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Dentistry For Your Life

Ramos1At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates our doctors have seen many patients over their lifetime of practicing. All their patients have different stories as to what has brought them to see our doctor's; from people who have suffered tragic accidents to people who have been dealt a bad hand genetically. Yet, they all have a commonality- they would like to improve their smile so they can become more confident in their life. Stephanie was one of those patients who came to see Dr. Weiner as a young girl. After 10 years, both Dr. Weiner and Dr. Morhaim worked together to transform Stephanie's smile, which started of as imperfect and making it completely flawless. Stephanie was 13 years old when she saw Dr. Eric Weiner, a cosmetic dentist who excels in all fields of dentistry, to see if he could restore her smile. As a young teenager she was embarrassed and not confident with herself been being born with missing congenital lateral incisors (missing 2 front teeth). She sought Dr. Weiner's professional advice because she longed for a sense of relief and some hope. Unfortunately, because she was 13 years old and still growing, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants until she turned 18.

In the interim, Dr. Weiner created a temporary solution for Stephanie by creating a Maryland Bridge, which allowed for temporary replacement of her missing teeth without affecting her other teeth. This way she was able to go through her teen years more confidently. At the age of 19, Stephanie went back to Dr. Weiner's office to see if she was eligible for dental implants. After a CT Scan was performed it was discovered that the roots of her teeth were perpendicular rather than parallel. Unlike traditional x-rays, CT Scans allows you to examine your teeth as well as your jawbone and sinus cavity. Faced with this roadblock, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants because Stephanie has to undergo orthodontic treatment in hopes to move the roots of her teeth.

Two years later, Stephanie was able to take her braces off and smile. She was excited to move forward with the process of restoring her smile. Since being born with 2 missing teeth, Stephanie had a lot of bone loss in those 2 areas. Dr. Weiner brought in our Periodontist Dr. Sam Morhaim to perform ridge augmentation to thicken the bone on her jaw line. Dr. Morhaim used the Navigation System to then place the implants to endure proper placement. Dr. Weiner then placed her post crowns and her case was finished!

After nearly ten years, Stephanie is able to now smile confidently. This case was very involved and needed a lot of time and patience. Stephanie still comes to our office for cleanings and check-ups and every time she does she gives our staff a big hug.

Airfloss- Is this the new game changer?

Flossing is a vital part in maintaining good oral hygiene and unfortunately it’s also the part that many of our patients forget or possibly overlook. Studies have shown and continue to prove that flossing daily can help prevent cavities as well as gum disease. In recent years Phillips Sonicare came out with Airfloss that promised consumers to be an easier and more effective alternative to traditional flossing methods. Many patients ask us which method is more superior, so we wanted to weigh in and give you some quick facts about this innovative tool. * Airfloss uses a quick burst of pressurized air in conjunction with droplets of water to clean between teeth.

* It’s easy to use and is rechargeable. You can use it up to 2 weeks between charging.

* Airfloss only reaches the areas between the teeth, where traditional flossing methods allows you to clean between the teeth as well as between the gums.

* You can also add mouthwash to the Airfloss to kill any bacteria.

 

At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates our doctor’s and hygienists almost always recommend traditional flossing methods because unlike Airfloss, it allows you to clean the small crevices between your teeth. However, if you are someone who has braces or have an injury or disability such as arthritis the Airfloss is an excellent alternative. If you have questions about flossing techniques or how to maintain your oral hygiene you can always contact our office.

 

 

What are you afraid of?

Do you suffer from anxiety before a dental visit? Do you put off necessary treatment because you are afraid? Don't worry- you're not alone. The American Journal of the American Dental Association has estimated that close to 30 million people have fears of visiting the dentist. At Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates we strive to make each visit as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Below are some helpful tips that can eliminate that fear.

1. Listen To Your Favorite Tunes: Music is a great way to get your mind off your visit. Bring your headphones and an Mp3 player next time you come in and listen to your favorite bands while getting a procedure done. Whether you're listening to Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, or Maroon 5- your visit will surely go by quicker.

2. Who, What, Where, When, Why: For many patients anxiety comes from the "not knowing" and we want to change that. Ask our assistants and hygienists what they're doing, how it will benefit you, and what the outcome will be. Understanding these things will help ease anxiety because you will know what to expect.

