Blog Archive

Could Gum Disease Increase Your Risk of Dementia? Nov 1st, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is among the diagnoses that people most want to avoid. The idea of gradually remembering less and less about who you are and the life you’ve lived isn’t appealing to anyone. But a new method of preventing dementia might surprise you: brushing your teeth. Dr. David Blaustein and...

Here's How Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth Oct 1st, 2019

When you think about preventing cavities and tooth decay, you probably picture regular brushing and flossing, and the avoidance of sugary foods and drinks. But there’s another factor that can dramatically impact the lifespan and appearance of your teeth: acid reflux.  Acid reflux occurs when the muscle that separates your...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Sep 1st, 2019

Having a bright smile makes you confident and boosts your self-esteem. But over time, foods and drinks, as well as other factors, stain your teeth.  A great way to treat stains is a professional teeth whitening treatment from Dr. David Blaustein and his team at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics. We want...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays Aug 1st, 2019

Once, metal braces were the only way to straighten your teeth. Now, Invisalign® offers a clear, gentle system of aligners that straighten teeth in a discreet, nearly invisible way. They’re great for professionals and teens who desire straight teeth without a visible mouthful of cemented, metal hardware.  But the very...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Missing Tooth Jul 1st, 2019

That dark void in your mouth is something you’d rather not dwell on, but you’d like to smile big again. You’re not alone: Most adults are missing at least one tooth. Whether you lost a tooth as a result of decay or due to an accident, it’s best to see...

Periodontal Disease Can Cause Serious Health Issues: Take Preventive Measures Now Jun 1st, 2019

Periodontal diseases are unfortunately extremely common in the US. According to the American Dental Association, many people experience problems  with gum disease during adulthood. This issue can be reversible if it is in its early stages, but the best option is to prevent gum disease before it happens. Dr. David...

At What Age Should My Child See the Orthodontist? May 15th, 2019

Having issues with your teeth is never fun. Even things that are just cosmetic can prevent you from flashing your pearly whites. That’s why making sure your child sees the dentist twice a year for a thorough cleaning and check up is so important. Obviously, dental hygiene has a huge...

How Your Dentist Can Use Oral Appliance Therapy to Treat Your Sleep Apnea Apr 3rd, 2019

You toss and turn at night, snoring loudly, often keeping your partner awake. In the morning, you don’t feel like you got a restorative, full night’s sleep, even though you were in bed for eight hours. It could be sleep apnea — a common condition that affects at least 22...

The Main Differences Between Dental Bonding and Veneers Mar 4th, 2019

One chipped tooth can have a significant impact on how you feel about your smile. Today’s dental options for repairing flawed teeth are numerous, and depending on your needs, can be as simple as a bonding procedure or as extensive as dental implants. At Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, Dr. Blaustein offers...

Why Gum Contouring Is So Popular Among Celebrities Feb 1st, 2019

Celebrities often appear as if they’re genetically predisposed to having beautiful, million-dollar smiles, but really, they’re just like the rest of us — sometimes they need braces, porcelain veneers, or dental implants to enhance those show-stopping smiles. Here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in Chelsea, New York City, Dr. David A....

Reveal Your Best Smile This Year With New Dental Veneers Jan 16th, 2019

Feeling good about the way you look isn’t about being vain. It’s about being more confident about yourself and knowing you’re ready to face the world, no matter what the future brings. Having an amazing smile is one of the best ways to improve how you look and how you...

Using Dental Implants to Prevent Bone Loss Dec 21st, 2018

Losing your teeth impacts more than your smile. The spaces left by your missing teeth can end up causing you to lose bone in your jaw over time. Getting dental implants can prevent bone loss from occurring and stabilize the rest of your teeth. Chelsea Dental Aesthetic practitioners have years...

What Orthodontic Issues Can Be Remedied With Invisalign® Clear Braces? Nov 29th, 2018

Millions of people in the United States — kids and adults — have orthodontic treatment every year to correct bite problems and improve their self-confidence. While some of these people have the traditional bracket-and-wire metal braces, many patients are being treated with the Invisalign® orthodontic system, a state-of-the-art treatment system that uses...

