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September 07, 2021

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

When you are missing one or more teeth, you have several options for replacement. Most, like dental bridges and dentures, sit on top of the gums, helping to prevent adjacent tooth slippage and restoring both function and aesthetics to the smile. However, as time passes, the bone below the missing tooth will begin to...

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August 11, 2021

Why Consider Porcelain Veneers?

It is common for a smile to be impacted by cosmetic imperfections. In some instances, these are nothing to be concerned about. In others, they can cause emotional discomfort, lead to a bad first impression, and even diminish your chances of progressing at work. Of course, with more people working from home, the latter has become less of an issue, but conference calls and similar meetings still allow for smile imperfections to...

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July 07, 2021

BOTOX Gum Lift

A BOTOX® gum lift is a non-surgical treatment designed to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. A gummy smile is one in which too much of the gum line is exposed, serving to detract from the smile and produce an overly gummy appearance. Also known as excessive gingival display, the issue has traditionally been addressed through surgical removal of gingival tissue. This, however, is both intrusive...

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June 03, 2021

Migraine vs. TMD Headache

June is National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month. Do you know how to tell the difference between a migraine and a TMD headache?

Symptoms of both migraine and TMD headaches can be very similar, leading some people to confuse the two. However, there are some key differences between migraine and TMD symptoms that can help to identify which is which.

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May 14, 2021

Restful Sleep With Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring is common. Studies conducted by Johns Hopkins have found that 45% of adults snore on occasion, and a full 25% snore frequently. And while snoring in and of itself isn’t always cause for alarm (though it may interfere with your partner’s sleep), it is often a warning sign of sleep apnea, a much more worrisome and potentially deadly issue.

What is Obstructive Sleep...

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April 14, 2021

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last | Woman with Beautiful Smile

When cared for properly, porcelain veneers should last for ten years or more.

What does proper care of porcelain veneers look like? Probably a lot like what you’re already doing for your natural teeth, with just a few exceptions.

To care for porcelain veneers, do:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and...
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March 03, 2021

Physiologic dentistry is the branch of dentistry focused on the health and alignment of the jaw, its surrounding musculature, and the network of nerves that run throughout it. A Physiologic dentist is someone who has received post-graduate training in this particular branch of dentistry and is able to address issues such as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and restore full comfort and function to the jaw.

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February 18, 2021


Routine Dental Visits

COVID changed things. Routines. Work schedules. When and where we go places. More. For many, it also pushed routine dental visits well past the six months recommended by the ADA. If you had an appointment canceled due to stay-at-home orders, now is the best time to call our office and reschedule. If, on the other hand, you simply haven’t made an appointment for a cleaning and examination in the past year, now the best time to call...

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February 04, 2021

Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

There are a number of ingredients that may be used in whitening toothpaste. Some, like activated charcoal, have not been sufficiently studied, making information about their efficacy and safety largely anecdotal. Others, like baking soda or peroxide, are time-tested and trusted methods of removing surface stains and are commonly used in toothpaste that claims to have whitening abilities.

Whitening toothpastes work in...

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January 15, 2021

Dental Sedation in New York City

At NYC Smile Design, we are pleased to offer the option of gentle sedation to patients who are nervous or who have difficulties with dental care due to:

  • A heightened gag reflex
  • Difficulties getting numb
  • Sensitive teeth
  • TMJ
  • And more

If you have traditionally struggled with dental visits due to emotional or physical discomfort, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to...

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