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July 09, 2018

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?


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June 11, 2018

ClearCorrect is an orthodontic option that utilizes clear aligners as opposed to metal or plastic brackets and wire. With ClearCorrect, our NYC orthodontists can customize your treatment based on your level of malocclusion, enabling us to perfect your smile in the shortest time possible. To learn more about this service, please give us a call at 212-452-3344 and schedule your consultation today.

What Makes ClearCorrect Special?

ClearCorrect is made of a unique plastic that has been specially designed for strength and durability. Resistant to stains...

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June 01, 2018

June is Men’s Health Month, which may prompt you to hit the gym, take up some group classes, and make healthy changes to your diet. To be sure, these are all good things, all necessary for a long and healthy life. They are not, however, the only issues impacting the health of males.

Oral health issues, particularly gum disease, pose a large risk to men. Men are much more likely to develop gum disease than women and, when not treated, this can result in serious complications including erectile dysfunction,...

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May 22, 2018

If you struggle emotionally or physically during dental appointments, you may be the ideal sedation dentistry candidate. The safe and effective sedation options offered at our Manhattan dental office can help even the most anxious of patients feel calm, comfortable, and at ease before, during, and after their appointment.
The short quiz below is intended to provide some basic information about sedation dentistry and to assist you in determining if the service is a good fit for your needs. However, the only way to truly tell if this service will be useful is through a...

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May 18, 2018

Best Cosmetic Dentistry BlogNYC Smile Design’s blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 Cosmetic Dentistry Blogs & Websites to Follow in 2018. Compiled by Feedspot, this list of cosmetic dentistry blogs was created using social metrics and other factors that help determine a blog’s usefulness and popularity. We are honored to have been placed...

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May 08, 2018

Manhattan Wedding Smile Makeover

Photo-documenting your wedding day allows you and your partner to share the experience with friends and family who were not able to attend, to revisit memories with those who were, and to remember the sights, sounds, and celebrations in private moments with each other. Viewing photos can spark laughter, joy, and the loveliest of sentimentality, even reigniting passion as...

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April 06, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, giving us an opportunity to really reflect on the impact alcohol has on oral health.

Alcohol threatens oral health on two fronts: enamel erosion and risks for oral cancer. Alcohol causes dehydration, which reduces saliva production. Without proper saliva production, the acids in alcohol are less likely to be quickly removed from the teeth. This leads to enamel erosion and increases risks for sensitivity, infection, and...

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March 21, 2018

Dental erosion, also known as acid erosion or enamel erosion, can lead to a number of discomforts. Untreated, it can lead to a host of problems, including tooth loss. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms included on this infographic, you may be suffering from enamel loss. We can help.

Call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tabib or Dr. Mello and learn about the many treatment options we offer for sensitive, yellowed, and damaged teeth.


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March 14, 2018

TMJ, also known as TMD, is the named given to a handful of disorders that cause the jaw to become misaligned. In some cases, TMJ is a result of trauma. Jaw misalignment may also be caused by developmental irregularities and bite issues, though the cause of TMJ is not always known.

NYC TMJ SpecialistsRegardless of its cause, TMJ can be an incredibly uncomfortable problem. Issues linked to TMJ include:

  • Clicking, popping, or...
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