5 Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers Oct 31st, 2018

Having a beautiful smile is a wonderful asset, giving you confidence and ease in every situation, whether it’s going to the grocery store or a job interview, family reunion or what have you. Dental veneers are a great way to correct small imperfections that you might have believed were beyond...

Dental Implants, Retained Dentures or Dentures: Which Tooth Replacement Option is Right for You? Sep 4th, 2018

It would be great if all of your natural teeth would last a lifetime. But statistically, most people lose at least one tooth due to injury, decay, gum disease, or other circumstances. Missing teeth can be embarrassing and lead to serious health repercussions if not replaced. Keep two things keep...

What Can Good Oral Health Prevent? Aug 3rd, 2018

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 our teeth are...

Myths About Teeth Whitening Jul 2nd, 2018

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 about teeth whitening:Teeth whitening treatments at my doctor’s office are no more effective than those...

Make A Difference on the Scale and In Your Mouth Jul 2nd, 2018

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?Here are 3 food tips that...

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait For Your Dental Implant May 6th, 2018

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. Your teeth help keep everything in place. When you are...

Tips to Maintain Your Bright White Smile Apr 3rd, 2018

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 DrinksOne of the most important things you can do to prevent tooth discoloration is to avoid...

Multibillion Dollar Dental Implant Market Set for Rapid Expansion Dec 19th, 2016

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.That’s according to a recently released report...

Do I Need Dental Bone Grafting? Dec 13th, 2016

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 to accommodate a dental implant.  In the past, patients with substantial bone loss were not good...

Certain Medications Affect Success Rates of Dental Implants Nov 15th, 2016

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, or how well the jaw bone fuses with the implant surface.Many factors affect...

Eating with Invisalign Nov 11th, 2016

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 with Invisalign?”  We’re happy to answer with a resounding “Yes!”The many...

Study Shows Sleep Apnea Increases Diabetes Risk Nov 5th, 2016

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 with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and Type II diabetes,” said study leader Mako Nagayoshi...

Sedation Dentistry Eases Fear & Anxiety Oct 27th, 2016

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 for pain or hyper-sensitive teeth.If you’re one of millions who grapple with dental...

Can Smiling Improve Your Health? Oct 17th, 2016

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 we’re unhappy with our mouths. People smile without showing their teeth out of discomfort and embarrassment. Dr....

What Are Teeth In a Day? Oct 6th, 2016

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 to injury, many dentists will...

Top 3 Questions Asked About Porcelain Veneers Sep 30th, 2016

Along with teeth whitening and dental bonding, porcelain veneershave 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 questioned reported porcelain veneers as being the most popular cosmetic treatment requested at their practices and 42% of...

Do Toothpaste Whiteners Work? Sep 22nd, 2016

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 – but do they work? Yes...

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist in NYC Sep 6th, 2016

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. When choosing a cosmetic dentist, there...

What Should I Know Before Getting Dental Implants? Sep 5th, 2016

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 dental implants to be the best option, so long as the underlying gums...

Can People Tell Your Age From Your Teeth? Sep 2nd, 2016

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 your smile projects youthfulness, regardless of how old you...

Are Bad Teeth Hereditary? Aug 23rd, 2016

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 has uncovered possible associations between genetics and...

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt? Aug 18th, 2016

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, cosmetic dentistryprocedures offer incredible benefits for your smile, without pain or sensitivity. Simple, one-visit procedures like teeth...

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Aug 9th, 2016

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 levels of sedation:Minimal sedation: Patients are “awake,” but in a relaxed dream-like state.Moderate sedation: Patients are...

Health Hazards of Dry Mouth Aug 4th, 2016

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 to time, chronic sufferers should not...

Are Your Teeth Problems Depressing You? Jul 27th, 2016

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 depressionis complex and a great deal more research is needed in this area before definitive conclusions may be drawn. However, some researchers have indeed...

Can Dental Implants Improve Your Health? Jul 19th, 2016

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 implantscan greatly improve the appearance of one’s smile. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to pick up...

Tooth Restorations for Dental Health Jul 13th, 2016

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 a new chance at a beautiful smile.The goal of restorative dentistry – also called prosthodontic dentistry...

