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Is it a sinus problem or a toothache?

As the seasons change and fall approaches, so do allergies and sinus problems. Sometimes when we develop sinus pressure or a sinus infection it is accompanied by a sudden toothache.

Sep 7th, 2021
Managing Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is the subjective sensation of dryness in the mouth. Over 22% of the global population is affected by dry mouth.

Aug 23rd, 2021
How often should I see the dentist?

As the end of summer approaches many of us are back to work and back to school. As our schedules get busier, it's important not to forget about your teeth!

Aug 16th, 2021
Your Pharmacy Dental Aisle Demystified

Have you ever walked down the dental aisle of your local pharmacy and been completely overwhelmed? If you answered yes to those two questions then you are in luck because I'm going to make your next trip to the pharmacy a little. Check more in this blog.

Aug 9th, 2021
White Spots

Have you noticed white spots on your teeth? Some white spots are more visible than others especially if they are on the front teeth and can be seen when smiling. Several things can cause white spots to appear on the teeth including some early stage...

Aug 2nd, 2021
Clenching

The past year has come with many changes and increased stress levels for a lot of us. Not only did these life changes translate to our physical health but it also has had an impact on our oral health. One of the most common stress related things we have se

Jul 26th, 2021
My Dentist Recommended an Onlay. What is That?

There has been an increase in broken teeth over the past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a result of missed dental appointments and increased tooth grinding due to stress.

Jul 8th, 2021
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

At Metropolitan Dental Care we join the fight to combat Alzheimer's and this month of June, we support the Alzheimer's Association's - Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. "In 2020 as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's disease" (M

Jun 8th, 2021
Digital Dentistry

Here at Metropolitan Dental Care we use an iTero digital scanner. This scanner is one of the latest advances in digital dentistry that allows us to provide innovative digital dentistry which incorporates the use of computer-aided design and computer aided

May 24th, 2021
Whitening Your Smile

Behind the mask there is a smile waiting to greet you! Are you feeling like your teeth are stained or looking more yellow? Here at Metropolitan Dental Care we provide patients who would like to whiten their teeth with the following

May 11th, 2021
Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Many patients have wondered whether they should continue routine dental care amidst a global pandemic of an airborne virus. This is a legitimate concern given that the dental office is one of the few places where you are required to remove your face mask.

May 6th, 2021
Visiting the Dentist

As vaccine rollout continues throughout NYC with almost six million doses being administered in NYC facilities patients are returning to the city for dental and medical appointments.

Apr 29th, 2021
The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

Some maintain an age-old tradition of placing a baby tooth under your pillow, where the tooth fairy will come and replace it with a gift.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Invisalign

While our smiles are hidden by the mask, why not realign and straighten to the smile you've always wanted!

Dec 2nd, 2020
Implants, Dentures, and Bridges at Metropolitan Dental Care

There are approximately 35 million people in the United States that do not have any teeth.* Approximately 178 million adults are missing at least one tooth due to either periodontal disease (gum inflammation and bone loss) or caries (cavities).*

Nov 30th, 2020
Men's Health

Every November as we raise awareness in the importance of men's health issues related to prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide, it is important to pause and recognize the overall importance of the health of the body.

Nov 24th, 2020
Occlusal Guards ...Do I really need one?

Times are changing and lifes getting stressful, throughout COVID we have seen many fractured teeth emergencies. Some emergencies have been due to patients who clench and grind their teeth. The additional pressure from patients environments are resulting in

Nov 7th, 2020
At Home Whitening Trays vs. Zoom Whitening

Staining can be a result of environmental, pharmacological medicines, or be genetic nature. Majority of surface stains on our teeth are caused by common foods and drinks that are a part of our regular diets.

Oct 28th, 2020
The Paramount Importance of pH

The average pH of our saliva is 6.7 pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale. The range is 0-14 and 7 is neutral. Greater than seven is a basic solution and less than seven is an acidic solution.

Oct 20th, 2020
Sugary Snacks...Beware!

With Halloween just less than two weeks away - be weary of those sugary snacks and treats. Many look forward to the sweets and treats of Halloween. But how do these sweets affect your dental health?

Oct 15th, 2020
Little Teeth, Big Smiles – Pediatric Dentistry

A child’s first tooth typically erupts between five to eight months. It is usually the child’s bottom front teeth. Second to follow are the child’s top front teeth. Teeth will erupt in a symmetrical fashion and typically by 3 years old a child has all 20 o

Sep 30th, 2020
Oral Cancer Screening

“Close to 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 53,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will b

Sep 8th, 2020
Back to School Dental Check-ups – Pediatric Dentistry

Summertime after the fourth of July goes by in a blink and before most know it – it’s time for Back to School. As you and your child prepare with new backpacks, new learning materials, it’s also a great time to bring your child to the dentist. Schedules...

Aug 12th, 2020
Diabetes & Dentistry

At the start of every dental visit your provider will review your medical history and medications. One of the most common chronic diseases in patients is Diabetes. “10.5% of the U.S. Population has diabetes.”*

Jul 31st, 2020
Bleeding Gums

One of the most common dental concerns we hear from patients is “my gums bleed when I brush.” According to the CDC, around 47% of adults over age 30 have some form of periodontal disease.

Mar 5th, 2020
Wellness Trends and Your Teeth

With the new year upon us, the internet and social media are buzzing with wellness trends guaranteed to make 2020 your healthiest year yet.

Jan 21st, 2020
Adjuncts to Brushing and Flossing

At your recall appointments, I am sure your dentist asks about brushing and flossing. How many times per day do you brush? How often are you flossing? While these are the workhorses for maintaining your oral hygiene, there are a myriad of other tools you c

Dec 30th, 2019
A Brush-Up on Brushing

When you walk into any pharmacy, the sheer volume of toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products can be overwhelming. What type of toothbrush should you be using and how? In this blog post, we’ll tackle all of your questions about brushing.

Dec 16th, 2019
The Knocked Out (Avulsed) Tooth

Knocking out a tooth, otherwise known as avulsion, can be a scary thing! Avulsion accounts for 0.3-5% of all dental injuries. This is one of the most serious dental injuries and many studies have shown that the first few mi

Dec 9th, 2019
Internal Bleaching

You’ve had a root canal on one of your front teeth and now you’ve noticed the tooth is turning gray. Now what? Sometimes changing the temporary filling in the back with a permanent white filling is enough to eliminate this graying. If not, internal bleachi

Nov 25th, 2019
Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride prevents dental caries by inhibiting demineralization of enamel and encouraging remineralization of demineralized enamel.

Aug 25th, 2020

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