Dr. Rishi Kothari

Dr. Rishi Kothari grew up in Western New York and is proud to be back serving the community he has always called home. With his mother being an orthodontist for more than 30 years, Dr. Kothari developed an appreciation and passion for orthodontics at a very young age. After the transformation of his own smile, along with those of his close friends and family, Dr. Kothari decided to pursue a career in orthodontics.

BlogPediatric Dentistry
January 19, 2023

Here’s Why Pediatric Dentists Aren’t Big Fans of Gummy Fruit Snacks

You’ve probably noticed the colorful gummy fruit snacks on the shelves at the supermarket, their packages reading, “Organic,” “Made with real fruit,” “No added sugars,” “Natural flavors” and a whole…
Pediatric Dentistry
December 2, 2022

Smile Anatomy: The Different Types of Teeth and What They Do

At 914 Smiles, we offer orthodontics and pediatric dentistry in Tarrytown, NY. So, as you can probably imagine, it’s all teeth, all day at the office. But we know for…
best vitamins for teeth and gumsBlogPediatric Dentistry
September 27, 2022

5 Key Vitamins and Minerals for Kids’ Teeth and Gums (And School Lunch Ideas that Include Them!)

Research shows that kids with poor oral health are more likely to experience dental pain, leading to missed school days and decreased school performance. While brushing, flossing, and keeping up…
Benefits of InvisalignBlogOrthodontics
August 10, 2022

7 Benefits of Invisalign® and 914 Aligners Our Patients Love

If you’re comparing Invisalign vs. braces, just know that both types of orthodontic treatment are excellent options. While plenty of patients choose clear braces or metal braces, clear aligners are…
temporomandibular joints (TMJ)BlogOrthodontics
June 11, 2022

5 TMJ Exercises to Manage Pain and Stiffness

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on either side of your face and connect your jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. The joints allow your jaw to open…
Swollen Gums With BracesOrthodontics
April 27, 2022

Is it Normal to Have Swollen Gums With Braces?

Having swollen or inflamed gums with braces can be startling. Is it simply gum irritation from your braces or is it a sign of gingivitis? Will it go away on…