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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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If You Want Cosmetic Dentistry, Ask Yourself These Questions First

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:21 pm
Closeup of smile after receiving cosmetic dentistry

Even if you have a healthy smile, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re happy with its appearance. Over time, stains, chips, cracks, and other imperfections can develop as a result of normal wear and tear, poor oral hygiene, or physical injury. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile but aren’t sure if cosmetic dentistry is right for you, ask yourself the following questions. By doing so, you’ll be far better equipped to discuss what you want when speaking with a cosmetic dentist directly.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions to Kickstart 2022

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:22 pm
People with sparklers celebrating their new year’s resolutions

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to not only ring in the holidays, but to start thinking about what new year’s resolutions you’d like to set for yourself. When you take small steps to improve your oral health, it’s amazing how both your smile and your overall well-being can benefit. Here are three to consider according to a dentist. Keep reading to learn how they can make your smile brighter and your day-to-day all the more enjoyable!

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Why Gum Disease May Be Genetic (and What to Do If You’re At Risk)

October 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:49 pm
Man holding bloody toothbrush due to gum disease

Getting certain physical traits from your parents is very common, from your eyes to your hair and much more. Unfortunately, this often applies to certain systemic conditions as well, and they usually don’t make themselves apparent until you get older. For example, did you know that your risk for developing gum disease and other oral health problems can be passed down from family members? Keep reading to learn why and what you can do to protect your smile going forward if you carry a genetic predisposition for gum-related issues.

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Is Stained Teeth Genetic? A Cosmetic Dentist Weighs In

September 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:51 pm
Closeup of smile before and after treatment for stained teeth

There are many traits that can be passed down from your parents, including hair, eyes, and other facial features. However, certain dental conditions can also be passed down, and that includes problems related to the appearance of your teeth. If you’ve always lived with stained teeth, even if you’ve never had cavities or other dental concerns, it’s possible that you have a genetic condition that puts you at greater risk of tooth discoloration. The good news is there are options available to you to make your smile brighter and free of stains. Keep reading to learn about the genetic connection and how you can manage stained teeth once and for all.

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What Happens When TMJ Disorder Goes Untreated?

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:15 pm
Woman with a disorder affecting her TMJ in Beachwood

If you’ve ever woken up with a minor headache or tooth sensitivity, only to have it go away on its own, you may not have thought it was a big deal. But what happens when it starts to become a regular occurrence? What do you do when the pain doesn’t go away on its own and you’ve decided to simply live with it? Symptoms like these indicate there is something wrong with your TMJ in Beachwood. Keep reading to learn what can happen when you go too long without treatment and what your next steps should be.

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Could Invisalign Help Address TMJ Pain? Learn How from a Dentist

May 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 7:04 pm
Man considering Invisalign in Beachwood for TMJ pain

Are you constantly dealing with jaw pain and not exactly sure why? When jaw pain becomes chronic, it’s important to get it examined by a dentist as it’s unlikely to go away on its own. This is especially the case if it’s determined that your bite is misaligned, which is a common precursor for developing conditions like TMJ disorder. This condition can easily worsen over time without dedicated treatment. Since Invisalign in Beachwood has been shown to specifically realign uneven bites, it begs the question: can Invisalign work to prevent TMJ-induced jaw pain?

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry and What Services Does It Include?

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:07 am
Person’s smile after treatment from a cosmetic dentist in Beachwood.

The phrase “cosmetic dentistry” is essentially used as an umbrella term designed to include a wide variety of treatments that specifically work to enhance the appearance of teeth and even the gums! While the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a dental specialty, many dentists offer cosmetic treatments simply because people want to feel confident about showing their smile off to friends and family. If you feel uncomfortable doing so due to chips, cracks, gaps, stains, or other imperfections, take a moment to learn from a cosmetic dentist in Beachwood which cosmetic services could best suit your needs!

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What Dentists Actually Think When You Visit Them for a Checkup

March 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 7:28 pm
A woman smiling while visiting a dentist in Beachwood.

Many people tend to skip their dental visits not just because they don’t make time to visit, but because they are afraid of what the dentist might say about their smile when they do. The fact of the matter is it’s the job of a good dentist in Beachwood not just to provide exceptional care, but make patients feel comfortable when it’s time for a checkup. To learn exactly what a dentist actually believes when a patient arrives for their routine appointment, keep reading!

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Why Taking Care of Your Oral Health Matters for Your Heart

February 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:09 pm
Person holding a cross-stitched heart for American Heart Health Month.

February is a month where people often start planning special days and gifts for their valentine. However, did you also know that it’s considered American Heart Health Month? That makes it the perfect time to start thinking about ways you can take better care of your heart in the long-term. However, many people don’t know that their oral health has more influence on their heart than they may realize. To learn more about this under reported connection, keep reading!

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