Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

Welcome to Our Blog

May 30, 2024
How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders. However, the vast majority of cases go undiagnosed, and therefore go untreated. This is often because people are often unaware that they have sleep apnea. It can be difficult to self-diagnose because you are asleep when the problem occurs, and if you live alone there […]

Read More
May 29, 2024
Can You Cure Sleep Apnea?

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that is characterized by snoring and breathing obstruction while sleeping. The most common way to stop sleep apnea is to provide treatment for the symptoms. But can you cure sleep apnea? Here’s what you need to know.  What Causes Sleep Apnea?  To understand treatment vs cure […]

Read More
April 30, 2024
How Long Does It Take To Whiten Teeth?

Teeth whitening treatment is a highly desired cosmetic procedure. Gradual yellowing or discoloration of the teeth is normal, but there are effective whitening options available. Professional teeth whitening provided by a dentist can give you dramatically whiter teeth in the shortest period of time. But exactly how long does it take to whiten teeth? Here’s […]

Read More
March 15, 2024
3 Key Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Have you considered switching to an electric toothbrush? You may have heard that they get your teeth cleaner than a manual toothbrush. You may just be tired of brushing your teeth the old fashioned way. Whatever the reason, there are advantages to using an electric toothbrush.  Before you make your decision, consider the 3 key […]

Read More
February 22, 2024
Are You Properly Brushing Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth is your first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease. It is absolutely crucial that you brush your teeth at least once a day, and preferably twice a day, to maintain your oral health. Preventive dental appointments at least twice a year are also important, but without daily brushing your […]

Read More
February 21, 2024
Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic enhancement for the teeth. They cover the existing teeth to conceal a wide variety of imperfections from stains to chips, improving your smile.  Are you considering dental veneers? If so you may be wondering if they’re worth it. Here’s what you need to know to make a fully informed decision.  […]

Read More
February 2, 2024
A Complete Guide to Flossing Teeth

The American Dental Association recommends daily flossing, and at least twice daily brushing for a full two minutes. The reason both are necessary is because brushing only removes the plaque from the visible surface of the visible teeth. Flossing removes the debris, food, and plaque from between the teeth. If you’ve been negligent about flossing […]

Read More
February 1, 2024
How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?

Professional teeth whitening treatments provided by your dentist will offer the best whitening results. The reason? Treatments provided by your dentist either in-office or as a take-home kit, will contain a higher concentration of the peroxide-based whitening agent, than products sold over-the-counter. Your results may last longer as well. Professional teeth whitening results generally last […]

Read More
January 31, 2024
Advice on Finding a Good Dentist Near You: What to Look For

A good dentist is a dentist who you don’t dread going to see, who makes you feel welcome, and who has the necessary skill, experience, and training to provide excellent outcomes.  So, how do you go about finding a good dentist near your home or work? Here’s some simple advice that will help you find […]

Read More
January 19, 2024
Top 3 Reasons To See Your Dentist Regularly

Good oral health is essential to good overall health. In fact, poor oral health is linked to numerous chronic, severe health conditions including cardiovascular disease and systemic illnesses. Here are the top 3 reasons why seeing your dentist regularly can help you to improve and then maintain excellent oral health. 1. Regular Dental Appointments Focus […]

Read More
November 22, 2023
Tips for showing off your sparkly whites this holiday season

The holiday season is quickly approaching. After two years of curbing social events, it seems like most people are ready to resume holiday celebrations. Here are some tips for how to get your teeth to look their best this season. #1. Make sure you schedule your tooth cleaning. Regular dental cleaning and check up appointments […]

Read More
November 14, 2023
A Smile You Can Trust: Dental Care at Metropolitan Dental Care

At Metropolitan Dental Care, we have continued to raise the bar of excellence in oral health care for more than two decades. From the highest quality materials to the technical excellence of the labs we use to our commitment to continuing education, our team takes no shortcuts when it comes to providing the highest level […]

Read More
August 28, 2023
What Are Deep Cleanings?

Has your dentist recommended a deep cleaning? What exactly is the difference between a routine dental cleaning and a deep cleaning? You probably get your routine dental cleaning two or three times a year. During this visit your dentist and hygienist will take x-rays if needed, do a checkup and then clean the teeth to […]

Read More
May 23, 2022
Help! My Toddler Won't Let Me Brush His/Her Teeth

Many new parents constantly ask us how to brush their childrens' teeth without screaming and crying. Here are some tips for taking care of your young childrens' teeth. There may be a little crying in the process, but rest assured that you are not actually torturing your child (although they may act like it). 1. […]

Read More
May 16, 2022
The Importance of SPF

As summer approaches a lot of us will be spending more time outside in the sun. We know the importance of wearing daily SPF on our face, but how about our lips? Do we even need SPF on our lips? The answer is yes. The skin surrounding the mouth can be very sensitive to UV […]

Read More
May 9, 2022
Cosmetic Bonding

Advancements in modern dentistry have made it possible to improve smiles with minimally invasive techniques.  One of these advancements is cosmetic bonding. Bonding is the application of a resin material to the tooth surface. Bonding can be used to close spaces between teeth, repair chips, lengthen teeth, change the shape of teeth, and to change […]

Read More
April 25, 2022
How to care for your Night Guard

So you just got your first nightguard, how do you keep it clean? There are a couple of things to know about proper home care for a night guard. Cleaning a nightguard is very easy. We recommend first rinsing it with cold water when you take it out. You can then use a soft toothbrush […]

Read More
April 19, 2022
What to know before, during, and after whitening treatments

