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!


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.


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.


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.



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.


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?


Want a Bright Smile Fast? KöR Whitening Can Get the Job Done!

February 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 10:42 am

A smile before and after teeth whitening.Are there multiple stains in your smile that you simply can’t seem to remove? The fact is store-bought products do not truly address the underlying stains that can appear. Staining and yellowing can occur as a result of the foods you eat or because your smile is aging. While there are many teeth whitening treatments available on the market today, there are few as personalized as KöR teeth whitening. To learn why a dentist recommends it to patients, keep reading!



On Oral Health: Your Diet and Amount of Sugar You Eat Matters

February 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:21 pm

A series of foods.Any dentist will tell you how important it is to maintain a strict oral care routine in between bi-annual checkups and cleanings. However, if the dentist doesn’t also ask about your diet or how much sugar you consume on a regular basis, they are missing half of the equation. Diet and sugar matter when it comes to oral health as it can affect how well your body is able to fight off bacteria and plaque. Today, a dentist breaks down how this phenomenon works in more detail, so you can reduce your risk of dental problems moving forward.


5 Ways to Improve Your Smile This Holiday Season

November 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 10:28 am

It’s important to maintain great dental health all year round, but for many people, slipping a bit in the dental hygiene department is all too tempting during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. However, if you want to make sure that you improve your smile this holiday season, you’ll need to stay on top of the holidays and make your dental health a priority. The following are 5 ways you can improve your smile this holiday season. (more…)

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 2:10 pm

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and there is no better time of the year to brush up—no pun intended—on your dental hygiene skills, tips and tricks. If you want a healthy, happy smile, consider the following tips that will keep your smile bright and healthy all year long.


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