Residents of Ronkonkoma and Holbrook are welcome to contact us for an appointment. Our services include implants, veneers, root canal therapy, bridges and more.
Bridges (shown in photo) are suggested when teeth are missing. Even if there is a tooth missing in a spot that people can't see, the space should still be filled. If the tooth is missing in the front, that gap is not only an unattractive cosmetic issue. The void will cause the surrounding teeth to alter, which leads to further problems such as an uneven bite or gum disease. Speak with us to determine the best option to improve your teeth.
Folks living in Holbrook or Ronkonkoma who are concerned about oral health should be aware of periodontitis. This is a collection of diseases that affect the gum tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. If the diseases, caused by micro-organisms, continue to worsen, your teeth will eventually be lost. There are actually specialists in the field of periodontology, though it’s best to see your local dentist for any concerns. Regular brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash are simple tasks that maintain dental health. There are also other devices that you can use to clean your teeth at home such as an electric toothbrush or flosser. Preventative oral care is the key to avoid serious problems in your mouth.
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The benefits of flossing are numerous. The act of removing any food particles between teeth prevents cavities, plaque, gum disease. Plaque build-up in particular will lead to tartar. While it is essential to floss daily, an ongoing question revolves around the best time to floss. A popular oral care site recently conducted a pool and found that half of the people floss prior to brushing. The other half flossed after brushing. In the end, the timing works well either way, just as long as it is being done. The biggest hurdle for many people is that they do not set aside ample time to floss, even though it only takes approximately 10 minutes. It’s easy to make excuses about being too busy. Your dentist understands that you are consumed with your job, family and stressful events. But life will become even more stressful when pieces of food are left on your gums. Therefore, come up with a strategy that will allow for proper oral care. Maybe you are exhausted at the end of the day or you are short on time in the morning before work or school. Perhaps in the middle of the day, after lunch, you can discover the benefits of the filament.