Before:Brush with fluoride toothpaste before your whitening treatment. If you tend to have sensitive teeth you can also use a prescription fluoride toothpaste from your dentist or a sensitivity toothpaste like sensodyne. You can also take up to 600mg of ibuprofen prior to your visit. During:You may experience a tingling, numbing or cold sensation on […]

Read More
April 4, 2022
Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here! Here are some reminders to make sure you are up to date with all your dental needs! 1. Check your toothbrush: your toothbrush should be changed every three to four months. If you find the bristles are starting to look frayed or you've been using the same brush for over three months it is […]

Read More
February 7, 2022
Five Tips for Managing Sensitivity

Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at some point or another. Sometimes this happens while eating or drinking and then goes away. Sometimes this even happens spontaneously. Tooth sensitivity is very common but there are many different causes and in turn many differentways to manage it. The teeth are made up of different layers […]

Read More
January 12, 2022
The Truth About Mail Order Nightguards and Tooth Straightening Aligners

If you are like most of our patients, you have seen advertisements for nightguards and tooth straightening aligners that you can order online, without visiting a dentist. These services can seem very attractive due to their cost and ability to obtain without leaving the comfort of your own home. However, buyer beware! Their alluring selling […]

Read More
December 23, 2021
Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips Part II

For many of us, the holiday season is synonymous with overindulging in food and drink. Believe it or not, this can have an effect on your teeth. I'm going to give you a few tips for keeping your teeth healthy during the holiday season. #1: Don't forget to brush and floss. For many of us, […]

Read More
November 29, 2021
Holiday Healthy Teeth Tips!

1. Maintain your normal routine The Holidays can be a crazy time. Even with a busy schedule, make sure that you are brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly. This is especially important if you are enjoying some holiday treats! If you're traveling, make sure to keep a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with […]

Read More
August 30, 2021
Managing your Oral Health while Pregnant

The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend women visit the dentist while pregnant. Hormonal changes during pregnancy make women more susceptible to gingivitis (gum inflammation) and tooth decay. You should always let your dentist know you are pregnant or if you think you […]

Read More
August 23, 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. The most common causes of dry mouth include: medication, radiation therapy, aging, and autoimmune disease.  Antihistamines, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, decongestants, diuretics, muscle relaxants, antiseizure medications, and cannabis all contribute to xerostomia.  Patients who […]

Read More
August 9, 2021
Your Pharmacy Dental Aisle Demystified

Have you ever walked down the dental aisle of your local pharmacy and been completely overwhelmed? Did you stand in front of the multitude of toothpastes, floss, and mouthwashes and wonder what their differences were? If you answered yes to those two questions then you are in luck because I'm going to make your next […]

Read More
August 2, 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 cavities, enamel demineralization, and fluorosis that developed when the teeth […]

Read More
July 8, 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. You may be one of the many patients who never needed any dental treatment, other than your bi-annual cleanings, but all […]

Read More
May 18, 2021
What You Should Know About Dental X-Rays

X-rays diagnose problems in the oral cavity that cannot be seen with just a clinical examination. These include cavities in between the teeth, bone loss around the teeth, poorly fitting dental restorations (crowns, bridges), pathology in the jaw bone, and infections in the jaw bone or teeth. The frequency of dental x-rays is patient-specific and […]

Read More
May 6, 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. We have all become accustomed to our "new normal" of entering […]

Read More
November 25, 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 bleaching is a great option to restore luster to teeth after […]

Read More
October 27, 2019
Vitamin K2

Most of us think about the effects of key nutrients in our diet and their effect on our overall health.  We are just beginning to learn about the importance of Vitamin K2 and its implications on our systemic health, including our dental health.  At Metropolitan Dental Care we are passionate about educating you and treating […]

Read More
October 14, 2019
Botox/Dysport Treatment for Jaw Tension and TMJ

Bruxism or tooth grinding is a common behavior; reports of prevalence range from 8% to 31% in the general population.  There are two main types of bruxism: one occurs during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) and one during wakefulness (awake bruxism). Dental damage may be similar in both types, but the symptoms of sleep bruxism tend to […]

Read More
October 8, 2019
Are dental veneers right for me?

Thinking about veneers? They are a big step, and a big investment, but one that can make a world of difference. A sparkling new smile can give you the self-esteem and confidence to take on the world. Read on to learn if veneers are the right choice for you. A Versatile SolutionVeneers are the answer […]

Read More
October 7, 2019
Affordable and Effective Options for Tooth Replacement in 2019

Teeth are amazing facets of the human anatomy and are comprised of some of the hardest mineralized substances in the body.  They are can withstand tremendous environmental stresses such as acidity, changes in temperature, everyday chewing, a build-up of biofilm, and often even nighttime grinding (or bruxing).  Most of us floss, brush and see the […]

Read More
October 6, 2019
Running and Your Pearly Whites

Once again marathon season is upon us and the parks are full.   The leaves are turning beautiful shades of amber and arduous 18-20 mile training runs are being logged. As beautiful as autumn weather is, there is a fatigue that sets in when runs start to ratchet into double-digits. There is nothing more welcome than […]

Read More
October 1, 2019
Is Bad Breath Holding You Back From Living Your Best Life?

Dental issues. Bad breath can be caused by dental issues such as gum disease or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath as bacteria can be entrapped where it does not belong. See your dentist to rule out any oral care issues as a culprit. Bacteria. Without proper brushing, flossing, and regular […]

Read More

Recent Posts

Contact Us

Metropolitan Dental Care
275 Madison Ave, Suite 2118
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212-867-6050
Monday | 9am-7pm
Tuesday | 9am-5pm
Wednesday | 9am-6pm
Thursday | 9am-7pm
Friday | Available upon request
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

275 Madison Ave, Suite 2118
New York, NY 10016