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The Health Benefits of Invisalign

Most people think, “I don’t need invisalign, my teeth aren’t too crooked.” But did you know that in addition to improving tooth alignment, invisalign treatment helps to improve dental form and function?
Dec 4th, 2023

What is a deep cleaning?

It is recommended to see your dentist twice a year for a check up and dental cleaning. Sometimes however, a basic cleaning is not sufficient to remove tartar and calculus that is residing under your gums.
Dec 29th, 2020

5 Ways to Beat Tooth Sensitivity

Ouch! You just took a sip of your favorite drink and are experiencing a sharp pain through your teeth. Does this scenario sound familiar? Maybe it’s your favorite hot or cold dish that is causing this discomfort. Either way, you may have sensitive teeth.
Feb 29th, 2024
Bad breath

Help! My breath stinks!!

Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can affect your quality of life. it can also signal an underlying condition known as periodontal disease, which needs to  be checked and treated. There are many things you can do at home to prevent bad breath. 
Feb 1st, 2024
Charcoal toothpaste

Does Activated Charcoal Toothpaste really work?

Charcoal has been popular in products like toothpaste because it may have some antibacterial, antifungal, breath-freshening, and whitening properties. But how does charcoal work to keep your teeth and mouth clean? Can it really whiten your teeth?
Nov 7th, 2023
Types of fillings

What are the different types of dental fillings?

When you think of a dental filling, what do you think of? If you’re like most people, you probably think of a white composite filling. But did you know that there are actually several different types of dental fillings?
Aug 18th, 2023
Gum disease vs healthy gums

I have sore gums, now what?

Do you ever have red bleeding gums? Do your gums ever feel sore or uncomfortable to the point where you don't know what to do? Inflamed gums could be the result of a number of things or underlying conditions.
Jun 14th, 2023
Dental filling

Do I really need that filling?

It's those dreaded words from your dentist, "you have a cavity." How did I get that cavity if I brush my teeth twice a day? I don't even feel any pain in my mouth! We then may wonder, do I really need that filling or can I wait until my next check up?
May 6th, 2023
clean teeth

Routine Dental Visits

We all know that hygiene is important, but what does that really mean? I mean, our dentists tell us to brush our teeth twice a day but do we really need to go for a checkup and cleaning every six months?
Apr 1st, 2023
Invisalign vs. braces

Braces vs. invisalign

I want straight teeth but how do I get them? Braces? Those seem good but do I really want to look at all of that metal? Veneers? Seem great but who wants to shave down a perfectly healthy tooth? Invisalign? What does that entail?
Jan 2nd, 2023
Before and after dental whitening results

In office vs at home whitening

We all want whiter teeth but how do we get them? The simplest way to achieve those pearly whites is with the use of whitening gels but how do I know if I should purchase an at home kit or have my teeth whitened by my dentist?
Nov 2nd, 2022
Dental implant stages

Dental Implants

Do I really need to replace this tooth? I have been without it for some years now and nothing has happened. What are my options? With dental implants, one can replace is missing tooth which will improve one's smile and quality of life.
Dec 1st, 2021


Invisalign is used to straighten teeth and make your smile more beautiful, yes that is true but that is just an added bonus! By straightening your teeth and correcting your bite invisalign, you are also promoting long term oral health.
Aug 20th, 2021


Veneers help enhance one's smile by improving facial esthetics, and changing the anatomy and color of teeth. For more information, or to schedule a consult at Shine DDS please call the office at 718-751-0101
Apr 29th, 2021
Tooth Whitening

What is teeth Whitening?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "my teeth are yellower than they were years ago?" At Shine DDS we can help brighten your smile with a minimally invasive esthetic dental whitening.
Jan 28th, 2021

Returning to Dental Visits

Due to the unfortunate rise in Covid-19 cases, people have be apprehensive to go to the dentist. While we have always upheld the CDC guidelines with respect to sterilization and infection control, we have made some changes to the check in process.
Nov 24th, 2020