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D & N Family Dental Care, Bronx Cosmetic Dentist opened for business in 2009.

We have been performing general dentistry in our Bronx Community for ten years.

For ten Years our team of provided you with general dentistry,dental implants,cosmetic dentistry and invisible braces. Our Emergency dental professionals have provided our community with the very best comprehensive dental care 

Our gentle dentist her and team are committed to you and your family's dental needs, which is why we offer such a broad range of treatments, including

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The truth is, our teeth are amazing! Without them we wouldn’t be able to speak, eat, sing, or smile properly. We’d like to celebrate our teeth by sharing some interesting dental facts you may not have known!

Here Are 10 Fun Dental Facts

  • 1. If you've been using floss daily, by the end of the year the total length will be the perimeter of a baseball diamond! Is your floss going to make it to home plate?
  • 2. Because birds lack teeth, many swallow stones or grits to aid in breaking up hard foods.
  • 3. On average, women smile 62 times a day and men only eight times a day. Step it up, guys!
  • 4. The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth in their lifetime.
  • 5. Only 40 percent of young people age six to 19 have had cavities in their life. That’s down from 50 percent a decade ago!

    Read more: 10 Fun Dental Facts You Probably Did Not Know

Brushing our teeth is something we do everyday. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile.

Toothbrushing DO’s

  • 1. Use the right technique. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle against the gum line and brush using small circles. This method is the most gentle and effective way to remove plaque!
  • 2. Brush for the correct amount of time. Proper brushing takes at least two minutes! To make sure you brush for the right amount of time, use a stopwatch or listen to your favorite song while brushing. When deciding how much time to spend brushing your teeth, the important thing to remember is that it’s not about a prescribed amount of time, it’s about cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth.

    Read more: Back To Basics: The DO's And DON'Ts Of Toothbrushing

Have you ever heard of a person being “tongue-tied” or “lip-tied”? As dental professionals, we care about the health of your mouth as a whole, not just your teeth. When a tongue- or lip-tie is present, some problems may arise that we can help with!

Why Do Lip And Tongue-Ties Occur?

Read more: What Is a Frenectomy? Are you tongue-tied?

portraitimage34Did you know that stress can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise.

Stress May Contribute to Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For some people, clenching and grinding are natural responses to stress and frustration. Teeth grinding, however, usually occurs during sleep, meaning that people are often unaware of the problem. Flatter tips of the teeth and a sore jaw are common signs of bruxism.

Read more: How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

 

Drinking energy and sports drinks on a regular basis is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. But did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth?

Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic

It’s important to remember the purposes of each of these drinks so as not to consume them more often than you should. Energy drinks may provide a pick-me-up during a long day at work, but drinking one or more energy drinks everyday can damage your teeth in the long run.

Read more: Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?