Advanced DDS Blog
Valentine’s day is here and love is in the air. Are you one of many people preparing for your date? According to a study conducted by Match.com, 60% of men and 71% of women rated teeth as being the number one thing they look for in a potential date. At Advanced DDS, we want to help you keep your teeth white.
How To Keep Your Teeth White
There are a few reasons why your teeth may turn yellow. Most of these cases are caused by weakened enamel. Proper oral hygiene is key to maintaining whiter teeth. Be sure to brush twice and floss at least once a day during your daily oral hygiene routine. Poor oral hygiene can cause surface stains and bacteria to build up leading to cavities, which can also discolor teeth.
Possible Causes of Discoloration On Your Teeth
Stained teeth may be caused by certain substances we take in. Here are three common substances that may stain your teeth:
- Drinks with a strong colored pigment can stain your teeth such as coffee, black tea, and red wine.
- Tar from tobacco can stain your teeth black. When nicotine is mixed with oxygen it turns yellow.
- Types of medication such as antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medication can cause discoloration.
Trauma to the mouth, such as a sports injury, can cause your teeth to yellow due to the increase in dentin to protect your teeth. Use a mouth guard when you are playing a contact sport or doing anything potentially dangerous that will harm your teeth.
Age is also a reason for discoloration of your teeth. As we age our tooth enamel thins and our yellow dentin underneath becomes more prominent. While proper oral hygiene is the best prevention, there are ways to give your teeth a whiter appearance.
How To Whiten Your Teeth
When it comes to whitening your teeth there are several options. Professional teeth whitening will give you the best result. Zoom! Teeth whitening treatment is efficient, safe and fast. In one single visit your teeth may be up to ten shades whiter. Call today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your whitening appointment.
Advanced DDS is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carle Place, Williston Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City and many more.
Everyone has habits that they do everyday, whether it is twirling their hair, cracking their joints, biting their nails, not getting enough sleep, being a shopaholic or swearing too often. Here are some bad oral habits that may be harmful to your teeth:
Chewing Hard Items and Using Your Teeth As Tools
Make sure you do not use your teeth as tools by staying away from popcorn kernels, fruit seeds, pencils and your nails. When you chew these things, it can lead to chipped teeth or an impacted jaw. By chewing hard items you put undue stress on your teeth which can cause microscopic cracks in them. Over time, these cracks can lead to a chipped tooth or a more serious problem. Chewing ice cubes is also bad for your teeth; cold temperatures can cause teeth to fracture. To help prevent the fracturing of your teeth chew crushed ice or baby carrots if you really need that crunch. Biting your nails is also harmful to your teeth. To help prevent yourself from biting your nails you can try using bitter tasting nail polish, holding something to prevent your fingers from going into your mouth, or stress reduction techniques. Make sure you do not open bags, rip off tags, or open bottles with your teeth. Actions such as these can also weaken teeth or cause them to chip or fracture. To prevent temptation of this, try keeping scissors or pliers handy to avoid using your teeth.
Grinding Your Teeth
A bad oral habit people tend to do when stressed is they grind their teeth (also known as bruxism). Grinding your teeth wears down the enamel which can lead to sensitive and painful teeth. It also puts a strain on your jaw muscles. If stress is the cause of your problem, you could try exercising or going to counseling to destress. Caffeine and alcohol are correlated with grinding teeth, cutting back those type of drinks may help. If you catch yourself grinding your teeth, put your tongue in-between your teeth to help discourage it. If you can’t control your grinding, go to your dentist and ask about day and night guards.
By constantly snacking on food you are increasing your chances of developing cavities. When you eat food, the leftover food particles are eaten by bacteria and produce acids. These acids attack the enamel and break it down which can lead to cavities. To help this habit try eating a more balanced meal so you will not feel as hungry later, and if you snack, try eating snacks that are low/free of fat and sugar. Another helpful thing to do is to drink water and chew sugar free gum after your meals to help dislodge any leftover food particles.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are not brushing, flossing, or rinsing properly, you are increasing your chances of getting cavities and/or gingivitis. You must make sure you are brushing at least twice a day for two minutes, flossing once a day, and using antiseptic mouth-washes. Make sure to check out the ADA suggested guidelines for brushing and flossing. Another thing you should do is make sure you are not using a hard bristled toothbrush. You may think using a hard bristled brush and using pressure is good for your teeth. In fact, it’s the opposite. As you get older, your gums are pushed back and the roots are more exposed. This can lead to an increase in sensitivity. A firmer brush can irritate the gums and lead to sensitive teeth. Therefore, try switching to a soft bristled brush. At Advanced DDS, we realize there are many bad oral habits that can harm your teeth, but we want to remind you that there are good habits you can pick up to help with your oral hygiene.
