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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
gum disease treatment

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


Dental Implants: Things to be Aware of

By blogwriter
June 30, 2015

Dental implants make for a great long-term solution to fix the problems arising out of lost or severely decayed teeth, which need replacement. They are essentially artificial teeth that are surgically attached to the jawbone, instead of just being bridged together with the other healthy teeth, as in the case of fixed or removable dentures. ... read more


Why You Shouldn't Ignore Bleeding Gums

By admin
May 26, 2015

Bleeding gums can be more than just a sign of bad oral hygiene or wrong brushing technique. While it's not always serious, it can sometimes reveal the presence of a more serious condition. At the first sign of bleeding gums, you should visit your dentist to get a proper diagnosis. Here is why you should ... read more


Why Routine Dental Care Is Important

By admin
April 23, 2015

A routine dental visit can help keep your teeth and gums in top working condition, and prevent the development of serious dental issues. While this is something that most of us are already aware of, latest research has also gone to show that dental health is linked to the overall health of an individual, and ... read more


Do I Need Braces?

By admin
March 30, 2015

Having a properly aligned, healthy smile is an essential part of every person's well-being. This is not simply a cosmetic issue: misaligned teeth, known as malocclusions, can cause chewing issues, tooth decay, speech problems, and other difficulties. What Age Should Someone Get Braces? Braces are a common and effective treatment for many types of malocclusions. ... read more


3 Benefits Of A Healthy Smile

By admin
March 13, 2015

A vibrant, healthy smile is one of the best features a person can share in his or her day-to-day life, and receiving regular dental care is the best way to ensure that type of smile. Here are three important benefits of a confident, natural smile. Smiling Causes a Positive Reaction in Others When a person ... read more