By about five weeks of age, babies start to show “social smiles.” These are intentional expressions of love and warmth that start surprisingly early in life. As children grow up, most of them start to intuitively pick up on other, subtler cues of social situations and emotions. A person’s smile and other body language indicators can give insight as to that individual’s personality and feelings. 1. A smile can make you seem trustworthy Smiles are contagious. A warm, genuine smile can instantly make other people feel happier. Food served with… Read More
Here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we often get patients who are unhappy with the straightness of their teeth, despite having worn braces as a teen. It seems unfair to many adults who endured one or two years of “metal mouth” only to find their smiles – sometimes years down the road -- less than perfect. Is it normal for teeth to move after braces are taken off? And, more importantly, what can be done to prevent this? One of the most crucial aspects to a successful orthodontic… Read More
More than 20 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that disrupts your breathing and nighttime rest. If you find yourself dozing off on your morning commute, unable to focus or stay awake at work, it may be time to speak with your primary physician about getting tested for sleep apnea. Snore Score Quiz There are many tools and methods for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, including some preliminary tests you can take right in the comfort of your own home. For example, the American Sleep… Read More
If you’re wondering what the difference is between “mini” dental implants and conventional implants, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most commonly fielded questions by our Suffolk County cosmetic dentists, who offer the latest advancements in tooth restoration and implantology. As their name implies, mini dental implants are much smaller than traditional implants, which typically average 3.5 to 6 mm wide. By contrast, mini implants are 1.8 to 3.4 mm in diameter, making them a more suitable option for patients who do not have sufficient bone mass or space… Read More
A Wakefield Research survey commissioned a few years ago by Invisalign revealed that 40 percent of brides plan to post a selfie to social media as their first picture as a married couple. Unfortunately, the same survey revealed that 73 percent of brides would like to Photoshop their wedding photos, particularly their smiles. However, some advanced planning and cosmetic dentistry services can help brides-to-be prevent wedding photo regrets. Invisalign is an excellent choice for getting an enviable smile on your big day. When you have an Invisalign consultation at Long… Read More
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
Researchers have long noted a link between sleep apnea and diabetes, since both conditions are prevalent in overweight populations. However, the findings from a new study provide unequivocal evidence on the correlation between the sleep disorder and problems with glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. In addition, the findings support previous notions that patients who have already been diagnosed with one of the conditions be screened for the other. In the past, research on obstructive sleep apnea and the development of Type II diabetes has been limited at best. Most studies were… Read More
If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, consider consulting a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a range of treatments that can improve the look of your smile. Your dentist can develop a customized treatment plan depending on your specific needs. You may want to brighten your teeth and remove discolorations, or you may need to fix chipped, cracked, misshapen or crooked teeth. There are a few factors you should consider when choosing the right cosmetic dentist for your needs. Evaluate the range of services Before making an appointment with a cosmetic dentist on Long Island,… Read More
We’ve all had the message that it’s good to “brush our teeth morning, noon and night” drilled into our heads starting in early childhood. Sure, who wouldn’t want a pearly white smile that withstands the years? Yet, what we’re not told is that oral health is about more than aesthetics: it’s an important part of maintaining a healthy body overall. New research sheds light into how keeping our teeth sparkling clean can also keep our minds healthy as well. Brain health linked to oral health Researchers from the University of… Read More
Advances in cosmetic dentistry give patients several options when it comes to fixing crooked, chipped, gapped or misshapen teeth. Two of the most popular and lasting treatments are porcelain veneers and Lumineers. While both can address minor tooth imperfections and are similarly priced, there are some differences that potential candidates should know. An in-depth consultation with your dental professional will help determine which treatment is best suited for your particular case when choosing between Lumineers vs. veneers. Similarities of Lumineers and veneers Dental veneers and Lumineers are both crafted from a… Read More
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