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September 16, 2020

Infographic: What Are the Most Common Types of Restorative DentistryRestorative dentistry focuses on replacing missing teeth and improving the overall function of the smile. This type of dentistry can also be used to improve the appearance of the smile, correcting several cosmetic issues in addition to those impacting the strength and purpose of your teeth.

Common Restorative Dentistry Options...

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August 18, 2020

Popular cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

Other services, such as dental implants, tooth colored fillings, and porcelain dental crowns serve cosmetic purposes as well, but are used to restore strength and prevent future functional problems even when no cosmetic issues are present.

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August 04, 2020

Restore and Reinvent Your Smile with a Smile Makeover from NYC Smile Design

Many issues can impact the strength and appearance of your smile. Common cosmetic dental issues such as gaps and spaces, crooked presentation, and inconsistent tooth sizes can impact bite strength and tension and may contribute to conditions including TMJ. Structural issues such as...

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July 20, 2020

Dental veneers, commonly known as porcelain veneers, are placed over the front of teeth that are marred by cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can be used to address spacing issues, crooked tooth presentation, and irregular or inconsistent tooth sizes. They can also be used to strengthen teeth weakened by chips and cracks, and to improve the shading of teeth with deep or severe staining.

At NYC Smile Design, we take every care to make sure the dental veneers we place look and feel like your natural teeth. Durable, stain-resistant, and long-lasting, the porcelain veneers...

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July 06, 2020

Woman wondering is teeth whitening painful?

Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening. This can be true even for people who do not otherwise experience sensitive teeth.

If you already have sensitive teeth, the whitening process may exacerbate the condition. This is especially true in cases where store-bought tooth whitening kits are used. While inexpensive and convenient,...

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June 18, 2020

Everyone wants a perfect smile. No one wants to have to undergo a series of lengthy, involved, and invasive treatments to get one, though. Knowing the fastest ways to improve your smile can help save you time and money. It can also help ensure you look and feel your absolute best at all times.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Issues

Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry issues include teeth that are:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken...
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June 04, 2020

Woman with jaw pain, sitting on a park bench

TMJ is not one condition, but rather an umbrella term for any number of issues that can impact jaw alignment. In some cases, the underlying cause of TMJ is arthritis. In others, it may be trauma. Some instances are self-inflicted through bruxism or poor stress management, and others still are the result of underlying bite irregularities.

How do I Know if I Have TMJ?

Regardless of its cause,...

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April 15, 2020

What are braces?

Braces are an orthodontic treatment consisting of brackets and wires. The brackets, attached to the surface of the teeth, are strung through with archwire that is gradually tightened to pull the teeth into their optimal position.

Close up of girl wearing ceramic braces

What are ceramic braces?

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April 06, 2020

There are two types of tooth staining: intrinsic, which occurs below the enamel, and extrinsic, which occur on top.

Food, beverage, and lifestyle choices are often the primary causes of extrinsic stains with some of the biggest culprits being:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Soda and sports drinks
  • Dark foods and sauces

Inadequate oral hygiene can also cause extrinsic stains.

Intrinsic stains are typically caused by antibiotic and fluoride use during childhood. These may appear as mottled areas of the teeth or ribbons of white underneath the enamel. Unlike extrinsic stains,...

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March 19, 2020

To our family of patients,

All of us at NYC Smile Design have been empathetically watching the events as they have evolved over the past month in regards to the coronavirus.

Standard universal precautions help protect every patient and NYC Smile Design team members from the many infectious diseases that we are potentially exposed to on a daily basis. After every patient interaction, every countertop, chair, etc. are wiped down with a powerful medical grade disinfectant, and every instrument is sterilized under severe heat and pressure. This occurs EVERY time you sit in the patient chair. We will be raising the standard...

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