5 Surprising Benefits of Smiling Jul 7th, 2016

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 endorphins, help reduce anxiety and stress levels and so...

Banish Yellow Teeth for Good Jul 1st, 2016

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 and contributing factors of discoloration and offer personalized treatment recommendations to get your teeth...

Boost Confidence & Change Your Life with Invisalign Jun 23rd, 2016

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, “Confidence turns thought into action and moves us toward our goals.” A recent Harris poll found that...

How Long Will Teeth-In-A-Day Last? Jun 8th, 2016

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, you may be thinking this sounds “too good to be true.” That...

How to Get the Perfect Smile for Your June Wedding Jun 2nd, 2016

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 your wedding photos years from now, will you regret having a yellowed,...

What’s the Best Way to Replace a Lost Tooth? May 26th, 2016

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. “Tooth loss is quite common,...

How To Fix A Gummy Smile May 23rd, 2016

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 abnormality – which translated to more...

What Are Teeth in a Day? May 16th, 2016

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, or restore damaged enamel. When bone grafting was necessary, the...

Does Tooth Whitening Affect Fillings, Veneers or Crowns? May 11th, 2016

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 – whether professionally applied at the dental office or used at home...

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to Preventable Injuries Apr 27th, 2016

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 and find a sleep apnea treatment that works for...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Eases Dental Phobia, Study Shows Apr 23rd, 2016

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, as manageable issues like small cavities can morph into something...

Top 3 Things Your Smile Says About You Apr 20th, 2016

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 found that one smile provides the same level of brain stimulation...

Top 5 Things to Know Before Trying Invisalign Apr 16th, 2016

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 straighten teeth and correct moderate bite issues without the hassle of metal wires and...

Untreated Sleep Apnea Elevates Truck Crash Risk Mar 30th, 2016

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 premature death. Like other sleep disorders, sleep apnea also...

3 Things You Don’t Know about Same Day Dental Implants Mar 23rd, 2016

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, functional teeth in a single office visit.Same day dental...

Sleep Apnea May Inflict Brain Damage Mar 16th, 2016

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 individual from sleep to restore breathing. Usually, patients fall...

Is A Vegan Diet Bad For Your Teeth? Mar 9th, 2016

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 diet to greater incidence of plaque formation, periodontal disease...

How Do You Know if You Have a TMJ Problem? Mar 3rd, 2016

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 to your skull and functions like a sliding hinge.Temporomandibular joint disorders are typically characterized...

How Dentists Can Boost Your Brain Health Feb 26th, 2016

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?Researchers have already been investigating the link between...

Love Your Smile This Valentine’s Day Feb 12th, 2016

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 getaway with that special someone in your life.Whatever your...

Can Home Teeth Whitening Hurt Your Teeth? Feb 3rd, 2016

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 the possible dangers of teeth whitening, especially from home kits that lack professional oversight.Is...

Study Shows Attractive Smile is Key Asset Jan 26th, 2016

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 outnumbering other characteristics like the body, hair and legs. If...

Study Finds Link between Sleep Apnea and Heart Health Jan 19th, 2016

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 – drugs that lower cholesterol levels – may be at less risk for cardiovascular...

Invisalign for Adults Jan 13th, 2016

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 without the hassle and misery of traditional metal braces, with the majority choosing clear,...

Navy Veteran Gets New Smile with Dental Implants Jan 6th, 2016

Navy veteran Billy Moore is finally sporting a winning smile, thanks to a little help from a kind-hearted cosmetic dentist. Bakersfield Nowreported on the smile transformation of the former soldier, who was shot in the mouth in 2002 while on active duty, losing three front teeth. Moore was lucky to survive...

New Year, New Smile Dec 24th, 2015

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 upon leading a healthier life –...

Teeth Whitening Tips for Sensitive Teeth Dec 18th, 2015

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 without significant discomfort.Causes of tooth sensitivityThere are a number of...

Signs You May Need a Dental Implant Dec 10th, 2015

Tooth 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, advanced decay, a failed root canal, or blunt trauma, the loss of a tooth or several teeth can drastically affect the...

Lumineers vs. Veneers Dec 4th, 2015

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 replaced.These days, both...

Best Options for Correcting an Overbite Nov 16th, 2015

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 use or thumb sucking as a child. The majority of...

