Category Archives: Blogs by Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg

What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg Stick your tongue out at the mirror and look closely. Bumps, patches and spots found on your tongue and mouth can be harmless, but sometimes it’s a red flag indicating something’s amiss with your overall health.  A White Tongue Oral Thrush – A white tongue might indicate Oral Thrush, a yeast […]


OUCH Does Tooth Whitening hurt? HELP Is Tooth Whitening Unhealthy?  

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg Does whitening hurt? Sometimes! Is it unhealthy? Not when used properly! Read on! I will explain how bleach works and some tricks to help with sensitivity. Whitening is an easy, non-invasive way to make your smile feel more beautiful.  The major drawbacks are cost and fear of sensitivity. Why do teeth get stained […]


5 Facts About Canker Sores

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg Canker sores are painful white ulcers inside your mouth that tend to sneak up on you when you’re most vulnerable. Winter flu, times of stress, or just cleaning your teeth a little too roughly can trigger their appearance. How can something so small cause so much discomfort? 1. What are canker […]


How Safe And Necessary Are Dental X-rays?

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg X-ray technology has changed dramatically since the 1800’s when Nobel Prize winning German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen made his discovery. Early X-rays used large doses of radiation. New technology, safety procedures and regulations have greatly reduced exposure to well within maximum permissible dose levels. At Gallery57Dental, we have the latest digital sensors […]


Does Mouthwash Do More Than Freshen Breath?

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg Despite the popularity of mouthwash, there is much controversy over it’s effectiveness. But does mouthwash do more than freshen breath? Dental Mouthwash Is A Useful Weapon In The Dental Arsenal Besides freshening your breath, dental mouthwash is a useful weapon in your dental health arsenal. There are many kinds of rinses available […]


Fluoride Is Essential To Dental Health

by: Dr. Andrew Koenigsberg and Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg  The introduction of fluoride in water and toothpastes over the last 70 years has led to large decreases in dental decay. One of the 20thCentury’s Greatest health Achievements Water fluoridation was a major breakthrough for national oral health when it was first introduced in 1945 in Grand Rapids, […]


Whitening Trays: How to Use Them

Using your teeth whitening trays is crucial in ensuring they work effectively. Follow Drs. Sam and Rebecca as they explain what steps you need to take to properly use your teeth whitening trays. Step 1: If You Tend to Be Sensitive… Additionally, you may speak with your dentist regarding further desensitizing options that work best […]


Why My Patients Love Solea Laser

I work in a midtown Manhattan dental office and have a lot of busy patients. Solea Laser allows me do in one visit, what could take many visits with a conventional drill. My patients truly appreciate being able to be treated quickly and painlessly in one visit.  Dental phobic patients are not uncommon, their anxieties run deep and can […]


Raising The Barre For New Year’s 2018

Every New Year we all resolve to start a new fitness regimen. In fact last year, despite being the most popular resolution, only 8 percent of people actually followed through. It’s extremely hard to keep it going regularly and once we’ve fallen off the wagon it gets harder and harder to get back into fitness […]


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.


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