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Dr. Kara Mason, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Kara Mason is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving the New York area for more than 20 years. Dr. Mason is experienced in Veneers, Whitening and Dental Phobia. She is a member of the Academy of General ...
31 years Experience
Dr. Kara Mason, DMD
  • New York, NY
  • Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School
  • Accepting new patients

How long should my child be brushing their teeth?

Two minutes would be ideal but one minute is still acceptable if she is getting to all of the right areas of her mouth. Technique is important. Try to avoid sugary breakfast cereals READ MORE
Two minutes would be ideal but one minute is still acceptable if she is getting to all of the right areas of her mouth. Technique is important. Try to avoid sugary breakfast cereals and other high sugar foods, Brushing the tongue gently is also helpful for decreasing bacteria in the mouth which cause bad breath.

My tongue is white. Is this really bad?

You may have thrush, an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. It is easily treatable.

The tooth where I need a root canal isn't bothering me. Why do I need it?

If your tooth has a deep cavity with decay that got into the nerve of the tooth, you will need a root canal. Often, this occurs slowly and there is no pain involved. If you want READ MORE
If your tooth has a deep cavity with decay that got into the nerve of the tooth, you will need a root canal. Often, this occurs slowly and there is no pain involved. If you want a second opinion, please schedule an appointment.