man dealing with symptoms of bruxism

How stress impacts bruxism

In the United States and across the globe, stress is at an all-time high. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly half of parents with children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are “high,” ranking between an eight and a 10 on a 10-point scale where one means “little…

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night guard

Is a night guard right for you?

If you’ve found yourself on this page, you’re likely wondering if a night guard can help you with your dental concerns. We’ve worked with countless Briarwood and Great Neck patients who have greatly benefited from using a night guard to treat bruxism, or tooth grinding. While a complete dental exam is the best way to…

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Dentist explaining inlays and onlays to patient.

FAQs About Inlays and Onlays

I work with individuals from Briarwood, Great Neck, and other New York locations to provide dental restoration after cavities have taken their toll on teeth. My patients come from all walks of life, but one thing they often have in common is a curiosity about their options for treatment. Our staff firmly believes that patients…

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Inlays vs. Onlays

Modern dentistry has quickly evolved to impact the way we think about options for tooth fillings. In previous decades, mercury was a common choice for filling in damage and decay. In fact, the procedure was so normal that it has been used around the world for more than 150 years. When mixed with a powdered…

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Patient and dentist discussing the possibility of veneers

Common Questions About Veneers

Let’s talk about veneers. This cosmetic option is one of our most popular treatments among Briarwood and Great Neck patients, and for good reason! Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the overall aesthetic of your mouth. They can positively impact your tooth position,…

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Parts of veneers on a surface.

Why So Many Celebrities Love Veneers

What do Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, and Tom Cruise have in common? They are all rumored to have veneers! It’s no secret that this cosmetic dental procedure is popular in Hollywood and around the world. And here in Briarwood and Great Neck, I frequently consult with patients about the pros, cons, and transformative power of…

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Woman at the dentist's office, considering dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Tooth loss happens. Whether it is because of older age, unhealthy habits, or a random accident, at some point in your life, you might find yourself in need of replacement teeth. Today, there are many options for replacing missing teeth and filling in gaps in your smile. In some ways, the amount of choices can…

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Woman holding up her clear aligners.

Three Groups Who Can Benefit From Clear Aligners

In New York and across the nation, clear aligners  (for example, Invisalign) have quickly become a preferred choice for individuals wanting a straighter smile, and understandably so. Clear aligners are an effective and efficient way to straighten out teeth in a pace and method that works for a modern lifestyle. Much like traditional metal braces,…

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Saliva’s Role in Oral Health

Saliva or “Spit” as some call it, plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. It is derived from blood and acts as the bloodstream of the mouth. Like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissue in the mouth. It washes away food from teeth and neutralizes acid produced…

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A Temporary Flipper

Do you have a tooth that needs to be extracted and you are concerned about the temporary aesthetic of a missing tooth? A temporary flipper can take carer of that concern. In this picture you can see that an  extraction of a compromised front tooth was done. Bone graft was also placed to preserve the…

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