In recent years, cameras have made leaps and bound forward. Nowadays, your phone can take crisp, beautiful photos, which you can then post on social media with a few touches. In the dentistry field, many dentists have started to use intraoral cameras in their practices. These small devices easily fit inside the mouth and capture images that are instantly displayed on screens for both dentist and patient to view. But can this camera technology really make that much of a difference? How do photos of the inside of your mouth help with your dental visits? Read on to find out!(more…)
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October 15, 2021
September 17, 2021
Seasoned. Experienced. There are many softer terms for getting older, but the fact remains: looking at a picture of you years ago, you can’t help but notice the ways your body has aged over that time. Although you may still feel young at heart, these days your body may be looking older than you’d like. Your hair may start turning gray, and wrinkles may develop in your skin, but there’s one crucial feature that can continue to look youthful regardless of your age—your smile! How can your teeth make you look younger? How can you change signs of aging in your smile? Read on to find out!(more…)
August 17, 2021
Getting senior discounts on tickets. Retiring from work and spending your time with hobbies. Seeing grandchildren more often. There are certain benefits to getting older, but unfortunately age also comes with drawbacks. In addition to joints aches and lapses in memory, oral health issues become much more common in those who are 60 years old and over. In fact, while just under 50 percent of adults 30 years and older have advanced periodontitis, that number jumps to 70 percent for adults over the age of 65.
The chances of getting gum disease, dry mouth, tooth decay, and oral cancer all increase as you age, which means that taking care of your oral health becomes even more important with each birthday. Here are some dental hygiene tips for helping you avoid these common issues and keeping your smile strong in your twilight years.(more…)
July 16, 2021
You’ve done the research, you’re set in your choice—you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. But there’s one thing you haven’t done yet: meet with your dentist in a consultation. Do you really need this appointment? What exactly goes on during a dental implant consultation that is so important? Here are some of the things you can expect from this meeting so that you can have successful treatment and a positive experience.(more…)
June 16, 2021
After foregoing having a normal, fun summer last year, you’re more than ready to enjoy yourself this year. While you should definitely enjoy a break from reality with rest and relaxation, you still need to take care of your smile. After all, the last thing you want to deal with when you get back from a much-needed vacation is an oral problem like a toothache. Here are some helpful tips that’ll keep you smiling whenever you think about your time away from it all.(more…)
May 14, 2021
After the past year and a half you’ve had, you’re more than ready to go outside and enjoy yourself. And the timing couldn’t be better with the weather warming up! Whether it’s having a barbecue with friends, going to the beach, or simply taking a walk around your neighborhood, you can finally leave your mask at home and smile. But is it summer ready?
Now is the perfect opportunity to get work done on your teeth through one or a combination of the following cosmetic procedures, so you can show off your most beautiful, confident smile.(more…)
March 31, 2021
At your routine cleaning and checkup appointment, you find out that you don’t have any cavities. Feeling pretty good about yourself, you then are asked this question: do you floss? You timidly answer no. Your dentist doesn’t judge you, but they strongly emphasize why flossing is important and encourage you to do it at home.
Maybe you never saw it as essential. You forget. You think you don’t have time. Whatever the reason for not flossing in the past, you have plenty of reasons to start doing it today!(more…)
March 12, 2021
As a result of an accident, you have a tooth that is too badly damaged to be saved. While explaining your options for tooth replacement, your dentist seems to be especially enthusiastic about dental implants. Well, their excitement may be warranted! Did you know that about 95 percent of dental implants are still successful even 20 years after they’ve been placed? Meanwhile, dentures and bridges have to be replaced at most every seven to ten years. But what is the secret to dental implant success over other options? How can you be sure that implants are right for you? Read on to find out!(more…)
February 28, 2021
You’ve worked hard over the years, and you really want that promotion you deserve. But you’re nervous about it because your misaligned teeth may be keeping you from standing out from the other candidates. You likely already know that Invisalign in Westhampton allows you to subtly straighten your teeth, but what is the Invisalign treatment process really like? In this post, we’ll describe all the steps that take you from beginning to end so that you know what to expect.(more…)
February 17, 2021
In February, every store has pink and red hearts everywhere—it makes perfect sense that February is the month we celebrate not just love but also American Heart Health Month! During this time, you’re probably learning about various ways to take care of your heart, such as regular exercise, drinking plenty of water, and eating more heart-healthy foods, just to name a few.
But did you know that maintaining a strong smile can play an important in helping your heart? In this blog post, you’ll see just how essential caring for your teeth and gums can be for your cardiovascular health.(more…)