Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

As this year comes to its end, we would like to thank you, our valued patients for all of your support, and wish you and yours, a happy and healthy New Year! Happy Holidays from all of us at Herald Square Dental!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Another " Thank you" from a valued patient!


Yesterday we received this beautiful " Thank You" card from a grateful patient! We love seeing you smile and are grateful to you for giving us the opportunity to bring your smiles back!

Wishing you a great Holiday Season,

Herald Square Dental Team

Friday, October 10, 2014

We Present You Our New Office Logo

Greetings from Drs. Pasch. Yam, Shirzadnia and Song!

We are proud to present to you our new office logo. It is a part of a creative update of the staple of our practice, as well as a brand new website, which will be alive very soon! We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The latest Zoom power whitening is now available at our practice!

Greetings from Drs. Pasch, Yam, Shirzadnia and Song!

We are very happy to announce that latest Zoom power whitening technique is now available at our office.
In the past few years, Zoom  has proven to be the most preferred teeth whitening system by both dental professionals and patients as well.  Zoom provides dramatic results in just one office visit!

Take advantage of this great opportunity and brighten your smile with Zoom, now at a special introductory price. Smile and the world will smile back at you!

Call our office at 212-689-0024 to inquire and schedule your appointment today!


Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center Team

Reference: www. zoomwhitening.com

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dr. Yam Takes Part in Iron Man Lake Placid 2014


Our very own Dr. Yam is preparing to take part in Iron Man Lake Placid this weekend! We wish him best of luck and a very strong finish- this time, let's aim for the top three!  

Dr. Yam has become an avid runner in the past few years, and with every race, he brings almost professional results!
We wish him good luck on Sunday! Fingers crossed and one again good luck!  

Herald Square Dental Staff

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mother's Low Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Linked To Toddler's Risk Of Cavities

Greetings from Drs. Pasch, Yam, Shirzadnia and Song!

We want to bring your attention to a very important  vitamin and its deficiency during pregnancy, as the results may be directly affecting young children's teeth.

According to a new study from Canada, children born to mothers with low levels of Vitamin D during their pregnancy are exhibiting a higher risk for developing cavities in their  toddler years.

Previous studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency among mothers can lead to defects in the enamel of their toddlers' teeth - which have already begun to develop in the womb - and that these defects can increase the risk of tooth decay.

Researchers wondered whether low vitamin D levels in mothers during pregnancy would also translate into higher cavity rates for their toddlers.  They measured vitamin D levels in the second or early third trimester in 207 pregnant women and then examined the teeth of 135 of their children when they were an average of 16 months old.  Women's vitamin D levels were mostly in the normal range, but about one third had levels which were too low and these were the women whose toddlers later had cavities.

Improving nutrition during tooth formation and in early childhood could reduce the risk of cavities. "Prevention efforts should begin during pregnancy by bolstering maternal nutrition, either through improved dietary intake or supplementation with vitamin D."

All pregnant and nursing women need to take 4000-5000 (International Units per day) vitamin D3. Additionally, reducing carbohydrate intake will reduce the body's need for vitamin D.
A healthy  and balanced diet should be a mother- to- be greatest priority.

Best regards,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center


Monday, April 28, 2014

What You Need to Know About Dentures ?

Greetings from Drs. Pasch, Yam, Shirzadnia and Song!

Okay, you have false teeth and  now you think that it should be the end of your dental worry, right?  Well, that is in many cases wrong. 

The gum ridges in our mouths can shrink with age, which causes dentures to become loose.  Bone can also shrink, causing jaws not to line up properly.  Ill-fitting dentures can cause sore spots in your mouth and stomach problems, the result of not being able to chew food properly.  A loose denture could also cause changes in your facial features, adding a few more extra years to your young looking  facial expression. Do have in mind though,  that with time dentures wear off and cause the bite to collapse. ADA recommends that dentures be replaced every 4-6 years.

Dentures are breakable! Many of our patients think that once they have a denture made it will serve them for life. They are made of plastic, so they are delicate and fragile, and that makes them susceptible to fractures. During the chewing process different forces are used throughout the upper and lower jaws to masticate your food, and therefore the denture may fracture. Often, the appliance may break  a few days after it initially suffered the fracture. The best  way to approach it is to come in for a quick professional repair in our office even if  the crack is as small as a hair line! That fallen tooth of the denture is also something you should not stress over. Yes, it can be a real night mare depending on the situation , but you can rest assured that we can perform same day denture repair during your lunchtime, so that you can  flow back to your busy schedule in no time!  Most of the denture repairs can be quickly addressed in our professional dental lab on premises within only a couple of hours.

In all cases, a denture-wearer should consider having a spare set, or a duplicate denture, on hand. Having a spare set will eliminate any extreme emergency situations you might experience if you only have one set.

