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    For More Oral Health Tips, Browse These Resources

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Eating foods that encourage healthy teeth and gums and seeking early treatment of gum disease are two ways you can attend to your oral health, and by extension, your overall health. To learn more about good foods for oral health and the effects of gum disease, take a moment to explore the information provided in the following links. In NYC, Smile Studio offers high-quality dental care and cosmetic dentistry to the community. Learn more about Smile Studio by checking out our website or by calling (212) 845-9259.

    • This article from the Mayo Clinic explains why untreated gum disease can have serious effects on your general health.
    • Read more about the health effects of untreated periodontal disease at Click the links at the top of the article to delve deeper into the effects of periodontal disease on each related health problem.
    • WebMD offers more information on the ways in which untreated gum disease can contribute to heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes, and other health problems.
    • This article from The Huffington Post discusses seven foods that can help you maintain a healthy smile and improved oral health.
    • Check out this article from Everyday Health to discover what types of foods help and hinder your oral health.

    Reasons to Seek Treatment for Gum Disease Sooner Rather Than Later

    Last updated 6 years ago

    The foods that you eat can be fuel for the bacteria in your mouth. Naturally occurring oral bacteria feed off these foods, causing plaque. Plaque that isn’t removed with brushing and flossing hardens into tartar, which can irritate your gums. When left untreated, tartar can cause gum disease. Early treatment of gum disease through thorough at-home care and your dentist’s intervention is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and may even protect your overall health.

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    Bacteria that cause plaque and tartar can significantly affect your oral health. Dental health problems that may result from untreated gum disease include: tooth loss, dental abscesses, tooth decay, bad breath, and pain.

    Cardiovascular Disease
    Research has shown a link between heart disease and gum disease. Although there are a few theories about how gum disease contributes to cardiovascular disease, the result is the same: Individuals with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. Treating gum disease immediately can help lower the risk to your heart health.

    There is also a link between gum disease and diabetes. Individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease. In addition, diabetes affects your body’s ability to control blood sugar and in turn increases the risk of infection, which can exacerbate gum disease. Treatment of gum disease can lower the risk of diabetic complications and help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels.

    Pregnancy Complications
    Premature birth and low birth weight have both been associated with gum disease. To give your baby a healthy start, treat gum disease before it progresses to the point that it affects your child’s health.

    For quality cosmetic dentistry care in NYC, look no further than the expert care of Smile Studio. At Smile Studio, Dr. Braverman offers dental veneers, dental implants, and many other cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you your dream smile. Call us today at (212) 688-3838 to find out more!

    "I've experienced nothing but excellent care" | Review for Smile Studio

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    "I walked out of his office extremely satisfied" | Review for Dr. Mal Braverman

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    • I went to Dr.Braverman for the first time this year.  I thought his entire office staff was super friendly and courteous.  The oral hygienist was great.  Dr. Braverman was wonderful. I honestly think it was the best dental experience I've ever had, and I've seen way too many dentists - and more important - dentist bills then I... More

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    The Advantages of BriteSmile Tooth Whitening

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Many dental patients are self-conscious about the appearance of their smiles, especially if their teeth are yellowed or stained by age, foods and beverages, or smoking. Teeth whitening treatments offered by your cosmetic dentist present an excellent way to restore a whiter, more youthful-looking smile.

    In this video, you can learn about the fast, simple, and effective tooth whitening treatment known as BriteSmile. In just over an hour, the BriteSmile system’s patented gentle blue light and light-activated gel create long-lasting results that are often at least 12 shades lighter than before tooth whitening.

    For cosmetic dentistry in NYC, contact Dr. Braverman of Smile Studio. If you are interested in teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental implants, dental veneers, or orthodontic treatment, call (212) 688-3838 to schedule an appointment at Smile Studio.


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