Blog Archive

Does Your Young Athlete Really Need a Mouthguard? May 19th, 2021

Sports are a great way to exercise, stay healthy, and learn important life lessons — they’re also potentially dangerous. Sprained ankles, torn ligaments, and other overuse injuries plague competitive teams in every sport.  Dental injuries don’t get as much attention as other sports injuries, but they should, considering about 15...

5 Tips for Avoiding Dry Sockets Apr 13th, 2021

Although your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, some teeth cause more harm than good and need to come out. Tooth extractions sound worse than they are, as modern medicine and advanced technologies have streamlined the procedure. However, if you develop dry socket after the tooth comes out, you...

How Do You Know if You Need a Root Canal? Mar 18th, 2021

When your tooth gets infected, a root canal cleans out the insides and saves your tooth. That’s because your teeth can still function fully without the nerve and pulp inside, but if you lose your entire tooth, you face other issues, such as misalignment, gum disease, and bone loss.  That’s...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Feb 16th, 2021

Although dentures have always been a great way to solve the problem of missing teeth, they used to come with some pretty significant drawbacks, like popping out at embarrassing times, making clicking sounds, and looking less than authentic.  Fortunately, today’s dentures offer a better, brighter smile without all the inconvenience...

Dental Implants: Why They Are the Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Jan 25th, 2021

Whether you think your missing tooth is embarrassing or cool, there’s more to consider than just your looks. Missing teeth can cause serious problems in your mouth and affect your overall health.  At OK Tooth in Midtown Manhattan, New York, we commonly see patients who’ve lost teeth in an accident...

The Advantages of Choosing Invisalign® Dec 21st, 2020

Many adults and teens with crooked teeth or an abnormal bite don’t want to wear metal braces to correct their smile. Luckily, Invisalign® uses a series of clear alignment trays to give you the smile you want quickly and with less pain than typical braces. Charles M. Marks, DDS, at...

Cold Comfort Nov 4th, 2020

The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and flu season, and you’re one of the unfortunate people who’s caught whatever it is that’s been going around. While you’re...

Teeth Grinding Oct 28th, 2020

It might seem like you’ve gotten a great night’s sleep—but why aren’t you well rested? Worse, why are you waking up with: A headache Ringing in your ears or an earache Pain in your jaw Worn or sensitive teeth Dry mouth or mouth and cheek injuries An unhappy partner who’s...

My gums are shrinking! Oct 21st, 2020

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look at some of the causes and what you can do about it. During your exam at OK Tooth,...

Suffer from tooth discoloration? Don’t panic! Oct 14th, 2020

Like many other parts of the human body, teeth age. You may look at old photos and realize your smile was significantly brighter in the past than it is now. Many adults experience tooth discoloration and find it embarrassing. The good news is there are treatment options! The first step...

Fall’s in the Air? Think Fall Dental Care Oct 7th, 2020

Whether you already miss the sun’s bright rays, or can’t wait for some cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves, summer is making way for fall. And the change of seasons might mean it’s time for some adjustments to your dental care routine. Fall’s in the Air, and You Can Feel...

What are mini implants used for? Sep 30th, 2020

The use of mini dental implants (MDIs) is on the rise. MDIs are about the diameter of a toothpick (1.8 to 2.9 millimeters with lengths between ten to 18 millimeters) and are primarily used to secure loose upper or lower dentures or partial dentures. MDIs are particularly useful for patients...

Preventing Toddler Tooth Decay Sep 23rd, 2020

You do everything you can to protect your toddler with safeguards large and small. Installing that complicated car seat. Figuring out which sunscreen is best for delicate skin. Spending weeks childproofing your home. But all the work protecting your child is more than worth it because the rewards are so...

Root Canal FAQs Sep 16th, 2020

Most people hear the word root canal and panic. With today’s state of the art equipment and improved local anesthetic devices, and some knowledge, a root canal does not have to cause panic. Root canals are a common dental procedure, done quite often at our New York, NY office. Why...

Playing “Tooth or Dare” Sep 9th, 2020

Our teeth perform several vital roles for us. We use them to bite and chew, to help form words, to support our facial structure. And never underestimate the power of a smile! But once you try to expand that job description, you are asking for trouble. Using your teeth for...

Football Season? Practice Dental Defense Sep 2nd, 2020

It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If you’re playing team football, you already know just how important your mouthguard is. So important, it’s actually part...

Tips for Managing Oral Pain Aug 26th, 2020

Experiencing tooth or oral pain is not fun. If you cannot get to OK Tooth right away, the pain may even seem to increase. The old saying that a tooth will stop hurting once you get to a dentist is not that far from true. However, there are many tips...

The Advantage of Philips Zoom Whitening Aug 19th, 2020

Today, we thought we’d talk a little about Philips Zoom whitening at OK Tooth. Philips Zoom, a professional teeth whitening treatment, gets your teeth an average of eight shades whiter in just one hour at our convenient New York, NY office. It is a great way to enhance the appearance...

