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September 20, 2019

In the most general terms, a dentist focuses on oral health and hygiene. A cosmetic dentist focuses on the beautification of the smile. General dentistry involves preventive visits for routine exams, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. It also includes treatment for decay, infection, and discomfort, such as dental fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extractions.

Cosmetic dentistry may include procedures such as tooth whitening and porcelain veneers, as well as comprehensive services like a...

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September 06, 2019

TMJ is a blanket term for any number of conditions that affect the proper alignment of the jaw. Symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Grinding noises when chewing
  • Swelling or pain in and around the jaw

While the exact cause of TMJ is not always known, there are links between jaw misalignment and bruxism (teeth grinding), a condition that is often worsened by too much caffeine. This can be far more noticeable in people with...

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August 29, 2019

Woman Thinking Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile and effective cosmetic dental treatments available. Placed over the front of teeth, dental veneers can be used to conceal multiple flaws at once, restoring a bright, brilliant, and even appearance to smiles marred by:

  • Chipped or cracked enamel
  • Uneven tooth sizes
  • Crooked tooth presentation
  • ...
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August 08, 2019

Middle Aged Couple Smiling and Drinking CoffeeOne of your most prominent facial features, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. A smile that is yellowed, dingy, or otherwise unattractive can, in some circumstances, make you look more aged and unhealthy. One of the best defenses against this, of course, is taking care of your teeth with a thorough daily hygiene routine and biannual visits to...

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April 19, 2019

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that works to interrupt the signal between nerve and muscle, thereby allowing the muscle to relax. When used for cosmetic purposes, this releases tension in the underlying muscle, producing a smooth look on the skin above. For medical purposes, such as the treatment of TMJ, BOTOX® works to release muscle tension and spasticity, which can help with both the immediate relief of pain and in the finding of the neutral jaw positioning, which is essential for further treatment.

Both common causes and symptoms...

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April 05, 2019

Woman Stressed by too Much Work Piled Around Her

Bruxism (tooth grinding) is one of the body’s unconscious responses to stress. So too is it one of the risk factors for TMJ, a painful condition related to the misalignment of the upper and lower jaw.

Symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Clicking or popping noises when opening and shutting the jaw
  • Grinding noises in the jaw when...
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March 18, 2019

Braces and Invisalign® are both orthodontic solutions that can have a profound impact on the health and beauty of your smile. Which one is right for you will be dependent on multiple factors, including your personal goals, and should be determined with the help of a qualified and experienced dental professional.

If you are considering braces or Invisalign® and live in the Manhattan area, call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.

Braces an Overview


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February 11, 2019

Dr. Tabib was recently featured on Gotta Run With Will, a local television program hosted by Will Sanchez. During the video, Dr. Tabib discusses conscious oral sedation and how this service can help nervous and anxious patients achieve optimal comfort during your dental visit. While good for anxiety and dental phobia, dental sedation also works well for patients who struggle with:

  • Jaw discomfort
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Difficulties getting numb
  • A sensitive gag-reflex...
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January 24, 2019

Woman ponderingThe best solution for missing teeth is not the same for every person. Finding the best solution for your missing teeth is something that will require a thorough and honest evaluation from a qualified dentist. During this visit, factors unique to your situation such as the number of teeth missing, their location and function, the amount of jawbone that has collapsed since tooth loss, and the health of your remaining teeth and...

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January 10, 2019

Woman brushing teethBrush your teeth after every meal and snack. This remains the most effective way to prevent tooth staining. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and quality toothpaste, brush your teeth in all directions for at least two minutes if you are using a manual toothbrush, one for electric, to remove surface stains before they have time to set. There is no better protection against staining.

You can help reduce the amount of...

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