The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide
There are so many toothpastes claiming to whiten, strengthen, desensitize, and so on. We have broken down the best out there to eliminate confusion and get you on the right track for beautiful and healthy teeth & gums.
When it comes to whitening, only Manhattan Dental Spa truly understands the process of eliminating those unwanted stains and dark spots. After the procedure at MDS, it is important to continue to care for your teeth. Brush with Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Whitening Toothpaste for optimal results. This toothpaste uses an “enamel-safe teeth whitening ingredient as well as a unique formula that creates foaming action to clean, protect and gently whiten teeth.”http://crest.com/en-us/products/crest-3d-white-radiant-mint-whitening-toothpaste
During this time of year colder food options are all around us – ice cream, water ice, and fresh fruits. These cold items cause pain for sensitive teeth & gums due to the root structure of one of more teeth that are exposed. These teeth were once covered by gums but now the gm tissue has opened and the layer underneath (dentin) are connected to nerve endings that are constantly firing the pain sensor to your pain when connected with extreme temperatures. “Receding gums, tooth grinding, a diet high in acidic beverages, and overaggressive brushing can all leave dentin exposed.”http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/case-sensitive. For sensitive teeth, try Sensodyne – a trusted name by many dentists and oral care professionals.
3) Bad Breath
One of the worst things someone can say to you is that you need a tic tac. Bad breath, medically called halitosis can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. If you are victim of malodorous breath, try TheraBreath Dentist Recommended Fresh Breath Dry Mouth Toothpaste. You may also want to schedule your general cleaning at Manhattan Dental Spa so our hygienists can give you a cleaning which helps keep your breath in check!
Manhattan Dental Spa Accelerates Invisalign Treatment with AcceleDent®Aura
New York, NY [June 2015] — As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” and studies show that having straight teeth evokes a positive impression. Whether it is to boost confidence for socializing or prepare for face-to-face job situations, Chicagoans seeking straighter teeth may shorten orthodontic treatment by up to half while using AcceleDent Aura, a new lightweight, hands-free orthodontic device. In fact, the speed AcceleDent Aura offered was comforting to bride to be Ivy Davidoff who wanted a significant change by her summer wedding.
“I had an unusual bite and did not receive treatment when I was younger,” said Davidoff. “For my long-term health, it was important that I address this issue, but as an Account Executive who speaks in front of a large group of clients 2-3 days a week, I didn’t want my appearance to be affected for a long period of time or my ability to host meetings. Learning that my treatment would speed up significantly using AcceleDent Aura made the decision to use it a no-brainer for me.”
AcceleDent Aura is a first-of-its-kind medical device which works along with conventional orthodontic treatment to accelerate tooth movement. It is used daily for a recommended 20 minutes, during which users can simultaneously carry out most routine tasks. Its unique SoftPulse®Technology, which generates small vibrations or micropulses, has been reported to make the orthodontic experience not only faster, but also more comfortable.
“I have adult patients of many different ages who have had success with AcceleDent, whether they wore traditional invisalign in front of the teeth or invisalign behind the teeth,” said Dr. Neil Warshawsky, an orthodontist with Get It Straight Orthodontics with offices in Lake View, Lincolnshire, Hyde Park and Orland Park. “One of my adult patients had a high-profile political job in Chicago representing one of the presidential candidates. Prior to the election last fall, her job took her in front of TV cameras on an almost daily basis. She began wearing invisalign behind her teeth at the end of April 2012, used AcceleDent at night, and completed her treatment prior to Election Day. It was the best kept secret in Chicago, and I’m excited to offer AcceleDent as a solution for other patients, too.”
See if AcceleDent is right for you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with our offices today! 212-683-2530
Manhattan Dental Spa
200 Madison Ave, Suite 2201, NY NY 10016
About OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc: Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. OrthoAccel developed and sells AcceleDent® Aura, the first FDA-cleared clinical approach to safely accelerate orthodontic tooth movement by applying gentle micropulses via SoftPulse Technology® as a complement to existing orthodontic treatment.
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Why do our teeth shift
Your teeth were crooked, buck, or on top of each other as a child. It looked like a horror scene in your mouth. Your parents paid and you endured the trip to the orthodontist so that an uncomfortable amount of wired braces could be placed on your teeth in the hopes that they would look better in time. The process was painful and left cuts in your inner cheek, and scars on your heart after being called “metal mouth”.
So years later, why have some of your teeth decided to take new residence in your mouth?
Have you filled cavities recently? The decay that caused the cavity was eating away at the bone that held the tooth in one place, which ultimately moved the tooth as it loosened from the gum.
Do you grind your teeth at night? A recent New Beauty article discussed how this constant thrusting results in changing the alignment of your upper arch.
Take a look at your family tree. How do other family member’s teeth look? Genetics could play a huge role in how your teeth will end up
Invisalign as a solution to shifting teeth
If you’re feeling a bit insecure about how your teeth measure up, there’s a great solution called Invisalign, and the best part about this treatment option is that they’re clear. No one has to know that your improving your teeth while attending a board meeting, interview, or party.
Manhattan Dental Spa has been awarded the Elite provider in Invisalign Treatment for the past eight years, and has the leading technology to make this process as effortless and painless as possible.
To find out more, please check out our Invisalign services, and schedule a free Invisalign consultation today!
Let us relieve your fear of the dentist with sedation
People that fear the dentist deeply resent that time of the year when a proper cleaning is not only necessary, it is essential to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Without a check up every few months, you could encounter larger issues such as plaque and gingivitis which is a gum disease that leaves you with bad breathe to say the least.
Manhattan Dental Spa understands that visiting the dentist can be scary
Luckily, at Manhattan Dental Spa, we know exactly what you need to stay calm, cool, and collected while in the dental chair. It’s called Sedation Dentistry and it involves “the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental appointment. The pharmacological agents usually belong to a class of drugs called sedatives, which exert their action by depressing the central nervous system, specifically those areas concerned with conscious awareness.” (wikipedia)
In essence, should you need a regular cleaning, or something more invasive like a root canal or cavity filling, sedation dentistry will help put you in a great state of mind and at ease during the process.
Are you a candidate for sedation dentistry? Call us for a quiz today!
Dental Anxiety Self-Test from floss.com
If you answer “yes” to most of these questions, you are a candidate for sedation dentistry:
Do you feel slight uneasiness and tension the evening prior to your dental visit, which makes you cancel your dental appointment?
While waiting in the reception area of the dental office, do you feel nervous about the visit?
Have you had a prior dental experience that was unpleasant?
While in the dental chair, do you feel uneasy and anxious?
Does the thought of having a dental injection make you feel physically ill and tense?
Does seeing the dentist or dental hygienist’s instruments make you anxious?
Do you feel embarrassed that the dentist will say you have the worst mouth they have ever seen?
Do objects placed in your mouth during the dental visit make you panic and feel like you cannot breath correctly?
Do you feel that your dentist is unsympathetic only with you?
How the foods you eat affect your dental health and heart health
Now that Spring is around the corner, it’s time to take a long look at your current diet. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to make things simple for you to get back to your fighting weight after the winter blues.
Eat and Drink Less of These:
- Saturated Fat
- Refined Grains
- Processed Foods
Eat and Drink More of These:
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Green Tea
- Whole Grains