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25 Feb 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

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For years, metal braces were the gold standard in malocclusion correction. In fact, they were quite often one of the only options available. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology mean that there are more choices than ever before, and this is great news for adult patients (and teens!) who want to avoid metal braces. One of the most common reasons given for wanting to avoid metal braces is the way they look. Having a mouth full of metal is enough to make anyone want to avoid smiling. But they’re also problematic… Read More

25 Feb 2019 by  admin in Dentistry

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive All of a Sudden?

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Tooth sensitivity can happen to anyone, and it often happens abruptly, with little warning. There are many possible causes of tooth sensitivity, but the good news is that it’s also treatable. Talk to your dentist if you experience any unusual changes with your oral health, including persistent tooth sensitivity that causes pain when you consume hot or cold liquids or foods. Over-the-counter whitening strips Everyone wants a bright, white smile. If you’ve been using tooth whitening products, like over-the-counter strips or trays, this is likely the cause of your sudden… Read More

22 Feb 2019 by  admin in Whitening

How Often Can You Get Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

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Tooth discoloration is very common. As we age, the outermost layers of our tooth enamel wears away, leaving your pearly whites looking gray or yellow. Whether your teeth are stained from nicotine, food and beverages, prescription medicines, poor oral hygiene, or even genetics, professional tooth whitening can help. There are three kinds of tooth whitening: professional in office, professional at-home, and store-bought at home. All three of these whitening systems use peroxide-based bleaching agents. The main difference, however, is the amount of peroxide. The average at-home whitening kit has around… Read More

8 Feb 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

The Invisalign system is an outstanding alternative to conventional braces, delivering gradual realignment without the sharp edges and constant debris accumulation of metal braces. Like any oral care equipment, Invisalign components require regular maintenance to perform their best, and the specially developed cleaning crystals make it easy. Why Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals? Although the Invisalign system is designed to offer a minimally obtrusive option for straightening teeth, the transparent trays need proper care and cleaning. Invisalign cleaning crystals are formulated to sanitize the system during regular use, offering a deep and… Read More

1 Feb 2019 by  admin in Whitening

Is It Worth Getting Your Teeth Whitened at the Dentist?

With the recent popularity of at-home whitening kits, many of our prospective clients in Long Island ask whether getting your teeth whitened at the dentist office is a worthwhile investment. Professional whitening can deliver significant improvements over DIY options in regard to both immediate and long-term results. A Meticulous Clean One of the biggest differences between using a DIY whitening kit and having your teeth whitened by an experienced professional is the focus on addressing the root causes of dental discoloration. While a whitening kit can make teeth appear cleaner,… Read More

22 Jan 2019 by  admin in Veneers

Do Veneers Mess Up Your Teeth?

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Veneers are an easy way to achieve a dazzling, picture-ready smile. Porcelain veneers are practical as well as attractive, giving you a dental restoration option that can be used for everyday eating and brushed just like organic teeth. Best of all, veneers can be used without damaging your existing tooth structure. Rocky Point Dentistry specializes in rejuvenating the self-confidence of our patients with this safe and effective smile-restoring option. What are Veneers? Porcelain veneers are a type of synthetic shell designed to fit seamlessly over your natural teeth to enhance… Read More

14 Jan 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

Can I Get Invisalign if I Have Crowns?

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Invisalign is one of the most popular options available for straightening crooked teeth. It’s effective in a wide variety of situations, from gaps to underbites to overbites, and many more. If you’ve been considering Invisalign treatment, you might be hooked on the idea that you could straighten your smile without having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. Or perhaps you like the thought of being able to eat anything you want during orthodontic treatment. There are lots of perks to Invisalign treatment, but only a dentist can determine… Read More

8 Jan 2019 by  admin in News

6 Reasons More Adults Are Getting Their Teeth Fixed

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According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), almost 1.7 million adults were treated by a registered orthodontist in 2016. That’s a 50% increase from a similar study conducted in 2006. More and more adults are choosing to get their teeth fixed, be it with traditional braces, clear alignment systems, or even professional teeth whitening. In fact, some orthodontists are reporting that their patient pools are around 20% adult. But why are so many adults getting their teeth fixed? Here are 6 possible answers. Technological Advancement Orthodontic technology is leaps… Read More

2 Jan 2019 by  admin in Invisalign

Introducing Invisalign Go: Don’t Settle for a Crooked Smile!

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In recent years, patients and cosmetics dentists alike have chosen Invisalign to correct crooked teeth and other issues for a straight, beautiful smile with great success. However, Invisalign Go is the newest clear aligner system available, and might replace Invisalign in Huntington, NY as the go-to for convenient, quick and effective teeth straightening. Similar to its original counterpart, Invisalign Go uses removable clear liners to gently correct crooked teeth over time. These liners are comfortable to wear and almost completely unnoticeable, making them ideal for patients who want a better… Read More

28 Dec 2018 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Comparing Dentures to All on 4 Dental Implants

Few oral health issues can affect your appearance, self-confidence, and everyday activities to the extent that multiple missing teeth can. Missing teeth can change the shape of your face and take away your reasons to smile. It’s an embarrassing dilemma that also has serious health repercussions, such as the deterioration of the jawbone, difficulty eating nutritious foods, and poor articulation of speech. But there are solutions for multiple missing teeth, like the revolutionary All on Four dental implant system. Compared to dentures, dental implants offer considerable benefits. Dentures vs. All… Read More

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