Posts Tagged ‘winning smile’

Invisalign / Clear Braces System is Available at Dr. Yelena Simkha’s Midtown Manhattan Dental Office

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Invisalign clear braces

Are you ready for a smile that will completely transform your overall appearance?  If so, then Invisalign is what you have been waiting for!  While there are many options for dental patients looking for a dentist to straighten their teeth, the Invisalign system is the best and Dr. Yelena Simkha is the best dentist in Midtown Manhattan to feature the Invisalign system!

The typical Invisalign dental treatment consists of a series of Invisalign aligners that are switched out every 2 weeks. Invisalign aligners are individually fabricated to the precise specifications aimed at gradually shifting your teeth into place. Each Invisalign system is custom-made to fit your teeth.  With the Invisalign process in place, your dentist  / orthodontist can be confident that you will have great results specific to your dental hygiene needs.

Invisalign, also known as invisible braces or clear braces features a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that dentists use instead of metal dental braces.

Since the Invisalign aligners are completely transparent, they are far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces.

Invisalign invisible braces are more comfortable than metal braces.

Due to the removable features of Invisalign, food can be eaten without the need for bulky metallic braces.

Invisalign patients are usually able to avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed braces including issues with their gums.

Invisalign’s clear braces are removable and eliminate the needs for traditional brackets and wires.

Invisalign clear braces can be removed to eat, drink, to brushing your  teeth and to be checked by the dentist .

Invisalign uses three-dimensional imaging to provide patients with a clear and easy solution for straightening teeth.

Invisalign is a great option for patients who want to transform their smiles without having to wear uncomfortable and unsightly braces.

The Invisalign process has been successfully implemented in over 1 million satisfied patients all over the world. 

Men and women who would like to make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha to find out more about Invisalign or any other dental procedures can do so by calling 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!