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Botox Therapy Creates a Beautiful Beginning to Your Summer of Fun Jun 15th, 2021

Summer is finally here. After last year’s shutdown, we’re emerging from our cocoons and shaking free to enjoy beauty, friends, and life once more. This summer is going to be a summer of more. More celebrations. More get-togethers. More restaurants. More photos and social posts. It seems like the entire...

Smylique Dentistry’s Cosmetic Dentistry Services: Your Smile Can Change Your World For The Better May 11th, 2021

Smiles are an important part of how we present ourselves to the world.  Having a smile that you're proud to share can help you live longer. A 2010 study of Major League Baseball players found that the bigger the smile, the longer your life.  Players who didn’t smile in pictures...

Understanding the Benefits of PRF for Healing Your Dental Implant May 4th, 2021

Lost teeth are nothing to smile about. The National Center for Health Statistics indicates that about 120 million US adults have lost at least one tooth, while more than 36 million have no teeth remaining, numbers that are expected to increase over the next two decades. Tooth loss can result...

How to Know if Invisalign® Is Right for You Apr 4th, 2021

It used to be that if you needed orthodontia, you had to go through the tortuous process of getting metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that stayed in your mouth for several years. They were painful and difficult to clean, and they often made both teens and adults self-conscious about...

We’ve Rebranded! IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is now Smylique Dentistry Mar 11th, 2021

About Smyilque Dentistry Smylique Dentistry of Rochester, New York, offers more than dental care—Dr. Indra Quagliata, knows how important your teeth are to you but also understands how all of your bones and muscles need to be healthy for great oral health. We believe everything beautiful has a structure beneath....

How Zoom Can Whiten Your Teeth Mar 7th, 2021

Wanting your teeth to be as white as they can be doesn’t just affect women. There’s a big market in whitening for men, too. Although most people’s teeth have that brilliant white shine when they first come in, a lifetime of food, drink, tobacco, and just plain aging can render...

Is There Help for My TMJ? Feb 7th, 2021

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinged joint connecting your mandible (jaw) to your skull. It’s what allows you to open your mouth, yawn, chew, and move the jaw up and down when speaking. When the TMJ becomes injured or damaged, it may lead to a localized pain condition called...

The Benefits of Botox for Your Dental Needs Jan 5th, 2021

When you hear about Botox® injections, most people think of a wrinkle reducer in cosmetic procedures. And that’s no surprise, as plasticsurgery.org indicates that in 2018, Americans got over 7.4 million injections for facial rejuvenation treatments! Botox, however, can do much more than remove wrinkles. It’s also an effective treatment...

How to Get White Teeth Dec 2nd, 2020

Most people crave a brilliant white smile of perfectly formed teeth, but few of us are blessed with either, especially as we age. Everything from dark-colored drinks to thinning enamel can cause teeth to appear stained or yellowed. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with dingy teeth; you have options....

What You Should Know about Dental Implants Nov 4th, 2020

When it comes to good dental health, Americans don’t do such a good job. According to the CDC, by the time teenagers are 17, roughly 7% of them have lost a minimum of one permanent tooth to decay or gum disease. That number skyrockets to 69% for adults aged 35-44,...

The Advantages of Choosing Invisalign® Oct 8th, 2020

Since Invisalign® hit the market over 20 years ago, more than eight million people have used their clear aligners to correct their smiles. Whether you have an abnormal bite, gapped or crooked teeth, or any other dental imperfections, Invisalign can completely transform your smile in a matter of months.  At...

What's the Difference Between a Crown and a Bridge? Sep 21st, 2020

      Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and can have a direct effect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. If your smile is damaged in any way, you might find yourself wary of smiling or hesitant to eat or talk in public. This can...

5 Brushing Habits You Should Adopt Aug 13th, 2020

It’s important to take care of your teeth, as neglecting them can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Sadly, many Americans don’t practice good oral care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 experience cavities at some point in their...

Why You Should Consider PRF Jul 7th, 2020

Do you want less pain, faster healing, and reduced inflammation? Well, the answer is pumping through your veins. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is changing the game for our patients and we’re excited to see what it can do for you.  At Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Indra Quagliata, and our experienced staff are...

5 Foods That Benefit Your Oral Health Jun 16th, 2020

You brush and floss to get rid of the bits of food lurking in the spaces between your teeth. But what if the foods you ate worked with your toothbrush instead of against it? While it might seem counterintuitive, there are several foods that can give your oral health a...

Complement Your Smile With BOTOX Treatments May 13th, 2020

Botox, an injectable skin-tightening treatment, is primarily used to reverse the signs of aging. But it can also provide great benefits for your smile, and even treat your TMJ.  At Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Indra Quagliata and our team are dedicated to bringing you the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry....

Signs You May Need to Replace Your Crown Mar 31st, 2020

If you’ve had crowns, then you know they’re a great option for covering up damaged teeth and preventing them from decaying further. But, you also probably know crowns only have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.  How long your crown lasts will depend on your individual lifestyle habits. For...

