Why Now is a Good Time for Teeth Whitening

Why Now is a Good Time for Teeth Whitening

Time is on your side. That’s true until it begins to take its toll or if you ignore an opportunity.

Teeth whitening keeps you on the solution side of things. And speaking of solutions it’s an effective way to reverse the discoloration on your teeth from months or years of diet and lifestyle choices.

Time factors

Natural wear on your tooth enamel doesn’t happen overnight. As you age and enjoy your favorite foods and beverages your teeth will begin to dull and lose their brightness.

Teeth whitening can solve the yellowing effect  that impacts your teeth. A whitening treatment targets the enamel and transforms it from dull to bright.

An important consideration

Over-the-counter whitening products are numerous. Before you purchase one we recommend that you consult with your dentist.

Why?

A teeth whitening product or procedure might be ineffective and produce disappointing results due to dental conditions. A dental examination can save you time and costs especially if you have oral health issues such as tooth decay, significant tooth discoloration, or extreme teeth sensitivity.

A PROactive solution

A professional teeth whitening procedure can produce fast and effective results. Our in-office Zoom! Whitening treatment can brighten your teeth up to 10 shades of whiteness in one appointment.

Your procedure uses a proven whitening process that’s applied and monitored by a dental professional. The whitening solution gently penetrates your tooth enamel to eliminate the discoloration, staining, and yellowing on your tooth surfaces.

An at-home whitening kit can accompany your in-office Zoom! Whitening treatment. Custom designed trays and solution will be provided following your in-office treatment to help maintain your teeth whitening results.

You will experience white, healthier looking teeth including the professional support of our dental team.

And about “time being on your side…”

It’s time for prom, Mother’s Day, and wedding season. Brighten your smile or someone else’s.

Contact our Morris Park or Bronx dental office  and find out why Now is a Good Time for Teeth Whitening.

Morris Park Dental Associates
960 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) DR-SMILE (718-578-4109)
morrisparkdental@gmail.com

How to Know if You Have Tooth Erosion and What to Do About It

 

You might not always feel vulnerable. But that doesn’t mean an attack isn’t underway.

Tooth erosion is one of those circumstances. The attack on your teeth occurs daily and pain and sensitivity are the first signs.

You’ll also recognize it if this happening

The appearance of your teeth can reveal much about their overall health and condition. Dental erosion is noticeable on your teeth as wear, cups or hollow areas, and a dark, yellow appearance just beneath the surface of your teeth (below the enamel covering).

Teeth sensitivity increases the more your teeth’s enamel has eroded. Hot and cold beverages and those that have high acidity can trigger it.

The primary cause and how to control it

The acid within your food and beverage choices are the primary cause of tooth erosion. Acidity in your diet softens your protective tooth enamel.

This good news is that saliva is a valuable neutralizer. It restores your mouth’s environment and helps prevent acid from overtaking it.

Although there’s a natural resistance due to saliva, frequent acid attacks on your teeth are damaging. Your teeth can be damaged gradually as small amounts of protective enamel are lost.

Guard your tooth enamel with a some new habits and by making a few dietary adjustments.

  • Enjoy foods and beverages that have high acidity during mealtimes to reduce the frequency of acid exposure.
  • Avoid holding each sip of your beverage in your mouth and swishing it around to reduce the time it remains on your teeth.
  • Chew sugar-free gum following your meals to enhance healthy saliva production that helps neutralize acid in your mouth.
  • Delay teeth brushing for an approximate hour after you eat to allow your tooth enamel to repair and harden.
  • Observe the condition of your teeth and stay current with your dental check-ups to determine if tooth erosion requires treatment such as dental bonding or veneers.

Contact our Morris Park or Bronx dental office about any issues with teeth sensitivity or tooth wear. Schedule an examination to diagnose any tooth erosion.

Morris Park Dental Associates
960 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) DR-SMILE (718-578-4109)
morrisparkdental@gmail.com

If You’re “On-the-Fence” About Dental Implants This Could Help

If You’re “On-the-Fence” About Dental Implants This Could Help

Sometimes a single, vital piece of information can “tip” you to make a decision. That’s true when deciding to solve your tooth loss with dental implant treatment.

Sure, you have options when you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth. It’s also important to understand why dental implants are superior to other tooth replacement options.

What are you missing?

Simply put, dental implants have one basic function. They fill the gap where your tooth is missing.

But there’s more to implant placement.

It helps to understand the role an implant plays within your tooth gap. Before you know the function of an implant it’s useful to know why your missing tooth gap is a problem.

