Frequently Asked Questions About Full Dentures
At Montefiore Medical Center, we are approached by many patients who are considering full dentures, or "complete dentures," to replace an entire arch of teeth. Below are some of the more commonly asked questions about full or complete dentures that we often hear from potential patients: How Long Do Full Dentures Typically Last? Complete dentures ... read more
Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?
If you have sensitive teeth, you know just how bothersome it can be. Whether you are enjoying an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee, you may notice discomfort. This is not unusual, and the team at Montefiore Medical Center can educate you on the reasons for tooth sensitivity and determine the cause and ... read more
Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important
There are many situations that may arise in which you may experience the loss of one or more teeth. When this happens, it is critical that you work with a dentist to replace the teeth as soon as possible. There are several reasons for this. If teeth are not replaced immediately, patients may experience shifting ... read more
Repair a Smile That Is Missing Teeth With Restorative Dentistry
Replacing missing teeth as soon as they occur is incredibly important for maintaining the function, appearance, and health of the smile. Montefiore Medical Center is pleased to offer a wide selection of tooth replacement options for new and current patients. When choosing the restoration right for your smile, our team can walk you through all ... read more
Can I still develop cavities even if I avoid sugar?
While sugar contributes to the development of cavities, it is not the only way that tooth decay forms. The dentists at Montefiore Medical Center visit with patients regularly on ways to maintain a healthy smile. While reducing sugar intake can help reduce the risk of developing tooth decay, there are still other factors to take ... read more
How vaping affects oral health
It's no secret that smoking cigarettes is terrible for your oral health -- and your body! From causing bad breath to increasing your risk of gum disease, there are plenty of reasons to quit smoking for the benefit of your teeth and gums. But what about vaping? While vaping may be seen as a healthier ... read more
How can I remove plaque from my teeth?
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?
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
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
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