Our excellent clinical skills and state-of-the-art, high technology dental office is dedicated to quality dentistry with a warm, caring approach based upon trust and communication with you, our patients. Manhattan New York City
A survey is send to all patients with e-mail addresses. This is the results for June 2006 - October 2007
Summary of Results
1) Overall Visit was Excellent or Very Good -- 98%
2) Understood Dental Situation -- 96%
3) Understood Financial Issues -- 94%
4) Promptly Seen at Appointment -- 88% and this is one thing we have improved substantially
5) Good Staff Care --98%
6) Would Refer Friends and Family -- 98%
Periodontal (gum) disease affects three out of four adults at some time in their lives. It doesn't necessarily hurt and you may not even be aware that you have it until an advanced stage. Here is an explanation designed for the General Public or Everyday Person
Periodontal disease is an infection which develop over time in most adults and in a few young individuals. The disease is caused by the normal microbial flora of the mouth. These bacteria form deposits on the teeth at and below the gingival margin. The common term for these bacterial accumulations is Dental Plaque which over time mineralize and turned into Calculus.
RISK FACTORS include tobacco use (both smoking and smokeless tobacco) , ill-fitting bridges, crowns and fillings, a bad-bite, clenching or grinding teeth
poor diet, pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives, as well as systemic disease such as diabetes or AIDS and certain medications (steroids, anti-epilepsy, cancer therapy, blood pressure medications, oral contraceptives)
The Stages of Periodontal disease range from health, to only affecting the soft tissue as gingivitis, to early then moderate and finally severe periodontitis.
The gum tissue can appear at a normal level even with significant bone loss. Therefore, dental radiographs are needed to assess what the bone height is and whether there is any loss of the bone support for the teeth.
The most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque can cause blood clots that induce heart attacks when they escape into the bloodstream, researchers have reported.
This combined procedure's primary purpose is to educate and train the patient with a hands-on approach in order to develop excellent oral hygiene skills for a better controlling the cause of periodontal disease (bacterial plaque). A prophylaxis (regular dental cleaning and polishing) is done simultaneously to remove deposits of plaque, calculus, stain from the surfaces of the teeth that are above the gum to facilitate development of better home care techniques.
Everyone knows the the effectiveness of fluoride in preventing tooth decay. They also work to reduce root sensitivity and have a role in prevention of periodontal disease as well.
Scaling and root planing is the most common and conservative form of treatment for periodontal (gum) disease. Scaling is the removal of calculus (commonly called tartar) and plaque that attach to the tooth surfaces. The process especially targets the area below the gum line, along the root. Plaque is more likely to stick to rough surfaces. For this reason, the root surface is smoothed down in a process called root planing. Root planing removes any remaining calculus and smoothes irregular areas of the root surface.
This procedure makes corrections to the bite associated with loose, shifting teeth or teeth that are biting too hard. Balancing and evenly distributing the biting and chewing forces on a tooth reduces the looseness and relieves excessive pressures on the supporting gum and bone structures.
This page is a feed from the American Academy of Periodontology on the last news and developments in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Periodontal Disease.
I Hate My Smile – What Can I Do? It all depends on what is causing your smile to be unsightly. If you cover your mouth when you talk meet new people or attempt to smile then there is help for you. Let’s look at some of the reasons people hide their smiles and the modern dental solutions that can give them more confidence.
The average person, and even highly educated professionals, know little about dentistry. So how is one to go about finding a new dentist?
This was part of the consensus process of the National Institute of Health and Dr Rosenberg delivered a paper as part of that conference which showed how important dentistry is to patients with cancer and changed the medical (oncology) world to involve dentists and hygienists to prevent and treat oral complications of the cancer and its therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
In this Classic History-making scientific paper, Dr Rosenberg and his colleagues report on Altered Root Development in 17 Leukemia Patients who received chemotherapy only and had growth alteration of the roots of their teeth. This was the first paper to demostate that chemotherapy can have permanent effects on tooth development.
Are Your Teeth Temperamental?
Dealing with Sensitive Smiles
Are you overly sensitive? Relax, I don't mean crying during life insurance commercials; I'm talking about your smile. Millions of adults struggle with hypersensitive teeth, meaning they are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, very sugary or acidic foods and drinks and vigorous tooth brushing. This kind of sensitivity is often called "dentin hypersensitivity."
Dental Disease during Pregnancy
Many mothers have experienced gum disease, dental pain and/or tooth extraction during or shortly after their pregnancy. This is often seen as being a "normal" side effect of being pregnant. However, dental disease, which is an infection of the teeth and/or gums, is not "normal" for any patient.
Severe Gum Disease Can Instigate Joint Replacement Infections
A thorough dental examination for presence of tooth and gum infection is recommended prior to joint replacement.
