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Why Does My Jaw Pop When I Chew?

You might not think about your jaw until it hurts, clicks, or pops. If you’re wondering why your jaw pops when you chew, read on to learn about the potential culprits and how we can help.
Jan 9th, 2024
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I Have Dental Phobia: Can You Help?

If your fear of the dentist is so great that you avoid seeing one even when you’re in pain, you have dental phobia. Don’t let extreme fear keep you from the dental care you need. Here’s how we can help.
Dec 5th, 2023
Why Missing Teeth Are More Than an Aesthetic Issue

Why Missing Teeth Are More Than an Aesthetic Issue

Are you concerned about the aesthetics of a missing tooth? Missing teeth pose cosmetic concerns but can also impact your oral and overall health. Read on to explore the implications of missing teeth and how you can address them.
Nov 3rd, 2023
What Causes Teeth to Lose Their Whiteness?

What Causes Teeth to Lose Their Whiteness?

Stained teeth are among the most common cosmetic complaints, but what’s at the root of your stains? Read on to learn what causes teeth to lose their whiteness and how you can make your pearly whites shine brighter.
Oct 2nd, 2023
 Is Gum Contouring a Permanent Procedure?

Is Gum Contouring a Permanent Procedure?

Thinking about gum contouring to eliminate a gummy smile? It’s natural to wonder how long your results might last. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect from gum contouring.
Sep 5th, 2023
4 Reasons to Consider Veneers for a Hollywood Smile

4 Reasons to Consider Veneers for a Hollywood Smile

Did you know that veneers were created for actors? But you don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from this cosmetic dentistry solution. Here are four reasons to consider veneers for a movie star smile.
Jul 13th, 2023
Can Acid Reflux Damage Your Teeth?

Can Acid Reflux Damage Your Teeth?

Acid reflux is notorious for causing heartburn and regurgitation, but what impact does it have on your teeth? As it turns out, a lot! Read on to explore how acid reflux damages your teeth and what you can do about it.
May 2nd, 2023
The Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia

The Link Between Gum Disease and Dementia

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a serious gum infection that can cause bleeding gums, receding gums, and tooth loss. It can also increase your risk of dementia. Find out how these conditions are connected here.
Mar 5th, 2023
6 Benefits of Laser Dental Technology

6 Benefits of Laser Dental Technology

Laser dentistry refers to using lasers rather than drills and scalpels to perform dental procedures. In this blog, we explore six benefits of incorporating laser technology into your dental treatment plan.
Feb 7th, 2023
Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Dental implants are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth, but how long can you expect them to last? In this blog, we explore whether dental implants are permanent and when you should consider this type of dental restoration.
Jan 2nd, 2023
What Type of Dentures Are Best for My Needs?

What Type of Dentures Are Best for My Needs?

Dental needs vary, so it’s not surprising that dentures do too. From partial to implant-supported dentures, we have options to help you reach your oral health (and aesthetic) goals. Read on to find out which type of dentures might be right for you.
Dec 2nd, 2022
Why Males Are More Susceptible to Sleep Apnea

Why Males Are More Susceptible to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can cause serious complications if untreated. Certain risk factors, including being male, increase your odds of developing this condition. But why are men at risk 一 and what can you do about it?
Oct 1st, 2022
Should I Have My Silver Fillings Replaced?

Should I Have My Silver Fillings Replaced?

Silver fillings can protect a tooth damaged by decay, but if silver fillings are problematic, should you have them removed? Read on to explore three situations that may warrant a replacement of your old silver fillings.
Aug 1st, 2022
I Don’t Like My Gummy Smile: Can You Help?

I Don’t Like My Gummy Smile: Can You Help?

Gummy smiles reveal too much gum tissue and can make you feel self-conscious. There’s good news, though. Read on to learn about your options for eliminating a gummy smile.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Dentistry Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

How Dentistry Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

If intense snoring wakes you up each night and interferes with your ability to feel refreshed, you might be exploring your treatment options for sleep apnea. Believe it or not, dentistry can help treat sleep apnea. Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2022
Understanding Your Options for Tooth Replacement

Understanding Your Options for Tooth Replacement

Are you ready to replace your missing tooth (or teeth), but not sure whether you want an implant, bridge, or dentures? In this blog, we zero in on the top three options for replacing missing teeth.
Apr 1st, 2022
The Importance of Teeth Cleanings

The Importance of Teeth Cleanings

Even if you don’t currently have any tooth pain or discomfort, you shouldn’t skip your regular dental cleaning. In this blog, we explore six reasons why teeth cleanings are one of the most important parts of your oral care routine.
Mar 1st, 2022
Consider These Benefits of Dental Crowns

Consider These Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration, and they serve many purposes in dentistry. From replacing missing teeth to enhancing the appearance of a misshapen tooth, crowns can be invaluable. Read on to learn more.
Feb 1st, 2022
What Are Plaque and Tartar and What Damage Can They Do?

