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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.

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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.

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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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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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