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What Are Plaque and Tartar? Jul 1st, 2022

Tartar and plaque. You’ve probably heard these two terms when discussing your oral health. Sometimes, you might even hear them used interchangeably. But what exactly are they, and are they the same thing? Plaque and tartar aren’t the same thing, and while they are related, it’s crucial to understand the...

It Hurts Terribly When I Drink Something Hot Jun 1st, 2022

So you noticed it felt uncomfortable when you drank something hot. You were surprised because you’ve never experienced this sensation before, although you might’ve heard about it. You went on with your life but began noticing that every time you drank something hot, you experienced pain that worsened over time....

5 Problems that Veneers Resolve May 1st, 2022

More and more people are asking about veneers as a possible treatment option for many concerns. Dental Helpline, a charity hotline where patients can ask questions about oral health, found that 15% of the questions asked of their employees were about veneers, implants, and other similar procedures.  Veneers can help...

Is a Root Canal My Only Option? Apr 1st, 2022

So you heard the words you hoped your dentist would never say: “You need a root canal.” While this phrase causes emotions ranging from frustration to fear in many of our patients, the procedure itself is widely used, effective, and tolerable for most patients.  Still, you might be asking yourself,...

What Happens if I Have a Cavity? Mar 1st, 2022

From a young age, many of us learn to be concerned at the dentist’s office that we will hear the dreaded words: “Yep. You have a cavity.” But what are cavities exactly? And why are they something we all fear, as well as an issue that’s also all too common?  ...

I Have Gapped Teeth: Can Invisalign Help? Feb 1st, 2022

Gapped teeth aren’t always a dental concern. Many people are proud of the uniqueness gapped teeth provide to their appearance. However, everyone is different, and some people wish they could find a way to change the wide spacing between their teeth.  Whether you have a gap between two or a...

Understanding the Different Cosmetic Dental Treatments Jan 5th, 2022

Did you know that people visit the dentist for all kinds of reasons? You might only make an appointment for your regular teeth cleanings, but there are a host of different cosmetic dental treatments available to help you look and feel your best, no matter what your issues with your...

Why You Might Need to Wear a Night Guard Dec 1st, 2021

Do you grind your teeth at night? Have you ever wondered if this could be a problem? You might even be worried that some behavior change or therapy is needed to stop the issue. Fortunately, you may require nothing other than to wear a night guard. Downtown Dental Studios offers...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Nov 1st, 2021

Many people know the discomfort of yellow or discolored teeth. The way they make you want to smile in pictures with your mouth closed or how they cause you to worry about what other people think of your oral health.  Often, tooth discoloration only affects the outer part of the...

What are Inlays and Onlays? Oct 3rd, 2021

Are you looking for a cosmetic dental procedure that will help treat a cracked, crooked, or damaged tooth? Did you know there are other options besides crowns or implants, which can sometimes be too intensive and expensive to justify their use for a minor issue? This is where inlays and...

When is Bonding The Best Solution? Sep 1st, 2021

There have been so many advances in cosmetic dentistry over the years, and some of the most exciting are those made in dental bonding. Because the look and feel of our teeth are not only critical to our self-esteem, they’re often necessary for our ease of use and oral health. ...

Improve Your Smile with Veneers Aug 10th, 2021

Do you avoid smiling in pictures? Do issues with your teeth and their color, shape, or even cracks in their surface make you feel less confident? Have you always wanted to do something about it but felt that the usual options weren’t for you? It might be time to consider...

What is Tartar? Jul 7th, 2021

You may have heard your dentist talk about the problems that plaque can cause when you aren’t taking good enough care of your oral hygiene. But have you also heard of the term tartar? If you’re just now realizing you’re not sure what that means, we’ll give you a hint:...

Common Oral Health Issues in Seniors Jun 15th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2060, Americans aged 65 and older will make up 24% of the country’s population. As such, it’s becoming more and more necessary to bring to light the difficulties of health management at an older age, especially oral health care. This...

3 Things Plaque Can Do to Your Teeth May 10th, 2021

Do you brush and floss regularly but still develop plaque? An imbalance between the good and the bad bacteria in your mouth could be the cause of your dental issues.  Dental plaque is mainly caused by Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacteria that feeds on simple sugars and carbohydrates.  Our...

Are Cavities Really a Problem? Apr 1st, 2021

What harm can a little cavity do? After all, cavities are common — about 92% of American adults have had at least one cavity, according to the CDC. If they’re so common, they can’t be all that bad, right? Actually, even a single cavity can wind up causing major problems...

What is a Deep Dental Cleaning and Who Needs One? Mar 1st, 2021

Nearly half of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of gum or periodontal disease. That figure increases to 70.1% for adults older than 65 years.  Gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health. Left untreated, it can lead to deterioration of your jawbone, which can be...

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: All Your Questions Answered Feb 1st, 2021

If you have missing teeth, dental implants could be the solution that restores your smile, as well as your ability to chew food comfortably. While dental implants’ benefits are undeniable, some patients aren’t ready for the procedure right away.  In those cases, your dentist at Downtown Dental Studio, located in...

