NYC Smile Design Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

NYC Cosmetic Dentists Serving Manhattan and New York, NY

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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September 23, 2010

Lynda's modeling career was not blossoming as she had hoped it would.  When Lynda came for a smile makeover consult she mentioned that in all her photos she barely smiled.  Needless to say she was quite fed up and wanted a drastic change.  Lynda had some bonding done previously that had darkened and her front teeth were sticking down and all her teeth had differing shapes and completely...

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September 15, 2010

Good oral hygiene goes far beyond the mouth. For example, if gum bacteria (the same bad boys that cause dental plaque) find their way into the bloodstream, they can cause clots that may lead to heart disease, or even to a heart attack. This is the recent subject of a dental study in the UK where they found that indeed, if plaque makes its way into your blood, clots might form, resulting in heart problems. In fact, understanding the consequences of inadequate oral hygiene is just as essential to good health as are diet, exercise, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure le...

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September 13, 2010

With a grant of $2 million from the National Institute of Health in the United States, a team of scientists in England (led by Professor Martin Thornhill at the University of Sheffield) has developed a new quick, easy, and effective test for oral cancer that can identify its presence (or absence) in only 20 minutes. A two-year study is underway to track the results.

As with many cancers, early detection of oral cancer is key to a good prognosis: it can lead to a five-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. So the study is designed to perfect the procedure and make sure it provides results as accurate as those from earlier...

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September 10, 2010
Indrani Pal-Chadhuri knows the fashion world inside out; born in Calcutta, she had become a top model by the time she was fourteen, and graduated from Princeton with honors and a major in anthropology. She developed her photographic skills working with Markus, and mastered the art of digital post-production in Paris and New...
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September 02, 2010

Markus Klinko, Swiss-German and a one-time Paris Conservatory harpist with several CDs and awards to his credit, switched to fashion photography and never looked back. “You can't do music with one hand. I don't even have a harp any more – I don't want to play for myself.” But his music background was a plus when he and Indrani became...

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August 18, 2010

Millions of people are affected by Canker sores of the mouth.  These sore are painful open sores of the mouth.  Most people are under the impression that they are viral infections and are contagious however, this is far from the truth.  These ulcers are different than the herpes type lesions that are contagious.  It is a condition that...

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