Ignoring tooth loss can damage your overall oral health. A single missing tooth can cause your surrounding healthy teeth to shift out of proper alignment leading to other more costly dental treatment.

The erosion or loss of vital bone and gum tissue is another concern. This can make a bone graft necessary whenever you decide to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

Your dental implant relies on the support of healthy bone tissue. A graft fills in what’s lacking and after a healing period allows your dental implant to be placed into adequate, healthy bone tissue.

Though necessary, this requires time that can delay your tooth replacement. Plus you will incur the additional costs of the bone graft procedure.

You have options

Dental implants provide you a secure, healthy tooth replacement solution. An implant forms a new tooth root in your missing tooth gap and overtime will adapt to your bone and gum tissue.

Dentures are a common tooth replacement option. They rely on the surface of your jawbone and gum tissue and with long-term use can cause your tissue to erode further.

A dental bridge is similar. It relies on the support of your adjacent teeth and within a period of time can weaken them.

Your dental implant integrates with your available bone and gum tissue. This prevents the movement associated with dentures and provides a secure new tooth root for supporting the dental crown on the surface.

Dental implants, from top to bottom, are a secure tooth replacement option. The implant is made of titanium, the abutment (post) fits within your implant to hold a natural-looking new tooth on the surface (a dental crown).

Standard implant treatment can require a period of months to complete due to tissue healing and any additional procedures that are necessary such as a bone graft. The result is a solid, stable new tooth that fills your missing tooth gap and restores your tooth function and appearance with a lasting tooth replacement.

Contact your Morris Park and Bronx dentist at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) or click here to schedule an appointment to find out more about your single tooth loss or multiple missing teeth. Schedule an examination to discuss your tooth replacement options including dental implant treatment.

Oral Cancer Awareness & Oral Cancer Screenings

Your Best Response When Asked About an Oral Cancer Screening

Can I get a…”

If you’re wondering what I’m looking for, it’s “a YES!”

In fact that’s the best response to being asked if you want an oral cancer screening. No other answer can help eliminate your risk like “a yes.”

Oral cancer awareness demands a proactive response. Why?

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation thousands of deaths can be prevented each year by agreeing to a simple, quick, in-office oral cancer screening.

Is your mouth causing you problems?

It might surprise you to know this. But a significant amount of your healthy lifestyle (or otherwise) is connected to your mouth.

Preventing oral cancer begins there. Your mouth, throat, and tongue are among the most vulnerable places in your body.

Approximately 90 percent of diagnosed oral cancer cases can be traced to lifestyle choices. Most common are tobacco and alcohol use.

Another statistic is startling.

Research is finding that oral cancer is emerging among non-tobacco users and among those who drink alcohol less frequently.

The human papilloma virus (HPV16) is now being targeted as a leading cause of oral cancer cases.

And that’s not all…

Your oral cancer risk increases as result of a few other causes. Poor or neglected dental care, your diet, and being over exposed to ultra-violet radiation can lead to oral cancer as well.

When to pay attention

There are early and visible warning signs for oral cancer. It’s essential that you’re aware of any changes or suspicious looking problems in your mouth, on your tongue, or in your throat.

You might not experience any painful symptoms. Be aware of any lesions or sores in your mouth that linger and do not heal after two or more weeks.

Other symptoms to notice include:

  • Red or white skin patches in your mouth
  • Thickened skin or a noticeable lump in your mouth or on your tongue
  • A sense of numbness in your face, neck, or mouth
  • The feeling that something is caught in your throat
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • A consistent sore throat

A vital step beyond awareness

Your routine dental examinations and teeth cleanings are a good reminder to increase your oral cancer awareness. The professional observation by your dentist and dental hygienist can detect any mouth, tongue, or throat abnormalities.

Awareness is vital but an oral cancer screening is your best solution for eliminating your risk. The screening is fast, painless, and can be included as a part of your routine examination and teeth cleaning appointment or during a routine check-up if you’re a denture wearer.

An oral cancer screening will detect any abnormal tissue areas. Suspicious tissue will be sent for a biopsy to determine if follow-up treatment will be necessary.

Be proactive about your oral health. Say “yes” to an oral cancer screening.

Contact your Bronx and Morris Park dentist at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) about an oral cancer screening for you and your family. Click here to schedule a dental examination and teeth cleaning and request a screening during your appointment.

How Dentistry Can Help You Sleep Better

Your health and lifestyle depend on it. The quality of your sleep affects your career, your relationships, and of course, your physical and emotional health.

