Tag: general dentistry

2 May 2018 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

General Dentists vs. Cosmetic Dentists: What’s the Difference?

Dentist examining a patient teeth

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

4 Dec 2017 by  admin in Whitening

5 Best Toothpastes to Fight Plaque and More

Young woman holding a toothbrush and placing toothpaste on it.

Let’s make something clear right off the bat: if you aren’t diligent about brushing and flossing, no miracle toothpaste in the world will preserve your pearly whites. However, if you do follow your dentist’s advice, the right dentifrice can go a long way in preventing gum pain, stained teeth, enamel erosion, cavities, and other more serious issues. In making our best brand list, we took into account the fact that many people have different concerns, and we identified what we deem to be the most-effective toothpaste for each of five… Read More

3 Nov 2017 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

What is a Maryland Dental Bridge?

dental bridge with porcelain teeth for cosmetic

Given the advances in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, patients who are missing one or more teeth have several options for restoring their smile and confidence. Dental bridges are an effective and affordable restoration that are often used to replace missing teeth in qualified candidates. As its name implies, a dental bridge spans the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Besides offering a superior aesthetic result, dental bridges also help restore lost functionality, allowing for easier chewing and speaking. These artificial replacement teeth also aid in promoting oral health,… Read More

20 Jan 2017 by  admin in White Fillings

White Fillings: A Superior Choice for Cosmetic Dentistry Patients

comparison of silver and white fillings

Silver amalgam fillings were long considered to be the standard treatment for patients with cavities. This filling material is indeed durable, but no one wants to show a mouthful of metal when they smile, laugh, or dine out with friends. Plus, silver amalgam fillings are actually made of toxic material, which is not something that the average person would want inside his or her mouth. If you still have silver amalgam fillings, consider stopping by Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry to talk to Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot about having… Read More

11 Mar 2016 by  admin in General Dentistry Resources

Are Bad Teeth Hereditary?

Your family’s medical history is a good predictor for your general risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or cancer. But research indicates that genetic factors also play a role in your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. According to the director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, roughly 60 percent of dental health is influenced by genes, while the rest can be chocked up to proper oral hygiene, environmental factors and lifestyle. This may help explain why some individuals… Read More

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