What Are Plaque and Tartar and What Damage Can They Do?

Your toothpaste says it prevents plaque, and your mouthwash is designed to fight tartar, but what exactly are plaque and tartar? And just how bad are they? Read on to find out what plaque and tartar are and how you can prevent both.
Jan 1st, 2022
I’m Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Procedure

I’m Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Procedure

Jitters are common before certain dental procedures, and root canals are no exception. But you don’t need to let nerves keep you from getting the care you need. Read on to explore five tips for easing your fears about root canals.
Dec 1st, 2021
4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options

4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options

About 1 in 4 individuals isn’t happy with their smile, but you don’t have to be destined for a life of close-lipped grins. Let cosmetic dentistry restore the look and function of your smile. Read on to learn about four of our most popular options.
Oct 3rd, 2021
When to Consider Invisalign

When to Consider Invisalign

Crooked teeth? Gaps? Crowding? You don’t have to be stuck with unwanted orthodontic problems, and you don’t have to settle for metal braces. Continue reading to explore six reasons you should consider Invisalign® for your orthodontic needs.
Sep 1st, 2021
5 Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

5 Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth can restore the appearance of your smile, but this is just one of the many benefits provided by implants, bridges, and dentures. Read on to uncover five benefits of replacing missing teeth.
Aug 3rd, 2021

Bothered by a Gummy Smile? We Can Help

Is a gummy smile holding you back from flashing your pearly whites? You don’t have to hide your smile any longer. Gum contouring can eliminate your gummy smile — and we offer the procedure right here in our office.
Mar 9th, 2021

Benefits of Clear Braces

Is Invisalign® right for you? With removable trays and high-tech monitoring, it’s no wonder clear braces are growing in popularity. Read on to learn about the benefits of clear braces.
Feb 9th, 2021

How Long Do Dental Implants Take?

Dental implants are a popular solution for missing teeth, but the process requires a time commitment. Find out how long dental implants take — and why. Despite the lengthy timeline, this restorative procedure can give you your smile back!
Jan 20th, 2021

Managing Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

Tooth sensitivity is a common but short-lived side effect of whitening treatments. Cold drinks and vigorous brushing can exacerbate these symptoms. The good news is you can manage sensitivity at home with these tips.
Dec 2nd, 2020

4 Eating Tips for Healthier Teeth

Your diet affects your mental well-being, your physical well-being, and even your oral health. Here are four eating tips that can promote stronger teeth, healthier gums, and fresher breath.
Nov 5th, 2020

Will I Be Sedated for My Procedure?

Sedation dentistry is designed to help you relax so you get the dental care you need. There are different types of sedation, and various factors impact which method is best for you. Keep reading to learn more.
Oct 1st, 2020

Do I Need Bone Grafting?

Not sure if you have enough jawbone to support a dental implant? Bone grafting is a procedure that creates a suitable environment for your dental implant. Do you need a bone graft? Find out here.
Sep 4th, 2020

What Problems Do Veneers Resolve?

Not happy with your smile? Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment, but they aren’t just for enhancing your appearance. Veneers can solve other issues too. Here are five dental problems that veneers can fix.
Aug 12th, 2020

5 Habits You Should Adopt to Prevent Gum Disease

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? This is the first warning sign of gum disease. Thankfully, there are things you can do to improve the health of your gums. Keep reading to discover gum-friendly habits you need to adopt.
Jul 27th, 2020

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Get Veneers

Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure, but veneers can provide other benefits too. From protecting weak enamel to covering up small cracks, find out what veneers can do for you.
Mar 3rd, 2020

What Happens When a Dental Crown Breaks?

Dental crowns can protect a weak tooth, improve the appearance of your tooth, and add the finishing piece to an implant. But what happens if a crown breaks? Find out what happens and how we can help.
Feb 3rd, 2020

Here's How Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth

Do you brush and floss regularly but still have issues preventing plaque buildup and cavities? Learn more about how acid reflux impacts teeth, and whether it’s the cause of your dental problems.
Oct 1st, 2019

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic treatments available, but the procedure isn’t covered by insurance, so you’ll want to get the most bang for your buck. A few simple changes can help you get the most from your treatment.
Sep 1st, 2019

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays

The very attributes that make Invisalign® a great way to improve your smile, make the clear, flexible trays vulnerable to mistreatment. Here are tips for taking good care of your Invisalign trays.
Aug 1st, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Missing Tooth

If you’re missing a tooth, don’t let it slide. There are real health-related concerns to consider with missing teeth, but a number of replacement options can restore your smile and keep your mouth healthy.
Jul 1st, 2019