What can I expect during my implant procedure? Aug 12th, 2020

Dental implants are a surgical procedure done by Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin right here at our New York, NY office. Screw-like parts made of titanium are inserted into your jaw bone and act as the root of your tooth. An artificial tooth will be placed on...

Dental Infections Aug 5th, 2020

Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth will tell you that dental infections can be very serious; sometimes, they develop into a life-threatening situation. Cavities are caused by acid-generating microorganisms that deposit themselves on teeth surfaces. Over time, acid erodes tooth enamel, compromising...

How Computers Help Dental Implants Look Natural Jul 29th, 2020

Never before have dental implants looked as natural and aesthetically pleasing as they do today. With the help of computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team are able to create implants with impeccable fit and finish. Although these technologies...

Diabetes and Dental Care Jul 22nd, 2020

When most people think of complications of diabetes, they think of an increased risk of blindness, limb amputation, heart disease, and neuropathy. However, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team want you to know that emerging research is revealing a possible connection between uncontrolled diabetes and...

The History of Dental Implants Jul 15th, 2020

The earliest endeavors for dental implant tooth substitutes on record dates back to the Mayan civilization, to 600 AD. Archeologists recovered primeval skulls in which the teeth had been replaced with materials the ranged from wood, stones, and jewels to small pieces of seashells. Like most scientific progresses, the finding...

What are the advantages of dental implants? Jul 8th, 2020

Losing a tooth can affect a lot more than just the look of your smile. Missing teeth affect your ability to chew and can also cause problems for your other teeth. It is essential to replace missing teeth in order to maintain oral health as well as your overall well-being....

Are dental implants painful? What You Need to Know Jun 24th, 2020

Whether it is the result of tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, millions of people suffer tooth loss. Dental implants provide a strong replacement tooth root for fixed replacement teeth that are designed to match your natural teeth. Of course, there is one question all patients have about dental implants:...

Most Valuable Dental Treatments Jun 17th, 2020

At OK Tooth, we work to find a dental plan that will work best and most effectively for you. But we’ve found that three treatments tend to be the most common and useful. If you ever find yourself in any of the following situations, we suggest you look at these...

Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics May 27th, 2020

Why does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can even grow below the gumline. And this bacterial growth leads to inflammation and gum disease. When the disease progresses, the...

Been a While? Come See Us! May 13th, 2020

Guilt is a powerful feeling. It can keep you from doing many things, including going to the dentist. The good news is that OK Tooth is a judgement-free zone, and coming back (even after an extended period of being MIA) can be easier than you think. Our goal is to...

What exactly is periodontal disease? May 6th, 2020

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Our team at OK Tooth wants you to know that this common ailment can be fixed with little worry if treated properly. Periodontal disease is usually identified through dental X-rays, probe depths, and visual exams. If...

Common Wisdom Teeth Problems Apr 29th, 2020

Have you ever wondered why people have wisdom teeth? These are a third set of molars that come in behind the rest of all your other teeth, usually during early adulthood. Scientists and anthropologists believe that wisdom teeth are a result of evolution, because our ancestors needed these extra teeth...

Every Day is Earth Day Apr 22nd, 2020

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth's atmosphere were generally dismissed. But...

I’m on a diet and getting MORE cavities! Apr 15th, 2020

Health gurus rave about replacing unhealthy food choices with healthy ones in your diet. If you want to maintain your beautiful smile as well as your waistline, choose foods that are good for your teeth and good for losing weight. This article will discuss some of the worst healthy foods...

Fluoride Treatment: Do You Need One? Apr 8th, 2020

Over the past decade, most people have been ingesting less and less fluoride. This is not such a great trend, since fluoride has a history of successfully reducing tooth decay and promoting good dental health. Most of us drink bottled water now, so many children and adults are not getting...

April is National Facial Protection Month Apr 1st, 2020

The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to sponsor...

March is National Nutrition Month! Mar 3rd, 2020

While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into our bodies. The Academy has designated the month of March for focusing the public’s awareness on what they eat. What...

Amalgam Fillings vs. White Fillings Feb 25th, 2020

Many varieties of fillings are available at our New York, NY office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth. Made from a mixture of silver, tin, zinc, copper, and mercury, amalgam fillings have been used to fill cavities for more than...

Oral Health Problems: An indicator of overall health problems? Feb 18th, 2020

If you are like many people, you might think of your oral health as separate from your overall health. After all, most dental coverage plans are distinct from health care coverage. However, your oral health goes far beyond being able to chew nutritious and enjoyable foods. Oral health problems may...

The Start of Valentine’s Day Feb 11th, 2020

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time by secretly marrying men and their brides after the emperor had made it illegal to marry. Emperor Claudius II did...

Improve Your Overall Health with Regular Cleanings Feb 4th, 2020

It’s common knowledge that you should get your teeth cleaned every six months. But do you know why that timing is crucial? Studies have shown that your oral health connects directly to the rest of your body. Over time, an unhealthy mouth can cause trouble in other parts of your...

Are you a tooth grinder? Jan 28th, 2020

Perhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize at the end that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your teeth when you are nervous or anxious about an upcoming business meeting. Most people grind their teeth from time to...

