Do you often notice that the water when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth is pink or red? If so, you may be experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen to anyone and doesn’t always indicate a problem with your oral health. It can happen because of something as simple as food being trapped between the teeth. If you experience bleeding gums frequently, it may be an indication that there is a problem with your oral health. Some possible causes of bleeding gums include:
Do you always volunteer to be the photographer to avoid being in pictures because you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Dealing with severe decay and tooth loss is not only detrimental to your oral health, but it can also significantly affect your self-esteem and self-image. Your teeth and smile are important. It is typically the first thing you show before you even speak to someone. When you hide your teeth because you are self-conscious, it may make you seem unfriendly or withdrawn. We are here to help you improve your smile. One treatment we use to do that is Hybridge dental implants. We want to share a patient story about Hybridge dental implants that you may be able to relate to. Click here to watch the video and learn more.
At NYC Smile Spa, we are passionate about helping our patients overcome their fears and phobias about receiving dental care. We know that there are patients who have avoided receiving care for many years due to their feelings. To help patients get the care they need, many dentists in the US have been trained to deal with fearful and phobic patients by providing various forms of sedation. We have a different and unique approach that Dr. Krochak explains further. Click here to watch the short video where Dr. Krochak explains his belief in choosing a behavioral approach over sedation.
We are passionate about our patients having healthy teeth and mouths. You only have one set of teeth to last your lifetime, and not caring for your teeth and mouth properly can lead to serious issues with discomfort as well as the need for dental intervention. Thankfully, your teeth and mouth offer warning signs to indicate a problem may have developed. Read on to learn more about the warning signs you should be looking for between your oral hygiene appointments.
It is important to be mindful of the status of your oral health between oral hygiene appointments in our office. When you visit our office for a routine appointment we spend time inspecting each tooth for signs of a problem, such as a crack in the enamel. We suggest performing these same inspections at home whenever possible. The sooner you are able to spot a visual problem with your oral health and contact our office the better. If you see signs of a cracked tooth you need to schedule an immediate appointment. Thankfully, we offer a number of treatments that can improve and restore the function of the tooth, depending on the severity of the crack and the damage to the tooth root. Aside from seeing a visual crack, here are some signs that may indicate you have a cracked tooth:
Do you wake up in the morning and feel restless and irritable? Or have family members told you that you snore loudly each night? If you answered yes to either of these, there is a chance you are experiencing symptoms related to a common condition known as sleep apnea. Unfortunately, there are a number of people who suffer from this condition and either remain undiagnosed or do not receive treatment to help their symptoms. Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that can greatly affect the state of your overall health. Read on to learn more.
When we think about what can lead to a problem with our oral health, we often first think about foods or habits or things like poor oral hygiene and delaying routine dental care. However, there is something else that may be helpful to your overall health but can cause a problem with your oral health — medication. While a doctor may prescribe medication to treat and prevent illness, to the benefit of your overall health, many medications can lead to serious complications with your oral health.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but are not sold on the idea of starting an orthodontic treatment at this point in your life? Long gone are the days when traditional metal braces were the only option to straighten teeth. Because of the numerous advantages it offers, Invisalign® is a popular choice among our adult patients. While you may have heard of Invisalign, you probably have questions regarding treatment. Read on for answers to the most common questions about Invisalign.
At NYC Smile Spa, we specialize in treating patients who have dental fear and anxiety. There are many people who have a fear of the dentist and receiving dental treatments. Unfortunately, postponing routine dental care and necessary treatments can lead to more complex dental problems and the need for additional treatments. This is not ideal for someone who suffers from dental anxiety. It can become a vicious cycle. Unlike other practices, we help patients overcome their fear and anxiety without sedation dentistry. Patients who use sedation dentistry will still have their same fears and will have to be sedated again the next time they need treatment.
Every day, we strive to improve the lives of our patients, whether it is through preventative, restorative, or cosmetic treatment or we have helped you overcome your fear of the dentist. Good things are happening in our office, and we could not have done it without patients like you! We have recently received word that Dr. Krochak is being recognized as one of America’s Best Dentists for 2023! We are so excited that we couldn’t wait to share the fabulous news. Read on to learn more about this prestigious award.