Last updated 21 days ago
Tooth whitening is a safe, effective, and fast solution to improve the look of your smile. A brighter smile can take years off your face and increase your confidence in your appearance. If you’d like to find out more about tooth whitening procedures in Long Island, contact your cosmetic dentist for a personalized recommendation.
Before a Job Interview or Function
Studies have shown that your smile is one of the first things others notice about your appearance. If you are getting ready for a big job interview, promotion, conference, or other function, consider the benefits of whitening your teeth. The best way to make a great first impression is to show others your bright and healthy smile. Studies have found that those with whiter smiles are 58% more likely to be offered a job and 53% more likely to command higher salaries. Whiter teeth also show that you are dedicated to looking your best, representing yourself or your company with pride. Increased confidence in the look of your teeth will help you to feel comfortable smiling, speaking, and laughing.
Before a Wedding or Reunion
Tooth whitening can help you look younger, more energetic, and more confident. As you prepare for your wedding day, family get-together, or school reunion, don’t forget to book an appointment with your dentist for a tooth whitening treatment. Weddings and reunions are big events filled with laughter, friends, family, and photos. Many people go to great lengths to improve their appearance for these events, and whitening your smile is a small, easy step you can take toward feeling like you look your best. You will be more likely to enjoy your important event knowing that your smile looks great during your special occasion as well as in the photos commemorating the experience.
KFA Dental is pleased to offer Zoom!2 tooth whitening treatment, which produces visible results in just one hour. Click through our website for more information about this amazing cosmetic treatment and how it can transform your smile. Please call us at (888) 829-9575 or click on our web contact form to schedule your appointment.
Last updated 23 days ago
Your dental health continues to play an important role in your overall health as you age. Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you keep your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Senior citizens should discuss their treatment schedule with their dentist and maintain regular visits for dental care. Special concerns such as dry mouth, periodontal disease, and denture wear may require more frequent dental visits to maintain your dental health. You can learn more about the unique dental challenges faced by seniors and the importance of regular dental care by watching this video.
KFA Dental offers complete dental care for adults and seniors in Long Island, NY. You can learn more about dental cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative options such as dental implants by calling (888) 829-9575. Check us out on the web for more information about our dentists.
Last updated 28 days ago
Damage to a tooth’s structure caused by a cavity is filled with an artificial material to restore the integrity and appearance of your smile. A dental filling is a routine treatment that takes approximately an hour to complete. Caring for a tooth with a filling is exactly the same as caring for a normal tooth: continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to prevent future decay.
Who Needs a Filling?
Tooth decay destroys the natural enamel surface of a tooth. If your dentist finds a cavity during a checkup, the decayed portion of your tooth is removed and replaced with a filling. There must be enough healthy tooth material left to support a filling; if much of the tooth is decayed, your dentist may suggest an inlay, overlay, or crown instead. In some cases, filling material can seal small cracks or damage to a tooth’s surface. Fillings are not permanent, and older fillings may need to be replaced periodically if your dentist finds damage or additional decay.
What Are the Types of Fillings?
There are many different materials used as dental fillings. One of the most common filling materials is silver amalgam, which is made from silver, mercury, and small amounts of other metals. Amalgam is a cost-effective and durable treatment for a tooth that has suffered decay. Gold is also a popular filling material, lasting 20 years or longer. It is tolerated well by the soft tissues of your mouth and frequently used to treat decay near the gum line. Porcelain and composite resin fillings are tooth-colored materials that blend seamlessly with your natural enamel. These materials are frequently chosen to treat teeth near the front of the mouth or to replace older metal fillings for cosmetic reasons.
If you’d like to explore your dental filling options, call KFA Dental today at (888) 829-9575. We offer tooth-colored fillings and CEREC porcelain restorations to treat cavities or replace older fillings. Click through our website to learn more about the advanced dental treatments we offer in New York.
Last updated 1 month ago
A water flosser is a dental tool designed for use at home. The machine uses pressure to create a stream of water that cleans effectively between the teeth and along the gum line, eliminating plaque before it can harden into tartar and cause cavities or gum disease. A water flosser should be used in conjunction with two minutes of brushing twice a day and flossing with string floss once a day for the best results. Daily use of a water flosser has been proven to reduce bleeding and inflammation of the gums caused by gingivitis. Water flossers can aid patients who have difficulty cleaning between their teeth with string floss to achieve better health. Those who can benefit from water flossers include the elderly, children or adults with limited mobility, braces-wearers, and diabetics. The stream of water is gentle enough to use around dental implants and bridges as well to prevent problems that affect dental restorations.
Could you benefit from a water flosser to improve your dental health? Talk to your Farmingdale dentist about your daily oral care routine by calling KFA Dental at (888) 829-9575. Check out our blog for more tips on maintaining a beautiful smile.
Last updated 1 month ago
Regular dental visits are an important part of maintaining good dental health. Dentists recommend that most patients visit the dental office at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. If you notice any signs of pain, discomfort, or other changes in your mouth, don’t wait—schedule a visit to your dentist as soon as possible to evaluate your condition.
During a checkup, your mouth is inspected for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. In many cases, patients notice no signs of oral disease in its early stages. Regular evaluations of your dental health are needed to identify and treat problems when they are small. Untreated cavities and gum disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, and systemic health problems. Oral cancer is a life-threatening disease, but treatment is extremely successful when cancer is identified early.
A trip to the dentist includes a professional cleaning with instruments you do not possess at home. Although floss and a toothbrush can remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth, once plaque hardens into tartar only professional instruments can eliminate it. A cleaning performed by your dentist or hygienist will prevent cavities and gum disease. Professional cleaning treatments often include the application of fluoride for added tooth protection.
Oral Hygiene Check
Regular evaluation of your dental health every six months will tell your dentist whether you are cleaning your teeth adequately at home. If your teeth show signs that better cleaning is needed, your dentist can show you the proper method to brush, floss, or rinse. Improving your daily oral care routine will reduce your chances of developing dental problems in the future.
If it’s time for your next dental checkup, call KFA Dental at (888) 829-9575 to schedule your appointment today. Our dentists are pleased to provide a variety of dental care services to patients in Long Island, including veneers, tooth whitening, Invisalign, and dental implants. Take a look through our blog to find out more about what happens during a regular dental visit.