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Yes, Botox Can Help TMJ!

by Dr. Inna Chern | August 20th, 2021

You are probably familiar with Botox to treat wrinkles and fine lines, but did you know that dentists use Botox injections as well? In Midtown East, Dr. Chern and the New York General Dentistry team use Botox to treat TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder. If you suffer from frequent headaches, limited jaw movement, or jaw…

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A Drill-Free Approach to Removing White Spots on Your Teeth

by Dr. Inna Chern | August 5th, 2021

If you’re frustrated with visible white spots on your teeth (especially after having braces removed), you’re not alone. White spots have a variety of causes, but it likely feels as tho your white spots are the first thing people see when you smile. Up until recently, the best way to get rid of white spots…

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Invisalign for Adults: Invest In Your Smile

by Dr. Inna Chern | July 18th, 2021

Having braces as an adult can present some unique challenges. Not only can it be difficult to adjust your diet, but it can feel like braces are the only thing people see. Achieving a healthy, straight and radiant smile can be its own reward so it’s important to know that Invisalign can help! Here’s what…

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How Did My Teeth Get So Yellow And How Can My Dentist Help?

by Dr. Inna Chern | June 18th, 2021

If you’ve realized that your teeth look dim and stained in photos next to people with seemingly perfect pearly whites, you’re not alone. Common, harmless habits such as drinking coffee or red wine on a regular basis can stain teeth gradually without your awareness until you’re faced with an uncomfortable truth. Fortunately, Dr. Inna Chern…

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Why Preventative Dentistry Is So Important

by Dr. Inna Chern | February 17th, 2021

No one wants to experience the negative side effects of poor oral health, like tooth pain, sensitivity, or even tooth decay, which makes regular dental checkups and good hygiene a key part of any New Yorker’s routine. And although it may not seem like much at the moment, a few minutes per day spent taking…

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What Are Dental Inlays and Onlays?

by Dr. Inna Chern | January 27th, 2021

Perhaps not well known to those not in the dental profession, dental inlays and onlays are used to restore broken, cracked, or decayed teeth. They are made by taking an impression or scan of the damaged tooth and creating a durable mold or image of the damaged area, which is then placed in the mouth.…

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Botox at the Dentist

by Dr. Inna Chern | December 1st, 2020

Botox, an injectable produced using botulinum toxin, has many uses, both cosmetic and medical, that may surprise some patients. In the past several years, dentists have also started using Botox to improve their patients’ health in addition to cosmetic dentistry purposes. Here are some of the basics of how board-certified dentists like Dr. Chern use…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Dental Health

by Dr. Inna Chern | November 1st, 2020

If you have diabetes, you already know that the disease affects the body in numerous ways. The gums and teeth are no different. For some patients, your dentist may even be the first to notice diabetes symptoms. Here are a few things you should know about the connection between diabetes and your dental health. What…

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Straighten your teeth with Invisalign

by Dr. Inna Chern | October 1st, 2020

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, it’s a huge benefit to your confidence and dental health to have straight teeth. However, not everyone wants to go through the inconvenience and pain of traditional braces. For those looking to find an effective method of straightening their teeth without metal, Invisalign aligners are your go-to product. …

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Your Guide to Professional Teeth Whitening

by Dr. Inna Chern | September 1st, 2020

If you’ve ever tried teeth whitening at home, you’ve probably found the results to be a little underwhelming or even painful. There are a slew of products on the market that promise effective whitening, but it’s important to know that your best results will come with a little professional help. Your dentist can recommend your…

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Everything You Need to Know About Veneers – And How They Can Transform Your Smile

by Dr. Inna Chern | August 1st, 2020

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, veneers are hard to beat. The fact is, they can be an effective solution to many different concerns like misshapen, discolored, misaligned, or chipped teeth with long-term results. They can even make you look 10-20 years younger by improving wrinkles and building up the lip support of your lower…

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Why Choose the iTero Element Scanner?

by Dr. Inna Chern | July 1st, 2020

Dental technology is constantly improving, meaning higher quality and more comfortable care for the patient. Dr. Chern is now using the newly developed iTero Element Scanner in her practice to create precise and accurate models of the teeth using a method that is both more efficient for her practice and more comfortable and simpler for…

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Porcelain Crowns: What to Expect

by Dr. Inna Chern | June 30th, 2020

Tooth damage and decay can not only affect your oral health, but they can be a source of self-consciousness if not treated. Fortunately, porcelain crowns are a great long-term solution. It can seem daunting to wonder what to expect, so talking with your dentist about your options is a great place to start. Here’s what…

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The Most Common Symptoms of A Dental Problem

by Dr. Inna Chern | June 1st, 2020

If you’ve ever had concerns about your oral health, you know it can be stressful to wonder if it’s time to call your dentist or not. There are times when it’s appropriate to call your dentist and even necessary. At other times, you can simply manage the issue at home. Here’s a cheat sheet for…

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With All That’s Going On In The World… Stress Is At An All-Time High & It Can Affect My Teeth and TMJ

by Dr. Inna Chern | May 3rd, 2020

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and it’s likely that you know at least a little about stress and its negative effects on your body and mental health. But, one important thing to know is that stress can take a major toll on your teeth and jaw as well. For this reason, it’s more important…

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COVID19 & Dentistry: What Can I Expect and Do To Maintain My Dental and Systemic Health During the Pandemic?

by Dr. Inna Chern | April 7th, 2020

Currently, our world and society are in a pandemic of epic proportion. This global pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and staying home has been the primary message to help minimize the spread of disease. Many people are concerned about their overall health and the strong correlation between systemic and dental health…

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Say Goodbye to White Spots — No Drilling & No Pain!

by Dr. Inna Chern | August 8th, 2019

Many people suffer from pesky white spots on their teeth. It’s common and it’s nothing to worry about. But it can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and appearance.  As a dentist, (and a person!) I think everyone should pursue a beautiful smile. Fortunately, thanks to new high-tech treatments, getting the smile of your…

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My Thoughts On Invisalign & DIY Clear Braces

by Dr. Inna Chern | May 16th, 2019

We put a premium on the value of a beautiful smile. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, everyone definitely wants teeth that are perfectly straight! Straight teeth are a HUGE request in dental offices across the United States. Personally, I had metal braces as a child, as did many of my friends…

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CBD & Dentistry: The Facts You Need To Know

by Dr. Inna Chern | April 10th, 2019

The evolution of oral health as a function of systemic health has bought dentistry into the forefront of integrative medicine. Issues with tooth alignment and oral cavity size/shape and oral inflammation have links to sleep apnea, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and a slew of other health issues. I’m happy that dentistry has become a huge part…

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Airway Problems? Your Dentist Can Help!

by Dr. Inna Chern | February 12th, 2019

In the past year, I have embarked on an amazing journey to expand my dental knowledge in the direction of preventive and educational dentistry. Two years ago, I left my part-time position in academics to focus on private practice. But I missed the teaching aspect of my career and so decided to dive in to…

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