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Sachar Dental: The top rated dental practice in Manhattan!

Welcome to Sachar Dental! We are specialize in general and cosmetic dentistry. Our team of expert dentists are proud to have been called NYC best dental practice for many years. We take pride in being ethical and put our patients needs first. We have a passion for dentistry and is shows in our excellent bedside manner, expert diagnostic ability and our impeccable work. Whether you want relief from dental pain, come in for your routine dental cleaning, or a complete cosmetic smile makeover, we are the leading dentists in Manhattan.

Cosmetic Dentistry: We are experts and have extensive experience in cosmetic procedures. We specialize in: teeth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers,  tooth colored filings, inlays and onlays, invisalign and clear braces, dental implants, gum-line re-contouring, crowns, and complete smile makeovers.

General and Family Dentistry: We recommend a proper examination and professional dental cleaning every six months for adults and kids. This ensures every patient maintains healthy teeth and gums for life and prevents gum disease and other oral health problems.

Orthodontics: We specialize in invisalign and clear braces to realign and move teeth for proper proper alignment and a beautiful smile. We treat teens and adults.

Restorative Dentistry: We are experts in the repair of missing, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth due to accidents, grinding, or gum disease. We perform dental implants, porcelain inlays and onlays, dental bridges, dentures, and dental crowns.

We use the most modern equipment and techniques including digital x-rays, BPA-free, non-toxic fillings and bondings and keep up to date through continuing education on the latest and most advanced techniques in the ever evolving practice of modern dentistry.

We are conveniently located in central Manhattan  on 46th street and Fifth Avenue just a short distance from Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, the Diamond District, and Rockefeller Center.

Call us today and discover why our doctors are the highest rated dentists in Manhattan (60+ 5 star reviews!).

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Invisalign

Straight, even teeth with fast, discreet and comfortable care!

Invisalign for Adults

There’s never been a better time to get the smile you’ve always wanted. And there’s never been a better way to do it.

The clear alternative to adult braces

The most advanced clear aligner system

Invisalign® treatment is the most advanced orthodontic system in the world, with innovations no other clear aligner can claim. Only Invisalign clear aligners are made from proprietary SmartTrack® material, so they provide a better fit and move your teeth more precisely.*

Live life the way you want

Live life the way you want

No brackets. No wires. Few food restrictions. With virtually invisible Invisalign® clear aligners, you keep living your life while you transform your smile.

Live life the way you want

Maintain oral hygiene

While you’re straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners, you can keep brushing and flossing like you always do.

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.1 Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.

Healthier Teeth and Gums

Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.

Easier Cleaning

One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.

Overall Health

Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease,2 stroke,3 pneumonia4 and diabetes.5 Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

1 http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/braces
2 http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/heart-disease-and-oral-health
3 http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease
4 http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/adults-over-60/concerns
5 http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease

Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign aligners, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.

Invisalign aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!

Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready. Of course, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!

Invisalign treatment is also ideal for your busy schedule, with fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks).

While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign versus braces, the advantages become quite apparent. See why more than 4 million people have trusted the world’s most advanced clear aligner system to achieve their best smile.

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Treats simple to complex cases
Proprietary SmartTrack® material for more predictable, controlled tooth movements 1
Virtually invisible
Removable aligners so you can enjoy all the foods and activities you love, and brush and floss easily
No injuries due to broken wires or brackets
No pain from sharp brackets and wires
Easier to see results at every stage of treatment
Frees up your busy schedule with office visits only every four to six weeks
Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans2
Teens in treatment are 2x more likely to have a boost in self-esteem 3
Blue indicator dots for teens to monitor compliance
Invisalign Teen Guarantee: If unsatisfied with treatment within the first six months, switch to braces at no additional cost4

Choose the clear aligner system committed to continuous innovation, with 20 years of clinical research and more than 700 patents. No other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of 4 million cases.

Up to 50% faster treatment times*

With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.

Proven results

SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement.**

Better fit, better comfort

Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.***

Effective for a wide variety of cases

Proprietary SmartForce features and SmartTrack material make Invisalign treatment effective for complex cases. With innovations like these, your doctor can move your teeth more precisely.

Unique feature for teens

Invisalign clear aligners for teens contain compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.

One of the best things about Invisalign® treatment is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. Here are some comments from people going through treatment:

Maintain Oral Hygiene

The aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That’s it! Achieving that great smile couldn’t be easier!

“I’m usually pressed for time in the mornings, and I appreciate how Invisalign doesn’t slow me down. I just pop out the aligners, brush my teeth and pop ’em back in.”

Amy—Irvine, CA

Eating

You’ll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.

“I love how I can pretty much eat whatever I want and not have to worry about whether it’s going to damage anything during my treatment.”

Carl—Fort Worth, TX

Playing Sports

For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign clear aligners let you play without the worry of sharp brackets cutting your mouth and causing pain. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouthguard, simply remove your aligners and you’re good to go!

“Soccer is my life, which means there’s a lot of contact. Wearing braces would definitely make me a little hesitant to go all out”

Teri—Boston, MA

Easy Cleaning

Your bedtime routine can continue as before, with the simple addition of cleaning your aligners. You won’t be struggling with trying to floss and brush in between brackets and wires, which can be time-consuming.

“I don’t think I’d have the patience to keep braces clean especially having to floss between all those wires. With Invisalign, I just take out my aligners, brush and floss my teeth, quickly brush my aligners and I’m done.”

Jeff—Bellevue, WA

Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you? For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex. And, we’re continuously innovating to expand that range and get even better results.

See actual results from cases like yours.

These are some common concerns doctors treat with Invisalign clear aligners:

Gapped Teeth

Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.

Overbite

Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Underbite

Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Open Bite

Open bite is when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Overly Crowded

Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.

Crossbite

Crossbite is when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. Crossbite can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.

From consultation to confident new smile with newly straightened teeth, you’ll know what to expect every step of the way. Get started today by:

Your first consultation

Choosing Invisalign treatment is an important dental and financial decision, so it’s essential that you find the right doctor for you. You may want to meet with several experienced Invisalign-trained doctors to find the one you feel most comfortable with.

At your initial consultation, your doctor will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.

Your custom treatment plan

Your doctor will use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. (Some doctors will take physical impressions.)

Then your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

Your Invisalign clear aligners

Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them during your teeth straightening.

Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.

Your progress

As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Your doctor may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every six weeks or so.

At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.

Taking care of your new smile

When your treatment is complete, ask about a Vivera® retainer. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners.

How does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth.

Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.

When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor.

Only Invisalign clear aligners are made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place.

Eating Your Way to Healthier Teeth

The health of your gums and teeth can be affected by a number of different factors. This includes your lifestyle and habits, your oral health routine, and your diet. When it comes to the latter, it is important to remember that there are a number of key nutrients and vitamins that are important when it comes to maintaining good oral health. This is why you need to adapt your diet to ensure you are getting adequate intake of these vitamins and nutrients.

Some of the foods that you should include as part of your regular diet

Eating a balanced and healthy diet is important when it comes to all areas of your health. However, there are certain foods that can help with your oral health because of the nutrients and vitamins that they contain. Some of the foods that you should try and incorporate into your regular diet include:

  • Foods that are rich in calcium: Calcium is essential when it comes to building strong bones and teeth. This is why you need to ensure you get plenty of calcium in your diet. Products such as cheese, milk, and other dairy products are a valuable source of calcium. Also, kale, broccoli, and sardines are all valuable sources of this nutrient. You can also get calcium supplements if you need to increase your intake using other methods.
  • Vitamin C: When it comes to your health, vitamin C plays an important role. It is a vitamin that is essential when it comes to fighting infections and repairing connective tissue. Studies have shown that those who are lacking when it comes to vitamin C intake are more likely to get gingivitis, which can cause swelling, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. Make sure you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables that contain vitamin C. There are also many vitamin C supplements that you can choose from.
  • Crunchy fruit and vegetables: You should also try and eat plenty of crunchy fresh fruit and vegetables to aid your oral health. Fruit and vegetables are an important part of any balanced diet. When you eat crunchy fruit and vegetables, they can help to wipe away bacteria from the teeth. In addition, the chewing required helps to generate saliva, which can help to neutralize bacteria.
  • Water: Water is essential to your overall health and this includes your oral health. When you drink water, it helps to get rid of food particles and bacteria, which offers greater protection for your teeth. In addition, drinking tap water means that you benefit from fluoride, which helps to prevent decay.

