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How Does Alcohol Affect My Teeth?

For many of us, the new year is a time to reevaluate our habits and improve our health. This opportunity for reflection is one reason people around the world participate in “Dry January,” a month… Read More

Pros and Cons of Invisalign Braces

Metal braces have traditionally been used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth. Sometimes these metal braces make people self-conscious. And all the wires and parts make taking care of your teeth a little more complicated.… Read More

What You Need to Know About Energy Drinks and Your Teeth

Whether you’re a student or a working professional, chances are you might sometimes feel as though you could use a bit of extra energy in your day. Maybe you’re fighting off yawning in the late… Read More

Top Tips to Treat Unhealthy Gums

Have you noticed that your gums seem to be pulling away from your teeth? Do your gums appear red and swollen? Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? If you answered… Read More

Stopping Snoring Could be Lifesaving?

By Harvey Passes, DDS She kisses him goodnight and turns over on her side. He turns in the opposite direction and begins to fall into the arms of Morpheus. Two hours go by, and she… Read More

Can I Get Invisalign on Bottom Teeth Only? 

Not everyone who wants to straighten their smile has a “whole mouth issue.” Sometimes there is only one tooth that is slightly off or a gap that needs to be closed for a smile to… Read More

How Much Does Invisalign Cost with Insurance? 

Having a straight smile is about more than just aesthetics. Yes, having straighter teeth can give you a boost of confidence. However, straightening your teeth can also have a profound impact on your overall oral… Read More

Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance? 

One of the biggest obstacles to getting quality orthodontic care is the cost. Patients tend to delay treatment or avoid talking to their dentist about their teeth straightening options because they are afraid orthodontic care… Read More

Can I Get Invisalign on Top Teeth Only?

No two sets of teeth are identical. The alignment, position, and bite of a person are as unique as their fingerprints. That means that no two treatment plans are ever the same. When it comes… Read More

Can HSA be Used for Invisalign? 

Straightening teeth is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. As such, there can be a significant cost associated with beginning orthodontic treatment to correct tooth alignment and bite issues. What dental insurance covers for orthodontic appliances… Read More

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign? 

Painful, metal braces used to be the only way to get a straight smile. Thankfully, innovations in dentistry mean there are more options than ever before for achieving a straight new smile. Invisalign is one… Read More

Are Invisalign braces noticeable?

One of the biggest concerns people have about Invisalign braces is whether or not they are noticeable. The good news is that, in most cases, Invisalign braces are barely detectable. Let’s take a closer look… Read More

Can I drink coffee while wearing Invisalign?

As you probably know, Invisalign is a popular teeth-straightening treatment. Many people are concerned about the potential for staining their aligners, but it is actually very easy to keep them looking new. In this blog… Read More

Can I drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?

One of the most common questions we get from patients considering Invisalign is, “Can I drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?” The answer is yes – you can drink alcohol while undergoing Invisalign treatment. BUT, the… Read More

Are traditional braces cheaper than Invisalign?

There is a lot of debate over traditional braces vs. Invisalign. Which one is cheaper in the long run? And which one is more comfortable? In this blog post, we will compare traditional braces and… Read More

Five Signs You Need to See a Dentist

Many people feel so caught up in the treadmill of life that it can be easy to lose sight of the mundane yet important things that they need to take care of. Our day-to-day responsibilities… Read More

Newsletter January 2022

Celebration? 2022 will certainly be a year of great accomplishment for us. But I am getting ahead of myself. What an exciting and thrilling year 2021 has been for us! We’ve learned how to live… Read More

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Millions of people suffer from tooth loss, and the incidence gets higher as you age. Thankfully, there have been innovations in dentistry that offer more options than wearing dentures or a bridge. Dental implants are… Read More

How to Know If Veneers Are Right for Me

Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of benefits if you’re not happy with your smile. Whether you have gaps between your teeth or want to get rid of discoloration from years of drinking coffee, veneers could… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Using an Electric Toothbrush

The health of your gums and teeth is of utmost importance. You don’t only want to wear your smile proudly because it looks great, you also want your teeth to be strong and healthy. The… Read More

Importance of Flossing

Taking care of your teeth is a part of taking care of your body. After all, they say a smile is the first thing we notice when we see someone. Part of having a nice… Read More

Facts About Fluoride

Brushing and flossing our teeth is often done out of habit. We know it’s what we have to do to keep our teeth clean and our breath fresh. When it comes to oral health, aside… Read More

5 Daily Habits That Boost Dental Health

Your Trusted Dentist in Great Neck, NY At Passes Dental Care, we take great pride in being the preferred dentist in Great Neck, NY. We’re not just passionate about creating healthy and beautiful smiles, we… Read More

How to Straighten Crooked Teeth

Interested in receiving the Invisalign treatment? The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is that it will straighten your smile, but beyond creating a beautiful, straight smile, many patients just love that it is virtually invisible… Read More

5 Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

At Passes Dental Care, we believe everyone deserves a smile they’re proud of, and our mission is to help patients throughout Great Neck, NY and the surrounding areas achieve one. But as important as the… Read More

Charcoal Toothpaste: Myth or Fact?

