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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Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush?

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYIt is not uncommon to hear patients say that their gums bleed when they brush or floss. Finding “pink in the sink” after oral hygiene routine can be a warning sign that your gums need attention. While it may not be cause for serious concern, your bleeding gums may be trying to tell you that they need some more diligent care. In fact, bleeding gums are often the first indication of gum disease. Left alone, gum disease can progress to cause gum recession and tooth loss. Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYBrushing is essential if you want optimal oral health. However, just picking up any toothbrush and dragging it across your teeth isn’t enough. It is also important to have the right toothbrush and use it correctly. If not, you may actually do more harm than good when it comes to your oral hygiene. When buying a toothbrush, consider these three things: Continue reading

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How To Fight Back Your Aging Smile

Park South Dentistry Invisible Braces New York NYGetting old brings a host of unwelcome changes, from limited mobility and declining health to wrinkles and financial strains. While some are out of your control, there are some aging challenges that can be avoided. For example, many of the dental issues that seniors face can be remedied. Modern dentistry has brought significant advancements in restorative and cosmetic services. Therefore, with a skilled dentist, your smile can be restored to optimal function and beauty at any stage of life. At Park South Dentistry, we can address your gum recession, tooth damage, yellowed enamel, missing teeth and other aging dental concerns. Continue reading

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Get Your Floss On

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYWe know you are tempted to end your dental hygiene routine with brushing and rinsing. However, failing to pick up your floss can cause more detriment than you think. If you are like most people, you have tight spaces in between your teeth, including areas too small for the bristles of your toothbrush to reach. These areas of your teeth are just as susceptible to plaque and bacteria as the visible larger surfaces. In fact, up to 35% of your tooth surface needs to be cleaned with floss instead of your toothbrush. When the sticky film of plaque builds up between your teeth or along your gum line, the consequences can be significant. Continue reading

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Dental Implants: The Healthy Option

Park South Dentistry Invisible Braces New York NYCompared to traditional dentures, you may have heard that dental implants can look and feel more like your natural teeth. However, along with their aesthetic and comfort advantage, dental implants are also a healthier option. The reason stems from the fact that dental implants are more secure, which allows patients to eat a more balanced diet. Continue reading

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Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need To Come Out

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYWisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, but they do not always have enough room to properly emerge. They also do not provide any real functional benefit to your smile. In other words, you can take them or leave them. Unfortunately, many choose to “leave them” because wisdom teeth are known for causing more harm than good. Painful jaw cysts, gum infection, sinus issues, cavities and misalignment are often associated with poorly erupted or impacted wisdom teeth. Therefore, most dentists suggest extracting these third molars before problems arise. Wisdom teeth removal is most commonly performed for patients who are between the ages of 18 and 24. Continue reading

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When a Regular Cleaning Isn’t Enough

Park South Dentistry Dentists New York NYWhile many patients are cleared to maintain a regular professional cleaning every six months, it is not uncommon for some patients to need a little extra care from their dentist. One of the most significant discoveries in recent dental research is the impact our gum health has on our overall health. According to the CDC, more than 64 million adults in the U.S. are living with, or have had gum disease. Therefore, in light of this evidence and the overall health risks associated with gum disease, more than half the population needs more than just a prophylactic cleaning. Research has shown that the aggressive bad bacteria found in gum disease can actually get into the bloodstream and travel through major arteries and organs. Thus, putting patients at risk for heart attack, stroke, pre-term labor, Alzheimer’s disease and even certain cancers. Continue reading

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E-Cigarettes Can Still Harm Your Oral Health

Dentists New York NYMore and more smokers are making the switch to e-cigarettes. The obvious advantages of using e-cigarettes are that they do not contain tobacco and they don’t produce smoke. Instead, they are battery-powered and work by producing an aerosol that you “vape.” This can significantly reduce many of the consequences of smoking, from lung cancer to tooth stains. Continue reading

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