Speak to experts at our Manhattan Dental clinic

If you need any advice about improving your dental health, you can speak to one of the best dentists in New York by arranging an appointment at our Manhattan Dental clinic. Simply get in touch today and we can arrange a consultation.

Call us at 646-205-3043 to schedule an appointment at Sachar Dental the Best Dentist in NYC.

Developing a Good Oral Health Routine

Developing a Good Oral Health RoutineMany people these days take their dental health and teeth for granted. Imagine what life would be like if you lost your teeth prematurely – well, this is something that can and does happen. If you fail to maintain a good dental health routine from an early age, your gums and teeth will really suffer. This could include everything from developing gum disease and related problems through to your teeth becoming mobile or even coming out.

Steps to develop a healthy routine

In order to reduce the risk of early tooth loss, infections, and unsightly teeth, you need to make sure you develop a good, solid dental health routine. This won’t take up a lot of time but the benefits can be far reaching. Some of the steps you need to take in order to look after your oral health include:

  • Developing a Good Oral Health RoutineBrushing your teeth twice daily: You need to ensure you brush your teeth morning and night. You can use a recommended electric toothbrush, as these tend to be more effective and reach into difficult areas in the mouth. Make sure that you brush for at least 2-3 minutes each time you brush, as this is the minimum time required for the toothpaste to get to work. Also, use fluoride toothpaste that helps to fight against cavities.
  • Make sure you clean between your teeth: You also need to make sure you clean between your teeth, as food particles and bacteria can settle in these spaces otherwise. This means flossing at least once a day. There are plenty of different types of floss you can use to suit your needs. Flossing plays a vital part in your overall dental health so make sure you use floss regularly.
  • Regular checkups: You need to make sure you visit your dentist regularly for a checkup. This is another vital part of your overall dental health. Checkups on a regular basis can help to identify any issues early on so that they can be rectified. In addition, it helps to keep your teeth looking their best, as your dentist can perform a scale and polish as part of your checkup.

Of course, you also need to remember that your lifestyle and diet form part of your dental health. If you eat too many sugary foods, your dental health will suffer. In addition, bad habits such as smoking can affect your gums as well as stain your teeth, which will also have a negative impact on your dental health.

Get your teeth checked by the experts

Developing a Good Oral Health RoutineIf you want to get your teeth checked by one of the best dentists in New York, contact our Manhattan office today. We can get you booked in for a thorough check to help you maintain good oral health.

Simple Tips to Achieve the Perfect Smile

Simple Tips to Achieve the Perfect SmileAchieving the perfect smile is something that many people are keen to do. However, it is not always that simple to do. The good news is that there are some simple tips and steps that can help to make it easier to achieve the perfect results when it comes to your smile. You can then look forward to turning heads and feeling confident no matter where you go.

Making your smile stand out

If you want your smile to stand out and you want to be able to enjoy a high degree of confidence as well as a great look, here are some tips and tricks that you can try:

  • Make sure you brush and floss: Most people know the importance of brushing twice daily. However, the secret to a great smile is to ensure you floss as well as brush. You should floss at least once a day to get rid of food particles and bacteria from between the teeth. You can also use a whitening toothpaste if you want to add some dazzle.
  • Simple Tips to Achieve the Perfect SmileIncrease the amount of calcium and vitamin C in your diet: Another thing to remember is that there are certain vitamins and nutrients that are vital for health, strong teeth. This includes calcium and vitamin C. You should try and introduce a range of foods that contain these nutrients and vitamins into your diet.
  • Avoid sugary and very acidic foods: You need to be very careful about what you eat if you want to protect your teeth and smile. You need to go very easy on both sugary foods and those that are very acidic such as citrus fruits. These can have an adverse effect on the health of your teeth.
  • Visit a dentist to have your teeth whitened: Another thing that you can do is pay a visit to the dentist in order to have your teeth whitened. This provides a fast and effect ways of achieving the perfect, bright smile. It also offers far better results than the kits that you can use at home.
  • Use the right lipstick shade: Another way in which you can make your teeth appear whiter and brighter is by wearing lipstick that has blue undertones. If you wear bright, bold colors, these tend to highlight any discoloration, so be mindful about the shade that you choose.

Speak to an expert dentist about teeth whitening

Simple Tips to Achieve the Perfect SmileIf you want to enjoy a long-lasting brighter smile, you can speak to one of the best dentists in New York about whitening treatment. Simply get in touch with us today and we can sort out a consultation with our dental expert.

Call us at 646-205-3043 to schedule an appointment at Sachar Dental the Best Dentist in NYC.

Top 5 Reasons to See a Professional Dentist

Good oral hygiene is an integral part of your physiological well-being. If you’re having a problems chewing food or if there is something wrong with your buccal cavity, the complications can lead to several oral and non-oral medical conditions. This makes it extremely important to routinely see a professional dentist so you can maintain your dental health. Here are the top 5 reasons for you to visit your dentist:

Prevention: We have heard how prevention is better than cure. Spending hundreds of dollars on a dental treatment can be avoided if you are vigilant. Your dentist can educate you on how what you can do avoid dental problems and how to check if something is wrong. Regular visits with your dentist for teeth cleaning, which is a systematic process of removing plaque deposits, can help inhibit the proliferation of bacteria, reducing the chance of tooth decay.

Another efficient way of avoiding cavities is receiving regular fluoride treatments. These treatments have a range of advantages. The chemical helps strengthen teeth by making them more resistant to the pH value of certain edibles.

For example, the bacteria and sugars that are responsible for tooth decay are harmful because of a certain type of acid that they produce. Increased resistance of your teeth can minimize your chances of developing cavities. The fluoride treatment also helps in reverse minor decay that had take place at an earlier stage.

Detection & Timely Diagnosis: Your dentist will run a series of tests on you routinely to detect any possible oral health red flags. He will take X-Rays and use other examination techniques to inspect your teeth, searching for anything out of the ordinary as he moves along. Early detection of a plaque buildup or bacterial deposits can prompt an immediate response by the dentist. This can save you a whole lot pain and money.

Treatment: You cannot avoid dental problems altogether. Somewhere down the line, if you happen to encounter a dental complication the best course of action is to go and see your dentist, who will be able to properly prescribe a treatment plan so that your oral cavity returns to normal. The treatment can be surgical or non-invasive in nature, depending on the complication.

You Will Always Feel good: Having clean, white teeth makes a person look livelier and more confident. Discolored teeth and bad breath can be a put off. Plus, if you have discolored teeth, it is less likely that you will give that toothy smile you once did. You won’t talk much in fear that people will notice your teeth. It is no mystery that your smile is the most noticeable facial feature there is. This theory was reinforced by the results of a survey, in which 94% of people stated that the first thing they notice about a stranger is his smile. Going to the dentist for teeth-whitening treatments can induce a subtle change in the color of your teeth, and hence, your confidence as a whole.