At What Age Should My Child See the Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should have their first checkup with an orthodontist by no later than age 7. The earlier potential issues are identified, the better, even if treatment won’t begin for a while.
May 15th, 2019

Reveal Your Best Smile This Year With New Dental Veneers

Everyone wants a great-looking smile, and with veneers, you can get that picture-perfect look in just one or two office visits. Here's how veneers can help you correct your smile "flaws" so you always look and feel your best.
Jan 16th, 2019
Dental Implants, Bone Loss, Chelsea Dental Aesthetics

Using Dental Implants to Prevent Bone Loss

Are you concerned about the effects of bone loss in your jaw? Learn how dental implants can help stop the progression of bone loss and improve your overall oral health.
Dec 21st, 2018

5 Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

Few people have a perfect smile, and fewer still want to undergo expensive dental surgery to fix it. Porcelain veneers are the perfect fix for imperfect teeth.
Oct 31st, 2018

What Can Good Oral Health Prevent?

When it comes to your teeth, practicing good oral hygiene should be at the top of your list. We only have one set of fully grown adult teeth that we use in every aspect of our lives. When we see family, friends and even strangers, one-third of the time...
Aug 3rd, 2018

Myths About Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants to have a whiter smile, but making the decision to pursue whitening treatment can be tough. Myths and stereotypes can lead to negative connotations, inhibiting you from moving forward with treatment. Below are three misconceptions...
Jul 2nd, 2018

Make A Difference on the Scale and In Your Mouth

One of the biggest topics that people buzz about is losing a few pounds and making healthier decisions when it comes to food. But did you know that making those changes could not only make a difference on the scale but also in your mouth?...
Jul 2nd, 2018

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait For Your Dental Implant

You need a dental implant, but you are reluctant to get started. We understand that there is some hesitation and life gets in the way. However, here are a list of reasons as to why you shouldn’t wait. Stop your remaining teeth from moving...
May 6th, 2018

Tips to Maintain Your Bright White Smile

If you have recently whitened your teeth and are looking for ways to keep your teeth bright and white, there are a few easy steps you can take to keep stains at bay. Avoid Staining Food and Drinks One of the most important things you can do to...
Apr 3rd, 2018

Multibillion Dollar Dental Implant Market Set for Rapid Expansion

During 2016, the global market for dental implants was valued at USD $4.47 billion. It is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% moving forward until 2024, by which time it is anticipated to be valued at USD $8.18 billion...
Dec 19th, 2016

Do I Need Dental Bone Grafting?

Dental bone grafting procedures are performed to help restore healthy bone mass following tooth loss, facial trauma or periodontal disease. Advances in restorative dentistry make new teeth possible in patients who lack the underlying bone structure...
Dec 13th, 2016

Certain Medications Affect Success Rates of Dental Implants

Half a million people get dental implants in the U.S. every year, and the vast majority of these patients are rewarded with beautiful and functional replacement teeth. The long-term success of dental implants hinges on the extent of osseointegration...
Nov 15th, 2016

Eating with Invisalign

As leading Invisalign providers in Manhattan, we’re often asked about the day-to-day aspects of wearing and caring for the system’s clear plastic aligners. But of all the questions posed by patients, the most common is “can I eat whatever I want...
Nov 11th, 2016

Study Shows Sleep Apnea Increases Diabetes Risk

People who have obstructive sleep apnea are also at risk for developing Type II diabetes, according to new research published in the journal Sleep Medicine. “Over the last two decades, evidence has been accruing that sleep apnea may be associated...
Nov 5th, 2016

Sedation Dentistry Eases Fear & Anxiety

Imagine scheduling your next dentist appointment without a single worry about feeling anxious or full of dread. More than 80 percent of Americans say they experience dental anxiety – whether rooted in unpleasant childhood memories, low tolerances...
Oct 27th, 2016

Can Smiling Improve Your Health?

Smiling has a significant impact on everything around us. It releases positive energy and decreases stress levels. It creates spontaneous good feelings, convincing others to smile and engage. Unfortunately, many of us avoid smiling because...
Oct 17th, 2016

What Are Teeth In a Day?

Has a car crash or other traumatic accident knocked out most of your teeth? Has your dentist told you that most or all of your teeth will need to be extracted due to advanced periodontal disease? It is distressing to lose multiple teeth. Adding insult...
Oct 6th, 2016

Top 3 Questions Asked About Porcelain Veneers

Along with teeth whitening and dental bonding, porcelain veneers have remained among the most popular of cosmetic dentistry treatments. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 27% of cosmetic dentists...
Sep 30th, 2016

Do Toothpaste Whiteners Work?