Any risks to your sleep cycles deserve attention and treatment. Over 18 million people experience Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) making the treatment of sleep disorders a top priority.

Risks to be aware of

Falling asleep is only the beginning of sleep related problems. There’s another risk that’s more serious and potentially life threatening if untreated.

Sleep apnea has to do with your breathing during a sleep cycle. Interruptions to your breathing during sleep disrupts your sleep cycle and increases your potential for health risks.

Your overall health can suffer. Conditions can include high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and more.

Is this happening during your sleep?

The goal of sleep is to achieve an uninterrupted, restful zone without risk to your health. Falling asleep and staying asleep restores energy to your mind and body.

A healthy period of sleep should be without interruption. All parts of your body will enter a relaxed condition.

The downside to full relaxation is that your throat can relax to the extent that snoring occurs. The snore reflex is triggered by air passing over your throat muscles as you breathe.

Another issue can be caused by snoring. Your airway can become blocked as your throat muscles relax and prevent healthy breathing.

A choking or gasping response is natural when this occurs. You will often awaken briefly before returning to sleep.

Each brief lapse in breathing is associated with sleep apnea. If this happens many times throughout your sleep cycle you will awaken feeling tired and fatigued.

A dental solution for better (and healthier) sleep

A CPAP device is the common treatment for sleep apnea issues. The treatment can be effective but you might find the necessary equipment that’s used to be impractical and burdensome.

Sleep dentistry provides you a less restrictive solution. A custom-designed oral appliance that’s worn while you sleep can keep your airway open and reduce or eliminate snoring.

Your jaw will also be properly aligned when using the appliance. Airflow will be improved and you’ll breathe more naturally during sleep.

Your appliance is custom-fitted to your bite and is comfortable to wear. More effective breathing when sleeping will reduce your health risks and enable you to experience a more restful sleep.

Insurance coverage could apply to your oral appliance and sleep dentistry treatment. This could be an option for you if you’re unable to tolerate the CPAP device.

Contact our Morris Park and Bronx dentist, Dr. Elena Holtzman, at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) about your sleep issues and related health concerns. Click here to schedule a dental examination to discuss sleep apnea and how a custom-fitted oral appliance can reduce your health risks, help eliminate snoring, and provide you a more restful sleep.

Invisalign Day July 15, 2016 In The Bronx

Morris Park Dental celebrated our first ever Invisalign Day in the Bronx on July 15, 2016 and it was a great success! The first lucky 25 people who signed up received:

  • Free Consultation
  • An additional $500 off Invisalign full cases started that day (your treatment includes: intraoral photos, impressions, models, 3D images of your teeth throughout treatment, all appointments, Invisalign aligners, and up to 3 modifications to your treatment as needed)
  • Free Take Home Teeth Whitening (a $399 value)
  • 24-Month interest-free financing (payments typically range from $125 to $250 per month depending on your available benefits.

If you would like to find out how Invisalign can work for you, please call our office at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) to schedule an appointment.  Please check out some pictures from the event:

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Join us for Invisalign Day Friday July 15th 9am-5pm!

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Morris Park Dental is providing a 1-day Special Offer for patients who sign up for Invisalign on Invisalign Day, Friday July 15th from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. If you would like to find out how Invisalign can work for you, please call our office at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) to schedule an appointment for this special event. This generous promotion only extends to the first 25 scheduled appointments, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Invisalign Special Event promotion includes:

  • Free Consultation
  • An additional $500 off Invisalign full cases started that day (your treatment includes: intraoral photos, impressions, models, 3D images of your teeth throughout treatment, all appointments, Invisalign aligners, and up to 3 modifications to your treatment as needed)
  • Free Take Home Teeth Whitening (a $399 value)
  • 24-Month interest-free financing (payments typically range from $125 to $250 per month depending on your available benefits.

What is Invisalign?

premier_2016_logoAt this stage in your adult life, metal braces may not be a choice you are willing to consider. At Morris Park Dental we are pleased to offer Invisalign clear aligners to give you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with other types of treatment. You can be confident that office is a 2016 Invisalign Premiere Provider! Invisalign is a clear, comfortable and removable way of straightening your teeth without metal braces. Over 3 million patients worldwide have been treated using Invisalign.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth and is a custom-made series of aligners created just for you. Invisalign is comfortable to wear and properly aligns your teeth to help improve your overall dental health. Invisalign can help you achieve that confident smile!

Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign Day & Invisalign Treatment

Here’s what you can expect on Invisalign Day:

  • A representative from Invisalign will meet with each individual patient to give a brief overview of Invisalign and to answer any questions you might have.
  • A doctor will give you a brief examination to determine whether you’re an Invisalign candidate. We need to make sure your teeth are healthy and free of cavities.
  • If it’s determined that Invisalign is right for you, the doctor will put together an Invisalign treatment plan.
  • One of our team members will go over the Invisalign treatment fee along with Invisalign Day promotions. This includes payment options and financing plans.
  • Finally, a team member will collect the necessary information needed for Invisalign to complete your case. This involves impressions, photos and x-rays of your teeth.

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

  • After we send all your records to Invisalign, Invisalign will put together a 3D representation of your teeth for the doctor to review. This process shows the doctor a before and after look of your teeth and acts as a virtual prescription/treatment plan for the doctor throughout your treatment.
  • Once the doctor has accepted your case, the aligners will ship to the doctor’s office approximately 2 weeks later. We will call you to schedule a time to receive your first aligners.

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  • Each set of aligners are worn for two weeks. You wear the aligners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, only removing them to eat, drink, and brush/floss.
  • During the treatment process, you will have occasional office visits approximately every 4 to 8 weeks in order to check the progress of your treatment and to give you more Invisalign aligners.
  • Once treatment has completed, the doctor will evaluate your case. If there are any adjustments that are needed the doctor will then take new records in order have more aligners made. If no adjustments are needed the doctor will then take new impressions to have a retainer made for you.

It’s IMPORTANT to note that retention is for life. To maintain your healthy and beautiful smile, you should wear your retainer as prescribed by your doctor.

Morris Park Dental Celebrates National Women’s Month

Morris Park Dental Celebrates National Women’s Month

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Here at Morris Park, we have many women who make our practice whole, and we want to honor them and thank them for their hard work and for helping to make Morris Park Dental the excellent practice it is. While we have many talented females in Front Desk and Administrative roles, as well as Dental Assistants, we want to give a special shout-out to the female dental professionals our patients see for their clinical work: Our talented General & Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Elena Holtzman; our Orthodontist, Dr. Maryam Hashemi; and our Dental Hygienists, Nicola Reidy and Rosetta Violetti.

Female Dental Professionals by the Numbers

Before 1970, the number of women in dentistry in the United States was virtually nonexistent, the lowest percentage in the Western world. In the 1960’s and 70’s, the women’s rights movement took off and an increasing number of women entered the dental profession. That number has steadily increased over the years.

It took a long time for women to become a consistent presence in dental schools. In 1970, only 1% of dental students were women. Initially, most dental schools would only take one or two women per year. There were also a few universities that did not permit any female dental students. Harvard, the first university-based dental school founded in 1867, did not accept women until 1952. Today women make up almost 50% all dental students.

In the 1970’s, fewer than 3.3% of American dentists were women. Today women make up 25% of practicing dentists, and in 2008 women accounted for 24% of deans and interim deans of dental schools. Geraldine Morrow, DMD, become the first female president of the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1991. The ADA projects that by the year 2020, women will make up 28% of the dental workforce. However, dentistry is behind other areas of medicine, where more than 30% of U.S. physicians are women.
While female dentists were eager to serve in the military, women were not even permitted to serve as medical professionals in the Army, Navy, and Air Force until 1949, by act of Congress.

It might seem incongruous then that other professions within dentistry are dominated by women. Currently, more than 90% of Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants are women. Like nursing, dental hygiene is largely considered a “female” profession, even though male dental hygienists and assistants are undoubtedly qualified as well.

Our Dental Professionals

It is undeniable that women have come a long way in bridging the gender gap in dentistry, and we are proud to employ a number of talented female dental professionals:

Dr. Elena Holtzman: General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Elena Holtzman is a General & Cosmetic Dentist, and can perform a wide array of treatment, whether you are experiencing a toothache, pain or sensitivity, are looking to get a more aesthetically appealing smile, or just need your six-month check-up. Dr. Holtzman loves helping her patients smile. Her services include: dental emergencies, dental crowns, porcelain or chairside bonded veneers, white composite fillings, bridges, dentures and partials, Invisalign, and Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Therapy.
Dr. Holtzman is also an Invisalign-certified provider, which means she can help you get straighter teeth with invisible clear aligners (rather than traditional braces).
In addition, Dr. Holtzman has special training in creating Sleep Apnea appliances for her patients who have Sleep Apnea Disorder, which is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Many patients find that the traditional CPAP therapy (a machine that covers you nose and mouth and forces air into your mouth) is claustrophobic, loud or uncomfortable, and may disturb their spouse’s sleeping as well.  Dr. Holtzman can help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve with Oral Sleep Apnea Appliance. This oral orthotic device is fitted to your mouth specifically and should be worn while you are sleeping to help keep your airway open.

