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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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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