Greeting 2019 With A Better, Brighter Smile

Because 2019 is closer than you might realize, this can be a great time to start thinking about what you want from your new year. It can also be a great time to think about what you want for yourself. Your New York, NY dentist can provide cosmetic dental work that can help you greet 2019 with a better and brighter smile. The right procedure can help if you are bothered by problems like discoloration, including blemishes that resist the effects of a professional teeth whitening. You can also be surprised at how soon you can show off improvements by addressing problems with dental damage, as well as misshapen or improperly sized teeth. In some cases, patients can have their new smile ready for the world after just a single appointment! (more…)

Find Fun, Unique Items At The Renegade Craft Fair

You can enjoy access to many unique items from many talented vendors when you visit the Renegade Craft Fair! This special market will operate in Manhattan on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, with more than two hundred talented craftspeople and artisans offering an array of impressive works. You can also take a break from the shopping to enjoy tasty items from food trucks on hand, check out DJ sets, and even take part in your own DIY works! Your New York, NY dentist wants everyone to make the most of their holiday season. Of course, even as you enjoy time with friends and family, you should be mindful that too many tasty treats can lead to trouble for your smile. Our practice is ready to provide expert dental care during your next checkup! (more…)

TMJ Dysfunction – What Do I Need To Know?

When a person develops problems with their jaw joints, or the muscles controlling their jaw movement, they can suffer discomfort, and functional difficulties. These problems, often referred to as TMJ dysfunction, can lead to stiff, painful jaw movement, as well as aches and pains in your face, neck, and head. You can also experience problems with bruxism, or a habit of grinding your teeth, which can result in chipped or cracked teeth. If you think you are experiencing problems with TMJ dysfunction, discuss this with your New York, NY dentist. By addressing the matter, your dentist can help alleviate ongoing discomfort, and make it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak. Trouble with TMJ dysfunction and bruxism can also be identified by your dentist when you are attending a regular dental checkup. (more…)

Quiz: Understanding How Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Smile

Why is it necessary to make oral care a daily habit? Why should you take the time to brush at least two times a day, and floss at least once? Consistency and thoroughness are both important to your oral health because oral bacteria can accumulate over time. If too much time passes without cleaning your teeth, plaque can form, and your plaque deposits can eventually harden to tartar. If you have tartar deposits on your teeth, it will take a professional dental cleaning to remove them. Plaque can be cleared away by good brushing and flossing habits. As effective as it can be, a good daily oral care routine should not be your only means of protecting your smile. You should also schedule ongoing dental exams. Your New York, NY dentist can work with you to ensure your smile is properly protected against oral health threats. (more…)

Stopping A Cavity Before Your Tooth Becomes Infected

A tooth infection is a painful problem, one that also poses a threat to your oral health. If no action is taken in time, bacteria can spread from your pulp, and do more harm to your jawbone, and to neighboring teeth. Fortunately, your New York, NY dentist can address the matter in a comfortable environment, and by using modern restorations that look natural when you smile. Of course, even with advanced care available to you, your goal should be to avoid an infection to begin with. Smart daily care can limit your cavity risk, and regular dental exams create important opportunities for your dentist to look for any signs of trouble. If decay is caught in time, you can avoid an infection, and have your tooth completely treated with a dental filling. (more…)

Can I Really Take A Professional Whitening Treatment Home?

By undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure, you can target a number of different flaws that currently keep you from showing off your best smile. While there are several treatment options available to you, it seems safe to assume that any procedure you choose will require you to undergo work at your New York, NY dentist’s office…right? While there are beneficial in-office procedures you can enjoy, a take-home whitening treatment can offer big changes you can make while at home. Your dentist can supply you with a custom set of whitening trays that comfortably fit your teeth, and allow you to evenly administer prescription-strength whitening agents to your smile. By the time you complete your treatments, you can see improvements in your smile color that match the results you can enjoy from an in-office procedure.  (more…)

Check Out Saturday Morning Cartoons: Winter Creatures Nov 17

On Saturday, November 17, the Irish Arts Center will welcome families for its Saturday Morning Cartoons: Winter Creatures event. The program will offer entertainment and education while focusing on animals in winter, including the different birds that spend their winters in the New York area. In addition to screening cartoons, there will be treats (pancakes for the kids, mimosas for the parents), as well as additional fun performances. Your New York, NY dentist’s office encourages families to take advantage of the many fun, cultural, and educational happenings in the area. We also want to remind you to take advantage of professional dental services – you should plan to see your dentist every six months for routine checkups! (more…)

Improving Your Smile By Fixing A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth

Your New York, NY dentist is ready to help you deal with a recent dental injury, or a past problem you are ready to effectively address. In many cases, superficial damages like minor chips and cracks can be covered through a discreet, modern cosmetic dental procedure. You can even find that your results are available in less time than you expect, as bonding and contouring work can correct problems in as little as one appointment. You can also have damage restored with a dental crown, or with inlays or onlays, depending on how serious the damage to your tooth is, and how much support it needs. (more…)

Are Your Stress Levels Creating Problems For Your Teeth?

While few people willingly invite stress into their lives, it can sometimes be hard to avoid. With that said, prolonged periods of stress can have negative effects on your health that should worry you – including effects on your oral health. One issue with stress for your smile is that it can lead to a habit of teeth grinding, and may lead to problems with TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction can cause you to experience regular pain in your face, neck, and head, while also interfering with your dental function. If you develop a habit of grinding your teeth at night (a problem often referred to as bruxism), you can face an unappealing prospect of suffering dental damage. Your New York, NY dentist can help you manage these problems. Through regular dental exams, you can also enjoy ongoing care that can help you avoid oral health complications, even in stressful periods. (more…)

Quiz: What Should You Know About Prosthetic Dental Work?

What would you like to see prosthetic dental work do for you? Are you ready to make biting and chewing more comfortable by addressing smile gaps? Would you like to address the frustrating cosmetic problems that come with tooth loss? Through modern restorative dental work from your New York, NY dentist, you can be impressed by how much improvement you can see with the right treatment. It is possible to permanently secure a lifelike prosthetic that fits in nicely with your smile. You can feel more confident, and more comfortable, as you flash a smile that looks natural and attractive. With support from a dental implant, you can also take the additional step of protecting your jawbone from deterioration, a problem that occurs over time when you have absent teeth. (more…)