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.


Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can stem from a number of different sources, which is why it helps to see your dentist on a regular basis. You might experience tooth pain due to physical damage, tooth decay and infection, or grinding of your teeth. Here is a closer look at these common reasons for tooth pain.

Fracture or Breakage

Certain people are more likely to experience a facial trauma than others, so it is wise to be prepared. If you play a contact sport, you tend to be at a higher risk for injury. Keep this in mind when you hit the field, and ask your dentist if a custom mouth guard could be right for you. Remember that even if the sport you play is not necessarily a contact sport, it is still better to be safe than sorry. A fractured or broken tooth can cause serious pain, and it can happen to anyone.

Decay and Infection

Practicing proper dental hygiene allows you to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile, but neglecting your hygiene can have the opposite effect. Decay and infection can be uncomfortable and painful. If you experience toothaches for this reason, try to practice better dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice each day, floss once, and see your dentist on a regular basis.


If you have been under a significant amount of stress, you may find yourself grinding your teeth. This bruxism can happen during your daily life, and it can also happen while you sleep; thus, some people don’t even know they suffer from this issue. Teeth grinding can cause pain in your teeth as well as your head and jaw. Talk to your dentist about a mouth guard to wear as you sleep, and try to reduce your stress levels to improve your symptoms.

Have you been experiencing tooth pain? It may be time to call your dentist serving New York. Dr. Charles Marks specializes in general and preventative dentistry, from teeth cleaning to dental implants. Please do not hesitate to call our offices at (212) 279-1232 or visit our website if you would like to learn more.


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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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  • 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
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