Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percentof Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. And while the prevalence rates of these disease states seems grim, research suggests that managing one disease may reduce the risk for the other. A consensus paper on the relationship between heart disease and gum disease was published concurrently in the online versions of two leading publications, the American Journal of Cardiology (AJC), a publication circulated to 30,000 cardiologists, and the Journal of Periodontology (JOP), the official publication of the American Academy or Periodontology (AAP). Developed in concert by cardiologists, the physicians specialized in treating diseases of the heart, and periodontists, the dentists with advanced training in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, the paper contains clinical recommendations for both medical and dental professionals to use in managing patients living with, or who are at risk for, either disease. As a result of the paper, cardiologists may now examine a patient’s mouth, and periodontists may begin asking questions about heart health and family history of heart disease. The clinical recommendations were developed at a meeting held earlier this year of top opinion-leaders in both cardiology and periodontology. In addition to the clinical recommendations, the consensus paper summarizes the scientific evidence that links periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and explains the underlying biologic and inflammatory mechanisms that may […]


Oral Health Care Can’t Wait   Recently updated !

These days, people are cutting back on a lot. Make sure your dental appointments aren’t one of them. Regular appointments with your dentist are essential to help prevent or diagnose problems early on when treatment is simpler and more affordable. It never pays to wait. Problems will only get worse over time. Making regular dental appointments – and keeping them – is key to good oral health. Going about your daily routine without paying attention to increasingly bothersome dental problems can have detrimental effects. Mounting evidence continues to show a possible correlation between oral health neglect and adverse overall body health, including: Cardiovascular disease Stroke Delivery of a pre-term and/or low birth weight baby Like this:Like Loading…

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Question of the day….   Recently updated !

Question: Can I replace my silver fillings with white ones? Answer:  The short answer is YES, the longer answer is… well it depends on the situation. “Silver Fillings” are what we in the dental world call Amalgams, which have gotten a lot of bad press in the media lately due to its’ mercury content. In addition to mercury, an amalgam is made up of mixture of different metals including silver, tin, copper, and zinc. Many people now want to remove these silver fillings as a result of mass media hysteria linking them to multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. The truth is the literature does not support these claims and your putting yourself at higher risk of mercury toxicity by just eating one can of tuna a day! Not to mention, the type of mercury found in tuna stays in the body for longer than the kind found in silver fillings.  Watch the video below and I think you’ll be shocked by the results: Mercury Toxicity: Silver Fillings vs Tuna “Silver fillings” were the gold standard in dentistry for many years due to their durability. I’ve seen many patients in their 40s or 50s with amalgams in their mouth since childhood. You just don’t see that happening with the white fillings, which often need more frequent replacements. Replacement of a large silver filling can often lead to nerve irritation and puts the tooth at risk of needing a root canal… Yikes! Often times we may be able to remove the portion of the […]

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Pediatric Dentures Fit for a Princess   Recently updated !

In addition to loads of makeup, spray tan, and caffeine overload did you know “Toddlers and Tiara” stars often wear fake teeth? These removable prosthetic teeth aka flippers cover the childs’ real teeth and are used to conceal missing teeth, and mask the appearance of small teeth or spaces typical of baby teeth. With the “flipper” now they really look like a pageant princess.  The cost can range from $150 to 300. Gone too far? Weigh in and share your comments…. Karmen’s Flipper Like this:Like Loading…

Cosmetic Dentistry of New York Receives 2012 Best of Manhattan Award

Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement MANHATTAN November 16, 2012 — Sasha Baston – Cosmetic Dentistry of New York has been selected for the 2012 Best of Manhattan Award in the Dentists category by the Manhattan Award Program. Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties. About Manhattan Award Program The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Manhattan Award Program Like this:Like Loading…

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Like mother like daughter….   Recently updated !