Periodontal disease is a commonly occurring oral infection of the adult population (80% of adults are affected) destroying the bony support of the teeth. This infection slowly progresses over the lifetime of the patient and is often manifested in the advanced stage in the senior population.
Here's what you'll find in this month's issue:
'Do They Really Need to be Brushing Their Teeth at This Age?'
'Unbelievable Body Facts!'
'Miracle Drink? It Doesn't Get Any Simpler Than This!'
'Amazing Picture Of The Month!'
Accidental Tooth Loss by Injury
It can happen in the blink of an eye: an accident that leaves a tooth hanging by a thread or lying on the ground. Kids, athletes, soccer hooligans - it can happen to just about anyone. Ouch! But if it does happen, it's important to know the proper first aid:
'A Life Of Abundance'
"3 Steps To Better Oral Health!"
'Unbelievable Body Facts!'
"What is Tartar?"
"Common Causes For Uncommonly Bad Breath!"
'A Life Of Abundance'
'Amazing Picture Of The Month!'
Oral Disease: Gingivitis
Gingivitis is the most common periodontal disease, affecting 90% of the population. It is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria that form plaque.
In small amounts (when it is newly formed), plaque is invisible and relatively harmless. But when left to accumulate, it increases in volume and the proportion of harmful bacteria grows.
Sugar: The Scariest Halloween Trend
Halloween is approaching, and so are all those scary costumes and haunted houses. It shouldn’t be the ghouls and ghosts that you fear, however, but the candied apples, trick-or-treat sweets and all the soda that washes them down! Sugary and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay, and that can put a damper on anyone’s festive spirit.
Information on 6 Goals & 12 Action Steps for you to take.
I just finished Writing this eBook and I thought you would really enjoy it!
Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Top 5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Your Dental Insurance Benefits
Ever feel like you funnel money into a dental insurance plan that you’ll never see again? Don’t let your dental policy become a black hole! Take advantage of all the benefits they offer – benefits you’re already paying for. Need a little motivation? Here are 5 very good reasons to use your benefits to the fullest!
Some Thanksgiving Thoughts 2008
A Holiday Survival Guide for Your Smile
The holidays are upon us, and ‘tis the season for a bit of togetherness (and a lot of indulgence). We don’t all celebrate the same holidays or adhere to the same belief systems, but there is one thing that seems to unite us all: comfort food.
SmileLink Newsletter --
I have partnered with the CAESY professionals in patient education to produce a customized version of SmileLink -- A monthly dental health newsletter.
1) All about Wisdom Teeth -- Third Molars -- Wisdom of the Ages is Like Money in the Bank
2) Caregiving is a 6-Letter Word: STRESS
3) Good Guys in White Hats -- White (Composite) versus Black (Silver Amalgam) fillings
4) Leonardo Da Vinci, David Duchovny, Chelsea Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld All Did It -- They are Vegatarians and here is what is important nutritionally if you choose to live healthy with a vegatarian life style.
5) XX vs. XY or She Said vs. He Said --- As a woman, brushing and flossing your teeth may be so common to your daily routine that you really don’t even have to remind yourself to do it. On the other hand, as a man, brushing or flossing your teeth may be something you do only when someone threatens you with bodily harm if you don’t do it.
Three articles are included:
1) Why would we Spend $2400 on Equipment and
Over $3000 in Staff Training for a Procedure
We Hope Never to Use on ANY OF OUR PATIENTS? We have an AED (Automated Electronic Defibulator) in the office and everyone has been trained in its use.
2) Are You a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you have been thinking about improving your smile, take a few moments and ask yourself the following questions to see if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.
3) The Health of Your Mouth Mirrors Your Overall Health. Your mouth is a mirror that reflects your overall health and well-being, according to Donna E. Shalala in the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health.
1) Thank You, Lourdes, and Good Luck in Your New Job -- Our Front Desk Receptionist, Lourdes, has taken a position in a dental office "10 minutes from her home and 5 minutes from her daughters day care center."
2) George Washington's Teeth -- On President's Day, Think of George Washington and His Rotted Teeth
In 1754, George Washington lost his first permanent tooth. He was 22 years old. By the time Washington was inaugurated as our nation’s first president in 1789, he took office with a sole intact tooth.
FREE eBook on Pregnancy is available for the asking. I have just finished editing the eBook version of Enjoy Your Labor: A New Approach to Pain Relief for Childbirth" by Gilbert J. Grant, MD -- a good friend and neighbor, in addition to being a recognized authority on Obstectrical Anesthesia as the Chief of that section at NYU Medical Center.
