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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


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
braces

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
healthy teeth

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