General Dentistry

At-Home Dental Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

Typically, professional dental cleanings and exams should be performed at least every six months, but with the current statewide shelter-in-place order, these non-essential services have been put on hold. Although our practice is not open for non-emergency dental appointments during the COVID-19 crisis, we are still focused on helping our patients maintain good oral health at home. Our New York City cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, always emphasizes that optimal dental health and proper oral hygiene create the foundation of…

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Do My Front Teeth Need New Fillings or Porcelain Crowns?

All dental fillings, whether they are made of metal-amalgam or tooth-colored material, eventually require replacement (usually every two to ten years) and may not maintain a desirable appearance as they age. These issues are typically most pronounced when fillings are placed in the front teeth. Known as incisors, front teeth are the most visible part of any smile, and the presence of fillings can create a variety of aesthetic concerns and potential dental health issues: Dark discoloration Yellowing composite resin…

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