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

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
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
Does Tooth Whitening Affect Fillings, Veneers or Crowns?

If you are concerned about tooth discoloration or staining and you have porcelain veneers, crowns or white fillings, you may want to speak with your cosmetic dentist before trying a whitening procedure. The reality is that no tooth whitening treatment...

May 11th, 2016
Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to Preventable Injuries

Twenty five million adults in the U.S. are affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder that results in extreme daytime fatigue. The findings of a new study may hopefully spark sufferers to take the disease much more seriously...

Apr 27th, 2016
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Eases Dental Phobia, Study Shows

Dental anxiety is more common than might think. An estimated 15 percent of Americans avoid regular checkups and cleanings because of a deep-seated fear of pain in the dentist’s chair. Unfortunately, this sort of behavior turns into a vicious cycle...

Apr 23rd, 2016
Top 3 Things Your Smile Says About You

National surveys consistently find “smile” ranked among the “most attractive features” for both men and women. It even outranks eyes and physique! The effects go well beyond perception and can be observed in brain scans. In fact, British researchers...

Apr 20th, 2016
Top 5 Things to Know Before Trying Invisalign

Have you bypassed the potentially awkward braces-wearing phase of puberty only to realize that your smile could use some serious improvement? You’re not alone. Thousands of adults are considering Invisalign – a popular alternative to braces that can...

Apr 16th, 2016
Untreated Sleep Apnea Elevates Truck Crash Risk

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated. Patients are at a higher risk of developing heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and stroke, among many other health problems that can lead to...

Mar 30th, 2016
3 Things You Don’t Know about Same Day Dental Implants

You’ve probably heard about the All on 4 or All on 6 procedures, sometimes dubbed the “smile in a day” treatment. Dental implants have been around for decades, but replacement teeth in a day is a relatively new technology that gives patients beautiful...

Mar 23rd, 2016
Sleep Apnea May Inflict Brain Damage

Sleep apnea is a serious type of sleep disorder that is characterized by the cyclical cessation and resumption of breathing during sleep. When a person with sleep apnea stops breathing, the lack of oxygen prompts the brain to briefly rouse the...

Mar 16th, 2016
Is A Vegan Diet Bad For Your Teeth?

Over the years, more and more people have switched to vegan or “raw food” diets in order to reap great health benefits, such as protection from disease, increased energy, weight loss and better skin. However, several studies have linked the vegan...

Mar 9th, 2016
How Do You Know if You Have a TMJ Problem?

An estimated 35 million people in the United States experience the painful effects of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder at some point during their lives. The jaw joint, also known as the temporomandibular joint, connects the jawbone...

Mar 3rd, 2016
How Dentists Can Boost Your Brain Health

You probably already know that poor dental hygiene increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Not to mention that it’s a common cause of bad breath. But did you know that your oral health can influence your systemic health?...

Feb 26th, 2016
Love Your Smile This Valentine’s Day

The official day of love and romance is just around the corner. How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Perhaps a cozy candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant, a delicious champagne brunch with your sweetheart, or a dreamy weekend...

Feb 12th, 2016
Can Home Teeth Whitening Hurt Your Teeth?

The popularity of teeth whitening has grown exponentially in recent years, as more people are turning to both their dentist and DIY whitening kits to brighten up their smile. However, as use of these products has increased, so has concerns over...

Feb 3rd, 2016
Study Shows Attractive Smile is Key Asset

Your smile may be your greatest asset throughout all stages of life, a new study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) shows. Nearly half of all respondents said an attractive smile is the most important feature at any age, greatly...

Jan 26th, 2016
Study Finds Link between Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Cholesterol plays a critical role in increasing the risk of heart attack for people with sleep apnea, according to a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine. The research suggest that sleep apnea sufferers who take statins...

Jan 19th, 2016
Invisalign for Adults

Tooth straightening is no longer a rite of passage limited to adolescents. In 2014, 25 percent of patients who sought orthodontic treatment were adults. Thanks to advances in orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry, grownups can now improve their smiles...

