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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How to Always Keep Up With Your Routine Dental Checkups

January 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:21 pm
A calendar with a dental checkup reminder recorded on it.

Whether you’ve got a very busy life or you find yourself forgetting certain obligations from time to time, a dental checkup is certainly not something you want to miss out on. After all, it’s one of the best ways to protect your oral health, catch underlying dental problems, and get a comprehensive cleaning from a professional! If you find yourself forgetting dental checkups every year, consider the following tips to ensure you never miss out on a routine dental appointment again!

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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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