Did you know November is American Diabetes Month?

People with diabetes are at risk for many things, keeping your oral hygiene in control may be one of those challenges. Here are five tips to maintaining good oral hygiene and prevent gum disease:

  • Control your glucose level; a good blood glucose control can help prevent or relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes
  • Take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing at least twice a day
  • Have your regular check ups with your dental hygienist every four or six months
  • Avoid smoking, this will control thrush and fungal infection
  • If you wear dentures remove and clean them daily

 

Meet Dr. Doris Giraldo | Hoboken Dentist

Dr. Doris Giraldo is a graduate from the New York University College of Dentistry, Class of 1989. Shortly after, she served as a clinical instructor in the Operative Department for her Alma Mater from 1989 to 1991.

In 1989, she began her own practice and has been practicing there since 1995. After opening her own practice, Giraldo headed back to school to expand her dental knowledge, completing and advanced two year program in surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry at the New York College of Dentistry. In 1996, she completed her invisalign training, and has been certified as an Invisalign provider ever since.

With restorative, endodontics, and general surgical procedures under her belt, Giraldo also completed the Aesthetic Advantage program at New York University College of Dentistry, and achieved the Masters Level of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Giraldo believes in the importance and value of continuing her dental education. She is currently attending a series of courses at the International Implant Institute in the state of California.

For more information about Dr. Doris Giraldo call New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY at 212 -750-4590 or visit www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

New Dimension Dentistry also proudly accepts patients from New York, Hoboken, Manhattan, Midtown, Brooklyn, Elmhurst, and 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 www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

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

Have Bleeding Gums? You may have Periodontal Disease | Midtown, NY

Do you have bad breathe, sensitive teeth and bleeding gums? You may have periodontal disease. 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. Periodontal 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.

Untreated periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. If you think you have periodontal disease make an appointment today with New York Dentist Dr. Doris Girlado DDS, 212-750-4590. Visit her website and book an appointment online at www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

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

Embarassed by Stained Teeth? | Cosmetic Dentist | Serving Midtown, NY

teeth whitening cosmetic dentistry

Are your teeth dull, yellow and stained? New Dimension Dentistry in NY can give you a beautiful white smile with the use of the Zoom! teeth whitening system! In one hour you will have a beautiful whiter, brighter smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Giraldo can whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter!

Call cosmetic dentist Dr. Giraldo of New Dimension Dentistry to get the bright white smile of your dreams at 212-750-4590. Learn more about Dr. Giraldo by visiting her website at www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

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

Veneers vs Bonding | Cosmetic Dentistry | New York, NY

cosmetic dentistry

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 www.newdimensiondentistry.com.

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