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Dental Care - Long Island City, NY

Oral hygiene is critical for a healthy mouth

Proper dental care involves a combination of professional dental treatment as well as at home care. One without the other would be an incomplete approach to taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We invite you to come get your dental care in Long Island City with our preventative dentists.

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What we offer

Our preventive dentists at 1311 Jackson Ave Dental, can provide you with comprehensive dental care in two facets. The first one being professional in office care which involves your dental check up, cleaning, as well as any restorative work. The second one is oral hygiene instructions so that you can perform proper dental care at home.

Plaque and tartar - before and after

Professional services

Once your teeth develop hard tartar build up (calculus) or become decayed, you will need professional treatment. our dentists can scale that build up off your teeth and fill in those cavities.

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At home education

You only get your dental check up twice a year which means you're on your own at home for the other 363 days of the year. It is paramount that you know how to take care of your own teeth by flossing and brushing properly. We can educate you on it.

Signs that you may need a night guard

The obvious sign of needing a mouth guard is if you have worn down teeth that look chipped or damaged. That is an indication that you may be grinding your teeth at night.

Signs and symptoms of needing a nightguard:

  • Worn down teeth

  • Broken or missing fillings

  • Chipped teeth

  • Flat looking teeth

  • Worn through eneamel with dentin showing

  • Gum recession or exposed roots

  • Abfractions or notches in your teeth

  • Jaw soreness or tenderness in the morning

  • Your partner complains about grinding sounds at night

How we can help

It is a simple process to get a night guard with our long island city dentists at Jackson Ave Dental because it only takes one 15 min appointment.

However, you do have to come back a second time to pick up your new oral appliance. Then there is a chance you may need a follow up adjustment.


  • Prevents further tooth wear

  • Prevents sensitivity

  • May minimize grinding

  • Alleviates jaw pain

  • Reduces pressure on TMJ

  • Preserves your teeth

What to expect for procedure: 15 minutes

  1. Take an impression of the upper teeth.

  2. Take a mold of the lower teeth.

  3. Get a bite registration to see how the teeth come together.f

  4. Decide which type of guard you want, hard/soft or hard only?

  5. Come back in a week to pick up your new oral appliance.

Post operative instructions:

You must wear the night guard as often as possible to protect your teeth. If you don't wear it, you won't be able to save them from further wear.

Our dentists can custom make one for you but we can't force you to wear it!

Caution: If you don't wear it every night or at least most nights, it may not fit later on if your teeth happen to drift or shift.

Additional Services

Night Guard Cost

We've seen night guards being covered at 50-80% for most of the dental insurances that we work with. It won't cost you an arm and leg so you should consider getting one to protect your teeth. It is significantly less expensive than having to get crowns on all of your teeth to restore them from severe wear.

Our dentists at Jackson Ave Dental do accept and are in network with most of the major PPO insurances. Visit our insurance page to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it stop you from grinding?

Unfortunately, wearing a night guard does not stop you from bruxism. Typically the reason you grind your teeth is because of stress.

However, what it will do is protect your teeth and preserve your smile by preventing the teeth from being worn down. You may also experience some jaw tension relief by wearing it.

Can I wear it every night?

Yes, it is recommended that you wear it each and every single night whenever possible. On the days that you don't wear it, you risk your teeth being chipped from the bruxing.

Ready to make an appointment?

If you're ready for a dental filling in Long Island City, our trusted dentists and experienced dental team at 1311 Jackson Ave Dental will eliminate your tooth decay. You may self schedule online or give us a call and our receptionist will help you.

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