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Mouth Piercing Complications If you’re considering a lip or tongue piercing, or have a child who is, you probably want to get all the facts before you make a decision. You’ll hear plenty of opinions from well-meaning people who want you to decide one way or the other, but we’ve compiled some real evidence to […]

Invisalign If you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, then you likely have many questions. At Tribeca Dental Care, it’s important to us that you feel comfortable and confident with the procedure before you get started. Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Invisalign. How long will I have […]

Orthodontic Bands vs. Invisalign When our patients compare dental options they often come to Tribeca Dental Care and ask us about different treatments and which are most effective. Invisalign is a great option that we recommended to many of our patients, but they sometimes ask us: What about orthodontic bands? Before you make your mind […]

Invisalign Treatment Everybody wants straight, beautiful teeth. If you’re the parent of a teen who has been advised by their dentist to seek orthodontic treatment, it’s also your responsibility to ensure that they have a healthy mouth when they become adults. Even adults often want better looking, straighter teeth. While braces are okay for kids […]

It’s hard to show off your smile when you’re self-conscious about your teeth. With Invisalign braces you can get the same straight teeth as with traditional metal braces, without the metal-mouth look of a teenager. A smile is one of the first things we notice about a person – and you want yours to be […]

Food Choice Food choice is an often an under-appreciated aspect of good dental health. You might be surprised to see just how many of the foods you eat may be causing some of your dental problems. See if you can guess which food item is the better choice for healthy teeth. Black Tea vs. Orange […]

Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth, is a common health concern for which we regularly assist our patients at Tribeca Dental Care. For many patients, they may not even be aware that they grind their teeth as this occurs while they are sleeping. Teeth grinding can have several negative effects. These include damage to the teeth, […]

Home Whitening Strips Over the last two decades, the media has focused intently on the perfectly-aligned, pearly white teeth of celebrities and the rich and famous. Their blinding smiles have been plastered on the covers of countless magazines, and across the big and little screen for years. The focus has become so intense that average […]

Invisalign Tray Discomfort Invisalign is quickly becoming the number one choice for dentists and patients who want to straighten their teeth without using traditional braces. It uses a series of custom plastic molds to gradually move teeth over time. However, some people experience discomfort when first wearing Invisalign trays because they are not used to having something applying pressure […]

Studies have shown that adults who receive thorough dental cleanings are less likely to have a heart attack or stroke than adults who do not receive regular cleanings. Many of the risk factors for gum disease are the same as those for heart disease. These include tobacco use, poor diet and even diabetes. Those with […]