Our Innovative Services


Dr. Shvartsman is excited to offer the latest generation in invisible braces technology: Invisalign invisible aligners at an affordable fee.  Invisalign is the CLEAR alternative to metal braces. He has been awarded both the Premier and Preferred Provider status by Invisalign, reflecting his accrued experience with providing Invisalign treatment to many satisfied patients. As the most experienced GP Invisalign dentist in the Smithtown area he is able to reduce his Invisalign fees for Invisalign. Making Invisalign affordable for most adults and teens. Read more about Invisalign

Biomimetic Dentistry

Our teeth are a remarkable feat of biologic engineering. In fact, human teeth are designed so well that they have not changed for the past 200,000 years.  Their perfect design is a balance between biologic, mechanical, functional, and esthetic parameters. Read more about Biomimetic Dentistry

Advanced Tooth Whitening

If you've already given some thought to teeth whitening, you're not alone. According to a recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry poll, the most common improvement that respondents said they'd like to have is whiter, brighter teeth. In fact, professional tooth whitening has become the most often requested procedure in many dental practices around the country. Read more about Advanced Tooth Whitening

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Nearly 85% of the American population has some stage of gum disease, medically, called Periodontal Disease. It is a painless disease, often unnoticed by patients until their teeth get loose and start shifting. In addition, gum disease is the number one reason we lose our teeth today and it is a risk factor in several diseases including cancer, heart attack and stroke. The list of diseases grows yearly. Surprisingly, many people know very little about it. This is going to change. As the body of evidence regarding the gum disease- systemic disease connection grows, we will see more and more reports about this in the media. Read more about Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession is a common, often undiagnosed oral health problem.  The simple fact is that most dentists do not view gum recession as a problem until it is too late. Why? Well why don’t you ask your dentist.  But first let's educate ourselves about recession. Knowledge is power, so read on carefully!

Common causes for gum recession are gum disease (periodontal disease), aggressive brushing, muscle (frenum) pull, and trauma.  Gum recession is exacerbated by naturally thin bone and gums around the teeth. Read more about Gum Recession Treatment

Snoring Treatment

Dr. Shvartsman has been treating snoring for many years with specifically designed custom appliance therapy. Mild to moderate snoring or mild sleep apnea can be treated well with appliance therapy. There are several appliences available with a proven track record. In fact, Dr. Shvartsman uses a snoring appliance himself and his wife always makes sure he is wearing it to sleep, otherwise he's off to the couch! Read more about Snoring Treatment

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a complete tooth root replacement. A titanium cylinder is placed into the jaw using a gentle surgical procedure. Over a period of 2-6 months the metal fuses to the bone and is used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Dental implants in their current form have been used for over 50 years with success rates over 90%. They are considered by many dentists the standard of care in tooth replacement today and the majority will last a lifetime! Read more about What Is a Dental Implant?

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

The tooth is made up of 2 hard tissues the Dentin and the Enamel. The enamel is a rock hard outer shell of the tooth.  It is a transparent-whitish tissue that is 95% crystal and 5% collagen. Enamel is the hardest tissue in our bodies and is designed to withstand the abrasive nature of chewing.  Dentin makes up the inner core of the tooth as well as the roots.  Dentin is 50% crystal / 50% collagen and is a firm, flexible tissue similar to bone, but much denser.  It is made up of millions of microscopic tunnels where tiny extensions of the nerve reside. Read more about Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Sleep/Sedation Dentistry

For the very anxious patient we offer Sleep Dentistry, or Sedation Dentistry, at our Smithtown Long Island Dental Office.  Imagine falling into a relaxed sleep and waking up with all of your dentistry completed in one visit in a safe and controlled environment. Our house dental anesthesiologists work side by side with us in the comfort and convenience of our dental office using the latest safety precautions and equipment.  Read more about Sleep/Sedation Dentistry

Into the Heart and Soul of Dr. Alex Shvartsman

Whether you have been with our Smithtown Long Island dental practice from the very inception or a new patient you may have noticed that Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry (formally State of the Art Comfort Dentistry) is different in many small and large ways from the “typical”Long Island dental office. This is a story of how it came to be and a small window into the soul and purpose of my dental practice.

