Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

How your family dentist in Garden City, NY, can help you have a healthy smile

Do you floss every day? It’s an important question, and if you answered yes, good for you! You are taking a vital step toward maintaining a healthy smile for life. If you answered no, then you need to get started, because flossing can make the difference in your smile. Dr. Eugene G. Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, can help you have a healthy smile.

Your oral health depends on you flossing every day. That’s because brushing only gets to the surfaces of your teeth, but not in between your teeth. Much of tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease begins between your teeth. That’s where flossing comes in. Flossing gets in between each of your teeth to clean away plaque and food debris so you can have a healthy, disease-free mouth.

You need to floss every day to keep your mouth free of plaque. Plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria. if the bacteria are left in place, they produce toxins that begin to destroy the health of your smile. Removing the plaque thoroughly and regularly is the best way to maintain great oral health.

So, what’s the right way to floss? Take a small piece of floss and guide it in between your teeth, using your thumbs and forefingers. Make sure you wrap the floss in a “C” shape around the widest part of your tooth as you go down in between your teeth. The wrapping technique is important because it keeps the floss firmly against the tooth surface for better cleaning.

Flossing is an important part of any oral health routine, but you also need to brush. Ideally, you should brush your teeth after each meal and before you go to bed. Use a gentle circular motion to clean all the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. The steady and thorough removal of plaque keeps bacteria levels low, so the bacteria don’t damage your smile.

This has always been important, but even more so now during the COVID-19 crisis, since all offices are closed to routine dental procedures. Your dental health is important, so take care of your oral health by flossing and brushing regularly and once things get back to normal, please call us for your regular check up at (516) 739-1851. In the meantime, to find out more about maintaining the health of your smile, visit our website at GardenCityFamilyDental.com.

By Garden City Family Dental
March 06, 2020

Distressed over dental stains? Teeth yellow as they age, but injury, prescriptions, smoking, and dietary choices, are responsible too. At Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening and veneers, brighten smiles. Just ask our dentist, Dr. Eugene Porcelli.

A renewed smile

You don't have to live with stained teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Garden City, NY, helps people overcome dull, dingy smiles with:

  • Thorough hygienic cleanings
  • Zoom! 2 in-office whitening
  • Porcelain veneers

To decide what will work best for you, Dr. Eugene Porcelli does a complete oral exam. He's looking for healthy teeth and gums, the best foundation for any cosmetic treatment.

If all is well, you'll talk over the changes you'd like to see. Most people in the United States desire whiter tooth enamel, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). That's why professional teeth whitening is in high demand. Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise!

Before any whitening or veneer procedures, you'll receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar as well as tooth polishing. Sometimes this is all a patient needs as long as he or she brushes and flosses consistently at home.

Tooth whitening and dental veneers

Other people, however, elect Zoom! 2 Whitening. Your dentist applies powerful hydrogen peroxide gel and accelerates the active ingredient with a special light. Then, Zoom! Your teeth brighten by several shades. The entire process takes about an hour and happens right in the treatment room.

Another choice is the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of fine ceramic. They cover severe stains (from root canal therapy or some drug therapies) and also improve enamel durability.

Traditional veneers require enamel reduction so they bond onto your teeth accurately and comfortably. These veneers are considered permanent.

Another choice is Lumineers. These are called "no-prep" laminates because they are so thin they need no enamel resurfacing.

Whatever you decide, rest assured your smile will look dazzling.

To avoid stains:

  1. Brush and floss daily.
  2. Stop all tobacco, both smoking and chewing.
  3. See your dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning.
  4. Get whitening touch-ups if needed.
  5. Cut down on coffee, tea, soy sauce, and other staining foods and drinks.

Dr. Eugene Porcelli recommends whitening toothpaste and rinses to reduce discolorations too.

Come see us

At Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, Dr. Eugene Porcelli and his team offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments that beautify smiles and help people feel good about themselves. Call us to explore the possibilities, including veneers and whitening: (516) 739-1851.

By Garden City Family Dental
February 18, 2020
Tags: veneers  

How veneers from your dentist in Garden City, New York can give you an outstanding smile.

Do you have an outstanding smile? Do you have a smile people will remember? If not, you need to discover how to improve your smile with veneers. This amazing cosmetic dentistry treatment can change a dull, uninteresting smile into a dazzling, memorable smile. Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York offers dental veneer treatment to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Veneers are thin laminates of beautiful, sparkling porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are a versatile treatment that can hide minor and major cosmetic issues like these:

  • Tooth wear and chipped edges due to aging or bad habits
  • Blotches, discolorations, and stains due to genetics or lifestyle
  • Cracks, fractures, or broken tooth structure due to trauma

Veneers are even versatile enough to minimize some alignment issues. They can make gaps between your teeth smaller, and minimize the appearance of tooth overlap and crowding.

