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Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments
Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments

The correlation between smoking and poor oral health has long been understood. Because of the lower health risks thought to be associated with vaping, many people have turned to it as an alternative to regular cigarettes. But it turns out that vaping may also cause damage to your teeth and gums. Vaping may, in fact, ruin your chances of successful…

How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 
How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 

Feeding your children and staying within a budget can be difficult. Packing a lunch for them is often a suitable alternative. Your pocketbook and your children’s teeth can both take a beating if you eat out or run through the drive-through frequently. Packing a lunch for your kids gives you more control over what they are eating. It’s not a…

Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments
Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments

When you set a goal to be a better athlete, you start taking steps to help you improve. You might hire a trainer, take lessons, or give more time to practicing. But it probably never crossed your mind to schedule an orthodontic treatment with Upper East Side Orthodontics, did it? Probably not. But recently some studies have found that athletes…

What Parents Need to Know About the Baby Teeth
What Parents Need to Know About the Baby Teeth

Parents get excited to see a baby cut their first teeth. When they get their first set of teeth, it changes the way they speak, eat, and even smile. As soon as they begin to cut their new teeth, it’s time to start thinking about tooth care. As crazy as it sounds, tooth decay can start on baby teeth as…

Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?
Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?

Orthodontist treatments cover a lot more than just braces. Although that is mostly what they are known for, and a large part of what the dental professionals do, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. They can provide treatment for a wide variety of conditions and reasons. Oftentimes, they do diagnose problems and traditional braces, or modern…

What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash
What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash

It’s so important that parents start their children on the road to good oral hygiene habits at an early age. Fortunately, there are toothpaste brands designed specifically for younger kids to use. For instance, some toothpaste is classified for toddlers. It’s made to be safe to swallow. This protects younger children who haven’t quite mastered the spit it out stage.…

Taking Care of Braces
Taking Care of Braces

Having braces can make taking care of your teeth a little harder. Not only do you have to continue to brush and floss, but you have to do so in a way that prevents your braces from getting damaged. Your New York, NY orthodontist can give you plenty of advice on taking care of your teeth and your braces, but…

How to Keep Tooth Enamel Strong
How to Keep Tooth Enamel Strong

The enamel, which is the surface of your teeth, helps protect them from decay. Although the barrier can wear down over time, Dr. Shiva Basir says it is vital to keep the enamel strong. There are a few ways you can ensure your tooth enamel remains a strong protective layer for your teeth. Watch what you eat Sugary foods and…

Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids
Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids

Dr. Shiva Basir advises parents whose children engage in sports and other recreational activities to ensure they wear mouth guards. The equipment helps to protect the child against dental injuries. Knowing which mouthguard is right for your child is important. Here is more information on the three types available and why they are so important. Reasons for kids to  use…

How Your Smile Changes as You Age
How Your Smile Changes as You Age

It’s no secret that your smile changes as you age. Some of these changes may be pleasant, but sometimes they affect your smile in ways you do not like. Here are just four possible ways your smile changes and how a New York, NY orthodontist may be able to help you. Bottom Teeth Crowding Your lower jaw loses bone density…

Will I Need Retainers?

Most of us want to keep our straight bright smile after we’ve had a successful dental treatment. As a result, many of us question if the results of dental treatment will be long-lasting. Many of us also wonder if there will be additional measures we will need to take to maintain our straight smiles such as wearing retainers. The short…

What to do if Your Child has a Cracked Tooth

Even though dental issues such as a broken crown or a missing tooth are hard to miss, the same thing cannot be said for a cracked tooth. In many cases, a crack is so small that it is invisible to the naked eye. Unless your child notices it, you may not see it right away. Of course, if they suffered…