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Improving Smiles

Scaling and Planing Treatment Process

Our patients in Manhattan rely on Dr. Clifford Melnick’s expertise in the fields of periodontics and laser dentistry to ensure the health and aesthetics of their smiles. Scaling and Root Planing Candidates Scaling and root planing are used in the treatment of periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. Gum disease is the infection of […]


Common Causes of Tooth Loss

A smile is one of the first physical attributes that we notice when meeting someone. It can affect relationships with coworkers, managers, friends, and significant others. Here at Fifth Avenue Periodontics, our Manhattan cosmetic dentists and staff share a common goal: helping our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Our team of dentists offers our […]


Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease can range from a minor problem to a severe problem. It’s important that you brush your teeth regularly, floss every night, and meet with your dentist twice a year. Doing so will prevent major dental health issues from occurring. There are different stages of gum disease, and the earlier it can be caught […]


The Mouth – A Window into the Health of the Body

The mouth is a window into the health of the body Many nutritional deficiencies or general infections can be seen by observing changes in the oral cavity.  Systemic diseases which affect the entire body such as diabetes, AIDS, pemphigus, and Sjogren’s syndrome may first become apparent due to lesions in the mouth. Periodontitis and Systemic Disease […]


Dental Implants Timeline

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it’s important that you meet with a Manhattan cosmetic dentist as soon as possible. Doing so can help you avoid major dental problems down the road. You see, when you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, there are a number of aesthetic problems and dental health […]


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