NYC Smile Design Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

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August 09, 2010

Everyone needs to quench their thirst after a hard workout. With the popularity of, sports drinks on the rise, recent studies from New York University College of dentistry have shown that these drinks are quite harmful to the teeth because they cause the enamel surface of the teeth to wear out.  This is called erosion and the reason this...

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August 04, 2010

In a case study at the University of Buffalo school of Dental Medicine involving a 26 year old with tongue piercing with the barbell shaped device in her mouth it was discovered that the reason she had spaces between her teeth was a result of this device.  Dentists have always known that having these ornaments in the mouth and constantly playing...

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August 02, 2010

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...

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July 28, 2010

Mouth breathing can have dire consequences when it is left untreated in children.  Some of the problems that are encountered in untreated cases are abnormal facial and dental development.  Some of the abnormal development issues may include gummy smiles, crooked teeth, long and narrow faces.  One of the main causes of mouth breathing is severe allergies that cause upper airway blockage predisposing the person to mouth breathe.  In addition, this can cause oxygen concentrations to be very low which will predispose to high blood pressure, heart problems and sleep apnea.

Mouth breathing is extremely dangerous because the upper and...

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July 26, 2010

In Chinese medicine the tongue is a reflection of diseases of the body.  There are color and texture changes in the tongue that are important to know because they may indicate a problem

Red or strawberry tongue

  • vitamin deficiency of folic acid and B12
  • geographic tongue-develop reddish spots with a white border. This condition is benign and no      treatment is required. Can be caused by stress or hormonal changes or allergies
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July 23, 2010

Most people intuitively know what can be done to increase their lifespan. These include eating more fruits and vegetables and a restful night of sleep.  However new studies have shown other secrets to a longer and healthier life.  A study published in the British medical journal has shown that sexual activity is associated with 50% reduction in deaths from heart attacks and can also lower blood pressure.  The study showed that about half the people ages 57-85 were sexually active and a 1/3 of them from 75-85.  The conclusion they reached by this study is “Frequency of sexual activity, a good qualitysex life, and interest in sex...

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July 08, 2010

There is an incredibly large percentage of Americans suffer from chronic headaches. The number has been estimated to be about 45 million. At times these headaches are so debilitating that daily routines of the day become impossible task to complete. With this amount of pain most people will resort to pain relieving medications and visiting different doctors to find answers to alleviate their pain. What one really needs is a visit to their dentist.
Headaches can often be associated with your jaw bite. Specifically, the way your teeth meet when your jaw bites together. If your bite is off, your muscles have to work harder, and over...

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July 05, 2010

At NYC Smile Design clients come to see us for a variety of smile enhancement concerns.  One of the challenges that we are asked to address is the patient with long teeth that were not that way before. Teeth can get longer or appear to have gotten longer for a variety of reasons. And as teeth get longer, dark triangles will begin to appear between them.   Gum recession exposes the narrow section of the roots making the tooth look longer and the dark space...

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June 30, 2010

Do we really need mouth rinses? This is one of the questions a lot of our patients ask us. Or they may ask us, what the best rinse is. The real question should be why we even need mouth rinses. If we really do need one what’s a good one. Just want to go over some of the ingredients that are in some of the popular commercially available over-the-counter mouth rinses. Here are some of...

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