Common Problems


 

Tooth Decay

Caries, or tooth decay, is a preventable disease. While caries might not endanger your life, they may negatively impact your quality of life.

When your teeth and gums are consistently exposed to large amounts of starches and sugars, acids may form that begin to eat away at tooth enamel. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as candy, cookies, soft drinks and even fruit juices leave deposits on your teeth. Those deposits bond with the bacteria that normally survive in your mouth and form plaque. The combination of deposits and plaque forms acids that can damage the mineral structure of teeth, with tooth decay resulting.

Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth expand and contract in reaction to changes in temperature. Hot and cold food and beverages can cause pain or irritation to people with sensitive teeth. Over time, tooth enamel can be worn down, gums may recede or teeth may develop microscopic cracks, exposing the interior of the tooth and irritating nerve endings. Just breathing cold air can be painful for those with extremely sensitive teeth.

Gum Disease

Gum, or periodontal, disease can cause inflammation, tooth loss, and bone damage. Gum disease begins with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Gums in the early stage of disease, or gingivitis, can bleed easily and become red and swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may fall out or need to be removed by a dentist. Gum disease is highly preventable and can usually be avoided by daily brushing and flossing. One indicator of gum disease is consistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Daily brushing and flossing help to prevent the build-up of food particles, plaque, and bacteria in your mouth. Food particles left in the mouth deteriorate and cause bad breath. While certain foods, such as garlic or anchovies, may create temporary bad breath, consistent bad breath may be a sign of gum disease or another dental problem.

Canker Sores

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small sores inside the mouth that often recur. Generally lasting one or two weeks, the duration of canker sores can be reduced by the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents. The canker sore has a white or gray base surrounded by a red border.

Orthodontic Problems

A bite that does not meet properly (a malocclusion) can be inherited, or some types may be acquired. Some causes of malocclusion include missing or extra teeth, crowded teeth or misaligned jaws. Accidents or developmental issues, such as finger or thumb sucking over an extended period of time, may cause malocclusions. 

Nicole Mermet, DMD

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Dr. Nicole Mermet received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she completed a general practice residency with the Veterans Administration in Brooklyn, New York, where she became well-versed in all areas of dentistry. Dr. Mermet has been in private practice in NYC since 2002.

She is passionate about preventative dental care and how it aids in the prevention of systemic disease relating to her patient's overall health. She is also devoted to cosmetic dentistry in the conjoining of exceptional quality dentistry with the beautiful, natural enhancement of one's smile. Dr. Mermet's patients are dear to her and she feels truly happy when she can improve someone's dental health and appearance at the same time. In her free time, she keeps active as a road cyclist, runner, triathlete, wife, and mother.

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About Practice

Dr. Nicole Mermet received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she completed a general practice residency with the Veterans Administration in Brooklyn, New York, where she became well-versed in all areas of dentistry. Dr. Mermet has been in private practice in NYC since 2002.

She is passionate about preventative dental care and how it aids in the prevention of systemic disease relating to her patient's overall health. She is also devoted to cosmetic dentistry in the conjoining of exceptional quality dentistry with the beautiful, natural enhancement of one's smile. Dr. Mermet's patients are dear to her and she feels truly happy when she can improve someone's dental health and appearance at the same time. In her free time, she keeps active as a road cyclist, runner, triathlete, wife, and mother.


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Metropolitan Dental Care, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Ameritas
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Careington
Cigna
CoreSource
Delta Dental
GEHA
Guardian
Healthplex
Lincoln Financial Group
Meritain Health
MetLife
Principal Life
UMR
United Concordia Dental
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