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Why Dental Implants are Such a Popular Way to Replace Missing Teeth Jun 9th, 2020

Losing a tooth can have serious consequences for your face and your smile. Losing just one tooth can actually lead to losing more teeth, and it can lead to significant changes in your facial structure. When it comes to deciding how to replace your tooth, implants are the option that...

Don't Ignore the Pain: Dental Fillings Can Save Your Teeth Mar 17th, 2020

We know, cavities aren’t fun. But ignoring your tooth pain is not the solution. You could develop serious tooth decay that can lead to tooth loss, and even the loss of your jawbone. Infection in your teeth can spread to your gums and even enter your bloodstream, triggering clots that...

How Good Oral Hygiene Can Improve Your Overall Health and Wellness Feb 17th, 2020

Dentists take care of your mouth, and medical doctors take care of your body. It may never occur to you that the two systems are connected. What you learn here may surprise you.   Dr. Wendy Mayer at Mayer Dental Care in Midtown West, New York, understands the symbiotic relationship...

Is Dental Bonding Right for You? What You Need to Know Jan 1st, 2020

Are your teeth chipped? Do your broken or cracked teeth make you feel self-conscious? Does tooth damage or tooth discoloration lead you to hide your smile? If so, dental bonding offers you a convenient, effective, cost-efficient way to repair imperfect teeth and brighten your smile. Here at Mayer Dental Care...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Dec 1st, 2019

Most people who choose porcelain veneers simply want to cover cosmetic issues with their smile. However, these aesthetically pleasing fronts for your teeth can be part of a multi-faceted treatment designed to strengthen your smile as well as improve your appearance. At Mayer Dental Care in New York City, Dr....

Here's What Your Dentist Is Looking For During Your Cleaning Nov 1st, 2019

Looking back on your last dental cleaning, you probably remember a lot of pressing on your teeth and requests to “open wider” as the overhead light illuminated the depths of your mouth. What was your dentist looking for? At Mayer Dental Care in Midtown West in New York City, Dr....

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Oct 1st, 2019

On average, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have three or more missing or decayed teeth, according to the American Dental Association. A tooth can be missing for a range of reasons, from mouth injuries to gradual decay over time.  Addressing such an absence is important for your...

When are Dentures Your Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth? Sep 1st, 2019

The Etruscans in northern Italy were the first known denture-makers. In the 7th century BC, they fashioned their replacement teeth out of animal or human teeth. Dentures have come a long way since then, and even a significant distance just since your grandparents wore them.  Today’s removable dentures are custom-fitted...

Gum Disease Can Impact More Than Just Your Oral Health Aug 5th, 2019

Periodontal, or gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the United States. While the loss of your teeth can lead to considerable problems with your oral health, gum disease has also been linked to some fairly serious health issues, including diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Here...

Veneers: A Quick and Easy Solution to Many Smile Flaws Jul 16th, 2019

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you — as a universal sign of warmth and approachability, a sincere and engaging smile communicates interest and makes others feel welcome and at ease before you even speak a single word.  But if your personable smile also reveals...

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants Jun 17th, 2019

A full set of healthy, gleaming teeth looks great and tells the world you’re confident, positive, and happy. But missing teeth can send the opposite message if it stops you from smiling and causes ou to withdraw from social activities. You’ve thought about correcting your dental problems, but you’ve heard...