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Why Choose Invisalign® Dec 1st, 2021

Invisalign® clear aligner trays have revolutionized orthodontics. The effectiveness and popularity of the Invisalign system has inspired many copycats, but none that produce the same fast, effective, and reliable results. And nine million happy smiles support that assertion!  At SmileBoutique in Mount Vernon, New York our team recommends Invisalign’s clear,...

Myths and Facts About Veneers Nov 1st, 2021

As dental health is a vital part of your overall health, having the facts about the various dental treatments and appliances is key to understanding your best options for proper care of your teeth.  Tooth decay is a common culprit of dental problems (undiagnosed tooth decay in 13.2% of kids...

How Often Do I Need Dental X-Rays? Oct 5th, 2021

Dental X-rays have revolutionized dentistry by enabling dentists to capture images of the inside of teeth, gums, and jawbones without the need to perform invasive procedures. These images are useful at identifying cavities beneath fillings, impacted teeth, infections, and bone loss in the jaw.  Below, we asked Dr. Wayne Hofflich,...

Are You Cleaning Your Teeth Properly? Sep 8th, 2021

Your mouth is the starting point for your digestion, and taking care of it means maintaining proper dental care.  As you eat, many of the foods you ingest stain your teeth, and particles are often caught in between teeth. This combined with the bacteria in your mouth can lead to...

How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth Aug 1st, 2021

Dentists perform approximately 15 million root canals every year in the United States. This common procedure repairs a damaged or infected tooth without removing it. If you’re having pain in your tooth, come see us at Smile Boutique in Mount Vernon, New York. Our team has the expertise and experience...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow! Jul 12th, 2021

When you smile, you say to the world, “I’m here, I’m happy to be here, I feel good!” That’s a powerful message to send when you’re at a job interview, meeting new neighbors for the first time, or on a date. Your smile is an asset in nearly all areas...

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®? Jun 17th, 2021

More than 8 million people are enjoying the benefits of Invisalign®, and for good reason! Invisalign transforms your smile while being comfortable, discreet, convenient, and easy to maintain.  If you’ve seen the beautiful smiles Invisalign creates, you may wonder if you’re a good candidate for this premier teeth-straightening system. General...

Is Dental Bonding Right for You? What You Need to Know May 17th, 2021

Your smile is a calling card to the world, so when you keep it hidden away, it’s a disservice to yourself and those around you. Yet, there are dental issues that can rob you of confidence, keeping your lips tightly shut.  We’re ready to help with a technique called dental...

Dental Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Apr 19th, 2021

How do you recognize what’s essential and what can be put off? It’s over a century since the United States last faced a national health crisis on the scale of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a much different world today.  Effective dental care has long depended on the pattern...

How Regular Dental Cleanings Can Improve Your Oral Health Oct 1st, 2020

Even when you practice good oral hygiene on a daily basis, professional dental cleanings play a crucial role in your oral health. These visits should occur every 6-12 months, and they typically include: Visual exam of your teeth, tongue, and gums X-rays to look for underlying conditions A comprehensive teeth...

5 Signs that You May Need a Root Canal Sep 13th, 2020

Your teeth consist of three layers: the outer enamel layer, the middle dentin layer, and the soft, inner core that extends through the root into your jaw bone. The core contains the dental pulp, composed of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. When decay gets into the core, the pulp...

What to Expect During and After Full Mouth Reconstruction Aug 13th, 2020

Not everyone is born with perfect teeth. Even if your teeth look and function well when you’re young, you can still run into problems as you get older. Decay, breakage, gum disease, and missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health, the appearance of your smile, and especially...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Jun 8th, 2020

A bright, white smile truly is a beautiful thing: Being proud of your teeth instills confidence, happiness, and poise. That’s why At SmileBoutique, located in the heart of Mount Vernon, New York, highly-regarded dentist Wayne Hofflich shares five easy tips for extending the results of your teeth whitening treatment.  1....

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: All Your Questions Answered May 13th, 2020

Dental implants are, for good reason, a popular alternative to replacing your missing teeth with bridges or dentures. Part of their appeal is their amazingly natural appearance. Whether you’re replacing one or all your teeth, you may forget they aren’t the ones you grew on your own back in elementary...

When Is Dental Bonding the Right Choice? Apr 22nd, 2020

It doesn’t take much to mar your smile. Isolated issues like a small chip in your tooth, a slight gap between two teeth, or a stained tooth all take a toll on your smile. A full set of pearly whites needs to be just that: a full set of pearly...

5 Ways Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Mar 17th, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. But when you have dental imperfections, you don’t want to show them off. You may even feel embarrassed doing everyday things with others, like talking, laughing, and eating.     With the help of Dr. Wayne Hofflich and our team at...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth With These Bad Habits? Feb 27th, 2020

Over 100 million Americans are missing teeth, and over 35 million lack teeth entirely. This number is extremely large, especially when you consider it only includes those living in the United States. Around the world, many people lose teeth due to various factors, including improper dental hygiene. For the sake...

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants Jan 21st, 2020

Having missing teeth affects more than your smile; it can also seriously impact your oral health. That’s why Dr. Wayne Hofflich and our SmileBoutique team located in Mount Vernon, New York, recommend replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Here’s what sets dental implants apart from your other...

Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays With Our Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Treatment Dec 6th, 2019

The holidays are almost here, and that means get-togethers with friends and family, dinner celebrations, and lots of smiles. If your teeth aren’t their whitest, you might think twice before letting your smile shine.  Don’t let dull teeth take the merry out of your holiday season this year. Today’s teeth...

8 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Invisalign® Nov 13th, 2019

That winning smile you dream of doesn’t have to carry a years-long sentence behind metal braces. Now the road to beautiful teeth has never been easier. The team of dental professionals at Smile Boutique in Mount Vernon, New York, offers the following scoop on Invisalign and 8 awesome facts you...

10 WAYS TO WRECK YOUR TEETH Oct 18th, 2019

We all want a beautiful smile and healthy teeth, but sometimes we just don’t do right by them. Sure, brushing and flossing are good, but did you know that every day we do little (and sometimes not so little) things that are sabotaging these precious pearly whites of ours?  Here...

AAPD REMINDS PARENTS TO BRUSH KIDS’ TEETH TWO MINUTES Oct 18th, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to remember that the best way to keep little smiles healthy is by simply brushing their children’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day. In time for back-to-school season, the AAPD joined...