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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
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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

Have you heard of dental bonding?

By henley.tabal
November 15, 2021

Revitalizing the smile doesn’t have to be expensive. While solutions such as dental implants or porcelain veneers are commonly considered when transforming the appearance of the smile, these are not always viable options for every patient. Instead, the team at Montefiore Medical Center may recommend patients consider lower cost, “no fuss” solutions such as composite ... read more

Why should I floss?

By ryan.loweree
October 15, 2021

To maintain a healthy smile, it is important to not only brush the teeth and visit the dentist, but to floss at least once a day. Flossing is a great way to get to places your toothbrush cannot. There are lots of people who struggle with flossing for a variety of reasons, either the inability ... read more

Five myths about gum disease

By ryan.loweree
September 15, 2021

While gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the most common conditions that impacts the smile, alongside cavities, there is a lot of misinformation about it. This is why it is essential that patients consult with their dentist to determine not only if they have developed the condition, but fully understand how to treat ... read more

The importance of the right toothpaste

By kyle.farrell
August 15, 2021

Brushing and flossing the teeth is vital to achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. Patients who visit Montefiore Medical Center for dental services may often be asked by their dental hygienist or dentist about the products they use in home care. This includes not only choosing the right toothbrush, but choosing a toothpaste that is ... read more

Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2021

When we think of teeth coming into the smile, we often think of the earlier years when children develop their smile over the course of several years. However, there are some teeth that come later on, including the third molars, more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth.”  How many wisdom teeth do I have?  For ... read more

Tips for maintaining oral health and wellness

By Montefiore Medical Center
June 15, 2021

When patients visit their dentist for regular dental cleanings and examinations, they are significantly reducing their risk of developing certain oral health concerns including oral infections, gum disease, and tooth decay. However, it is also important that patients understand the role at home between these visits to the dentist. Without proper home healthcare each day, ... read more