Pearly whites are a popular fashion accessory these days. Even though there is no direct health benefit to having a bright white smile, it helps build confidence. It is no mystery, then, that there are a host of whitening toothpastes now on the market...
Sep 22nd, 2016

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist in NYC

There are dozens of qualified dentists in New York City, so how do you choose the right one? It may be worth it to travel out of your way to get to the right dentist who can artistically and safely improve your appearance and your oral health...
Sep 6th, 2016

What Should I Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants are “the Cadillac” of tooth restoration. An oral surgeon implants a titanium post into the jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root and mounts artificial replacement teeth. Most patients with damaged or missing teeth will find...
Sep 5th, 2016

Can People Tell Your Age From Your Teeth?

First impressions really do matter. At a glance, the people you meet judge your personality, character, and of course, your youthfulness. So what does your smile say about you? If your pearly whites truly are pearly white, straight and even, then...
Sep 2nd, 2016

Are Bad Teeth Hereditary?

Tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems abound. Often, it can be tempting to blame these problems on bad genes. If you’ve ever blamed your dental woes on your parents, it turns out that you may be at least partially right. Research...
Aug 23rd, 2016

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Fear of discomfort in the dentist’s chair is enough to keep countless patients from getting routine dental cleanings and procedures. But it’s important for patients to know that not all dentistry treatments are uncomfortable. In fact...
Aug 18th, 2016

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses various techniques to induce a state of deep relaxation and calm. Methods may include nitrous oxide gas, or Halcion, which acts as a powerful sedative. At Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, we are certified to offer three different...
Aug 9th, 2016

Health Hazards of Dry Mouth

For some people, dry mouth can be more than just a nuisance – it can seriously affect their oral health. That slightly sticky feeling can spell a mouthful of cavities if you’re not careful. Though it’s not unusual to experience dry mouth from time...
Aug 4th, 2016

Are Your Teeth Problems Depressing You?

Depression is a major health problem that can affect virtually all aspects of a person’s life – including oral health. The relationship between oral health problems and depression is complex and a great deal more research is needed in this area before...
Jul 27th, 2016

Can Dental Implants Improve Your Health?

It is thought that replacement teeth were attempted as early as the ancient Mayan civilization in 600 A.D., but modern dental implantology has its roots in the 1960s. Since then, it’s become common knowledge that dental implants can greatly improve...
Jul 19th, 2016

Tooth Restorations for Dental Health

Untreated periodontal disease, tooth decay and plaque causing bacteria can dramatically affect your smile and overall health. Advanced dental restorations are just one of the various ways a dentist can repair damaged or missing teeth, offering patients...
Jul 13th, 2016

5 Surprising Benefits of Smiling

A smile can work wonders for lifting a glum mood, but studies have also shown that this simple facial expression, whether forced or not, has a number of surprising health benefits. A grin triggers physiological changes within the body that release...
Jul 7th, 2016

Banish Yellow Teeth for Good

Are your pearly whites better described as an unsightly shade of yellow? Yellow teeth can be embarrassing and socially awkward, but there’s no need to hide your smile forever. A skilled cosmetic dentist can determine the underlying cause...
Jul 1st, 2016

Boost Confidence & Change Your Life with Invisalign

ABC News 27 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania recently aired a segment discussing how people can take charge of their life situations to make bold changes that yield greater success and happiness. Life coach Valorie Burton explains...
Jun 23rd, 2016

How Long Will Teeth-In-A-Day Last?

Dr. David Blaustein at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics offers the latest technology to provide patients with teeth in a day. Given the past process that may have included bone grafting, fittings for temporary dentures, and up to 18 months of dental visits...
Jun 8th, 2016

How to Get the Perfect Smile for Your June Wedding

Your June wedding date is fast approaching and chances are, you’ve already picked out the perfect dress, identified the members of your wedding party, finalized the decorations, and hired a photographer or videographer. But when you reminisce with...
Jun 2nd, 2016

What’s the Best Way to Replace a Lost Tooth?

The most common reason for the loss of a patient’s natural teeth is periodontal disease caused by poor oral health habits or smoking. Tooth loss can also occur due to physical trauma, such as the force of the impact of a tackle during a football game...
May 26th, 2016

How To Fix A Gummy Smile

Dentists consider a “gummy smile” as more than three or four millimeters of gum tissue showing above the teeth. To the untrained eye, two millimeters or less looks ideal. About 14 percent of women and 7 percent of men are treated for this genetic...
May 23rd, 2016

What Are Teeth in a Day?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way from the days when patients had to be fitted for temporary dentures while they underwent a series of procedures to correct improper bite, restore tooth function, stop jaw bone deterioration, replace missing teeth...
May 16th, 2016