If your dentures are loose, painful or just don't feel right, call our office for a consultation.
They may need to be adjusted, relined or completely remade (if they are completely
worn out). You may have noticed some products that claim to fix dentures.
When we make repairs, we use quality materials that are only available to dentists.
Over the counter product often contain harsh chemicals that only make matters worse and sometimes eliminated the possibility of a professional laboratory repair. Our recommendation is not to use crazy glue to repair your dentures at home.

If you're not satisfied with the look or feel of your dentures, or you have questions regarding dentures please don't hesitate to call our conveniently located  Midtown Manhattan dental office at 212-689-0024 or email us at appts@newyorkdenturedental.com.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Join Us at Our Oral Cancer Open House on April 30th, 2014

During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we are partnering with the American Oral Cancer Foundation for an Open House on 4/30/14 and offering oral cancer screenings at a reduced cost during the entire month of April 2014.

At the Open House Day we will offer complimentary oral cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  An appointment is required and can be secured by calling us at 212-689-0024.

In addition to this, we will be performing oral cancer screenings until the April  30th, 2014 at the reduced cost of $39 (regularly $78). Half of the proceedings from the oral cancer screenings for this month will be donated to The Oral Cancer Foundation.

Oral cancer does not discriminate according to age, race or gender.  Early detection of oral cancer is most important because it provides a greater chance that treatment will be successful.  Symptoms include non-healing sores, growths and patches on oral tissues, gums or the tongue.  We will use Velscope screening exams to detect these abnormal cells before they develop into sores or lesions.  Velscope screens for abnormal changes in the oral tissues, so they can be treated before they develop into something more serious.

At Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center  we feel strongly about prevention and have been offering oral cancer screenings for years. To prevent oral cancer, we suggests visiting a dentist every six months for a routine checkup that includes an oral cancer screening and adjunctive oral cancer screening with Velscope.

Appointments are filling fast!  Call us at 212-689-0024 to book your appointment today!

Best regards,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What is Involved in a Root Canal Treatment?

Greetings from Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia and Dr. Song!

Many patients flinch when dentists tell them they need root canal therapy. While
we are sympathetic to fears of pain, we also want patients to know that root canal
therapy has three main purposes:

1. Stop the toothache;
2. Prevent bacteria and pain from spreading into the jaw;
3. Maintain the original tooth instead of replacing it with an implant, bridge or denture.

The root canal is actually a channel that runs from the root of the tooth, which connects
to the bone, up to the top surface of the tooth. The canal contains blood vessels,
nerves, and the complex cells that make up the living tissue inside the tooth. This lifeline
inside the tooth is called the pulp. When this internal pulp gets infected, patients end up
with root canal disease or other endodontic problems.

When a tooth is decayed or cracked, bacteria can get to the pulp. The acid from the
bacteria irritates the pulp and it becomes inflamed; it's the same process you watch
when other parts of your body become infected. When the pulp tissue becomes
inflamed, it's harder for blood to flow to the tissue, and the resulting pressure creates
pain inside your tooth.

Fortunately,  at Herald Square Dental we're well-equipped to help relieve your dental pain. If you have questions regarding root canal or any other dental procedure, please call our office at 212-689-0024 or email us at appts@heraldsquaredental.com today.

Sincere Regards,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center
Reference: www.idanewsletters.com

Monday, February 17, 2014

Your Denture Questions Answered Here!

Greetings from Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia and Dr. Song!

While you have seen a number of  long time denture wearing patients, many of our patients wonder if dentures are right for them. Here are some common questions with answers about dentures, which may clarify a lot of  the questions you may have.
What are dentures? What types of dentures are there?
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. If they are replacing all of your teeth on the corresponding jaw, they are called complete / full dentures. If they are replacing only a few missing teeth, they are called partial dentures. There are a few types of partial dentures depending on the type of material used to make them- acrylic, with metal base or valplast, also know as flexi-partial. There is a hybrid type of partial  called flexi-frame. Depending on which teeth are being replaced, and the space the doctor may recommend a specific type of partial as you most optimal solution for teeth replacement. 
What is the difference between conventional dentures and immediate dentures?
Conventional dentures are dentures that are made and placed after the remaining teeth
are removed and the tissues have healed. Immediate dentures are dentures that are
placed immediately after the removal of the remaining teeth.
What is an over-denture?
An over-denture is a denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or
What do dentures cost?
Generally having a denture, whether complete or a partial, is the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. Of course, there are a number of options available, however once a cost comparison is made  dentures are the most affordable way to bring back your smile without spending a fortune!
Can Herald Square Dental and The Denture Center help?
Of course we can! We are New York's Same Day Denture destination since 1977!  Our state-of- the-art denture laboratory is on the premises and this allows us to address any denture need immediately! We have made hundreds of thousands of dentures since then and no doubt choosing our office is the fastest way for you to get back your smile!

