Wednesday, April 25, 2018

TMJ/TMD – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJ_D.jpgTo put it simply, the temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint. Each of us has two temporomandibular joints located on each side of the head, which work together as a pair. These joints are what allow us to eat, chew, and speak properly, but sometimes, it can cause discomfort. Because these joints are overworked on a daily basis, pain can develop, and may even restrict movement. If you experience any of the following symptoms, speak with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts about TMJ disorder.


If you experience an ache in the jaw that is affecting the way you eat or speak, this may be due to a temporomandibular joint disorder. Grinding the teeth and constant gum chewing may make the pain worse. If you develop frequent headaches, a locked jaw, or notice a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth, seek a diagnosis of TMJ. Once Dr. Nick Mobilia has evaluated your symptoms, he can suggest a solution that is right for you.


If you have questions or concerns about TMJ/TMD treatment, 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.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Braces Pain

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Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts has seen many smiles transformed with braces.  But we all know braces are a long process and there is some pain and discomfort along the way.  Patients with braces often feel a little discomfort after their wires have been tightened, and patients with new braces usually experience some uncomfortable chafing as their mouth gets used to braces.  These are both normal occurrences and you can ease the pain while getting to your perfect smile!   


With a new set of braces, the insides of cheeks and lips will rub against the brackets and wires.  The soft tissue will toughen as your mouth gets accustomed to the braces, but at first it can create sore spots.  Dental wax is a great defense against this.  Just a small piece can cover the edge of a bracket and relieve any chafing.  After a set of braces is tightened a patient will also feel some pain and soreness.  The patient should eat soft foods right after a tightening if they are experiencing discomfort.  If the pain continues, over-the-counter pain relievers like Advil and Motrin are helpful.  Please still contact the office if you experience any extreme or long-lasting discomfort.


To learn more about orthodontic treatment 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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Benefits of ZOOM Whitening

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ZOOM whitening is an in-office procedure that Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts offers to patients to enhance the appearance of one’s smile. Tooth discoloration occurs from sipping wine, coffee, and/or smoking. Fortunately, the ZOOM in-office tooth whitening procedure removes these stains without damaging enamel and tooth structure. Whether you want to touch up your smile or transform it completely, Dr. Mobilia can help.


Before deciding if ZOOM whitening is right for you, Dr. Mobilia will evaluate your mouth as well as your oral and lifestyle habits. Once you decide that ZOOM is right for you, the procedure will take less than one hour. During the procedure, your eyes, lips, and gums are completely covered and protected throughout the entire procedure. The procedure consists of three 15-minute sessions for a total treatment time of 45 minutes. Immediately afterward, a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste-gel is applied to the teeth.


If you have questions or concerns about teeth whitening, 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                                                                             (212)681-0939

Friday, March 30, 2018

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 Elaine B. for leaving this positive review, but we would like to thank her for being an excellent patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!   


“I can’t say enough about my dentist. To me, he is like a dental god who has a natural gift of healing. I met Dr. Nick Mobilia approximately 11 years ago. I was having a problem with a crown that another dentist had placed. Dr. Mobilia, with his gentle touch, caring ways and trusted hands corrected a bad situation. From that day on I have never looked anywhere else for my dental needs. I have had a lot of problems with my teeth, gums, and jaw due to hereditary reasons. Before Dr. Mobilia, I was a dental mess. Now not only do I have a movie star smile, I no longer suffer from pain and embarrassment.


Dr. Mobilia is a phenomenal dentist that gives painless injections. Dr. M has performed gum surgeries, extractions, placed and restored implants, Invisalign, Botox, and Restylane injections. I feel like a new person with all my thanks to Dr. M and his outstanding dentistry. He is the only dentist for me and my family. He is a wonderful, kind, caring and friendly person. Even my children love to go to the dentist because he has a great personality and they feel they have a friend. If you are anything like me, you’ll appreciate his meticulously clean state of the office and friendly dental team. Just make an appointment and see for yourself. Then you can write back and thank me for my referral.” –Elaine B.


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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Porcelain Veneers

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Patients of Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts are always asking about the latest cosmetic fixes for teeth. There are many options available for whitening or straightening teeth, but veneers are a great cosmetic option that can help staining and cracked or chipped teeth.  Even crooked teeth and small gaps can be made into a sparkling smile with porcelain laminate veneers.


Patients can have a new smile using porcelain laminate veneers in as little as two visits. First, you and a dentist will discuss the shape and look you want for your new smile.  Once your teeth are prepared for the treatment, an impression of your teeth is taken. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory to make the final product.  Ask us about temporary cosmetic options for you to wear for the two weeks it may take for the custom product to be fabricated. On your final visit, the veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth for you to wear home and wear forever!


To learn more about custom porcelain veneers 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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Why are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Everyone has a set of wisdom teeth, but this set of ‘final molars’ often stays impacted.  Some patients experience these teeth beginning to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 24.  Even when that happens, there is not enough space in the mouth for these wisdom teeth to grow, which is why Dr. Nick Mobilia, DDS of Elite Dental Arts typically recommends extraction. 


Keeping wisdom teeth too long can cause oral discomfort, headaches, damage the surrounding teeth and put a patient at risk for infection. If you experience swollen or tender gums around the wisdom teeth, jaw pain, or facial swelling, give us a call. We can determine if you need your wisdom teeth removed, and discuss sedation options and procedure with you.  The procedure will include stitches and some down time, but following instructions, a patient’s recovery shouldn’t take more than a week.


To learn more about your wisdom teeth and all the services we provide at the 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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Caring for Invisalign

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Dr. Nick Mobilia, DDS of Elite Dental Arts offers Invisalign, the clear aligner system that straightens teeth without the metallic look of braces. Another perk of Invisalign clear aligners is that they require less maintenance and won’t prevent you from eating certain foods.  Although you won’t have to make changes to your diet, there are still guidelines you should follow to wear and care for your aligners.  You should remove Invisalign each time you eat, but if you do eat anything while wearing the aligners make sure to clean them thoroughly afterwards. It is also best to brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in.  Ideally when wearing clear aligners, you would only drink water. Colorful drinks can stain the aligners and too many hot drinks can eventually warp the plastic.  If you do drink anything other than water while wearing the aligners you should rinse them with warm water afterwards. 


Cleaning the clear aligners regularly is important for your teeth and straightening treatment.  Clear aligners can become discolored over time without losing their effectiveness, but the color can show on your own teeth and continue to darken.  Invisalign offers its own brand of cleaning solution, and there are several soaking solutions available over the counter, but brushing the aligners is also a sufficient cleaning option.  Do not use toothpaste to brush the aligners because subtle abrasive properties of toothpaste could harm the aligner.  It is best to use mild dish soap and a soft bristle brush to clean the aligners each time you brush your teeth.


To learn more about Invisalign and all the services we provide, 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