Dr. Zev Kaufman

Dentistry - Cosmetic
New York, NY
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

121 East 60th Street, Suite 5-D, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery of Manhattan, PC

New York, NY

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Specialties
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Dentistry - Cosmetic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Dentistry - Periodontics

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

Hebrew, Russian

Doctor Q&A

119 Answers
2 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
It : It is very hard to answer your question without all the information listed above. You must talk to your dentist about options add an implant option is... Read More
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your pain. However, this is not a question of money. It is a question of priorities. If you are truly in pain, you can get exce... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Go : Go to www.Gotoapro.Org and go see a prosthodontist to determine the reason for the gummy smile. This will determine what can be done.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Porcelain : Porcelain veneers cannot change color, however if they are thin enough, they can let through some of the color of the teeth underneath. It is nearly... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
You : You must go see your dentist as soon as possible. Anything else that i can tell you will be purely speculative and will do no good. If as you said y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Tooth : Tooth contouring is very limited. If all you need is very minor correction, such as jagged incisal edges and uneven ones, it might work very well. Y... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Baby : Baby teeth and plaque are not related. As the matter of fact, it is actually good that your daughter still has her baby teeth, if her oral hygiene is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
This : This is not a question can be answered sight unseen. You are not purchasing an item. You are contracting for a professional service. Only to dentist... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
We : We have discussed this issue many times already. The role of the tooth paste is minimal. Use correct brushing technique and pick a paste that tastes ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The point of the consultation is to evaluate your situation clinically and determine what is the correct treatment for you. It is impossible to give y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The specialist to handle dis properly is the prosthodontist. Let the prosthodontist evaluate your smile properly and refer you to a periodontist of hi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
I : I am a father of myself and again we are back to the question of developing healthy habits in children. Chewing gum is not natural or beneficial. Th... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Caries, : Caries, proper name, tooth decay, looks like a black area eating away at the tooth. Usually, it appears between teeth and it looks like a break in th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your boyfriend's problem. However the only thing that he should do, and should have done long ago, is go and see a dentist. The l... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
You : You swallow hundreds of times during the day. Our bodies have excellent defense mechanisms against draining from the infection. However, the infecti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Congratulation! : Congratulation! I am happy that you quite smoking. It is wonderful. The only difference is actually the material. It is possible to veneer (cover th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
If : If pain gets worse and Ibuprofen by itself is not enough, taking two tylenol (acetaminophen) in addition to the Ibuprofen works well.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Yes : Yes you should call your dentist. The solution might be a simple adjustment, but it has to be performed by your dentist personally.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Zweig is correct. Decay and cavity are just dummied down terms to the disease called dental caries. It happens when the acids produced by the b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The first thing you must do is stop the heat pack right away! heat will exacerbate the infection and will make it worse. Since i know nothing about... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Good : Good morning: unfortunately, a night guard by any other name is not the same. If you are dealing with clenching and grinding, then a properly fabrica... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
There : There is no correct "time" when to change a brush. Bristles have to me straight. If they are bent, change the brush.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Dear : Dear concerned: it is nearly impossible for me to answer your question, since you have given no details as to the type of surgery which was performed.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
I : I find this very peculiar as well. You need to find a dentist will diagnose the situation correctly, and provide the right treatment. Unfortunately ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Zweig, this might be a nerve problem that should be attended to. Go see an oral surgeon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Crowns : Crowns are only one method of re-gaining your teeth. However, the more important factor here is whether your teeth have erupted over time to compensa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The standard answer applies here: do not reinvent the wheel. Dental companies spend an enormous amount of resources researching which mouthwash works... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Children : Children under the age of six are not able to properly rinse and spit. They just swallow. Mouth was is entirely not needed. Flossing is not needed ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important. Worry about your child brushing and foisting prope... Read More
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
The : The life spam of the acrylic (plastic) is about 5 years. However, your particular usage is the real determinant. Your dentist will be able to answer ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Congratulations! Absolutely : Congratulations! absolutely tell your dentist about being pregnant! the second trimester is actually a good time to go in for a cleaning. Good oral h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
No, : No, it is not! proper oral hygiene is key with any dental work. The Fluoride in the water and paste helps strengthen the teeth.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Ask : Ask your dentist if he/she has a sand blaster in the lab. All my patients who have removable work such as dentures, night guards, etc. Bring then to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Since : Since your tooth sustained trauma, it behooves you to go to the dentist to have it looked at and establish a base line. Changes can and will happen o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Dear : Dear concerned: it is unfortunate that you have had a bad dental experience. However, at this point you have to "do it right". There are many escell... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Hit in the mouth: Sorry to hear that. Go see your dentist as soon as possible. Without an examination and xrays, it is impossible to tell the extent of the injury.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Gingivitis. gumboil: The white lump on your gums is probably not gingivitis. It can be related to a dead tooth, which might require root canal treatment, a small piece of... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Sensodyne toothpaste: Dear ANA maria: the quickest easiest and cheapest way to address the problem is with sensodyne toothpaste. It is available in the pharmacy. Just br... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Dear : Dear coffee drinker: soaking dentures is nice, but it does not work nearly as well as brushing the dentures. Physical removal of plaque and stain is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Tastic! : Tastic! your child wants to brush his teeth. Just encourage him and make sure the to go over after he is done.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Yes, : Yes, you can over-brush your teeth. As a matter of fact, you can cause irreparable damage to you're teeth and gums. Teeth can, and will be abraded, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
If : If the teeth are in contact with adjacent ones, flossing is indicated. Baby teeth usually have plenty of spacing. Consult your pediatric dentist for... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, you have to go see a dentist for a proper examination and diagnosis in order to determine the proper procedure and cost.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
I : I agree. Done properly, a good cosmetic results will make you very happy. Most people are involved in their own problems than to notice the small ch... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Dear : Dear coffee drinker: soaking dentures is nice, but it does not work nearly as well as brushing the dentures. Physical removal of plaque and stain is n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your pain, but unfortunately, there is not much you can do at home except taking some motrin. Please call your dentist right away.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you broke your tooth. It is unfortunately impossible to diagnose you online. If you are not in pain, you should be able to wa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
You : You can still have Fluoride treatment as an adult, however the most important step in oral hygiene is brushing. Go see your dentist regularly. If y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
You : You must see your dentist. If the filling is encroaching on the gum between the teeth, you will get bleeding.
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A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 29 years experience
Start : Start with a good, professional dental cleaning. Ask your dentist if they have a jet polishing machine. It is excellent in removing superficial stai... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I have the honor of being associated with Dr. Kaufman in the Avvo community. I am postive his patients have made the right choice when they choose him as their dentist. I highly recommend and endors...Read More
Dr Kaufman is a well respected Prosthodontist in the New York metro area who takes time out from his very busy schedule to help those who don't have access to routine dental care and advice.
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Kaufman's answers are very informative. His dental knowledge and professionalism are commendable. AVVO is lucky to have his contributions. I endorse him without any reservations.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ahhh thanks ima kinda a germaphobe and needed to know that
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

New York University

Residency

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Residency

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Awards

15 Years of Service Award, New York University College of Dentistry
10 Years of Service Award, New York University College of Dentistry
President's Service Award for Leadership, New York University College of Dentistry

Affiliations

American Dental Education Association
Academy of Osseointegration
American College of Prosthodontists
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