What Does Crown Lengthening Entail? Jan 1st, 2021

In a perfect world, we’d all be born with dazzling smiles and never get cavities. Nice thought, right? But it’s not reality. Even people who practice the most vigilant at-home dental care and visit their dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup may get cavities or have...

Why Invisalign® Has Such a High Satisfaction Rate Dec 1st, 2020

If you’re unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, but are hesitant to endure months - or years - of a mouthful of metal and wires to straighten them, Invisalign® could be the solution you’re looking for. For older teens and adults, Invisalign corrects common problems such as gaps, crowding,...

Leading Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can do About it Nov 1st, 2020

If you struggle with bad breath, you’re not alone — up to 50% of adults in the United States report some experience with bad breath. In fact, few among us wake with fresh-smelling breath, which is usually remedied with a quick tooth brushing. But if your bad breath persists, it may...

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Oct 4th, 2020

The term “cosmetic dentistry” makes it seem as though this type of dental care is purely optional and focuses on appearance alone. However, these treatments offer far more benefits than just enhancing your smile. At Downtown Dental Studio, our skilled team offers numerous cosmetic dental treatments, such as composite bonding,...

Save Your Tooth With a Root Canal Sep 18th, 2020

While your teeth can endure a lifetime of wear and tear, they’re not indestructible. Teeth can weaken from damage due to tooth decay, trauma, and gum disease.  An infected or damaged tooth can result in swollen gums, tooth discoloration, and severe pain when exerting pressure on it as you bite...

What Causes Cavities? Aug 4th, 2020

Did you know that 92% of all American adults have at least one cavity. That’s why cavities remain one of the most common dental problems. Cavities occur when plaque, a combination of food debris and the bacteria that feed on them, builds up and creates decay on your teeth.  Though...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jul 20th, 2020

If you just started wearing dentures, then you aren’t alone. Each year, about 15% of the population has dentures made. However, adjusting to dentures can prove to be a difficult task. It’s completely normal if you’re having trouble getting acclimated to your dentures.  At Downtown Dental Studio, located in the...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Jun 24th, 2020

Recognizing the early stages of gum disease is important so that your dentist can treat your condition before it leads to irreversible damage to your smile. In more advanced stages, only surgery can prevent the disease from worsening. Our experienced dentists at Downtown Dental Studio, located in the Financial District...

How a Night Guard Can Preserve Your Dental Health Mar 13th, 2020

If you grind and clench your teeth you may suffer from a serious dental disorder. Thanks to custom night guards, you can protect your smile. Downtown Dental Studio’s team of expert dentists can help you get the night guard that’s right for you.  How do night guards work? Night guards...

Bonding vs Veneers: Which Is Right for Me? Feb 17th, 2020

Patients have many options when it comes to correcting their smile. The two most requested procedures we offer are bonding and veneers. Downtown Dental Studio has all the answers to the questions you may have about these procedures. Together we can offer you the best procedure for your teeth.  Veneers...

Resolve to Up Your Dental Hygiene this Year: Why Regular Checkups Matter Jan 10th, 2020

Good dental hygiene goes beyond daily brushing and flossing and should include regular visits to the dentist every six months. Having regular dental checkups helps keep your teeth clean and healthy, and these visits are a key part of your oral health since our exam can discover underlying issues so...

How a Root Canal Can Preserve Your Tooth and Why It Matters Dec 1st, 2019

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but gum disease, tooth decay, and trauma can change things. In each of these cases, our primary goal is to save your tooth because, as with most things in life, nothing beats the original. So, should tooth decay lead to an infection...

Dental Veneers Can Correct Countless Smile Flaws Nov 1st, 2019

Transforming your smile with the help of dental veneers can help improve your self-confidence. Veneers correct several cosmetic issues, including crooked or discolored teeth. There are also many non-cosmetic reasons to consider veneers. Some health benefits include filling in gaps and protecting your teeth from tooth decay or infection. With...

Dental Implants: The Unparalleled Replacement for Missing Teeth Oct 22nd, 2019

It’s hard to feel confident when you’re missing teeth, especially if your dentures keep slipping out of place. That’s why we offer dental implants at Downtown Dental Studio in the Financial District in New York City. This permanent restoration solution uses titanium implants to secure your dentures or other prostheses...

Don’t Let Anxiety Keep You From Getting the Oral Care You Need: We Offer Sedation Dentistry Sep 6th, 2019

Fearing going to the dentist is a common thing. In fact, there’s even a name for it. It’s called dentophobia. If you fear going to the dentist, the dental professionals at Downtown Dental Studio in New York City can help. With sedation dentistry, you can sleep while your dental professional...

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help Aug 12th, 2019

Snoring is often a punchline, and because it’s talked about in a joking manner, you may not think it’s very serious. But, snoring can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition called sleep apnea. What you may not know is that the dental specialists at Downtown Dental Studio in New...