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Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?
Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?

Teeth-whitening products have become extremely popular in recent years, but are they safe for your children to use? Most dentists, including your New York dentist, Dr. Shiva Basir, recommend that no whitening products be used on your children until they reach the age of 14. By then, all baby teeth are gone, and adult teeth have fully emerged. Teeth-whitening programs…

Open Bite: What It Is and How It’s Fixed
Open Bite: What It Is and How It’s Fixed

Many people have upper and lower teeth that come together in a way that leaves space between the two sets of teeth when the bite is closed. This condition is commonly called an open bite or malocclusion. An open bite is often the result of childhood habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting which involves pushing the tongue through the…

All the Ways to Fix Your Bite
All the Ways to Fix Your Bite

There are many options you can choose from when it comes to correcting a bite problems. Choosing the right solution is usually dependent on your bite issue, age, and even your finances. Fortunately, there’s usually a solution available from Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and Dr. Jahn’Shahi for anyone that has bite problems. Your Options Traditional braces are still the most…

Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation
Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation

Sedation is not something only for adults, and can be a way for your child to go through a procedure comfortably, safely, and painlessly. Children who require some kind of dental procedure must sometimes be sedated or anesthetized, so that there is no movement during the operation, or simply because they have excessive fear of drills or other equipment. The…

Do Adults Have To Wear Retainers?
Do Adults Have To Wear Retainers?

Most people are only too happy to discard their retainers, after having worn them along with braces for months if not years, to get their teeth straightened. But does it cause any harm to your teeth, if you abruptly quit wearing those corrective retainers? Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and Dr. Jahn Shahi, your New York, NY orthodontist experts, offer the…

Time for Braces! What You Should Know
Time for Braces! What You Should Know

If you have misaligned teeth and would like to get braces, consult your professional Upper East Side Orthodontists first. In the first appointment, Dr. Basir, Dr. Vaysman, or Dr. Jahn’Shahi will discuss your dental history and examine your teeth so as to determine the best treatment course to take. If you decide to get dental braces, our team will further…

Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health
Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health

Tonsils and adenoids play an important role in maintaining good oral health. The tonsils are found in the back of the throat. The adenoids are found in the back of nose above the soft palate. Both the tonsils and adenoids remove bacteria from the mouth when you breathe in. Because they fight infections, the tonsils and adenoids can become infected…

Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth
Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth

Most of us have heard of wisdom teeth, the teeth that get their namesake because they appear long after your permanent teeth have grown in. This is usually during your late teens and early twenties.These teeth are usually removed because they serve no real purpose. Many times, they fail to erupt, becoming liabilities for infections down the line. When they…

A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces
A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces

Children benefit from orthodontic treatment when they have a “bad bite.” Their teeth might be crowded or crooked, or the jaws might be misaligned. Your New York dentist might recommend braces to correct the problem, which results in a beautiful smile and healthier mouth. An abnormal bite can contribute to many dental problems, including; Tooth decay Tooth loss Gum disease…