Jan 13th, 2016
Navy Veteran Gets New Smile with Dental Implants

Navy veteran Billy Moore is finally sporting a winning smile, thanks to a little help from a kind-hearted cosmetic dentist. Bakersfield Now reported on the smile transformation of the former soldier, who was shot in the mouth in 2002 while...

Jan 6th, 2016
New Year, New Smile

As December draws to a close, you may already be contemplating your New Year’s resolutions for 2016. With a new year comes a fresh start — an opportunity to make big changes in how we live our lives and interact with others. Many year-end goals center...

Dec 24th, 2015
Teeth Whitening Tips for Sensitive Teeth

Teeth whitening has become a popular way to brighten up your look, but for people with sensitive teeth, the process can be a painful one. However, with a few simple precautions, patients with sensitive teeth can still enjoy a dazzling white smile...

Dec 18th, 2015
Signs You May Need a Dental Implant

tal Implant tooth implant illustrationTooth loss can result in anxiety over one’s appearance, decreased confidence, difficulty eating certain foods, and other more serious dental problems if left untreated. Whether caused by periodontal disease...

Dec 10th, 2015
Lumineers vs. Veneers

If you have cosmetic dental issues you’d like to remedy, you’ll be happy to know that a wide range of options exist to make your dreams a reality. In the past, patients with crooked or damaged teeth often had to wear metal braces or have their fillings...

Dec 4th, 2015
Best Options for Correcting an Overbite

While they may look different to the untrained eye, both types of dental overbites have a lot in common. Both horizontal and vertical overbites may be inherited from your parents, or the effect of tongue thrusting, nail biting or prolonged pacifier...

Nov 16th, 2015
New Treatments Aim to Alleviate Sleep Apnea

As anyone who suffers from sleep apnea can attest, it is a condition which often proves disruptive and uncomfortable and if left unaddressed, it can actually become quite dangerous. Health complications of sleep apnea Consequences of chronic sleep...

Nov 11th, 2015
Top 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in NYC

Studies have proven the intrinsic benefits of a winning smile. Straight white teeth and a beautiful smile convey confidence, authority and happiness, which can have a large impact on your social and professional life. If you have been bothered by...

Nov 7th, 2015
How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often considered the best option – both aesthetically and functionally — for replacing missing teeth. And while a bridge is much quicker to create, single or multiple teeth implants last much longer and promise a more natural-looking...

Oct 30th, 2015
Invisalign Teen FAQ: Clear Aligners vs. Braces

Invisalign Teen is the teeth straightening treatment of choice among adolescents who want a beautiful smile without the hassle and drawbacks of metal braces. Traditional braces are associated with a long list of restrictions, low self-esteem...

Oct 22nd, 2015
Keeping a Healthy Smile during Halloween

Having a Halloween without candy is like trying to celebrate Christmas without Santa Claus. It’s simply not going to happen. And it’s not just the kids who love the uncontrolled sugar mayhem. Grownups were kids once too, and nothing says sugar...

Oct 16th, 2015
Study Finds Sleep Apnea Treatment Alleviates Depression

Nearly 73 percent of sleep apnea patients had clinical signs of depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine. The level of depression worsened with increasing sleep apnea severity. However, only nine of 228 patients...

Oct 6th, 2015
Causes and Treatments for Tooth Enamel Erosion

Enamel is the thin protective covering of the tooth. Completely translucent, enamel is our body’s hardest tissue and is almost entirely composed of hydroxyapatite—a tough mineral layer that covers the teeth of most four-limbed creatures and...

Oct 1st, 2015
Modern Advances in Dental Implants

Whether for fashion or function or both, men and women have been looking for a solution to missing teeth for at least 4,000 years. A recent article in US News & World Report on the evolution of dental implants talks about a Mayan architectural...

Sep 26th, 2015
Invest in Your Smile – Tips for College Students

Nearly 75 percent of adults say that an unattractive smile can damage a person’s chances for career success, according to a recent poll by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In today’s social-media driven society, the pressure...

Sep 18th, 2015
Age-Defying Benefits of a Healthy Smile

Did you know that most people find smiling faces more youthful and attractive? According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), a healthy smile is not only beautiful but has age-defying benefits...

Sep 9th, 2015