Teeth Whitening for the New Year

January 4, 2013

The New Year is here! While everyone is busy making resolutions and heading to the gym, why not start out 2013 right with teeth whitening from the Center for Advanced Dentistry?

Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance the beauty of your teeth. Whiter teeth will help lend confidence to your smile.

We offer the BriteSmile teeth whitening system, which will brighten your teeth an average of nine shades, and offer both in-office and take home whitening solutions. Dr. Hornstein will apply a gentle teeth whitening gel and then use a special blue light to whiten your teeth. Come in on your lunch break and leave with whiter teeth!

We also offer a special “Whitening for Life” program. To participate, first you’ll have an in-office teeth whitening appointment where you’ll also receive custom teeth whitening trays and three syringes of whitening gel to use at home to help your beautiful white teeth last. If you come and visit us every six months for your regular dental cleaning appointment, you’ll receive two syringes of whitening gel free at each appointment.

Many of our patients find that teeth whitening leaves them looking younger and gives them an added boost of confidence. The New Year is a great time for fresh starts, so why not start it off with beautifully white teeth!

Interested in teeth whitening? Schedule an appointment today to learn more and see if it’s right for you!

The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood is committed to providing quality holistic and aesthetic dentistry. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and the surrounding area. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

June 7, 2012

There’s a term you may have come across if you’ve visited our site before. It’s a term that sounds complicated but actually concerns a simple and common condition. We’re talking, of course, about neuromuscular dentistry.

What is it?

In short, neuromuscular dentistry looks at your jaw muscles, your jaw joints, and how your teeth fit together (also known as occlusion). When a problem occurs in one of these areas, the result can be painful symptoms like frequent headaches, neck or shoulder pain, ringing in the ears, and more.

The two conditions most commonly associated with neuromuscular dentistry are TMJ disorder and bruxism. But the good news for patients from Beachwood and surrounding areas is that both of these can be effectively treated. With the use of an orthotic appliance, Dr. Hornstein can deliver comfortable relief that will help you preserve your smile and reclaim your life.

Protect Your Smile with an Orthotic Appliance

An orthotic appliance is custom-made for your smile so that it fits comfortable over your teeth. They’re designed to correct your bite, bringing it into its natural alignment and easing strain on your joints and muscles.

Have you recently learned that you have a neuromuscular condition like TMJ disorder or bruxism? Call The Center for Advanced Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hornstein. During your appointment, Dr. Hornstein can talk to you about your situation and begin working on a treatment plan to help you save your smile and reclaim your life.

A Leap Year May Happen Every Four Years, But Your Next Checkup with Dr. Hornstein Should Come Sooner Than That

February 27, 2012

What sets this year apart from other years? It’s a leap year, meaning that February has one more day than it normally does. But if leap years only happen every four years, something like a dental checkup should happen much more often than that. In fact, they should happen about every six months.

During a regular dental checkup with Dr. Hornstein, several important things can happen. First and foremost, dental checkups give us a chance to perform a thorough oral exam and cleaning. Second, we can help you plan for your future.

What does planning for your future look like?

In some cases, we may decide that your smile needs extra protection going forward, like the kind that dental sealants can provide. Or we may also recommend one of our cosmetic dentistry services, like porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, your smile can have a brighter, more dazzling future.

We’ll talk more about these two great services over our next couple of posts. For now, we’ll just emphasize that, in addition to helping you keep your teeth clean, regular visits can help Dr. Hornstein steer your smile down a direction that will help it in the future.

If you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Hornstein and the team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry, call our Beachwood dental office today to schedule an appointment.

Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy from The Center For Advanced Dentistry

January 19, 2012

The words “root canal” often strike fear in the hearts of patients. But what many may not realize is that modern tools have made root canals more safe, effective, and relatively comfortable than ever before. And at Dr. Hornstein’s office, we can have your procedure fully completed in just two visits.

But first: why are root canals even necessary?

