importance of following directions

Importance Of Following Before And After Treatment Directions

In an ideal world, all of our patients would have excellent oral health and never need dental treatment other than routine examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Fortunately, we offer a number of restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore and improve your oral health. If we recommend a dental treatment, it is extremely important to schedule an appointment to receive the procedure in a timely fashion.

what is tmd?

Importance Of Treating TMD

At NYC Smile Spa, we want our patients to live their best lives free of discomfort. Unfortunately, patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD, often live with various degrees of discomfort and pain daily. It can be debilitating and will worsen over time if left untreated. If you are unfamiliar, TMD occurs when there is a neuromuscular imbalance in your jaw and facial muscles that leads to discomfort in various areas of the head and neck.

bleeding gums

What Is Causing Your Gums To Bleed?

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:

sedation vs. behavioral dental fear

Behavioral Approach To Treating Dental Fears And Phobias Versus Sedation

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.

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Don’t Ignore These 4 Warning Signs

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.

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Why You Should Never Ignore A Cracked Tooth

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:

snoring?

Don’t Ignore That Snore!

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.

ways medication can affect your oral health

Two Ways Medication Can Affect Your Oral Health

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.

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Curious About Invisalign®?

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.

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We Can Help You Overcome Your Dental Fear And Anxiety

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.