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Helpful Ways to Beat Bad Breath

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2016
dental health

Living with bad breath is embarrassing for you and offensive to those around you, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Here are some quick tips to help you get rid of it. Practice Good Oral Hygiene The primary cause of bad breath may be due to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. The ... read more


When to Say “Bye, Bye” to Your Toothbrush

By Montefiore Medical Center
June 15, 2016
toothbrushes

Brushing your teeth is an engrained daily procedure that you likely don’t give much thought. In fact, when you brush you’re probably thinking more about making it to work on time rather than the condition of your toothbrush. But having a toothbrush that’s in good condition is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The ... read more


Oral Health Is Crucial During Pregnancy

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2016
dental care for pregnants

Taking good care of your oral health is important for everyone. And if you’re pregnant, it’s all the more essential. That’s because the hormonal changes you experience while pregnant increase your risk for gum disease, which can, in turn, affect the development of your baby. If you’re pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, here are ... read more


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
dental brushing

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
dental braces

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