Wisdom Teeth

35% of the population is born without wisdom teeth. Evolution may imply that we’re not enjoying those steaks like we used to. Research shows that our ancestors had much larger jaws than we do, helping them chew a tough diet of roots, nuts and leaves and meat without the use of forks and knives. All

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Genetics & Teeth

Can you thank Mom for your healthy (or unhealthy) teeth? Well no…although maybe yes! Research has wavered in years past about whether there is a genetic link to decay and gum disease and although the jury is still out on whether you can blame Mom for that root canal I’m going to tell you what

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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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Baby Teeth

They’re JUST baby teeth they don’t matter right? Wrong! To my #Williamsburg parents 👉🏼 learn my top 5 reasons to care properly for this first set! 1. Baby teeth act as space maintainer for the adult teeth-if a baby tooth is extracted, the surrounding teeth will shift into its space potentially blocking out the adult

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Tongue Scraping || DO IT!!

Do you or someone you love have bad breath? 😐Tongue scraping drastically improves bad breath by significantly reducing oral bacteria from the crevices of all areas the tongue. This Ayurvedic daily routine for maintaining oral health should be done on a regular basis, in the morning. A tongue scraper is a long, thin, flat piece

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How Thumb Sucking Can Affect the Teeth

Although thumb sucking can be a very calming habit for many babies and children, Dr. Plotnick urges parents to start trying to kick this habit as early as possible (by age three and 100% by age six). When finger or thumb sucking isn’t tackled early on, the front six teeth can flare out and the

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How to Treat Sensitive Teeth

Do you suffer from chronically sensitive teeth?  Many patients avoid eating or drinking their favorite hot and cold foods and beverages because their teeth are so sensitive. Thankfully, there IS something you can do about it! What Causes Sensitive Teeth? Sensitive teeth can be caused by an array of issues, including tooth erosion due to

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Toothpaste: Friend or Foe?

Did you know that many kinds of toothpaste contain harmful ingredients like Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS), aspartame and plastic microbeads? Many patients are unknowingly using toothpastes that are actually causing harm to their teeth. Read on for some tips about brushing, as well as toothpastes that are safe to use! Extensive research has shown that

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A Guide to Canker Sores

Although canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are common occurrences they can also be annoying and painful. Read on to learn more about them and how to treat them. What are Canker Sores? Canker sores are small, round, painful ulcers that can occur on their own or in groups usually on the inside of your lip

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Halloween

In the mood to be spooked? Check out our fun new promo for Halloween!