Dental Emergencies

Caring for your teeth is extremely important. If you feel any tooth discomfort or encounter a dental injury, it is always best to contact us right away. Below are different types of dental injuries that need immediate attention from a medical professional:  Cracked or Chipped ToothA chipped or cracked tooth may occur after an injury to your face, biting on …

Thanksgiving Dinner and Your Teeth

It’s that time of year again and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This holiday is all about gathering around the table and enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. But, did you ever think about how Thanksgiving dinner affects your teeth? Let’s take a closer look at all the different Thanksgiving foods:  Turkey  Time to gobble up some …

Dental Fillings

Have you ever had a cavity or a cracked tooth? If you did, your dentist fixed the damaged area of your tooth with a filling. Dental fillings help restore your tooth’s strength and prevent infections. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of dental fillings: Temporary and Indirect Fillings First things first, let’s review temporary and indirect fillings. …

Dr. Jessica Kagan Busts Root Canal Myths

Anytime I tell someone I am a dentist, they immediately get a look of horror on their face and cry out “I hate the dentist!” Once they find out I am a root canal specialist, they practically run across the room with their hand over their mouth! Time and again I ask why and the reason is a misconception. So …

Questions about Invisalign? Ask Dr. Galler!

Do you have questions about Invisalign? Our own Dr. Galler is in the top 1% of Invisalign dentists worldwide and here to help! If you ever wished of having a perfect smile, Invisalign will help you achieve that beautiful, brilliant smile you long for! At Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan, we take pride in the fact that we are …

Eat More Pumpkin!

Pumpkin is always everywhere you look this season! But did you know that pumpkin is good for your oral health? Filled with essential nutrients, try to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet this season and not just in a Pumpkin Spice Latte! So why is pumpkin so popular? Well, for starters, it tastes amazing! You can get your fix of …

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

Your tongue is an important indicator of your health. Take a look in the mirror. If your tongue is pink, then it is healthy. But, if your tongue is discolored or has bumps on it, this could be a sign of an underlying condition: Red Tongue If you notice that your tongue is red in color, you may have a …

Tooth Decay

Taking care of your teeth is an important part of maintaining your oral health. If you do not, your teeth can become severely damaged and your whole health is affected. So, how does tooth decay form and how can you prevent it? Let’s take a closer look: Causes of Tooth DecayTooth decay is caused by the buildup of dental plaque. …

Tooth Bone Loss

If you do not properly care for your oral health, your jawbone and teeth can break down. Tooth bone loss is a very serious condition. It is important to be aware of what causes tooth bone loss and how to prevent further damage: CausesThere are many things that can cause bone loss. In general, bone loss occurs by placing too …

Vitamin D and your Oral Health

Did you know that a deficiency of vitamin D can affect your oral health? Calcium’s main job is to keep your teeth and bones strong! However, without vitamin D our bodies are unable to effectively absorb the calcium and your bones become fragile. Vitamin D is found in foods such as milk, supplements, and sunlight. Let’s take a closer look …