Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How To Avoid Stained Teeth


Worried that your teeth aren’t looking their best? There are a few tips and tricks to avoiding stained teeth. At Elite Dental Arts Dr. Nick Mobilia wants you to have a smile you can be proud of. That’s why we’ve put together some ways to keep your teeth bright and white!


The biggest causes of stained teeth are from the beverages we consume. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are the biggest culprits. Smoking is also known to stain teeth. If you’re an avid hot beverage drinker, there are a few suggestions. First, try drinking through a straw. This minimizes the amount of contact your teeth have with your drinks. A straw gives you your caffeine boost while bypassing your pearly whites.


Another tip is to drink these beverages in moderation. Try drinking more water, or at least drink water in between your next cup of joe. Water washes away sugar, bacteria, and beverage residue from your teeth. The ideal solution is to take a sip of your beverage and then a drink of water. It may seem silly but it works.


There’s never a bad time to brush your teeth. This includes after finishing up a relaxing cup of tea. The longer you let the residue remain on your teeth, the more it will stain. Brushing freshens your breath and your smile! Don’t forget to floss too!


There’s no need to hide your smile! Follow these tips to keep yourself and your mouth happy. Visit Elite Dental Arts in New York, NY, for your bi-annual checkups. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia or our hygienist Jessica, visit our website or call 212-681-0939.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

It can incredibly difficult and frustrating to keep your teeth looking good. As we age, our teeth naturally loose their lackluster coloring. Smoking and coffee can stain your teeth as well, along with food that is high in tannic acid like grapes and tea. Teeth whitening is the solution. At Elite Dental Arts, located in NYC, Drs. Nick M. Mobilia and Harvey Grossman offer Zoom! Whitening services.


There are two forms of Zoom! Whitening available. There is In-Office Whitening and Take-Home Whitening. Both of these types are guaranteed to increase the brightness of your smile. There is not much of a difference between the two besides where the whitening occurs. The In-Office system brightens your smile by eight shades, while the Take-Home system whitens by six shades.


The Zoom! In-Office System takes about an hour to complete. During the procedure, a light-activated whitening gel will be placed on your teeth. This is made out of hydrogen peroxide. When the light is applied to your teeth the hydrogen peroxide will begin to break down. Oxygen enters your teeth and whitens them. The entire procedure is completely painless. During the procedure, many patients relax, either sleeping, reading, or watching TV.


The Zoom! Take-Home Whitening System consists of whitening gels and trays for you to use at your home. Over the course of three days, you will wear the whitening gel on your teeth for 4-8 hours. Drs. Mobilia and Grossman will let you know the specifics for you individually.


To learn more about Zoom! Whitening, contact Elite Dental Arts. Our office is located in New York, NY. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Nick M. Mobilia and Harvey Grossman, visit our website or call 212-681-0939.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Invisalign are clear removable braces that are placed over your teeth. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear aligners will shift your teeth into a whole new smile. Drs. Nick M. Mobilia and Harvey Grossman want you to feel confident in your smile. That’s why we at Elite Dental Arts offer free Invisalign consultations.


Invisalign are the braces of the future. Say goodbye to uncomfortable metal braces. Invisalign are worn 24 hours a day, except when eating, brushing, and flossing. They are almost impossible to notice when wearing them because of their clear coloring. There’s no need to feel self-conscious with Invisalign.


Patients who experience the best results from Invisalign only have mild to moderate spacing and crowding issues. It is not recommended for more severe orthodontic care. Unaligned teeth, or malocclusion, is also treatable through Invisalign. When left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create unnecessary stress on the teeth and jaws.


At your appointment, Dr. Mobilia will use Invisalign imaging technology to take hundreds of pictures of your mouth. This lets us understand how your teeth fit together and bite. The computer program will outline what areas need to be shifted and how. It takes this information and creates your personal Invisalign.


As your teeth begin to shift and change, you will need to come back into the office to receive a new Invisalign. Each new aligner will bring you one step closer to your perfect smile. The complete process will take multiple appointments.


To learn more about your free Invisalign consultation, contact Elite Dental Arts. We are located in New York, NY. To schedule your appointment with Drs. Nick M. Mobilia and Harvey Grossman, visit our website or call 212-681-0939.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dental Crowns

Teeth naturally begin to lose their quality and appearance as we age. They become more susceptible to problems like decay, cracks, and discoloration. Dental crowns can help. If you feel like your smile isn’t what it once was, contact Elite Dental Arts.  Dr. Nick M. Mobilia provides these dental crown services.


Crowns can be made of zirconia, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. It is recommended that your crown be a porcelain fused crown or zirconia, as these look and feel the most natural. They can also be customized to match the coloring of your other teeth.


