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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…

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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?
Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?

Do you have white marks on your teeth? It is important to know that these can be prevented through good oral hygiene, diet, and regular visits to your dental provider. Here are four tips to help you prevent white marks from showing up on your teeth. Four Tips to Prevent White Marks on Your Teeth Brush frequently and thoroughly, as…

How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay
How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay

Your toddler’s teeth may not be permanent, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with not taking care of them. Toddler tooth decay can begin as soon as their first teeth grow in, so you need to be proactive about your toddler’s dental health. Daily Dental Care to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay Just as with an adult’s permanent teeth,…

Braces vs Aligners
Braces vs Aligners

People who come to Upper East Side Orthodontics for orthodontic treatment usually come prepared with several questions, not the least of which is whether they should opt for braces vs aligners. While there isn’t one “right” solution for those who need these types of dental appliances, there are advantages and disadvantages to each one that should be considered. Visibility The…

Hydration and Dental Health for Kids
Hydration and Dental Health for Kids

Did you know hydration and dental health are connected? When kids drink water they are helping improve their own oral health. Drinking water does a lot more than keeping your child hydrated. It can also help to promote good dental health. Dr. Shiva Basir states that fluoridated water, in particular, has numerous benefits for your teeth. Here are a few…