Healthy Oral Habits
Having healthy oral habits is important, some habits you may be familiar with such as: brushing at least twice a day for two minutes, flossing once a day, and using antiseptic mouthwash. Did you know that brushing your teeth right after a meal is not the best thing to do? Certain foods you eat weaken tooth enamel and by brushing your teeth right after eating them will cause damage to your teeth. The best thing to do is to drink water and wait 30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth. Another good habit to keep in mind is chewing sugar free gum after eating or drinking water, it can help lower the chance of getting cavities. Also, remember eating healthy is not only good for you, but it is also good for your teeth. Making a habit of seeing your dentist at least twice a year and will help you prevent or catch oral problems before they happen.
At Advanced DDS, we want to make sure you and your family are keeping healthy habits and lessening your bad oral habits. We want to make sure your teeth are healthy, clean, and producing a beautiful smile. Call us today at 516-825-1100 and reserve your dental care appointment. Advanced DDS is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carle Place, Williston Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City and many more.
For the month of January only – Zoom! Teeth Whitening Special!!!
- Pay $225 when you prepay for 1 Zoom! whitening
- Pay $400 when you prepay for 2 Zoom! whitening (can be used for two different people)
- Pay $250 if you do not prepay
Regular price $579
You must schedule your teeth whitening appointment by January 31, 2017 for this limited time whitening special.
Teeth whitening appointment will be based on a first come first serve basis. This special cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. New and existing patients are welcomed.
Call Advanced DDS today at 516-825-1100 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.
Oral health is an important part of your life, even if you do not realize it. Poor oral health can lead to difficulty eating, improper speech, unconfident smiles and it can affect your overall health. One of the best ways to prevent oral health problems is by visiting your dentist frequently. Do you currently have a dentist? If not, here are some areas you should consider when choosing the right dentist for you. Is convenience, comfort, safety, and quality of care important to you? It’s our mission at Advanced DDS to provide our patients with the safest, comfortable, convenient and best dental care possible. We pride ourselves in having the most up to date technology and technique in order to provide our patients with the highest ability of care.
Are You Constantly Busy? Is Time Extremely Valuable?
It is hard enough finding time to get simple chores done, let alone finding time to go to the dentist. Your time is valuable to us and that is why Advanced DDS is open 6 days a week with evening hours available. Sometimes going to the dentist can take multiple trips, even up to four visits. For those four days you may have to take off from work or pay a babysitter, even cancel an important meeting. We offer our patients same-day dentistry with our in office dental lab, we can digitally scan and make dental restorations in one to fewer visits.
Are You Worried That Dental Instruments Are Not Properly Cleaned?
Your safety is our number one priority. Our one of a kind sterilization center will put your mind at ease. All dental instruments are sanitized right after being used. It’s placed in our HYDRIM also known as a powerful washer. Then the dental instruments are wrapped and labeled. It’s then placed in the autoclave which is heated up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring they are completed sterilized. All our treatment rooms are filtered with our a Vistaclear water filtration system which kills 99.9999% of bacteria, microbes and chemicals to reduce any chance of infection. Our green CT has 60% less radiation than other CT scanners.
Would You Like To Be Pampered During Your Dental Visit?
