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 today.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Herald Square Dental
& The Denture Center Team


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

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