New Treatments Aim to Alleviate Sleep Apnea Nov 11th, 2015

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 apneaConsequences of chronic sleep apnea for those diagnosed with the condition can include:increased risk of cardiac diseaseweight gainhypertensionheadachesmemory...

Top 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in NYC Nov 7th, 2015

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 discolored, oddly shaped or missing teeth, and yearn for a...

How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants? Oct 30th, 2015

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 smile. The actual placement of a dental implant is a fairly...

Invisalign Teen FAQ: Clear Aligners vs. Braces Oct 22nd, 2015

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 and reduced rates of compliance when it comes to wearing headgear.Instead of unsightly wires and...

Keeping a Healthy Smile during Halloween Oct 16th, 2015

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 attack to kids of all ages quite like Halloween sweets.Dr....

Study Finds Sleep Apnea Treatment Alleviates Depression Oct 6th, 2015

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 (4 percent) continued feeling depressed after three months of sleep apnea treatment. In fact, none...

Causes and Treatments for Tooth Enamel Erosion Oct 1st, 2015

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 some species of fish.For years, scientists believed that the enamel-hardened scales of fish –...

Modern Advances in Dental Implants Sep 26th, 2015

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 dig in which 1,500 year old...

Invest in Your Smile – Tips for College Students Sep 18th, 2015

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 to look your best is higher than ever. Online profiles and photos...

Age-Defying Benefits of a Healthy Smile Sep 9th, 2015

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! Study participants polled tended to underestimate the age of a smiling person...

How to Renew Your Smile & Straighten Teeth with Invisalign Sep 4th, 2015

Dr. David Blaustein takes a modern approach to straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign clear aligners custom made for his patients. If you’ve ever wanted to straighten your teeth but cringe at the thought of traditional metal braces, you’re not alone. Metal braces are not only awkward and unsightly, they come with a...

NYC’s Dr. David Blaustein Shares 3 Cosmetic Dentistry Success Stories Aug 28th, 2015

Cosmetic dentists do more than transform smiles; in many cases, they transform lives. Dr. David Blaustein, a NYC cosmetic dentist, says that the individual stories of every patient who walks through the door of Chelsea Dental Aesthetics are what make his job so rewarding.“Some people are born with imperfections that have...

Top 4 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry Aug 18th, 2015

People often suffer with imperfect or painful teeth for a long time before seeking the help of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Blaustein. Ignoring the problem makes the situation much worse, but each individual has their own reasons for delaying treatment. Sometimes it’s just a matter of scheduling, but more...

5 Innocuous Foods that Can Damage Your Teeth Aug 13th, 2015

Everyone wants a beautiful, white smile, but did you know that some of the greenest, healthiest foods and products can actually damage your teeth? In many instances, it all boils down to acids. Some foods are highly acidic, while others – packed with sugar – can do serious wear and...

Intrinsic Benefits of a Beautiful Smile Aug 6th, 2015

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recently published an article saying that an investment in your smile will go a lot further, last a lot longer, and make you feel a whole lot better about yourself than any of the most de riguer and expensive fashion items and accessories.In fact, 68%...

Dentures Vs. Implants: Which Is Right For You? Jul 30th, 2015

Dr. David Blaustein is an acclaimed cosmetic dentist who specializes in dentures and dental implants in NYC. As a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Blaustein has offered his expert service, providing single and multiple tooth replacements, for more than 20 years.He is up-to-date on the latest denture and...

NYC Cosmetic Dentist Explains Options For Correcting Front Tooth Gaps Jul 25th, 2015

Hollywood churns out cookie-cutter good looks, but not everyone is born with perfectly-spaced, straight teeth. A diastema – or gap between the teeth – is a trait that gives people a distinctive look. Madonna, David Letterman, Anna Pacquin, Elijah Wood, Chris Martin, Jorja Fox, Elton John and Woody Harrelson are...

Top 3 Teeth Whitening Options Jul 18th, 2015

Universally praised by dental patients everywhere, teeth whitening treatments have the ability to substantially improve the brightness and whiteness of your smile. Most of us are born with sparkling pearly whites, only to have them gradually discolor over the years. If you’re an avid coffee drinker or a wine aficionado,...

