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Holistic Dentist Discusses the Benefits CBD Oil Can Provide

September 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:31 pm

Two scientists working in a laboratory.Holistic dentists understand that there are many safe and natural ways to take care of your oral health. A very popular compound right now known as cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is making waves online and throughout the country because of its numerous health benefits. In many cases, cannabidiol is known for its positive effects for seizure patients. However, did you know it also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties?

To learn how CBD can help those with gum disease, tooth decay and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), keep reading!

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What Causes Dental Anxiety & What are Your Options

September 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 11:11 am

Even the bravest of men and women can feel a little anxious when it’s time to sit in the dental chair for an exam. No one likes to feel helpless, especially when we’re supposed to sit back passively while someone explores our mouth with a pointy hook. Learning you have to undergo yet more pain in the form of a filling after a painful cavity gets stabbed with that hook just makes the visit even less pleasant.

Despite these fears however, it’s important to visit the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and check up. Skipping these important exams can lead to more serious problems by the time you finally do sit in the dentist chair. If the thought of making an appointment with the dentist strikes fear in your heart, there are a few ways to deal with your dental anxiety.

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What is Biocompatibility Testing? Learn Why Your Dentist Uses It!

August 8, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 1:13 pm

A scientist performing tests.

Most people do not realize how often they are exposed to certain materials throughout the day. Whether it be in the foods they eat, the water they drink, or the air they breathe, chances are they aren’t aware of the materials inside them or how their body will react to it. However, holistic dentists are increasingly aware of the many substances used in the medical field as well as the possible reactions these materials can trigger in the body.

For this reason, a dentist may ask patients to participate in biocompatibility testing before providing treatments. Inside, you will learn exactly what this testing entails.

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Want Dental Implants Without the Metal? Your Dentist Can Use Ceramic!

July 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 10:55 am

An older couple smiling.More and more dentists are going for the “metal-free” option these days, both at the request of patients and after learning about the harmful effects of having metal in the mouth for decades at a time. To help keep patients at ease about their dental restorations and implants, your dentist has gone the extra mile to provide a metal-free option, known as CeraRoot.

To learn what CeraRoot is and how it can replace your missing tooth without the use of metal components, keep reading!

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The Dangers of Opioids and Alternatives Your Dentist Says to Consider

June 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 12:46 pm

Pills sitting on a table.Every year, approximately 3.5 million patients have their wisdom teeth removed. More often than not, these patients are given a bottle of Vicodin, Percocet, or other opioid to help them manage pain they experience in aftercare. At the same time, the United States is experiencing an opioid crisis. According to a 2011 study from the Journal of the American Dental Association, roughly 23 percent of opioids in the U.S. are used non-medically.

So what does your dentist think of all this? Keep reading to find out.

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Your Dentist Says Gum Disease is Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

May 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 11:20 am

A woman pulling her lip to expose her gums.

Studies indicate that the mouth is a window into the rest of the body. Chances are, if you have good oral health, there is a good chance that your body is also generally healthy. If you have periodontal disease, you are actually at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Research has also found that patients with gum disease had a higher risk of stroke and developing diseases of the blood vessels and arteries.

To learn about the link and how to protect yourself, keep reading this post from your dentist.

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How Your Dentist Locates Oral Cancer During Your Appointment

April 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:04 pm

A woman smiling and pointing at her mouth.

Did you know that you are still at risk for oral cancer even if you don’t use tobacco products? It is regularly referred to as the “silent killer” because the signs are difficult to catch early. As a result, many people do not realize they have it until it is too late. On average, oral cancer takes a life every hour in the United States and appears three times more often than cervical cancer.

Even worse, 66 percent of oral cancer cases are not discovered until the late stages, a period where the five-year survival rate is barely above 20 percent. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, your dentist wanted to address how his practice is working diligently to catch oral cancer before it is too late.

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Diet Soda is Still Bad for Teeth, According to Your Dentist

March 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:24 pm

A dark, diet cola.Diet soda has always branded itself as a healthier alternative to the regular stuff. It usually contains less sugar and makes you feel guilt-free for consuming. Pretty soon, you find yourself drinking it every day, typically with your lunch. You’ve become so comfortable with it that you can’t see why you’d ever need to change.

That is, until you visit your dentist for your regular checkup. After a few minutes into your examination, your dentist asks you “Have you been eating more sugar lately?” At this point you’re confused. By drinking diet soda, you’re drinking less sugar by definition. How could you still have cavities?

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Why Your Dentist Loves Using the KoR Whitening System for Your Smile

February 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 4:22 pm

Teeth before and after teeth-whitening.If you’ve tried teeth-whitening treatments before, there’s a good chance that the results you were promised didn’t meet the results you were given. Either your teeth weren’t as white as they could have been, or you needed to go back to the dentist for a touch-up sooner than you expected. Luckily, your dentist has found a teeth-whitening system that solves the problems others fail to address.

With KoR’s wide variety of whitening treatments, you’ll experience the results actually promised to you before treatment. Keep reading to learn what makes this system so unique to its competition.

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Your Dentist Knows the Impact Sugar Leaves on Your Oral Health

January 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 2:46 pm

A man smiling.

At-home care and regular dental visits are two essential parts to keeping your mouth healthy for years to come. But with those habits comes a third one: proper diet. We can brush and floss as much as we want, but just like how our bones need calcium and our muscles need protein, our teeth need to be getting the right nutrients to stay healthy.

That’s why your dentist wants to talk about keeping a healthy diet and how sugar is only hurting your oral health.

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