3. Make A List: Regardless if you are afraid of needles and drills or have had a bad experience with your previous dentist, we want to know. Create a list of your concerns and bring it with you to your next dental appointment. We encourage all of our patients to voice their fears that way we can work together to minimize stress and make visits more comfortable.

Brace Yourself for the Following Orthodontic Information

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should be seen by an orthodontist at the first signs of orthodontic problems OR no later than age 7. Through research, it has been shown that interceptive (early) orthodontics is so incredible helpful! What that means is that Orthodontists can intercept a problem before it happens and gets more complicated. That is why it is very important to see an Orthodontist early! An Orthodontist can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and teeth that are first starting to come into the mouth, even when baby teeth are still present.

 

  • While you might think that your child's teeth look normal, an orthodontist can pick up a problem, before it is obvious.
  • Your child's bite may be okay at this time, but if there are sublet signs present, the bite might have to be monitored. The reason is that if a problem is brewing, your child will be treated at the appropriate time, resulting in fewer problems in the future.
  • We can correct harmful oral habits that might result in a complicated Orthodontic case if not treated early.
  • Some cases are very crowded, and if not treated early with expansion appliances, there might not be enough room for all of their permanent teeth.
  • Improve your child's self esteem if they are unhappy with how their teeth appear.
  • Guide permanent teeth into better positions as they erupt, reducing the amount of time your child will be in braces are indicated.
  • Improve the way their lips meet, thus protecting their upper front permanent teeth.
  • Timely treatment may prevent serious problems from developing resulting in less time in braces and the cases are not as complicated and much more stable.

Oral health care is a very important part to the overall health of your child. If you would like an orthodontic consultation or have any additional questions please feel free to call our office to schedule and appointment with one of our orthodontists

Invisalign Day

 Invisalign Treatment $3995-$4995 Receive $200-$1500 OFF depending on complexity of case. Free Take- Home Whitening Kit!

Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is excited to announce that we are hosting Invisalign Day, June 18th for our Great Neck office and June 20th for our Hicksville office. Invisalign is virtually an invisible alternative to conventional braces, which come in clear plastic removable aligners. Choosing Invisalign allows someone to have less food restrictions and enables them to brush and floss daily to maintain their oral health.

This is an exclusive 2-day event and space is limited. If you are interested in learning about this revolutionary way to discreetly straighten your teeth then CALL US TODAY to make your appointment. Great Neck: 516-708-4019 and Hicksville: 516-960-5619.

All attendees will receive a free Invisalign consultation and the opportunity to save up to $1500 OFF their Invisalign treatment. All patients who sign up for treatment will receive a FREE professional take-home whitening kit.

 

 

Bayside Dental Has Moved To Great Neck!

To our Dear Patients, our Friends,

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have moved to our new location on October 5th, located only four miles from our current office. We would like you to know that the main reason for building this office is you, our valued patients. Patient care is the most important aspect of our practice and we feel a brand new, state of the art and expanded facility, is the best way to continue to serve you at the high level you have come to expect from us.

Bayside Dental Associates has been providing both family and cosmetic dentistry for over 35 years and we realize that commitment and loyalty is a two way street. Your loyalty has allowed us to grow into one of the most successful practices in New York and, we in turn, want to repay that loyalty by making an investment in the future for all of us.

We think you are going to enjoy being treated in this high-tech and efficient new facility. There will be two large reception areas, one for adults and one for children and also an arcade/game room located just off the children’s area. Flat screen TV’s with DVD’s will be available in all rooms along with monitors for reviewing treatment or looking at digital X-Rays. Late evening and Saturday appointments will be available as usual to accommodate any busy schedule. Parking will be plentiful and directly on site with the added benefit of being enclosed. A specially designed orthodontic treatment suite will be our latest addition and we have also included two large treatment rooms that will make sedation dentistry more comfortable and private. The office is located near all major highways and bus routes, right on Northern Blvd. in Great Neck, just east of Lakeville Rd. and is completely handicapped accessible.

You might be wondering how this is going to affect the cost of treatment and we understand that is a valid concern in these difficult economic times but our plan is to keep all of our fees at their current level. We will also continue to offer the same financing options as in the past that have worked out so well.

We invite you to stop by anytime, talk to our team members and let us give you a tour of your new office. We’re sure you will love it as much as we do! Thank you for the continued confidence you place in us as your family dentist. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely, Bayside & Mid-Island Dental Associates

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