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April 06, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, giving us an opportunity to really reflect on the impact alcohol has on oral health.

Alcohol threatens oral health on two fronts: enamel erosion and risks for oral cancer. Alcohol causes dehydration, which reduces saliva production. Without proper saliva production, the acids in alcohol are less likely to be quickly removed from the teeth. This leads to enamel erosion and increases risks for sensitivity, infection, and decay....

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March 21, 2018

Dental erosion, also known as acid erosion or enamel erosion, can lead to a number of discomforts. Untreated, it can lead to a host of problems, including tooth loss. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms included on this infographic, you may be suffering from enamel loss. We can help.

Call NYC Smile Design at 212-574-4660 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tabib or Dr. Mello and learn about the many treatment options we offer for sensitive, yellowed, and damaged teeth.

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March 14, 2018

TMJ, also known as TMD, is the named given to a handful of disorders that cause the jaw to become misaligned. In some cases, TMJ is a result of trauma. Jaw misalignment may also be caused by developmental irregularities and bite issues, though the cause of TMJ is not always known.

NYC TMJ SpecialistsRegardless of its cause, TMJ can be an incredibly uncomfortable problem. Issues linked to TMJ include:

  • Clicking, popping, or...
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March 02, 2018

NYC Porcelain Veneer DurabilityPorcelain veneers are placed over the front of the teeth to cover imperfections such as chipped or cracked enamel, tooth gaps and crowding, crooked presentation and irregular tooth size, and severe under-the-enamel stains. Once placed, porcelain veneers can last for ten or more years, but proper care is required to ensure their longevity.

Porcelain is exceptionally strong, making it ideal for a number of...

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January 24, 2018

Dental erosion, also known as acid erosion or enamel erosion, occurs when acids soften and remove enamel from the teeth. Because enamel cannot simply grow back, dental erosion is a permanent condition. There are, however, several treatments that can be used to cover the eroded surfaces of the teeth and restore a more attractive, stronger, and less sensitive smile.

To learn about your acid erosion treatment options in Manhattan, call NYC Smile Design at 212-574-4660 and schedule a consultation today.

Bulimia and Acid Erosion

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January 16, 2018

Manhattan Implant Restorations Often lumped into “tooth replacement options,” dental implants do not actually replace missing teeth in the same way as a set of dentures or a dental bridge. Instead, dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth, providing an anchor for many different types of restorations.

Which type of replacement tooth or teeth will work best for you can best be determined during your evaluation with one of...

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January 03, 2018

Metal braces? Ceramic braces? Invisalign®? Six-Month-Smiles®? With all of the orthodontic options available these days, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. Take our short quiz to learn more about the options available at our Manhattan office and which solutions may be suitable for you. Then call our office at 212-574-4660 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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December 20, 2017

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted directly into jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Replacing the roots of missing teeth is important for the preservation of both bite strength and facial structure. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that work to address both of these problems.

When a tooth is lost through trauma, infection, or decay, its root is lost as well. Tooth roots secure teeth into the jaw, but also serve to signal the body to continue fortifying bone around the teeth. When a root is gone, those signals cease...

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December 13, 2017

If you already have your two front teeth, what could your smile possibly hope for during the holiday season – assuming, of course, your smile could hope? How about perfection?

Maybe your two front teeth are crooked. Maybe there are spaces between them. Perhaps other teeth in your mouth are functionally limited and aesthetically displeasing due to crooked presentation, uneven shapes and sizes, severe staining, or chipped or cracked enamel. All of these issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers – and at NYC Smile Design, we offer the strongest, most natural-looking...

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