Veneers & Other Cosmetic Treatments To Subtly Enhance Your Smile Jul 7th, 2015

Is it possible to have a smile that is too perfect? Cosmetic dentists have come to believe this is true. At one time, patients sought perfection, but a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that more patients are requesting an improved, but “natural” look.Subtle smile...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Combats a Silent Killer Jul 3rd, 2015

Sleep apnea, or more specifically, obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that, if left untreated, is a silent killer.  The disorder itself—the collapse of our throat muscles which causes a temporary stoppage of breathing–is disturbing because it happens while we sleep. It can occur once or twice or it can...

How Crooked & Misaligned Teeth Impact Your Overall Health Jun 27th, 2015

Nearly 75 percent of U.S. adults have crooked or misaligned teeth, also known as malocclusion. While this may seem like a purely cosmetic concern, dentists caution that misalignment can have long-term implications on your health. The effects of an improper bite can worsen over time, leading to unnatural pressure, excessive wear...

Pain-Free Sedation Dentistry in Manhattan Jun 18th, 2015

Have you been putting off a routine teeth cleaning or checkup for years out of sheer dental anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. Here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, many of our patients confess this common phobia, which ranges from moderate anxiety to extreme feelings of panic. In some cases, a...

Get Your Smile “Wedding Ready” with Laser Teeth Whitening Jun 13th, 2015

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and nothing says radiant health like a dazzling, white smile. Whether a bride, bridesmaid or guest at one of this summer’s numerous wedding celebrations, you can get those pearly whites luminously bright with the help of a professional tooth...

Can Your Dentist Get Rid of Your Migraine Headaches? Jun 2nd, 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating effects of migraine headaches, which are more common in women and those with a family history of the condition.  While some find relief from Triptan medications, others may benefit from alternative treatments from their dental professional, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD).Studies have...

DIY Dentistry: Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Outlines Hidden Risks May 12th, 2015

Lately, the subject of do it yourself dentistry has been popping up all over the web as an alternative to using a professionally trained dental practitioner to fix an assortment of dental issues. A recent report on CBS-TV on the DIY trend talked about a young girl who hated the...

What Is Your Smile IQ? May 2nd, 2015

When you meet a new person, do you freely share your smile or do you mumble a few words while trying to hide your teeth? Much of human communication is nonverbal, and flashing a beautiful, genuine smile can significantly contribute to making a good first impression.Dr. Blaustein, a leading NYC cosmetic...

Latest Advancements in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Mar 27th, 2015

Red, tender or swollen gums are indicators of gingivitis and the early stages of periodontal disease. If caught soon enough by your dentist, the disease is treatable and can usually be addressed with a thorough dental cleaning.  Advanced gum disease, on the other hand, occurs when plaque and bacteria extend...

Same Day Dental Implant FAQs Mar 16th, 2015

If you have difficulty chewing or are simply tired of feeling embarrassed about your smile because of missing teeth, dental implants are an effective solution for many. Not only are they designed to last a lifetime, thanks to advances in dental technology, patients can have new replacement teeth that function and look...

Solutions in Manhattan for Crowded or Overlapping Teeth Mar 7th, 2015

If you suffer from crowded or overlapping teeth, Dr. David Blaustein of Chelsea Dental Aesthetics can detail a variety of effective treatment options, including Invisalign. Not only do you want to present the world with a beautiful smile, but having a set of straight white teeth has been proven in multiple research...

Pros and Cons of Veneers vs. Crowns Mar 2nd, 2015

Veneers and crowns are long-lasting solutions for patients who suffer from some common functional and cosmetic dental issues and are looking to restore their smiles. Dull, discolored or misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, and broken teeth can be addressed with veneers and/or crowns. Since the ideal scenario for most dentists is...

Best and Worst Diets For Healthy Teeth Feb 28th, 2015

People may ponder fat, sodium, calories, and cholesterol on their food and drink labels. Yet, there is no easy dental health guideline listed on product packaging. Our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentistry professionals don’t usually advise patients to completely eliminate their favorite foods and beverages, but there are certain items that require an...