Dr. Maryam Hashemi, Orthodontist

Dr. Maryam Hashemi is an orthodontic specialist who will get your smile in line! Children and adults of all ages use her services for traditional metal braces, when they have crooked teeth which are too severe to be treated with Invisalign. Dr. Maryam Hashemi is a graduate of Columbia University who will make you or your child feel at ease in her chair. You can trust your smile to Dr. Hashemi.

Nicola Reidy and Rosetta Violetti: Our Dental Hygienists

Our Registered Dental Hygienists, Nicola Reidy and Rosetta Violetti will get your smile cleaner, healthier and whiter in no time! Nicola and Rosetta are caring and concerned about their patients, and will make you feel at ease. Both Nicola and Rosetta work closely with the general dentists and specialists of Morris Park Dental to make sure their patients come in for their routine dental cleaning visits, whether they need a regular dental cleaning every 6 months, or they are on a higher frequency periodontal maintenance program even 3 to 4 months. They can also perform deep cleanings (periodontal scaling & root planing) to remove heavy buildups of plaque and calculus below the gumline. Even a regular cleaning can remove surface stains and get your teeth looking whiter, but if you want to get a noticeable difference, you can make an appointment with Nicola or Rosetta for Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening, which will get your teeth up to six shades whiter!

Women’s Dental Needs

Do women have different dental needs then men? Yes, they do. Men and women all are susceptible to cavities, need to brush and floss daily, and need to get our teeth cleaned twice a year. On the other hand, women do have different needs in their dental care then men need for their teeth.

Hormonal Needs

Recent studies have shown that women have a higher chance of gingivitis then men due to hormones levels. The soft tissues become inflamed from hormone levels. Certain types of bacteria also increase when these hormone levels are elevated. When the bacteria cause problems like gingivitis, a robust program of good oral hygiene is in need.

Pregnancy

One hormonal change that can affect teeth in women is pregnancy. Many women experience more sensitive gums during pregnancy.  Gums can become sore, inflamed, and bleed. Some women suffer from gingivitis during pregnancy and may need extra dental check-ups and cleanings. If women do not care for teeth properly during pregnancy, they may suffer from pregnancy tumors inside the mouth. These tumors do disappear after the baby is born, but it can affect the baby’s birth weight. During pregnancy, women can crave acidic foods and may vomit more, which wreaks havoc on teeth. Visiting a dentist during pregnancy can help wonders.

Oral Cancer Prevention

Even though men do suffer from oral cancer, those cancers are mostly due to tobacco and alcohol use. Women nowadays are showing increased numbers in oral cancers. Some are from also tobacco and alcohol use, but studies are finding another correlation that is affecting women. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common STD in women, which could cause oral cancer. During your 6 month dental checkup, your dentist and hygienist will check for oral cancer.

Whether you need a cleaning, dental restoration, or orthodontic work, the female dental professions of Morris Park Dental have you covered! Our female dentists are making strides in the profession, and no one is better suited than them to give our female patients the treatment they need!

Give us a call to schedule an appointment today at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453)!

 

 

Get an Oscar-Worthy Hollywood Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Get an Oscar-Worthy Hollywood Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry!

Are you embarrassed by your smile? Are you afraid to show your teeth in photos? You’re not alone! Many celebrities started off with less than perfect smiles, but have transformed their teeth (and their careers!) with Cosmetic Dentistry! At Morris Park Dental, we can help you achieve the Award-Winning smile you deserve and step into the spotlight once more.

Morris Park Dental wants to promote the confidence level of those who are not born with perfect teeth. Most people are not born with perfect teeth. And the wear and tear that we put on our teeth every day can cause them to fall into further states of disrepair! Teeth require so much care and attention because there is no natural way that a bad tooth is going to be repaired itself.

Would you laugh freely if your teeth are yellow, unaligned or long & pointy? People cover their mouths with hands while laughing due to this very reason. Why do we adore the smiles of Hollywood heartthrobs? How would anyone give a flashing big smile on the red carpet if his or her teeth were not utterly perfect? Why are the divas on beauty pageant stages always giving full bright smile no matter whether they win or not? When we answer all these questions, we come to the conclusion that smile is an essential component to enhancing one’s beauty. Without perfect teeth, nobody could smile confidently, and thus, the requirement of beauty is not complete.

