4 Reasons Why Cosmetic Dentistry Has Become So Popular

December 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:30 pm
Smiling woman who just received cosmetic dentistry.

It’s true that dentists will always put oral health first and foremost when it comes to dental treatments. However, if they have confirmed that your oral health is in good condition, then you can start thinking about cosmetic dentistry, which works to improve your smile’s appearance. Over the years, more and more people have been choosing cosmetic dentistry to achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’ve been wondering why treatments have only gotten more popular, you’ll want to read this post from a dentist yourself!

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Why Addressing Dental Problems Matters Before Cosmetic Treatment

November 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:48 pm
Cosmetic dentist smiling and folding her arms.

With cosmetic dental treatment, it’s possible to address a wide range of dental imperfections. Whether you have stained teeth, chips or cracks in your smile, gaps you wish you could hide, or other cosmetic issues you’ve always wanted to manage, you won’t be able to until you first address any issues with your overall oral health. According to a cosmetic dentist, no amount of cosmetic treatment can be completed with confidence until issues like cavities and gum disease are handled. Here’s why.

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Why It’s Worth Seeing a Mercury-Free Dentist

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:27 pm
A woman visiting a mercury-free dentist.

If you’ve ever had a dental filling placed before and you happen to be older, chances are you have a silver amalgam filling that contains small amounts of mercury. While silver amalgam is used due to its durability and longevity, many dentists over the years have opted out of using it to restore teeth due to the potential risks that have long been associated with it. If you’ve always wondered why mercury-free dentists make the effort to remove the material from their office, keep reading.

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How CBD Oil Could Actually Benefit Your Oral Health

October 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 11:54 am

According to recent research, cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is showing some promise for diseases tied to oral health. This includes gum disease and tooth decay, two of the most common dental problems affecting patients young and old. While at-home brushing and flossing should never be replaced with the use of substances like cannabidiol alone, it’s worth exploring the ways in which it can benefit your oral health moving forward according to a holistic dentist.

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What is Biocompatibility Testing and Why is It Performed?

August 17, 2020

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Biocompatibility testing as requested by a holistic dentist in Beachwood.The average person comes into contact with many substances throughout the day. This includes the foods they eat, but it also refers to certain treatments they may receive, whether they are medical or dental in nature. Some of the materials used in dentistry have unique properties that the human body can negatively react to, which is why it’s important to perform compatibility testing. If this is your first time learning about this sort of test, you’ll want to keep reading this post from a holistic dentist in Beachwood!

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Is a Metal-Free Ceramic Dental Implant the Right Choice for You?

July 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 11:10 am

A ceramic dental implant.Dental implants are known for being incredibly effective at replacing teeth. Not only do they replace the crown, but they mimic the root portion that comes out when teeth are extracted. However, traditional dental implants also make use of titanium material. While this durable metal is biocompatible with the body, you may not like the idea of metal lingering inside your mouth. If this sounds like you, that’s okay. All-ceramic options exist within the dental implant space as well! Here’s what you should know as you weigh your options.

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The Risks of Oral Cancer and How Dental Exams Can Help

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:09 pm

A dentist checking a patient’s mouth for oral cancer.When it’s time for your routine dental appointment, you’re likely thinking about whether or not you’re doing enough to keep your mouth free of gum disease and tooth decay. However, while these are among the most common issues dentists encounter, they are far from the only concerns they are keeping in mind during your routine exam. For example, oral cancer manifests in the mouth, and dentists are more than capable of catching the early signs. To learn why catching oral cancer early is crucial and how a dentist can help, keep reading.

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The Diet Soda Myth: How It Can Still Damage Your Oral Health

April 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:40 pm

A diet soda being poured into a glass.Whether you’re buying beverages at the store or getting food delivered, you might find yourself opting for diet sodas rather than original versions in order to cut down on calories. Unfortunately, it’s a common myth that diet soda is inherently better for you, especially when it comes to your oral health. Thankfully, you can learn the differences from a dentist and why other beverages, such as plain water, are always the better option in the long-term.

 

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Gum Disease is Linked to Heart Health. Here’s Why That Matters.

March 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:09 pm

A woman with gum disease. Many people assume that oral health and health related to other areas of the body are largely disconnected, but this is a common misconception. For example, heart health is actually one of the most well-studied areas when it comes to its connection with the health of your gum tissue. Dentists often note that when problems are present in the mouth, the likelihood that something else is also wrong is higher. If you want to reduce your risk for heart-related problems, learn why a dentist says you should give your current oral health a look.

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Is Charcoal Toothpaste Safe for Teeth?

February 20, 2020

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Browse the toothpaste aisle at a high-end outlet, or check your beauty magazine, and you’ve probably seen charcoal toothpaste pop up. Charcoal toothpaste is a popular new way everyone from celebrities on down are using to whiten their teeth naturally. Charcoal toothpaste is definitely popular, but is it safe for teeth?

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