Recent posts

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

What to look for when choosing a new dental provider

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2021

At Montefiore Medical Center, we provide a wide range of dental services that can be used to help patients keep their smile healthy for many years to come! We understand how important it is to work with a dental provider that you know, trust, and respect. If you are on the lookout for a new ... read more

What to do about sensitive teeth

By Montefiore Medical Center
April 15, 2021

Have you taken a sip of an ice cold soft drink or beverage only to feel a painful sensation in your teeth? Do you notice that foods that are extremely warm or cold impact how your teeth feel, sometimes keeping you from enjoying your favorite snacks or drinks? If you have experienced this sensation, you ... read more

The causes and treatment of periodontal disease

By Montefiore Medical Center
March 15, 2021

Most patients who have visited the dentist or seen a commercial for oral healthcare products are familiar with gum disease. However, even though it is openly discussed, many patients are unaware of what causes it, what it can do to the smile, and how to effectively treat it. The dental team at Montefiore Medical Center ... read more

Understanding the purpose of prosthodontics

By Montefiore Medical Center
February 15, 2021

There are many dental specialties that are recognized by the American Dental Association. This includes prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is a unique area that helps patients replace missing teeth or repair them when they are broken or not function properly. When oral function, appearance, and health are a concern, it is vital that patients visit a dentist ... read more