Dix Hills Family Dentistry Blog

August 5, 2022

4 Essential Facts You Should Know About Root Canal Therapy

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 11:41 am
illustration for facts about root canal therapy in Dix Hills

Have you recently been told that you might need a root canal? While the treatment might seem daunting or overwhelming at first, the procedure itself is fairly straightforward thanks to advancements in technology and the field of dentistry. By knowing the truth about what to expect, many patients can feel much calmer about this tooth-saving operation. Read on to learn four facts about root canal therapy you should know before undergoing treatment!

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July 13, 2022

4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Veneers

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Illustration of replacing veneers

If you have porcelain veneers, you should remember they have a limited lifespan. Even well-maintained ones will only last for a couple of decades or so. As such, you’ll eventually need to replace them to benefit from treatment long-term. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a declining smile that could really use some help. However, knowing the right time isn’t always clear when it comes to replacing veneers. To help you through that obstacle, here are four signs to look for that show you could use replacements.

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May 10, 2022

What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

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person with toothache who needs emergency dental visit holding cheek

If you recently suffered damage to one of your teeth or have a persistent toothache that’s making it difficult to sleep through the night or make it through the day, it’s time to visit your emergency dentist. Though their job is to help you feel comfortable and safe while they repair your smile, it’s not unusual to feel a little nervous. To help you keep your cool during your appointment, read on to learn about three things you can expect during your emergency dental visit. 

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March 18, 2022

5 Causes of Gray Teeth and How to Fix Them

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 11:55 am
person with gray teeth undergoing whitening treatment

Several things can cause teeth to look stained, such as smoking cigarettes or consuming highly pigmented foods and beverages like berries, dark sodas, coffee, tea, and red wine. Though you may think of discolored teeth as being yellow or brown in color, sometimes they’re gray instead. Read on to learn about five things that may cause this as well as what your dentist can do to help.

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December 7, 2021

5 Tips for Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

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Image of an upper implant dentureAre you ready to stop throwing money away on replacement dentures? Maybe you’re tired of slipping and irritation? No matter the reasons, implant dentures will give you the next best thing to your real teeth. With over a 95% success rate, dental implants are a wise investment. However, there’s going to be an adjustment period. Here are 5 tips to ensure a seamless transition from dentures to an implant-supported solution.

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November 10, 2021

The Evolution of Dentures

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person holding denture

Millions of Americans suffer from extensive tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know firsthand how much it can affect your quality of life. Luckily, dentures are a comfortable and lifelike solution to rebuild your smile. Most people may not realize this, but they’ve come a long way from their early days. Read on to learn about the evolution of dentures and how they benefit patients today.

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October 14, 2021

How TikTok’s Toothless Princess is Breaking the Stigma Around Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 10:11 pm
young woman scrolling through TikTok on phone

Are you on TikTok? Even if you’re not, there’s a very good chance that you know someone who is. The wildly popular social media platform is home to multiple trends, with most of them involving new dances or songs. However, the latest one is about something you’d never expect – dentures. One user has gained popularity for sharing her life with snap-in dentures. Here’s how TikTok’s toothless princess is inspiring other young people to share their stories and help break the stigma surrounding dentures.  

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August 28, 2021

Can Having Dental Implants Placed Extend Your Life?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 6:37 pm
older woman happy with dental implants in Dix Hills

While it may seem that dental implants in Dix Hills only impact oral health, there is evidence that it can also have a significant influence on your overall wellness. With that in mind, can having a set of implants placed actually extend your life? Continue reading to get the full details from a local dentist!

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July 14, 2021

Debunking 6 Common Myths About Children’s Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 4:19 pm

A child’s smile is continuously evolving and changing throughout their childhood. From their first tooth to their first permanent molar, there are so many changes that occur as your child grows up. Unfortunately, several misconceptions are floating around about children’s dentistry that can get in the way of a healthy grin. Read along as we debunk six of the most common myths.

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June 15, 2021

Is Thumb-Sucking Bad for My Child’s Future Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 4:47 pm
a little girl sucking her thumb before seeing a pediatric dentist in Huntington

Does your child suck their thumb? Do you worry they’ll be the only kid entering kindergarten who is still practicing this habit? While most children grow out of it around the age of 2 or 3, those who continue to engage in thumb-sucking can be at risk for possible oral health problems, one of which is a poorly aligned bite. A pediatric dentist in Huntington is here to explain the potential issues your child may face if they continue to suck their thumb as they get older.  

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