A 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...Read More
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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.
Symptoms of sleep apnea that should prompt a call to our New...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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
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...Read More
Can the appearance of your smile impact your ability to land an acting gig in NYC? Absolutely yes. Can anything be done to perfect smiles that may not meet the aesthetic standards of New York’s theater goers? Of course, several things can be done. Your transformation starts with a call to NYC Smile Design for a consultation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib.
Lockjaw occurs when muscle spasms cause the jaw to remain tightly closed. Attempts to open the jaw can be extremely painful and even with effort may prove unsuccessful. When lockjaw is a complication of tetanus, it can take weeks or even months for the condition to clear. When it is related to TMJ or another oral health issue, it may continue to occur periodically over the course of your life until you seek proper treatment.
It should be noted that, while tetanus is often considered the primary cause of lockjaw, it is actually less common than jaw stiffness...Read More
Bruxism is the medical term for tooth grinding. Its causes are not always known, but stress, anxiety, and neuromuscular conditions such as TMJ are all considered factors. Certainly, clenching the teeth due to anxiety or stress does not help the problem, even if the underlying cause is physical.
Traditional treatment for bruxism is a nightguard to be worn while sleeping. These orthotic devices,...Read More
You may have recently seen popular YouTubers and DIY “health experts” demonstrating the amazing tooth whitening power of activated charcoal. The instructions are simple: place activated charcoal on a toothbrush and brush in small circles before rinsing. It works, too. In some instances, teeth can become visibly whiter after just one treatment.
Here’s the rub: activated charcoal is not actually safe for your teeth. In fact, it’s downright unsafe.
What’s Wrong with Activated Charcoal?