North Country Smiles


Most of us equate snoring as a harmless event that if not heard by someone else is no big deal. In fact just the opposite is true. Snoring is a tell tale sign of Sleep Apnea. A condition where a Person’s airway is blocked causing the person to wake often many of times a nite […]

The Truth about Dental Insurance Companies

North Country Smiles is an Insurance friendly Dental Office.  As a courtesy to our Patients we will contact your Insurance company to inquire about your covrage.  We will verify your yearly maximum, covered procedures and what your expected out of pocket will be.  This process used to be relatively quick, easy and accurate.  Lately this […]

Smile Direct Club

More and more people are turning to Clear Aligners instead of traditional metal braces to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.  There are several companies that offer this service.  Smile Direct Club is a tempting option because it eliminates having to visit a Dentist or Orthodontist while charging up to 60% less.  Our message to you […]

Lemon in your water

We all know that water is good for us but let’s face it, water is boring. Many people add Lemon or Lime to their water to give it taste. Did you know that Lemon juice contains an Acid strong enough to damage your teeth? If you add even a small amount to your water bottle […]

Holistic Dentistry

Dr. Laudati has been practicing Holistic Dentistry for over 25 years.  His restorative materials contain no metals and BPH free composites.  When x-rays are necessary we use low exposure settings on all of our digital X-ray machines.  The use of Rubber Dam barrier techniques when removing old Amalgam restorations is protocol for all of our Patients.  […]

We’ve moved

We are fast approaching our first year in our new location! 631 Lake Ave. St. James N.Y.11780 We are excited to show you our new technology! No more goopy impressions at North Country Smiles. We take digital scans for all of our beautiful metal free crowns and bridges. We use the Itero Scanner for our […]

I don’t like my Dentures

If you wear Dentures that are uncomfortable, move around or Click when you talk or just don’t look natural when you smile, it might be time to consider new treatment options.   Dentures have come a long way in just a few years and with the success of Implant Dentistry Dentures, issues are a thing […]

Why do my gums bleed when I brush or floss?

Most people don’t get alarmed when they see blood around their teeth and gums during brushing or flossing.  This is a sign of Gingivitis, which is an early stage of Periodontal Disease.  Bacteria that are allowed to accumulate around your teeth and under the gum line are the culprit.  Don’t panic, this is reversible … […]

Get the Confidence of a Great Smile!

Dr. Laudati is now an Invisalign provider … He is excited to help is patients improve the health and appearance of their smiles.  Invisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with.  You visit us twice a month to check your progression and get new aligners.  Average treatment time is about one year.  Because […]

Facts about Oral Cancer

More people are being Diagnosed with Oral Cancer than ever before, but surprisingly, research shows this increase is not due to the traditional risk factors of drinking, smoking, or using chewing tobacco.  Oral Cancer is now being found in a younger population of men and women who don’t smoke or drink  heavily.  One reason for […]