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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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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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What’s the Difference Between Veneers and Bonding?

July 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:48 pm
Dentist explaining the difference between veneers and bonding to patient

Even healthy teeth can start to look imperfect after enough time. Chips, cracks, stains, gaps and other cosmetic concerns can develop, making the act of smiling a more difficult prospect for some. If you find yourself hiding your smile frequently, whether during pictures with friends or when meeting people for the first time, you may have wondered if cosmetic dentistry is right for you. People often ask about the difference between veneers and bonding, two of the most popular cosmetic treatments in dentistry to date. Keep reading to learn more and find out which solution can best meet your needs!

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Is Gum Disease Therapy Needed Prior to Cosmetic Treatment?

July 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:40 pm
Woman smiling after receiving gum disease therapy

Cosmetic treatment can help you achieve your dream smile, whether it’s through teeth whitening, veneers, or comprehensive smile makeovers. Of course, you’ll need to have positive oral health before you can begin your treatment. For example, gum disease must be treated beforehand. Read on to learn more about gum disease therapy and why having dental issues may not prevent you from completing your smile makeover!

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Know These Recovery Tips Following Your Full Mouth Reconstruction

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:28 am
Dentist preparing patient for a full mouth reconstruction

While some dental issues can be resolved with a single treatment, this is not always the case if you have several problems throughout your mouth. For example, if you have tooth loss and damaged teeth that require personal restorations, a combination of dental implants and crowns would be needed to restore your smile. No matter what services you need done, it’s important that you understand what comes after you leave the office and have tips on how to ensure a smooth recovery following your full mouth reconstruction.

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Why Getting Traditional Braces on One Arch is Not Recommended

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:12 pm
Woman wearing traditional braces during her routine exam

If you only have cosmetic imperfections you’d like to address, such as gaps or other esthetic concerns, you may be wondering if you even need to wear traditional braces on both your top and bottom arches. While orthodontic treatments may seem relatively straightforward, putting braces on a single arch is not typically recommended for most cases. However, there are other options available to you that could be more appropriate for your needs! Learn why single arch treatment for traditional braces is pretty rare as well as other treatments to consider.

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Got a Sweet Tooth? Consider These Tips to Prevent Cavities

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:29 pm
Assortment of sweets to avoid to prevent cavities

Decades of dental research has proven that the more sugar you consume, the higher your risk will be for developing dental cavities. If you find it difficult to stay away from sweet foods, whether it be cookies, cake, brownies, hard candy, or just about anything you’d find on a dessert tray, it’s essential that you maintain certain oral care habits every day. While it’s best to avoid sweets altogether, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of common dental issues and still satisfy your cravings. To prevent cavities and gum disease, keep the following tips in mind.

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How You Can Avoid Cavities Without Using Fluoride

May 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:21 pm
Father and child performing holistic cavity prevention

Many people use fluoridated toothpaste to keep their teeth clean, but did you know that you don’t necessarily need it to protect you and your family’s smiles? In fact, holistic cavity prevention is more popular than ever, and there are countless products out there that help you do it safely and effectively. While it helps to speak with a holistic dentist one-on-one to learn more, you can get started planning your holistic dental hygiene regimen today. Just keep these tips in mind while you do!

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What is Ozone Therapy and Can It Improve Your Dental Care?

April 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 11:08 am
Dentist explaining ozone therapy to a patient

While you may be familiar with the ozone layer in our planet’s atmosphere, you probably don’t know much about ozone therapy in the context of dentistry. Ozone therapy is an increasingly popular service being implemented by biologic and holistic dentists around the country, and for good reason. It’s shown to be extremely effective at reducing high levels of oral bacteria, decreasing your overall risk for dental disease. Read on to learn more about the facts and benefits of ozone therapy!

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