Monitoring Infant’s Fluoride Intake can Prevent Fluorosis – New York, NY

Even though fluoride is necessary to prevent tooth decay, Dr. Doris Giraldo from New York, NY suggests too much fluoride given to infants and children can amount to Fluorosis. Fluorosis is a harmless dental condition which is characterized by brown, mottled or discolored enamel. Most breast milk and ready-to-feed formulas contain infant-safe levels of fluoride, however, formulas that require water can increase this level since community or well sources usually contain the highest amount of fluoride proven to be beneficial in preventing tooth decay.

When using formula that requires water, Dr. Doris Giraldo recommends using bottled water that is low in fluoride or fluoride free or filtrated tap water.

If you notice brown spots on your children’s teeth, visitDr. Doris Giraldoto check for fluorosis or call (212) 750-4590 to schedule an appointment. If fluorosis is corrected in primary teeth, fluorosis will not likely be a problem when permanent teeth surface or visit our website at

Dr. Doris Giraldo also proudly serves Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

Types of Dental Restoration | New York, New York

With developing technology, Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry has a variety of methods to help you repair worn, damaged, decayed or missing teeth.  Depending on the issue Dr. Giraldo will perform either direct or indirect dental restoration.  With direct dental restoration, Dr. Giraldo will place a filling into a prepared tooth cavity immediately in a single office visit.  As for an indirect restoration, a customized tooth replacement in the form of dental crowns, onlays or inlays is created.  Since these replacements must be created in a lab, more than one office visit is necessary. Dr. Giraldo can help you decide which type of procedure is more accommodating for you.

For more information, contact Dr. Giraldo and make an appointment at (212) 750-4590 or visit our website.

Dr. Giraldo also proudly serves Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and surrounding areas.

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What can I expect with Dentures? | Serving Midtown, NY

The success of your dentures, whether new or a replacement one, depends on a few factors.  Most importantly you need to rely on your dentist. Dr. Doris Giraldo DDS can offer the best advice to help you live your life with dentures.  Along with her advice, here are a few things you may experience while adjusting to your new or replacement dentures.

Gaining Confidence During the Adjustment Period- You’re probably worried about how your dentures will look and feel.  A period of awkwardness is normal at first and usually fades away quickly.  Before you know it, you’ll fell and be more confident about wearing your dentures.

How They Look and Feel- A “full-mouth” feeling is usually reported by new wearers.  You may feel that the dentures are too big or pushing your lips forward.  This feeling will disappear as you adjust to wearing your dentures.  They may feel like they don’t fit properly at first.  You may experience “gagging” or you to bite your cheek or tongue.  If you wear an upper denture your tongue will need to get used to the feeling of pressing against the denture and not your palate.  These problems do decrease over time.  Dr. Giraldo may recommend the use of a denture adhesive to help you feel more confident.  Another option is having Implant Supported Dentures.

New Sensations- Because dentures are a “foreign object” in the mouth, you may produce more saliva for a period of time. This also will disappear over time.  Try something simple like sucking on a mint or hard candy when this happens.  It will encourage you to swallow more frequently and clear the excess saliva.  Some soreness is also to be expected.  This will usually happen within a few hours of putting your dentures in your mouth. If the soreness continues, contact Dr. Giraldo for an appointment.  Never try to make adjustments to your dentures yourself.

Talking- When you talk, most of the sound of your voice reaches your ears through vibrations in the bones of your jaw and skull.  Wearing dentures can change the sound and make it seem louder.  This will be much less noticeable to others than to you.  If your dentures make a clicking sound when you speak, you may want to try speaking more slowly. With time and practice you will overcome this difficulty.

Eating- At first, you may think that food has lost its flavor.  This happens because the signals your brain is receiving about your dentures may overpower those from your taste buds.  This will eventually return to normal.  Also you may also have trouble being able to tell how hot food or cold food and drinks are.  So eat and drink carefully.  Eventually, your brain will ignore these signals from your dentures.  Here are some additional eating tips:

  • Cut food into small pieces.
  • Divide up food in your mouth so that you’re chewing evenly on both sides of your mouth.  This will place even pressure on your dentures.
  • Start by eating soft foods, such as eggs, fish, chopped meat, cooked vegetables and puddings.

Don’t be afraid to get dentures or implant-supported dentures!  Make an appointment today with Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry in New York at 212-750-4590 or visit our website

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

Preventing Periodontal Disease | New York, NY

Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY would like to give you some advice on preventing periodontal disease.  Did you know it only takes 24 hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)?  Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard to reach areas will always need special attention.

Once your periodontal treatment has been completed, Dr. Giraldo will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), usually four times a year.  At these cleaning appointments, the pocket depths will be carefully checked to ensure that they are healthy.  Plaque and calculus that are difficult for you to remove on a daily basis will be removed from above and below the gum line.

Some steps to prevent periodontal disease Dr. Giraldo will discuss with you are:

~ Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.

~ Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

~ Examination of tooth decay: Check all tooth surfaces for decay.

~ Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

~ Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)

~ Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Good oral hygiene practices and periodontal cleanings are essential in maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control!

Remember that prevention is the best treatment, however if you feel you need help preventing periodontal disease, do not hesitate to give Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry a call to schedule your visit at 212-750-4590. Visit our website at

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