Amityville Smiles & Dr. Sasha Cekada is now a part of the Smilist Dental! No worries - this does not mean that there has been any change in our outstanding 5-star practice. We are still here to provide the same attentive, quality dental care. Book an appointment online or learn more about us here.

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Q) What is a digital X-ray, and how is it different from traditional X-rays?

Traditional X-rays emit radiation, and too much exposure to radiation can have harmful side effects. Digital X-rays give off far less radiation – up to 80% less, actually. This means that your exposure is greatly reduced, making digital X-rays a healthier choice for you and your family.

Q) What is occlusion?

Occlusion, also called bite, is the way your top and bottom teeth fit together when you close your mouth. Your occlusion can be affected by injury, tooth loss, eating habits, as well as cosmetic or restorative dental work. If your occlusion is off balance, it can result in teeth grinding, chronic headaches, or TMJ disorder. The dentist will evaluate your occlusion during your regular exam, and we offer orthodontic treatment to help those with occlusion problems.

Q) My spouse snores at night. Can you help?

First, you will need to schedule an appointment. One out of eight people who snore have sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that increases risks of heart attack and stroke. Depending on the severity of your case, the doctor may be able to prescribe an oral appliance to alleviate snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Q) My teeth are stained. Can you help?

Yes. We offer teeth whitening solutions to brighten teeth dramatically at home or in our office, including Kör whitening. Call us for an appointment!

Q) How often should I visit the office for exams and cleanings?

It is generally recommended that you visit our Amityville, NY dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. If you have a problem, such as gum disease, we may recommend more frequent visits. Why so often? Allowing plaque and tartar to linger on your teeth increases your risk of cavities and gum disease, and the earlier we can detect any possible issues, the more successful your dental care will be.

If you have any questions about our office, services, or technology, we invite you to contact us. Our Amityville, New York dental office serves a number of Long Island communities, including Elwood, Dix Hills, and Smithtown.