NYC Smile Design Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

NYC Cosmetic Dentists Serving Manhattan and New York, NY

November 03, 2010

A neuromuscular dentist is concerned about how the system of 1) facial muscles, 2) jaw joints and 3) teeth work in harmony to create a neuromuscular balanced physiology. How the upper and lower teeth come together (bite or occlusion) as the mouth closes requires every part of the system to be in coordination.  If any one part of this system does not work properly, let’s say teeth that don...

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November 01, 2010

There are times that patients seek dental treatment beyond just fixing cavities. More and more, patients are seeking specialized dentistry to correct a variety of problems including an imperfect bite, facial muscle pain and jaw joint problems.

Abnormal Forces on muscles of the face?

Muscles around the face are responsible for...

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October 29, 2010
Halloween is around the corner, and it is a holiday that every child (and adult) looks forward to. The children get to enjoy the adventure of trick or treating and for the adults; it is an opportunity to revisit their childhood. With all this excitement comes the bags of candy and the possible cavity nightmare for parents.  Let’s face it; no parent wants to be “that” parent who denies...
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October 25, 2010

In the last couple of months, the doctors at NYC Smile Design have been featured in several magazines highlighting the best techniques for teeth whitening. One of these techniques is tray bleaching.  One of the many benefits of this method of whitening is tat it is easy to use and mostly an inexpensive way of having a beautiful radiant smile. There is another benefit to tray bleaching...

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October 17, 2010

So many of our patients come to us in despair over broken, discolored, misshapen, or missing teeth! They have avoided smiling, or even talking much, for years, hoping to avoid calling attention to what should be a natural expression of their personality and ideas. But they are not alone:

In his newest blockbuster, Washington: A Life, best-selling author Ron Chernow reveals that the...

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October 12, 2010

In a previous article we had talked about the benefits of green tea. Although teas have numerous health benefits; there are certain teas that have ingredients that are not as desirable. A recent study by the Medical College of Georgia found that black tea might potentially be dangerous for you. Black tea is found to contain a high amount of fluoride than what had been determined before. Fluoride...

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October 09, 2010

Our patients often ask us for advice on how to whiten their teeth. The question often arises as to which option is best:

1.      Over the counter bleaching products

2.      Custom trays made in the dental office with Dentist diagnosed bleaching agent

3.      In-office power bleaching

At NYC Smile Design, we have had great success with in-office bleaching in combination with the second option as maintenance. This can be completed in one session of between one and two hours, and produces immediate results. Of course it is completely painless, and requires only preliminary cleaning to remove surface stains and...

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October 06, 2010

As smile makeover specialists we are always aware of the difference a smile makeover makes in patients lives. But, even we were impressed with the results of a recent survey. The numbers said it all: only 25% of respondents felt confident enough to smile for the camera; 45% said they would judge people by the look of their smile; a minority (25%) didn't think that an attractive smile would help people psychologically; and only 35% were unaware that an appealing smile could be a boost to romance.

Whatever your math skills, it seems that a radiant smile is definitely to be desired. But there are many ways to define the...

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September 27, 2010

No matter how disappointed you are with the teeth nature gave you – even if they are cruelly misaligned, misshapen, stained from antibiotics or tobacco, or just plain not what you'd hoped for – modern smile makeovers with porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams. And the technology behind them often makes them the most precise solution to many cosmetic problems, from a single tooth to a full-mouth reconstruction.

Veneers are small – razor-thin, custom-made covers for your teeth. They can be made of porcelain, ceramic, or composite material which perfects the appearance of each tooth after they are bonded to its front...

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September 25, 2010

There are some things that do bear repetition, so bear with us. We can't say enough about the importance of eating the right stuff and maintaining good oral hygiene. Both are crucial to overall health and well-being at every stage of life. For instance what an expectant mother eats can affect the tooth development of her child; if mother doesn't get enough vitamins, minerals,...

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