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
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
Looking for a quick way to get a luminous smile? Want to brighten and correct discolored or damaged teeth? Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to enhance your smile (and boost self-esteem in the process!). If your teeth are stained, chipped or misshapen, there are two excellent options for achieving a movie star smile: tooth whitening and porcelain veneers. These two powerhouse treatments are the secret behind many of those perfect smiles you see A-listers flashing. Between teeth bleaching and veneers, which option will help you correct aesthetic issues and achieve… Read More
When disease, trauma or other factors result in tooth loss, there are several cosmetic dentistry solutions for restoring both functionality and appearance. However, none offer the long-term benefits provided by dental implants. Whether you are missing a couple of teeth or need a full upper and lower arch, dental implants are a superior option, and preferred by many patients here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Here are five reasons why you should consider cosmetic dental implants. The most natural look and feel Perhaps the star quality of dental… Read More
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
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
Just like medical doctors can specialize in different fields, so too can dentists. The specialty of the dentist you go to matters more than you might think. A dentist’s areas of specialization speak to his or her training and credentials, as well as the availability of dental services in the office. So take the time to do your research before you choose a dentist, and keep reading to learn about the differences between general dentists and cosmetic dentists. What do general dentists do? A general dentistry practitioner is the dental… Read More
First impressions really do matter, especially when you’re on a first date, interviewing for your dream job, or schmoozing with important clients. And when it comes to making first impressions, few things are as impactful as a brilliant, welcoming smile. If your smile is less than welcoming, it’s time to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you make a fantastic first impression. Teeth whitening Stained teeth can send the wrong signal. If your… Read More
Invisalign is among the most popular teeth straightening systems. Patients tend to prefer it as an alternative to metal braces because the aligners are discreet. In fact, they are virtually invisible, and they can be easily removed for restriction-free eating and thorough cleaning. Your cosmetic dentist will give you instructions for cleaning your Invisalign aligners, but here’s a quick primer to help you become familiar with the dos and don’ts. Do brush your teeth too Each time you enjoy a meal, you should brush your teeth for at least two… Read More
Walk into the average big box store, and you’ll see an entire aisle dedicated to oral hygiene. If you’re a fan of clean teeth and healthy gums, you might enjoy comparison-shopping electric toothbrushes, dental water jets, specialized mouth rinses, and organic toothpaste. But do all these products really do what they say they will? Some experts say that certain products can have unexpected side effects. Others, such as water flossers, may do more harm than good because of the unintended, indirect way they can affect your oral care routine. Over-the-counter… Read More
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"As a resident of both New York City and Long Island I am so pleased to have discovered this practice. Up on all the latest dental procedures and techniques makes necessary treatment easy and well done!"
"I would recommend using Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. They helped me change the way I look dramatically. Thanks so much!"