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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 DLM Developer | June 3rd, 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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Meet Inna Chern

by Dr. Inna Chern | January 9th, 2019

In today’s blog post you’ll learn more about Dr. Inna Chern and her approach to your care at New York General Dentistry… Where are you from and how did you become a dentist? I’m proud to say that I was lucky enough to hail from the best city in the world, New York. I grew…

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Are You Grinding Your Teeth? It Might Be Doing More Damage Than You Think…

by Dr. Inna Chern | November 30th, 2018

Recently, I’ve noticed something at my practice. There’s a growing number of patients who come in for routine care and complain of TMJ related problems like tooth grinding (bruxism) and clenching. Even more surprising is that patients of all ages are suffering these problems. At New York General Dentistry, my patients range in age from…

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A Great Alternative to Flippers During Implant Treatment

by Dr. Inna Chern | April 29th, 2018

Implants are becoming more and more common these days and patients are using them routinely to replace missing teeth both in the back and front of the mouth. The standard of making temporaries for this area has been a flipper which is an appliance that comes in and out of the mouth. Eating with it…

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Clear Braces and Bisphosphonates

by Dr. Inna Chern | February 18th, 2018

​Several years ago it was found that Bisphosphonates had a major impact on the mouth specifically to the bone around the teeth and making up the jaw. They are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis. Patients were warned to tell their dental provider of their use because they often led to problems after teeth extractions. With the…

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A Drill-Free Approach to Getting Rid of White Spots in Teeth

by Dr. Inna Chern | January 17th, 2018

​I’ve had countless patients come in complaining of white spots on their teeth especially after removal of braces. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a great alternative for the their removal without drilling and tooth structure removal. I tried a few products and finally came across a product which showed promise and was a conservative, painless way…

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Bleaching Do’s!!!!

by Dr. Inna Chern | December 24th, 2017

Almost daily, I am asked about teeth bleaching and the potential damage to enamel which is a myth that continues to haunt our profession. I bleach my teeth professionally and would never recommend a product that I never tried on my own teeth. Over using a bleaching product past its recommended dosage, like medication, can…

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A Great Gift Idea for the Environmentally Conscious

by Dr. Inna Chern | November 17th, 2017

As a whole, our society is focusing on being more environmentally conscious. For the first time in decades the ozone layer is shrinking and to me that’s proof , that we are slowly but surely doing something right. As a dentist, I always like to find ways our profession can contribute to preserving the environment.…

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Acupuncture and Dentistry

by Dr. Inna Chern | November 16th, 2017

I recently hurt my neck and the first place I thought to go was my acupuncturist. As I lay there and felt my pains diminish, I contemplated my dream of getting certified to be an acupuncturist. As a holistic minded person, I know there are many systemic things in the facial/oral area that could be…

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Is It Possible to Stop Cavities in Their Track? YES

by Dr. Inna Chern | October 16th, 2017

I’m always up for new products and using myself as a guinea pig. This product was introduced to me by a pediatric dental colleague. Its called Advantage Arrest and its main component is silver diamine fluoride. It claims to arrest ( stop cavities ) at the enamel level so no fillings are necessary. It can…

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Cosmetic and Holistic Implants

by Dr. Inna Chern | October 9th, 2017

I recently had a patient who came to the office concerned about the metal in conventional implants and fillings. She came to the office originally to have her mercury fillings replaced by white composites. She was missing a tooth in the back and several dentists recommended an implant. She was hesitant to have a traditional…

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Great Remedies for the Oh-So-Annoying Canker Sore

by Dr. Inna Chern | September 26th, 2017

They come when you least expect them and range from annoyances to really painful…the elusive canker sore. Canker sores also known dentally as aphthous ulcers are small, shallow, benign sores in the mouth or at the base of the gums. They can be caused by injury (ie biting your cheek), stress, spicy foods, vitamin deficiencies…

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Take Home Ayurvedic Remedy For Whiter, Brighter Teeth

by Dr. Inna Chern | September 20th, 2017

I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for 12 years. Avurveda is a system of medicine with roots in India and often goes hand in hand with yogic practice. A few years back, I went to a seminar at my favorite yoga center and learned about “oil pulling” which for years has been used in…

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