Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dry Mouth Discomfort

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Saliva is critical for swallowing the food that we consume and for keeping our mouths moist at all times. When our mouths have adequate saliva flow, this protects us from tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even bad breath. Dry mouth can occur as a side effect of certain medications, or as a result of an underlying medical condition. To save yourself from dry mouth, visit Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts.


Dry mouth can leave the oral cavity feeling as if all the water in the world isn’t enough to quench your thirst. It can also cause a sore throat and make it difficult to eat and speak. Treatment options for dry mouth depend on the severity of the condition but usually, consist of saliva substitutes and/or a mouth rinse designed to alleviate symptoms of dry mouth.


If you experience dry mouth, give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                                                       (212)681-0939

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Invisalign

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Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts has seen many patients transform their smiles by using Invisalign.  Invisalign is the invisible alternative to braces for adolescent and adult orthodontic patients.  Invisalign does the job of traditional braces without metal brackets and wires – saving patients from the dreaded ‘metal mouth’ look throughout their treatment.  Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to correct mild to moderate spacing or crowding of the teeth.  Severe misalignment may require another method, so always consult your dentist. 


To straighten your teeth with Invisalign, we begin with an examination. Then, impressions or scans of your teeth are used to create a full set of aligners customized to your teeth and your treatment plan.  A typical treatment plan consists of a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth, and can be completed in less than a year. Depending on your individual treatment plan, each set of aligners should be worn at least 20 hours a day for about two weeks. The aligners should be removed to eat and to brush and floss.


To learn more about Invisalign and all the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                                                       (212)681-0939

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Foods that Improve Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be embarrassing, especially if someone else notices before you do. Bad breath can be easy to mask but when it becomes persistent it may be problematic. Certain foods can taint your breath for hours, which is why we’d like to educate our patients on foods that can improve the smell of bad breath. To ultimately prevent bad breath, you should schedule routine checkups with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts twice a year.


Bad breath begins with diet and proper oral hygiene habits. After eating foods like tuna, onions, or garlic a simple solution to bad breath would be chewing gum or mints that contain xylitol. Foods that help mask bad breath include yogurt, as well as fruits and vegetables that have high water content. Additionally, it’s always beneficial to brush, floss, and use an American Dental Association approved mouth rinse.


If you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Drink More Water!

Water is not only good for the waistline; it does wonders for oral health. Sugary beverages such as soft drinks, energy drinks, and juices may wash down your meal, but they provide no nutritional value to your teeth. Water, however, cleans the mouth with every sip by washing away acids that attack the teeth. If you’re looking for more reasons to drink water, Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts is here to give you a few.


Drinking water has more benefits for teeth than bottled water. This is because tap water contains fluoride, also known as nature’s natural cavity fighter that contains elements that replenish enamel. Sugary beverages feed off the plaque that lingers on your teeth, so be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to prevent cavities. Though you can’t build a healthy mouth of drinking water alone, you’re doing yourself a favor by drinking as much as possible, for your smile and your overall health.


If you have questions or concerns about dental health, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thank You for Your Positive Reviews!

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Here at Elite Dental Arts, Dr. Nick Mobilia and staff appreciate feedback from our patients because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our staff would not only like to thank Joe C. for leaving this positive review, but we would like to thank him for being a dedicated patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!   


“I have known Dr. Mobilia for over 20 years. Dr. Mobilia is extremely knowledgeable in his field and a top notch dentist. I would not trust my teeth to anyone else. He is professional and pleasant and conveniently located. His staff is friendly and accommodating. His office is up to date with the latest technology and advanced dental treatments. Not to mention it is always 100% clean and spotless. But most of all, Dr. Mobilia is 100% knowledgeable in is the field and excellent at what he does. if you are searching for a dentist, look no further, once you experience a visit at his office you will develop the same kind of loyalty that I and every single one of his patients have. Sometimes I wish I have cavities, just so I get to go back!


Joe C”


If you would like to leave a testimonial or are interested in learning more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, call 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bad Dental Habits

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Biting your nails and opening packages with your teeth may seem harmless, but you’ll be surprised to learn that you can chip a tooth this way. Certain habits such as these can be detrimental to your dental health. Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts can treat tooth sensitivity, but prevention is always best. If your teeth are sensitive and you practice any of these bad habits, we encourage you to try your best and cut back.



  • ·         You’re brushing too hard – over time, if you brush with too much force, you can wear down the protective layers of your teeth and expose the microscopic hollow tubes or canals that lead to your dental nerves. When these tubules are exposed, tooth sensitivity is a result.

  • ·         You’re eating too many acidic foods – If the pathways to your nerves are exposed, acidic foods will cause you pain.

  • ·         You have tooth decay – If you have tooth decay, it’s easy for bacteria to accumulate in these tiny crevices, which causes acid build-up and enamel breakdown.

  • ·         You’re a tooth grinder – Grinding your teeth can wear down your enamel. This exposes the dentin and causes sensitive teeth.


If you have questions or concerns about dental health, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to Care for Bridges

Our skilled doctors at Elite Dental Arts can craft all kinds of artificial teeth for our patients, but to ensure that their new teeth last a lifetime, patients need to know how to care for them. Dental bridges are an important tool for repairing bite function, but because they present some unusual surfaces for plaque to accumulate on, some extra steps are required to floss them properly.

Fortunately, flossing with bridges isn’t hard; it just requires some new tools. A dental threader is a soft, needle-like device which is used to pull a strand of floss under a bridge and loop it around so the patient can grab it at both ends. The patient can then floss along the bridge and adjoining teeth in an arc-motion. There are also specialty brands of floss which have stiffened tips to allow them to be pushed under a bridge.

Implant-supported bridges may have larger empty spaces between the gum and the prosthetic structure. This allows larger bits of food to get stuck, but also allows them to be dislodged with a proxy brush. It is also becoming more common for makers of electric toothbrushes and water picks to make pieces designed for use with implants and the prosthetic teeth they support.

Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017                                                                             (212)681-0939