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Bracing for Braces

By Montefiore Medical Center
April 15, 2016
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Getting braces on has become something of a rite of passage for most adolescents. It’s the precursor to a beautiful smile and, if taken care of, healthy teeth. To better prepare for this milestone, here are some things you should know: The Process It takes about two hours to have most types of braces put ... read more


For Healthy Teeth, Avoid These Foods

By editor
March 15, 2016
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We all want healthy teeth. And it’s no surprise the daily brushing and flossing can help you achieve this. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your pearly whites? In fact, certain foods and drinks can actually promote tooth decay by causing bacteria-filled plaque to build up on our teeth which ... read more


Make Brushing Time Fun for Kids

By editor
February 15, 2016
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For most children, the request to brush their teeth is met with audible complaints or outright defiance. They likely consider it a boring task that takes them away from things that are more fun. If this sounds like your child, take heart: there are ways to bring brushing time into the “fun” category. A few ... read more


Do’s and Don’ts After Wisdom Teeth Removal

By editor
January 15, 2016
Wisdom Teeth Removed

The way you care for yourself after wisdom teeth removal can make all the difference in your recovery. Here’s a list of what to do (and what not to do) to get you back on your feet after you get your wisdom teeth out. DO Take it easy. You will need plenty of rest after ... read more


Older Adults and Braces: It Isn’t Too Late

By editor
December 15, 2015
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You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes. And having a great smile can make you look and feel younger and more attractive. Studies suggest that as many as three-quarters of adults have some form of malocclusion (or “bad bite.) This may include crowding teeth or the drifting of teeth after an ... read more


Prosthodontics: How this Specialty Can Improve Your Oral Health and Appearance

By editor
November 15, 2015
Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties that the American Dental Association recognizes. If you have a health problem that’s caused by missing or deficient teeth or issues with maxillofacial tissues, you might benefit from prosthodontics. The specialty involves the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health. Treatment ... read more


Unless You’re the Geico Caveman, You Don’t Need Your Wisdom Teeth

By editor
October 15, 2015
Wisdom Teeth Removal

Talk about false advertising — wisdom teeth are anything but smart. Some people think they can let them erupt and come down and join their other permanent teeth. But the reality is that wisdom teeth can cause all sorts of dental issues and most people need to have them removed. At Montefiore Medical Center, we ... read more


What Your Family Needs to Know About Gingivitis and Gum Disease

By editor
September 15, 2015
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Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which is when the gums become inflamed and infected. Gum disease is common among the general population, but is especially common among young adults. The primary reason for this is the prevalence of sugary drinks and unhealthy foods amongst the youth. When healthy eating and hygienic habits ... read more


Causes and Treatment of Canker Sores

By blogwriter
August 15, 2015
canker sores

Cankers are ulcers that occur in the mouth, often causing difficulty in the ability to eat or talk. They are identifiable by their shallow and tiny appearance. There are primarily 2 varieties of canker sores. The first type is referred to as simple canker sore. Simple canker sores are common among younger people, especially in ... read more


Why You Shouldn't Ignore Sore Or Bleeding Gums

By blogwriter
July 31, 2015

Healthy teeth and gums are indispensable for maintaining good health in general. After all, everything we eat passes through our mouth before going into our digestive tract. However when we talk about healthy mouth, we generally focus on teeth conditions and forget about another important part of our dental structure, the gums that hold the ... read more