This is from the heart. Read more about Into the Heart and Soul of Dr. Alex Shvartsman

Night Bruxism Treatment

Bruxism is the technical term for harmful clenching and grinding of teeth. People who suffer from Bruxism unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times or rub their teeth together. In most cases, it is while they are sleeping. Remember the only time teeth should come together is during swallowing. All other times can cause damage to the teeth, muscles of chewing or the TMJ. Read more about Night Bruxism Treatment

Laser Root Canal Treatment

The sad truth is that it is not uncommon for teeth that have had root canal therapy to remain infected. The persistant root canal infection is usually diagnosed months or even years after the root canal treatment was done. It is very frustrating to find out that your root canal therapy failed after having spent a large sum of money, time and possibly pain. Read more about Laser Root Canal Treatment

Dentist near Nesconset

Looking for a dentits in Nesconset? If comfort dentistry appeals to you, you may not mind driving 10 minutes to see Long Islands renowned Painless dentist, Dr. Alex Shvartsman.  His clean, modern dental office is conveiently located inthe heart of Smithtown on Mian street.  Plenty of parking and friendly staff are jsut some of the great features of his  dental office near Nesconset.  Dr. SHvartsman loves dentistry and believes that active listening is criticalto treating anxiuos dental patients. 

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Gentle Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions have always been a barbaric procedure… until now.  In Europe, tooth extraction techniques have been redesigned by Dr Phillip Gunnar, a Bio-Engeneer. The majority of European Dental Schools use his Ogram Technique to gently and effortlessly remove teeth.  While all dental schools in the US still teach the same old-fashioned method that was used by "barbers" and with tools made by blacksmiths in the 1800's. The tooth is literally rocked out of the bone and ripped out. this caused incredible bone trauma and destruction. Read more about Gentle Tooth Extractions

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Laser Gum Disease treatment is now available on Long Island!  Our modern, state-of -the-art Long Island dental office is focused on minimally invasive laser periodontal gum disease treatment. As laser technology has advanced, so has our ability to treat gum infections with lasers. We now offer several laser gum disease treatment options at our Smithtown, Long Island office.  Read more about Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Composite-Resin Tooth Colored Fillings

Dr. Shvartsman, practicing in Smithtown Long Island, only places natural looking white fillings. There are many advantages to composite resin fillings. They are bonded to the tooth and thereby help to strengthen the tooth from the inside. Since Dr. Shvartsman adheres to the Biomimetic Dentistry principles, his fillings are made of composite resin materials that act like dentin and enamel an therefore behave just like the tooth. They work in harmony with the natural tooth. This ensures a long lasting filling and tooth. Dr. Read more about Composite-Resin Tooth Colored Fillings

Cosmetic Gum Lift

How your gums frame your teeth are sometimes just as important as how your teeth look. Many people have a gummy smile or uneven gum around the teeth.

A gummy smile exposed too much gums when the patient fully smiles. Many people are so self conscious of this, they try to limit their smile in, hide their smiles or try to avoid smiling al together. But it does not have to be this way! Read more about Cosmetic Gum Lift

Porcelain Onlays

Porcelain Onlays can be describes as partial crowns.  The advantage of porcelain onlays over crowns is much less tooth reduction is required.  Since nothing is better than your own natural tooth, preserving tooth structure is a major advantage of pr porcelain onlays. Minimally invasive dentistry is a core value of Biomimetic Dentistry that Dr Shvartsman practices. In fact unless he is replacing an existing crown, Dr Shvartsman only uses porcelain onlays to restore teeth that can no longer be filled.   Read more about Porcelain Onlays

All-Ceramic Crowns

Metal-Free Crowns or All-Ceramic Crowns have evolved over the past 40 years to become predictable and highly esthetic dental reiterations. Over 40 years ago metal-free Porcelain Jacket crowns were introduced. They were conventionally cemented and were made from the same feldspathic porcelain tah goes on a metal-ceramic crown. Porcelain Jacket crowns were prone to fracture and chipping.

Today, stronger, more advanced ceramics have been developed. They are highly aesthetic and have similar hardness and wear characteristics to natural enamel. Read more about All-Ceramic Crowns

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth Reconstruction is on of the most challenging dental procedures. Extensive knowledge and understanding is required to successfully rebuild a persons mouth.

