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7 Dental Implant-Related Terms That You Should Know

September 17, 2021

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Dental implant illustration

Tooth loss is a problem that affects millions of Americans throughout the United States. However, losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with an unsightly gap in your smile. There are several tooth replacement options out there, with dental implants being a preferred method due to their numerous benefits. In order to make a well-informed decision on the future of your smile, you should know the following dental implant terms.

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What to Expect at Your Dental Implant Consultation

August 30, 2021

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dentist showing a model of dental implants at a dental implant consultation

Everyone wants a full set of pearly whites, but unfortunately, tooth loss can still happen to the best of us. There are plenty of ways to replace missing teeth these days, but dental implants are the only option that looks and feels just like your real teeth. In this way, dental implants can truly change your life! If you’re ready to learn more, the first step in the process is scheduling an appointment with your implant dentist. Here’s a basic idea of what you can expect at a dental implant consultation.

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3 Reasons Summer is Perfect for Dental Implants

June 10, 2021

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Older woman with dental implants smilingIf you’ve been waiting for the ideal time to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, a complete smile is on the horizon. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to treat your tooth loss. Although you could take a vacation, why not invest in a gift that will keep on giving? Here are 3 reasons to start your journey to a beautiful smile before the end of summer.

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3 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

March 2, 2021

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Man holding his cheek in pain

Dental emergencies can be incredibly stressful. If a toothache suddenly awakens you from a deep sleep or your tooth is damaged while playing a sport, the pain can possibly cause you shed a tear or two. When this happens, your best bet is to contact your emergency dentist, but an even better plan is to avoid this issue altogether! Read on to learn 3 ways you can prevent sudden dental issues from occurring.

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Easy Tips for Coping with Winter Mouth Issues

December 27, 2020

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Happy woman without any winter mouth issues.Believe it or not, the winter months can be harsh on your smile. The colder temperatures, holiday meals, and dry air can lead to winter mouth issues. Thankfully, it doesn’t need to leave a lasting mark on your smile. Your dentist has the tips you need to combat any potential complications until the temperatures rise in the spring.

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6 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

October 27, 2020

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woman biting her nails

When it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants are preferred by patients and dentists alike. They feel like your natural teeth, preserve the integrity of your jawbone, and can last upwards of 25 years. However, your dentist in Lenox Hills warns that if you aren’t caring for them properly, it is more likely that you will experience a dental implant failure. Continue reading to learn which bad oral habits you should be avoiding so you can keep your implants for as long as possible.

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Make Your Smile Seamless with Tooth-Colored Fillings

August 17, 2020

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Woman smiling with white teeth

After months of self-isolating, it is time to swap out your weekly facetime catchups for an in-person night out. Despite the face coverings, social distancing guidelines, and sanitation measures, you manage to have an amazing evening of laughing with friends over a delicious meal. Before you even pull into your driveway, your phone alerts you that pictures from dinner have been uploaded to Facebook. As you scroll through them, your heart sinks to your stomach when you see that photo after photo shows your metal fillings. Quickly, you untag yourself and spend the rest of the evening reminding yourself to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile.

Did you know that 48% of people have untagged themselves from a picture on social media because they were unhappy with their smile? If dark, distracting spots in your teeth have you feeling insecure, then it is time to speak with your dentist about opting for tooth-colored fillings. Read on for their benefits, as well as whether metal ones are toxic. 

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What Your Dentist Is Doing to Keep Your Community Safe While Reopening

June 22, 2020

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Dentist wearing personal protective equipment

It’s safe to say that COVID-19 has ushered in a whole new normal as professionals in every industry implement extensive measures to keep their clients and team safe. At your last dentist visit, you likely experienced some infection control procedures, like your dentist wearing a mask and asking you a few questions before getting started. However, this is just a fraction of what you can expect at your next visit. Below are the steps that your dentist is taking to practice dental safety during COVID-19..

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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Signs You May Need an Emergency Root Canal

May 20, 2020

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Patient getting root canal from New York dentist

Root canal treatments have an unfairly bad reputation. Television shows and movies would leave you to believe that they are bloody, painful procedures. In reality, root canals are not only painless procedures, they are done specifically to get you out of pain. Root canals are typically done when an infection reaches the inside of a tooth, causing severe pain and the potential breakdown of that tooth. Your New York dentist has a few telltale signs that it’s time to schedule an emergency dental appointment.

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Can I Put Off Getting Root Canal Therapy?

April 16, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth is concerned about a root canal in Lenox Hill

Do the words “root canal” send a shiver up your spine? Many people are so afraid of the misinformation, bad reputation, and false rumors surrounding this procedure they put it off even if it’s recommended by their trusted dentist. However, while avoiding this treatment may save you temporary discomfort now, it could cost you much more pain and damage to your smile later on. Read on to find out why you should get that root canal in Lenox Hill right away, and what might happen if you don’t.

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