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Dental Health and Nutrition

Did you know just one tic tac is enough to turn your mouth acidic for two hours? Getting adequate nutrition as a vegetarian or vegan may be difficult and your teeth may not be getting what they need to stay healthy. How often should one eat might clash with what is ideal for creating an […]



What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which patient stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. Sleep apnea can be treated with a simple non-invasive appliance. Watch our Ask the Doctor video for more information on treating sleep apnea.


Should Kids Floss?

Children should definitely get into the habit of brushing and flossing their teeth as early as possible. Building great dental habits early can dramatically improve their oral health later on.


Broken tooth on vacation?

What happens when you break a tooth on vacation? Dr. Samantha Rawdin is on-the-job providing tips on how to manage this dental emergency: You’ve been planning for months. Flights are booked. Bags are packed. You finally arrive at your destination… and then your tooth breaks. What’s a vacationer to do?! Well, it’ll depend on a […]


Getting Personal About HPV and Oral Cancer

Dr. Samantha Rawdin gets personal about HPV and Oral Cancer: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and as a member of the medical community dealing directly with the oropharynx (including the mouth and throat), this is something that we feel our patients and readers should be aware of. Although it doesn’t always get the attention […]


Can Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Make Your Teeth Whiter?

Dr. Samantha Rawdin clarifies the hype over charcoal toothpaste. Can it really make your teeth whiter? In accordance with the DIY health remedies that have taken the Internet by storm recently, we wanted to take a closer look at one in particular—activated charcoal toothpaste. Up there with turmeric and matcha, activated charcoal is an increasingly […]


A Reflection from Drs. Robert Rawdin, Balaouras, and Samantha Rawdin and Staff

To Our Patients, Friends, Family and Colleagues, It’s been three months since we’ve moved and so far the feedback has been great! The office renovation is complete. The integration of our practice into Gallery 57 Dental (now NY Smile Specialists at Gallery 57 Dental) is finally and happily, complete. We are happy to have welcomed […]


Millennial’s Poor Oral Health Impacts Job Prospects

Are you a millennial looking for a job? Forbes says you may want to visit your dentist first… https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2017/03/28/why-some-millennials-arent-smiling-bad-teeth-hinder-28-in-job-search/#c8642d359c6a Here’s Dr. Sam Rawdin’s proven oral health tips for millennials. This week, Forbes reported on an American Dental Association (ADA) study that showed 28% of millennials feel the state of their teeth and smile has a direct […]


Coping With Dental Anxiety

      Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg of New York City’s [email protected] discusses ways to alleviate dental anxiety:   Dental anxiety affects up to 20% of adults and can have serious health consequences. Fear of dental treatment may keep patients from seeking or delaying care until there is an emergency, often resulting in pain and additional […]


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