Dr. Shvartsman has completed advanced training at the Dawson Academy, as well as aprestigious 2 Year post-doctoral Fellowship In Advanced dental prosthetics and dental implants at the prestigious NUSH-LIJ Department of Dentistry at Manhasset.  He is also educated in The Hornbrook full mouth reconstruction method. Read more about Full Mouth Reconstruction

How To Avoid a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy: Alternatives And Prevention

When confronted with a deep cavity inside a tooth, most dentists recommend root canal therapy, even if the tooth’s nerve is healthy and vital. Fortunately, LI Center for Healthier Dentistry can preserve healthy tooth nerves, no matter the cavity’s depth. Utilizing the unique technology of the SPECTRA system, Ozone nerve therapy, and other innovative procedures, materials, and technology, Dr. Alex Shvartsman has a ninety-five-percent success rate in avoiding root canal therapy for his patients! Read more about How To Avoid a Root Canal

Dental Serum Biocompatibility Testing

Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry is proud to be one of the few dental offices to offer Individualized Serum Biocompatibility Testing in New York State.  You no longer need to travel to New Jersey or Connecticut  to get tested!  Dr. Alex  Shvartsman will conveniently draw blood right in the office saving you time and hassle. Biocompatibility testing checks your serum for antibodies to a broad range of materials as well as materials specifically used in our Holistic Long Island dental office.  Finally New York resents can have the benefit of serum Biocompatibility testing. Read more about Dental Serum Biocompatibility Testing

Mercury & Heavy Metal Toxocity Testing

Long Island Center for Healtheir Dentistry is proud to offer what we feel is the best method of mercury testing: the Quicksilver Scientific Mercury Tri-Test. In addition to differentiation wether your mercury levels are from fish (organic mercury) or environmental exposure such as dental mercury amalgam fillings and in rare cases form job exposure like a dentist or a coal factory worker Inorganic mercury we test how your natural bodies detox systems (kidney and Liver) are functioning. Read more about Mercury & Heavy Metal Toxocity Testing

Oral Myofunctional Therapy

Improper swallowing and tongue position are one of the single most damaging effects on the correct performance of our head and neck. This imbalance can lead to a variety of seemingly unrelated health problems. Dental problems such as tooth shifting, flaring or spacing are common with improper tongue position. Read more about Oral Myofunctional Therapy

Ozone Uses in Dentistry

Ozone (O3) is a natural gas, derived from oxygen, that has been used for over 100 years around the world to help heal a whole myriad of health problems, especially infection.  Ozone gas is specifically kills bacteria, fungi, viruses and prions without any harm to human cells. Our cells have ozone-neutralizing molecules built into the cell membrane rendering Ozone gas harmless. Read more about Ozone Uses in Dentistry

Ozone Root Canal Therapy

One of the major failures of conventional root canal therapy is the inefficient sterilization of the root canal system by chemical means (mainly Chlorox bleach). Side branches of nerves and microscopic dental tubules are virtually impossible to clean with conventional liquid chemicals. Often, micro-organisms are left in the tooth causing persistent infection and perpetual release of toxins from the tooth into your body. Read more about Ozone Root Canal Therapy


The trouble with conventional root canals

 Many health experts as well as studies claim that conventional root canal therapy is ineffective at 100% tissue and germ removal from the tooth. This leads to bacteria and their toxins constantly leaking out of the tooth into the body. Read more about HOLISTIC ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Root canal therapy for children: Part I. baby tooth root canals.

Like it or not, even children sometimes need root canal therapy.   Kids who need endodontic therapy present with their own set of challenges stemming form behavior managment.  Many parents can be additionally nervous when their children need root canal therapy as there is much confusion and misunderstanding  when it comes to endodontic therapy in general, and especially when i tones to young children.  This article is the first in a series of articles about root canal theapy for children.  Read more about Root canal therapy for children: Part I. baby tooth root canals.

Root canal therapy for children Part II: Endodontics for partially developed adult teeth.

Root canal therapy for children Part II: Endodontics for partially developed adult teeth.

It is often hard to find a root canal specialist focusing on children Endodontics on Long Island.  Let alone one, which is actually good at managing children during dental procedures.  Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry has developed a reputation in performing root canal therapy for children. Read more about Root canal therapy for children Part II: Endodontics for partially developed adult teeth.

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