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January 23, 2013

When Lynda came for a smile makeover consult at NYC Smile Design, she mentioned that in all her modeling photos she barely smiled. Top New York City cosmetic dentists, Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello were able to give her the bright smile she had wanted through gumline recontouring, repositioning her uneven teeth, and placing porcelain laminates on them.

January 16, 2013

According to new research that was published in Preventive Medicine green tea’s beneficial effects increases the odds of keeping your teeth healthy. However, the effects are negated if it is sweetened with sugar.  In another study that was done in Tohoku University in Japan where they looked at more than 25000 Japanese men and women and discovered that people who drink at least one cup of green tea per day had more teeth than the ones who didn’t....

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December 19, 2012

Dental decay is a communicable disease so you have to be careful who you are kissing.  In a recent study that was published in the Journal of Dental Research it was shown that mothers that have numerous dental cavities can increase the likelihood that their children will develop dental cavities as well.  It is important not to kiss your children on the mouth to prevent transmission of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. 

If you are concerned and have a lot of cavities and fillings in your mouth but want to do everything possible to prevent cavities in your kid’s mouths here are important tips to follow:

1)    Do...

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December 12, 2012

Mouth breathing can have dire consequences when it is left untreated in children.  Some of the problems that are encountered in untreated cases are abnormal facial and dental development.  Some of the abnormal development issues may include gummy smiles, crooked teeth, long and narrow faces.  One of the main causes of mouth breathing is severe allergies that cause upper airway blockage predisposing the person to mouth breathe.  In addition, this can cause...

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November 21, 2012

This thanksgiving, be sure to give thanks for your good oral health. Thanksgiving is even better when everyone is healthy and happy.  Therefore, to ensure optimal continuous dental health, be sure to include some healthy meals in your thanksgiving feast.  Make sure that greens and winter vegetables are...

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October 18, 2012

Most people never question the ingredients that are in the products they use on a daily basis, and that's especially true of toothpastes. One of the most commercialized products –toothpaste- is generally believed to be both effective and safe.   Is this actually true? You be the judge!

It might come as a shock to you that the very same product that is supposed to help you to maintain your oral health can slowly eat the enamel of your teeth, causing the erosion of your tooth...

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September 26, 2012

While Anesthetics have come a long way in assuring that patient’s can receive the best, comfortable care during their dental procedures, there are patients who have phobias about the numbness they experience afterwards. Some of these fears are well founded as postoperative numbness from the anesthesia can disrupt one’s day. When your tongue, jaw and lips are numb, smiling, talking, drinking and eating become difficult tasks.

Let’s face it; there is...

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September 19, 2012

Inna was a former competitive dancer, now seeking a career as a nutritionist. When she came to see us for a consult,Inna explained that she had never had a regular dentist because her dance career required such extensive travel. She would live from a few months to a year in different locations throughout the world and then move on, so her dental visits were few and far between -- and mostly for emergencies. Inna explained that she often had dental procedures...

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September 12, 2012

For good or for worse, going through a major change is very difficult for most people. A smile makeover is no exception. One of the questions we are often asked is how will my temporary crowns or veneers look like. This question is usually asked either because of past experience or may have heard from friends that they are horrible and have to hide from the public. Unfortunately the perception is already set that they are in for a rough couple of weeks until they get the actual veneers or crowns. This definitely should not be the case. There are a couple of reasons why we place temporaries. One is for protection of the tooth. Second it...

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September 05, 2012

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to major health concerns such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease multiple sclerosis and yes, tooth decay.  Recently it has been shown that Vitamin D activates your immune system.  If Vitamin D is lacking in your blood your “killer” cells won’t be able to fight off disease causing pathogens.  Unfortunately cavities and gum disease are not regarded as serious diseases.  However, cavities and gum disease are associated with serious chronic health problems. A study from University of Helsinki in Finland showed that people with poor oral health lead shorter lives.

Now there is strong...

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