Safety of Dental X-Ray Radiation Jan 21st, 2020

We all want to live our healthiest lives. We know that part of keeping ourselves healthy is regular visits to our New York, NY office for checkups and necessary dental work. And that dental work might require an X-ray. Should the amount of radiation in an X-ray concern us? First,...

Overall Health Can Be Influenced By Oral Hygiene Jan 14th, 2020

Keeping on top of your oral health is key when it comes to making sure your whole body stays healthy. The bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth can produce harmful bacteria such as strep and staph, which can lead to serious infections and sickness. When you follow good dental...

Intraoral Cameras Jan 7th, 2020

It seems today’s technology has made every moment a camera-ready opportunity. (Just check your friends and their latest selfies.) What you may not expect is the opportunity to see a close-up of your teeth and gums in vivid detail the next time you’re in our office. But with intraoral cameras,...

A Brighter Smile for the New Year Dec 31st, 2019

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for you and your smile. At OK Tooth, a brighter smile is quick and easy! Given the latest in whitening technology, whiter teeth are only an appointment away. Teeth whitening is a safe, quick, and inexpensive...

What is Nitrous Oxide? Dec 24th, 2019

Many patients experience anxiety during dental appointments. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team want to help you overcome any fear you may feel when you come to your regular visits. If you know you suffer from anxiety during your dental checkups, nitrous oxide sedation, popularly...

When Snoring Becomes More Than Just Annoying Dec 17th, 2019

Snoring occurs when the tissues in the throat relax enough to block part of our airways, or physical conditions such as enlarged tonsils or a deviated septum prevent air from flowing freely. This obstruction causes the tissues around the airway to vibrate, producing that familiar, unpleasant sound. But sometimes, loud,...

What to do about Sensitive Teeth Dec 10th, 2019

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you already know the frustration of having a type of pain that is hard to deal with. Because tooth sensitivity is sometimes unpredictable, you can't necessarily take medication to ward off the pain like you could if you just felt a headache coming on....

Five Common Reasons for Emergency Care Visits Dec 3rd, 2019

A dental emergency can strike anywhere, anytime, and without warning. Perhaps you’re playing a game of touch football on Thanksgiving and your brother-in-law decides to up the ante and tackles you, accidentally knocking out your two front teeth. Or maybe you’re on vacation somewhere in the tropics and decide to...

Thanksgiving in North America Nov 26th, 2019

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving thanks, and while this may seem like such a natural celebration, the United States is only one of a handful...

Thumb Sucking Nov 19th, 2019

Learning to suck their thumbs is one of the first physical skills babies acquire. In fact, ultrasound images have revealed babies sucking their thumbs in the womb! Babies have a natural sucking reflex, and this activity is a normal way for your baby to soothe herself. If your toddler still...

Educational and Entertaining Enamel Experiments Nov 12th, 2019

Let’s talk about the science of our teeth for a moment. Our enamel has a very high mineral content, making it extremely strong. In fact, enamel just happens to be the hardest substance in our bodies. But, unfortunately, it is not indestructible! Certain foods we eat can actually damage the...

Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts! Nov 5th, 2019

If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make...

Anatomy of a Smile Makeover Oct 29th, 2019

A smile makeover is usually a combination of one or more cosmetic dental procedures. To achieve your desired result, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin may perform or suggest a variety of options. The entire process is designed specifically for your unique cosmetic needs, and Drs. Marks, Leder,...

What is an Impacted Tooth? Oct 22nd, 2019

You may have heard this term the first time you or a friend got your wisdom teeth. That makes sense, as wisdom teeth are the teeth most often impacted in teenagers and young adults. But other permanent teeth can be impacted as well. What exactly do we mean by “impacted...

Is a Crown Necessary for My Child’s Baby Tooth? Oct 15th, 2019

Part of the charm of your child’s smile is those delicate, diminutive baby teeth. We enjoy those smiles while we can, because soon enough, primary teeth make way for the adult teeth that will last your child a lifetime. So you might be surprised if Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk,...

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents? (2) Oct 8th, 2019

Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around trying to spread peanut butter on sandwiches, answer your cell phone, remove the dog hair from your clothes, and make...

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A simple oral health routine for your busy lifestyle Oct 1st, 2019

Adults are no strangers to feeling like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. Your alarm clock rings and within minutes you ping pong around trying to spread peanut butter on sandwiches, answer your cell phone, remove the dog hair from your clothes, and make...

How to Handle an Unexpected Dental Emergency Sep 24th, 2019

Regardless of the type of dental emergency you experience, it is important that you visit OK Tooth for emergency dental care as soon as possible. A chipped or cracked tooth requires professional attention, as bacteria may gather in these areas, potentially causing infection that could require a root canal. Remember,...

What is gum disease? Sep 17th, 2019

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues, and is something seen all too often by Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin. Extending from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) to more serious infections and complications (periodontitis), there is a wide range of gum...

How Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Health Sep 10th, 2019

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, an estimated three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease. In milder cases, the disease is called gingivitis. More severe cases are called periodontitis. Despite the prevalence of periodontal disease (and it is very common), only three percent of people who suffer from...

