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    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! 

    What Is CEREC?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    A damaged tooth requires a cap called a crown to restore its form and functionality. Today, CEREC technology allows your dentist to create a crown instantly using a digital image of your mouth.

    In this video, you will see the CEREC procedure in action. Because CEREC provides instant results, there is no need for a temporary crown or multiple visits to your dentist. Your CEREC crown will fit perfectly over your damaged tooth to offer long-lasting, stain-resistant protection and a beautiful, complete smile.

    KFA Dental is pleased to offer convenient, durable, and natural-looking CEREC crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. If you’d like to learn more about the many benefits of choosing a CEREC restoration, call us at (888) 829-9575. Visit our website to learn more about our cutting-edge cosmetic and restorative dental services in Long Island. 

    Who Needs a Night Guard?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Bruxism is a dental condition that causes clenching and grinding of the jaws at night. The forces exerted by your jaws can easily damage the teeth over time by chipping, cracking, or wearing away tooth enamel. A night guard is a device designed by your dentist to cushion and protect your teeth from the effects of nighttime bruxism.

    Signs of Bruxism
    Bruxism can be difficult to diagnose because patients only clench and grind their jaws while they are asleep. The effects of bruxism may appear slowly or cause only intermittent dental problems. Knowing the signs of bruxism can clue you in to the need for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Bruxism often causes the muscles of the jaws or face to feel tired and sore in the morning. Nighttime clenching may also cause headaches, earaches, and a stiff feeling in the jaw or neck. Visible signs of bruxism include cracked or chipped tooth enamel or teeth that have become worn, shortened, and flattened over time. You may also experience pain when biting and chewing or eating foods that are hot, cold, spicy, or sour. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with your dentist to discuss your dental health.

    Damage Caused By Bruxism
    Bruxism can cause severe damage to the teeth and gums over time without treatment. Teeth that have become worn, shortened, or chipped can make your face appear older and affect the cosmetic appearance of your smile. As tooth enamel is damaged or worn away, dental sensitivity may make eating or caring for your teeth uncomfortable. A tooth that has cracked due to the jaws’ intense forces is more susceptible to deep infection and may require a root canal or an extraction if not addressed.

    Bruxism can threaten the health of your teeth and your confidence in the appearance of your smile. If you have questions about your dental health, contact the Long Island dental office of KFA Dental by calling (888) 829-9575 to schedule an exam. You can find out more about our services and special offers on our website.

    Reasons to Drink More Water

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Water is necessary for many of the processes that take place within your body. It is also an important component of your dental health. Drinking water washes away food particles from the teeth, preventing the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. If you live in an area with fluoridated water, the fluoride in your tap water provides your teeth with added benefit. Fluoride helps to protect the teeth from cavities by strengthening tooth enamel against decay. Water as a beverage also replaces other drink options that can harm your teeth, such as juices, sodas, and sports drinks. These beverages contain high levels of sugar and acids that wear away tooth enamel, leaving your teeth susceptible to cavities and sensitivity to heat or cold.  

    Would you like more tips for a beautiful and healthy smile? Check out the KFA Dental blog to learn how simple everyday changes to your lifestyle can have a big impact on your dental health. You can find out more about the general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services we offer in New York by calling our Long Island office at  (888) 829-9575.

    Teeth Whitening for Life Events

    Last updated 4 months 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

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