Welcome to the Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates blog. Intended to be a comprehensive resource for individuals interested in dental care, our blog hosts an abundance of information on the general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments and services available at our office. In addition, we use this page to highlight practice news, announce the acquisition of new dental technologies, and answer commonly asked questions pertaining to oral healthcare in general. If you would like more information on anything you stumble upon here, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dental professionals, please do not hesitate to contact our office online or by phone today. We look forward to helping you achieve—and maintain—healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

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What are the Benefits of an Early Orthodontic Screening?

While most adolescents don’t start orthodontic treatment until their pre-teen or teenage years, there can be substantial advantages to having your child evaluated for braces early on. The American Association of Orthodontists generally recommends taking your child for a screening no later than the age of seven to identify developing issues and potentially prevent existing problems from worsening. By having […]

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Dr. Victor Kagan Officially Published in January 2021 Issue of the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (CCED)

As a dentist actively involved in many aspects of scientific research, our highly skilled implant specialist — Victor Kagan, DDS — authored an extensive study exploring the relationship between tooth decay (caries) and the proximity of molar dental implants to adjacent teeth. Dr. Kagan’s research was recently accepted by the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (CCED) and published in […]

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How Does Stress Affect Oral Health?

Most people manage stress to some degree on a daily basis, whether stressful situations arise briefly or permeate one’s everyday life. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has generally amplified feelings of stress for the vast majority of the country, which presents a range of potential health issues for individuals in the Bronx and beyond. While stress is a well-known contributor to […]

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What’s the Best Way to Replace My Missing Teeth?

Patients in need of functionally effective, yet aesthetically pleasing restorations have many options for tooth replacement. At Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, dental implants and bridges are just two of our many treatment options to restore one or more missing teeth. While both are capable of filling spaces in your smile as well as strengthening your bite, there are distinct […]

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Is Going to the Dentist During the Pandemic Worth the Risk? A Study From MIT Shows Promising Results

With the ongoing transmission of COVID-19 cases across the country, many individuals in the Bronx and beyond are weighing the risks of leaving the house, whether for obligation or recreation, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Understandably so, as the virus has been proven to be highly contagious and largely passed on through person-to-person transmission of respiratory droplets. As individuals continue to […]

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Our Dental Office Is Open!

Video Image Placeholder We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Our office follows safety protocols […]

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

The feeling of fear, dread, and/or apprehension before visiting the dentist is a very common reaction from patients of all ages. There are a number of reasons why individuals may have a dental phobia, such as an uncomfortable experience during childhood, naturally sensitive teeth, or the fear of potentially painful treatment. Dr. Victor Oelbam and our dental team understand that […]

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COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Patient Families, As always, our staff is working hard to maintain a sterile environment. With the recent spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), raising concern across New York City, we are taking extra precautions to keep both our patients and ourselves safe. In addition to our standard practices, measures we are taking to keep the office sanitized, include: Following the […]

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Dr. Victor Kagan Authors Study in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Our highly skilled implant dentist, Victor Kagan, DDS, recently authored an article in the January 2020 issue of the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (CCED), a prestigious academic journal that serves as a leading research publication for dentists and dental specialists. This journal is indexed by PubMed®, meaning the peer-reviewed studies included in CCED reflect a higher scientific quality […]

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How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

We all know good oral care is key to maintaining a healthy smile, but what exactly does an effective daily oral hygiene regimen entail? While some patients believe brushing their teeth once per day is sufficient to limit bacteria buildup, Dr. Victor Oelbaum—our Bronx-area cosmetic dentist—reveals that a truly clean and sanitary mouth requires a few extra steps. Ideally, patients […]

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