Preventative Cleanings vs. Deep Cleanings

In dentistry there are two common types of dental cleanings. The prophylaxis (aka “routine cleaning”) and the scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). Each one serves a different purpose. Neither works in the same way. So, understanding why one may be needed over the other is essential when it comes to keeping your smile healthy….

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Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth, Brookhaven dental implants are one of the best ways to restore your smile. But not everyone is a dental implant candidate. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re in the early discovery stages of restoring your bite’s integrity: You Have Missing or Non-Restorable Teeth We don’t want…

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Dental Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common types of sleeping disorders. It’s also one that our Brookhaven dentists can screen for. We work with local sleep specialists to deliver oral sleep appliances and sleep apnea treatments that treat OSA symptoms at the source: your mouth. Could you have a sleeping disorder? We’ll…

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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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