Imagine a world where you could go to the dentist and instead of waiting anxiously for the verdict of whether or not you have cavities, you could simply relax in the dental chair and know that new artificial-intelligence-based dental technology would be able to detect them for you. That future is now a reality with Pearl. 


This new and innovative technology uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms to detect cavities and other dental pathologies with an incredible accuracy rate so you can spend less time at the dentist and more time enjoying your life. That means that patients can be confident that their dentist is using the best possible technology to detect problems with their teeth, and dentists can be confident in the results that they are getting from this new technology. 

How Pearl AI Dental Technology Works 

Pearl is a new breakout in the world of artificial intelligence based dental technology that uses the usual X-rays taken during dental appointments and then sends them to a computer for analysis. The computer then uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to identify any potential cavities, infections, and even bone density.

The Benefits of Pearl AI Dental Technology

The benefit of this technology is that it is non-invasive and is lightning-fast. Not only will this speed up your visit, it will also give you peace of mind knowing that the latest and greatest technology is guiding your dentist’s treatment plans. And even better, this technology is great for patients of all ages, including children!


Another benefit of this technology is that it is much more accurate than traditional methods of cavity detection, such as visual inspection of x-rays. This means that your dentist can be that much more confident in the results they are getting from this new technology.


The future of dentistry is here at Midtown Dental Group thanks to Pearl AI Dental Technology. This new artificial-intelligence-based dental technology offers a number of benefits for both patients and dentists so come see it for yourself! At Midtown Dental Group, we’re dedicated to staying at the forefront of dental technology so you can receive only the best care. It’s what you deserve!

Want to schedule an appointment and see this technology in action firsthand? Schedule your appointment today!

Watch Dr. Markelle Smith On HBO’S 12 Dates of Christmas

Watch Dr. Markelle Smith On HBO’S 12 Dates of Christmas

For all the single people out there, you know that the holidays can be a bit of a bummer when it comes to showing up to the family function without a significant other by your side. Questions like “Are you dating anyone?” and “Will you ever settle down?” run rampant from the mouths of well-meaning family members, but actually finding someone you can connect with in this day and age can seem like an impossible task. Thankfully, HBO’s 12 Dates of Christmas is back for a second season to help three lucky contestants do the impossible – find someone to bring home to meet the family on Christmas.

And while that may be exciting, we have some even more exciting news… Our very own Dr. Markelle Smith is one of the contestants this year! But here’s the big question: will he find love?

Midtown Dental Group’s Very Own Dr. Markelle Smith

Markelle Smith on 12 Dates of christmas holding a cocktail

We’re so excited to announce that Dr. Markelle will be starring in season two of HBO’s dating reality show, 12 Dates of Christmas. For those looking to get to know a little bit more about Dr. Markelle, here are the details.

Dr. Markelle Smith has always been interested in medicine, science, and art which is why cosmetic dentistry was a no-brainer for him! After receiving his dental doctorate from UAB School of Dentistry in Alabama, Dr. Markelle Smith completed his residency at the Hospital for Veteran Affairs which is located in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Markelle’s artistic touch and focus on oral health make him one of the best dentists New York has seen in a long time, and we’re so happy to have him on our team. When he’s not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Markelle practices yoga and enjoys other hobbies such as reading, traveling the world, and discovering amazing new eateries across the New York area.

When Will 12 Dates Of Christmas Be On TV?

For those of you chomping at the bit to stream 12 Dates of Christmas, you may be asking, “When will 12 Dates of Christmas be on TV?” or “Where can I watch 12 Dates of Christmas?” Well, we have the answers for you right here.

Season 2 of 12 Dates of Christmas will premiere tomorrow on Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021, on HBO Max, an American subscription video-on-demand streaming service. Are you going to be tuning in to see Dr. Markelle find love?

Visit Dr. Markelle at Midtown Dental Group

What’s cooler than watching your dentist on an HBO dating show? Visiting Dr. Markelle in person at one of our many Manhattan locations. He’ll be happy to fill you in on the show (no spoilers though!) and make sure your smile is ready for cuffing season!

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Check out the trailer for Season 2 of 12 Dates of Christmas!

Best & Worst Candy For Your Teeth On Halloween

Best & Worst Candy For Your Teeth On Halloween

halloween candy shaped like vampire fangs

This time every year, the leaves start to fade from green to brilliant shades of orange, yellow, and red. The temperature starts to drop, and shorts and t-shirts get stuffed back into drawers and are exchanged for sweaters and jackets. And while these may be the telltale signs of autumn’s arrival, there are also far spookier indications that announce the advent of something far more dastardly. And yes, it’s the best and worst candy for your teeth.

You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? Haven’t you seen the skeletons and spiderwebs all around the city? Haven’t you seen the witches and monsters running amuck? And don’t even get me started on the jack-o’-lanterns with their glowing eyes!

Yup, it’s that time of year again. Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! We hope you have your costumes picked out because October 31st is just a handful of days away. And while we can all rest assured that the ghosts and goblins we see around town are make-believe, there’s something that haunts most Americans on Halloween – and no, it’s not Casper. It’s candy!

Halloween Candy Can Cause Creepy Cavities

Did you know that we as Americans buy nearly 600-million pounds of candy each year? I know Halloween is supposed to be scary, but for dentists, that’s a total nightmare! For all the parents out there, you know that candy means cavities, and cavities can put a strain on your budget. That’s why we’re sharing the best and the worst Halloween candy for your kid’s dental health.

The Worst Candy For Your Teeth

To be frank, anything really sugary in general is no good, especially in large quantities, but always urge against sour candies as they do double damage because they’re not just sweet – they’re acidic too! Just so you can be on the safe side this Halloween, here’s an actual list of the worst candy for your teeth:

  • Suckers or lollipops
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Werther’s Original Hard Candies
  • Peppermints
  • Lifesavers (the hard kind)
  • Runts
  • Jawbreakers (because of the sugar and the hardness!!!)
  • Gummy worms, bears, rings, etc.
  • Gumdrops
  • Dots
  • Skittles
  • Jellybeans
  • Candy corn
  • Marshmallows
  • Caramel squares
  • MilkyWay Bars
  • Snickers
  • Butterscotch
  • And much, much more!

The Worst Candy For Your Teeth

Listen, we’re not telling you not to go out and have a fun night or enjoy your treats. So let’s compromise a little. Out of the candy world, plain chocolates or chocolates with nuts or peanut butter are better than the other candies we listed above. Don’t get me wrong; they’re still chock-full of sugar, but moderation and good hygiene are the key here. While we always suggest sugar-free candies to our patients, taking these tips and tricks into account should allow you and your family to enjoy some sweet treats without any of the spooky dental issues!

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Midtown Dental Group

Like we mentioned in our blog post last week, we know that some folks might be scared of the dentist especially around this time of year, but with Midtown Dental Group, you don’t have to worry! Stay on top of your oral hygiene this Halloween and book a dental cleaning today!


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