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18 Sep 2018 by  admin in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to Risk of Painful Arthritis

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder, and gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis. At first blush, it would appear that these two medical conditions have little to nothing in common. But emerging scientific evidence suggests that sleep apnea and gout are indeed linked. In a recent study published in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers revealed that an analysis of tens of thousands of patients indicated those with sleep apnea are about 50% more likely to develop gout. A look at the sleep apnea study The researchers analyzed… Read More

12 Sep 2018 by  admin in Invisalign, Whitening

Smile Makeover Options with Amazing Results

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Your smile is your most important accessory. It can show the world you’re a friendly, warm person who is full of self-confidence. But if you’re less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile, you probably aren’t showing it off as often as you’d like. It’s time to give yourself the smile you deserve with a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry makeover. Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a complete selection of smile makeover options, including teeth whitening, clear aligners by Invisalign, dental implants, and much more! Teeth whitening In-office teeth… Read More

31 Aug 2018 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Are Dental Implants a Good Option for Teens?

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Most kids aren’t fully aware of their own vulnerabilities. They climb trees and do dangerous skateboarding tricks, and play contact sports without being mindful of the proper precautions. And sometimes, the result is a knocked-out tooth or dental trauma that’s so severe the natural tooth can’t be salvaged. If your teen has an avulsed or knocked-out tooth, a dentist may be able to replant it if your teen gets to the office within an hour. In the meantime, preserve the tooth in the natural socket, in a tooth preservation kit… Read More

22 Aug 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

5 Orthodontic Problems That Invisalign Can Fix

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You’ve undoubtedly heard that Invisalign can help you get a straighter, more beautiful smile. But did you know that it can also improve your dental health? By fixing malocclusion (an abnormal bite pattern), Invisalign may help you reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even gum recession! Talk to a cosmetic dentist today to find out which type of malocclusion you have. Crossbite A crossbite is one of the many types of malocclusion that Invisalign can treat. It occurs when the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly.… Read More

17 Aug 2018 by  Ali Long in Invisalign

How To Optimize Your Invisalign Results with Complementary Dental Treatments

Invisalign can help people of all ages improve a variety of functional and aesthetic concerns with their smile. This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment has numerous advantages over metal braces and allows patients to straighten their teeth, correct overcrowding and gaps using discreet and comfortable clear aligners. Invisalign is among the most requested procedures available here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. Depending on your concerns and desired outcome, we may recommend complementary cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve optimal results. Achieve Optimum Results with Invisalign The custom-fabricated aligners move the… Read More

9 Aug 2018 by  admin in Whitening

School Starts Soon! Is Your Smile Ready?

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Whether you’re headed back for your first year of high school or your last year of college, it’s always important to make sure you’re well-prepared to succeed. There’s still time to head to the dentist before class starts, so you can put your best smile forward! Go to your appointment with a list of your concerns, and your cosmetic dentist can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. You might be interested in teeth whitening, for example, or perhaps you’re considering porcelain veneers. Your dentist can even help you… Read More

7 Aug 2018 by  admin in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Are You Unwittingly Making Your Sleep Apnea Worse?

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High blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and heart attack—these are all possible health effects of poorly controlled sleep apnea. This serious sleep disorder occurs when breathing stops and restarts in a cyclical fashion throughout the night. Often, patients don’t realize they have sleep apnea until their snoring prompts their sleep partner to make a doctor’s appointment. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should be aware that the following factors can make your condition worse. Smoking cigarettes Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do to your… Read More

6 Jul 2018 by  Ali Long in General Dentistry Resources

Importance of Dental Visits Every 6 Months

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine dental check-ups and encourages people to work closely with their dentists to develop a personalized treatment plan. While most children and adults are fine with a twice-yearly visit, individuals who have certain risk factors for developing periodontal disease may need more frequent cleanings. Dental check-ups: how often do you need them? If you smoke, have diabetes, are clinically obese, or have a family history of gum disease, you have a greater risk of developing periodontal infection, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.… Read More

29 Jun 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

The Whys and Hows of Wearing Your Retainer

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The active treatment phase for Invisalign is typically about 12 months, which is shorter than the average treatment time for metal braces. Invisalign works by gently nudging your teeth into the positions they should be in. However, as soon as you remove your last set of clear aligners, it’s possible for your teeth to start moving out of position again. This is why your cosmetic dentist wants you to wear a retainer. By wearing your retainer on the schedule recommended by your dentist, you can greatly reduce your risk of… Read More

28 Jun 2018 by  Ali Long in Dental Implants Resources

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Loss in Adults

Losing your baby (milk) teeth is a normal part of growing up, but losing your permanent teeth is cause for concern. Long-term research has shown there are certain risk factors for adult tooth loss caused by gum disease. Males over the age of 35 are at greater risk of tooth loss from periodontal disease, and the risk increases in those who suffer from high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. No one – regardless of age – wants to have edentulism (the absence of one or more teeth).… Read More

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