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Teeth whitening is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Whitening your teeth instantly improves the look of your smile, giving you more confidence in your appearance. If you’d like to find out more about whitening your teeth, schedule a visit with your dentist for a personalized recommendation.
Before a Job Interview
Teeth whitening is a fast, simple, and low-cost procedure that can make a big difference in your future job satisfaction and success. Numerous studies have shown that a confident smile can boost your chances during an interview. A bright, healthy smile tells potential employers that you care about your health as well as your appearance. Interviewees with a whiter smile are more likely to get the position for which they are applying.
Before a Big Event
A smile that embarrasses you can affect your ability to enjoy time spent with others. If you are looking forward to an upcoming wedding, reunion, vacation, or other event, whitening your teeth is an excellent way to ensure that you enjoy it. With a bright smile, you’ll also be happy to pose for photos. When you know your smile looks great, you’ll be more likely to share it with family and friends to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Before a Normal Day
A bright smile helps you look healthier—and younger. Teeth whitening can take years off the look of your face, helping you to maintain your confidence at any age. You don’t need a special reason to whiten your teeth, simply the desire to feel better about your smile and your appearance. Teeth whitening can be performed at any age and touched up as often as you like to maintain a smile you’ll be ready to share at a moment’s notice.
You deserve a smile you can love every day of your life. Charles Kaner, DDS, offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental services to patients throughout the NYC area. If you’d like more information about teeth whitening, dental implants, periodontal treatment, or lip repositioning, call (646) 461-6582 or visit us on the web.
Last updated 24 days ago
Wednesday, February 12th Dr. Kaner DDS, a prominent periodontist in New York City, will be speaking to fellow industry leaders and students at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Dentistry. Dr. Kaner will be discussing advanced techniques for ridge augmentation, this includes: GBR membranes, ridge splits, tunnel procedures and surgical guides. Dr. Kaner enjoys sharing his knowledge and hopes to elevate the industry as a whole with new and improved techniques that will provide higher quality care for patients.
Last updated 29 days ago
If you have missing teeth, your periodontist may recommend dental implants. Dental implants can prevent oral health complications, including bone deterioration. Unfortunately, patients are often informed that they already have reduced bone mass and are therefore not good candidates for dental implants. These patients should seek the specialized services of Dr. Charles Kaner—a periodontist who performs bone augmentation and nerve repositioning procedures.
A bone augmentation procedure involves grafting additional bone mass onto an area that has suffered deterioration. There are different types of bone augmentation procedures. They may be categorized according to the type of graft used. For example, your periodontist may recommend an autogenous bone graft, in which bone matter is harvested from elsewhere in your body. An allograft uses synthetic bone material, and a xenograft uses processed bovine bone. Bone grafting may also involve the use of regeneration techniques, such as platelet-rich growth factors to stimulate bone growth. Sometimes, nerve repositioning may be necessary in addition to the bone augmentation. Nerve repositioning involves moving the inferior alveolar nerve, which is in the lower jaw.
There are many benefits to undergoing these procedures. If you’ve been told that you’re not a candidate for dental implants, having bone augmentation and nerve repositioning can enable you to receive dental implants. Dental implants will greatly improve your smile and your oral health. Nerve repositioning also allows you to maintain sensation in the lip and chin areas.
Talk to your periodontist about what you can expect from these procedures. Your exact treatment plan will be customized to your needs and preferences. You’ll receive an anesthetic, and then the periodontist will make an incision in the gum tissue. The bone graft will be placed into the targeted area. If necessary, the periodontist will drill a small hole through the bone, through which he can move the inferior alveolar nerve. Then, the incision is closed.
If you’ve been told by other periodontists that your bone loss is too severe for dental implants or bone augmentation, schedule a consultation at the Manhattan office of Charles Kaner, DDS. We’re capable of performing procedures that go well beyond the scope of most periodontists. For example, we can perform advanced procedures such as nasal grafts, nerve repositioning, and sinus grafts, and we use innovative techniques such as platelet-rich growth factors. Call (646) 461-6582 today to learn more.
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Gum recession is a serious oral health concern that may be caused by a number of factors. Often, it’s caused by periodontal disease, which may be the result of improper oral care. Chewing tobacco can also cause gum recession. Additionally, some people have this problem because of overly aggressive brushing techniques. If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush or exert too much pressure, you can inflame the sensitive gum tissues.
For more information about gum recession, watch this video, presented by the American Dental Association. You’ll hear a dentist explain some of the side effects and complications of gum recession, including tooth loss. She also discusses your treatment options, including gum grafting surgery.
If you suffer from tooth sensitivity or similar oral health problems, schedule an appointment at the Manhattan office of Charles Kaner, DDS. Call (646) 461-6582 and ask us about our periodontal treatment options.
Last updated 1 month ago
Temporary bad breath is quite common. It’s often the result of eating foods such as onions or garlic. However, when bad breath is persistent or severe, it may indicate a more serious problem. Visit a periodontist to determine the underlying causes of your bad breath. Once the causes are determined, your periodontist can recommend treatment options and lifestyle modifications to resolve the problem.
Undergo Periodontal Disease Treatment
Often, the cause of persistent bad breath is periodontal disease. This progressive condition is an infection of the mouth that irritates the gum tissues and may even lead to bone deterioration. Bad breath as the result of periodontal disease is caused by high levels of bacteria in the mouth. See a periodontist for treatment right away to resolve bad breath and prevent oral health complications. Your treatment will depend on how severe your condition is. It may include scaling and root planing, or you may require oral surgery.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Periodontists emphasize the importance of following a good oral hygiene routine every day to prevent bad breath and other problems. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice daily and floss at least once daily. Brushing your tongue is helpful for eliminating bad breath. Remember to see a dentist for a checkup at least every six months.
Cease Tobacco Use
Smoking or chewing tobacco causes xerostomia, or dry mouth. When the mouth lacks sufficient saliva to wash away food particles and bacteria, bad breath is the result. See your doctor for help quitting if you use tobacco.
Manage Medical Conditions
Sometimes, bad breath is caused by underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, chronic sinusitis, bronchitis, or kidney failure. Your periodontist may refer you to a physician if he or she suspects a medical condition could be causing your bad breath.
Charles Kaner, DDS, is a periodontist in NYC who can help you improve your oral health and resolve embarrassing conditions such as bad breath. Schedule an appointment at our Manhattan office today by calling (646) 461-6582. You can also visit our website to explore our state-of-the-art treatments, including dental implants, lip repositioning, and gummy smile treatments.