Job one for any dental provider is to keep their patients’ teeth healthy. Trauma like an injury or a failed root canal procedure sometimes gets in the way, and a tooth needs to be extracted. Is it painful?
From the time we were kids, our parents harped on the importance of not eating too much candy because it would give us cavities. Do you know why they were so concerned? Take a moment to learn about the link between sugar and tooth decay.
Most of us experience some sort of tooth pain during our lifetime. Sometimes it’s just minor tooth sensitivity after a dental procedure, and it goes away on its own. But when does tooth pain signal a serious problem?
When you think of tooth extractions, you probably think about impacted wisdom teeth or crowding issues that need to be resolved prior to orthodontic treatment. Yes, these may be common reasons for pulling teeth, but they aren’t the only ones.
Gapped teeth create that picket fence effect. It may seem like a purely aesthetic issue, unless, of course, they’re your teeth. If you have gapped teeth and have been yearning for your dream smile, take a moment to learn more. This may be your yea
Missing teeth are not only embarrassing, but also present a barrier for chewing food properly and even speaking clearly. Fortunately there are numerous options for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants. Read on.
When it comes to tooth extractions — a fairly common procedure — the actual extraction is typically the easy part. The recovery period is often uncomfortable, but there are plenty of things you can do to protect your oral health and boost healing.
Invisalign® is one of the most recognized clear aligner systems in the orthodontics industry. Since its introduction to the market in the late 1990s, it has been a game-changer with numerous benefits. How many? Learn more here.
Dazzling, beautiful smiles are the subject of envy. A bright-white smile is definitely a confidence-booster, but is it sustainable? Take a moment to learn five key strategies for keeping your teeth white so you’ll be smiling for years to come.
A root canal is an endodontic or “inside-a-tooth” treatment whose ultimate goal is to restore the tooth to its natural healthy state. That is as opposed to extracting it due to severe tooth damage or infections. But does a root canal hurt?
Few people are born with perfect teeth. Those who are fortunate to have a dazzling smile are likely to get a cavity or experience a mishap like a chipped tooth sometime during life. Crowns and veneers are handy tools to enhance and restore smiles.
No matter how careful or vigilant you are about dental care, chances are you will experience a dental emergency at one time or another. Knowing what constitutes an emergency is important, because some situations won’t be as obvious as others.
When you’re missing teeth, you face a decision of how to replace them, and it can be overwhelming. Should you go with dentures? Dentals implants? Or maybe a bridge? How do you know what option is best for you?
Wisdom teeth are a remnant of days gone by when humans didn’t cook their food or use utensils. We needed these flat teeth to further grind and mash our food before swallowing. These days, many of us have our wisdom teeth extracted. Find out more.
Making dull teeth look dazzling-white can be confusing. For starters, there are a plethora of options, and then knowing the difference between whitening products from stores and services at dentals offices is difficult. Take a moment to learn more.
Few of us are born with a to-die-for smile. Instead, we’re more likely to have one or two things we’d like to change about our teeth, but who has the time? Think dental veneers. Take a few moments to learn more about this two-appointment procedure.
Straightening teeth with braces used to mean enduring long treatment plans and embarrassment from wearing metal braces. All of that changed when a system of clear aligners called Invisalign® was introduced. Take a few moments to learn more.
Dental anxiety affects people of all ages, from seniors to young parents to school children. Avoidance isn’t a great strategy, but you can learn to cope with your fear. Our dental experts share some helpful tips for the whole family.
There are a variety of options available for replacing missing teeth, but how do you know which one is right for you? Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular with folks looking for an alternative to dentures.
A potential complication that arises after tooth extraction is a condition called dry socket. Though it’s temporary and not usually harmful, dry socket can be painful, so you’ll want to take every step you can to avoid the problem.
You may think having straight teeth is a purely cosmetic issue. However, it can be so much more. Malocclusion is the medical name for misaligned teeth, and it includes all imperfectly-aligned teeth. Read on to learn more.
A cracked tooth may not be obvious, so it is tempting to ignore. But doing so can lead to problems later on. In this post, we discuss the signs of a cracked tooth and why you should seek treatment sooner rather than later.
Pain in your jaw, gums, or teeth could be signs of an infected or decayed tooth that needs attention. If you act sooner rather than later, a root canal can save the tooth and prevent major problems. Learn why you shouldn’t delay treatment.
Though the number of Americans with cavities has decreased over the past 40 years, it’s still one of the most common chronic oral health problems in children and adults. Knowing what causes cavities may help you take steps to prevent them.
Are you afraid of the pain you’ll experience during a root canal procedure? Don’t let your fear keep you from saving your tooth. In most cases, root canals bring relief from dental pain and problems along with a host of other oral health benefits.
When you have your teeth whitened professionally, you want to keep your teeth white. However, some foods and drinks stain your teeth, erasing your whitening gains. Here’s what you should eat after professional teeth whitening.
Invisalign® clear aligners are transparent and pain-free, but they can become damaged or stained if you’re not careful. Read on to learn some useful tips on how to take care of your trays and avoid unnecessary replacement expenses.
If you’re scheduled to have a tooth extracted, it’s normal to feel anxious. But how painful is a tooth extraction? The answer might surprise you. Keep reading to learn more about this common procedure.
Does tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, and breaks make you want to hide your smile instead of show it off? If so, there’s a simple solution available at 54th Street Dental. To learn more about how you can easily improve your smile, keep reading!
If you’d like to enjoy the confidence boost and improved oral health that straight teeth provide, but you don’t want the hassle of braces, Invisalign® may be the ideal solution for you. Here’s what you need to know.
Zoom teeth whitening treatment can help you feel more confident about your smile. The process takes about 45 minutes, bringing more dramatic results compared to home whitening options. Read on to learn more.
Does this sound usual? You get up in the morning and rapidly cover your mouth with your hand so your partner doesn’t get a whiff of your awful breath. Morning breath, halitosis — whatever you call it, it can be repulsive and it likely isn’t the way you ...
If you’re suffering from mild to moderate smile flaws that detract from your appearance, our team of dentists may recommend dental veneers. These cosmetic restorations are designed specifically for you, made from thin shells of porcelain, that resemble ...
For most people, a dental veneer enhancement takes only two visits to our Midtown, New York office. Your first appointment begins with preparing your teeth for their new restorations and taking an impression for us to create your customized porcelain ...
If the smile that greets you in the mirror makes you cringe, there’s an easy and quick solution, that doesn’t require years of orthodontics. Enjoy a Hollywood smile in as few as two visits, with custom-crafted porcelain veneers from 54th Street Dental. ...