Selecting the Best (and Safest) Dental Products
An Israeli company says it has created a device that will protect teeth from cavities for 5 whole years. The catch? You start by slathering a special gel inside a form-fitting mouth tray tethered to an electrical outlet, inserting it over your teeth, and then zapping it with electricity. (Yikes!) Sounds a bit dangerous, doesn’t it?
When it comes to dental care, or anything else related to your health or well-being, it’s best to stick with science that’s been used and tested for years. Getting caught up in new fads may not only be disappointing, but downright dangerous. Here are some tips for selecting dental products that are guaranteed safe and effective.
1) Selecting a Toothbrush
2) Picking a Dental Floss
3) Finding the Perfect Toothpaste
4) Picking a Mouthwash
Dental Plaque -- Some Dental Problems Are Easy to See!
One of the easiest dental problems to spot is a buildup of plaque. Plaque is the soft, sticky layer of bacteria that is constantly forming on the teeth.
Another dental problem that is easy to spot is missing teeth. Many patients assume that if they are still able to eat, their teeth are fine. But often losing just one tooth can have a cascading effect on a patient's dental health.
I was recently interviewed on SkyRadio for American Airlines. While the interview will be "aired" throughout the month of August 2007 on American Airline flights, you can hear the interview now by clicking the Sky Radio Logo which downloads the Windows Media version or go to my website www.DrSimonRosenberg.com and hear the edited version that follows a short (15 second) introduction and "Welcome To My Site" message that I recorded right on my home computer.
Crisis Treatment -- Please Don’t Wait Until It Hurts!
Many people don’t see a dentist on a regular basis. They go only when they feel they have a problem. We call this "crisis treatment" as opposed to "preventive treatment." While these patients may feel they are saving money, it usually ends up costing much more in both dollars and time. The reason for this is that most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach the advanced stages.
Colgate has announced that Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste has been found in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut area. The toothpaste in question says it is manufactured in South Africa and Colgate says it does not import from there.
Please check to be sure you do not have any of the Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste in your home.
1) Teeth take a beating
Your teeth are nothing short of miraculous. They chew ice and popcorn kernels. They open soda pop cans, pull staples out of paper, cut your fingernails, take small lids off of containers, and try to withstand all manner of abuse. You know you shouldn't use your teeth for those tasks, but ... well. For being naughty to your teeth, they sometimes crack to show you the erring of your ways.
2) Tooth cracks come in different shapes and sizes.
Sometimes a crack is really a craze. A craze is not a passing fad. Just like a dinner plate that has tiny zigzag lines in the glaze, a tooth can have a network of itsy-bitsy cracks that do not go completely through the enamel layer. This is called a crazed tooth, which usually does not need dental attention.
3) Many People No Longer need to Pre-Medicate with Antibiotics for Heart Murmurs or Mitral Valve Prolapse
For anyone who has been diagnosed with a heart murmur, we have good news. In May 2007, the American Dental Association and the American Heart Association published new guidelines for infective endocarditis. Many people who once had to routinely take medications before they had a dental procedure, no longer need to take precautionary antibiotics. The study concluded that only a small number of cases of infective endocarditis would likely develop if antibiotics were not taken beforehand. The AHA recommends that only people who have conditions that have the highest risk of developing infective endocarditis take antibiotics.
4) Do you Clench or Grind Your Teeth?
These are symptoms of bruxism. "Bruxism" means to grind, gnash, or clench the teeth. This condition can affect all ages. In fact, 50 to 96 percent of adults and 15 percent of children may show signs of bruxism. The sleeper might have 25 bruxism episodes each night.
5) Orange - the Color of My World - Are You Getting Enough Vit C?
Do you regularly brush and floss but your gums still bleed? Don't blame your toothbrush; your diet may be the culprit.
A study reported in the Journal of Periodontology showed that people who ingested less then 60 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C each day have a higher rate of periodontal disease than people who get more than that amount.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
While bad breath might be a symptom of some other disorder, it most likely stems from dental decay and periodontitis. It's more than just socially awkward - it's a serious threat to your oral health.
Dr Rosenberg appeared on Fox Business Channel on the "Money for Breakfast" show this morning (December 3, 2007)
He was invited to discuss the SmileReminder system that he has used for the past 2 years, as part of an interview with Jim Higgins, the CEO of the SmileReminder company.
Could Dental Cavities Be a Thing of the Past?
Dental cavities are a global epidemic. The World Health Organization estimates that among industrialized nations, 60 to 90 percent of school children and most adults have cavities. Here in the United States, dental caries, the disease which leads to cavities, is the most common childhood disease, nearly 5 times more common than asthma. Fortunately, the latest dental research shows help may be on the way.
Contact Pages are are great way to engage with your visitors and demonstrate that you are a real person rather than simply an anonymous web site.