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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.

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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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December 28, 2018

Father and daughter brushing teeth in front of bathroom mirrorMost people, it’s safe to assume, brush their teeth once, maybe twice a day. After breakfast, perhaps. Again before bed. Maybe in between. For years, this has been considered fine: brush your teeth a few times a day and enjoy peak oral health for a lifetime. This is kind of like thinking that slowly walking on a treadmill for a few minutes will be enough to get fit for a marathon....

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December 19, 2018

Woman Covering Mouth with Right HandOur brains are fascinating things, willing to jump through remarkable hoops to convince us that everything is okay. It is alarming what signs we can casually ignore and what myths we will happily glom onto in an attempt to justify our poor oral health habits. Thing is, even if you convince yourself everything is okay, if problems are going undetected, you are setting yourself up for serious and potentially expensive...

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December 07, 2018

Couple SmilingAre you dissatisfied with the quality of your smile? Our NYC cosmetic dentists can help. Bringing over 20 years of experience in producing remarkable smiles in Manhattan, Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib welcome an opportunity to meet with you, assess your problem areas, and help you decide on the treatments that are best suited to restore strength, beauty, and function to your smile.

Invisalign®

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November 05, 2018

Woman experiencing a dental emergency in New York CityA dental emergency can be a frightening experience, but taking care of the issue can go a long way towards protecting your long-term health. If you are experiencing a dental emergency in New York City during our normal business hours, Monday -Thursday from 8am - 5pm, we will make every effort to see you on the same day. If our office is closed and this is a true medical emergency, please call 911...

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