The dentists at Morris Park Dental can alter the appearance, size, and shape of your teeth without any invasive surgical methods to give you a Picture Perfect Smile. This is probably why we see so many people opting for cosmetic dentistry. The options of having straight, white and properly sized teeth could be easily achieved with Cosmetic Dentistry. Morris Park Dental offers services like Zoom Teeth Whitening, Invisalign Teeth Straightening, Dental Veneers, Dental Implants, and more. If you want that Oscar winning smile Morris Park Dental has the tools and skills to give you that perfect smile.

Let’s have a look at some cosmetic dentistry procedures and the stars that utilized them to get the Red Carpet smiles we recognize today!

Teeth Whitening

lindsay lohanTeeth whitening is probably the most common type of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth discoloration is very common. Our teeth can become yellow or discolored due to many factors, including age, tobacco or drug use, dental trauma, and even from drinking coffee or red wine! Many famous celebrities undergo teeth whitening treatment regularly because they could not afford to lose their shine. David Beckham, 2015 People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive has transformed his smile with teeth whitening. Photographs exist from his early days where his teeth are not shining white but today, his teeth are sparkling thanks to Teeth Whitening. Amber Rose and Lindsay Lohan are other celebrities who owe their pearly whites to Teeth Whitening! Our office uses Zoom Teeth Whitening technology to get your teeth up to six shades whiter in as little as one hour!

Teeth Straightening with Invisalign Clear Aligners

tom cruise victoria beckham zac efron matthew lewisCrooked teeth are not as aesthetically pleasing as straight teeth. People with splayed teeth often find it hard to talk easily and could also have pain in their jaws due to malocclusion. While traditional metal braces help change the direction of teeth and make your teeth straight and even, there are a lot of downsides: it is harder to clean in between the wires and brackets so the patient’s dental hygiene can suffer, the metal brackets are uncomfortable and sharp in your mouth, and then you have to put up with the ugly metal in your mouth! With Invisalign Clear Aligners, you get the same benefits of traditional metal braces without the negative side effects. These issues could be resolved at any age, and one should always decide to go for correction methods instead of living a less confident life.

Rumor has it that stars like Tom Cruise and Katherine Heigl used to wear Invisalign invisible aligners. Tom Cruise also got teeth whitening and later opted for dental veneers. Similarly, Zac Efron had front teeth with a gap and he is said to have taken help with orthodontics or removable braces or aligners. Matthew Lewis from Harry Potter  used orthodontics to straighten his teeth as well. These techniques work wonders and is most opted for badly aligned teeth. Just like David, Victoria Beckham, a beautiful name today, was born with bad teeth. She had to make sure that her teeth are perfect once she became famous. For this purpose, she had to use methods to fill the gaps between her teeth and also to align them.

I bet you didn’t even know they had orthodontic work done! That’s because they used Invisalign clear aligners, to straighten their teeth without looking metal braces! This dental correction method is used to align teeth in approximately one to two years and has the added benefit that you don’t need unsightly metal brackets.

Dental Veneers

miley cyrus hilary duff george clooney morgan freemanIf we compare smiles of Miley Cyrus from her Hannah Montana days, she has improved the shape and color of her teeth by using dental veneers. She became a celebrity at such young age and with her previous smile, she would have always looked like a schoolgirl. Now she has a grown up smile worthy of the red carpet. Kristin Dunst is another a beauty born with small teeth, which made her look younger and less mature. After dental veneers, she finally looked ready for more mature leading lady roles, and her career benefited from the transformation!

Rumor also has it that Hilary Duff chipped her tooth on a microphone and opted to get veneers on all her teeth rather than try to color match one tooth.

Jessica Alba’s teeth required veneers & contouring to make them look even and sharper. She also improved the color of her teeth after reshaping them. Natalie Portman needed some contouring for her teeth. She has a big set of teeth that is entirely visible when she laughs. Without proper color and contour treatments, her teeth would have never looked the same.

Stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hilary Duff, Morgan Freeman, and George Clooney, had to make the appearance of their teeth look more regular by choosing veneers. Veneers help with discolored, broken/chipped, irregular or gapped teeth.