We know that going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience, plenty of people have had bad experiences or developed a phobia of the dentist. To help those of you who have dental phobia, we offer IV sedation and nitrous oxide analgesia. To provide you the greatest comfort, our dental spa is available. Our dental chairs offer back massages and our smart TV is available for you to catch up on Netflix shows or listen to Pandora. Complementary paraffin hand wax is available during your visit. We have eliminated the messy impression materials, we use a 3D scanner to scan your teeth within minutes. The 3D scanner allows for a more accurate result, allowing for better aesthetics and feel
One of the biggest things you should be asking yourself when going to the dentist, is if you are being presented the best treatment plan for you. As an out of network provider, Advanced DDS is not restricted by insurance companies. We provide you with what you need and not what we are told you can have from insurance companies. At Advanced DDS, the quality of your dental care we provide you with is extremely important to us. We are here to prevent future dental problems and address current ones to protect the longevity and health of your smile. Let’s work together to protect you and your family’s oral health. Call today 516-825-1100 and reserve your dental care appointment. Advanced DDS is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carl Place, Willison Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City and many more.
Do you constantly wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches? Has this been happening for a while and you are not sure why? The answer can simply be a problem with your teeth. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a problem that 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from. Many of these Americans do not even realize they grind their teeth because it usually happens while they’re asleep. Grinding can put about 250 lbs of pressure against your teeth and having them rub against each other at that intensity can do some serious damage. Grinding is terrible for both your jaw and teeth. Grinding your teeth can cause your teeth to be more sensitive or painful and they might crack or become loose. Grinding can lead to loss of tooth enamel or cause gums to recede, which can lead to cavities and gingivitis. Teeth grinding can also weaken the temporomandibular joint causing wear and tear of the joint, which leads to tightness in the area, earaches, and headaches. If you realize you are grinding your teeth, you can get a night guard to help prevent this.
Symptoms of Grinding Your Teeth at Night
- A dull headache when you wake up
- A sore jaw
- Facial pain
- Sensitive teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Loose teeth
- Fatigue after sleeping
- Roommate complaining about a squeaking noise at night
Reasons for Teeth Grinding
- Abnormal bite
- Misaligned Jaw
- Sleep Disorder
- Certain medications
How to Prevent Teeth Grinding
The best way to prevent you from grinding your teeth at night is to use a night guard. Night guards protect the surfaces of your teeth by preventing them from touching each other. They also protect the joint from grinding down by providing your jaw with a cushion. At Advanced DDS, mouth guards are made in our office for your convenience and allows fewer visits. To create your custom fitted night guard, we use our 3D scanner instead of the messy impression material for better accuracy and comfort.
You can get your personal fitted night guard within 24 hours depending on the case. We are currently having a 50% off special on our night guards until December 31st 2016. CLICK HERE for more information on the Night Guard Special.
Other Ways to Prevent Teeth Grinding
A lot of teeth grinding is caused from stress and anxiety. People tend to clench and grind their teeth when they are feeling stressed. This type of grinding also happens while you sleep. A good way of preventing this is to meditate or try deep breathing before bed; yoga can help as well. If you notice yourself clenching your teeth during the day, train yourself to stop that habit and it can help prevent grinding as you sleep. If you’re concerned that your teeth grinding might be associated with a sleep disorder, you should go to a specialist to find out.
At Advanced DDS, the quality of your dental care is extremely important to us. We want prevent future concerns or address any current concerns to increase the longevity and health of their teeth. We pride ourselves on our convenience, comfortability, and accuracy of our practice methods. Let’s work together to protect you and your family’s oral health. Call today 516-825-1100 and reserve your dental care appointment. Advanced DDS is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carl Place, Willison Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City and more…
Zoom! Teeth Whitening Special
ONLY $250 for Zoom! Teeth Whitening (regular price $579)
Prepay now and save an additional $25 (now only $225)
You must schedule your teeth whitening appointment before December 31, 2016 for this limited time whitening special. Teeth whitening appointment will be based on a first come first serve basis.
This is a limited-time promotion and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. New and existing patients are welcomed to this special.
We all try to keep up to date on technology, whether it’s our phones, computers, cars, or home theater equipment. The newer technology performs better, faster, and is easier to use. Do you know if your dentist keeps up to date with their dental equipment? Here at Advanced DDS we stay up-to-date all on digital dental technology in our office. We now offer mobile digital payment (Samsung, Apple, Android, etc.) to our patients.
