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How to Make 4 Of the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Flaws Disappear

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In an ideal world, absolutely everyone would have a perfect, pristinely white smile, but the vast majority of people tend to end up with one of the four most common cosmetic dental flaws. If you have one or more of them, then you’re in good company, because so does the better part of the world’s population! Fortunately, getting them fixed and enjoying the smile of your dreams is relatively easy thanks to modern-day dentistry, and you can learn more about your available solutions in today’s blog.

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Why You Need Good Oral Health Before Getting Cosmetic Work

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Many people walk into a cosmetic dentist’s office excited to talk about the changes they want to make to their smile. But, they are surprised when the dentist says that their existing dental issues need to be taken care of first. Why can’t they just make someone’s smile look better and worry about cavities or gum disease later? Does the cosmetic work really have to wait? The short answer to this question is “Yes,” and you will learn why in today’s blog.

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What Causes a Gummy Smile?

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Whenever you see your smile, does your attention always go to your gums before your teeth? A “gummy” smile is one where the teeth are overshadowed by the soft tissues near them, which can cause them to appear short, stubby, or uneven. This issue is more common than you might think, but what causes it in the first place? More importantly, what can be done to fix it? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in today’s blog.

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The Difference Between Veneers & Bonding: Which is Better?

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While there are literally countless treatments out there that can enhance the appearance of your smile, by far two of the most popular are cosmetic bonding and veneers. Over the decades, these two procedures alone have given millions of people flawless smiles, ranging from movie stars to working parents and anyone else you can imagine. So, if you’re thinking about getting some cosmetic dental work, they should definitely be on your radar. Which one would be right for you? What is the main difference between veneers and bonding? Choosing may seem complicated at first, but you really only need to think about three main factors.

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“Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?”

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young woman holding mug with temporary veneers on Long Island

Hundreds of patients come to Smile Creations every year hoping to makeover their smiles, and for many, the results they want can be easily achieved with veneers. However, what often surprises people is that you don’t just get veneers—patients are fitted with a temporary set for about a week or so before their permanent ones are put into place. Why is this step necessary? Wouldn’t it be easier to just place the regular veneers? In truth, temporary veneers on Long Island serve a lot of purposes and are essential to helping a patient get exactly what they want. How? That’s what we’re covering in today’s blog.

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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Career Success?

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people around the country are currently looking for work, and if this includes you, then you probably want every advantage available for the job hunt. Thankfully, a cosmetic dentist in Massapequa knows exactly how to help you stand out from the pack. While updating your resume and learning new skills are always good ideas, a literal mountain of research shows that your smile can have a big impact on your professional success. Here are just a few ways an attractive, healthy set of teeth can help you nail your next job interview.

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The Cost of Dentures: Which Factors are Considered?

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When it comes to choosing a tooth replacement solution that is affordable, functional, and customizable, many individuals opt for dentures. Vastly different from the restorations created centuries and even decades ago, today’s creations are more natural in appearance and offer patients an improved day-to-day experience. But when it comes to determining the cost of dentures in Long Island, how much can you expect to pay? A local dentist shares which factors play a role in the estimate you’ll receive and what you can do to stay within your budget for a new smile.

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What You Can Do About Your Gummy Smile

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Living with a gummy smile in Long Island can leave you feeling embarrassed. Social gatherings are often unwelcomed events, and you may find yourself dodging the camera during holidays and special occasions. If you find yourself asking, “Why are my gums so prominent” or “Why do my teeth look so short,” it’s time to hear from a local expert who explains the reasons behind gummy smiles and what can be done to improve your aesthetics and oral health.

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Ways Your Dentist is Keeping You Safe Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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For almost an entire year, COVID-19 has become the most talked-about topic of 2020. Changing the way people conduct their day-to-day lives, businesses and employers are looking for ways to safeguard their employees, clients, and customers from the potential spread of this highly contagious virus. Dentists are no different, and although they’re accustomed to abiding by strict sanitation guidelines, you may be surprised to learn what additional measures they are taking to ensure you remain safe while improving the health of your smile. Read on to discover what your open Long Island dentist is doing to reduce your risk during an appointment.

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Which is Better: A Traditional or Implant-Retained Bridge?

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It’s amazing how just a few missing teeth can greatly affect every aspect of your life. Even if the rest of your teeth are in great shape, an unwanted gap can make it harder to eat, more difficult to speak, and turn smiling into an anxiety-inducing experience. Thankfully, if you are missing one or a few teeth in a row, there is a very reliable way to replace them that has already helped millions of people in the same situation: dental bridges. But, because everything has options these days, there are two versions of bridges in Massapequa: traditional and implant-retained. Which one would be best for your smile? We put these two options head-to-head in today’s blog.

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