Blog Archive

What Is Dry Mouth and What to Do About It Dec 2nd, 2022

Dry mouth is one of the most prevalent oral health concerns, affecting 1 in 4 adults and around 40% of people over 55. Dry mouth can affect whether or not you’re good at staying hydrated. Even if you drink plenty of fluids, your mouth may not produce the amount of...

Your Headache Could Be TMD: Here’s How to Remedy It Nov 1st, 2022

Almost everyone has an occasional headache, although they can be brought on by a number of different things. One contributing factor could be your jaw. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the sliding hinge that controls the bottom part of your jaw so that you can eat, drink, and speak. If this joint...

Best and Worst Halloween Treats For Your Teeth Oct 1st, 2022

“Trick-or-treat!” It won’t be long before you and your kids are headed out to collect lots of goodies for Halloween. But those coveted sweets can do some serious damage to your teeth. At Union Square Dental, located in New York City’s Flatiron District, we offer pediatric dentistry, dental cleanings, and...

The Link between Gum Disease and Heart Health Sep 9th, 2022

Despite improvements in oral health in the United States, about half of women and men aged 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease (gum disease), occurs when bacteria accumulate under your gums. This leads to an infection that inflames the tissue and bones that keep your...

What Is Dry Socket, and How Do You Avoid It? Aug 10th, 2022

You might need to have damaged teeth removed for a number of reasons. Or, maybe you’re planning on dealing with your wisdom teeth this year. Either way, you need to know about the post-extraction risks of dry socket and how you can prevent this painful oral health issue. At Union Square Dental in...

Tips for Your New Life with Dentures Jul 6th, 2022

Although dentures have changed over the years, they still have a reputation for being heavy and bulky. Fortunately, today’s dentures are lighter and more natural-looking than ever before, making them easier to adapt to and live with over time. At Union Square Dental in New York City, our general and cosmetic dentists offer a...

Why Soda is Terrible for Your Teeth Jun 1st, 2022

Everyday more than 50% of people in the United States drink a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB). Though people are drinking less soda, it’s still the most popular sugary drink. People who drink soda are more likely to have problems managing their weight and struggle with health conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Soda is...

Is Your Tooth Sensitive to Hot or Cold? It Could Be Cracked May 1st, 2022

You’re not doing yourself any favors by ignoring tooth sensitivity that’s causing you to avoid certain foods like ice cream or soup due to their temperature. This tooth sensitivity could be easily resolved with a trip to Union Square Dental in Flatiron, New York.  Whether it’s a minor problem like a cracked...

How Veneers Can Correct a Gummy Smile Apr 12th, 2022

Dental veneers help make many corrections in your smile. From improving the whiteness of your teeth, to covering misshapen teeth, or repairing cracks, veneers give you a “Hollywood” smile that makes you confident and proud. If you have teeth that look “short” in proportion to your gums, you have what...

Should You Be Scraping Your Tongue? Mar 2nd, 2022

You brush twice a day, floss before bedtime, and may even use a Waterpik® to blast away tough-clinging debris. But have you scraped your tongue? Like your teeth and gums, your tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria. Most of it is beneficial, but some are strains that can lead...

Protect Your Child's Teeth With Dental Sealants Feb 1st, 2022

Did you know that cavities are considered a chronic childhood disease? Cavities in kids are called early childhood caries (ECC), the most common chronic pediatric disease. For an estimated 300,000 kids, the disease is severe.  Cavities are 100 percent preventable, though. With bi-annual dental cleanings and solid home hygiene, Sealants...

Root Canals Save Teeth Jan 1st, 2022

Did you know that the enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body? It’s harder than your bones. However, under that tough layer of enamel, there are softer parts of your teeth that can become damaged or decay because of bacteria.  Bridges, crowns, dentures, and the other...

Dentures Have Come a Long Way Dec 1st, 2021

People have been losing teeth for a long, long time. Replacements for missing teeth have been found in Mexico dating back to 2500 BC. We’ve come a long way since making dentures from wolves’ teeth. Today, there are more options than ever when choosing dentures, including hybrid technologies that provide...

5 Steps to Follow if You Lose a Filling Nov 1st, 2021

Don’t panic. A filling falling out of your tooth isn’t the end of the world, but acting fast can make all the difference in the outcome for the affected tooth. Whether you lost your filling because you bit into something too hard, you got injured during a sport, you grind...

5 Ways You May Be Brushing Your Teeth Incorrectly Oct 1st, 2021

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, per the recommendation of the American Dental Association (ADA), is an excellent start to preventing cavities and gum disease. However, using improper brushing techniques can offset the benefits of your efforts. Bad habits like brushing too hard, using the wrong toothbrush, and...

5 Ways Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Sep 7th, 2021

It may seem as though some people are born with perfect teeth, but very few have a camera-ready smile without the help of a dentist.  These days, the number of cosmetic dentistry services available can be overwhelming. That’s why our team of experts at Union Square Dental is taking a...

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease: How It Works Aug 12th, 2021

Laser dentistry applications rely on laser energy rather than traditional drills, scalpels, and other metal tools to successfully treat and prevent numerous conditions affecting your oral health, including moderate to severe periodontal (gum) disease. The expert team at Union Square Dental, in the Flatiron District of New York City, provides...

How Sedation Dentistry Can Put You at Ease Jul 15th, 2021

If you avoid preventive or restorative dental care because you’re anxious about receiving dental services, you’re not alone. About 22% of adults don’t get dental treatment because of fear. While it’s common to feel uncomfortable about someone poking around in your mouth with metal instruments, the consequences of ignoring necessary...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Jun 13th, 2021

If you’d prefer not to lose teeth as you age, understanding the early signs of gum disease is important. The leading cause of tooth loss in adults, gum disease involves inflammation of your gum tissue that can lead to infections and significant damage. The key to avoiding these complications is...

Why Dental Implants Continue to Rise Above Other Replacement Options May 11th, 2021

When you hear the word implant, your mind might immediately jump to surgery, which can be scary. But the implantation part of dental implants is actually what sets them apart when it comes to replacing missing teeth. At Union Square Dental, Kateryna Grytsenko, DDS, Yuliya Kanatova, DDS, Nailah Khalfan, DMD,...

The Dangers of Putting Off Your Dental Care Apr 6th, 2021

There are plenty of jokes and memes going around about the general state of affairs this past year — from letting the gray roots go wild to wearing pajamas to “work” everyday. More seriously, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused 40% of the population in the United States to postpone their...

Adjusting to Life with Dentures Mar 9th, 2021

Dentures can seem like a big step to take, especially if you’re undergoing removal of one or more teeth to accept your replacements. What will they feel like? Will you be able to eat, smile, and speak normally? All of these are questions you may be asking about your new...

What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Dentistry Feb 10th, 2021

Many people believe that it doesn’t matter if kids get cavities in their baby teeth. In reality, the 23% of children ages 2-11 with untreated cavities are more likely to have problems with their adult teeth, too.  Here at Union Square Dental, in the Flatiron District of New York City,...

Why You Should Never Put Off Necessary Dental Extractions Jan 1st, 2021

More than 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Extractions are incredibly common, but that might be small comfort if you need to have a tooth extracted. You may even be tempted to put off the procedure.  At Union Square Dental, our providers understand...

Your Foolproof Guide to Preventing Bad Breath Dec 1st, 2020

Bad breath is a common problem. It can occur anytime and for many different reasons. From the medications you take to that garlic and anchovy pizza you had for lunch, there are all sorts of sources contributing to your bad breath. It’s not always easy to control the source (who...

Are You Ruining Your Teeth with These Bad Habits? Nov 4th, 2020

Your adult teeth are meant to last you a lifetime. But if you don’t practice good oral hygiene, or you pick up some bad habits, you can have problems ranging anywhere from tooth decay to gum disease to having teeth fall out. At Union Square Dental, located in the Flatiron...

Got Dental Anxiety? We Offer Sedation Options Oct 6th, 2020

Did you know that nearly a quarter of the population is fearful of a trip to the dentist? If you can be counted in that statistic, turn to our compassionate and skilled team of dentists at Union Square Dental in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City. Our...

8 Great Reasons to Consider Invisalign® Sep 8th, 2020

Invisalign® aligners have transformed orthodontics. If you’ve never been happy with your smile because of problem teeth, you can solve many of those issues with the Invisalign system. It’s safe and efficient; more than 8 million people have used this approach for their smile makeover.  Instead of a mouth full...

4 Types of Dental Bridges Explained Aug 13th, 2020

Do you or someone you know hold their hand in front of their face when they smile or talk because they’re embarrassed about a missing tooth? You’re not alone.  An estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth....

Take Advantage of Our $79 Dental Exam and X-rays for New Patients Jul 16th, 2020

Maybe it has been a while since your last dental exam and X-rays. Perhaps you meant to do it and kept putting it off for fear of the costs. However, it’s crucial that you make the care of your teeth and your oral health a priority.  In fact, it’s such...

Dental Care and COVID19: What You Should Know Jun 17th, 2020

When a novel, unknown virus arrived in the US, health care professionals took the important and necessary step of limiting their services to only those who were urgent. Dentists, too, performed only those procedures that were absolutely necessary, and postponed preventive and other routine visits.  These vital actions helped to...

The Amazing Versatility of Dental Veneers May 7th, 2020

If you’re like most people, you want your smile to be one of the things people remember most about you. But if you have dental flaws, showing off your smile is probably one of the last things you want to do. Your less-than-perfect teeth can even make you feel self-conscious...

Need a Root Canal? Here’s What to Expect Apr 10th, 2020

Hearing you need a root canal isn’t something you eagerly anticipate — many people imagine a painful or scary procedure. However, today’s root canals are no longer the dreadful procedures you may have heard about in the past. In fact, they’re comparable to routine fillings.    But if you don’t...

Is Invisalign® a Good Teeth Straightening Option for Me? Mar 26th, 2020

Did you know that over 8 million people have chosen Invisalign® to straighten their teeth? But is this advanced orthodontic technology the right teeth-straightening option for you? The experienced dental care team at Union Square Dental can help you decide. Crooked teeth and teeth with incorrect spacing cause dental complications...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Feb 20th, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve had your teeth whitened by the team at Union Square Dental and attained the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. Now it’s time to keep those teeth white and bright. Here’s what our dentists suggest you should and shouldn’t do to extend the results of your professional teeth whitening. Avoid...