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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dental Crown Procedure

If you have teeth that are worn down, excessively decayed or cracked, then you may benefit from a dental crown. The goal of a dental crown is to restore the functionality of a tooth as well as its shape, size, and appearance. Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts offers dental crowns as a service to patients and would like to explain the procedure.

If you are a candidate for a dental crown, Dr. Nick Mobilia will need to prepare the tooth for the crown first. This may involve taking a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. Before the crown is applied, you will be able to discuss anesthesia options with Dr. Mobilia to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.

Once an impression of the tooth is made, a temporary crown will be placed while the final restoration is created in a dental laboratory. Once the permanent crown is ready, the patient will have their final appointment to have it placed.

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                                                                             (212)681-0939

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dry Sockets

Though we at Elite Dental Arts strive to save our patients’ teeth, there are times when extractions are the best choice for ensuring overall oral health. In those cases, it is important to prevent the patient from developing a dry socket.

A dry socket occurs when there is no blood clot to protect the extraction site. The subsequent drying out is painful and puts the patient at risk of infection. A blood clot could fail to form if the patient is taking certain medication, such as birth control. It could also be knocked loose by suction, as when a patient sips through a straw, which is why we advise them not to do this.

However, dry sockets do sometimes happen. This may not even be the patient’s fault—complicated extractions requiring incisions always have a higher risk. If a patient still suffers severe pain two days after the extraction, they should seek an emergency appointment. We’ll clean the socket with a vacuum, apply medicated wound dressing, and provide the patient with painkillers and antibiotics. We’ll want to monitor the patient more closely after that, but regularly changing the wound dressing should be all that’s needed.

Nick M. Mobilia, DDS, owns and operates Elite Dental Arts, at 9 East 45th St, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10017. To set up an appointment, call 212-681-0939, or visit EliteDentalArts.com.



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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Care for Dentures


As a clinic specializing in restorations, Elite Dental Arts provides care to many patients with dentures. To ensure that they get the best preventive care possible, we’re providing this guide to oral hygiene following a full-mouth restoration with removable prosthetics.

Regardless of whether or not a patient’s dentures are retained with implants, they’ll need to be removed every night. This provides the patient’s gums with a chance to rest and the patient with a chance for brushing. It is best to keep two soft-bristled toothbrushes, one of which can be used in the mouth, and one for use on the dentures.  Because they do not produce a protective film like natural teeth, dentures are easily scratched by gritty minerals and require specially-made toothpaste.

Keeping dentures moist is as important as keeping them clean. They may be kept overnight in cleaning solution or water, but the water should be at room-temperature. Dentures are made of flexible plastic, so they easily warp. If they break or need to be refitted, they should be brought to a dental professional.

Nick M. Mobilia, DDS, owns and operates Elite Dental Arts, at 9 East 45th St, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10017. To set up an appointment, call 212-681-0939, or visit EliteDentalArts.com.



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