Posts Tagged ‘flossing’

Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha Recommends Regular Tooth-Brushing and Flossing

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Best Dentist ManhattanMidtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha can help you maintain good oral hygiene. Visiting Dr. Simkha at her Midtown Manhattan office is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but in order to maintain good oral health and healthy teeth, you should also make sure to brush your teeth and floss regularly.

Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice every day. Regular tooth-brushing is very important to maintaining healthy teeth and a white smile. Use flouride toothpaste and a soft bristled brush to maintain your tooth’s enamel. Dr. Yelena Simkha recommends that you brush your teeth carefully, vigorous brushing can damage enamel and hurt your gums.

Just brushing your teeth and visiting Dr. Yelena Simkha at her Midtown Manhattan office is not enough to maintain healthy teeth and a perfect smile. Dr. Simkha also recommends regular flossing. Use dental floss to get into hard to reach areas between your teeth. Regular flossing will help you keep your teeth healthy and give you a great smile.

If you are interesting in having a wonderful smile and keeping your teeth healthy, you should make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha.  Call Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teethlooking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisaligndental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

How Dentist Visits Can Save Your Life!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Good oral hygiene can help you stay healthy and live longer.  Brushing your teeth twice each day can prevent gum disease.  Research shows that gum disease may be linked to heart disease, strokes, respiratory problems, diabetes and pregnancy issues.  Some say the eyes are the mirror of the soul – well the mouth is considered the mirror of the body.

Midtown Manhattan Dentist VisitPeople with gum disease are much more likely to experience heart problems.  Mouth cancer is more likely to affect those with gum disease as well.

However, early detection by a dental professional can keep you healthy.  It is important to schedule regular dental appointments.

Do you have sore gums or do your teeth bleed during tooth brushing?  This is generally the first sign of what dentists call gingivitis.  Left untreated, this condition can develop into periodontitis – inflammation of the gums.  Gum disease, not tooth decay, is the leading cause of a person’s teeth falling out.

To reiterate, it is crucial to your health to schedule regular dentist visits.  It is also important for you to brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes with a good fluoride toothpaste.  Flossing is also important as it helps to remove plaque from between the teeth which helps to keep teeth and gums healthy.

Even if you are not experiencing pain or bleeding during brushing, you still need to get regular dental check-ups.  Feel free to call our dental office today and let Dr. Yelena Simkha and our dental professionals take good care of you and help you take good care of your own teeth as well.

To make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha call Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

Dental Tips: 8 Bad Habits for Teeth

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Dental Habits

8 Bad Habits to Avoid...

When you are trying to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, you have to keep in mind more than just brushing and flossing.  There are daily habits that some of us have that can have a negative impact on our teeth, gums and jaws.

The following list of damaging habits should be avoided at all costs:

1. Evening Snacking
Not only will this bad habit help to add unwanted pounds to our figures, but nighttime snacking will also cause problems to our teeth.  You may not know it, but saliva is essential for clearing food remnants away from the teeth.  With this in mind, our mouths produce less saliva at night than during the day.  As a result, people who snack at night are at risk to have more dental problems than those who do not.

2. A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White… It all depends upon your appetite.
Which color wine do you think is worse for teeth?  If you answered red wine, you are incorrect.  Believe it or not – white wine is more damaging to teeth.  Most people would shy away from red wine because it stains the teeth almost immediately.  However, what most people don’t know is that white wine can actually cause more permanent problems due to the higher levels of acid that eat away at the teeth’s enamel.

3. Exercising
No, exercise is not bad for your teeth – unless you breathe through your mouth!  When you breathe through your mouth, your mouth loses the saliva that is necessary to prevent tooth decay.  So, continue the exercise, but be sure to breathe through your nose to keep your teeth healthy.

4. Drinking Bottled Water
Instead of drinking bottled water, choose tap water.  Bottled water is not fluoridated, while tap water is.  Remember that fluoride helps teeth remineralize.

5. Gum Chewing
Whether its sugarless of not, excessive gum chewing may irritate the temporomandibular joint, which can cause TMJ.  This can lead to headaches, earaches, and neck and facial pain.  Chewing gum occasionally won’t present problems and gums containing xylitol may actually help fight cavities, but chewing all the time can cause more damage than good. 

6. Biting Your Nails
Nail biting is not only bad for your nails, but it is also harmful to teeth. Nail biting reshapes the bottom of your upper teeth and can leave them with rigid edges. Nail biters are also at a higher risk of suffering from bruxism (unintentional teeth grinding).

7. Drinking From Glasses, Bottles and Cans
Instead of drinking from glasses, bottles or cans, choose drinking straws.  Drinking straws do not put drinks in direct contact with your teeth.  Over time, this can cause tooth decay. By drinking through a straw, you can minimize the contact between liquids and teeth because the straws are positioned towards the back of the mouth.

8. Brushing Your Teeth Horizontally
Excessive teeth brushing and especially horizontal brushing has been known to wear away the teeth’s enamel.  Instead, opt to brush with gentle circular strokes.  This should help keep your teeth healthy longer.

To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental today (212) 683-4330  or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!