Blog Archive

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...