One of the primary reasons a root canal may be necessary is that a tooth has become infected from the inside. This can happen if your tooth has a fracture or has developed a large crack and, as a result, now has a deep cavity. Once this happens, a root canal is needed to save the tooth from dying.

During the first phase of your root canal procedure, Dr. Hornstein and our team will make sure you’re comfortable before removing the infection from your tooth and capping it with a temporary crown. Then, during your second visit, all we’ll need to do is switch out your temporary crown for one that will last you for years to come.

Please schedule a visit with The Center for Advanced Dentistry if you’d like to learn more about root canals and how we can help patients from Beachwood, Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas boost your oral health.

Dr. Hornstein Helps Patients Relieve Painful TMJ Dysfunction Symptoms with an Orthotic Appliance

December 12, 2011

Do you ever think about how the muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back are connected to how your teeth fit together? Many don’t. But if you suffer from frequent neck, shoulder, or back pain, your smile may explain why.

If you have a misaligned bite, the joints that connect your jaw to your skull—known as your temporomandibular joints (TMJ)—might be overworked and stressed, resulting in other symptoms like:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Dizziness or ringing in your ear

The good news is that Dr. Hornstein can help patients treat TMJ dysfunction non-surgically with an orthotic appliance. An orthotic appliance is similar to a mouthguard in that it’s custom made for each patient by our lab and designed to correct the misalignment at the heart of your symptoms.

An orthotic appliance isn’t the only treatment option that Dr. Hornstein can recommend, though. To find out about all your options for treating TMJ dysfunction, call our Beachwood dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

Cover the Basics of Brushing and Flossing with Your Little One This Halloween

October 28, 2011

Halloween and all the candy that comes with it is right around the corner.  That’s why Dr. Hornstein and the entire team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry would like to take a break from our Smile Makeover series (part 1 and part 2) to wish all our patients a happy, safe, and (most importantly) fun Halloween.

But we’d also like to encourage you to use this year’s holiday to teach your little one about the basics of brushing and flossing.

You’ve been taught all your life that candy causes cavities—and it’s true—but a little splurging from time to time never hurt anyone, as long as any splurging that’s done is followed up with a little extra time at the sink. So why not use this Halloween to help your son or daughter learn exactly what a smile needs to be healthy. Teaching a child how to brush and floss at a young age can help them develop habits that will stay with them as they grow and become adults.

Have any questions about how you can teach your little one? Give our Beachwood office a call today. Dr. Hornstein and the rest of our team would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Smile Makeover, Part 2: How Can I Have Straighter Teeth?

October 14, 2011

Our last post introduced what we call “smile makeovers.” Today, we’ll spend a little time talking about one service that’s making smile makeovers easier and more convenient.

The Differences Between Braces and Invisalign Clear Braces

While traditional braces and braces from Invisalign can help you achieve the same results, they do so in very different ways. Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gradually shift your teeth into place. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses clear, custom-made acrylic trays.

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Smile Makeover, Part 1: What Is a Smile Makeover?

September 26, 2011

Back in July, we talked about how patients of Dr. Hornstein’s Beachwood office can have a whiter smile in just one hour with professional teeth whitening.

As great as our teeth whitening services are, though, we’re using more than one cosmetic service to improve smiles and boost confidence. With Invisalign clear braces and porcelain veneers/Lumineers, we can help you achieve exactly the look you’ve been dreaming of.

These individual services make up what we call a smile makeover, and over the next few posts we’ll go into more detail about exactly what these services are, how they can help you, and what kinds of benefits they bring to the table. But for now, we’ll just tell you that with these services, patients can dramatically change the way their smile looks. Each one comes with different benefits, and one may be more right for you than the other, but both can yield dramatically surprising results.

To find out which service will give your smile and your confidence the biggest boost possible, contact our Beachwood office to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Hornstein. His passion for his patients, mixed with his eye for detail and expertise will help him create a makeover plan that you can count on.

Call us today, and let us get your smile makeover started.

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