• Can Nervous Habits Affect Your Smile?

    Some people bite their fingernails. Others grind their teeth, clench their jaws, and gnaw on the insides of their cheeks. All of these nervous habits can indeed affect your smile. Talk to your dentist about any lifestyle issues that could affect your oral health. If you can’t kick the habit, you may find yourself calling […]

  • Here’s Why Our Patients Trust Us for Sedation Dentistry

    Park 56 Dental has long been known for our enduring commitment to patient safety. It’s why so many New Yorkers trust our sedation dentistry team. Our dentists are certified and licensed to administer intravenous (IV) sedation. This means we’ve undergone intensive training and examination by the state Board of Dental Examiners. This is significant because, […]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Buttons

    For years now, Invisalign has been the preferred choice for adolescents and adults of all ages who want to straighten their crooked teeth. This system of clear plastic aligners is an effective way to correct many types and degrees of malocclusion. Since the aligners are made of smooth plastic, they’re much more comfortable than conventional […]

  • The Pros and Problems of Pacifiers

    Babies are born with a natural sucking reflex. It’s what allows them to feed. But even when they aren’t drinking milk or formula, sucking on the thumbs helps babies feel calm and secure. To accommodate the sucking reflex and to soothe a fussy baby, most parents provide pacifiers. It’s your decision (and your baby’s) whether […]

  • Is Sedation Dentistry Appropriate for Root Canals?

    Root canals have an undeserved reputation for being painful procedures. In fact, they allow dentists to save a failing natural tooth, rather than having to extract it. They’re also pain-free, thanks to local numbing medications. But many people still have anxiety about dental treatments in general and root canal procedures in particular. That’s why dentists […]

  • A Quick Look at Nitrous Oxide

    Nitrous oxide is a compound of nitrogen and oxygen. When inhaled through a nose mask, it induces a calm, relaxed feeling. This is why dentists often recommend it to patients who struggle with dental anxieties or phobias. You can learn more about nitrous oxide by watching the accompanying video. The dentist featured here explains that […]

  • Understanding Open Bite

    There are a few different types of malocclusion, which refers to the misalignment of the teeth. An open bite is among the most severe. It can cause undesirable consequences for a person’s health and quality of life. Fortunately, an open bite is also correctable. Consider visiting a dental office that offers Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is […]

  • A New Parent’s Guide to Teething

    It’s natural for babies to cry (it would be alarming if they didn’t!). But if your baby is suddenly getting more irritable than usual, and if your baby is between six and 12 months of age, then it’s likely due to teething. Note that some babies teeth earlier, and some teeth later. Talk to a […]

  • How the Stars Straighten Their Teeth

    When you’re always in front of a camera, you want to look your best. The stars use cosmetic dentistry treatments to make sure they look as good as they can, and this includes Invisalign. This treatment straightens teeth in a comfortable and noninvasive way. If you want your smile to look like Tom Cruise’s or […]

  • Quick Tips for Nervous Dental Patients

    It’s normal to be nervous before a dental appointment. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep yourself calm and comfortable during your procedure. Watch this video and pick up quick tips for nervous dental patients. Many people suffer from dental anxiety, so don’t feel like you’re alone. Keep in mind that modern […]