Specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry Midtown Manhattan and Surrounding Areas.

The Offices of Scott M. Fine DDS

Dec 29 2014

Acid Reflux Facts From Your Local Dentist

As a local dentist, we want our patients to understand how common acid reflux is and what it can do to your teeth.  Most people think of this condition as something that impacts their stomach only.  In all actuality, it impacts the stomach, esophagus, throat, and teeth.  As acid moves backwards from the stomach and up through the esophagus, it can enter the mouth and start attacking the teeth. The result is reflux-induced erosion.  Here is what you need to know to protect yourself. How you can reduce your acid reflux: If you are suffering from this condition, visit your doctor and start taking medication to keep your reflux under control.  In the meantime, you can use over the counter antacids. You should also watch what you eat and make sure that you don’t eat anything that is too spicy or acidic.  Even coffee and caffeine can cause an attack so pay attention to what you eat and eliminate anything that is causing irritation.  

Dec 01 2014

An Implant Dentist Uses New Materials to Strengthen Your Jaw

As an implant dentist, we offer this option for replacing teeth. Dental implants are an ancient solution to a problem that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. From earliest recorded medical history, we know that men and women have lost teeth to decay, diseases and accidents. We also know that for equally long, those with a medical inclination, have been searching for and using innovative methods to replace teeth. Today, we have technology and dentists who are able to replace your teeth with skill and precision.  We use the most advanced methods and materials to ensure that the replacement is as strong as the tooth that you lost. We do this using titanium. Why are dental implants growing in popularity? The answer to this question is quite simple: durability and esthetics. From an esthetic perspective, dental implants can give you a tooth that functions exactly the same as the teeth next to it. In essence, nobody can tell the difference between the naturally occurr

Nov 28 2014

Common Questions Answered About Teeth Whitening

As a dentist we are frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.  Here is what you need to know: Are there fundamental and important differences between getting your teeth whitening done at the local dentist office versus using an over the counter solution?  In the simplest of terms, the answer is yes there are very clear differences. The differences start with the very decision-making process that leads you to choose a product and use it.  It continues in both the type of product being used and the personalized customization that we, as your dentist, can provide.  Is there a difference in the rapidness with which teeth can be whitened, when choosing between a dentist solution and an over the counter solution? What are they? An over the counter solution is an excellent way to whiten your teeth, but there are distinct advantages to having a dentist oversee the teeth whitening process. For example –  We have access to a much more pot

Nov 03 2014

A Trip to the Dentist Can Teach You How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

As a local dentist, we spend a lot of time encouraging people to brush their teeth.  Typically, people wake up and head to the bathroom to brush their teeth. Taught at a very young age it is one of the most fundamental rituals, most people don't realize that brushing teeth has such a large impact on general health and wellbeing.  While most people brush teeth for a whiter smile and fresh breath, brushing teeth also prevents severe gum diseases and the buildup of harmful plaque and bacteria in the mouth. This makes it important to understand the best way to clean teeth.  First, it is important to take only a small amount of toothpaste. Many children and unfortunately adults, tend to take a lot of toothpaste because of its minty flavor and ability to cover up nasty mouth odors. This can result in oversudsing, which prompts people to want to spit before cleaning all areas of the mouth.  This leads to shorter brushing times and an unhealthy mouth. Further, ap

Oct 30 2014

Oral Surgery Recovery Tips from an Implant Dentist

If you need to replace a missing tooth, visit an implant dentist.  Dental implants are an ideal way to replace your tooth because they provide a durable and sturdy solution that is just as strong as a natural tooth would be. Unlike other options, implants allow you to maintain an active lifestyle and eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about your tooth becoming damaged or loose.  This procedure has a surgical element because the dentist implants a metal post under the surface of your gums and attaches it to the jawbone.  This is what makes implants so strong.  Over the course of several months, the two elements will fuse together during a process called osseointegration.  Once they merge, a new root system will have been created that is as strong as a natural one only better because metal cannot become infected.   After the implant dentist has placed the metal posts under your gums, there will be a recovery period and it is important

Oct 02 2014

Learn More About How a Teeth Whitening Procedure Works

If you are considering a teeth whitening procedure, schedule an appointment with our dentist office. This is perhaps the easiest way to improve the appearance of your smile. It can transform the appearance of your teeth and smile quickly and without any discomfort, making it extremely popular. We realize that it can be difficult to tell the difference between the different procedures and to make a decision as to which one is right for you. With that in mind, we have answered some commonly asked questions about whitening here. What are the types of whitening procedures that are available? If you visit the dentist, you can have customized whitening trays created that can be worn at home along with the whitening solution. A benefit to this procedure is that you can whiten your teeth on your own time and whenever you want. This way you don t have to schedule an appointment to refresh the appearance of your teeth. Some dentists also offer an in-office whitening procedure.

Sep 22 2014

A Cosmetic Dentist Can Help After Your Tooth’s Injured While Playing Sports

If your tooth has been injured, we can repair it in our cosmetic dentist office. Tooth injuries are incredibly common, and sports accidents are a major culprit with 40% of all adult tooth injuries happening has a result of playing or practicing sports.

Sep 09 2014

What Your Dentist Never Told You About Coffee and Your Gum Health

Did you know that by visiting our dentist office you can learn more about oral health?  We make it a point to stay on top of advances in dentistry and pay attention to research studies in order to tell our patients about new ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Aug 22 2014

Studies Show How Teeth Whitening Can Make You More Attractive

Fortunately, modern dentistry has made it easy to have a gorgeous smile.  People born with crooked teeth and those with yellow stains or damaged teeth can turn to cosmetic dentistry for the answers and solutions.  There are a variety of things that can help including dental veneers, crowns, and orthodontics.  All of these should start with a whitening procedure.

Aug 08 2014

A Restorative Dentist Can Use Both Crowns and Veneers

A restorative dentist can help you if your tooth has become damaged.  Previously, when a person’s tooth became cracked or chipped there were not many options for correcting it.  Some people even had their tooth pulled, which is now unnecessary most of the time thanks to modern dental techniques.  By visiting the dentist immediately after teeth have been damaged, most teeth can be restored and saved.

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