Straightening your teeth does not need to be an embarrassing or time-consuming experience. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign makes getting a beautiful smile as simple as popping in a clear aligner and going about your day.
Just the thought of visiting the dentist or undergoing a specific procedure can cause some patients to feel anxious. At Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, we do everything possible to ensure all visits are comfortable and stress-free. However, some patients still need a little extra help relaxing.
Hoping for a straighter smile, but not sure if Invisalign is right for you? In most instances, yes – it is! Our team of skilled dentists at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates will meet with you to determine the best treatment protocol for your personal case, but Invisalign is a great option in general for anyone looking to improve their smile with ease.
Dental veneers and caps, also known as crowns, help to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Both cover your teeth to mask imperfections, such as discoloration, and misshaped and chipped teeth. While they both achieve similar results, the procedures and best practices for both are very different. So how do you know which is the right option for you?
When we talk about things that cause tooth damage, one of the first things that come to patients’ minds is sugar. And they’re right. But everyone at our Long Island dental offices wants to shed some light on some lesser known tooth-damaging things that may come as a surprise.
Every year the World Dental Federation (FDI) sponsors World Oral Health Day to promote awareness on the effects a healthy mouth has on a healthy body. Everyone at my Long Island dental office wants to do our part and share some of connections between your dental health and whole body health.
The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course we all know that we can catch a cold by kissing, but cavities? Sounds pretty far fetched. But guess what everyone at our dental offices in Long Island knows? Catching a cavity by kissing is totally possible -- technically.
As far as certain organs may seem from each other, our bodies work as one. This means that when there is a problem in our mouth, it can lead to more than just cavities or tooth loss. It can lead to all kinds of health problems. One of the most vital connections is between your gums and your heart. Your gums are like a portal to your bloodstream. An infection in your gums means that the infection quickly enters your bloodstream. When there is infection in your blood, your body reacts.
Eating disorders are an epidemic that plague over 10 million Americans. While they’re typically more common in teenagers and adult women, eating disorders can affect anyone despite age or gender. They’re particularly dangerous for the body and for mental health, but they can also negatively affect your mouth.
A smile can do more for you than simply express emotion. There are also a multitude of health benefits associated with the act of smiling. All of us at our Long Island dental offices want to share the top benefits behind turning your frown upside down, showing off your pearly whites, and grinning from ear to ear.