Save money: You can save a considerable amount of money if you focus on prevention rather than cure. Routine visits with your dentist can be covered with your dental plan, which doesn’t exactly cost you much. However, the cost of fixing a dental problem is much more exaggerated, which is why is it is smarter to frequently visit the dentist and save money in the long run.

The Most Common Dental Ailments

Are you embarrassed of how people run away every time you open your mouth to talk? Are you wondering if it has anything to do with your oral hygiene? Well, in most of the case, it’s your oral hygiene that causes your breath to smell bad.

Certain dental ailments can lead to bad breath and other problems that reflect poor hygiene standards. They can ruin your smile, and you will also notice people ignoring you when you talk to them. Think carefully and you will realize that they are not ignoring you, it’s just that don’t have any other choice. Good teeth reflect a healthy life style and that is why you must take care of them. Your mouth is full of bacteria and even if you brush regularly, they do not go away easily. This can lead to several dental problems. Some of the most common dental ailments are listed below:

Tooth Decay:

dentalA very common occurrence of this ailment is in children. Children do not care about their oral hygiene as much. They, therefore, are more prone to be affected by plaque. This colourless substance attaches itself to the teeth and can grow to form cavities. Plaques need sugar in order to grow and we all know that children love sweet foods. Eating healthier meals and avoiding sugary treats can help in stopping tooth decay from ever happening.

Gum Disease:

dentalGum or periodontal disease is a kind of infection that can lead to tooth loss or worse. Smoking and drinking a lot is the main cause of gum disease after the age of 30. Gum disease causes a variety of ill effects in your mouth, which include bad breath as well as gum inflammation. It is recommended to wash your mouth with a glycerine mouth wash every now and then to stop this infection from ever happening.

Oral Cancer:

This disease is responsible for thousands of deaths each year and is more common in men than in women. The main cause of oral cancer is smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol nonstop. Some people also have a habit of chewing tobacco which is extremely harmful as it can affect your entire mouth. The insides can become really sore while huge lumps can be formed which completely stop you from eating food. The person must be hospitalized immediately if he is to survive.

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Mouth Sores:

These can happen due to a vitamin C deficiency as well as taking too much stress. These sores can last for weeks if not treated however, most last for 2 weeks tops. These sores are not contagious unless they form on the outer lip after which you need to consult to a doctor as soon as possible.

Bottom Line:

Oral hygiene can play a big part in your life. Taking care of your teeth will help you stay healthier internally and give you an improved self-image externally. You should change your habits of eating sugary foods excessively. Brushing teeth, frequent flossing and mouth washing should be constant parts of your oral hygiene.

The Effects of Smoking on Your Dental Health

denatl healthSmoking is a dangerous addiction that just starts out as a habit. Surveys show that 15 out of every 100 adults in the US are smokers. This means that over 36.5 million Americans have smoked or are currently smoking. About 16 million of these have contracted a smoking related disease. A great portion of these diseases is dental problems, which is why it is essential to understand the effects of tobacco-consumption on dental health.

 

 

Bad breath: The first and foremost effect of smoking is bad breath. Let’s face it. Smoke and tar don’t really smell like flowers. Whether you’re at home or at the office, the people around you won’t exactly appreciate the fact you smell like a depleted coal mine. My advice: Carry some breath mints with you so you don’t repel that girl you’ve wanted to talk to for so long.

dental healthTeeth discoloration: Unless they’ve started manufacturing fluoride cigarettes, smoking does little to maintain the whiteness in your teeth. Cigarette smoke contains several pollutant deposits that can cause that yellowish tinge on your teeth. You won’t smile that often with discolored teeth.

Plaque buildup and tartar: Plaque is perhaps the root cause of every dental problem that we have ever come across. Plaque is the doorway that invites parasitic bacteria, which is deposited on the surface of the teeth and devours the enamel coating on the teeth. This erosion of the outer enamel gives rise to several oral health complications such as halitosis, gingivitis and cavities. Cavities need to be filled in order to prevent the manifestation of a number of other dental conditions, including sensitivity and nerve damage.

Gum Disease: Particles from cigarette smoke can penetrate your gums and attack the joint where the bone meets the soft tissue of the teeth, thus interfering with the normal functioning of your gums. This hindrance can lead to multiple problems including an infection or abscess in the jaw as a result of an infection in the roots of the teeth. Apart from this, impaired blood flow to the gums adversely affects the healing potential in the case of an injury. Perpetual gum disease can cause tooth loss too.

Increased risk of Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is the manifestation of white or gray patches in the mouth – the tongue, inside of the cheeks and underneath the tongue. These patches have also been observed in female genital areas (unknown cause). The patches develop as part of the mouth’s reaction towards persistent irritation in the mucous membranes. As if the plaque wasn’t enough.

Oral cancer: The chances of developing oral cancer greatly increase if you are a smoker. Smokers are six times more susceptible to contracting mouth cancer as well as tongue, lips, and throat cancer.

All these, plus an increased chance of failure of dental treatment are advisory complaints. Kick the habit and stop endangering yourself. For dental treatment, contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best Dentist in New York.

Call us at 646-205-3043 to schedule an appointment at Sachar Dental the Best Dentist in NYC.

Technology in the Dentist’s Office

Technology in the Dentist’s OfficeWhen was the last time you learned about the technology present in your dentist’s office? If you have not done so in a long time, now is a great time to look around the exam room and notice what’s there to help you. Not all dental offices have upgraded to newer technology. However, we believe it offers numerous benefits to you, our patients. And, we also continuously look for products and solutions that provide better outcomes, reduce pain, and improve your long-term dental health. But, how can technology work in your favor? Take a look at a few of the ways we are helping you through advanced technological solutions.

What’s in the Office?

We offer a wide range of modern technologies in our dental office. At the heart of this is our intro-oral cameras. These cameras can provide us with a great deal of insight into what’s happening in your mouth and within your overall tooth structure. Dental cameras like this do not cause any pain or discomfort to you, but they do give us the ability to provide you with a better diagnosis of your oral health and treatment of any areas of concern. In addition, we can show you what’s happening on the monitors as well. This allows you to understand what’s really occurring and what you can do about it.

Technology in the Dentist’s OfficeWe also use digital x-rays. These provide us with more details and better prices. They also reduce the amount of radiation exposure you have. That’s good for you. We have an onsite lab for minor adjustments in shade to veneers and other types of procedures as well. This can allow us to resolve concerns right away and improve your overall outcome. And, another level of technology we are offering is educational DVDs. These provide you with a great deal of insight into oral health and dental care. Each one makes it easy to understand what your options are, how to care for your teeth, and what to expect from the various procedures we offer in our offices.

Technology in the Dentist’s Office

Take a few minutes today to discuss with us what your oral health needs are. Schedule a consultation with us in our New York City offices to learn more about any of the technology we have onsite as well. We’re here to help you and our advanced technology makes that more possible than ever before.

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The 5 Factors You Cannot Ignore When Selecting a Dentist

How long has it been since you last got your teeth checked? One year? Two years? Maybe three? Our oral hygiene is essential when it comes to safety from several diseases. Our mouth is said to have the most bacteria out of the entire body because of the things we eat. Our teeth are where most of the bacteria accumulate which can cause bad breath or even a hole in the tooth.

You see dentists may recommend brushing teeth three times a day, but even that could prove to be inefficient when it comes to the places where the toothbrush cannot reach. That’s where a dentist appointment can save you from a lot of pain. The dentist will not only clean your teeth properly. He will make sure your mouth is free of bacteria.

However, people need to consider some things before they choose their dentist. The following tips can help you build trust between yourself and the dentist so you can be comfortable in discussing any issues. Other factors are there to assist you financially. They include:

dentalDoes Your Insurance Cover It?

