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How can I remove plaque from my teeth?

By henley.tabal
September 15, 2022
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Your smile requires attention every day to keep it healthy. Many patients don't realize daily care is needed to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. This also alleviates the development of problems such as plaque. The dentist at Montefiore Medical Center can evaluate you to help you learn more about caring for your smile ... read more

Are sugar-free drinks safe for the smile?

By henley.tabal
August 15, 2022
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During the hot summer months, it is critical to stay hydrated. And even though a can of ice-cold soda sounds like a refreshing drink, it can do more harm than good. Not only does soda not provide the hydration you need, but it is also high in sugars and acids that can contribute to the ... read more

Do I need porcelain veneers or dental crowns to restore my tooth?

By henley.tabal
July 15, 2022
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At Montefiore Medical Center, we have a variety of dental treatments used to improve the health and appearance of the smile. This includes restorative dentistry solutions, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Because there are many ways to repair damaged teeth, patients must take time to learn about their options and find the one most ... read more

Four tips for maintaining healthy gums

By henley.tabal
June 15, 2022
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A healthy smile is more than just white, bright teeth. The gums play an integral role in maintaining a healthy smile as well! Your gums are soft tissues that can be easily impacted by bacteria or disease. In fact, gum disease, or periodontal disease, starts in the gum tissues and can cause them to become ... read more

Don’t forget to take good care of your toothbrush!

By henley.tabal
May 15, 2022
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Did you know that toothbrush hygiene is just as important as oral hygiene? In order to keep your smile healthy and sparkling, it's vital to take care of your toothbrush. Our dentists are here to discuss what type of toothbrush to buy, how to properly brush your teeth with a toothbrush, and how often you ... read more

Facts about gum recession

By henley.tabal
April 15, 2022
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At Montefiore Medical Center, we see patients regularly who have concerns with their smile. This may include the recession of their gum tissue. With the help of our dentists, patients can restore their smile and address a variety of issues that may be either functional, health-related, or cosmetic. Patients are welcome to schedule a consultation ... read more

How to decrease or eliminate discomfort during dental work

By henley.tabal
March 15, 2022
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No one likes to deal with pain and discomfort after their dental procedures. In fact, most procedures are performed to alleviate pain from infection, decay, or damaged teeth. With this in mind, patients are encouraged to ask their dentist about their upcoming procedure and what they can expect for discomfort. Managing pain after these treatments ... read more

Do I need a dental crown?

By henley.tabal
February 14, 2022
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Breakage, damage, injury, and large areas of decay may require a patient to consider the benefits of a popular dental restoration known as a dental crown. When we think of crowns, we may think of royalty, but a dental crown is anything but! Learn more about dental crowns and when you might need one! What ... read more

Why dental implants are so popular for tooth replacement

By henley.tabal
January 15, 2022
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When a dentist explains the dental implant restoration for missing teeth, they often want patients to visualize this metal post as the natural tooth root. It is placed during an oral surgery procedure into the bone of the jaw. This is what holds natural teeth in place. The placement of the implant stimulates the growth ... read more

Why is it important to brush my tongue?

By henley.tabal
December 15, 2021
Woman Looking In Mirror Cleaning Her Tongue

Taking good care of the smile is important. Many patients associate at-home care with brushing and flossing the teeth. But did you know that you also need to brush your tongue? The team at Montefiore Medical Center are here to help patients understand the benefits of brushing the tongue to remove bacteria that can contribute ... read more