The Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a frustrating condition that can affect your overall health and leave you feeling tired.  While CPAP machines are commonly used to treat sleep apnea, patients often find them to be uncomfortable.  <a title=”Oral appliance therapy” href=”http://www.ihatecpaps.com/”>Oral appliance therapy </a>is an effective alternative treatment that allows patients to correct obstructive sleep apnea in a way that is both comfortable and convenient.<!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–><strong>Here are a few of the benefits to this alternative treatment:<img class=”alignright wp-image-199 size-full” src=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/dentistlongisland/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tap3.jpg” alt=”tap3″ width=”200″ height=”180″ /></strong><!–mep-nl–><ul><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Comfortable</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Easy to Wear</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Custom Design</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>High Compliance Rate</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Improved Sleeping Habits</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Reduced Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke</li><!–mep-nl–></ul><!–mep-nl–>If you have intolerance to CPAP, contact <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>Perfect Smile Maker</a>.  We can help you treat sleep apnea and improve the overall quality of your life.  By repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula with an oral appliance, you can treat sleep apnea without a loud, uncomfortable and intrusive CPAP machine.  Call 516-482-2215 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options and finally find relief.

Improve Smile Alignment with Invisalign

A smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone new.  When you are happy with the cosmetic dentristy that worked on your smile you should feel more condient in yourself.  We want all of our patients to love their smiles!  Invisalign is a great way to improve your cosmetic smile alignment .  Here are just a few of the benefits Invisalign has to offer. Benefits of Invisalign. The aligners appear virtually invisible when placed over your smile.  Unlike metallic braces, Invisalign is made from a clear plastic that doesn’t show up in photographs and is not noticeable in conversation. There are no brackets or wires.  The plastic aligners are smooth and fit comfortably over your smile. Unlike with traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removed during meals.  This means that you don’t have dietary restrictions while you straighten your teeth.  Just don’t forget to brush and floss after! Health – Smile alignment also improves your overall oral health.  People who are happier with the appearance of their smile are more likely to continue to care for it after their treatment!

Teeth Whitening Benefits

It’s no surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services.  Coffee, soda, smoking and aging can all cause unwanted discoloration.  While there are several over-the-counter whitening trays, toothpastes, and strips, the best way to find dramatic and lasting results is with custom teeth whitening trays. Benefits of Teeth Whitening:
  • Confidence – When people are happy with the appearance of their smile, they are more likely to feel confident when smiling and talking to others.
  • Long Lasting – Custom teeth whitening trays are designed for your unique smile.  They are reusable and can keep your smile bright for a long time to come.
  • Oral Health – When people are happier with the appearance of their smile they are more likely to keep it that way with regular brushing and flossing.  Even though teeth whitening is a cosmetic service, it can have health benefits too so make sure to contact your dentist today!
  • Anti-Aging – Teeth whitening is a great way to create a more youthful appearance.
  • Restorations – Are you looking to restore the appearance of your smile with a crown or veneers?  Many patients opt for teeth whitening procedures prior to their restoration.  The restorations are then customized to match your bright new smile.
These are just a few of the benefits teeth whitening can have for your smile.  Call 516-482-2215 to learn more about the professional teeth whitening services at Perfect Smile Maker.  We are happy to help you determine if teeth whitening is the right cosmetic dental service for your smile.  Present a copy of this attached coupon at your initial visit for $100 off of your teeth whitening system.

Emergency Dental Care Tips

A chipped, cracked, lost, or painful tooth can be frustrating. It can even keep you from being able to sleep, eat and function properly throughout the day. That’s why it’s so important to seek help from a dentist that you know and trust. If the issue and/or the pain is serious enough, then sedation may be required. In the end, the most important thing is to seek specialized medical attention immediately, and do what you can in the meantime.

With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you handle dental emergencies until you can get to the dentist. Rinse your mouth with warm water.  You can also use floss to remove lodged food or apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth. Save the pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water.  Apply a cold compress until you can get to the office. Rinse off the tooth, but do not scrub it.  Try to put the tooth back in place without forcing it into the socket.  If you can’t reinsert it, place the tooth in a cup of milk with a pinch of salt.  Getting to the dental office within the hour gives you the best chance of saving the tooth. Use dental floss to gently dislodge the object. You can ease tooth pain by applying a small amount of clove oil to the area with a cotton swab until you can get to the dentist.






What is a Dental Implant?

<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>Do you have a missing or extracted tooth?  </span><a style=”line-height: 1.5;” href=”http://www.aaoms.org/conditions-and-treatments/dental-implants/”>Dental implants</a><span style=”line-height: 1.5;”> are one of the most realistic tooth replacement options available to you.  While we offer several restorative dental services at our office, dental implants offer a real look and feel that many patients love.</span><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–>A <a href=”https://www.familydentalcentres.com/dental-implants”>dental implant</a> is connected directly to the jaw bone, functioning just like a natural tooth.  The restoration is made up of three parts:<!–mep-nl–><ul><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Titanium Implant</i></b> – The implant is attached directly to the jaw bone.  Through a process known as osseointegration, the jaw conforms to the base of the implant.  This securely holds the restoration in place and acts as the root of the tooth.</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Abutment</i></b> – The abutment attaches the implant base to the custom crown.</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Crown</i></b> – Each crown is custom created to match the shape, color and texture of your natural smile.  The crown provides patients with a natural appearance that looks and feels real.</li><!–mep-nl–></ul><!–mep-nl–>Learn more about dental implants <a href=”http://www.aaoms.org/conditions-and-treatments/dental-implants/”>here</a>.<!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–>It is important that patients with missing teeth take the time to restore their smile.  Missing teeth can increase your risk of periodontal disease, bone loss and tooth misalignment.  Visit our <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>website</a> for more information or <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>contact</a> our office to schedule a consultation by calling 516-482-2215.  We can help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Risks

Does your spouse snore loudly at night?  Do you?  It could be more than just an annoyance.  About half of people who snore loudly suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep.   These are a few of the risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea:
  • Daytime sleepiness.
  • Decreased productivity and performance at work.
  • Strained personal relationships.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
  • Memory and concentration problems.
Although CPAP is a common treatment, it can be uncomfortable.  At Perfect Smile Maker, we work with patients to find a comfortable treatment solution.  Oral appliance therapy is a viable alternative to CPAP and many patients have found treatment to be successful.  Similar to a mouth guard, oral appliances are custom fit to your unique smile.  This means that they are comfortable, convenient and portable. If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Perfect Smile Maker by calling 516-482-2215.  We look forward to helping you improve your health and treating sleep apnea in a way that is comfortable and convenient for you.