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28Dec, 2016

How to get the perfect smile for pictures

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Maybe the paparazzi aren’t following you around, but when the flash bulbs go off, you want to make sure your smile is picture perfect.  So how do you achieve a camera worthy smile? Practice! It sounds silly, but use your reverse camera feature on your phone and start snapping selfies.  This will also help you find your best side. Close your eyes for a couple of seconds before the picture is taken, and then open your eyes slowly while drawing up the corners of your mouth. Try the “bite & […]
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29Nov, 2016

Quick Holiday Party Makeup Trends

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Who wouldn’t love a professional makeup artist treatment before every holiday party?  For most us, however, we have to make do with what we have.  Here are a few quick, simple, and easy makeups that will you looking glam this holiday season: Rosy cheeks: dab a creamy blush on the centers of your cheeks.  Blend it out and down for a natural look. Colorful eyes: if the smoky eye look is too complicated, simply add a flash of festive and bright eyeliner to your lower waterline.  Think greens, blues, or […]
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27Oct, 2016

Veneers offer a simple solution for a beautiful smile

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Why Choose Veneers for Cosmetic Dentistry Are you self-conscious about your smile?  If you have typical cosmetic dental problems such as chips, cracks, or gaps, veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic procedures.  Veneers are thin, opaque dental facings that require minimal amount of tooth preparation.  They are bonded to the front of your teeth producing an immediate improvement.  Other benefits include: Strong, sturdy, and long lasting Stain resistant Look natural Strengthen teeth with superficial cracks Whiten permanently stained teeth When selecting a cosmetic dentist for veneers in the […]
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30Sep, 2016

Why Flossing is Still Important

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Flossing Helps Keep Gums Healthy You may have heard on the news recently that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has removed flossing as a recommended practice.  But don’t throw away your dental floss just yet!  The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology still recommend flossing as a means to prevent the build-up of plaque, gingivitis and tooth decay. Most dentists recommend flossing once a day to promote optimal dental health.  Of course, you should also visit the dentist at least once a year to keep […]
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22Aug, 2016

Can You Overbrush?

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Too much brushing can lead to negative effects Too much of a good thing can be bad. While it is necessary for us to brush our teeth daily, doing so aggressively doesn’t help us further. “Toothbrush abrasion” can result in sensitive teeth and gums receding. Vigorous brushing can break down tooth enamel and recede the gumline, which exposes the root area. This can lead to cavities and gum disease, requiring treatments such as fillings, root canals, and tooth extraction. Thoroughness – not forcefulness – is enough to remove plaque because it […]
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28Jul, 2016

Signs You Need to Wear a Night Guard

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Grinding or clenching your teeth at night is a common symptom of stress and anxiety or sleep apnea.  Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding or clenching can cause several painful symptoms and can seriously damage your teeth. Because teeth grinding often takes place during sleep, many patients are unaware that they suffer from bruxism. Signs that indicate you suffer from bruxism: Worn tooth enamel that exposes the inner layers of the tooth. Tension headaches and migraines Increased tooth sensitivity Tired jaw muscles Jaw pain and tightness in the jaw muscles […]
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12Jun, 2016

Why Choose Cosmetic Dentisty?

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If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then our smile is the front door.  A beautiful smile is one of the first things other people notice about your face, but if you feel like you’re hiding behind closed lips it might be time to see a Cosmetic Dentist.  A cosmetic dentist will help restore your teeth, and your self-confidence, through various tools and techniques such as teeth whitening, veneers, bridges, and even Invisilign braces. Moreover, cosmetic dentistry can be more than just skin deep.  Replacing a missing tooth or filling […]
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31May, 2016

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Dental implants are implants that are essentially screwed into your gums. There are many benefits to having dental implants over a dental bridge or dentures. Foremost, they are long lasting. Unlike dental bridges that need to be replaced every 5 years, implants last for the rest of your life. If you take proper care of your teeth, they will only require a bit of adjusting over the years. They also emulate real teeth more than the alternatives. Unlike dentures, you never have to worry about […]
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27Apr, 2016

Negative Effects of Stress on your Teeth

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Stress has many negative effects on our bodies and often times affects us when we least expect it. One indicator of stress is called Bruxism or the involuntary act of grinding your teeth while you’re asleep. Some signs of teeth grinding are: Tension headaches and migranes Tired jaw muscles Worn out tooth enamel Increased tooth sensitivity Jaw pain and tightness of jaw muscles Ear pain Facial pain Cracked or chipped teeth If you suffer from any of these symptoms it might be worth it to look into getting fitted for […]
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15Mar, 2016

Advantages of Dental Implants

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Bronx-based dentist, Dr. Nishita Gandhi, specializes in dental implants. There are several reasons to receive dental implants whether it’s missing teeth or root problems dental implants are nothing to be feared. Some advantages of Dental implants are: Improved overall Oral Health – If one tooth is missing it can negatively affect your remaining teeth and gums. Healthy supported teeth are vital for overall dental hygiene. Comfort and Stability – dental implants have the same functionality as your natural teeth, therefore implants should fit comfortably. Improved speech – Missing or poorly […]
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