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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

13 Jun 2018 by  Ali Long in Dentistry

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Advancements in cosmetic dentistry provide numerous ways to improve your smile, correct troublesome issues and boost your confidence. There have been major innovations in natural-looking porcelain veneers, tooth whitening options, same-day dental implants and teeth straightening systems, giving you many possibilities for aesthetic and functional enhancements. If you’re searching for a trusted and reputable cosmetic dentist in Suffolk County – someone who has the training, skill and experience to provide amazing results – we have a few tips to aid in your selection process. The following criteria may be helpful… Read More

8 Jun 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Takes Longer?

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Treatment time is an important consideration for patients who are choosing between Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Of course, every case is unique. The more complex a person’s malocclusion is, the longer it will take to straighten the teeth. This applies to both Invisalign and conventional orthodontic treatment. The best way to find out how long it will take you to achieve beautifully straight teeth is to talk to an Invisalign provider. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan. Average treatment time for Invisalign Most Invisalign patients achieve a straight smile… Read More

1 Jun 2018 by  admin in Dental Implants Resources

Is There an Age Limit for Dental Implants?

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Offering distinct advantages over dentures and bridges, dental implants are the most versatile and durable tooth replacement option. Besides delivering unrivaled performance in all aspects of oral health, this revolutionary dental restoration is the next best thing to having your own, natural teeth. Dental implants are an ideal solution for replacing teeth lost to periodontal disease, trauma or defects in the bone, and may also be used to anchor a full set of upper or lower dentures. The many benefits of implants make them a popular choice here at Long… Read More

25 May 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Why More Seniors Are Choosing Invisalign

Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that all our patients deserve a healthy smile they can be proud of, regardless of age. If you’ve been pining for a straighter smile but worry you may be too old for orthodontic treatment, we have some great news! Barring significant periodontal issues, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth, correct bite problems and enhance aesthetics with the Invisalign system. Whether they appreciate the importance of maintaining oral health, or they want to improve their appearance, seniors are taking… Read More

18 May 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Dental Tips for Teens: 4 Steps To a Healthy Mouth and a Bright Smile

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Your smile is your most noticeable accessory. It’s the first thing new friends will notice and it’s the last thing you should neglect. Most people find that with each passing year, their lives just get busier and busier. It’s not always easy to find the time to floss or visit the dentist for a cleaning. But the better you take care of your mouth now, the less time you’ll have to spend in the dentist’s chair later. Cigarettes are equally as addictive as heroin: Just don’t start. During the 1920s,… Read More

11 May 2018 by  admin in Sleep Apnea Treatment

Can Sleep Apnea Put Your Life at Risk?

sleeping man with sleep apnea

Few things are as frustrating as trying to fall asleep while your partner is snoring loudly enough to score on the Richter scale. If this happens regularly, or if your partner wakes up gasping throughout the night, it’s time to schedule a doctor’s appointment for him or her. These are classic signs of obstructive sleep apnea, and without treatment, this sleep disorder could lead to life-threatening complications. The good news is that sleep apnea is also treatable with just a quick trip to your dentist’s office. Cardiovascular complications of sleep… Read More

5 May 2018 by  admin in Sedation Dentistry

3 Signs Sedation Dentistry May Be Right for You

sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is pretty common these days. There are different levels of sedation. Ranging from lightest to deepest, they are: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), conscious oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. None of these options will make you fall asleep, although you will feel very relaxed. If you’ve been delaying seeing a dentist because of any of the following reasons, then sedation dentistry could be a great choice for you. #1: The sound of a dentist’s drill makes you nervous It’s no secret that the dental chair and the whining… Read More

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