Sometimes you may come across a dentist that your family and friends might recommend, but your insurance might not cover him. You can call and ask if the dentist submits claims to all insurances because that means it is easier for you to be treated by him.

The Office Hours and Location

You need to consider whether or not the dentist timings fit your schedule. You must also take into account the location, which means if the dentist’s office is at the other end of the city, it is a big red flag, and you need to consider someone else.

Does The Dentist Administer Any Anaesthesia?

Many people fear the dentist because teeth treatments can be excruciating, especially if you are scared. In that case, check with the dentist of what type of anesthesia he will give you. Offering oral sedation can help you with your fear, feel comfortable and easily get your problem sorted out.dental

What Are The Costs? Do I Have Enough Finances?

In case your insurance does not pull through, you have to consider whether or not you can afford the dentist. Discuss the treatment plan with him and make a cost schedule so you can know what you are paying for and how much you are paying for it.

Bottom Line

Dentists are helpful when it comes to fixing your teeth or just whitening them. You need to check with them every six months so that you can eliminate the possibility of getting sick due to bacteria in your mouth. Furthermore, dentists can be friendly and can recommend amazing gadgets, and good smelling mouth washes that you would not know otherwise. In the end, if you are good enough you might even get a lollipop.

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When Should You Get Emergency Dental Help?

When Should You Get Emergency Dental HelpEmergency dental service is not something to put off if you feel there is a need for it. If you are experiencing a life-threatening condition, your first step should always be to go to the local emergency room. However, most dental emergencies are not life threatening and your local ER may not have the tools and resources to help you with it. When should you get this type of care and what instances should not wait until your next dental appointment?

How the ER Can Help

The local emergency room is only capable of providing you with some basic support for dental situations. If you are bleeding extensively or for a long time, they can help stop this. They can also help in situations where pain is extreme. However, these types of situations are hard to fix until the underlying cause of your dental pain and discomfort is understood and resolved. For that, you need a dentist.

How a Dentist Can Help

When Should You Get Emergency Dental HelpThere are emergency dentists available in New York and the surrounding area. These individuals generally take patients who cannot wait for an appointment by providing them with same-day care. You may wish to seek out this type of care in situations such as:

    • You have a lot of pain.
    • You are unable to drink or eat because of the pain.
    • You have bleeding that is severe.
    • You have a missing filling or crown that is causing pain.

There are many other situations in which emergency dental health is important. The key here is to realize you do not have to wait. Often, the pain you have is due to an exposed nerve. That type of pain can be very severe and debilitating. It will continue even with over the counter medications, until you get the underlying problem resolved. For these reasons, you’ll want to request an emergency dental appointment to get the problem taken care of right away.

When Should You Get Emergency Dental HelpWhen you need help right away for your dental health needs, contact our NYC dentist. We can help you to get the care you need for pain and discomfort while treating the underlying cause of your condition. Do not put off getting the help you need. Dental emergencies can worsen and can lead to immune system responses and other complications if you do not seek out help. The good news is that our NYC dentist can often help you right away.

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Managing Cavities

Managing CavitiesCavities are not uncommon. Most individuals will have one or more throughout their lifetime. And, when they are given proper attention, it is likely that they will be no risk to your overall oral health. The problem is, many people do not get cavities taken care of soon enough and this can lead to damage to your teeth, gums, and eventually to the bone in your mouth. Cavity treatment is nothing to be worried about. New treatment and procedures make care easier and far less painful than you may imagine. Many people even find that having a cavity treated reduces the amount of pain and discomfort they have.

What Options Are Available?

The first step is always to visit your dentist to learn if you have cavities, the severity of them, and the number of them present. Then, you and your dentist can work out a plan to treat them. Options for managing cavities include:

Managing CavitiesUse of a fluoride treatment is common. This is best for those just beginning to form as it may help to restore the tooth’s enamel and protect your teeth in the long term.
Fillings are very common. This is a type of restoration of the tooth. It is the most common option when the decay caused by cavities progresses beyond just the first level of enamel damage. The use of porcelain, resin composites, and a combination of materials can fill in these gaps to protect the tooth.

Crowns are another type of treatment that is best suited when the cavity is severe. It often becomes necessary when the decay has created a weakened tooth. You will find that crowns help to protect the tooth from further damage.
Root canal are generally the next step. Here, the decay is within the inner portion of the tooth and creating inflammation and infection in the dental pulp. Root canals can help to flush that away and fill in the opening to prevent worsening.
Tooth extractions may be necessary in the most severe cases. The goal here is to remove the tooth to reduce pain and to consider options such as implants or bridges to restore function.

Managing CavitiesEach person’s needs are different. When you come in to see our experienced dentist in New York City, we’ll work with you to understand the best option for your individual needs. Don’t put off getting the help you need to protect your oral health.

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What Nutrition Is Important for Dental Health?

What Nutrition Is Important for Dental HealthHow does nutrition – what you eat each day – impact the health of your gums and teeth? You may be surprised that it is not just about eating less sugary foods. Nutrition is important for your oral health. And, like much of the rest of your body and organs, you’ll see that your teeth are healthier and you feel better when you change your diet to reflect the use of better nutrition overall. What do your teeth and gums need to remain healthy?

What Are the Best Foods for Dental Health?

Like other parts of your body, your mouth is made up of various cell types all working together to achieve the goals of keeping your body functioning. To work well, each of these cells needs a unique combination of nutrients. You’ll get these nutrients if you eat a well-rounded and balanced diet. But, some foods tend to be better overall for your dental health. Those include:

  • What Nutrition Is Important for Dental HealthWater – At the heart of oral health is fluoride water. Drinking water like this helps to protect your teeth and helps you avoid cavities.
  • Dairy – You’ll also find that including more dairy in your diet is very important for dental health. These tend to be low in sugar and full of calcium, which is excellent at strengthening your teeth.
  • Protein – Lean protein is best for oral health. This includes poultry, fish, and lean cuts of other meats. Eggs are also good for your teeth because they help to rebuild tooth enamel and protect it from decay.
  • Vegetables – A variety of fruits and vegetables are important for your diet and your oral health. They help to stimulate saliva production to remove acids and particles from teeth while also reducing the amount of sugars present.
  • Nuts – Healthy sources of fat, like nuts, can also help improve your oral health. They help to reduce bacteria presence and aid in keeping the teeth from decaying.

What Nutrition Is Important for Dental HealthThe best diet for your teeth is one that’s good for your entire body. A focus on these types of foods can make a big difference in your oral health. However, you still need to come in to see the best dentist in New York City to learn what else you can do to protect and restore your oral health. You’ll be impressed with the many options available to you that not only taste good but also keep your mouth healthy.

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Sleep Apnea and Dental Health

Sleep Apnea and Dental HealthSleep apnea is a dangerous condition. It impacts many people today and most do not know they suffer from it. However, it is always important for individuals to take action if they believe they suffer from sleep apnea to obtain treatment. Not doing so could expose your overall health. Sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, a higher risk of strokes, and other complications.

The good news is there are treatment options available, including appliances customized to your specific needs, from our dental professionals.

What Occurs During Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea and Dental HealthWhen a person suffers from sleep apnea, his or her airway becomes blocked by tissues. This limits the amount of space that air can flow. Individuals who snore a great deal are may have this condition. When it occurs, it cuts off the passage of air to the lungs during sleep. This causing the person to wake up just enough to adjust the body to again allow air to properly flow. This happens hundreds – if not more – times a day. The end result is that you never get enough sleep at night and you end up struggling with being tired all of the time. The lack of deep sleep also leads to other complications including difficulties concentrating and, in some cases, can increase the risk of heart disease in some people.

What Can Be Done?

In some people, the tongue and tissues in the upper airway are the underlying problem associated with sleep apnea. By using customized appliances made to fit into your mouth at night, it is possible to keep the airway properly open and to allow air to pass as it should. This stops sleep apnea from occurring and allows you to sleep better at night. What’s more, your dental care team can help to make this possible.

Our team creates appliances that can help prevent or reducing snoring and help with sleep apnea. Each piece is customized to meet the specific Sleep Apnea and Dental Healthneeds of your mouth and breathing concerns. It is always important for individuals to have a customized dental appliance made by a professional that specializes in these types of devices since this ultimately determines the success of these products and the reduction of your symptoms. Let us help you. Contact us today to discuss the need for dental appliances. You’ll be working with one of the best dentists in the area.

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Do You Need a Dental Deep Cleaning?

Do You Need a Dental Deep Cleaning?You brush your teeth every day. You floss like you should. Why would your dentist recommend a deep cleaning then? It is not uncommon for people to need a more thorough cleaning of their teeth. With the growing number of people facing gingivitis and gum disease, it is becoming more common for this type of dental treatment to be necessary. Deep cleaning sounds like an invasive procedure, but it can be one of the best ways to restore and protect your teeth.

Who Needs Deep Cleaning?

The need for a dental deep cleaning is generally something you will learn about when you visit your Do You Need a Dental Deep Cleaning?dentist or your dental hygienist. This person will use a probe to measure the amount of space around your teeth between your gums. The goal is to see if any level of pocketing occurs. This happens when bacteria in the area builds up between the gum tissue and the gums. When a space of 5 millimeters or more is present, it can be necessary to have a more thorough cleaning.

Because these pockets are present, it is understood that the amount of bacteria and plaque buildup is significant. Traditional brushing is not enough. Flossing is not enough. Even your regular dental cleaning will not be able to reach deeply enough to remove the buildup present.

What Happens During This Cleaning?

Do You Need a Dental Deep Cleaning?Deep cleaning occurs when the dentist removes the tartar and plaque buildup from this area. This is done through a process called scaling and root planning. The surface of the tooth is scaled to remove as much of the buildup as possible. This process, which generally takes two visits to your dentist, takes time. However, it will help to remove those deep pockets of built up debris that are causing your pain and discomfort.

There are various methods available for dental deep cleaning. They all have the same goal of removing as much of the plaque and tartar buildup present as possible. In doing so, they help to give your body’s immune system a better opportunity to fight off the infections and inflammation bacteria causes. This can help to protect your gums and your teeth from long-term damage. Come in to see our trusted New York City dentist to learn more about deep cleaning and whether or not it can be a beneficial treatment for you. Let our team help you protect your oral health.

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Extractions

ExtractionsDental extractions occur for many reasons. In short, an extraction is the removal of the tooth from the socket that is in the jaw bone. Whenever possible, the goal is to preserve the natural teeth. And, with proper care, it is possible to do that long term. However, there are instances in which the teeth need to be removed. When this occurs, extractions become necessary. Generally, the most common reason for extractions include removing broken, damaged, or diseased teeth. Whenever possible, fillings, crowns, and bridges are used to save those teeth. But, when the tooth is very loose or beyond repair, removing it becomes necessary.

What Occurs During Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extractions differ from one person to the next, but in most cases, an x-ray is the first step. This provides the dentist with information about the proper method for removal. You may need to take antibiotics as well, as a tool for reducing the risk of infections.

ExtractionsOne of the ways a tooth is removed is through a simple extraction. This occurs when the tooth is easy to seen in the mouth. An instrument called an elevator is then used to remove the tooth from its position. The second option is surgery. This is a more complex procedure that becomes necessary when the top portion or exposed portion of the tooth is no longer visible or present. Surgical extractions are not uncommon and a standard dentist can do them.

Once removal occurs you will need to follow specific instruction. This often means taking over-the-counter pain medications. You may be given specific steps to minimize the risk of bleeding, especially immediately holding gauze to the area if a bleed occurs. You may need to eat soft foods for a few days and rinse your mouth with salt water to kill bacteria. In some cases, stitches are present and may require removal from your dentist a few days to weeks after the procedure.

ExtractionsThere are some risks involved in tooth extraction, but today’s methods and instruments are highly effective. And, we take every step possible to reduce any risk to you as well. When you work with our team, you get the best possible outcome whenever an extraction is necessary. More so, we’ll help you avoid it or even replace your tooth with other dental solutions as well. Contact us today for a consultation with the best NYC dentist to get started.

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Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial DenturesIs it time for dentures? Dentures can help to restore your smile, speaking function, and chewing action. They become especially beneficial to people as they get older when the natural teeth become decayed, damaged, or lost. Dentures, whether full or partial, can help to fill in for missing teeth. They allow you to put them in and take them back out of the mouth. When done properly, and used properly, they can feel just like your natural teeth and give you a natural look as well. There are various product options on the market and you will need to choose the one that is right for your needs.

What Are Full and Partial Dentures?

As their names imply, full dentures are replacements for either the upper or the lower jaw. Partial dentures replace a set of teeth in one area. Full dentures will require the removal of your existing natural teeth. Then, after the tissues heal, which can take several months, you’ll see full dentures created to fit your needs. Immediate full dentures may be available. This method allows you to never be without teeth (which will happen while your tissues heal normally). However, not all individuals are candidates for this type of procedure.

Dentures and Partial DenturesPartial dentures are a bit different. They rest on the metal framework. That framework attaches to the teeth. In some situations, crowns are put in place on your natural teeth to work as anchors for the dentures themselves.

What Should You Consider

When choosing dentures, recognize the importance of esthetics and fit. The proper fit ensures normal chewing with few, if any limitations. And, when you choose the right professionals to place your dentures, you’ll have very natural looking teeth. Most people will not know you have dentures unless you tell them you do. Today’s most advanced solutions give you the ability to have teeth that feel and look normal. They are comfortable and, with normal care, they can last a long time.

Dentures and Partial DenturesThe key here is to turn to the right professional for these dentures, though. We have a specialist on hand that can do the work for you and ensure the best possible outcome. Our specialist, a prosthodontist, works closely with you to provide you with the best possible outcome. Come in to see the best dentist in New York City to learn more about these dentures and if they are the right option for you.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal TherapyCould a root canal be right for you? Root canals are often necessary for improving the overall health and wellbeing of your oral health. Many people fear root canals. Today’s procedures are not painful and can offer significant improvement to your health as well as reduce the pain you may already have. For many people, they are necessary. The good news is that root canal therapy, when done properly, can help you to see improvement in dental health, less pain, and a better smile. If your dentist thinks you need one, it is important to choose an experienced professional for this type of help.

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

Root Canal TherapyRoot canals are commonly necessary when there is a large cavity or significant damage to the tooth’s root structure. The root holds the tooth in place and runs into the bone. When an injury occurs, bacteria can enter into the root area leading to inflammation (and pain) as well as infection. Your dentist will numb the tooth as a first step and then make a small opening through the very top portion of the tooth called the pulp chamber.

Then, the infected and inflamed tissue in this area that is causing the problem is removed. Your dentist will flush the area and then use a filling material to fill up the open space.

The canals created will be filled with a permanent material called gutta-percha. It helps to keep the space free of bacteria that causes infections. Then, it is necessary to seal the opening and place a crown, often called a cap, in its place. This helps you to have a natural looking tooth again.

Root canals are not uncommon, but they can fail when proper irrigation and removal of the infected tissue does not occur. The cap as well as the permanent material within can also fail. When this happens, it is often due to poor workmanship or not enough attention paid to the problem area. When you turn to our professionals, on the other hand, we’ll help you to get the root canal done properly to minimize any long term implications and to ensure the root canal lasts.

Root Canal TherapyWhen you have cavities or tooth infections that do not seem to get better, your first step is to contact our team. Schedule a consultation with one of the best dentists in New York City to learn more about your options.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

How Do Dental Sealants Work?Has your dentist talked to you about using sealants? Though they are not new technology, they are being used more readily today than ever before. It’s important to understand what they are, how they work, and what risks you have when using them. Of course, it is always best to meet with your dentist to discuss these needs in depth before actually making a decision about using them.

 

What Are They?

How Do Dental Sealants Work?Dental sealants are a type of plastic-based coating that is placed over the very top or chewing portion of the teeth. They are placed on the back, permanent teeth (not usually used on baby teeth). They fit over the molars and premolars securely and remain in place long term. Their goal is to help seal out and protect the teeth from decay.

The use of dental sealants aims to reduce the amount of damage caused to the teeth by decay. Decay occurs when the grooves in these molars, called fissures, make them more likely to become susceptible to decay. Fissures can be very deep and they are very hard to keep clean. This makes it hard for you to remove the bacteria and debris from this area of your mouth well enough to safeguard your dental health. As a result, plaque will build up in these areas and that can lead to damage to your teeth and gums over time.

What You Need to Know

Before considering dental sealants, it is important to consider a few things:

    • Dental sealants can also be placed on permanent teeth other than the molars if they are deep fissures present.
    • They can be placed on adults and children. Adults are at a higher risk of needing these products.
    • They are clear. Though they can also be colored to match the coloring of your teeth. This makes it hard for these to be noticed by others.
    • In most cases, they can be used for years and will remain in place for long term use.
    • You’ll still need to use a fluoride toothpaste to help protect your teeth. This doesn’t minimize the need for good oral hygiene practices.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?If you are thinking about dental sealants and wondering if they may be right for you, come in to see our New York City dentist to learn more about the options available.

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What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal disease is one of the most common types of dental health problems in American adults. Children are not immune to this condition either. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease isn’t just about a little bit of pink in the sink when brushing. There are health risks to this condition including links to heart disease. Yet, many people don’t know they have this condition. And, while it impacts many adults, you may not know that you need help for overcoming it and getting it back under control.

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums or soft tissues in the mouth. It occurs as a result of buildup of bacteria that hardens into tartar. It impacts the gums and, over time, can impact the bones of your jaw and your teeth themselves. Here are some of the symptoms of this condition you simply need to know:

  • You have bad breath. If that bad breath does not go away with every brushing, this could indicate the presence of a high level of bacteria. Bacteria causes that smell. When periodontal disease worsens, brushing alone does not help.
  • You have red and swollen gums. This is one of the first signs of this condition. The tissues in your mouth become overwhelmed by the presence of bacteria and become inflamed as a result.
  • Your gums bleed. This may be present in your rinse from brushing or it can become constant. Some people may experience bright red gum bleeding as this condition worsens.
  • You may have pain in your teeth. This can happen for multiple reasons. It may include pain from chewing due to the pressure on the teeth. It may also be from sensitive teeth.
  • You may see receding gums. This occurs when the gums begin to loosen and pull away from the teeth. They help to hold the teeth in place. When this happens, you may notice that your teeth are looser.

Periodontal Disease

What You Need to Do

If you believe you may have periodontal disease, it’s important to take action right away to minimize the condition. This is necessary because, in cases of severe gum disease, you can lose your teeth. Come in to see our experienced dentist in New York City to learn more about your gum health and overall oral health. Let our team help you get periodontal disease under control.

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Missing Teeth and Implants

implantsMissing teeth are not uncommon. Many people lose teeth for a variety of reasons. It can occur as a result of an accident, tooth decay and disease, or other causes. Whenever a tooth is missing, though, it can lead to complications within the mouth. The teeth can shift due to the open space creating alignment concerns for all of the teeth in that area. More so, many people want to find a solution for reducing missing teeth simply because of the cosmetic benefits it can offer. But, what should you know about solving missing teeth problems? In short, implants can be the solution you need.

How Can Implants Help You?

Dental implants take the place of natural teeth in the mouth. They create a tooth like look in the mouth. And, these implants are very durable and long lasting. It can be quite like simply improving your smile and giving you back your missing teeth. For many people, this is an excellent solution. But, it is important to turn to a dentist that can help you to create the very best outcome. Our team can help you to do that.

The procedure for placing implants will vary some from one patient to the next. In general, the process involves drilling into the jaw bone to create an anchoring position. This position allows for the implant to be put in place securely so it lasts a long time. It can take several procedures and appointments to create the final result. Proper medication is used to reduce any pain or discomfort you have. Implants can help you avoid the use of dentures as well.dental implant

There are various reasons implants can fail including inferior materials and poorly conducted procedures. Because implants are meant to be a long term solution, though, it is important for you to invest the time into the right professionals for the job. We have a specialist on our team that handles implants because of the importance of this expertise. Our prosthodontist or implantologist, two terms used to describe these specialists, are here to help answer all of your questions and guide your decision to have implants.

When you schedule a consultation with the best dentist in New York City, you’ll get the attention and care you need. We’ll talk about whether or not implants may be the right solution for you and offer solutions that fit your needs.

 

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Occlusal Wear and Grinding: TMD

Occlusal SplintsDo you suffer from temporomandibular disorders, also known as TMD? If so, you are not alone. Many people who suffer from bruxism, clenching, or other types of TMD concerns struggle to find solutions. While it may not seem like a solution is available, when you work with one of the best dentists in NYC, you’ll find solutions that can help you. One of those options is occlusal wear. What is it and why should it matter to you?

Why Use Occlusal Splints?

Occlusal splints are a type of therapeutic approach to allow for the upper and the lower jaw to better come together. This occurs without allowing for the teeth to come in contact with each other. In addition, the use of theses splints can also help with reducing the pain you feel because they encourage the muscle to relax. There are many reasons why you may have a lower jaw that does not align or work properly. It may be a previous surgery, an accident or a defect that occurred during development.

Is a splint the right option for you? It can be. This plastic bite splint, called an occlusal splint, is a common type of treatment for TMD concerns. It allows for you to avoid contact between the upper and lower jaw. And, perhaps even more importantly, it creates a more comfortable hinge position. The splint isn’t uncomfortable to wear. It can be ideally suited for many people and is customized to meet your specific needs. As you take into consideration the use of occlusal splints, work with your dental care provider to learn what the underlying cause of your TMD or grinding is. This will allow for a more comprehensive solution that can provide you with the relief you need.Occlusal Splints

Occlusal wear for grinding, clenching and other TMD concerns is a common solution, but the best outcomes occur when you work closely with an experienced dentist with ample ability to offer the ideal type of wear and splint for your needs. When you come in to see our team, we’ll provide you with a full examination and a consultation to better understand what is occurring and why. We will then help you to determine if using occlusal wear is the best overall option for your needs. For many patients, it is a fantastic tool. Call our NYC dentist to schedule a consultant today.

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Dental Phobia Is Real

dental phobiaIt’s often a joke on television or in the movies that people are afraid to visit their dentist. The fact is, dental phobia is a very real experience and nothing that can or should be trivialized to those suffering from it. If you are afraid to visit the dentist, know that we, as your dental provider, understand this fear and we’ll do everything we can to help you overcome it. It’s important to understand it and take steps to minimize the negative way you feel.

What Is Behind Dental Phobia?

Many things can cause a patient to be afraid of a visit to the dentist. It often occurs as a result of a bad childhood experience. You may have had a traumatic experience when you were younger. And, when you are in that same environment now that you are older, with the same smells and sounds, it brings back those negative memories. It creates anxiety and fear. It is important for patients to take the time to understand why they may be afraid. Rationalizing it is important. However, it is also important for you to seek out the care you need from a trusted professional that will help you to overcome your fear.

What Can Be Done About Dental Phobia?

dental phobiaWe understand this fear clearly. We often allow our patients to talk about their experiences. We want you to express yourself to us. This can help to give you some level of improvement in the way you feel. We are also trained in how to community with patients that are struggling in this area. Our goal is to show you that you can trust us. And, then, when you need treatment, we offer the most painless of an experience as is possible.

 

 

It’s important to know that technology today is different than it was when you were younger. We now have many products and numbing agents that can be used in your mouth before giving an injection to further reduce your discomfort. We also use new injection techniques called slow injections. We use the right sized needle as well.

The use of intra oral cameras and educational DVDS are some of the options available to you to help you overcome dental phobia. They can help you to know what is happening, why it is being done, and what you can expect. When you visit the best dentist in NYC, you’ll get the confidence boosting support you need.

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What Is Gum Disease?

gum diseaseGum disease is one of the most common types of oral health complications in adults. It is also known as periodontal disease. Many adults have some form of this condition. It can range from a mild inflammation of the soft tissues in the mouth to something much more severe requiring dental surgery. In all situations, gum disease needs treatment to safeguard both your overall oral health as well as your physical wellbeing. It is not something you should put off.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease occurs as a result of overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria in the mouth is very common and expected. However, mucus, particles, and bacteria can worsen over time when not properly managed. Over time, a sticky, colorless covering develops over the teeth. This is plaque. If you brush your teeth and floss, you can minimize the buildup of plaque, though you will also need routine dental cleanings to control it. If you do not remove it well enough, it will harden. At that point, it develops into tartar. Tartar cannot be removed through brushing and over time, this bacteria can lead to damage to the gums.

This is when gingivitis forms. The bacteria present will inflame the gums or soft tissues within the mouth. This is what gingivitis is. Your gums become swollen and painful. They bleed easily especially when brushing them. In mild forms, it is possible to reverse the condition with standard brushing and dental cleanings. However, over time, the gums will pull away from the teeth as the bacteria enters into the root area and the bone. This requires a more advanced treatment for removing the bacteria and buildup.

gum disease

What You Can Do Now

If you have gum disease at any level, your first step should be to seek out dental care. Your dentist will work closely with you to bring the bacteria levels in control and cleanse the gums and teeth as much as possible. You may need more invasive treatment for this condition. However, fighting gum disease is important. Not doing so can put your oral health at risk and lead to the loss of your teeth themselves.

When you come in to see our dentist in NYC, you’ll get a full exam and understanding of your oral health. This includes looking for gum disease and finding ways to treat it effectively for you.

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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

porcelain veneersFor many individuals, porcelain veneers can be one of the best investments they make. They are a type of thin porcelain material that is used to recreate your teeth. They look very natural and they are very strong. In some situations, they can be the ideal choice for those who want to see an improvement in their smile and have natural looking teeth. If you have teeth that are missing or no longer strong, it may be time to talk about porcelain veneers with your dentist. We can help you.

What You Should Know First

 

There are various reasons to choose porcelain veneers over other products. These products are very natural looking because they can be shaded to create the right look to match existing teeth. In addition, they are more resilient compared to other products on the market, as well as natural tooth enamel. That’s why they are often recommended for those who need to protect their teeth after decay or damage. The material itself is very flexible solution. For those that are looking for slight changes in tooth position, alter that are minor, and changes to tooth size, shape or color, veneers work well.

The use of porcelain veneers involves the use of thin ceramic layers. These replace the tooth’s natural enamel. There is also an adhesive layer. When a dentist applies the veneer, he or she will remove a very small amount of tooth enamel. This is less than a millimeter. This allows for the veneer to fit into place in the mouth. It is the best way to naturally restore tooth function and improve the appearance.

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Like all products on the market, turning to an experienced dentist is important. There are various reasons why porcelain veneers can fail. For example, if the bite is not taken into account or open margins are not accurately understood, concerns can arise. In addition, there are concerns related to shade selection. Veneers are translucent. This is why you will need color selection that is very spot on to get the right look.

All of this comes down to having the best professional on hand to help you with your porcelain veneers. When you come in for a consultation for these with our experienced and dedicated team, you’ll get the results you are looking for. Call us today for a consultation with the best dentist in NYC.


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When Should a Baby’s Teeth Be Cleaned?

teethThere’s something exciting about watching your child’s first tooth emerge from under their gum line. Of course, for many parents, this also comes with an intense sense of pain and discomfort for the child, leading to sleepless nights and worried looks. However, most children will develop teeth over a period of time and the overall process shouldn’t be painful. Children can begin developing teeth while still infants, and parents need to stay on top of caring for those teeth right from the start.

How Should You Care for Your Baby’s Teeth?

Start with caring for your child’s gums. Using a soft and wet washcloth, or gauze wipe down the baby’s gums. Do this once or twice a day. Be very gentle during the process. It’s a good idea to make this a practice and to do so after each meal the child consumes. It helps remove much of the bacteria from the child’s mouth.

As a child’s teeth begin to show up, you can move to a toothbrush. Choose one designed for babies and ensure it has a very small head, very soft brush, and a larger handle to give you ample control. As far as toothpaste, you may not need to use it initially. As your child develops more teeth, you can begin to use a safe-to-consume toothpaste since there’s very little chance you can control your small child swallowing the toothpaste. You only need a very small amount – about the size of a grain of rice initially. You’ll increase this to about the size of a pea as the child is about three years old.

Visiting the Dentist

teethAs your child develops his or her first teeth, it is time to consider seeing a dentist. Your dentist will give you information and support as you work towards safeguarding your child’s smile. You’ll need to work to clean your child’s teeth routinely and your dentist can help you to learn how to do just that. You’ll want to also take steps to ensure your child’s teeth are growing in properly and that no cavities or other health concerns exist. This can happen even at a young age.

When you are ready to schedule your child’s first dental appointment, contact our NYC dental offices. As one of the best dentists in New York City, we’re here to help you to get off to a good start.

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What Is a Crown?

crownA dental crown is not an uncommon type of procedure. There are various reasons why we may suggest this type of treatment. Generally, crowns will help in situations where a patient has a weak tooth that needs to be held together or requires bridging from one tooth to the next. We may also recommend a crown if the tooth has extreme discoloration or you want to place it for cosmetic improvement. For many patients, crowns are very useful, easy to obtain, and long lasting.

What Is a Crown Made From?

Various types of crowns are available today. The most common materials used include porcelain, resin, ceramic, and stainless steel. In nearly all cases, porcelain or ceramic crowns are used in situations for cosmetic improvement. Each type of material offers benefits and drawbacks. The installation of dental crowns is not necessarily difficult, but it will take two visits. During the first appointment, your dentist will make sure that the existing tooth is strong enough to support the crown placement. He or she will then prepare that tooth for the crown, a procedure that often includes filing it down. During the second appointment, the crown is put into position.

Why Do Crowns Fail?

crownThere are some situations in which a crown does not work well. They may fail, which means they may fall off or become dislodged. There are various reasons this can occur including poorly sealed margins. This occurs when there are open contacts still present between the tooth with the crown and the adjacent tooth. There is also the risk that the bite was not properly checked prior to the placement of the crown. In addition to this, if decay remains in place, such as under the crown, this can lead to failure of the crown. There are many reasons for failures to occur, but treatment is available if you have had a failure.

When you come in to see us for your dental crown, we’ll provide you with the options in materials and procedures right for the unique situation. We do not make the mistakes that most commonly lead to crown failures. We stand behind our work, within reason, and do the best to help you have the best long term results from crowns. Call our offices today to schedule a consultation with one of the best dentists in NYC to learn more about crowns.

What Is a Root Canal?

root canalAre you worried about having a root canal? The term often makes many people concerned, but it doesn’t have to be something that causes you to worry about pain. In fact, today, root canals are much less painful and far more beneficial than ever. Many people report that the pain they feel in their teeth and gums before a root canal is far worse than what they feel after having it done. If you think you may need this type of treatment, it’s essential to see our NYC dentist for help right away.

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

In most situations, teeth are meant to last your entire life. However, bacteria is working against you. Disease and injury to teeth can leave you with pain and discomfort. Over time, this can worsen and cause damage to the dental pulp. This is the soft tissue that’s located within the inner portion of the tooth. It is where the blood vessels and nerves are located. When bacteria invades this area and grows there, it causes inflammation and infection. This requires treatment. The most common causes include deep cavities, fillings, cracked or chipped teeth, or serious injury to the tooth that exposes this inner material.

root canalIn a root canal, your dentist will enter into this pulp area and remove the inflamed tissues as well as the bacteria present. He or she will do this by filing into the tooth from the top. Although many people think big, painful drills are used, that’s not the case. In most situations, you’ll feel very little discomfort as this happens. After removing the inflamed tissue and infection, your dentist will flush the area out to ensure it is clean. Then, he or she will fill in this opening and place a crown over the top of it. This helps to seal off the opening again so that it helps minimize the risk that you have buildup present again.

Root canals are an important part of maintaining healthy teeth today. You may not need one at all – even if you have cavities. Yet, if there is any concern about your dental health from this type of infection, it’s important not to avoid having this procedure. It can help to preserve your oral health and safeguard your tooth. Come in to see our experienced and trusted New York City dentist for the help and support you need.

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

sensitive teethDo your teeth hurt? Though the nerves in teeth are buried deep into the roots, it is possible for your teeth to become sensitive. This happens over time as the enamel on your teeth – which is the white exterior covering on them – wears down. Sensitive teeth can be painful and they can also impact your quality of life.

 

 

Proper dental hygiene can help and seeing your dentist is important. However, it’s just as important to understand the underlying causes of sensitive teeth so you can avoid worsening the condition.

What’s Causing Your Tooth Pain?

Sensitivity isn’t the same as a traditional toothache. It may feel like a tingling. In other cases, it is a sharp, intense pain that goes away within a few seconds. It can be brought on by a variety of factors but these are the leading causes for most people.

  • sensitive_teethYou’re brushing your teeth too hard. It is possible to brush too hard, using a bristle brush that’s too hard, or to use too much product while cleaning your teeth. This causes a wearing down of the exterior protective layer on your teeth, leading to significant pain.
  • You’re eating a lot acid-based foods. Acidic foods also damage the enamel of the tooth. While eating them is possible, you should brush your teeth as soon as possible minimizing the amount of time these acids come in contact with your teeth. Products with high acidic counts include citrus, tomatoes, kiwi, pickles, and similar types of foods.
  • Are you using too much mouthwash? Though mouthwash does work very well to kill the bacteria present in your mouth, it can damage your tooth’s exterior especially in situations where you use it frequently.
  • Gum disease is present. Gum disease is another leading cause of tooth sensitivity. It’s important to recognize the risk that your gums are damaged and then to seek proper treatment for them.
  • You’re using a lot of whitening products. Whitening products offer cosmetic benefits – they make your teeth look whiter. However, they don’t necessarily improve dental health.

If you have sensitivity, seek out a dentist right away. You can come in to see our experienced and trusted NYC dentist for a full examination. Let our team help you to determine why you have this type of tooth pain and what can be done to help you to overcome it in the long term and right away.

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Are You Visiting a “Green” Dentist?

green dentistMany people today worry about being environmentally safe. In addition, there’s growing knowledge and understanding of unhealthy risks and exposures. Turning to a green dentist is an option. What is this type of professional and why should you trust someone that offers “green” solutions to your dental care needs?

In short, it can provide you with peace of mind while also helping you to remain healthy. There are a few things you need to know when looking for a dentist that’s truly going to offer the best products for you that are safe.

 

What Is the Problem?

Many people worry about the materials and products used for years that now seem to be health risks. For example, old silver fillings are a concern for many. Could the toxins from those fillings leach into your body? It is possible, which is why you’ll want to turn to a professional that doesn’t offer these products.

If you have old silver fillings, you should talk to your dentist about replacing them. This is very important when the fillings are broken. Of course, if you just don’t feel comfortable having these in your mouth replace them. However, not all silver fillings require this. Mercury vapor, which is the problem with these silver fillings, is only released when the filling placed, removed, or broken. This can also be a factor if you aggressively grind your teeth.

green dentistWhen choosing a professional to handle this removal, it’s important that a high speed suction and isolation solution is used. Safe mercury removal should be done by a professional with ample experience.

 

The use of a Rubber Dam may be necessary as well. Most importantly, turn to a dental office that specializes in this type of treatment.
New solutions are more effective and less risky. Our offices, we also use BPA-free fillings. This is also important for patients to look for. BPA products are commonly used in fillings and they are a risky product. There are some links to BPA being a carcinogen. It’s simply a better option to choose a dental office that doesn’t use any of these high risk products.

It only takes a minute to find out if your dental office is really a safe place to go for green, healthy solutions. When you come in to see the best dentist in New York City, you’ll get the type of care you want and need.

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Why Is Dental Health So Important?

dental healthIt’s easy to forget to brush your teeth or to not take flossing seriously. However, dental health is vital to your overall health. In many situations, your oral health can lead to serious health complications if you don’t take care of your teeth properly. Many people don’t recognize the connection here, but it is a powerful one to keep in mind.

What Are the Risks to Your Health from Poor Dental Hygiene?

The most common complication to health related to dental care has to do with your teeth, of course. Without proper care, they will become built up with plaque and, over time, that buildup of bacteria can lead to damage to the bone of your jaw. You may lose your teeth. You may suffer significant and chronic bad breath. However, the problem extends further than this.

Bacteria and buildup of plaque in the mouth has contributed to the development of a higher risk of stroke. Some of the debris that builds up may be hard to see, but it can enter the blood stream and cause a lung, heart, or brain blockage. In addition, researchers have found a link between poor oral health and heart disease. And, the high level of bacteria in your mouth can contribute to inflammation in other areas of your body. All of this taxes your body’s immune system as it works to fight it off.

What Can You Do?

The good news is that there are simple ways to work towards reducing these risks. For example, seeing your dentist at least one time every six months is very important. Brushing two or three times a day is also highly recommended. Flossing between meals can significantly cut down the amount of buildup present. And, using an anti-microbial mouthwash helps to kill off that developing bacteria as well. All of this can help to ensure that your dental health remains as healthy as possible.

dental healthWhen you come in to see the best dentist in New York City, we’ll work closely with you to find out if there are any big risk factors present. We’ll also help you to get your dental health at the highest level possible. To accomplish this, we’ll perform a full exam and x-rays. With careful attention from a dental care provider, you can overcome many of the health risks you face and maintain a healthy smile as well.

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Dentistry

best-dentist-midtown-nyc-nyDentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temperomandibular and other supporting structures. The term dentistry comes from odontology (from Ancient Greek ὀδούς (odoús, “tooth”) – the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth. Because of their substantial overlap in concept, dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions.

best-dentist-midtown-nyc-ny-tooth-diagramDentistry is important for overall health. Dental treatment is carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists). Most dentists work in private practices (primary care), although some work in dental hospitals and hospitals (secondary care) and institutions (prisons, armed forces bases, etc.).

The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization with the earliest evidence dating from 7000 BC. Remains from the early Harappan periods of the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 3300 BC) show evidence of teeth having been drilled dating back 9,000 years. It is thought that dental surgery was the first specialization from medicine.