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

Could You Benefit from Veneers?

Veneers are a common cosmetic treatment used to treat a variety of dental abnormalities. They work by covering the enamel so as to restore or improve the tooth’s appearance and function. If you want to learn more about how veneers can benefit your smile, keep reading.

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Are Your Teeth Crooked?

In some cases, your cosmetic dentist may be able to repair crooked teeth using veneers. Veneers are thin, durable caps that are glued to the surface of the teeth using a strong dental adhesive. Dentists can alter the size and shape of a tooth to make it appear more symmetrical. This solution won’t apply in all cases of crooked teeth, so you’ll need to consult with your cosmetic dentist to see if you’re a candidate for veneers. If your teeth are severely crooked, you may be a better candidate for orthodontic therapy.

Do You Suffer from Severely Stained Teeth?

Deep-set stains are often caused by smoking or consuming dark beverages, like coffee, wine, and tea. Poor dental hygiene can also contribute to the development of badly stained teeth. Once surface stains have penetrated the enamel, the teeth are less likely to respond to at-home or professional teeth whitening treatments. In this case, your cosmetic dentist may recommend composite or porcelain veneers. In this case, veneers can improve the color and integrity of your smile.

Are Cracks and Chips Threatening Your Dental Health?

Cracks and chips in the enamel can jeopardize the strength of a tooth, making it susceptible to tooth decay, infection, and further chipping. Fortunately, veneers can protect the tooth and prevent further damage to the tooth. Your cosmetic dentist will use the veneer to cover the crack or chipped portion so as to improve the appearance and durability of the tooth.

Ultimately dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.


Dental Veneers Explained

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that is often used to restore the look of the front teeth. If you ever undergo dental trauma, you may benefit from dental veneers

In this video, you’ll learn more about what a veneer is made of, how veneers are applied, and how they can improve a smile. You’ll also preview several before and after photos so that you can get an idea of exactly how veneers can help improve the look of the teeth. Then, you’ll learn about the steps involved in applying dental veneers.

Ultimately dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.



How to Maintain Good Oral Health

Are you looking for more information on how to handle common dental emergencies? Interested in learning more about the root canal procedure? If so, you can explore the following resources. 

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  • Tooth abscesses should be taken seriously, since the infection could spread to your jawbone and the rest of your body. 
  • Learn more about the root canal procedure with this article from WebMD.com.
  • As you age, your dental-health needs change. Read the American Dental Association’s overview of aging and dentistry to learn more.
  • Your dental hygienist has probably told you about the benefits of flossing. Make sure you’re flossing properly by reading this guide from Colgate.
  • At About.com, learn some of the most popular myths regarding root canals. As you’ll learn, root canal procedures are an effective treatment for an abscessed tooth and can relieve the pain associated with infection of the tooth pulp.

Ultimately dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.



How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

From getting a tooth knocked out to developing an abscess, there are times when dental emergencies happen. Knowing how to handle common dental emergencies can often mean the difference between a simple fix at the dentist’s office and more involved reconstructive surgery. Keep reading to learn the right way to react to dental trauma, infection, or other unforeseen situations:

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Call Your Dentist

Your dentist will have the best, most accurate advice for a dental emergency. He or she can help you decide if you need immediate treatment or if your condition can wait a few days. Your dentist can also give you advice about what to do in the meantime.

Follow Your Dentist’s Advice

Once you have instructions from your dentist, it’s important to follow them. Here’s a list of frequent emergencies and advice:

  • Broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water, and save any pieces of the tooth. Apply a cold compress to the area. See your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Knocked-out tooth: Carefully rinse the tooth, and if possible, place it back in the socket. If you can’t, put the tooth in a glass of milk. You’ll want to get to the dentist as soon as you can, in order to save the tooth.
  • Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water, and make sure no food is caught between your teeth.
  • Lost filling: Use a piece of sugar-free gum to cover the area.
  • Abscess: Rinse with a mild saltwater solution, and see your dentist or doctor. An abscess is an infection that can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated.

Take Palliative Measures

Pain often comes with a dental emergency. Your dentist can help you based on your specific condition, but in general, it’s good to take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease the pain. Cold compresses may also help.

Dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.



What are Root Canals and Why Are They Necessary?

You’ve likely heard about root canals––they’re a common dental procedure. But do you know exactly what they are and why dentists perform them? Keep reading for an overview of the procedure and also to find out why root canals are necessary.

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What Is a Root Canal?

Nerves and dental “pulp” stretch from the hollow chamber of the tooth down to the root of the tooth. Sometimes, this tissue becomes damaged or decayed, leading to infection and inflammation. Without a dentist’s attention, such damage can lead to the loss of the tooth and infection in the jaw.

During a root canal procedure, the dentist cleans out the infected and inflamed tooth pulp from the tooth’s chamber. This gets rid of bacteria and prevents further infection. At your next appointment, the dentist will fill the canal and seal it off to prevent future infection. If the tooth is damaged or decayed, it is common for a dentist to put a crown over it for added protection.

Why Have a Root Canal Procedure?

The main reason to get a root canal is to protect your overall health. Infected and inflamed tooth roots can lead to abscesses, or pockets of infection. Not only are abscesses painful, but they may cause permanent damage to your jawbone. The infection can also spread to other parts of your body.   If you do not get a root canal procedure, it’s likely you’ll need to get your tooth removed and then have to take further cosmetic measures.

Dental health requires collaboration between dentists and patients. At Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, we promise to do our part. Our dental team is committed to providing expert dental services to Manhattan residents. To learn more, call our office at (212) 279-1232.

Disclaimer:

The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.


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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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