Dental visits are for keeping your teeth and gums in good shape --besides brushing and flossing, a biannual checkup might be the best thing you can do for your oral health. But what you might not know is that there’s a strong relationship between your oral health and your overall health, so taking good care of your mouth is a big part of taking care of your whole body.
Dental Visit: What to Expect
A typical checkup and cleaning appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums, looking for any signs of gum disease, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings or tooth decay.
X-rays will likely be taken. Some exams may include an examination of your head and neck, your bite and the movement of your jaw. Bacteria from untreated gum disease can actually spread infection to other parts of your body. Also, some non-dental conditions have symptoms that appear in the mouth. A dental examination can reveal signs of vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis or more serious conditions such as diabetes or oral cancer.
Identifying and treating minor problems like cavities early on can spare you the time and expense of more complicated procedures such as extractions or root canals.
So go ahead -- schedule that appointment. Your teeth will also be thoroughly cleaned, polished and flossed, leaving them fresh and gleaming.
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Brushing and Flossing Instructions
Good oral health requires proper brushing and flossing habits. When you brush, make sure you are holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes. Make sure all chewing surfaces of the teeth get a proper scrubbing. To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make up-and-down strokes. Do not forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breathe fresh!
When flossing, use about a foot and a half and wind it around both of your middle fingers. Holding the floss between your index finger and thumb, insert it gently between the teeth. Next, curve the floss in a “C” shape against the side of the tooth. Then, rub the floss up and down against the tooth. Remember not to make a jerking or snapping motion with the floss. Do not forget to floss behind your back teeth. Also, decay visible in the form of cavities is a bacterial infection of the hard tooth structure. This is the major cause of tooth loss in children and the major cause of root canal infections. Find toothpaste with fluoride
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TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull. This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn. Between 5 and 15 percent of people in the United States experience pain associated with TMJ disorders. In most cases, pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments, but more-severe cases may need to be treated with dental or surgical interventions. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: pain or tenderness of your jaw, aching pain in and around your ear, difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing, aching facial pain, and locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
Over 15 percent of American adults suffer from this TMJ disorder and chronic facial pain. Dr. Mishaan will do his utmost to try and alleviate your pain. Please feel free to call (212.730.4440) our office for a private consultation, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan.
Dental hypersensitivity affects 45 million adults in the United States and 10 million are chronically affected with sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is any degree of tooth discomfort after eating cold or hot foods or liquids or even breathing cold air. This problem often happens when gums recede and/or cementum is not presence. The gum tissue acts like a protective blanket to cover the roots of the teeth. As the gums recede the underlying tooth roots are exposed. They are not covered by hard enamel. Thousands of tiny dentinal tubules or channels leading to the tooth's never center or pulp of the tooth are than exposed. These tubules allow more stimuli like heat, cold or pressure to reach the nerve in the tooth and cause pain.
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Tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that you are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults. Some people grind their teeth only during sleep. This condition is called "nocturnal bruxism" or "sleep-related bruxism." Others grind their teeth during the daytime as well, most often during situations that make them feel tense or anxious. People with severe bruxism can fracture dental fillings or cause other types of tooth damage. Bruxism can have a variety of psychological and physical causes. In many cases, it has been linked to stress, but it can also simply be the body's reaction to the teeth being aligned wrong or a poor bite .
Dr. Mishaan and his staff would be happy to discuss your options to alleviate the stress and pain caused by Teeth Grinding. Please feel free to call (212.730.4440) our office for a private consultation or any questions you may have. Or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan.
In the early stages, oral cancer can be treated in up to 90% of cases. However, if the cancer is not detected, it can spread to any part of the body and become increasingly more difficult, if not impossible, to treat. Therefore, Dr. Daniel Mishaan advocates cancer screenings for all his patients. The oral cancer screening checks the mouth, head, and neck of early signs and symptoms. These include:
- Sores that do not heal
- Lumps on the lip, mouth, or throat
- White or red patches on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth
- Unusual bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth
- Sore throats that do not go away
- The feeling that something is caught in your throat
- Difficulty or pain when chewing or swallowing
The oral cancer exam is one of the most critical components of a complete and thorough dental hygiene and dental exam. It is not something to neglect.
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Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice
Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.
Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.
Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.
In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.
His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:
- General Exams & Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
- Emergency Care
We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D
241 West 37th Street
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122