The entire process will take 2 appointments. At the first appointment, your tooth will be trimmed, reconfigured for reshaping and a mold will be taken of your newly shaped tooth. This mold or impression is what will be used to create your crown. We will send the impression off to a dental laboratory. It takes between 2-3 weeks for the crown to be made. You will be given a temporary crown until then.


At your final appointment, dental cement or bonding material will be used to set the crown onto your tooth. Crowns are durable and can last between 10-15 years. Make sure to care for it as you would any of your other teeth. The better you take care of your crown, the longer it will last.


If you are in need of a dental crown or dental work, contact Elite Dental Arts. We are located in New York, NY. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick M. Mobilia, visit our website or call 212-681-0939.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw bone to the skull at the temporal bone. It controls your jaw and mouth, allowing you to perform everyday functions like chewing and speaking. If you suffer from pain or aches in your jaw, either during movement or after, you might have a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. Elite Dental Arts, located in New York, NY., offers treatment for TMD with Dr. Nick M. Mobilia, D.D.S.


Common symptoms of TMD are pain in the jaw area, ear pain, headaches or neck aches, clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves, jaw getting stuck open, problems eating certain foods, and teeth grinding (bruxism). Teeth grinding is one of the more serious symptoms of TMD. When you grind your teeth, the bottom and top rows scrape against each other. Eventually, this continual movement will wear away the enamel. With the enamel gone, the dentin is exposed. This can cause sensitivity in the teeth and open up the mouth to bacterial infections.


The most common treatment for TMD is for Dr. Mobilia to prescribe you a night guard. A night guard is a clear insertable device that goes in your mouth and over your top teeth. It essentially acts as a barrier between your teeth. This keeps the teeth from grinding together. For short term relief, use over-the-counter pain relievers or hot/cold compresses. In cases of severe TMD, surgery may be needed. There are a few tips and tricks to preventing TMD. Avoid chewing gum or on other objects like pens. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol. When eating, try to chew your food evenly on both sides of the mouth.


If you are experiencing symptoms of TMD, contact Elite Dental Arts today. Dr. Nick M. Mobilia, D.D.S., is available for appointments by visiting our website or calling 212-681-0939.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are a great way to reshape your mouth and create a whole new smile. Veneers are a thin durable shell that are placed over your natural teeth. They can fix problems such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, and chipped teeth. At Elite Dental Arts, located in New York, NY., Dr. Nick M. Mobilia, D.D.S., offers veneers and other cosmetic services.


Veneers take 2-3 appointments to complete. At your first appointment with Dr. Moiblia, you will work together to decide on veneers that work best for you. There are many different options when it comes to the appearance of your veneers. It is recommended that you do independent research before your appointment. This allows you to have a better idea of what you want your veneers to look like. There are two major choices that need to be made when choosing your veneers: shape and color. Veneers are offered in both round and square shapes. It is a common misbelief that rounded teeth are more feminine, while square teeth are more masculine. This is not true and both shapes are available regardless of gender. For color, veneers come in shades of natural all the way to Hollywood levels of brightness. Once these decisions have been made, the next part of the process can begin.


Before veneers can be placed. Dr. Mobilia and our staff will clean your teeth. This allows for an easier bonding between the veneers and your natural teeth. Afterward, an impression of your teeth will be taken. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory to create your custom made and fit veneers. This takes about 10-14 days to complete. In the meantime, you will be given temporary veneers. At your final appointment, the permanent veneers will be bonded onto your teeth.


If you’re interested in our porcelain veneer services, or other cosmetic dentistry, contact Elite Dental Arts today. Elite Dental Arts is located in New York, NY. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick M. Mobilia, D.D.S., visit our website or call 212-681-0939.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for natural teeth that have either been removed or are missing, available at Elite Dental Arts in New York. These implants are better alternatives to procedures like bridges because dental implants require no alteration of other teeth. Dr. Nick M. Mobilia and our oral surgeon Dr. Harvey Grossman offer dental implant services to our patients.


The entire implant process itself takes a few months to complete. The first part of the procedure is to install the implant within the mouth. This implant is a dental screw that will be inserted into the jaw bone. During this procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Discuss any and all concerns with our staff, and we are more than happy to find a solution that works best for you. Once the patient is sedated, an incision is made into the gums. The dental implant is then inserted. After everything is finished, the gums will be sutured shut.


The implant will need 3-6 months to fully heal. During this process, the jaw bone will form around the implant. If needed, temporary crowns can be installed to allow you to eat and speak normally. Once the implant has healed, the next step can be taken. An abutment is placed onto the implant. This will be the base of your new tooth. From this, an impression will be made, which will be made into your permanent restoration. The permanent restoration will then be placed at your last appointment.


Dr. Nick M. Mobilia and Dr. Harvey Grossman are available for consultation and examinations through appointment. Contact Elite Dental Arts in New York by visiting our website or by calling 212-681-0939.