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Why you need regular dental cleanings

By Montefiore Medical Center
June 15, 2017
Routine Dental Care Bronx, NY

  [caption id="attachment_2817" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Routine Dental Care Bronx, NY"][/caption] Over 35% of Americans don’t have regular dental exams. This trend is concerning but not surprising, seeing that about 50% of the population have gum disease. Consistent dental cleanings not only guard against the formation of gum disease, they also provide an opportunity to meet ... read more


Early Orthodontic Care Adds Value to a Young Smile

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2017
Orthodontics Bronx, NY

Conscientious dentistry is all about early treatment. We would rather treat a small cavity than a need to treat the deep infection. By that same token, we prefer to help young patients avoid the pitfalls of misalignment and malocclusion than having to correct severe abnormalities after the jaw has fully developed. The field of orthodontics ... read more


Debunking the Myths of a Root Canal

By Montefiore Medical Center
April 15, 2017
Root Canal

The thought of having a root canal isn’t a welcoming one. So when it becomes a reality, you may find yourself envisioning all kinds of frightening scenarios related to the procedure. This may stem from the fact that misinformation abounds online and in social circles regarding what a root canal entails. The truth is, a ... read more


Oral Health and Overall Health: Connecting the Dots

By Montefiore Medical Center
March 15, 2017
dental health

Did you know that the condition of your mouth is directly liked to your overall health? In fact, taking care of your teeth is about more than having a nice smile. It can directly affect your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. Read on to see how oral care and your overall ... read more


The Lowdown on Plaque

By Montefiore Medical Center
February 15, 2017
dental plaque

You know that rough and slimy feeling you have on your teeth first thing in the morning? Not a pleasant thought, but nevertheless, we all have it: plaque. This sticky, clear film forms on and between your teeth and, if not removed regularly, can cause a host of dental problems. How plaque forms After you ... read more


Good Oral Hygiene and Braces

By Montefiore Medical Center
December 15, 2016
dental braces

Wearing braces is a rite of passage for many teens. It signals the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This can be an exciting time because it means the promise of straight teeth and a healthy looking smile. But having braces can also create some concerns. Food and plaque can get lodged in and behind braces, ... read more


Gingivitis Beyond the 30-Second Spots

By Montefiore Medical Center
November 15, 2016
Gingivitis

Probably more people would show recognition of the word “gingivitis” than could name more than one Supreme Court justice. While disturbing, that fact shows the prominence of TV advertising. Why? Because we all know gingivitis from a single source — Listerine TV ads. But what do you really know about it, other than the useless ... read more


5 CAUSES OF TOOTH SENSITIVITY

By Montefiore Medical Center
October 15, 2016
TOOTH SENSITIVITY

If drinking hot or cold beverages makes you wince in pain, you likely have sensitive teeth, a condition that’s caused by worn tooth enamel. When your enamel starts to erode, it exposes the second layer of your tooth called dentin, which contains tubules that lead to the nerves and blood vessels of your teeth. When ... read more


Dry Socket and Wisdom Teeth Removal

By Montefiore Medical Center
September 15, 2016
wisdom tooth

Dry socket is one of the most common complications after tooth extraction, as with wisdom teeth removal. Not all patients who have their wisdom teeth removed will get dry socket, but if you’re experiencing certain symptoms, it’s possible that you have this complication. Defining Dry Socket While relatively rare, dry socket occurs when your jawbone ... read more


The 5 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Teeth

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2016
oral health

It’s common knowledge that brushing daily and flossing regularly contributes significantly to healthy teeth, but many of us don’t think about the things we do every day that may be wreaking havoc on our pearly whites. Being aware of daily habits that may be harming your teeth is the first step to better oral care. ... read more