Veneers vs Bonding | Cosmetic Dentistry | New York, NY

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Is your smile not what you want it to be? If you would like to change your smile cosmetic dentist Dr. Doris Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry can help. Dr. Giraldo offers many cosmetic dentistry procedures including the most popular, bonding and porcelain veneers. But what is the difference between the two?

Both bonding and veneers have similarities. They both are used to cover dental imperfections. However, the procedures are quite different.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a smooth tooth colored solution which is applied to teeth. It covers stains, and fills in small chips and gaps. After the dental bonding solution has been applied and shaped a specialized dental light is used to harden the bonding material. Once the bonding solution is dried and cured additional layers may be applied depending on your situation. When the process is complete the tooth is then polished. Bonding is used on patients who need one or two teeth corrected.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth. Veneers can be fitted to lengthen or widen teeth to close gaps or fill in chips. Porcelain veneers are generally used for patients who have several cosmetic problems or want their entire set of front facing teeth made over.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information about cosmetic dentistry call Dr. Giraldo in New York, NY at 212-750-4590. Learn more about New Dimension Dentistry by visiting the website at

Accepting patients from Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst and all surrounding areas.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry | WaterLase | New York, NY

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Dr. Doris Giraldo is proud to offer WaterLase laser dentistry. She believes visiting the dentist does not have to be a painful and uncomfortable experience. During traditional dental drilling the cause of pain is related to heat, vibration and pressure. WaterLase does not produce heat, vibration or pressure, making it nearly pain free.

With WaterLase laser dentistry Dr. Giraldo is able to remove tooth decay, bone and gum tissue without harming the surrounding areas. This keeps more of your tooth structure safe, helping you keep your natural teeth much longer.

The following are some more benefits to laser dentistry:

  • Less Damage – drills can cause hairline cracks in teeth leading to future dental problems.
  •  Better Fillings – increases the bond of tooth-colored restorations, ensuring longer lasting fillings.
  • Less Bleeding and Swelling: can perform procedures with little bleeding and less swelling.
  • Less Frequent Visits to the Dentist – many procedures can be done at the same time due to the lack of shots or anesthesia.
  • Flexibility – can be used for decay removal, cavities, root canals, smile design, gum and bone procedures and much more!

For more information on Water-Lase laser dentistry and making your dental visits easy and pain free contact New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY at 212-750-4590. Learn more about Dr. Giraldo and her practice by visiting her website at

Accepting patients from Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst and all surrounding areas.


Protecting Your Child’s Oral Health at Home | General Dentistry | New York

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Parents usually provide oral hygiene care until their child is old enough to take responsibility for their daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing. According to Dr. Doris Giraldo DDS in New York a proper routine of preventive home care along with proper general dentistry check ups is important from the day your child is born.

  • Clean your infant’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after each feeding.
  • As soon as the first teeth come in, begin brushing them with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and water.  If you are considering using toothpaste before your child’s second birthday, ask your dentist first.
  • To avoid baby bottle tooth decay and teeth misalignment due to sucking, try to wean your child off of the breast and bottle by one year of age, and monitor excessive sucking of pacifiers, fingers and thumbs. Never give your child a bottle of milk, juice or sweetened liquid as a pacifier at naptime or bedtime.
  • Help a young child brush at night, the most important time to brush, due to lower salivary flow and higher susceptibility to cavities. Perhaps let the child brush their teeth first to build self-confidence, then the parent can follow up to ensure that all plaque is removed. Usually by age 5 or so, the child can learn to brush his or her own teeth with proper parental instruction.
  • The best way to teach a child how to brush is to lead by good example. Allowing your child to watch you brush your teeth teaches the importance of good oral hygiene.

In addition, preventative routine dental check ups ensure your child has healthy teeth and gums. Don’t wait. Schedule your child’s next dental visit with Dr. Giraldo’s general dentistry office in New  York, NY at 212-750-4590. Visit the doctors website at

Also serving Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst and all surrounding areas.

Coffee Contributes to Periodontal Disease | General Dentistry | New York, NY

If you are a coffee drinker, you need to be extra careful. Coffee can contribute to the buildup of plaque and tartar and accelerate the progression of periodontal disease. According to Dr. Doris Giraldo DDS, periodontal disease is one of the most common things seen in general dentistry.

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There are two forms of periodontal disease: gingivitis, an inflammation of your gums caused by plaque, and periodontitis, a more advanced version of gingivitis that results in a gap between your teeth and your gums. Gum disease, when caught in the gingivitis stage, can be treated and, in the future, prevented. Periodontitis, on the other hand, is more difficult to treat and, due to the gap between the teeth and gums, may cause your teeth to become loose and fall out.

Coffee affects your mouth in two ways. First, it lowers the temperature of your mouth and gums. Second, it reduces the blood flow to your gums. The combination of lowered temperature and restricted blood flow means your gums do not get all of the necessary oxygen they need to continue functioning properly.

Saliva contains oxygen and specialized enzymes which help prevent gum disease by killing the unnecessary bacteria in your mouth. However, drinking coffee can cause dehydration and reduce the amount of saliva you produce, thus increasing your chances of developing gum disease.

For more information on the prevention of periodontal disease, contact Dr. Doris Girlado in New York, NY at 212-750-4590. Dr. Giraldo handles all types of dentistry from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Giraldo proudly accepts patients from Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst and all surrounding areas.