September is National Gum Care Month! Sep 3rd, 2019

Can you believe it's already September? At OK Tooth, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t recognize the warning signs, bleeding and swollen gums, as a precursor to gum disease. This month, a national campaign is under way to...

Happy Labor Day! Aug 27th, 2019

Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last chance to barbeque in the beautiful New York, NY community, head to the lake, and wear your favorite pair of...

Dental-Healthy Snacks for Your School-Aged Child Aug 20th, 2019

Kids are constantly active and constantly growing. No wonder they’re constantly hungry! When it’s time for a snack, here are some tips to make between meal treats timely, tasty, and tooth-friendly. Keep snacks to a minimum Every time we eat, we’re also providing food for the bacteria in our mouths....

Top Ten Ways to Improve Heart Health Aug 13th, 2019

The human heart truly appreciates it when we eat healthy foods, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly. But there’s something else that can improve your heart’s longevity and you may not know about: keeping your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Bacteria responsible for periodontal disease have been found in the...

Gum Disease in Children Aug 6th, 2019

When it comes to gum disease and your child, it’s a good news/bad news situation. The very good news is that children rarely suffer from advanced gum disease, or periodontitis. The not-so-good news? Early gum disease, called gingivitis, is unfortunately an all-too-common childhood problem. What does gingivitis look like in...

Germs living on my toothbrush? Say it ain’t so! Jul 16th, 2019

You may have heard talk about the germs that can reside on your toothbrush and thought, “really?” It’s true—there are several kinds of bacteria that can lurk on the bristles of your toothbrush, including streptococci, staphylococci, Herpes Simplex I, and the Influenza virus. To protect your toothbrush from bacteria, Drs....

Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays Jul 9th, 2019

It is not uncommon to be concerned about your safety when you have dental X-rays performed. Putting on a heavy lead vest may make you apprehensive. The benefits of dental X-rays far outweigh the risks when safety procedures are followed and the number of X-rays is limited to the required...

Happy Fourth of July! (2) Jul 2nd, 2019

Happy Independence Day from Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Americans love to celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence! Today we're devoting the...

Top Five Dental Myths Jun 25th, 2019

Sometimes the line between fact and fiction is easily blurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to dentistry, where myths and misconceptions abound. In a bid to put an end to health hoaxes, here are five dental myths to chew over. Sugar Is the Number One Culprit of...

Stress and Your Oral Health Jun 18th, 2019

Stress symptoms—which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia—may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in fact stress may actually be the reason. While stress can be good for us sometimes, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk,...

Fluoride Use in Adolescents Jun 11th, 2019

Fluoride is a mineral that plays an essential role in oral health. In fact, the significant reduction in American tooth decay in recent decades can be attributed to a greater availability of fluoride in public water supplies, toothpaste, and other resources. When it comes in contact with the teeth, fluoride...

Getting Ready for Summer Sports Jun 4th, 2019

With the warmer and longer days here, we know many of our patients at OK Tooth will be much more active in the summer. Though most of our patients are probably already ready to hit the field for some summer fun, we thought we would discuss a few precautions to...

Avoid the Emergency Room for Dental Problems May 19th, 2019

There are certainly situations when going to an emergency room is the best response for your problem. A severe injury to your mouth, jaw, or face would qualify. However, when it comes to long-term solutions for other dental problems, an emergency room visit may fall short. If you suffer from...

The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco May 9th, 2019

Many smokers believe that chewing tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. This simply isn't the case! In fact, smokeless tobacco can cause serious health concerns. Smokeless tobacco comes in many forms and goes by many names: dip, snuff, snus, or simply chewing tobacco. Use of these products usually...

Summer is Almost Here: Tips for a bright, white smile! May 2nd, 2019

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at OK Tooth. Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we have a few reminders to keep your pearly whites...

Why Adults Are Choosing Invisalign® Apr 25th, 2019

These days, it’s become more common to see adults at our office getting their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners . . . that is, if you can see them! Whether they are seeking to overcome the stigma that “braces are just for kids,” or simply want straighter teeth without...

Earth Day Apr 18th, 2019

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people participated on that day. Ultimately,...

I chipped a tooth. What can I do? Apr 11th, 2019

You just crunched down on a piece of hard food when you suddenly realize there is something hard still in your mouth. Your nightmare is confirmed when you retrieve a piece of your tooth from your mouth. You chipped your tooth; now what? Obviously, the first thing you need to...

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Apr 4th, 2019

Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using this opportunity to learn about the disease and spread knowledge so everyone becomes more aware. The more we know, the better we can work to prevent it! Oral cancer is...

Caring for Your Smile after Invisalign® Treatment (2) Mar 28th, 2019

You went through a lot of effort and work to achieve your perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays, brushed and flossed diligently, and now your treatment is done! What happens now? In order to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, you should keep several practices in play. Retainers...

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day Mar 14th, 2019

Millions of people, around New York, NY and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may be easy for you to throw on a green shirt, sport a St. Patrick’s Day button, or wear a...

The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart Mar 7th, 2019

At OK Tooth, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show signs of other bodily health issues. Studies have shown possible links between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease, and researchers have...

Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths Mar 1st, 2019

At OK Tooth, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of the most common ways we recommend to boost your oral health is by improving your diet, because you (and your...

What's the connection between gum disease and diabetes? Feb 22nd, 2019

People who have diabetes are usually familiar with many of the other health risks they face, including damage to the nerves, eyes, heart, and kidneys. But did you know that if you have diabetes you also have a much greater chance of developing gum disease? It's true, and like other...

Choosing the Dental Filling Option that's Best for You Feb 15th, 2019

Did you know there are as many types of dental fillings as there are flavors of ice cream? Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. Still, when you visit the dentist with a cavity, there are many filling options. Most of us just sit in the chair, open our mouths, and let...

Valentine's Day History Feb 8th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people don’t realize is that the modern Valentine’s Day celebration arose from a religious holiday. St. Valentine’s Day was originally celebrated...

Teeth Grinding: Not just a bad habit, but a dental concern Feb 1st, 2019

Perhaps you don't even know you grind your teeth. Maybe a spouse or loved one woke you up in the middle of the night and made you aware of what was happening. For many people, teeth grinding is a habit and a mechanical reflex; when they’re awakened and informed they...

How to Choose the Best Mouthwash Jan 25th, 2019

As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three practices in combination will help you avoid tooth decay and keep bacterial infections at bay. At OK Tooth, we’ve noticed...

Tips for a Whiter Smile Jan 17th, 2019

Everyday life can take a toll on the whiteness of our teeth: Foods we love as well as soft drinks and coffee can stain them over time. Poor brushing and flossing can also leave behind tooth stains. Even injuries to teeth or gums can cause some yellowing, and in certain...

Charcoal Toothpaste Jan 11th, 2019

Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated charcoal in your toothpaste? Charcoal is in its natural form is a very porous substance. When mixed with oxidizing gases...

Tooth Protection and Winter Sports Jan 4th, 2019

Just because it’s cold out there doesn’t mean you’ll give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite team sporting activities, and when you’re donning your protective gear, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well. Basketball This sport actually tallies one of the...

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About New Year's Eve Dec 28th, 2018

It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team love it too. It’s a fresh start, another year of surviving the crazy world we live in, a time to refocus...

What to Expect if You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in Forever Dec 21st, 2018

It’s easy to miss a dental appointment. Life and duties intervene, and suddenly you have to push your appointment back once, then again, or forget about it. We get that. These days, we all have a lot going on. But what we don’t want is for a lengthy absence to...

Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners Dec 14th, 2018

You’ve selected the Invisalign system because of the many benefits Invisalign offers: comfort, convenience, appearance, and even potentially shorter treatment time! And to add to the good news, caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and uncomplicated. Follow these simple tips to keep your aligners in the best possible shape...

Are you a candidate for dental implants? Dec 7th, 2018

When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. Dental implants are a great option for replacing teeth that are missing or are badly diseased. A dental...

Is Invisalign® Right For You? Nov 30th, 2018

When patients ask Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin about who benefits from Invisalign clear aligners, the simple answer is this: almost everyone. Unlike conventional braces, they are removable, which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier. They are molded to fit each patient’s mouth and are...

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® Make You Smile Nov 23rd, 2018

Many adults and teens in our New York, NY office would love to have their teeth straightened but are unwilling to go through the long and often embarrassing process of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners offer the perfect solution: They’re the most advanced clear aligner...

Thanksgiving Nov 16th, 2018

At OK Tooth, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the New York, NY area to the national level! When Americans sit down to dinner on the last Thursday...

Easing Your Allergies with Latex-Free Dentistry Nov 9th, 2018

Imagine this scenario: you go to the dentist to have a cavity filled, and an hour after the procedure you have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and your arms are breaking out in blotchy, red hives. In other words, you’re in worse shape after the visit to the dentist than...

Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth? Nov 2nd, 2018

Depending on how long the thumb sucking or constant pacifier use continues, and how aggressively the child sucks a thumb or the pacifier, it can indeed be an oral health issue. Generally speaking, most children outgrow these behaviors or are able to be weaned off them successfully sometime between ages...

The Intriguing History of Halloween Oct 26th, 2018

Halloween is fast approaching, and Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is familiar to most people today bears little resemblance to the original Halloween; back in...

Are baby teeth really that important? Oct 19th, 2018

Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are destined to fall out within a few years and be replaced by a full set of permanent teeth. However, baby...

Is there really a link between my mouth and heart? Oct 12th, 2018

Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to OK Tooth are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team want you to know the state of your oral health has a significant effect on your overall health....

What's on your fall reading list? Oct 5th, 2018

How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth encourage you to warm up your mind this fall season with a few...

What exactly is tinnitus? Sep 28th, 2018

It’s estimated that about one in every five people is affected by tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise in the ears. But tinnitus isn’t a condition in itself; it’s actually the symptom of an underlying condition. Some of these underlying conditions could be hearing loss, injury to the ear,...

Do You Have an Ageless Smile? Let Us Help You Keep It! Sep 21st, 2018

In your golden years, you’ve become a pioneer in tooth care. Yours is probably the first generation in history that can expect to keep most of their natural teeth for a lifetime. You can probably guess the reasons: better oral care, advances in dentistry, improved nutrition, and a lower risk...

Adult Mouthguards Sep 14th, 2018

You make sure your daughter wears her mouthguard to every soccer practice. Your son doesn’t step on the basketball court without his. Why not protect your smile as well? Athletes of all ages in team or recreational sports can help prevent dental injuries with a protective mouthguard. If you bike...

What was your favorite part of summer? Sep 7th, 2018

It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth are sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes and...

Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest! Aug 31st, 2018

Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring the country's workers and their contributions to the strength of our country as a whole. How Labor Day Started There...

My teeth don't line up any more. Why? Aug 24th, 2018

If your teeth don't line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually be applied to any condition that occurs because the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is inflamed. The temporomandibular joint is essentially the...

The Perks of Dairy Aug 17th, 2018

We all remember hearing this: “Finish your milk, it’s good for your bones!” If you have kids of your own now, you may catch yourself repeating many of the things you were told growing up. Though parents occasionally exaggerate to get their kids to do certain things (such as eat...

Is your child a mouth breather? Aug 10th, 2018

Have you ever watched to see if your child is breathing through his or her mouth? Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose may lead to trouble for youngsters. Kids who typically breathe through their mouth—most often children who suffer from allergies—experience problems getting enough oxygen into their blood,...

What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use? Aug 3rd, 2018

Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team know that as a parent, you want your child to be as healthy as possible. By now, you probably know that your son or daughter’s oral health plays a huge role in overall health. When there are so many...

The Best Snacks for a Healthy Smile Jul 26th, 2018

One of the most frequent questions that Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team hear is about what kinds of snacks are best for a child’s dental health. Sugary snacks are inevitable sometimes, but it’s vital for you as a parent to monitor how frequently your...

Pediatric Dental Emergency Know-How Jul 20th, 2018

Parents are usually expert at taking care of their children’s injuries. You know how to disinfect a cut, soothe a bump on the head, and apply a bandage faster than you can blink. But what happens if your child suffers a dental injury? Teeth can get broken, knocked out, or...

Heart Disease and Oral Health Jul 13th, 2018

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 200 million Americans suffer from some degree of inflammation of the gums. Over the past decade, researchers have published studies that link the bacteria involved in periodontal disease to cardiovascular disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer Jul 6th, 2018

Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away at OK Tooth! Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. It can be used to correct many tooth discolorations which...

Fun Facts for the Fourth Jun 29th, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While your fellow revelers eat hot dogs and wave flags, you can impress them by sharing these fascinating facts and historical...

Solutions for Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Jun 22nd, 2018

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common side effect of many medications. It can also be a side effect of cancer treatments or the result of certain auto-immune diseases. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth will tell you that for most people,...

What are the five things I should do in between visits? Jun 15th, 2018

When it comes to keeping your smile looking its best, good oral hygiene is a must! Good oral health habits should start early and continue throughout your lifetime. Here, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth suggest five habits worth adopting that will...

Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches and Abscesses Jun 8th, 2018

You never know when a dental problem may arise. Unfortunately, they don’t necessarily occur during office hours. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin can provide you with the proper information and treatment options to prevent the problem from becoming worse. Abscess An abscess is a bacterial infection, and...

Healthy Summer Foods Jun 1st, 2018

It’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin will tell you that your teeth, gums, and tissues all rely on an appropriate mix of vitamins and minerals to maintain good oral health no matter what time of year....

Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer! May 25th, 2018

“The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is...

Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Invisalign® May 18th, 2018

Getting your braces off is exciting. You’ve been working on your new smile for months or years, and it’s time for the trips to our New York, NY office to pay off. Can you imagine how bad it would be to discover that your teeth are straight, but that there’s...

Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day! May 10th, 2018

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for being so great during their child’s visits to OK Tooth. Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for “being there” while...

May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! May 4th, 2018

The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer days to get outside and exercise! Bringing a friend, family member, or coworker with you when you go for a brisk walk during a lunch break can provide an opportunity...

Who benefits from Invisalign®? Apr 27th, 2018

One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is “almost everyone.” The see-through, almost invisible aligners for straightening teeth are specifically molded to fit each individual’s mouth. Unlike conventional braces, they can be removed when eating and when cleaning...

Make Every Day Earth Day Apr 20th, 2018

Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring attention and education to global environmental issues. Conserving our natural resources, reducing water and air pollution, and developing green technologies...

Understanding Cavities Apr 13th, 2018

Getting a cavity seems like delayed punishment for eating that special dessert every weekend or for the few days you forgot to floss. When you are doing everything right with minimal exception and a cavity is diagnosed, it is discouraging. Knowing how cavities form and what causes them is valuable...

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Apr 6th, 2018

What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our New York, NY office, now is an excellent time to schedule one. Regular visits to OK Tooth can be the first line of defense against oral cancer, by identifying early...

Oral Health for the Young Adult Mar 30th, 2018

Young adults often have the reputation of not taking good care of themselves. You may feel invincible, and not realize how much your behaviors now can affect your health later in life. Oral health is one area that is easy to neglect now, but that can lead to serious financial...

What are the benefits of Invisalign®? Mar 23rd, 2018

A popular option for straightening teeth at OK Tooth, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign, which is different from traditional braces, works by applying a series of clear, retainer-like aligners in order to...

St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms! Mar 16th, 2018

“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy:...

How many times a day should I floss? Mar 9th, 2018

Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral care routine. Many patients know they need to do it but find it difficult to fit into their busy lives. Well, here's the good news: flossing once a day is enough if you're doing a good job! Some patients...

Are your teeth ready for the big day? Mar 2nd, 2018

Capturing the Moment At OK Tooth we know that just about anyone who has taken on the challenge of planning her own wedding could tell you how important the little details can be. Things like having complementary colors, the right location, show-stopping flowers, and delicious food are all a big...

How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners Feb 23rd, 2018

Is it possible to straighten the teeth without braces? Yes, it is. Welcome to the world of Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear, thermoplastic material that is custom made to fit your teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. More importantly, the clear thermoplastic material makes...

Are you at risk for oral cancer? Feb 16th, 2018

Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year from the disease. Oral cancer has a higher death rate than many other common cancers, including cervical cancer, testicular cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and thyroid or skin cancers. The high death...

The Transformation of Valentine's Day Feb 9th, 2018

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only...

February is Heart Month Feb 2nd, 2018

The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established, but there are multiple theories to explain the link between heart disease and periodontal disease. One theory suggests that...

Thanks to Invisalign®, you can have a perfect smile without metal wires or brackets! Jan 26th, 2018

When it comes to straightening your smile, our team at OK Tooth knows that having a mouth full of metal braces may not be your idea of fun. Luckily for you, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin can offer a cosmetic alternative: Invisalign! Using a series of clear,...

Five Things You Didn't Know About Cavities Jan 19th, 2018

Most people know when they have a cavity—they can either see it on their tooth or... ouch! They can feel it! But there are certain things that many of our patients don't know about cavities that could save them a trip to our New York, NY office! 1. Not all...

Invisalign® Q&A Jan 11th, 2018

It’s estimated that up to four million people at any one time are wearing braces in the United States and Canada. But Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth know that braces have come a long way from the early days of orthodontics,...

Five Things You Should Never Do With Your Toothbrush Jan 5th, 2018

When’s the last time you gave your toothbrush any serious thought? Sure, you use it every day (and ideally twice), and you know that with a dollop of toothpaste it waxes up your pearly whites nicely, not to mention preventing bacteria, plaque, and inflammation. But what are the things you...

Smile, the New Year is Almost Here! Dec 29th, 2017

We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the official holiday for ushering in the new year. The idea was to yell, cheer, and blow horns to scare away all...

Dental Fear in Children: Brought on by parents? Dec 22nd, 2017

Two studies – one conducted in Washington State, and whose findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and another conducted in Madrid, Spain, and whose findings were reported in 2012 in Science Daily, reinforce earlier findings that show a direct relationship between parental dental fear and that of their...

Eating and Invisalign® Dec 15th, 2017

One of the greatest advantages to using Invisalign is that it provides maximum results with minimal impact on your everyday life. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to insert, and simple to remove. Because you can remove Invisalign aligners, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and beverages without worries about getting...

Foods can Wreak Havoc on Your Enamel Dec 8th, 2017

It’s possible to develop tooth decay even when you take great care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing may not be enough to keep your teeth healthy, depending on your diet. Cavities, discoloration, and decay are still possible when certain foods feature in your daily intake. Keep an eye out...

The Clear Benefits of Invisalign® Nov 30th, 2017

Straighter teeth is something many people desire. A nice smile is one of the most attractive things about a person. However, wearing a mouth full of braces for two, three, or more years can be a major pain, both literally and figuratively. Luckily, there is another option. Invisalign is an...

Oral-Systemic Health Nov 24th, 2017

Oral-systemic health is the idea that oral health is a critical and interconnected component to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Studies show that people who have poor oral health are more likely to have other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or a high likelihood of stroke. Some...

Thanksgiving Trivia Nov 17th, 2017

At OK Tooth we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter at the holiday dinner table and help create some great conversation with friends and family....

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® Nov 10th, 2017

There are so many adults and teens in our New York, NY office who would love to have their teeth straightened but that are unwilling to go through the long and unsightly process of traditional metal braces. Well, that's where Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® come to the rescue; the most...

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month Nov 3rd, 2017

Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us at OK Tooth to remind our patients that the way you care for your teeth at home doesn’t just affect...

Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more! Oct 26th, 2017

All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over the world. Some scholars claim that Halloween originated from Celtic festivals that honored the dead or that celebrated the harvest,...

The Invisalign® Treatment Process Oct 20th, 2017

Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of unsightly wires, Invisalign works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests). Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work,...

Post-Procedure Care Oct 13th, 2017

As with any surgery, post-procedure care is of utmost importance after getting periodontal surgery. Bleeding, pain, swelling, and other sensations are common and should be expected to a degree. This can manifest as small amounts of blood in your saliva, pain after anesthesia wears off, and swelling around the lips...

