Friday, September 23, 2011

Complimentary WiFi is Now Available in Our Waiting Room!

Dear valued patients,

We are pleased to announce that complimentary internet WiFi is now available in our waiting room for your next visit. We are excited to add this feature to our office and will continue to look for ways to improve your experience with us. Please inquire with the reception desk for the WiFi login information on your next appointment.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon and thank you for trusting us with your smile!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dr. Ian Pasch serving the community through Donated Dental Services

Dr. Ian Pasch DDS, Director of Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center has been donating dental care for patients of the Donated Dental Services program since 2008.

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs. Because of the extraordinary compassion of participating Doctors, DDS tends to the essential and comprehensive dental care needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people; disabled, elderly or medically-compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary treatment nor get public aid. DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn.

Dr. Pasch has been seeing at least one Donated Dental Services patient per month and has provided care which would otherwise have been out reach for those who need it most. Our Donated Dental Services patients not only receive needed dental care, but they also gain oral health, confidence and last but not least, a great smile! Thank you Dr. Pasch and Herald Square Dental/The Denture Center for your great efforts and compassion!

Dr. Arthur Yam runs for charity

At Herald Square Dental, Dr. Arthur Yam our Implant and Cosmetic dentist and partner, is taking the opportunity to utilize his participation in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon for an even greater cause! Dr. Yam will be running the 26.2 miles on November 6th to raise money for Make-a-Wish.

Make a Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. This will be Dr. Yam's second marathon and he has already raised 85% towards his fund raising goal.

If you would like to help Dr. Yam and Make-A-Wise you can follow the link to donate this great cause!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Holiday Survival Guide for Your Smile

The holidays are upon us, and ‘tis the season for a bit of togetherness (and a lot of indulgence). We don’t all celebrate the same holidays or adhere to the same belief systems, but there is one thing that seems to unite us all: comfort food.

Cold weather and sweets go hand-in-hand. What’s a good snowball fight without a warm cup of cocoa to come home to? Even in warmer climates, it’s difficult to dissuade dreams of sugar plums after a good night of classic movies with your family. So, while this "soul food" may be good for your spirits, take a moment to think about what it’s doing to your teeth.

How Could Something So Good Be So Bad?

Sugar can wreck havoc on your pearly whites. It’s a complicated process, but here’s the scoop. Bacteria in your mouth use your sweets as energy, growing and multiplying faster than they would otherwise. Some bond with the sugar to form a sticky glue called plaque. Plaque, in turn, produces acid. The acid dissolves the minerals that make your tooth enamel hard, and the surface becomes porous. The acid causes these tiny holes in the enamel to become bigger until one large hole appears. This is a cavity.

Does This Mean No More?

While ideally we would never expose our teeth to sugar or anything else that promotes tooth decay, that’s just not realistic. All we can do is try to minimize the damage. Don’t let your holiday routine interrupt your dental care regimen. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste (unless you’re a young tyke), and floss at least once.

If you decide to indulge in more sweets than usual, it’s a good idea to brush more often. If you don’t have your toothbrush on hand, rinse your mouth out with warm water. Certain sugar-free gums can help as well. Choose those with Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that can help prevent tooth decay. And finally, try to mix up your snacks. If you’re eating a sugary treat, try to also eat a bit of cheese (or a similar protein) as well.

Nothing warms a chilly night like a big smile, so be sure to protect yours. Please do not hesitate to call us at (212)689-0024 if you have questions regarding proper dental care, or would like to schedule a check-up or cleaning. As always, your continued good health is our top priority.

If you have questions regarding dental health, please call our office at (212)689-0024 or email us at today.

Best Regards,

Dr. Ian D. Pasch

P.S. If you have any friends or family members who you feel could use our services, please don't hesitate to have them call us. We'll be sure to take good care of them.