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

Oral Hygiene Tips that will Brighten Your Smile

Healthy teeth and gums are an essential part of your overall well-being. For more tips on how to maintain your healthy smile check out the links below. Stay on top of your dental care routine by scheduling regular cleanings and checkups. 

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  • Take the Invisalign quiz to see if invisible braces are right for you.
  • Learn why it’s never too late to get orthodontic treatment at WebMD.com.
  • Visit Colgate.com for tips on brushing your teeth to prevent tooth decay.
  • Dental cavities are explained in this guide from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Floss like a pro with this guide from the American Dental Hygienists Association.

Stay on top of your dental care routine by scheduling regular cleanings and checkups with Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates. Call (212) 279-1232 or visit our website to make an appointment.


How To Keep Your Teeth Pain Free

Pain in the teeth is caused by infection, most often brought on by dental cavities. By the time that pain is perceived, the teeth have already been subject to extensive damage. 

This video explains that preventive care is the best way to battle painful toothaches, and that begins with a proper cleaning routine. Brushing with a soft bristled brush in a gentle rotating motion for two minutes twice per day is ideal. Flossing is also essential to oral hygiene, as it keeps plaque from accumulating on the soft tissue of the gums.

By following these simple care instructions and making regular visits to the office of Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, you will have a healthy smile for life. Schedule a consultation for your next dental check-up with us on our website or call (212) 279-1232. 



Signs You are a Good Candidate for Invisalign

Invisalign braces are an excellent orthodontic treatment for teens and adults because they are barely visible and completely comfortable when worn. The cost is relatively the same as traditional braces, but you will not have to suffer from a mouth full of metal. Patients who are over the age of 13 with healthy gums and any of the problems listed below are ideal candidates for Invisalign braces. Here are some of the conditions that Invisalign can solve.

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Overcrowded teeth. This is a common reason to get braces, and it occurs because there is simply not enough room in the jaw for the teeth to fit side by side. This problem worsens with time, as crowding prevents certain areas from being properly cleaned with regular brushing and flossing.

Spaced teeth. If the jaw is overgrown, then there may be too much space between each tooth, leaving the exposed gums highly susceptible to damage. Usually, the teeth will continue to shift until this problem is corrected because of the extra space.

Overbite. This problem, often caused by genetics, occurs when the top teeth bite over the lower teeth. People with this type of bite are at a higher risk for fractures or cracks in the teeth since they overlap while resting.

Under bite. The upper and lower jaw may not develop in sync with each other. With an underbite, the lower teeth sit in front of the upper teeth. This misalignment can lead to serious discomfort in the jaw as well as headaches.

Cross bite. When the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, some of the upper teeth may bite inside the lower teeth. This leads to uneven wear of the tooth enamel, chips or cracks in the teeth, and discomfort while biting or chewing.

It is never too late to correct your smile, and with Invisalign you can do it without embarrassment or painful metal wires. Schedule a consultation with Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates to start your Invisalign treatment plan. Call (212) 279-1232 or visit our website to make an appointment.



The Importance of a Proper Teeth Cleaning Regimen

Excluding special visits for specific issues, you only see your dentist twice per year. This leaves your oral health in your hands for a majority of the year, so make the most out of your home care so that your biannual visits to the dentists are always a positive experience. Here are the essential steps you should take when cleaning your teeth:

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Brush twice daily: Most adults do not brush their teeth long enough (at least 2 minutes in the morning and at bedtime). Avoid this issue by keeping an egg timer in the bathroom or brushing your teeth to the tune of a song. Brushing the teeth is your biggest defense against tooth decay, which can be painful and costly to repair. When you do brush, use a soft bristled toothbrush that comfortably reaches the back molars and fluoride toothpaste. Brush every exposed surface of each tooth while rolling away from the gum line. Once all the teeth have been addressed, brush the tongue gently to ward off bad breath.

Floss once daily: To keep plaque from accumulating in the gums and causing gingivitis, floss gently between the teeth. Use a generous length of floss and gently work it in between the contacts of the teeth. Rotate the floss through your fingers as you go so that you can use a fresh surface for each portion of the gums. If you haven’t flossed recently, you may notice swelling or bleeding, but this will subside with regular gum care.

Rinse after meals: When food residue is allowed to accumulate on the teeth, it mixes with saliva and bacteria to create plaque. This will slowly eat away at your gum tissue and tooth enamel, leaving your mouth highly susceptible to infection. Rinse with mouthwash after eating where possible, and use water when mouthwash is not available.

By following these simple care instructions and making regular visits to the office of Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, you will have a healthy smile for life. Schedule a consultation for your next dental check-up with us on our website or call (212) 279-1232. 


Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates Has A New Blog!

We are excited to introduce our new blog! Be sure to check back here for industry news and information about our practice.

For more information about Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates, check out our website or give us a call at (212) 279-1232.


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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
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  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday