Oral Health Blog Post

Can I still develop cavities even if I avoid sugar?

By henley.tabal
November 15, 2022
pretty girl biting chocolate bar and looking at camera

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

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

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

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

Understanding enamel erosion

By Montefiore Medical Center
April 15, 2020

While most patients are aware of the two common conditions that can impact their oral health, cavities and gum disease, they may not be aware that there are other conditions that exist as well. One of these conditions is that of enamel erosion. What is enamel erosion? Enamel is the outside coating of a human ... read more

Commonly Misunderstood Dental Facts

By Montefiore Medical Center
November 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

We hear a lot of things patients believe about teeth, and correct people whenever they come into our office with dangerous or unhealthy ideas. But, not all of our patients ask questions or say how much they know about them. You may believe things about teeth from what you’ve seen on television, heard from friends, ... read more

The Three Types of Cavities

By Montefiore Medical Center
August 15, 2018
Routine Dental Care Bronx NY

Many of us have gone to the dentist over the years to have a regular checkup and been told that thing we all dread hearing: you have a cavity. It’s certainly not fun to have to come back for another visit and leave the office still a little numb, especially when your summer plans are ... read more

Best Foods For Dental Health

By Montefiore Medical Center
July 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

When it comes to teeth, we love a chatty patient. If you’re curious about your dental health, feel free to ask us questions! After all, we might as well educate you while we’re cleaning those pearly whites of yours! One question we recently got from an amazing patient was about basic dental health. Specifically, this ... read more

Oral Health Considerations For Older Patients

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2018
Dental Care Bronx NY

May is Older Americans Month, and we want to celebrate our wiser and more experienced patients by discussing some key points for oral health in people who are 65 years or older. Why Do Older Patients Have Unique Dental Needs? Aside from possibly having crowns, bridges and dentures, men and women who are over 65 ... read more