5 Surprising Things That Can Increase Your Cavity Risk

Hear what our Brookhaven dental team has to say about determining your risk for tooth decay. Your Coffee Addiction Sipping a caffeinated drink may be your typical afternoon pick-me-up. If there’s sweetener in your beverage, however, it will steadily erode your enamel and lead to decay. Snoring If your mouth is even temporarily dried out…

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Does Your Mouthguard Really Have to Be Professionally Made?

No, it doesn’t. Technically speaking, you can choose to wear any kind of mouthguard you want. There is no hard-and-fast rule. Whether you need either a sports guard or a guard to prevent teeth grinding in your sleep, there are options galore. You can find all kinds online and in drugstores in addition to the…

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Is Invisalign Right for You?

You’ve heard about those “invisible braces.” Should you give Invisalign a try? It could be the invisible orthodontics solution for you, if you meet one or more of the following criteria. You Want a Straighter Smile Anyone who is unhappy with their tooth alignment deserves to at least consider getting Invisalign. Invisalign is perfect even…

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Signs You May Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in which the throat temporarily closes during sleep, preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs. OSA is a serious problem since it deprives the brain of oxygen and disrupts the sleep cycle. Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Here are some signs that you or your sleeping partner…

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4 Things to Consider Before You Get Dentures

It can be expensive to keep repairing your natural teeth. The idea of having them extracted and replaced with dentures is starting to sound nice. Before you start begging your Brookhaven restorative dentist for a set of dentures, however, you should consider a few important facts. You Can’t Chew as Well Most adults can bite…

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Professional Dental Cleanings – Essential to Your Health

Many people think a dental cleaning is just something you get to spruce up, like a haircut or facial. Did you know, however, that professional cleanings do more than just make your teeth look brighter? They also have health benefits. What Happens in a Dental Cleaning A teeth cleaning involves removing soft and hard deposits…

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Why Dental Care Is Essential to Child Health

Here at Elegant Smiles, our mission is to ensure that everyone we care for has the best dental health possible. And we’ve got a special place in our heart for our smallest patients! Why is dental care so important to the health of your kids? Healthy Smile, Healthy Body Pediatric dentistry isn’t just about curing…

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Why Whiten? 5 Reasons to Think About Bleaching Your Teeth

A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Teeth naturally come in a variety of shades, so even naturally yellowish teeth can be perfectly healthy. Teeth bleaching may not be a required part of your dental health. Still, there are a few reasons you should consider lightening your dark tooth color. You can take years off…

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Time Flies (Does Your Smile Show It?)

As we ring in the new year, it’s natural to begin reviewing and revisiting the actions and choices you made last year. There are things you are proud of and things you wish you had a second chance to do again. Where do you rank your dental care in that list? Have you even thought…

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We May One Day Never Need Dental Fillings

At this time, we only have the ability to stop decay and patch up the damage. Dental fillings and fluoride and the main tools. While reliable, these methods don’t heal and restore the tooth. Here are a few promising cavity-reversal methods on the horizon which may completely revolutionize dentistry within the next generation.

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