Madwell: Ladies We Love

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Dr. Plotnick was featured in Madwell’s Ladies We Love. “A hot topic lately at Madewell HQ? The dentist we’re all going to. Seriously, it seems like someone on our team has an appointment with Dr. Plotnick weekly—her carefully curated office and sunny personality has us scheduling cleanings like crazy. So we knew she’d be a perfect

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Dark Tooth

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We all know someone or know someone who knows someone who has ONE dark front tooth. What gives❔ Your front #tooth that’s slightly darker is usually caused by trauma (like that frisbee that hit your tooth when you were 9 😫 or because of that root canal you needed on it a couple of years

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How to Treat Sensitive Teeth

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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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Before and After Photos

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This was a great case and just in time for her wedding! When worn properly 22+ hours/day clear aligners can achieve amazing results! #invisalign aligned her teeth in under a year. Results don’t lie! #zoomwhitening strikes again! We’re absolutely loving the new Phillips Zoom Whitespeed in-office laser whitening system! Beautiful lift for this awesome patient👏🏼

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Eating Habits

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Make better choices on what you eat, as it directly affects your oral health ✨ Plain and simple, sugar causes dental decay. 👉🏼If you’re getting more cavities during your yearly dental visits take a closer look at your eating habits. Reduce refined sugary treats, dried fruit and sugary drinks.

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Tooth Extractions and Implants

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Hi #williamsburg 👋🏼 Dr. Stephanie Dadoun here Oral Surgeon at GSD. When a tooth is extracted, the procedure leaves a hole where the tooth used to be. If left alone, the area can be initially very sensitive, and can also cause some of the remaining bone to resorb (melt away) over time. This would be

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White Spots

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WHITE SPOTS or hypocalcification areas can now be treated in one visit and without a drill! Starting this December, GSD will be offering ICON treatment to painlessly and beautifully correct these white spot lesions! Call or email to inquire! Repost 📸 by the wonderful

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Retainers

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RETAINERS • every patient asks me how long they need to wear their retainer for after #invisalign. My answer? For life. Teeth always shift, and consistent nightly retention is the absolute best way to keep your alignement…well, aligned!

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Teeth Cleaning

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According to research conducted by the Mayo Clinic, Periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There is also a strong correlation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and evidence that people with diabetes benefit from professional teeth

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Nightguard

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“You’re either grinding your teeth or chewing on rocks!”-things I’ve said to a patient 😆 It’s no wonder why teeth, fillings and even porcelain crowns will chip, or even fail because of grinding! Nighttime grinding can have forces upwards of 900 pounds of pressure 💪🏼 Talk to your dentist about making a custom nightguard and

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Dental Infections

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Dental infections are no joke 💣Once a cavity gets too deep it starts a cascade of irreversible symptoms which can lead to a dental abscess. These swellings not only hurt but they can be very dangerous and travel to deeper spaces. If a dental abscess forms you only have two choices of treatment. Root canal

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Sealants

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SEALANTS✨ I recommend them for YOU👉🏼YOU👈🏼 and YOU👋🏼! Most of us have grooves and cracks in our molars that collect bacteria and are too narrow to properly clean! If we seal them properly with sealants (not gold 😎) we can prevent future cavities! Absolutely NOT just for kids!

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Chewing on Ice

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Chewing on ice falls into a broader category called Pica. “Pica” which some of you may have heard about before, describes the craving and chewing of substances that have no nutritional value — such as ice, clay, soil or paper. This habit which many people suffer from can also be masking underlying nutritional deficiencies. If

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Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth also known as xerostomia affects 10% of the population (more often in women 💁🏻than men) and if you suffer from it, the effects can be devastating! Dry mouth is extremely uncomfortable and can lead to problems with speech, eating, cavities and altered taste! Most often dry mouth is caused by a decrease in

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Oil Pulling

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Oil Pulling and Canker Sores👌🏼! Coconut oil is natures anti-inflammatory. It can reduce the swelling that causes these sores to rub against teeth more often, while soothing the pain. Coconut oil happens to also be antibacterial and antiviral ✨, helping to heal those canker sores faster! If you suffer from canker sores try oil pulling

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Smoking

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Quitting Smoking is not easy, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit-you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. Set your goals and get to it!

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