Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Surprising Facts About Your Dental Health

Great teeth

There are a lot of things that can chip, crack, and stain your teeth. Unfortunately, teeth can’t just re-grow, so extra caution needs to be taken to prevent permanent tooth damage. Visiting your Manhattan dentist for annual checkups and cleanings is a great place to start. It also doesn’t hurt to brush up on the facts surrounding dental health. Here are some surprising things you may not know about keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Too Much Fluoride is a Bad Thing

Although fluoride is important for dental health, too much fluoride can lead to a condition known as fluorosis. Typically, fluorosis starts out causing white spots on the teeth, but they can become brown over time. Fluorosis is only a problem for children who ingest extra fluoride, typically by swallowing too much toothpaste.

Acidic Foods are as Bad as Sweets

You probably already know that sugary foods and drinks can undermine healthy teeth, but did you know that acidic foods can be just as bad? Sour candy, soft drinks, and fruit juices soften teeth, which causes enamel erosion. Gums containing Recaldent will help teeth remineralize and resist tooth decay caused by acidic corrosion.

Braces Can Cause Cavities

Braces can give you a straight, beautiful smile, but they can also cause painful cavities. Food, bacteria, and acid can become stuck around the brackets. Even if they decay doesn’t fully develop into a cavity, it can cause demineralization. If you have braces, brush and flush as recommended and visit your dentist for regular cleanings.

If you live or work in Midtown Manhattan, contact Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. Conveniently located on 34th Street and 5th Avenue, Dr. Marks and his dental associates can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Visit our website to learn about all of the dental services we offer, including cosmetic dental treatments, implants, veneers, teeth straightening, and more! Call us at (212) 279-1232 to schedule an appointment.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday