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6 Myths About BOTOX Injections You Shouldn’t Believe

January 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 7:53 pm
professional holding syringe with BOTOX

Thanks to rumors, news stories of botched cases, and tall tales, you may think you know about BOTOX injections, but chances are you’ve only heard the myths surrounding this treatment. What is the truth behind the fiction? Keep reading as we discuss the many myths that circulate about BOTOX injections and debunk them so you can have a better understanding of this cosmetic treatment.


Facial Swelling 101: What Causes it and How It’s Treated

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 4:04 pm
Woman with brown hair and white shirt holding the palm of her hand to her jaw

Have you woken up in the morning only to notice your face feels achy? Did you look in the mirror and see some swelling near your jaw or along your cheeks? If so, it’s normal to be concerned. Clearly, something has happened to cause it, but you don’t know what. This can be really frustrating, and you likely have plenty of questions. Is it considered a dental emergency? What causes my cheeks to enlarge like this? How is it treated? Read on to find the answers.


Can Ignoring a Toothache Be Fatal?

July 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 1:33 am
person with toothache holding their cheek

At some stage in life, it’s highly likely you’ll experience a toothache. Certain toothaches are mild and stem from minor cavities, typically manageable with a dental filling, and not usually deemed emergencies. Regrettably, this doesn’t apply to all types of dental pain. Some toothaches might indicate a severe oral health problem, but could ignoring them potentially be life-threatening? Continue reading to explore whether toothaches can ever pose a fatal risk and how your dentist can intervene to address them.


Can You Get Invisalign Even if You’ve Worn Braces?

April 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 4:43 am
a woman getting Invisalign placed at the dentist

Did you used to wear braces? While you most likely did not enjoy wearing those clunky pieces of metal, you probably appreciated the straighter smile they gave you. However, as time has passed, you may have noticed your teeth have moved back into their previous positions. This can be frustrating, but it is actually a common occurrence due to the fact that is natural for teeth to shift during the aging process. You’d like to have straight pearly whites again, but the last thing you want to do is to have braces again as an adult! Read on to learn more about Invisalign treatment after wearing traditional orthodontics.


5 Questions You Should Ask During Your Cosmetic Consultation

September 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 12:18 am

Millions of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can erase your dental imperfections and give you a grin you can confidently show off. If you’re interested in moving forward with the process, the first step on your journey is a cosmetic dental consultation. At this initial appointment, you’ll figure out which treatments work best for you and find out what those procedures involve. To get all that information, here are five questions you should ask your dentist on Staten Island.


4 Things to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

August 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 4:46 pm
patient undergoing dental implant consultation in Staten Island

Do you have one or more missing pearly whites that need replacing? One of the most popular and effective ways to do this is with dental implants. By surgically embedding these titanium posts into your jawbone, you’ll be able to preserve your jawbone and remaining teeth while enjoying the benefits of a full smile again! However, you’ll first need to undergo a dental implant consultation to understand the details of your treatment. Read on to learn four things you can expect during your visit with your dentist.


Which Celebrities Have Benefitted from Dental Implants?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 9:19 pm
celebrity smiling for camera

Have you ever noticed how spectacular the smiles of most Hollywood celebrities are? Is it a matter of being genetically blessed? The odds are highly against that being the case. Actually, they’re just like us and naturally have flaws and imperfections in their teeth as well. The secret behind their perfect ready-for-the-camera smile is something you may have expected – cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to services like dental implants, movie stars can replace their missing teeth and look picture-perfect on the big screen. Keep reading if you want to know which celebrities have benefitted from dental implants.


Should You Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

December 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — nudentalsi @ 2:30 pm
patient smiling after visiting dentist for dental emergency

Sometimes, extreme tooth pain can occur out of nowhere. If this ever happens to you, it may be your first instinct to visit an emergency room. More often than not, a trip to the dentist is the better option. Read on to learn why a visit to the emergency dentist is probably the right move as well as how you can know when it’s time to go to the ER instead.


The Many Benefits of NU Smile Aligner®

February 5, 2021

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clear aligners for straightening teeth

If you’ve ever had braces and then noticed your teeth begin to shift back out of alignment once they were removed, it’s because that’s what they naturally do. This is also the reason why orthodontic treatment is so successful when it comes to straightening the smiles of our Staten Island residents. Before aligners hit the market, the only method for straightening teeth was through the use of brackets and wires. Clear aligners like NU Smile Aligner®, Invisalign, and other similar treatments have revolutionized the method of smile transformation. With so many seemingly similar options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose a specific one, but I’m here to tell you that the benefits of NU Smile Aligner® far outweigh other options. From cost to effectiveness, here’s why NU is best for you!