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    How to Maintain Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The holidays are a time filled with family, friends, and feasting. Holiday foods and drinks such as sweet snacks, desserts, coffee, wine, and cocoa can pose a hazard to your dental health. Choosing healthy food options and sticking to your routine of regular oral care can help you maintain healthy teeth this holiday season.

    Limit Holiday Treats
    Holiday parties are filled with sweet foods and drinks that increase your risk of cavities. While it’s okay to enjoy some holiday treats, avoid overindulging your sweet tooth. Choose a few treats you’d like to try and bypass the rest. Have only one glass of alcohol or cocoa rather than returning for refills. Drink plenty of water with your meals and snacks to wash away food particles and help you feel more satisfied so you won’t be as likely to overeat.

    Provide Healthy Alternatives
    If you aren’t sure whether there will be healthy food options at a holiday party, offer to bring a healthy side or snack yourself. Vegetables, fruits, and cheeses are both delicious and healthy for your teeth and gums. If you are hosting a party, make sure there is plenty of fresh water and milk available in addition to sweet or alcoholic holiday beverages.

    Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
    Regardless of the foods and drinks you consume, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene this holiday season. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth once a day. Rinse your mouth out with an alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce bacteria and keep your breath fresh. If you haven’t been to the dentist twice this year for a checkup and cleaning, schedule your next visit before the year is up.

    Are your teeth ready for the upcoming holiday season? Whether it’s time for your biannual cleaning or you’d like to explore cosmetic options such as teeth whitening or veneers, call KFA Dental today at (888) 829-9575 to schedule your appointment. You can find out more about how your cosmetic dentist can help you maintain your smile all year long on our blog.

    Advantages Offered by Cosmetic Dentistry

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Beautiful teeth help you to look younger, healthier, and more confident. When you feel pleased with the look of your smile, you are more willing to share it with others and enjoy your everyday life to the fullest.

    Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of the teeth and gums. Your cosmetic dentist can help you address damaged, worn, misaligned or discolored teeth with treatments such as veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening. Check out this video to see a variety of examples of the positive changes patients have experienced through cosmetic dentistry.

    Are you concerned or unhappy with the look of your teeth or gums? At KFA Dental, we offer state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments to imbue your smile and your life with renewed confidence.  Please call (888) 829-9575 or click through our website to find out more about our team of cosmetic dentists

    CEREC: Improving Your Smile in an Hour

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays provide durable and natural-looking restorations for teeth that have been damaged by cavities or an injury. CEREC technology allows your cosmetic dentist to create your dental restoration while you wait. You can enjoy your beautiful and functional smile immediately after one dental visit, rather than requiring a temporary crown.

    How CEREC Works
    When your dentist designs your CEREC restoration, he will first take a digital impression of your mouth. An intraoral camera is used to photograph the tooth that requires restoration. These images are sent to a computer, where your dentist uses specialized software to create an exact reproduction of the tooth. The software takes into account the way your teeth naturally fit together to restore a healthy bite. Once the digital model is complete, the information is sent to an in-office milling station that creates your porcelain restoration in a matter of minutes. When your restoration is complete, your dentist will cement it permanently in place.

    Benefits of CEREC
    CEREC restorations are often called “same-visit restorations” because they can be completed during a single dental visit. In the past, patients requiring a restoration had to wait while impressions were sent to a lab for design and manufacture off-site. A temporary crown was placed until your dentist received the final restoration, after which a second dental appointment was needed. The CEREC system compresses this entire process into a single visit because restorations are designed and milled right in your dentist’s office. Additionally, many patients found the process of creating a physical impression slow and uncomfortable. The use of intraoral cameras to create a digital model of your mouth has replaced the need for impression material.

    KFA Dental is pleased to offer the latest in dental technology to our Long Island patients, including CEREC, Diagnodent, and anesthetic-free laser dentistry. Call us today at (888) 829-9575 to schedule your visit and discover how our experienced dental team can help you improve your smile. Visit us on the web for more dental health information and tips.

    Meet Our Amazing Dental Team!

    Last updated 4 months ago

    At KFA Dental, our fantastic team of cosmetic dentists is ready to help you improve your smile. Each of our dentists is trained in the treatment of cavities with the Biolase dental laser system. We also offer CEREC same-visit porcelain restorations. Dr. Donald Kahn is a respected dental professional specializing in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is one of Pulse Magazine’s top dentists on Long Island. Dr. Daniel Aldieri is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, focusing on personalized patient care and the restoration of healthy smiles through cosmetic treatment. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. Dr. Angela Ferrari offers customized smile design through the application of dental implants, veneers, bonding, and other cosmetic procedures. In addition to her rewarding dental career, she is also an active member in both the Farmingdale Rotary and the Junior League of Women's Clubs.

    You can meet the amazing dentists at KFA Dental when you call (888) 829-9575 to schedule your first appointment with us. We proudly provide specialized general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care in Long Island. Visit us on the web to learn more!

    The Relationship Between Your Smile and Your Confidence

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses not only on your oral health, but on the appearance of your teeth and gums as well. A healthy smile can imbue you with a sense of well-being and confidence that others can clearly see. If you have questions about how improving your smile can make a positive difference in your life, talk to your cosmetic dentist at KFA Dental.

    How Your Smile Affects Others
    Your smile is often the first thing that others notice when meeting you. A bright and beautiful smile shows others that you take pride in your appearance and your health. Your smile can be a great asset, helping you to present yourself confidently at work and in your social life. Failing to smile may make you seem sour, unhappy, or angry. Others may hesitate to approach you because you don’t appear friendly. An unhealthy smile can also give a poor impression of your personal hygiene regardless of the amount of time and effort you put into your health and your appearance.

    How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help
    Feeling that your smile is not attractive may cause you to hide it or avoid social situations. You may also feel nervous or unhappy with your looks, reducing your overall confidence when making first impressions or attending important business or social functions. A smile that you are proud of can have a positive impact on your life. Improving the appearance of your teeth and gums through cosmetic dentistry helps you to look healthier, younger, and more vibrant. You will be more willing to share your smile and your laughter with others, making you appear happier, friendlier, and more approachable.

    Cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, implants, gum contouring, and tooth whitening can change the way you feel every day of your life. You can discuss your cosmetic options with Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, or Dr. Aldieri when you call KFA Dental of at (888) 829-9575. Click through our website to learn more about the benefits of a healthy and appealing smile! 

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