Year-End Insurance Reminder Oct 6th, 2017

Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin, as well as our team at OK Tooth, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the year reminder that it’s high time to schedule your dental visits so you optimize your...

What’s the advantage to Invisalign®? Sep 29th, 2017

Invisalign, which we happily provide at OK Tooth, is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment if you've been apprehensive about the thought of metal braces. During your initial visit, the first thing we do is take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using...

Is sleep apnea linked to cancer? Studies say, ‘Yes’. Sep 22nd, 2017

Recently, multiple studies have concluded that people with sleep apnea, a disorder that causes snoring, fatigue, and dangerous gaps in breathing at night due to throat muscles collapsing, are five times more likely to develop cancer. In fact, one of the studies found that people with the most severe forms...

What to Look for when Choosing a Mouthwash Sep 15th, 2017

Mouthwash is important for more than just keeping your breath fresh and smelling great. Combined with other forms of dental hygiene, it can help prevent plaque, cavities, gingivitis, and other gum diseases. But it may be difficult for you to choose the right mouthwash off the shelf. Drs. Marks, Leder,...

More Adults Are Opting for Invisalign® Sep 8th, 2017

These days it's becoming more and more common to see adults at our New York, NY office getting their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners — that is, if you can see them! Treatment with Invisalign is effective and aesthetically pleasing for all ages, but adults have certainly taken to...

Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away Sep 1st, 2017

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. But there are quite a few people who celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, with an estimated 33...

Is there a correlation between my dental and cardiovascular health? Aug 25th, 2017

YES! Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care. Cardiovascular disease remains American’s leading killer, claiming more lives than the rest of major causes of death, according to our friends at the American Heart Association. In fact, an estimated...

Telltale Signs that Your Tooth has a Cavity Aug 18th, 2017

Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth frequently get questions about cavity causes and prevention. You brush twice a day and floss regularly. You rinse with mouthwash, just like the dentist recommended. In fact, you can’t remember the last time you had a...

Caring for Your Smile after Invisalign® Treatment Aug 11th, 2017

You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to take care of your teeth to keep your beautiful smile. Keeps these things in mind when you...

Dreaming of a stunning smile without using braces? Aug 4th, 2017

Most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And if you’ve thought about straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about doing so with traditional orthodontic treatment, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth want you to know there is another option...

Oh no, not the dentist! Jul 27th, 2017

If you or your children suffer from dental anxiety, you aren’t alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, between nine and 15 percent of Americans admit to feeling sufficiently afraid of going to the dentist to avoid making an appointment. The potential consequences of dental anxiety extend beyond poor oral health. Lack...

Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath Jul 21st, 2017

Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority of people suffering from bad breath are dealing with oral bacterial. However, there are other causes of this embarrassing problem....

What’s the advantage of Invisalign®? Jul 13th, 2017

Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team know it is natural for you to feel some concern when you need to wear any type of dental device to correct a problem with your teeth. Both braces and Invisalign can produce good results in giving you the...

Don’t let a dental emergency ruin your summer vacation! Jul 7th, 2017

For many of our patients at OK Tooth, summer means a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities. While you can’t take a vacation from dental emergencies, you can always be prepared for anything that can happen. Today, Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our...

Happy Fourth of July Jun 30th, 2017

Every year, Americans all over the world celebrate the birth of the country and its independence on the Fourth of July. There are countless ways that people celebrate and they range from community parades and large scale gatherings to concerts, fireworks displays, and smaller scale celebrations among family and friends....

Things You Should Know Before Getting an Oral Piercing Jun 23rd, 2017

Have you been thinking about getting an oral piercing lately? It could seem enticing because they look trendy or cool, but it’s worth know the health risks associated with oral piercing. Even if you already have one, you may learn a few things you didn’t know. The human mouth contains...

What exactly is biofilm? Jun 16th, 2017

Biofilm is a protective home for bacteria that’s composed of microorganisms. Biofilm can be found in wet places such as ponds, sewers, and bathroom drains, and it also grows on metals and minerals. But biofilm can also be found in your mouth, in either healthy or diseased form. Both are...

Tips for Using Invisalign® Jun 8th, 2017

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are certain things everyone can do to make wearing their Invisalign aligners a more rewarding experience. Always follow the...

Summer Break: An ideal time for wisdom teeth removal Jun 1st, 2017

After your son or daughter departs for college, the last thing you want to get is a call or text to learn he or she is in pain. Drs. Marks, Leder, Ghusson, Kudryk, Safin, and Mazlin and our team at OK Tooth will tell you there aren’t many emergency situations...

Memorial Day and Getting Ready for Summer May 25th, 2017

Memorial Day didn't become an official holiday until 1971, but Americans started gathering annually in the spring to remember those who lost their lives in war during the 1860s, right after the Civil War. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, people still decorate the grave sites of war veterans...

Welcome to our blog Feb 21st, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about the dental industry and the latest news about our practice.Feel free to leave a comment or question for our...