5 FAQs About Teeth Whitening in Manhattan Feb 21st, 2015

A smile is an important social asset. Whether you have a special event like a wedding or class reunion you’re looking forward to, or you just want to freshen up your appearance after years of coffee-drinking and degradation, teeth whitening helps you get a brighter and more attractive smile without...

Diabetics Welcome News of Dental Implants Study Feb 15th, 2015

Diabetics who for years have wished they could have dental implants received a recent holiday gift courtesy of researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. The team, led by Thomas Oates, D.M.D, Ph.D., recently completed a study that showed that diabetics, by following certain procedures,...

New Yorkers Are Early Adopters of Latest Dental Technology Feb 6th, 2015

A trip to the dentist today is nothing like that of your parents’ era. Technologies in both general and cosmetic dentistry have transformed dramatically over the past two decades, and as with any other technology or trend, New Yorkers are first in line to take advantage of it.Dr. Blaustein and...

The Benefits of Invisible Braces Jan 21st, 2015

The idea of getting braces is not a pleasant one, but now the option of invisible braces helps remove some of the stigma, as well as the discomfort. Indeed, getting braces might not be as bad as you think.Fortunately, dental professionals have found alternative solutions to the stigma of wearing...

Facts you didn’t know about your Toothbrush Jan 1st, 2015

Your toothbrush is something you rely on to maintain your pearly whites. It is the most vital tool that you own in relation to keeping your teeth alive. With that, here are some things to know about your toothbrush.Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of...

How Damaging is Bruxism? Dec 13th, 2014

Bruxism is a condition in which individuals grind and clench their teeth periodically from time to time. While occasional teeth grinding doesn’t usually cause a lot of harm, teeth grinding that occurs on a regular basis may lead to more damage and other oral health complications.Millions of adults and children...

Do you have a “Gummy Smile?” Then Gum Contouring may be right for you. Dec 1st, 2014

Gum contouring uses the innovative process of laser technology to remove gum tissue in order to expose more enamel of the teeth. The procedure can usually be done in one office visit. Gum contouring is catered towards individuals who feel that they have “gummy” smiles, or smiles that show a...

Oral Systemic Link in regards to Comprehensive Dentistry Nov 5th, 2014

“You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities.” – May 2000 Surgeon General Report on HealthOver the last couple of years, the bridge between general health issues and common dental health issues have seemingly met at a crossroads. Today,...

Why is Flossing so Important? | October is Dental Hygiene Month! Oct 8th, 2014

We’ve heard it a million times, “Don’t forget to floss after you brush your teeth”, and for a large majority, flossing isn’t the most crucial thing they could be doing at that time. What those individuals don’t know is that dental floss is indeed a vital ingredient in the recipe...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Sep 27th, 2014

Are you struggling with the way your teeth look? Cosmetic Dentistry can fix any tooth appearance! Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide array of procedures from tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers.How do you know what Cosmetic Dentistry is the right procedure for you?Cosmetic Dentistry offers a multitude of procedures that...

Will A Full Mouth Restoration Make Me Look Younger? Aug 6th, 2014

This is an excellent question. Dentistry has become more than just a corrective practice, it’s also cosmetic. If you are going through the evaluation, and treatment of a full mouth restoration, then you want your time and money to produce more than the restorative benefit.Cracked, chipped and discolored teeth do...

Keep your smile and have braces – Invisalign Invisible Braces Jul 8th, 2014

Many adults, children and teenagers are apprehensive about getting big metal braces that are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You want to feel confident about your smile not only after your braces come off, but during. Invisalign invisible bracesprovide straightening treatment while looking your best!Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made,...

Teeth Whitening | Why are my teeth stained and yellow? Jun 11th, 2014

Are you tired of having yellow, stained teeth, despite your strict daily dental hygiene? You are not alone. There are millions of people suffering from the same problem. So if you brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly then why are your teeth still discolored? This happens because the outer...

Why Nutrition Is Important for your Dental Health Jun 1st, 2014

With summer coming up, kids and teens go crazy for sugary sweets and sports drinks that are high in sugar acid. Over time the high acidic level in sugary foods and drinks cause tooth decay in the mouth. For this reason, Dr. Blaustein emphasizes the importance of healthy nutrition. Through...