Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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It Can’t Hurt To Inspect Your Child’s Smile

Straight teeth offer more than just a perfect smile. They’re also healthy because crooked teeth have a harder time biting and chewing and they can slowly end up pushing together. This causes the enamel to wear down as the teeth grind together, causing some consistent pain and eventually leading to cavities and infection. Aside from… read more

Why Take An Impression When You Can Take A Scan?

3D imaging is a fairly new concept. It wasn’t that long ago that, when it came to looking at your teeth, the best a dentist or orthodontist could do was either use a panoramic x-ray machine to take a picture of all your teeth at once or else use a certain kind of putty to… read more

4 Appliances You Might Get From An Orthodontist

Orthodontics is all about making sure your teeth align properly so you get a healthy, beautiful smile. So while dentistry involves cleaning your teeth and filling cavities, orthodontics uses various appliances that attach to or around your teeth and then come off once your teeth meet correctly. Braces are the first things that come to… read more

Detect Oral Problems Early On In Your Child’s Life With A Free Orthodontic Exam

Life is hectic, to say the least, and each day brings along new challenges that are both good and bad. Time seems to be an enemy to parents and children alike because there just never seems to be enough of it to go around. However, we often go out of our way to complete tasks… read more

Early Orthodontics Exams Are Critical

Having an orthodontist look at a seven-year-old can sound like overkill. What’s the point of looking at the teeth and jaw of a child who still has so much growing to do and so many baby teeth to lose? But the fact that the mouth isn’t finished yet is exactly the point: orthodontists can spot… read more

Preparing Your Child For Their First Orthodontist Appointment

Seeing an orthodontist is something that many parents don’t really think about until their children are approaching those pre-teen years. However, the recommended age for a child’s first orthodontist appointment is 7, and that means even when their mouths may still be majority baby teeth. It’s during this time that some adult teeth are beginning… read more

What To Look For In An Orthodontist

Everyone is affected by dental health and hygiene. From regular cleanings and general health to surgeries and braces, dental health is a necessity in our everyday life, imperative to the functions that keep us alive and human. Something like this is not to be taken lightly. Therefore, if you or your loved one has gotten… read more

How Your Dental Health Affects Your Health Overall

Aside from aesthetics and difficulty maintaining proper oral hygiene you overall dental health can also affect you entire bodily health. Other than making it hard to get dates, neglecting your teeth can cause massive amount of bacteria to build up and negatively impact the rest of your body. This buildup of bacteria leads to inflammation… read more

How New York Teens Keep Their Confidence With Braces

You’ve heard the horror stories of your friends or family not smiling for basically however long they had their braces on. School photos where they look like they may not have any teeth and a shattered confidence until the day comes where those braces finally come off. Well that is not always the case. As… read more

3 Reasons Your Dentist Suggests Braces

The number one way patients come to an orthodontists office is through suggestion by their dentist. After all, this person has probably been looking in your mouth for years now and knows what they are talking about. Some patients that come to us are surprised but the suggestion, especially adults that maybe thought thy were… read more