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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) – What You Need to Know

Teeth grinding, also referred to as “bruxism”, is a very prevalent issue among dental patients, that presents itself in many forms. In this article, we’ll explain the different forms of bruxism, what causes it, and steps you and your dentist can take to treat and/or prevent teeth grinding. Causes of Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) According to … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Office Update

Updated 5/18/2020 Dear patients and colleagues, Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.  Rockefeller Dental Group remains closed, adhering to New York State and CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  We anticipate a limited reopening Monday, June 1.  We will continue to be available by phone and email. We feel it is our … Continued

How To Fix An Overbite

According to Invisalign, “An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite.” The measurement or extent of overlapping of the upper anterior teeth upon lower anterior teeth is what is really important to consider. You may hear someone say something like, “my dentist says I … Continued

Digital Dentistry

What is digital dentistry? According to Wikipedia, “Digital dentistry refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using mechanical or electrical tools.” By this definition, digital dentistry has been around for quite some time, but we’d like to focus on the … Continued

Case Study: Chipped Front Tooth

Does this sound like a familiar story?: Over the weekend, you were at a wedding, and someone accidentally pushed your elbow and your wine glass hit your front tooth and chipped it. At the moment you realize your front tooth is broken, there are probably a thousand thoughts running through your mind: What’s going to … Continued

Can you use your phone at the dentist?

Cell Phones and the Dental chair By Jeffrey Schoenberg DDS In the past, using cell phones in dental medical offices has been avoided almost altogether as a social norm. But now, as smartphones have become an integral part of our everyday lives, the social norms of using your smartphone at the dentist have changed. Here … Continued

Should I Replace My Silver Fillings?

Over the past few years, dental treatment has made great advancements. However, there are still reminders of outdated treatments in the mouths of plenty. Perhaps nothing exemplifies this more than silver (amalgam) fillings. What are silver fillings? Years ago, fillings were made of an amalgam of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other trace elements. As … Continued

Veneers 101

You may have heard of many people enhancing their smile by “getting veneers.” But, what exactly are these and how will they change your smile? What are veneers? Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are fit to the facial aspect of one’s teeth. This in turn, repairs enamel chips or enhances the shape, color, and/or … Continued