Dental Procedures Home Care Instructions

What are Cavities?

Learn the proper dental after-care instructions from Dr. Ash Estafan and Dr. Stella Oh. It is very important for dentists to give the proper instructions to patients especially after dental procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, crowns or bridges and the like.

Learn the proper dental after-care instructions from Dr. Ash Estafan and Dr. Stella Oh. It is very important for dentists to give the proper instructions to patients especially after dental procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, crowns or bridges and the like.

Our goal at Madison Avenue Dentists is to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts for a lifetime and your personal home care routine plays a very important role to achieve that goal.

Please call us at tel:+12126880103 if you have more questions or you can book an appointment on our website to schedule a visit with the best Prosthodontists in New York City so we can discuss your dental health one on one.

Here are the links to the detailed after home care dental instructions pages depending on your case. We carefully wrote the things that you need to take care of when you have Dental Fillings, Dental Implant Surgery, Tooth Extraction, and Tooth Decay.

We also included additional dental tips for Brushing and Flossing, Using and Taking Care of Interdental Brush, Nightguard Care, and Denture Care.

  1. Care for your Recent Dental Filling
  2. After Your Dental Implant Surgery
  3. After Your Tooth Extraction
  4. Preventing Tooth Decay
  5. Brushing and Flossing
  6. Interdental Brush (Proxybrush and Piksters)
  7. Nightguard Care Instructions
  8. Denture Care Guideline

Do you feel anxious about seeing a Dentist?

Watch Dr. Estafan answer common anxiety questions and explain how Madison Avenue Dentists works to make sure you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door.

  • Nervous?
  • Will it hurt?
  • Will they be able to fix my tooth?
  • Will all my questions be answered?
  • Will I be able to smile more?
  • Will I be able to eat steak?
  • Is the office nice?
  • Are the dentists and staff friendly?


It’s normal to be nervous about the dentist. Very few people relax at the idea of sitting in the dentist’s chair. Sometimes we have a previous bad experience – other times we anticipate problems based on stereotypes. The days of white-knuckled painful dentistry are over. And there are so many ways to manage patients who are apprehensive about sitting in the chair. A dental office can be a relaxing place. Picture a clean, quiet office where the people are very nice, the chairs are comfortable and the dentist cares about your well being. Not just your teeth, but your time, your comfort-level and your mentality. Come in, sit, charge your phone. Have a cool drink of water. Need a pillow? Great, doesn’t that feel better? As we word, if you need to stop for any reason, raise your left hand. Anytime. It won’t be so bad. Dental visits really can be a good experience

Will it Hurt?

We don’t thing so but you be the judge. Dr Oh and Dr Estafan pride themselves on keeping patients comfortable. If this is the one thing that has been keeping you away, we think you may be pleasantly surprised. While not all procedures require a local anesthetic (like Novocain) it is standard now, but first, some numbing gel to take the edge off. Speaking of numbing gel, certain procedures can be done with just that (no needles). If and when the time comes for a needle, be sure that you won’t see it. We prefer not even saying the word ;D

Will They be able to Fix My Tooth?

We can fix almost any tooth. It all depends on the prognosis. Prognosis in dentistry is the likelihood that the restoration will last and perform. Dr Oh and Dr Estafan agree that the worst part of dentistry is extracting a tooth. Similarly, the best part is restoring a teeth which were once lost or broken down. We don’t rush to take teeth out, but in some instances there are better alternatives than keeping a diseased tooth. Sometimes a tooth needs a filling to get fixed up, or a porcelain veneer or onlay; sometimes it needs a root canal, post and crown. As long as the prognosis is good, we depend on those procedures every day to fix teeth. Occasionally a tooth is so badly broken down that even a root canal post and crown can only get us to a guarded or poor prognosis. It’s hard to justify doing all that work if the tooth is not likely to last 5-10 years. If however extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant and crown gives us a dramatically higher likelihood of reaching 20 years or more – then implant becomes a more logical choice. Couple that with the fact that implants will never decay; for the patient who gets cavities frequently, the implant is the clear choice. Not in every case – but for those cases of badly diseased teeth – it’s nice to have the implant option. How can we determine prognosis? This is where the extra three years of formal education as Prosthodontists sets Dr Oh and Dr Estafan apart from general dentists. Whenever possible, recommendations and advice is given based on credible clinical research. Do you want your dentist practicing new procedures and materials on you? Or would you prefer he/she perform the latest procedures that have been proven better? The same goes for treatment options. Our education and training makes us better at selecting and performing the best treatment for you.

Will My Questions Be Answered?

Yes. Absolutely. Not only will your questions be answered, Dr Oh and Dr Estafan know the kinds of questions patients have for all the procedures they do. If there is something you should know – but you have yet to ask the question – they will advise you. It became clear to them early in practice that when patients know what to expect, and when patients receive updates throughout the procedure, it makes it all that much less nerve-racking and more tolerable. Most questions are answered on the day you meet Dr Oh or Dr Estafan. The staff are also quite knowledgeable having been involved in so many treatments with the patients over the years. They are happy to answer questions or alert Dr Oh or Dr Estafan to the issue.

Will I Be Able to Smile More?

If you are not smiling more by the time you leave here, we have not done our job. It’s true, we are cosmetic dentists – for many patients we are improving their smile either with veneers, bonding, invisalign or even with a simple dental hygiene visit. But in a more global sense, we are taking care of you and your mouth. Many people traditionally avoid and dislike dental visits. Dr Oh and Dr Estafan are here to change that. Along with their caring staff, they have a goal of taking care of your mouths and doing so in the most pleasant manner possible. Our best indicator that we have all done our job is when a patient is smiling on their way out the door.

Will I Be Able to Eat a Steak?

If steak is what you want to eat, we will find a way to make it happen. Vegetarian? Vegan? The healthiest things to eat require the ability to chew food. Chewing is very difficult with dentures, partials or loose teeth. Healthy teeth and/or implants are generally what’s required to eat steak, salad, nuts bite into an apple or corn-on-the-cob. Oddly enough, being able to enjoy these foods can significantly change quality of life. How many elective procedures out there can do that? If you have a goal – like to enjoy a steak – we need to know. We will help you get there. Want more benefit? As you gain the capacity to eat healthier foods, it follows that you may lose weight, feel better, have more energy, better healing and less illness. That’s particularly important for anyone with diabetes, heart disease or other systemic illness. Picture the denture wearer who has diabetes and is being told by the doctor to eat green leafy vegetables and lean protein. But dentures only allow the ability to eat things like mashed potatoes, pasta and ground beef (unless you blend all your food). That makes it just about impossible to improve health and control over sugar levels. Having implant-supported teeth can drastically improve the ability to chew the food necessary to get healthier. It can literally add years and quality to life. Now, would you rather get that sports car, take that big vacation or improve and extend your life?