Blog Archive

Who Needs Dental Sealants? Sep 7th, 2022

No one wants to have oral health issues. That’s why at SPA Dental Group, located in New York City and Washington DC, we help educate you on preventive care and provide treatments that keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition. You can play a proactive role in keeping your oral health at...

10 Issues That Constitute a Dental Emergency Aug 1st, 2022

A dental emergency should never be ignored. Too many things can go wrong when you delay care. That’s why we offer superior emergency dental care at SPA Dental Group, with offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Here are our 10 issues that should prompt you to seek our emergency services: 1....

Dentures or Implants: Which Is Best? Jul 1st, 2022

If you need a tooth restoration procedure, your options include dentures or dental implants. But, how do you know which option is right for you?  At SPA Dental Group, located in New York City and Washington DC, we offer both. To help determine what might work best for you, we first carefully examine the...

Are You Flossing Properly? Jun 1st, 2022

When it comes to optimal oral hygiene, flossing plays one of the biggest roles in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But it is essential that you know how to do it correctly.  When you schedule a dental cleaning with us at SPA Dental Group at our practices in the Midtown East...

Tips for Making the Most of Invisalign May 1st, 2022

Now that you’ve decided that Invisalign® is the right choice, we have some tips to help you make the most of your experience.  Our teams at SPA Dental Group in New York City and Washington, DC, are certified Invisalign specialists who can give you a superior outcome — especially when...

Can Veneers Give Me a Straighter Smile? Apr 1st, 2022

If you’re looking for a quick fix for straighter teeth, we have the answer for you! Veneers can transform your teeth’s appearance in just a few visits at SPA Dental Group. We have locations in New York City and Washington, DC, where our expert teams can provide the smile of...

What to Expect After Corrective Jaw Surgery Mar 1st, 2022

Your jaw joints and jawbone play a vital role in your life. They ensure healthy oral function and the ability to chew. Issues with your jaw, such as misalignment, can cause excessive wear on your teeth. In some cases, it can affect your ability to breathe. If you experience these...

How to Prevent a Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction Feb 7th, 2022

If you ever need a tooth extraction, knowing how to take care of your tooth socket after your procedure plays a significant role in the success of your recovery. Our teams at SPA Dental Group have the expertise and experience to perform extractions and wisdom teeth removal at our practices...

Can I Have My Teeth Whitened if I Have Sensitive Teeth? Jan 4th, 2022

Teeth whitening has become one of the most requested and popular services for improving your smile. One reason is that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. And what makes it more attractive is that getting whiter teeth is also a quick and easy process....

The Importance of Emergency Dental Care Dec 6th, 2021

If you experience dental trauma or an urgent oral health concern, you know you need immediate attention. So what should you do? If you wait for a regular dentist appointment, your oral health could experience permanent damage. Our teams at SPA Dental Group in the Midtown East area of Manhattan,...

When Oral Surgery Is Necessary Nov 8th, 2021

The thought of oral surgery can be a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.  When you visit SPA Dental Group for your dental concerns, our teams provide the highest level of care for your oral health. We’re expert oral surgeons that first consider all dentistry techniques before recommending...

Why Invisalign Might Be Right for You Oct 7th, 2021

If you’re ready to make corrections to your teeth, whether they’re crooked or misaligned, Invisalign might be the best option for you.  This innovative cosmetic technology can change the appearance of your smile and benefit your oral health without anyone knowing. The clear aligner therapy is almost invisible, offering a...

6 Problems That Dental Veneers Improve Sep 6th, 2021

Do you have dental issues that you’d like to have corrected? Or do you wish you could change the aesthetics of your smile? Dental veneers might be your answer. At SPA Dental Group, we have two convenient locations — one in the midtown east area of Manhattan, New York, and...

The Importance of Fluoride Aug 6th, 2021

You might think of fluoride as something that’s added to toothpaste, but did you know that fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral? Fluoride is a chemical ion of fluorine, one of the chemicals on the periodic table of elements, and it can be found in water, soil, and rocks.  Fluoride...

Who Can Benefit From a Mouth Guard Jul 9th, 2021

When you think about preventive dental care, you probably imagine your routine dental cleaning or fluoride treatments. While cleanings, dental x-rays, and fluoride treatments are preventive services, they aren’t the only ones. Dr. Shebani Pahwa, Dr. Maham Siddiqui, and Dr. Samantha Ben-Ezra also considers night guards and mouth guards to...