Bonding or Crowns

jim carreyJim Carrey fixed his chipped tooth years ago, but he removed the crown for his role in “Dumb and Dumber.” Chipped teeth can be easily repaired with dental bonding. However, if the tooth is severely broken or decayed you may need a Dental Crown.

Dental Implants

ed helmsWe should never take our teeth for granted. Sometimes, due to any accident, we could lose any of our teeth. This is especially true for sports stars, where high impact injuries can cause them to lose a tooth on the job. Some people are born with teeth that deteriorate very easily, and may be impossible to restore if not treated in time. In cases of missing or non-restorable, dental implants are a great option and are the closest thing to a real tooth you can get.

One celebrity with dental implants is actor Ed Helms who appeared toothless in his movie “Hangover.” Ed, like 5% of the population, was born missing a single tooth due to a birth defect (known as a congenitally missing tooth). He opted for a dental implant to replace the missing tooth, but removed the crown for his role in the Hangover movie.

nicholas cageNicholas Cage had to go for dental implants because he had to remove two of his front teeth for a movie character in “Birdy.” He was planning to get those baby teeth removed anyway, for aesthetic reasons, but went through the procedure without anesthesia to better understand the character, a wounded Vietnam War veteran. The new version of Nicholas Cage has a perfect smile and flashing straight teeth.

Contact Morris Park Dental for a Hollywood Smile today!

If you are also concerned about the appearance, size or structure of your teeth, then call us today at (718) DR-SMILE (718) 377-6453 or request a Complimentary Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation online. We will help you feel complete again with an Oscar-worthy smile.

White Teeth Lead To Kissable Lips This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here!

valentines $50 offIs your smile kissable? At Morris Park Dental we can help your smooch become irresistible. Having white teeth has many benefits. Obtaining and maintaining white teeth is a breeze. Learn how to get white teeth and wow your lover this Valentine’s Day. Nothing is better than a bright, sexy smile. Call Morris Park Dental today at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) for the best teeth whitening in town!

The Benefits of White Teeth

Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening is safe. In fact, millions of patient’s have had professional tooth whitening done with absolute success. Smiling will become a part of your look and smiling leads to happiness. After viewing your smile, others will smile too. A beautiful white smile is the key to happiness for you and spreads to others you encounter in the world. Spread the joy and love with a beautiful white smile. Become cupid this Valentine’s Day and spread the love from beaming those pearly whites.

White Teeth Gives Confidence

Teeth whitening can you confidence. That beautiful smile can help you feel appealing. If you already don’t have a Valentine’s having a bright white smile may give you the confidence to ask out and attract a Valentine’s mate.

White Teeth are Attractive

Teeth-Whitening before and afterA white smile is attractive. A bright, clean smile is very appealing. People are attracted to others that take care of themselves and their teeth. Also, clean white teeth give you the confidence to smile. Smiles are appealing especially with beautiful white teeth behind that happy grin.

Most people believe that healthy teeth are an important trait in a person. Make sure your teeth are healthy and clean by maintaining dental appointments twice a year. Ensure you brush and floss daily and ensure any defects like broken, chipped or crooked teeth are fixed by your dentist.

Also, make sure breath is fresh. The best way of keeping fresh breath is brushing after meals to remove any food from teeth. Correspondingly, mouthwash can help leave a fresh smell that will help white teeth stay kissable. Your Valentines date will not resist kissing those lips after viewing your beautiful smile.

White Teeth are Healthy

White teeth are healthy. Cleaning teeth regularly and maintaining a smile ensures that teeth and gums are continuously maintained. Healthy teeth and gums lead to overall health. Poor gums and teeth can lead to heart and other health risks; therefore, maintain a beautiful, healthy smile is healthy and appealing to others.

Steps to Obtain a Bright White Smile

Acquiring that bright white smile is easy. After learning how to receive gorgeous white teeth, learning how to keep that smile is easy. You will never want to give up that grin.

Professional Cleaning

A professional cleaning is the first step to that beautiful smile. A fantastic benefit of using Morris Park Dental services is that we offer in-office and at-home systems to receive white teeth. The white teeth solutions are by Phillip Zoom, who has put a lot of time and study in making your teeth gleam. Both in-office and at-home versions of teeth Whitening are aimed to diminish risks for teeth sensitivity and gives custom results. Have your smile the shade of white you desire using these systems from Morris Park Dental.

