Everyone who wears braces wants to be out of them as fast as possible. The same generally holds true for Invisalign®, which although virtually invisible, still requires wearing aligners that people want to be out of as soon as possible. AcceleDent® is an innovative intraoral device that can speed up tooth movement...Read More
NYC Smile Design Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
NYC Cosmetic Dentists Serving Manhattan and New York, NY
Welcome to the blog of NYC Smile Design! We hope you find our blogs educational, inspiring and enlightening. We will cover a variety of current dental topics, as well as provide you with answers and information about common dentistry questions and concerns.
After decades of experience in private practice, cosmetic dentists Dr. Ramin Tabib and Dr. Elisa Mello have truly honed their skills and work collaboratively to provide outstanding dental care for their patients. We provide comprehensive dentistry at NYC Smile Design with a focus in attractive, long-lasting cosmetic dentistry, including:... Read More
Because so much of the work we do at NYC Smile Design is of a demanding technical nature, it's always a pleasure to share with our patients some of the philosophical ideas that others have expressed about teeth, as well as some useful information.
For instance: one of my favorite quotes is by Thich Nhat Hanh: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. But sometimes your...Read More
Our diet is very important for our general health, which is why we are always advised to maintain a healthy diet. This blog has dedicated much of its postings on how to stay healthy and maintain not only healthy teeth but prevent some of the common oral diseases. There is an additional reward to maintaining healthy diet:-healthy gums. Foods that are high in sugar and starches build up bacteria in your mouth that not only give you bad breath but can result to gum disease....Read More
Although people suffering from eating disorders are usually able to hide this disorder from their friends and family, dentists can always spot the problems. The symptoms are obvious because eating disorders constantly bathe the mouth in acid, which can damage the teeth and the gums. So it's no wonder that dentists are usually the first to discover these disorders in their patients. There are three major symptoms that dentists look for:
According to Howard Langstein, M.D., a professor and the chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center who reviewed 120 facial CT scans and measured changes that occurred to the bones of the face over time. The results were published in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in January 2010. The scans were form women and men. With the aid of a computer program differing measurements were taken and the results were compared across different age groups. The Use of a CT scan allowed for a more accurate measurement because of the ability to view and take measurements three...Read More
Most people never question the ingredients that are in the products they use on a daily basis. That is especially true of toothpastes. Most people consider all toothpastes to be equally effective and safe. Is this true? Let’s take one ingredient that is found in toothpastes and many other commercial products such as shampoos, hair conditioners, body wash and bubble bath products.
This common chemical is called Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS). SLS is a harsh detergent which is used industrially as a degreaser and a foaming agent and was used as a garage floor cleaner. The reason it was placed in toothpastes is its ability to foam...Read More
At NYC Smile Design we have always been of the opinion that Silver mercury fillings have no place in the mouth. It’s an outdated restoration that has outlived its questionable usefulness in light of the more contemporary dental fillings that are now available. The newer generations of dental fillings are bio-...Read More
At NYC Smile Design we have never been big proponents of over the counter mouthwashes since they contain alcohol as their main ingredient. There is as much as 26% alcohol content which equates to a 52 proof alcoholic drink. Most people drink wine and beer as their alcoholic drink of choice and they rarely reach alcohol content of 14% and no one keeps their drink in their mouth for 1 minute or more before swallowing...Read More
In a study that was done in the Journal of Angle orthodontist in March of 2010, researchers wanted to determine how people would perceive the role of a smile in attractiveness of the face. So what they did at the University of Michigan was to ask 20 dentists and 20 non-dentists how they would evaluate the faces of 48 females.