Let us help you maintain superb dental health for a lifetime with routine preventive care. Checkups and cleanings help us keep your smile sparkling by detecting oral issues earlier. We’ll recommend additional treatments as we see fit, like dental sealants, TMJ/bruxism therapy, oral cancer screenings, children’s dentistry, and even emergency care when you need it. Dr. Nina Chang, Dr. Ana Kim, and our whole team invite patients from Manhattan NY and the Greater New York area into our office for preventive care.
When you’re at the office of Dental Serenity of Manhattan, we strive to provide top services of the very highest quality. Your oral hygiene routine is a key aspect of your overall dental health and our treatment plans — and with a checkup and cleaning every six months, we can help you to avoid the need for costly, complex restorative treatments (like root canal, crown and bridge, etc.) later on. Let us help you establish a solid hygiene routine to keep your teeth healthy, white, and beautiful for years to come.
If you ever have questions about how you can take better care of your teeth at home, feel free to ask our friendly dental team. Patient education is a big part of what we do, and we always have plenty of time to answer questions and address concerns while you’re at Dental Serenity of Manhattan.
Your teeth and gums are an essential part for your oral and overall health. Let us help you enjoy long-lasting wellness with regular preventive care. It all starts with you scheduling and attending a checkup and cleaning every six months!
Dental sealants provide significant protection against cavities and infection on the premolars and molars. The surface of these back teeth is covered in pits and grooves that trap food particles and bacteria, accelerating the rate of decay. Cavities on the molars are especially common in children, whose shaky dental hygiene techniques often cause them to miss spots while they brush. Dental sealants are applied painlessly and dry within a matter of minutes, providing big-time decay prevention for patients of all ages.
Many adults experience a clicking, popping, painful jaw. When discomfort interrupts your daily activities, making it difficult to eat and speak, your dentist may recommend treatment for TMJ/bruxism. The TMJ is your temporomandibular joint, the connection of ligaments, nerves, and bones that allows your jaw to open, close, and move from side to side.
Women are slightly more likely to experience pain in the TMJ and nighttime teeth grinding than men, but the condition affects adults of all ages and stages of life. It is frequently caused by dental misalignments, facial trauma or injury, or stress. If you have a painful jaw or frequently grind your teeth at night, we provide treatment with occlusal splints or adjustments, which realign your TMJ to take pressure off your jaw.
Early detection of oral cancer greatly aids in positive outcomes. Unfortunately, the disease is often caught in its later stages, when successful treatment is difficult. But with increased awareness surrounding oral cancer and the need for regular screenings, Dental Serenity of Manhattan can improve the odds for adults in and around Manhattan and the Greater New York area. Adults of all ages should have an oral cancer screening at least annually. People who smoke or have a family history of oral cancer should be especially vigilant when it comes to regular screenings. Dr. Chang or Dr. Kim will look for the irregularities that indicate cancer, including lumps, bumps, discolored patches, and sores that do not heal after two weeks. If we do detect a suspicious area, we will talk you through your next steps to help you get the follow-up treatment you need as soon as possible.
You never know when a knocked out tooth, toothache, broken tooth, or any other urgent situation will strike you or someone you love. When it happens to you, remain calm knowing you can call the emergency dentist at Dental Serenity of Manhattan. Dr. Chang, Dr. Kim, and our entire team are prepared to get you out of pain and on with your life!
Some examples of common dental emergencies include…
Avoid dental emergencies by protecting your smile with a custom-fitted sports guard during contact sports, and steer clear of bad habits like biting your nails, chewing on ice, and opening packages with your teeth. And remember, when the unexpected still manages to happen, get in touch with us ASAP!
Your child’s smile requires special care. Their teeth are at a greater risk of decay than your own, and identifying certain orthodontic issues at a young age can reduce the treatment time with braces later on. Trust your favorite smile to the children’s dentist in Manhattan! Dr. Chang and Dr. Kim warmly welcome young patients, and we all take a friendly approach with kids to ensure they take away only positive memories of their time in the dental chair!