In-Office Whitening Method

zoomWhen receiving a Whitening treatment in the dental office, a special Whitening gel is used. This gel is used with activating light that helps remove the toughest stains on teeth. To move lips out of the way a special guard helps ensures the gel and light can reach every surface of each tooth. When the gel is completely applied light is directly exposed on the teeth for fifteen-minutes. After the fifteen-minutes are complete and the procedure did the mouth guard, and the gel is removed. Your smile will show brighter with the first visit and after a series of treatments, you will sparkle and gleam form the bright white results.

At-Home Whitening Method

The at-home teeth whitening method is another fantastic way to receive that loving smile. The teeth whitening kit provided for taking home has a robust Teeth Whitening system. The system can provide eight shades of white. The at-home version can also be used in addition to in-office treatments for touch-ups.

Professional Whitening Versus Drug-Store Whitening System

I know you are asking, why should I use professional Whitening systems when I can pick up a kit at the drug store? Here are three reasons why using a professional whitening system from Morris Park Dental is better than a kit from a drug store.

  1. Better Results – A professional teeth Whitening system is made to receive better results then the over the counter kits. The material and products are made to achieve better results because they are stronger. The stronger material is designed for professional use.

 

  1. An Even Shine – The professional teeth Whitening system is made for consistent and even results. The professional version makes sure that ever surface is the same shade of white. You will never have blotching of different shades and uneven results from a professional teeth Whitening.

 

  1. When using an over the counter kit, you are not protected. The professional teeth Whitening ensures teeth do not crack. Also, any issues like decay before Whitening is addressed before Whitening. Whitening before addressing issues like decay can cause problems.

 

Why to Book a Teeth Whitening Session

The Zoom Teeth Whitening system is effective and helps maintain clean, healthy teeth. Besides the cosmetic reasons for having a beautiful smile, teeth whitening keeps your teeth and gums healthy and clean. After a dental teeth whitening in the office, people walk out feeling healthy and beautiful. You walk out the same-day after the first session feeling beautiful. The results are immediately noticeable. Plus, professional cleaning systems like the Zoom system ensures teeth are evenly toned, and all health precautions are taken.

People go to salons to get their haircut and styled, get manicures and pedicures to maintain strong and healthy nails, and book massages to keep muscles relaxed. Booking a teeth style and grooming helps maintain a healthy and beautiful person. Pamper yourself and give your teeth and smile that gleam it deserves. Wow, your Valentines with a beautiful and healthy you. Your mate will not resist those beautiful white teeth, so prepare those lips for plenty of kisses this Valentine’s Day.

Tips to Keep Teeth White

Between Whitening treatments maintaining clean and healthy teeth is important. First remember to keep regular professional cleanings twice a year. Next remember to brush your teeth several times a day and floss. Flossing is especially important to remove any food particles, and tartar builds-up from teeth that brushing cannot reach that can cause decay if left on teeth. Flossing also helps gums stay healthy. Food particles can also discolor teeth. So removing remaining substances from teeth that my cause decay and discoloring can help maintain that sparking smile.

Foods That Help White Teeth

Yes, certain foods can help maintain white teeth. Foods like apples, carrots, and celery, can naturally remove stains from teeth because these foods increase saliva and help wash away food remains. Strawberries are excellent to eat on Valentine’s. Raw strawberries have malic acids that naturally whiten teeth and eliminate blemishes from teeth. Dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and milk have calcium that helps make teeth strong. Finally, remember to drink lots of water. Water is healthy for your overall body and can wash away causes of stains that can occur from coffees, teas, and red wines. Stay away from food causing products like red wine, coffee, and teas. If you do consume them remember to drink plenty of water and brush your teeth.

Other Teeth Whitening Tips

alcohol.dental.implantsOther tips to keep teeth white exist. Limit or eliminate smoking and drinking caffeinated beverages. Coffees and teas can stain your teeth. Sodas and other cola and sugary products can darken teeth too. If you do smoke or drink products like coffee and teas, make sure you brush soon after and floss soon after.

That Kissable Smile

Have that kissable smile this Valentine’s Day with white teeth provided by Morris Park Dental. Book your appointment today and the staff can ensure you get the results you desire from that healthy striking smile. Get that white smile and impress your honey this Valentine’s Day with a teeth whitening cleaning from Morris Park Dental. Book your appointment today and have a brighter beautiful smile for that Valentine’s Day date.

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Whether you’re considering Zoom Teeth Whitening for Valentine’s Day or all year round, Morris Park Dental delivers the highest standards of teeth whitening possible using state-of-the-art technology, in as little as one day. Call us today at (718) DR-SMILE (718-377-6453) to schedule your complimentary consultation today!