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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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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