You know you have your mother’s nose or red hair or sense of humor, but did you know you could get your mother’s cavities? Strange as it may seem, its true! Cavities are an infectious disease caused by bacteria which can be transferred from care giver to child by the transfer of saliva. As the baby teeth are forming they are especially susceptible as the enamel (or the outside layer of the tooth) has not completely hardened. What can you do to prevent the spread of disease?/ Prenatal check up and cleanings (2nd trimester is safest) to keep the infectious load at bay Avoid sharing eating utensils or cups or food Blowing on food prior to feeding your infant Avoid kissing your infant on the lips Practice good oral hygiene More children miss school due to childhood caries than asthma or the common cold combined. Prevention is key! For more information: Like this:Like Loading…

Social networking sites and our lives

Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine SNS in a survey that explored people’s overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement. The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people’s social worlds. Wherever possible, we seek to disentangle whether people’s varying social behaviors and attitudes are related to the different ways they use social networking sites, or to other relevant demographic characteristics, such as age, gender and social class. The number of those using social networking sites has nearly doubled since 2008 and the population of SNS users has gotten older. In this Pew Internet sample, 79% of American adults said they used the internet and nearly half of adults (47%), or 59% of internet users, say they use at least one of SNS. This is close to double the 26% of adults (34% of internet users) who used a SNS in 2008. Among other things, this means the average age of adult-SNS users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010. Over half of all adult SNS users are now over the age of […]

Cosmetic Dentistry in the medieval period.

One might wince at the fact that in the medieval periods most dental treatments were done at a barber’s shop as a side business. A Cosmetic Dentistry Surgeon in NYC Talks about the Evolution of Dental Implants Dentistry in New York Getting Informed About New York Cosmetic Dentists These primitive dental practices involved basic tools and alcohol for pain management. Moreover, barbers were preferred as they had the necessary instrument in order to carry out the various dental procedures. It was a general belief in the olden days that any health complication is related to the oral health of an individual. Many health complications were treated by the extraction of tooth/teeth of the person. Dentistry in the 17th century The onset of 17th century witnessed an extensive advancement in the field of cosmetic dentistry. These dental keys were used to loosen the root of the teeth that aided the extraction of the teeth. The 17th century also saw the rise of the father of cosmetic dentistry Pierre Faucard, who was a French doctor. He discovered the causes of dental decays along with artificial teeth as well as dental fillings. Dentistry in the 21st century With many futuristic developments, Dentistry has come in to the forefront in the twenty first century with various advanced procedures. A cosmetic dentist New York surgeon uses sophisticated equipment such as digital radiography, lasers and 3-D imaging for various procedures. Cosmetic dentistry is the name on everyone’s lips for its prompt, painless and effective procedures. Most […]

Cosmetic Dentistry of New York

General dentistry has various fields. There are dentists who only clean teeth, and you’ll find cosmetic dentists. In New york, you’ll find orthodontists who can work on extreme dental problems. They work with orthodontics associates to boost the high quality and strategies of standard dentistry. Whichever your situation is, you will discover seasoned dentists who use the most recent instruments and modern dental procedures to boost the physical appearance of your respective teeth and overall dental well being. Background of general dentistry Within the commencing, individuals use diverse products for crooked and lacking teeth. Folks only use little items of wood to exchange lacking teeth. General dentistry started to evolve and released the use of amalgam and gold as teeth filling. Folks use these products for the long time frame. General dentistry has undergone huge growth because the arrival of cosmetic dentistry and its specialists. Orthodontists these days use porcelain and various dental implants as teeth alternative. They appear better and even more natural in contrast to other standard false teeth. Professional dentists in New York at your service New York Cosmetic Dentists are not only proficient in doing diverse dental procedures. Their main aim is always to boost your overall dental well being and standard well-being. These competent dentists may possibly perform an oral examination to evaluate your oral well being in the course of your first appointment. Right after gathering the final results, they’ll talk about the very best dental therapy to boost the high quality of your […]


Household eradication of S. aureus reduces infections

Household eradication of S. aureus reduces infections When a child has recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin or soft Household eradication of S. aureus reduces infections Like this:Like Loading…

Patients With Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of the Disease

Overall treatment concordance with goals high, but lower for women preferring mastectomy Many early-stage breast cancer survivors lack knowledge about their disease and report not being involved in treatment decisions, although most receive treatment consistent with their goals, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. And ADA Like this:Like Loading…

Frequency of eating

The best way to prevent tooth decay is to limit the frequency of eating. It is not possible to clean the teeth fast enough, frequently enough, and thoroughly enough to overcome every acid attack we experience after every bite of food. Furthermore, not only can sweets cause decay; but all carbohydrates can promote decay! Especially any that stick to teeth such as pretzels or crackers. Hope everyone has a safe, cavity free holiday and remembers these tips while feasting! Like this:Like Loading…