If you still have questions regarding dentures, missing teeth replacement or if you would like to book an appointment with us, please call our office at 212-689-0024 or email us at appts@newyorkdenturedental.com today.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center Team

References: www.idanewsletters.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Great Tip for Valentine's Day: Good Oral Hygiene Leads to Great Kisses

Greetings from Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia and Dr. Song!

If you are in the mood for some love, you're probably fully aware of the connection between the state of your mouth and the quality of your kisses.  Here's the skinny on getting lucky without embarrassment (from your mouth, anyway)!

Kick the Smoking Habit
I'm sure you're very familiar with the smoking lecture. Not only do tobacco products
taste awful to your partner, but they put you at greater risk for oral cancer and
periodontal (gum) disease. Why put so much effort into knocking your sweetheart's
socks off if you aren't going to be around to pick them up? If you don't kick the habit for
your partner, do it for yourself.

Brush and Floss
Nothing leaves an impression like bad breath, but it's not the kind of attention you want.
Besides, healthy white teeth will help you build confidence in your smile. Brushing your
teeth and gums is a good start, but take it a step further and floss each night. You'll
dislodge food particles and remove odor-causing, not to mention tissue- and tooth destroying bacteria. If you don't have your toothbrush handy after you eat, at least rinse
your mouth out with warm water. There are also a number of handy little dental products
available for great breath on the go.

Happy Valentine's Day!


From Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center
References: www.idanewsletters.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

For Valentine's Day Drink Red Wine And Pair It With Dark Chocolate - Both Are Good for Your Smile!

Greetings from Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia, and Dr. Song!

Romance and love are in the air with the nearing of Valentine's day and if you were looking for an excuse to drink more red wine and eat chocolate,  you are lucky!

Dark chocolate has about four times the antioxidents of green tea. The same anti-bacterial effect of flavinoid and polyphenols is shared by the now popular green tea. As an extra benefit  seratonin and phenylethamine that are used as mood enhancers are present.What more can you wish for, chocolatey goodness that makes you feel happy!

A study released by scientists from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, reports that
compounds in red wine known as polyphenols have been found to stave off periodontal
diseases. Periodontal diseases are those that affect the gums and bone around the
teeth, often leading to permanent tooth loss. The research shows that polyphenols,
derived from red grape seeds, neutralize one of the major tissue-destroying compounds
associated with periodontitis, a disease that affects a significant number of adults.

Red wine boasts a number of additional health advantages. It has anti-tumor properties
and can help prevent heart disease. Along with green tea, fresh fruits and green
vegetables, red wine has been known to reduce the risk of cancer mortality. Still, it's
important to err on the side of caution and drink only in moderation - no more than a
glass or two a day.

While red wine is preserving smiles across the globe, other sugary drinks are destroying
them.  Acidic drinks like coffee (a crutch for millions of groggy Americans each day) can have a negative affect on teeth as well. Even good old-fashioned juice has come under fire as of late, slammed for having a high sugar content but very few of the nutritional qualities attributed to whole fruit, such as fiber.
Your best bet? Drink plenty of water. If you do have a sugary or acidic beverage, be
sure to either brush your teeth or rinse with warm water afterwards.

Wishing you a very romantic and sweet Valentine's Day!

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center


Monday, January 27, 2014

Severe Gum Disease Can Instigate Joint Replacement Infections

Greetings from Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia and Dr. Song!

With the advancement of medicine and various treatment and surgical approaches, joint replacement has become very common nowadays. We bet your dental health is the last thing on your mind if you are preparing yourself for a hip replacement, for example, but you should know that  a thorough dental examination for presence of tooth and gum infection is recommended prior to joint replacement.  Here are the reasons why this should be done:

Periodontal disease is a commonly occurring oral infection of the adult population (80%
of adults are affected) destroying the bony support of the teeth. This infection slowly
progresses over the lifetime of the patient and is often manifested in the advanced
stage in the senior population.

Because of the lack of any discomfort to the patient until total loss of bony support to the
teeth, many adults are unaware that they have this infection. However, the bacteria from
this bone destroying disease, especially in the more advanced cases, has been
attributed to possible infection of joint replacements.

Candidates for joint replacements who have not been seen by a dentist in over a year
should be considered for a thorough dental evaluation of their teeth and gums before
surgery. Depending on the severity of the infection, treatment of gum infections and
tooth abscesses may take from two weeks to two months before the patient reaches
adequate health before surgery.

If you have questions regarding severe gum disease, please call our office at 212-689-0024
or email us at appts@heraldsquaredental.com today.

Best Regards,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center