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How Can Santa Get Your Child Excited About Toothcare?

December 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 6:20 pm
Christmas toothbrush illustration

What does Christmas morning success look like as a parent? Well, one answer doesn’t cover all parents, but it could be argued that seeing that look of excitement in your child’s eye after they tear the wrapping paper off a present or examine the goodies in their stocking means “Santa” did an excellent job! When you select a gift they enjoy that helps keep them healthy, you both win. Read on to discover some ideas from a dentist in Beachwood for stocking stuffers that encourage kids to take good care of their teeth, plus some suggestions for their oral hygiene routine.

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What Should I Know About Invisalign Treatment During the Holidays?

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 5:35 pm
smiling woman wearing santa hat

There’s a lot going on during the holiday season, and hopefully, that means a lot of fun for you. In all the hustle and bustle, the chances increase that you could slack off in your oral hygiene and Invisalign treatment. But if you can remember to leave cookies and milk out for Santa, you can remember to take care of your teeth. Check out these tips from your dentist in Beachwood on how to stay diligent regarding your Invisalign treatment during the holidays.

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What Problems Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

November 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:29 pm
Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile after cosmetic dental treatments

If you want to enhance the look of your smile, there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments that you may be eligible for. One of the fastest and most affordable options is cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding or composite resin bonding. Read on below to learn more about what is involved in this treatment and how it may be able to benefit you.

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Ask these 4 Questions Before Your Smile Makeover

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:26 pm
Dentist and patient discussing the details of a smile makeover

Would you like to transform your teeth via a comprehensive smile makeover? You have much to look forward to. Still, before you commit to anything, it would be wise to ask some questions. Making sure you are well-informed can allow you to move forward with confidence, and it can help you avoid surprises down the road. Here are a few ideas about what you should ask your cosmetic dentist during your consultation:

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What to Do After Getting a Dental Crown

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:45 pm
patient smiling while getting dental crown in Beachwood

Do you have an upcoming appointment to get a dental crown in Beachwood? If you’ve never gotten one before, you may be unsure of what to expect. Following your procedure, you’ll have to go through a recovery period that typically lasts for a few days. While you heal, your body is recovering from the irritation and inflammation associated with dental crown placement. Read on to learn more about what to expect after your procedure and tips for a smooth sailing recovery.

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How Long Do Fillings Last?

October 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:53 pm
patient getting dental filling in Beachwood

Most people will need a dental filling at some point in their life. Cavities are incredibly common and develop over time from multiple causes, including sugary foods, lack of fluoride, and poor oral hygiene. Fillings are designed to replace the missing tooth structure lost to decay, restoring your oral health. While they’re meant to last a long time, their exact lifespan can vary depending on several factors. Read on to learn how fillings should last and when they need to be replaced.

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Can Gum Disease Put You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

September 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:38 am
Man with gum disease lifting his lip to show gums

You may have been told by dentists in the past that your oral health is just as vital as the rest of your body. For that reason, it’s more important than ever to take oral care seriously, whether it’s at home or making time for professional checkups and cleanings. Doing so just may put you at lower risk of other chronic diseases, including hypertension (also known as high blood pressure). Read on to learn more about the connection gum disease may have with this potentially life-threatening condition.

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Make the Most of Dental Insurance with These 3 Simple Tips

September 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:45 pm
Person holding pen and planning to maximize dental insurance benefits

Your oral health and overall health are more connected than you think. By staying on top of your routine dental exams and cleanings, you’re actually doing more favors for your well-being than you may realize. On top of giving your smile and body positive attention, your wallet is also far more likely to stay fuller when you maximize dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.

According to a dentist, these are three of the best ways to get the most out of your plan before they reset at the beginning of the year.

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Why Do Dentists Always Perform Oral Cancer Screenings?

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:06 pm

Dentists are looking for many potential issues during a routine dental exam. That includes cavities, gum disease, and any symptoms that could lead to more serious complications later. However, did you know that dentists also perform an oral cancer screening during every visit? This is because they are in a unique position to catch the signs of cancer much earlier than a general practitioner. Read on to learn what dentists are looking for and what they could find depending on how far the disease has developed.

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5 Back to School Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

August 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:52 pm
Mother helping child prevent dental emergencies by brushing their teeth

With August here, you’re likely making plans for back to school errands ahead of the academic year! While your checklist likely includes purchasing new backpacks, lunchboxes, pens, pencils, binders, folders, and other essentials, you should also take a moment to confirm their oral health is in good shape. Not only should you explain to them the best way to prevent dental emergencies while in school, but get them scheduled for a dental appointment while it’s still summer! Read on to learn how to prepare before the school year ramps up.

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