Is an Abscess Serious? Jun 17th, 2021

Dental emergencies, including abscesses, can pop up seemingly overnight. If you spot the tell-tale signs of an abscess, you might wonder if you can tough it out at home δΈ€ or if you need treatment. Because dental abscesses can lead to serious complications, Dr. Shebani Pahwa, Dr. Maham Siddiqui, and...

How Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Dental Anxiety May 18th, 2021

It’s not uncommon to feel a little jittery before a big dental procedure, but you shouldn’t let dental anxiety keep you from getting the care you need. As many as 20% of adults avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Unfortunately, avoiding a problem (such as a cavity) can...

Understanding the Issues Invisalign Can Correct Apr 15th, 2021

More than nine million Americans have experienced the power of the Invisalign ® clear aligner system — and that includes almost 1.5 million teens! Not only is Invisalign more comfortable than traditional metal braces, but it can also correct a variety of issues.  Whether you’re interested in Invisalign because it’s...

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry Mar 10th, 2021

If your baby has sprouted his or her first tooth, you might wonder when it’s time to start regular dental care. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should start pediatric dental care as soon your baby’s first tooth appears or around their first birthday — whichever comes...

How Teeth Whitening Works Feb 1st, 2021

Are your favorite foods staining your teeth? Red sauces, wine, and coffee are notorious for causing less-than-dazzling smiles, but thankfully, you’re not stuck with yellow teeth — and over-the-counter options aren’t your only options. Professional teeth whitening treatments can brighten your smile in as little as one appointment. Here at...

Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Jan 17th, 2021

It might seem like a rite of passage to have your wisdom teeth removed, but experts — including the American Public Health Association —  have cautioned against prophylactic wisdom teeth removal. With this in mind, how do you know if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed?  Not everyone...

How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Dec 7th, 2020

Most people list picture-perfect smiles as a top aesthetic goal, but few people are actually born with red carpet-ready smiles. Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your teeth by addressing minor imperfections like stains or misshapen teeth. Here at SPA Dental Group, our experienced team of providers offers a...

Help! I Knocked My Tooth Out Nov 4th, 2020

Did you know athletes are 60 times more likely to have a tooth knocked out if they aren’t wearing a mouthguard? Although wearing mouthguards can help reduce the risk of injuring your teeth, athletic events aren’t the only cause of knocked-out teeth. Falls, bicycle accidents, and accidental collisions also contribute...

Common Reasons You Might Need Oral Surgery Oct 4th, 2020

Have you been delaying oral surgery? It’s not always easy to think about surgery, but the reality is oral surgery can improve the form and function of your mouth and eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like jaw pain. According to the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report, oral surgery can support your oral health...

Is Invisalign a Good Teeth Straightening Option For Me? Sep 9th, 2020

Are you bothered by crooked or misaligned teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. Almost everyone — a whopping nine out of 10 people — has some degree of misaligned teeth. While traditional metal braces have been the go-to for decades, they’re known to be uncomfortable and at times, downright...

Calm Your Jitters With Sedation Dentistry Aug 5th, 2020

It’s not uncommon to feel a little jittery or anxious when heading to the dentist. In fact, research shows that 58% of individuals feel anxious about heading to the dentist. According to WebMD, about 20% of those individuals avoid the dentist because of those jitters. You don’t have to miss...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Jul 15th, 2020

You’ve finally treated yourself to professional teeth whitening with Opalescence. And now, you’ve got the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. But how can you keep that smile from dulling? At SPA Dental Group, our team of providers knows the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile. That’s why we’ve created...

How Dental Implants Can Boost Your Confidence and Improve Your Oral Health Jun 22nd, 2020

Did you know over 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, tooth loss can occur for many reasons, including tooth decay, infections, wear and tear, and gum disease. Injuries — including sports injuries — can also lead to tooth loss.  At...

Health Starts at Home Nov 20th, 2019

In accordance with the American Dental Association (ADA), individuals are advised to brush two to three times a day, with a pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride is like a "vitamin" present in toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay or cavities. It is also added to the tap water...

No Evidence Charcoal Toothpastes Are Safe Nov 20th, 2019

Noting the prevalence of health and beauty products containing charcoal, PopSugar (3/7, Shiffer) questions whether using charcoal toothpastes to whiten teeth is safe. “Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s safe,” said Ada Cooper, DDS, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “Charcoal toothpastes often contain a variety of...