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    Signs That You Need a Root Canal Procedure

    Last updated 3 months ago

    A root canal is a treatment for a severely infected or damaged tooth. Underneath the hard, protective enamel of your teeth is nervous tissue called the pulp. When the pulp becomes badly infected, you will need a root canal to remove the infection and restore the tooth to health. Signs that you need a root canal include sensitivity in the affected tooth, particularly when biting, chewing, or consuming foods and drinks that are hot or cold. You may experience an intense toothache that wakes you in the middle of the night or disrupts your daily activities. The presence of a “pimple” on the gums that may leak blood or pus is an additional indication of severe infection. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, schedule a visit to your dentist as soon as possible.

    KFA Dental provides comprehensive dental care including root canals, extractions, cleanings, veneers, and teeth whitening in the Long Island area. You can reach our office by calling (888) 829-9575 to schedule your appointment. If you’d like to learn more about your dental health, check out our informative blog.

    Answers to Dental FAQs

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Understanding your dental health can help you to maintain a bright and beautiful smile for life. Learning to recognize the signs that treatment is needed will ensure that you seek dental care when issues are small, rather than letting problems grow into large ones. If you ever have any questions about your dental health or a symptom you are experiencing, contact your dentist for answers.

    Do I Have to Visit My Dentist Twice a Year?
    If you “just want your teeth to look good,” why do you need frequent dental care? Visiting your dentist twice a year is necessary to ensure that both your teeth and gums are healthy. Healthy gums enhance the appearance of healthy teeth, while infected gums can lead to eventual tooth loss. Biannual dental checkups will ensure that any health issues that arise with your teeth and gums are addressed quickly so your smile will continue to look its best.

    Can I Whiten My Teeth?
    Teeth whitening is one of the most popular—and safest—cosmetic dental procedures performed today. Whitening is a non-invasive, fast, and easy way to drastically improve the appearance of your smile. KFA Dental offers Zoom! in-office whitening treatments, which allows you to enjoy a noticeably whiter smile in just one hour.

    What Should I Do if My Dentures Are Uncomfortable?
    Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth for a full and healthy smile. However, some patients find that wearing dentures is difficult or uncomfortable. If you are displeased with the fit of your dentures, schedule a visit with your dentist. An adjustment may be necessary, as your mouth changes over time. Alternatively, you and your dentist can discuss the use of dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth.

    At KFA Dental, our experienced team of dentists is here to help you maintain excellent dental health and a smile you’re excited to share with the world. You can learn more about general, preventive, and restorative dental care in Long Island by calling (888) 829-9575. You can find more important dental health tips and information on our website. 

    See What It's Like to Be a Dentist With This App!

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a dentist? The Dentist Story app lets you find out with a fun, engaging role-playing game in which you are a dentist treating your very own set of patients. During the game, you’ll progress from one level to the next by performing procedures such as filling cavities, whitening teeth, and diagnosing a range of conditions. You have access to a tool kit filled with some of the latest dental technology to ensure each patient leaves with a smile on his face.

    When it’s time to visit your own dentist, call KFA Dental at (888) 829-9575 to schedule an appointment. We offer complete dental treatment in Long Island, including exams, cleanings, teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign orthodontics. You can learn more about our team of dental professionals online. 

    How Drinking Soda Can Damage Your Teeth

    Last updated 3 months ago

    When was the last time you drank a can of soda? If you’re like many Americans, it was probably just a few hours ago. Perhaps you even have a glass in your hand right now. Millions of people enjoy soda, but many may not be aware of the damaging effects this seemingly innocuous beverage can have on teeth. Dentists typically recommend cutting out soda entirely due to the following consequences:

    Tooth Discoloration
    If cola is your soda of choice, you may be inadvertently contributing to a dulled smile. Colored sodas of any kind, including cola, root beer, and cherry, can leave deposits on your teeth and cause them to lose their white luster. Even if you refrain from drinking other stain-producing beverages such as red wine or coffee, your soda-drinking habit alone can lead to yellow teeth.

    Sugar Dangers
    Bacteria are always present in the mouth, waiting for food upon which they can feed. Upon mixing with food particles, bacteria can produce harmful acids, which immediately go to work breaking down tooth enamel. In particular, consuming sugars can be dangerous to teeth, as bacteria thrive on sugary foods and drinks. Most sodas suffer from high sugar content, making them a dental danger to those who consume them.

    Acid Deterioration
    Even in the absence of sugar, the acids alone in soda can produce significant enamel damage. Sodas are naturally acidic. When you consume them, their acids wash over tooth surfaces and instantly bathe them in a corrosive covering that can wear down enamel. As a result, teeth become more susceptible to tooth decay and nerve sensitivity.

    Has a lifetime of soda drinking harmed your teeth? Kahn, Ferrari & Aldieri, DDS, LLC can help. Our Long Island practice offers natural-looking fillings, root canal therapy, and even dental implants for advanced decay and tooth loss issues. Call (888) 829-9575 to learn more about how we can help you regain a healthy and beautiful smile.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Toothbrush

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Your toothbrush is a powerful tool designed to help you maintain a healthy smile. Keeping a few factors in mind can make selection of the right toothbrush easier. Both manual and electric toothbrushes can provide the cleaning power needed to maintain a beautiful smile. Patients who have arthritis or difficulty handling a manual toothbrush may benefit from using an electric model. Purchase a toothbrush with a handle that is easy for you to hold and move. The head should fit comfortably in your mouth; toothbrushes are available with a variety of head sizes, so explore your options to find one that fits your needs. Always choose a toothbrush with soft bristles—hard- or even medium-bristled brushes can damage tooth enamel. Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head regularly when the bristles become worn or bent.

    Do you have more questions about choosing the right tools to maintain your smile? Your dentist at KFA Dental is here to help you make the right choice for healthy and beautiful teeth. Click through our website or call (888) 829-9575 for the answers you need about your dental health

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