A More Comfortable and Convenient Dental Visit
For a more convenient and comfortable visit we use a 3D Scanner instead of that messy impression material. For most cases the dentist will no longer place and hold that “putty” material in your mouth. Instead the dentist will use a “wand” to digitally scan your mouth. Our 3D scanner has a greater accuracy than the messy impression material allowing for better cosmetic look. Not only does it provide patient comfort, but it also makes it possible for us to make in house same day crowns. We know your time is valuable, so we strive to make each visit worthwhile.
Same Day Crowns and Bridges Available
At Advanced DDS, we take pride of our same day dentistry and our in-house dental lab for the convenience it provides to our patients. You will not have to walk away with temporary crowns or come back for a second appointment for your crown. Your treatment is extremely precise and will allow you to keep more of your original tooth structure. Our advanced technology combined with our experienced doctor allows for a better cosmetic look our crowns are made of porcelain with no silver or metal.
Better and More Accurate Implants
Before we place your implant our doctors will print on our 3D printer your custom a surgical guide. The surgical guide is essentially a blue print telling our doctors exactly where to accurately place the implant and the angle at which it needs to be inserted for a greater success care. The location and angles are all determined on the computer, which takes away a lot of the guess work in performing the surgery and the potential for any human error. To help your teeth retain their shape, our 3D printer will print a night guard to protect your teeth. The night guard protects against movement and grinding you may do in your sleep. We print your night guard to fit perfectly in your mouth’s unique shape.
At Advanced DDS, your quality of your dental care is extremely important. We want our patient’s experience to be as convenient, comfortable and safe as possible by providing you with 3D scans, more accurate surgery, and same day dentistry. Let’s work together to protect you and your family’s oral health. Call today 516-825-1100 and reserve your dental care appointment. Advanced DDS is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carl Place, Willison Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City.
NIGHT GUARD SPECIAL – 50% OFF | Protect your teeth for a lifetime
Are your teeth aging faster than you are? You may be grinding your teeth and causing your teeth to age after than you are. Teeth grinding may cause long-term dental health problems that may be painful and hazardous. The best option would be to get a custom dental teeth night guard. At Advanced DDS, we make our night guards in our in-house lab on our 3D printer. Most dental office don’t actually make the night guards in their office, they are sent out to an outside laboratory.
Benefits of getting your custom night guard at Advanced DDS:
- FEWER VISITS – Since your custom night guard is made in our office you can take it home with you within the same visit
- COMFORT – We have eliminated the messy impression materials. Within a few minutes, our doctors will digitally scan your teeth with our 3D scanner.
- CONVENIENCE – Everything is done within our dental practice
- ACCURACY – Your custom night guard will fit more comfortably since the digital scan will be more accurate
PAY ONLY $325 (regular price $650) for your custom night guard at Advanced DDS.
Promotion ends December 31, 2016. Other restrictions may apply, please call us at 516-825-1100 for more detail.
‘Tis the season of giving…
Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry would like to give back to our patients and the community!
One lucky winner will win a $1,000 Shopping Spree at Roosevelt Field Mall.
Simply, refer your family and friends to Advanced DDS or Advanced Children’s Dentistry between November 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 for your chance to win. Deadline to enter into this limited time raffle is December 31, 2016 at 1PM.
Have your referral call us today at 516-825–1100 to schedule their initial dental appointment.
Rules for the Raffle:
- Your new referrals must come in for their initial visit between November 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
- You will receive 2 raffle tickets for each new referral
- The prize is non-transferable
- The prize cannot be redeemed for cash or other prizes
- Winner must accept giveaway within 7 days of being contacted, if not, we will assume you have rejected the prize and a new winner will be chosen
- The winner will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2017
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… You spoke, we listened.
Advanced DDS (Garden City Dentist) will be extending our $250 Zoom! Teeth Whitening Special (regular price $579) until the end of the year on specific dates. We encourage you to schedule your teeth whitening appointment as soon as possible since it will be based on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out on this incredible teeth whitening special before the holidays! Let Advanced DDS help you smile brighter this holiday.
$250 Zoom! Teeth Whitening Special Dates:
Friday, November 11, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016
You must schedule your teeth whitening appointment on the dates listed above for the $250 special price. Call us today at (516)825-1100 to reserve your Zoom! teeth whitening appointment.
This is limited-time promotion and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. New and existing patients are welcomed to this special.