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What Can I Do to Prevent Gum Disease? Oct 19th, 2021

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that 2 in 5 Americans ages 30 and older have some form of gum disease. This condition — in which the gums get inflamed due to a buildup of bacteria — can cause many complications, such as tender gums, bad breath,...

Do I Really Need To Protect My Teeth With a Mouth Guard? Sep 7th, 2021

You’ve seen athletes in contact sports spit out their mouth guard when they leave the arena. And whether you think that's cool or disgusting, you’ve probably never thought: Where can I get one of those for myself? But maybe you should. Mouth guards — those rubbery, plastic appliances that fit...

Why You May Need a Dental Filling Without Knowing It Aug 17th, 2021

You don’t get stitches unless you have a laceration, and you don’t get a cast unless you have a broken bone. The same holds true in dental work: you don’t get a filling unless you have a cavity.  The difference is that with lacerations and broken bones, you see and...

The Difference Between Botox® and Dermal Fillers Jul 20th, 2021

Your first impression may be your last if your smile reveals dingy, crooked, chipped, or missing teeth. That’s why our expert team here at Brite Dental Spa in New York, New York, offers comprehensive smile makeovers, including any combination of veneers, Invisalign® clear aligners, crowns, gum recontouring, inlays or onlays,...

What Benefits To Expect From a Teledentistry Visit Jun 29th, 2021

The global COVID-19 pandemic brought the concept of teledentistry to the forefront of many practices as a safety measure, but the idea has been around for many years. As long as there have been telephones, there have been remote “house calls.”  With a smartphone in every pocket and a computer...

Does Your Child Really Need a Mouth Guard? May 24th, 2021

If your child participates in one of the most popular contact sports, such as hockey or football, they probably have a mouthguard attached to their helmet as part of their standard gear. But those aren’t the only sports that can put your child’s teeth in danger. Our team at Brite...

Things You’re Doing Wrong When Brushing Your Teeth Apr 19th, 2021

It’s one of the simplest things you do all day, and it’s literally a no-brainer. Brushing your teeth, like tying your shoes, takes no thought at all, but it should. There’s a right way to brush your teeth, which means there’s also a wrong way — many wrong ways. Our...

Signs of Gum Disease Mar 16th, 2021

Gingivitis, the medical term for gum disease, affects about 65 million Americans. Unfortunately, the early stages can fly under your radar with no symptoms until it reaches the more advanced version — periodontitis. Gingivitis starts as a collection of microscopic bacteria that feed on food particles in your mouth. Soon,...

How a Missing Tooth Damages Your Oral Health Feb 12th, 2021

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but still, people lose them all the time. Injuries, age, illness, and decay all plot against your teeth, which means that you end up with fewer teeth than when you started. In fact, it’s estimated that in the US, about 178 million are...

How Teeth Grinding Affects Your Health Jan 17th, 2021

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is more than a quirk, it's a full-fledged medical condition with serious consequences.  Here at Brite Dental Spa in New York, New York, our team of dental experts see the fall out from bruxism every day and help our patients stop the grinding before...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Greet the Holidays With a Smile That Dazzles Through Professional Teeth Whitening Dec 11th, 2020

When did it happen? When did your teeth go from bright white to brownish-yellow? It didn’t happen overnight; it was a gradual process that’s been taking place for years, and several factors are responsible. But no matter what caused your teeth to change color, we can change it back. Our...

Fillings: Your First Line of Defense Against Tooth Decay Nov 10th, 2020

When you think about the years of chewing, biting, tearing, and grinding over the course of your lifetime, it’s no surprise that 178 million Americans have lost at least one of their teeth, and 40 million have no teeth left at all. Tooth decay is one of the main reasons...

Why Dental Implants Rise Above the Rest Oct 15th, 2020

Although your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, lost teeth are more common than you might think. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, if you’re missing a tooth, you’re among 178 million other Americans in the same boat. Shockingly, 40 million people in this country have lost all...

TMJ: Learn the Signs of This Painful Condition and How to Get Relief Sep 11th, 2020

The joint in your jaw is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and it acts like a hinge that connects your skull to your jaw in a sliding motion. Inside the joint, there’s a small disc that cushions impact and keeps things moving smoothly. If and when something goes wrong with...

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health Aug 13th, 2020

Most people understand the importance of keeping their teeth clean. The brushing and flossing routine has been drilled into us since we were children. You may even be familiar with the early signs of gum disease, like red, swollen, bleeding, receding gums, and the bad breath that comes from bacterial...

How Root Canals Save Teeth Jul 22nd, 2020

A root canal is not as bad as you think. If you’re like most people, the name of the procedure itself is enough to make you nervous, but modern technology has made this routine treatment so quick and painless it’ll have you wondering what you were so worried about.  Our...

5 Reasons You Should Consider Veneers Jun 30th, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Even minor smile imperfections can lower your self-confidence and affect your self-esteem. If you desire a bright, sparkling smile, dental veneers may be a perfect fit for you.  Dental veneers can transform your teeth into a vibrant, attractive...