Oral Health

Commonly Misunderstood Dental Facts

By Montefiore Medical Center
November 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

We hear a lot of things patients believe about teeth, and correct people whenever they come into our office with dangerous or unhealthy ideas. But, not all of our patients ask questions or say how much they know about them. You may believe things about teeth from what you’ve seen on television, heard from friends, ... read more


The Three Types of Cavities

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2018
Routine Dental Care Bronx NY

Many of us have gone to the dentist over the years to have a regular checkup and been told that thing we all dread hearing: you have a cavity. It’s certainly not fun to have to come back for another visit and leave the office still a little numb, especially when your summer plans are ... read more


Best Foods For Dental Health

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

When it comes to teeth, we love a chatty patient. If you’re curious about your dental health, feel free to ask us questions! After all, we might as well educate you while we’re cleaning those pearly whites of yours! One question we recently got from an amazing patient was about basic dental health. Specifically, this ... read more


Oral Health Considerations For Older Patients

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

May is Older Americans Month, and we want to celebrate our wiser and more experienced patients by discussing some key points for oral health in people who are 65 years or older. Why Do Older Patients Have Unique Dental Needs? Aside from possibly having crowns, bridges and dentures, men and women who are over 65 ... read more


The 5 Teeth Brushing Mistakes You Are Making

By Montefiore Medical Center
January 15, 2018

Proper teeth brushing will reap countless benefits down the road. Not only will it stave off gingivitis, but also guard against bad breath and cavities. Unfortunately, many of us are not brushing our teeth correctly. Teeth brushing, if done wrong, can generate a host of problems. Consider if you are making some of these mistakes ... read more


Protect your Teeth this season by Understanding your Food Cravings

By Montefiore Medical Center
December 15, 2017
Dental Care Bronx NY

We all want to look and feel great, especially during the holiday season. But the plethora of holiday sweets and treats at our fingertips can leave our teeth in less than ideal condition. In an effort to benefit our dental health, let’s talk about how to stave off your holiday food cravings. First, here’s what ... 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


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


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