Without specialized equipment, a dentist can find it difficult to diagnose conditions and perform certain procedures. An accurate diagnosis is imperative in order to provide the correct treatment. This is the main reason why dentists rely so heavily on regular dental x-rays in order to correctly diagnose a wide range of oral health conditions. However, […]
When you first hear about sleep apnea, you might not think it sounds important. It’s just a bad case of snoring, right? Maybe it’s a problem if you snore hard enough to wake yourself up, but that’s what sleeping pills are for.
We’ve known for years that lasers can improve eyesight in certain cases. Laser-eye surgery can pass through the iris and burn the back of the retina, changing how it bends and thus improving your eyesight. It’s not a perfect or a completely permanent solution, but it does work and it’s surprisingly painless.
It used to be that if a dentist wanted a good, three-dimensional look at your teeth, you’d have to have two big metal arches filled up with a kind of plaster covering your teeth, you’d wait around five minutes, and then the dentist would cast a mold using the plaster. This system works well enough, […]
If you know much about dental implants on Long Island and elsewhere, then you can probably picture the basics in your mind: a titanium screw that drills directly into the bone arch where a tooth used to be, a cap on the screw to secure the tooth, and a porcelain crown that’s the same shape […]
If you need dental implants on Long Island or wherever you happen to live, you may happen to hear the word “osseointegration” either from your dentist or from the research you might do. It certainly sounds impressive, but how does it work, and why is it such an important part of modern implant science?
3D printing is an amazing technology. With just a single device that fits on a bench and a computer, you can manufacture objects that used to need full labs or machine shops to make. And while you may hear about hobbyists who build plastic models in their basements or garages, professional-quality 3D printing is also […]
Dentures are designed to take a lot of punishment. After all, they have to replace your teeth, the hardest things in the human body, and the reason they’re so tough is that they need to chew every kind of food down into something you can swallow and digest. Even your natural teeth wear down over […]
A lot of people are self-conscious about how their breath smells. Most of the time, people don’t get close enough to notice, but then the ones who do get close enough are usually the people we care about the most. There are also times when your breath can smell very bad and cross a room. […]
Many people are anxious about visiting the dentist, especially when it comes time to have a bigger than normal procedure done. By that, we mean a procedure that is more involved than your typical cleaning twice a year. However, some are still afraid of even a normal cleaning.