Dental Health Blog Post

Should I Consider an Electric Toothbrush?

By henley.tabal
May 30, 2023
woman brushing teeth with electric toothbrush

At Montefiore Medical Center, we believe that a full education in the many ways to improve oral health and wellness is the foundation of a healthy smile. This includes learning about the tools and instruments that can eb used at home to keep cavities and disease from becoming a serious issue. Oftentimes, we may recommend ... read more

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

By henley.tabal
February 14, 2023
Girl suffering from tooth pain and touching cheek while sitting on couch at home.

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

How vaping affects oral health

By henley.tabal
October 15, 2022
young vaping girl.

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?

By henley.tabal
September 15, 2022
Afro American teen girl opens mouth widely, brushes 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?

By henley.tabal
August 15, 2022
Asian attractive short hair woman chill out or take a rest at coffee shop.

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

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

By henley.tabal
May 15, 2022
Toothbrushes in black glass

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

How to decrease or eliminate discomfort during dental work

By henley.tabal
March 15, 2022
Woman with aching jaw holding an icepack isolated

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

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

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

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