Versatility isn’t the only benefit of veneers. Consider that veneer treatment is:

  • Natural-looking; veneers are made of porcelain, a light-reflective material that closely resembles tooth enamel.
  • Conservative; your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.
  • Easy to maintain; porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new veneers will stay beautiful for years.
  • Quick; you can have an outstanding new smile in as little as two to three appointments, including a consultation appointment.

To view amazing before-and-after photos, please visit the Smile Gallery page on Dr. Porcelli’s website at https://www.drporcelli.com/smile-gallery.html

If nature didn’t give you the smile you deserve, you can change it! You can improve your smile with veneers. To find out more about the benefits of veneers and what they can do for your smile, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York today.

By Garden City Family Dental
November 18, 2019
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Unhappy with your smile? If so, you need to learn how cosmetic dentistry can repair the defects in your teeth, correct malformed bites, and cosmetic-dentistryremove deep stains in order to improve your overall appearance. Here at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, Dr. Eugene Porcelli offers several procedures to boost your self-confidence and perfect your look—read on to learn more!

 

How we can help rejuvenate your smile

Here are some common cosmetic dental procedures to ask about when you go see Dr. Porcelli at his Garden City office:

  • Cosmetic fillings are natural-looking materials, generally made of porcelain or composite resins, that are placed on your teeth to hide physical defects.
  • Whitening/Bleaching procedures eliminate stains caused by food, aging, medicine, or tobacco, just to name a few.
  • Veneers are wafer-thin dental appliances that are made of porcelain and bonded to the surface of your teeth to conceal stains, cracked and chipped teeth, and close small gaps.
  • Cosmetic contouring and reshaping corrects crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth to create an even and beautiful smile.
  • Crowns are synthetic caps, generally made of porcelain, that are placed over teeth to restore function and appearance.
  • Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that are used to replace missing teeth.
  • Excessive or uneven gums undergo a procedure that lifts even gum lines, or covers exposed tooth roots.

Whether you want to correct teeth that are misshapen, discolored, chipped, or missing altogether, you can discover the right procedure for you by calling the
Garden City office of Dr. Eugene Porcelli. We are happy to set up a cosmetic dentistry consultation with you to discuss your options.

 

Interested? Give us a call!

To schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation or to ask for more information about anything you've just read, call Garden City Family Dental today at (516) 739-1851.

By Garden City Family Dental
July 26, 2019
Tags: teeth whitening  

According to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is today's most popular aesthetic dental service. Here at Dr. Eugene Porcelli's office in Garden City, NY, your cosmetic dentist offers this service in the form of in-office Zoom! Whitening, a method that is able to improve tooth color by eight shades in under one hour. Interested? Read on to learn more!

FAQs about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening only works on light dental stains, right? No, your Garden City cosmetic dentist uses in-office Zoom! Whitening to brighten a variety of dental discolorations. From tobacco and coffee stains to changes in tooth enamel from prescription medications, in-office whitening works wonders.

Will my teeth hurt after they are whitened? Over-the-counter whitening systems, if not used correctly, often cause painful tooth and gum sensitivity. Fortunately, professional whitening with Dr. Porcelli is safe and won't cause tooth discomfort!

What is the active ingredient in teeth whitening gel? It's highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. After applying it, the dentist or hygienist uses a special LED light to activate the chemical so it can do its work quickly, effectively, and without causing discomfort.

How long will my bright smile last? You should enjoy your beautiful smile indefinitely—for years, in fact, if you brush/ floss regularly and get your teeth professionally cleaned at Dr. Porcelli's office twice a year. Additionally, you should avoid both cigarettes and chewing tobacco, as well as limit your coffee and tea intake (or drink it with a straw). Finally, consider upping your daily water intake to rinse your teeth and increase saliva production, for saliva is a natural teeth whitener and anti-bacterial agent.

Interested? Give us a call!

Why not call today for a consultation? Phone (516) 739-1851 today to schedule an appointment at our Garden City office—we have convenient hours Monday through Friday (excluding Wednesday) and on alternating Saturdays.



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Garden City Family Dental

516-739-1851
601 Franklin Ave. Suite 211Garden City, NY 11530