The Many Advantages of a Bridge for Replacing Teeth Mar 16th, 2020

Did you know that 178 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth? Leaving teeth missing can cause major problems to your gums and jaw. It's important to get missing teeth replaced so you can avoid potentially life-threatening conditions. At Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Indra Quagliata and our team are dedicated...

What to Expect When Choosing Invisalign® Jan 31st, 2020

Invisalign® gives you a way to straighten your teeth and close gaps without the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. At Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Indra Quagliata has been helping patients get straight, healthy smiles for years. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from using Invisalign to improve...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth With These Bad Habits? Jan 2nd, 2020

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, yet 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and a whopping 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. And these numbers say nothing of the rates of tooth decay — 92% of adults and 42% of kids ages...

How Root Canals Save Teeth Dec 3rd, 2019

Do you cringe at the thought of getting a root canal? You shouldn’t. There’s nothing scary about this procedure. A root canal removes the infection and saves your tooth. Many people shudder at the thought of getting a root canal because they’re misinformed or they just don’t know what’s involved....

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Nov 4th, 2019

Straight teeth are a hallmark of a great-looking smile. At Smylique Dentistry, Indra Quagliata, DDS, offers the latest advancements in teeth straightening and uses the Invisalign® system to enhance your natural smile. While treatment with Invisalign can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, properly aligning your teeth also has...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Oct 21st, 2019

Have you recently gotten teeth whitening but are concerned that your results may not last? You’re not alone. At Smylique Dentistryy we provide teeth whitening treatments to many of our patients, and it’s common for them to want to learn more about extending their teeth whitening results. As one of...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Aug 31st, 2019

Whether your tooth is missing as the result of an accident or irreparable decay, you may be tempted to ignore the space if it’s not obvious when you smile. Since your teeth are meant to act as a team, however, losing just one can create problems that greatly impact your...

TMJ May Be Causing Your Chronic Headaches Jul 31st, 2019

Are you suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), which you suspect may be causing your chronic headaches? Indra Quagliata, DDS and the team at Smylique Dentistry can help get rid of your TMJ pain and help get you back headache-free. What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint is the joint that...

Did You Know Your Dentist Can Provide Botox Treatments? Jun 30th, 2019

If you think that you need to schedule separate appointments with multiple specialists to get your oral care and cosmetic facial injections, think again. With expertise in facial structure, dentists are increasingly the go-to care providers for Botox® injections. Botox, an injection derived from botulinum toxin, is one of the...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays May 31st, 2019

Are you tired of hiding crooked teeth in your smile but don’t want to get bulky, metal braces? Invisalign® clear plastic aligners may be a great option for you! More than six million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth and regain their sense of self-esteem and...

5 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants You May Not Already Know May 1st, 2019

For decades, even centuries, dentures have been the go-to standard of care to cope with loss of permanent teeth. Although denture plates and bridges work well, at best, they’re a poor facsimile replacement. At worst, they can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Though often better than nothing, they aren’t a stand-in...

It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Are You Taking These Preventive Measures? Apr 11th, 2019

Oral cancers affect women and men, but you’re especially vulnerable if you use tobacco products or you’re a heavy drinker. At Smylique Dentistry, we’re always on the lookout for signs of cancer, visually examining your mouth every time you come in for a checkup. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...

How PRF Works to Speed Recovery After a Dental Procedure Mar 7th, 2019

Regenerative medicine is fast gaining acceptance in medical circles as a powerful tool that helps speed up recovery by tapping the human body’s own natural resources. From platelets to stem cells, medical researchers are finding new and exciting ways to harness these powers to help you heal more quickly. And...

Beyond a Pretty Smile: 9 Surprising Health Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene Feb 1st, 2019

When you ignore your oral health, bacteria and plaque can build up on your teeth and gums. Without treatment, this plaque can harden into tartar and lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, or periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease typically include: Tender, red, or...

How to Attain and Maintain Your Whitest Teeth Jan 14th, 2019

What would you do if someone told you there was a simple, safe, proven treatment that takes just an hour to complete, but that could potentially help you feel more attractive and more confident for the rest of the year? You’d certainly want to hear more, wouldn’t you? Well, with...

7 Cool Facts About Invisalign® You Didn't Know Dec 17th, 2018

Want straighter teeth and a more attractive smile without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional braces? Then look no further than Invisalign®, a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system offered for patients at Smylique Dentistry. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently coax your teeth into their proper positions,...

That Chronic Headache May Be TMJ: We Have Solutions Nov 26th, 2018

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints among men and women of all ages. Sometimes, a headache may occur only occasionally, and it may resolve just as rapidly. But for millions of people, headaches are a regular occurrence, and over time, they can take a big toll on your...

The PRF Difference: Our Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Technique Speeds Healing of Dental Implan Oct 18th, 2018

It's easy to take your teeth for granted, and often it's only after you’ve lost one or more that you realize how critical they are to everything from eating to talking to smiling. Fortunately, dental implants can help, and a regenerative medicine technique — platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) — can make...