Discover the Cause of a Loose Tooth

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Manhattan Loose Teeth Causes | Upper West Side Dentist After you have lost your baby teeth, you assume your days of having loose teeth are over. So when an adult tooth becomes loose, it is a reason to worry. Having loose adult teeth can mean that a ligament, which normally suspends the tooth, isn’t functioning properly. There might also be …

How Coffee Affects Your Mouth

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Tribeca Coffee & Your Teeth | Upper East Side Dental Office The alarm buzzes, you apprehensively hit snooze and with effort bring yourself out of bed and onto your feet. Your day does not begin until you have that much-needed cup of coffee in the morning. You have your cup at home, take it on the go with you, stop …

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Detecting Oral Cancer

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Lenox Hill Oral Cancer | Upper West Side Cosmetic Dentistry Our dentist is interested in more than just your teeth. Your entire mouth is under our  care.  That’s why, during your checkups, our dentist will check for any signs of oral cancer. The American Dental Association has recommendations to help your dentist check for signs of oral cancer. If any symptoms …

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Preventing Tooth Decay

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Tribeca Tooth Decay | Murray Hill Cosmetic Dentistry No one wants cavities, or to have to have their teeth drilled and filled. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria and acids, which cause plaque that clings to the teeth. The acid in the plaque dissolves tooth enamel, leading to cavities. They are unsightly, painful, and expensive, so the best method to …

Maintaining Good Dental Care Habits

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Manhattan Good Dental Habits | Upper East Side Dentist Office Oral health begins with the most basic of good habits – clean teeth through proper daily care.  Your parents and our dentist were right all along; brushing your teeth two times a day, for at least two minutes each session, goes a long way toward keeping your mouth and smile …

What is Gum Disease?

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Manhattan Gum Disease | Upper East Side Dental Office We hear a lot about gum disease, but what is it, really? The truth is the signs of periodontal disease can be very subtle, so it's important to see our Manhattan cosmetic dentist regularly for check ups. If you have red, swollen or tender gums, you should definitely make an appointment. …

Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

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Midtown West Dental Health | Upper East Side Dentist Office Basic dental care is extremely important to your overall health and well being.  It prevents tooth decay and gum disease, prevents bad breath, and saves money by reducing the need for fillings and other costly procedures.   You want your teeth to last a lifetime, so here are some habits …

The Long Term Effects of Thumbsucking

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Tribeca Thumbsucking Effects | Upper East Side Dentist Thumbsucking is a natural and comforting reflex for children. It’s something that starts while they are still in the womb, and can continue through toddlerhood. When a baby puts its fingers or thumb in their mouth, it gives them a sense of security and happiness.  During times of stress, in goes the …

Treatment for TMD

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Manhattan TMD Treatment | Upper East Side Dental Office TMD, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, can cause you serious pain and discomfort that can last many years. You might have pain in your jaw area, neck or shoulders, problems opening your mouth wide, headaches, ear aches, swelling and more.  No one knows exactly what causes TMD, but it is most common for …

Restoring your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry!

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Midtown West Restoring your Smile | Manhattan Cosmetic Dentistry If you’re looking to restore your smile, re-align your bite, or even prevent remaining teeth from moving, a dental bridge may be the perfect solution. Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour …