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October 08, 2018

If you are a chronic snorer, you may have sleep apnea, a condition during which you stop breathing several times during normal sleep cycles. However, while snoring is perhaps the most commonly noted symptom of sleep apnea, it is not the only one that may indicate the necessity for further testing.

Diagnose Sleep Apnea | New York CitySymptoms of sleep apnea that should prompt a call to our New...

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September 19, 2018

It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of the population experience tension headaches on occasion. Environmental headaches, especially in cities, are not uncommon, nor are those caused by stress. The Migraine Research Foundation reports that more than 4 million people have at least 15 migraines per month, with countless others suffering from these debilitating headaches on a less frequent basis.

If you suffer from headaches, you already...

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September 14, 2018

If you have porcelain veneers or any other type of porcelain restoration, the care you take of them will have a direct impact on how long they last. This infographic explores easy ways you can work to protect your veneers and extend their life expectancy.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry in New York City, call 212-452-3344 to speak with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib at the Manhattan office of NYC Smile Design.

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September 03, 2018

Oral health is not separate from systemic health. Conditions impacting the health of teeth and gums have a direct relationship with symptoms and medical complications throughout the body. Gum disease, for example, may result in oral health issues like tooth loss or jawbone necrosis, but when bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream, health risks include:

  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Hypertension
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August 24, 2018

TMJ disorders are commonly addressed through neuromuscular dentistry treatments. However, many at-home and alternative treatments have been shown to work very well for pain management and can be performed in conjunction with dental treatment to improve outcomes. Some of these treatments, like acupuncture and biofeedback, can provide long-term relief - as much as 20 years according to studies. Others, like massage and meditation, are free and can be done at any time by anyone. During your TMJ treatment...

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August 15, 2018

Come out from behind the curtain. Our NYC cosmetic dentists can get your smile Broadway perfectCan the appearance of your smile impact your ability to land an acting gig in NYC? Absolutely yes. Can anything be done to perfect smiles that may not meet the aesthetic standards of New York’s theater goers? Of course, several things can be done. Your transformation starts with a call to NYC Smile Design for a consultation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib.

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August 02, 2018

Lockjaw occurs when muscle spasms cause the jaw to remain tightly closed. Attempts to open the jaw can be extremely painful and even with effort may prove unsuccessful. When lockjaw is a complication of tetanus, it can take weeks or even months for the condition to clear. When it is related to TMJ or another oral health issue, it may continue to occur periodically over the course of your life until you seek proper treatment.

It should be noted that, while tetanus is often considered the primary cause of lockjaw, it is actually less common than jaw stiffness...

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July 20, 2018

Bruxism Treatment in Manhattan​Bruxism is the medical term for tooth grinding. Its causes are not always known, but stress, anxiety, and neuromuscular conditions such as TMJ are all considered factors. Certainly, clenching the teeth due to anxiety or stress does not help the problem, even if the underlying cause is physical.

Traditional treatment for bruxism is a nightguard to be worn while sleeping. These orthotic devices,...

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July 09, 2018

You may have recently seen popular YouTubers and DIY “health experts” demonstrating the amazing tooth whitening power of activated charcoal. The instructions are simple: place activated charcoal on a toothbrush and brush in small circles before rinsing. It works, too. In some instances, teeth can become visibly whiter after just one treatment.

Here’s the rub: activated charcoal is not actually safe for your teeth. In fact, it’s downright unsafe.

What’s Wrong with Activated Charcoal?

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