Why a Custom Mouthguard?

A staggering amount of dental related injuries occur during sports each year. Unfortunately, these accidents aren’t restricted to boxing and football. While it may not be mandatory for your child to wear a mouthguard in his or her sport, it is a wise investment that could save their smile and as well as your wallet. Mouthguards not only help to prevent knocked out teeth, broken teeth and mouth lacerations, but they have also been proven to help prevent concussions.
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Upcoming Root Canal? Here’s What You Need To Know

New York NY Dentist That Offer Painless Root CanalsIt is certainly not a procedure everyone has to have done, but root canals are one of the most commonly performed dental treatments available. A root canal is designed to save a severely damaged, infected or decayed tooth from having to be extracted. Root canal therapy is quite straightforward. Despite their bad reputation, there should be nothing to fear or put off. If your dentist has suggested a root canal, here’s what you need to know now:

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Deciphering Your Tooth Discoloration

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYAll tooth stains are not created equal. Tooth discoloration can have different causes and can appear as various colors (grey, yellow, brown, etc.) and patterns. Fortunately, today’s advancements in cosmetic dentistry make it possible to reverse most types of dental stains with professional teeth whitening. However, understanding which type of tooth discoloration you have and what caused it is the best way to help you avoid a dull or dingy smile in the future. Continue reading

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Halloween Candy: Tips From Your Dentist

festival17That time of year is approaching when dentists across the nation cringe: Halloween. While we can’t make everyone hand out toothbrushes and apples, we can educate you on some tips to follow when it comes to Halloween candy and your smile. Continue reading

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Top Reasons For Tooth Extraction

Park South Dentistry Invisible Braces New York NYFor both the patient and the dentist, the first choice is always to save a natural tooth. However, there are times when removing the tooth is in the best interest of your current and future dental health. The following are common scenarios in which tooth extraction may be necessary: Continue reading

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Brush Up On Your Tongue Health

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYWhen you consider your oral health, you probably think of your teeth and gums. While these are two critical components of your oral health, there is another area that is just as important, yet often gets overlooked: your tongue! Your tongue not only provides key information about your dental health and overall health, but it needs to be properly cared for just like your teeth and gums. Here are four things you should know about your tongue: Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Tooth Loss and Bone Loss

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYMissing teeth can lead to psychological, functional and health-related drawbacks. After losing one or more teeth, your chewing, speech and smile aesthetics can be compromised. However, there is another less obvious consequence of missing teeth – and one that deserves your attention. Regardless of where your missing tooth is in your mouth, bone loss will result if the tooth is not replaced with a dental implant. Continue reading

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Is It Time To Replace your Dentures?

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYFor those that have a multiple missing teeth, dentures are a life-changing solution. However, dentures are not meant to last forever. In fact, dentures may need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. The cause for replacement depends on several factors, including the type of dentures you have, jawbone atrophy and your everyday chewing function. Continue reading

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Is Your Diet Darkening Your Smile?

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYThere is no question that a white smile is a beautiful smile. However, sometimes the foods and drinks you love to consume are the ones that are sabotaging this desirable smile trait. Unfortunately, even healthy foods can be culprits to a yellowed or darkened smile. If you want to achieve a whiter smile or simply retain your recent teeth whitening results, consider keeping these items off your plate or at least consume them in moderation. Continue reading

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Know The Facts About Oral Cancer

Park South Dentistry Invisible Braces New York NYIn the United States, one person dies every hour from oral cancer. It is a cancer in which early detection is absolutely critical to survival rate. Oral cancer can affect any area of the mouth including the lips, gum tissues, cheek lining, tongue as well as the hard or soft palate. Continue reading

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