Posts for: June, 2018

By Garden City Family Dental
June 12, 2018
Tags: teeth whitening  

How a teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Garden City can revitalize your smile

Teeth Whitening

Would you like to revitalize your smile? Has your smile become stained from coffee, red wine, or tobacco use? Is your smile showing your age? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to whiten and brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, can share what you need to know about professional teeth whitening and how you can get a whiter smile easily.

If you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products, you may have noticed they don’t give you dramatic results. The results may only last a few weeks too. Many over-the-counter products have not been tested for safety and may even contain harmful, harsh chemicals, and abrasive agents which can make your gums and teeth sensitive.

When you choose professional teeth whitening, you can be sure of:

  • Dramatic results, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Long-lasting results, because your brightened smile can last up to 5 years.
  • Safe results, because professional teeth whitening materials are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the American Dental Association.

Professional teeth whitening is also kind to your budget, often costing less than other cosmetic dental services.

Dr. Porcelli offers an in-office professional Zoom! Whitening treatment that takes about an hour. During your whitening appointment, a highly-skilled dental professional will apply prescription strength whitening gel to your teeth. The brightening action of the gel is then accelerated using a high-tech ultraviolet light.

There are many reasons why your smile can benefit from a professional teeth whitening treatment. Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can cause dark stains on your teeth. Smoking and using other forms of tobacco can add thick brown stains. Aging also plays a role in darkening your smile. As you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing the layer underneath, called dentin. This dentin layer is naturally yellow and shows through, causing your smile to have a yellow cast.

No matter what has caused your smile to go dark, professional teeth whitening can revitalize your smile. If you want to get a whiter smile easily, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, today!


By Garden City Family Dental
June 01, 2018
Tags: veneers  

Even a healthy smile can use a little maintenance and cosmetic improvement from time to time. From chips and cracks from everyday veneerswear and tear to stains and discolorations from food and drinks or a smoking habit, many people admit to feeling self-conscious or dissatisfied with how their teeth look when they smile. Dental veneers are a great option to correct minor and moderate cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Eugene Porcelli, a cosmetic dentist in Garden City, NY, offers a number of general and cosmetic dentistry services to improve the appearance of your smile and your oral health.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Garden City, NY

If you've ever admired your favorite celebrity's "perfect" teeth, or even those of a colleague or friend, chances are that they have achieved their beautiful smile with a little help from veneers. Veneers can be used to change the size, shape, and color of damaged teeth. They can also be used to close small gaps (spacing or alignment issues caused by a bite problem may require orthodontic treatment). Veneers are also used to seal and strengthen a tooth after treatment with root canal therapy.

How They Work

Veneers are custom designed using a thin, translucent layer of porcelain bonded to the front surface of a damaged tooth and molded into the desired size or shape. In order to get a smooth and natural looking fit, the dentist may have to remove a portion of the enamel layer from the tooth to make room for the veneer. If you have been looking for a minimally invasive and affordable way to makeover your smile, veneers are a great option. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, veneers can last from five to ten years, often much longer.

Find a Dentist in Garden City, NY

For more information about dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office by calling 
516-739-1851 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Porcelli today.




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Garden City Family Dental

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