With advanced age come a variety of senior health challenges, including problems that can negatively impact oral health. While there are many benefits to getting older, it’s important to be cognizant of dental problems that can be caused by or exacerbated by prescription medications, lifestyle changes and other age-related factors that are common to seniors. The following are three dental problems common in older adults, and ways you can prevent and treat them. Dry Mouth Dry mouth is characterized by a reduction in saliva production that leaves teeth more susceptible… Read More
Overbites can be hereditary or developed as a result of habits like thumb-sucking or eraser-chewing. No matter the cause, they become problematic when they cause speech impairment, jaw pain, tooth enamel to wear down faster, or erode the individual’s self-confidence. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot offer Invisalign, which can correct overbite, without braces or surgery. Who is Invisalign for? Overbite is one of the many orthodontic issues Invisalign can help. Most people have some degree of overlap, where the top teeth cover the bottom. Minor cases may be treated with… Read More
More than half of Americans over fifty say that “a smile” is the one physical feature that stays attractive, no matter a person’s age, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Even so, as we get older, cumulative wear and tear on the teeth and gums can be an issue, says AACD President Dr. Jack Ringer. Patients with heart disease and diabetes see some of the most rapid declines in their oral health, often as early as their forties. In addition to routine dental exams, a… Read More
Smoking is one of the hardest habits to break, but increasing numbers of Americans are finding some success with e-cigarettes, which deliver a vapor cloud of nicotine-laced liquid. Inhaling e-cigarettes, more commonly known as vaping, has become hugely popular as a “safer alternative” to smoking – it has even caught on with non-smokers too! While e-cigs have considerably lower nicotine levels than their tobacco counterparts, there has been much debate about how safe vaping is for your oral and dental health. Since vaping is still relatively new, there is little… Read More
After a cold winter, many Long Islanders welcome the first signs of spring. Yet, for some, the weather fluctuations associated with the season can inflict unbearable migraine headache symptoms. However, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) urges migraine suffers to look beyond the typical causes of migraines and consider whether dental health may be contributing to these problems. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage new and current patients to be proactive about their wellness. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot offer consultations to migraine headache patients on… Read More
Every year millions of Americans postpone dental visits out of anxiety and fear. Traumatic incidents from childhood and a fear of needles and grinding drills are just some of the reasons given by patients. This so called “dental phobia” prevents many from getting routine preventative care, which can lead to much bigger problems – and costly treatments-- later on. Sedation dentistry, sometimes called sleep dentistry, is now widely used to help quell patient fears when having routine procedures like teeth cleanings, fillings (whether new or replacing amalgam) and crowns. Sedation… Read More
We all know about the negative effects of smoking on our health, but few people may realize its impact on the teeth and gums. Besides deeply stained, yellow teeth, smokers are also more prone to periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss. Kicking the habit is the most effective way to ensure better oral health, but for those who can’t, Suffolk County cosmetic dentists Dr. Nick & Dr. Elliot offer a few tips to help avoid more serious complications. Smoking and oral health problems Since smoking weakens the body’s immune system,… Read More
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry understand the trepidation many people feel when coming in to have work done on their teeth. The fear of pain, unpleasant sounds, needles, and complications can be overwhelming, and unique to the individual. We take a compassionate approach to dentistry with gentle hands and offer our patients multiple options for sedation during cosmetic dental procedures. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry, which will hopefully help assuage some of your concerns. What sort of… Read More
Senior citizens face unique challenges in maintaining a healthy smile as they age. Few understand these issues better than Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistrywho specialize in cosmetic dentistry for senior citizens on Long Island. Our Suffolk County cosmetic dentists truly sympathize with the physical pain and emotional suffering older patients with a lifetime of wear-and-tear on their teeth face. Their compassionate approach to dentistry and many years of experience have garnered a number of positive reviews online. They tell patients that these five… Read More
Receding gums affect nearly 15 percent of American adults. If left untreated for many years, patients may experience adverse effects such as increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as well as heightened risk of tooth decay. Luckily, there are several effective treatments for receding gums that can be performed in just one visit to the dentist. At Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer gum reconstruction and grafting procedures using state-of-the-art equipment. Suffolk County cosmetic dentists Dr. Elliott and Dr. Nick are experts in periodontal surgery and have… Read More
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"I needed work and had anxiety. The entire office made me feel welcome and as calm as I could get. I am almost finished and so happy with the people and the work done."
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"I would recommend using Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. They helped me change the way I look dramatically. Thanks so much!"