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

A Look at the Tooth Whitening Process

Cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening are an excellent way to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Although whitening toothpastes are widely available to consumers, the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile is to visit your dentist. Your dentist can perform a whitening treatment in the office or send you home with custom-fitted whitening trays to use.

You can learn how tooth whitening works when you watch this video. The dental expert in the clip explains that hydrogen peroxide acts as an oxidizing bleaching agent to break up stains on and within the enamel.



What's Causing Your Chronic Bad Breath?

Most people have experienced the social awkwardness of bad breath now and then. It often arises after eating a dish with garlic or a sandwich with raw onions. In most cases, bad breath is a temporary problem. If you’re experiencing bad breath on a regular basis, it’s time to see a dentist. Bad breath could be a sign of a serious oral health problem.

Insufficient Oral Care

One of the most common causes of chronic bad breath is improper oral care. It isn’t sufficient to occasionally do a thorough job of cleaning your teeth. You’ll need to brush them for a minimum of two minutes, at least twice daily or after each meal. Flossing is also crucial, yet it’s a step that many people skip. Your dentist can help you improve your flossing technique or recommend flossing tools that can make this task easier. In addition to good at-home care, you can prevent chronic bad breath by visiting your dentist’s office every six months for a professional cleaning.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is another major culprit of chronic bad breath and often stems from improper oral care. Gum disease is a progressive oral health problem that begins with gingivitis and, if left untreated, eventually turns into periodontitis. Without proper treatment, your bad breath will be the least of your worries, as you’ll be at risk of losing your teeth.

Dry Mouth

Saliva plays an important role in oral health. It washes away the food particles and bacteria that cause bad breath. Unfortunately, many people have xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth. It’s often a side effect of medications, but it can also affect people who sleep with their mouths open. Your dentist can evaluate you for dry mouth and recommend effective treatments.

Tobacco

Tobacco use is among the most dangerous habits for your health and the health of everyone around you. Among other problems, tobacco is responsible for chronic bad breath. Additionally, tobacco causes the teeth to become a yellowish-brown color, and contributes to gum disease and tooth loss.

For complete preventive care in New York, you can turn to the dental office of Dr. Charles Marks. We provide professional teeth cleaning, sealants, fillings, and gum disease treatment. If it’s been longer than six months since your last dentist visit, or if you’re experiencing severe or chronic bad breath, call us promptly at (212) 279-1232.



Could You Benefit from Wearing a Mouthguard?

Are you an active individual? If so, then your dentist may advise you to wear a custom mouthguard. Made specifically to fit in your mouth and against your teeth, custom-made mouthguards offered by your dentist office can help protect your teeth, tongue, and lips from injury when you participate in sports or other physical activities.

Jaw and mouth injuries are some of the most common that athletes experience, but a mouthguard offers a layer of protection for your smile. The American Dental Association recommends that people who participate in activities like basketball, soccer, martial arts, boxing, hockey, football, volleyball, surfing, wrestling, rugby, skiing, and skateboarding wear a mouthguard to protect their oral health.

The health and appearance of your smile are worth protecting. Are you interested in getting a custom-made mouthguard near New York? If so, then contact the office of Dr. Charles Marks today at (212) 279-1232 to schedule your appointment.



What to Expect When You See Your Dentist for Veneers

When you visit your dentist’s office for porcelain veneers, you can look forward to a rapid smile transformation. Veneers offer an effective way to address unsightly discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers can even disguise misshapen teeth behind custom-made porcelain shells. It’s important that you fully understand what’s involved with dental veneers before you decide to get them. Your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you.

Consultation

The process of getting dental veneers typically requires two to three visits. First, you’ll have a consultation with the dentist, during which he or she will thoroughly examine your smile and discuss the process with you. Be prepared to answer questions about why you’re dissatisfied with the current appearance of your smile and what you hope to accomplish with dental veneers. The dentist will explain that veneers require the removal of a small amount of your natural tooth enamel to accommodate the wafer-thin thickness of the veneers. Because some enamel is removed, veneers are considered to be a non-reversible cosmetic dentistry treatment. You’ll need to replace them eventually. With good care, your veneers could last 10 years or longer.

Preparation

If you and your dentist determine that veneers are right for you, the dentist will remove less than one millimeter of enamel from the surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer. Then, you’ll have an impression made of your teeth. The dentist will send the impression out to a laboratory to have your custom veneers fabricated.

Bonding

When your veneers are ready, you’ll return to the dental clinic. Your dentist will make any needed adjustments to the shape and shade of your new smile. Then, your teeth will be carefully cleaned, polished, and etched, and the veneers will be cemented in place.

If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, it’s time to make an appointment at the office of Dr. Charles Marks, a cosmetic dentist serving New York. Give us a call today at (212) 279-1232 and let us know how we can transform your smile. Be sure to browse our website to view our complete line of dentistry services.



Mario Armstrong Recommends Invisalign for a Better 2017

In the realm of cosmetic and preventative dentistry, Invisalign is an incredibly popular option. This orthodontic treatment can protect the health of your mouth by improving your bite and simultaneously provide you with a straighter smile. Watch this video to learn why you should invest in yourself this year with Invisalign.

To get yourself on track for a successful 2017, you should set goals, have passion about what you want to achieve, believe in yourself, visualize who you want to be, and take action in small steps. If you feel like the appearance of your smile affects your confidence, then speak with your dentist about Invisalign.

Are you ready to improve the look of your smile this year? If so, then call the office of Dr. Charles Marks at (212) 279-1232 to schedule your complimentary consultation for Invisalign in New York.


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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