Don’t try this at home!!!

The new trend “DIY teeth straightening”

There seems to be a new trend going around. Children are fixing their own teeth BY THEMSELVES!!! This new technique is replacing the need of getting braces by using rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line or any other material. However, Orthodontists are warning the parents and patients that this is a very dangerous thing to do. This technique can actually cause irreparable damage to your teeth.

It may look simple to do but in the end, it may cost you more then what it should have. As doctors, we highly recommend people to not try it at home. It is better to choose someone, an orthodontist, who knows how to fix your teeth properly. DeWayne B. McCamish, DDS, MS, president of the American Association of Orthodontists, states that “You have to remember that the goal of good orthodontic treatment is obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime – shortcuts can be disastrous.” It may look tempting and cool to try something new, especially since everyone else is doing it, but remember “shortcuts can be disastrous.”

If you are looking for a dentist in New York, then Omnident NY is here to help! We care about your teeth and smile just as much as you do. Just give us a call or stop by our office to schedule your next appointment. If you simply would like more information on the services we have to offer, visit our website or give us a call.

“Your smile is our passion!”

tooth bleaching

Tooth Bleaching in Rockefeller Center

Brighter smile with Tooth Bleaching

Tooth bleaching is the process in which it helps remove stains, discoloration, and lightens teeth. Many people – from different ages – tend to have their teeth go from white to possibly even yellow. This could be for various reasons like:

Food and Drink

Coffee, tea, and red wine are the three major drinks that cause staining. The one thing they all have in common is an intense color pigment called chromogens. This pigment attaches to the white outer part of your tooth which leaves a stain.

Tobacco Use

Tobacco has two chemicals that cause stains: tar and nicotine causing for the teeth to turn into a yellowish color.


Over time, the outer enamel (the outer shell of the teeth) becomes thinner and it starts turning into a yellowish color.


If you have been hit in the mouth, you may possibly experience a change of color because of the injury.


Certain medications and treatments can cause teeth darkening as a side effect.


Over the years tooth bleaching has become more and more popular. If there is a slight chance that someone can get it done they would. Tooth bleaching is a worthwhile investment with long term benefits.

There are three ways in which a person can attain whiter teeth.

  1. Whitening Toothpastes – There are many toothpastes that help remove surface stains but some are more powerful than others. Note that toothpaste do not change the color of the teeth it only removes stain.


  1. In-Office Bleaching – This procedure is called chairside bleaching and it only requires one office visit. The procedure is simple: The dentist will either apply a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield would be used to protect the gums. After that the bleach is applied to the teeth.


  1. At-Home Bleaching – Many people use whitening strip which is simply just a strip that sticks to your teeth and stays there for a couple of minutes or couple of hours depending what the instructions say.


If you are thinking about tooth bleaching stop by today at our office (Omnident in Rockerfeller Center). Dr. Ridney Fils-Aime will make sure your smile is perfect!