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

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

There are many reasons to make caring for your teeth on a daily basis a priority: hygiene, disease prevention, and even cost. Practicing preventive dental care will not only save you money, but it will also save you pain, discomfort, and possible health problems down the line.‚Äč

The Consequences of Poor Oral Care

Even if you take the financial consequences of poor oral hygiene out of the equation, you are still left with the personal emotional and physical consequences of not caring for your teeth properly. Gingivitis, one of the mildest dental complications, can easily progress to gum disease, which is linked to a host of general health problems, from heart disease to complicating diabetes.

When your teeth become severely stained or begin to break down due to decay, it can affect your self-confidence and quality of life. Pain becomes just a normal part of life. You find yourself avoiding some of your favorite foods because they are too difficult to chew or they cause your teeth to hurt. You hate to have your picture taken and refrain from activities you used to love because you are uncomfortable with the thought of someone seeing you smile.

The Benefits of Proper Preventative Dentistry

All of those negative consequences are easy to avoid altogether simply by following preventative dentistry practices. See your dentist for exams and teeth cleaning regularly. Follow proper brushing and flossing techniques at least twice per day. Eat a healthy diet, avoid bad habits such as smoking or excessive drinking, and protect your teeth from damage. Do these things and you should never have to worry about losing your smile, your confidence, or your oral health.

At the office of Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates in Manhattan, we offer preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. Call (888) 803-3767 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Categories: Preventative Care

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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