbrook Dental Care Blog

What Is an Interproximal Reduction?

September 8, 2022

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Woman smiling

If you didn’t naturally develop the perfectly straight smile you wanted, this doesn’t mean that you need to settle for misalignment. Invisalign is an excellent way to correct alignment issues. For some patients, your dentist may recommend an interproximal reduction before beginning Invisalign treatment. Continue reading to learn what this is, what you can expect, and why it may be a good idea.

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How Does Vitamin D Affect Dental Implant Success?

August 11, 2022

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Woman smiling

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, dental implants are available to replace the entirety of your missing tooth. Dental implants have an incredible success rate of over 95%, but they aren’t completely indestructible. Read on to learn about how vitamin D takes a role in the success of dental implants.

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The Causes of Gray Teeth and What You Can Do About Them

August 1, 2022

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Man covering mouth

Everyone wants to have a beautiful, white smile. However, this isn’t the case for many of us thanks to discoloration. You may even notice less familiar shades in your smile. Instead of white or yellow, teeth can appear bluish or gray. There are many reasons why this can happen, but you don’t necessarily have to settle for it. Here are some of the causes of gray teeth and what your dentist can do about them.

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Can You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth by Putting It Back in Its Socket?

July 12, 2022

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man with a knocked-out tooth looking at his mouth in a mirror

If your tooth has recently been knocked out of your mouth, you’re probably panicking. A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency, after all, and one of the most urgent ones. The first thing you should do is try to stay calm while you call your dentist, but what should you do until your appointment? Should you try and save the knocked-out tooth by putting it back in its socket? Read on to find out!

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Can Turmeric Be Used for Teeth Whitening?

June 4, 2022

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Turmeric as a powder.

If you’re unhappy with the shade of your teeth, you aren’t alone! Many patients are embarrassed by their stained and yellow teeth and opt to do something about it. However, this has led to the emergence of some pretty interesting techniques and DIY whitening methods—some of which can work, but most of which are bogus. That said, maybe you’ve heard about people using turmeric, of all things, to whiten their teeth! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about the connection between turmeric and your oral health, and why you should consider pursuing other whitening methods.

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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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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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