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6 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

October 27, 2020

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woman biting her nails

When it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants are preferred by patients and dentists alike. They feel like your natural teeth, preserve the integrity of your jawbone, and can last upwards of 25 years. However, your dentist in Lenox Hills warns that if you aren’t caring for them properly, it is more likely that you will experience a dental implant failure. Continue reading to learn which bad oral habits you should be avoiding so you can keep your implants for as long as possible.

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Make Your Smile Seamless with Tooth-Colored Fillings

August 17, 2020

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Woman smiling with white teeth

After months of self-isolating, it is time to swap out your weekly facetime catchups for an in-person night out. Despite the face coverings, social distancing guidelines, and sanitation measures, you manage to have an amazing evening of laughing with friends over a delicious meal. Before you even pull into your driveway, your phone alerts you that pictures from dinner have been uploaded to Facebook. As you scroll through them, your heart sinks to your stomach when you see that photo after photo shows your metal fillings. Quickly, you untag yourself and spend the rest of the evening reminding yourself to cover your mouth when you laugh or smile.

Did you know that 48% of people have untagged themselves from a picture on social media because they were unhappy with their smile? If dark, distracting spots in your teeth have you feeling insecure, then it is time to speak with your dentist about opting for tooth-colored fillings. Read on for their benefits, as well as whether metal ones are toxic. 

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What Your Dentist Is Doing to Keep Your Community Safe While Reopening

June 22, 2020

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Dentist wearing personal protective equipment

It’s safe to say that COVID-19 has ushered in a whole new normal as professionals in every industry implement extensive measures to keep their clients and team safe. At your last dentist visit, you likely experienced some infection control procedures, like your dentist wearing a mask and asking you a few questions before getting started. However, this is just a fraction of what you can expect at your next visit. Below are the steps that your dentist is taking to practice dental safety during COVID-19..

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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Signs You May Need an Emergency Root Canal

May 20, 2020

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Patient getting root canal from New York dentist

Root canal treatments have an unfairly bad reputation. Television shows and movies would leave you to believe that they are bloody, painful procedures. In reality, root canals are not only painless procedures, they are done specifically to get you out of pain. Root canals are typically done when an infection reaches the inside of a tooth, causing severe pain and the potential breakdown of that tooth. Your New York dentist has a few telltale signs that it’s time to schedule an emergency dental appointment.

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Can I Put Off Getting Root Canal Therapy?

April 16, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth is concerned about a root canal in Lenox Hill

Do the words “root canal” send a shiver up your spine? Many people are so afraid of the misinformation, bad reputation, and false rumors surrounding this procedure they put it off even if it’s recommended by their trusted dentist. However, while avoiding this treatment may save you temporary discomfort now, it could cost you much more pain and damage to your smile later on. Read on to find out why you should get that root canal in Lenox Hill right away, and what might happen if you don’t.

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Here’s What You Should Know Before Getting a Root Canal

March 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtetelman @ 8:16 pm
X-ray of patient in need of a root canal in Lenox Hill

Have you recently been told that you’re in need of a root canal? Unfortunately, this common dental procedure is surrounded by so much misinformation that you may feel unnecessarily nervous about your treatment. Knowing what to expect can put your mind at ease and help you feel more confident about saving your smile. Here’s what you need to know before getting a root canal in Lenox Hill.

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3 Reasons to Correct Your Smile Flaws with Cosmetic Bonding

January 7, 2020

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curing light being used

When you look in the mirror or at a picture of yourself, are your eyes drawn to the little imperfections in your smile? Do you have chips, cracks, gaps, or stains in your teeth that make smiling confidently virtually impossible? If so, you might be interested in a procedure called cosmetic bonding. With this quick and easy treatment, you can say goodbye to minor flaws in your smile. Keep reading to learn more about cosmetic bonding in Lenox Hill and why you should invest in it.

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Make Your Smile Perfect in Time for the Holidays

December 2, 2019

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A family sitting down for holiday dinner.

Just like any holiday season, it’s likely that you’ll be spending much more time with the family than usual, especially extended family members that are coming into your hometown. After dinner is over, the dishes are done, and everyone is relaxing with their desserts and after-dinner drinks, someone will likely say, “Let’s take a family photo!” Depending on how you feel about your smile, this situation may make you feel excited and proud or nervous and apprehensive. With help from a cosmetic dentist in Lenox Hill, you can make sure it’s always the former.

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Virtual Design: How Technology Can Give You a Dazzling Smile Makeover

October 21, 2019

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Digital Tooth

How much brighter will your teeth be after a whitening procedure? What will they look like with their new metal-free restorations? What will the results of gum recontouring be? It can be hard to ask for a cosmetic procedure when you’re not sure what the final result will look like. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist in Lenox Hill can take advantage of digital imaging and virtual smile design to give you a preview of your new grin so that you can feel completely comfortable about scheduling your treatment. Learn more about how advanced dental technology can help you better plan your smile makeover.

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Do Sports Drinks and Energy Bars Hurt Your Teeth?

September 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtetelman @ 7:48 pm
sports drinks

While sports drinks and energy bars might be a great way to refuel after a practice or game, it turns out they’re not so great for your oral health. According to a study published in the British Journal of Medicine, energy bars and drinks could be ruining professional athletes’ teeth, and they could be doing the same thing to yours. Let’s take a closer look with a dentist in Lenox Hill about what exactly that means for you.

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