Grand Street Dental: Dentistry Redesigned

We are very excited to announce that, Quip (a new toothbrush company), profiled the opening of our new office in Williamsburg. The article is a great introduction to what we stand for and the kind of dental experience that Dr. Plotnick is bringing to Brooklyn. “These concepts of patient comfort, visual engagement and an ongoing

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Grand Street Dental Featured on Forbes!

Grand Street Dental was recently featured on Forbes! On Monday, January 2nd, an article was posted on Forbes regarding Grand Street Dental and our design and innovation!  Michelle Greenwald, the author, states that Dr. Plotnick is, “in a class by herself when it comes to design sensibility and customer touchpoint innovation.”  We would like to

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Prescription Meds & Cavities

We all know that sugar can cause cavities but did you know that prescription meds can too 💊 Hundreds of medications, including many over-the-counter drugs, produce dry mouth as a side effect. Among the more likely types to cause problems are some of the drugs used to treat depression, nerve pain (neuropathy) and anxiety, as

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Tongue Tied

Ankylosglossia (tongue-tied): having restricted range of motion of the tongue or being the antithesis of Gene Simmons ▪️ Millions of people are silent sufferers of having a short frenum or a tight pull on the base of their tongues. This can range from mild to severe and can even result in malnutrition due to difficulty

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Popcorn

#Popcorn is the leading cause of fractured teeth in most practices-probably because we’re at the movies stuffing handfuls of it in our faces like no one is watching 👀 and then CRACK you bite down on that devilish 😾 un-popped kernel! My advice, knowing popcorn will NEVER go out of style…eat one at a time.

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Getting Kids to Brush

If you make brushing look like fun, your kids will want to do it too. Let them copy you. Buy them the same color 🔵🔵 toothbrush as you have, or try an electric one, which may be more entertaining for them. Let them try brushing your teeth and then you can brush theirs to make

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Drug Interactions and Grapefruit

As if grapefruits don’t get enough hate! There are now more than 85 drugs that may interact with my all time favorite fruit: grapefruit. The list includes some statins that lower cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin), some antibiotics, cancer drugs, and heart drugs. Here’s what happens: Grapefruit contains furanocoumarins, which block an enzyme

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Tip of the Day!

Wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth after consuming acidic foods to avoid damaging your enamel 🕒 Research has shown that foods containing citric acid like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits can weaken tooth enamel. But, about 20 minutes after you eat something, saliva will begin to neutralize the acids attacking your teeth. If you don’t

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Child’s First Visit

FIRST VISIT 🐣 || Protect your child’s teeth by starting dental checkups early 👍🏼That means about 6 months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than their 1st birthday. We’ll discuss topics like Fluoride, brushing techniques (and how to make them do it👏🏻), The Do’s and Dont’s of bottles 🍼and sippy cups, what

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