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Invisalign may be the Answer to your Bite Issues

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2017
Invisalign NY

The smile is useful in so many ways. As dental professionals, we may seem to look first at how teeth serve functional needs. Ok. We do. But we also realize that the appearance of a person’s teeth will directly affect their overall sense of wellbeing; their very sense of self. If you have bite issues ... read more


How to Identify and Guard against Gum Disease

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2017
Periodontal Disease Bronx, NY

Studies predict that half of the adults in the United States have gum disease. Without regular dental checkups, this potentially dangerous disease can go unnoticed for years. Consider how you can guard against gum disease and the steps you can take if you have it. Gum disease is when the tissues and bones that support ... read more


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
oral 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