How to Avoid Tooth Stain During the Holidays

Hot coco, spicy apple cider, your favorite hot mocha on a cold day…what do all of these have in common? They’re dark liquids we enjoy over the holidays that also cause tooth stain. And since our beverages practically coat our entire smile each time we sip on them, some of us see more stain on our teeth…

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Full Crowns vs. Dental Fillings

Are you planning to have a broken or decaying tooth repaired in the near future? It’s natural to want to understand which treatment choices are available. By having the information ahead of time, you can make an educated decision about the future of your oral care.  Crowns: Cover and Reinforce The reason why so many…

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Dental Benefits Expiration Dates

Your dental insurance is designed to help you prevent common oral health problems. That’s why your routine preventative care services — like cleanings and exams — are usually covered twice per year. But if you need a filling or other type of restoration, it’s important to be aware of the technicalities when your benefits run…

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Dental Veneer Maintenance

Porcelain veneers are an amazing accessory to have. They make your teeth look brighter, straighter, and completely transform your smile. But they also require the right maintenance to keep them looking great. Here’s everything you need to know to help your veneers last as long as possible: Use a Nonabrasive Toothpaste Avoid harsh cleansers and…

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Treatment Options for Chipped Teeth

Chipped or cracked teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies that we see at our Brookhaven dental practice. And, since these injuries often occur on the front teeth — be it from an accidental bump to the mouth or an athletic activity — they typically require immediate attention.  Depending on the size and…

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What is Teledentistry?

A few things have changed at Elegant Smiles (Brookhaven) over the past few months. Since dentists throughout the United States have had to change the way they see patients, there’s been an exciting new way to provide emergency and consultation appointments: teledentistry. Teledentistry is a different way of “seeing” the dentist. The virtual appointment process uses…

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Are Brookhaven Dentist’s Offices Open?

Now that social distancing rules are starting to taper, you’ve probably noticed that nearly all of the dentists’ offices in Brookhaven are closed (or at least appear to be.) That’s because offices are providing same-day emergency treatments, but not routine checkups or elective procedures at this time. What does this mean for you as a…

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What to do During a Dental Emergency

In Brookhaven, we offer same-day emergency dental treatments for all ages. But during this time of “social distancing” and the rapid spread of COVID-19, our Brookhaven dentist is taking special precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Are You in Pain? How severe is your discomfort? If it’s something minor that you can…

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COVID-19 March 30th Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. As the world adapts to these unusual circumstances from COVID-19, we just wanted to keep you updated. We are continuing to closely follow healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We want to reiterate that our commitment is to you,…

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What to Do If Your Dental Filling Falls Out

A dental filling can be tooth-colored or metal (which may look silver, or even black, depending on how old it is.) While both kinds of fillings last quite a long time, they can loosen and come out as they age or develop leakage around them.  If you have an old dental filling that has fallen out,…

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