At Passes Dental Care, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and we work hard to help our patients achieve one. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive array of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental… Read More

5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Tip-Top Shape

At Passes Dental Care, we’re proud to provide comprehensive dental care to our patients, offering procedures ranging from cosmetic treatments like veneers to sedation dentistry that keeps patients comfortable no matter what the procedure. But… Read More

What Is Endodontics?

Comprehensive Dental Care In Great Neck, NY At Passes Dental Care, we know that there’s no “one size fits all” for dental care. That’s why we offer a variety of services to patients of all… Read More

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How Does Invisalign Work?

How Does Invisalign Work? And Other Pressing Questions Regarding This Treatment Invisalign is one of the most advanced and desirable orthodontic techniques, as it provides a way for patients to straighten their smiles without bulky… Read More

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Dental Checkups

Your Great Neck, NY Area General & Cosmetic Dentistry Provider As a trusted provider of general and cosmetic dentistry for over 44 years, New York’s Passes Dental Care is your premier choice in dentistry. We… Read More

What Toothbrush is Right for You?

  Your Great Neck, NY Dentist Your toothbrush is, without a doubt, the most important dental tool you own. It’s your most powerful weapon in the ever-waging battle against tooth decay and gum disease. However,… Read More

How To Care For Your Smile After Invisalign

Properly wearing Invisalign clear aligners takes time and dedication, but knowing the right steps to take to maintain a brilliant smile after your treatment is over is just as important! Once you stop wearing your… Read More

Why Teens Love Invisalign

Here at Passes Dental Care, we put our patients first. Our goal is for every patient that walks through our doors to leave with a smile on their face. We aim to accomplish this by… Read More

Manhasset High School Senior Scholarship

Dr. Harvey Passes Funds Local Scholarship Seniors all over the country have been preparing for the moment when they would finally finish high school and move on to the next chapter of their lives. Passes… Read More

Galler Cup

According to the American Dental Association, there are 198,517 dentists working in the United States as of 2017. There are only 55,000 dentists that are certified Invisalign providers. Of this limited number, there is a… Read More

What to Consider When Choosing a Dentist

Whether you’ve recently moved to the North Shore or simply need to find a new Great Neck, NY dentist to use, it can be tough making the right choice in a family dentist. To make… Read More

If You Have These Symptoms, You May Have a Cavity

While good oral health and regular visits with your Great Neck dentist can help you avoid cavities, you can still develop a cavity or as it’s also called. The tricky thing about cavities is that it’s… Read More

Sedation Dentistry: How Does It Work?

Going to see a dentist to have your teeth cleaned is an essential step to maintaining your overall health. Hygienists remove plaque that builds up on the tooth’s enamel that could otherwise cause gum disease… Read More

How Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile

If you have lost a tooth or have missing teeth, eating is often difficult and uncomfortable. You may be reluctant to smile and may be self-conscious about your appearance. Many people don’t realize that even… Read More

Make an Oral Health Resolution for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, it is often a time for us to turn our focus to setting resolutions for the new year. For many of us, some of our most important goals are… Read More

What are the stages of gum disease and how is it treated?

Gum disease is caused by a wide variety of bacteria that can cause inflammations to your gums. Gum disease can come in three stages, gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Sadly, if not treated, advanced periodontitis… Read More

How to Keep Teeth Healthy During Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it can feel like an uphill battle trying to keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy with an onslaught of candy. It can almost feel like they’re trick or… Read More

A Fun Read For Overcoming Dental Phobias

Profiles in Dental Courage: How to Completely Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist by Harvey Passes, DDS is a must-read for everyone nervous, fearful, or downright terrified about going to the dentist. For one reason… Read More

Dental Anxiety and How to Overcome It

Going to the dentist is an essential part of managing your overall health. The health of your teeth not only affects your ability to eat and drink, but it can also impact the health of… Read More

iTero Intraoral Scanner

At Passes Dental Care we pride ourselves on providing the best care with state of the art technology. Our Great Neck office has multiple treatment options to help our patient improve their oral health and… Read More

Overcome Dental Fear & Anxiety at Passes Dental Care

It is common for people to feel fearful and anxious before they visit a dentist. If you’re someone who worries about an upcoming dental visit days or weeks before your appointment or are really terrified… Read More

Why You Should See Your Dentist Before Summer

Summer is here and we hope that means our patients are getting ready for some well deserved rest and relaxation. If you do have any travel planned, there is one thing you might have overlooked:… Read More

Temporarily Fixing Dental Crowns

Imagine this: You are getting ready for your date or preparing for a big sales presentation when all of a sudden your dental crown, in the front of your mouth, falls out. Would you know… Read More

How Well Do You Know The Jobs of People Who Work in Dentistry?

At Passes Dental Care, there are a variety of people who work in our office. Do you know what each of us does for you? Aside from our General Dentists we have a few specialty… Read More


Knocked out teeth also known as an Avulsed tooth can be caused by a variety of events such as accidental falls, sports related trauma, fights, car accidents, or biting down on hard food. Here are… Read More
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