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Foods to Avoid When You Have a Dental Crown

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After you have a new crown placed, you want to protect your investment to make sure you get the most use out of it. A well-made crown that’s properly cared for can last as long as 15 years, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long yours will last.

Foods to Avoid When Wearing a Dental Crown

Porcelain and zirconia are materials that are typically used for a crown and are incredibly strong and durable; however, just like your teeth, they’re not indestructible. Excessive force placed on your crowns by eating the wrong types of foods can cause the material to crack or split.

An easy way to remember which foods ...

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Do You Know the 3 Biggest Benefits of Invisalign?

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Have you heard about Invisalign treatment and wonder what makes it so popular?

As an adult with crooked or crowded teeth, you may have chosen to forgo treatment because you’re concerned about the impact that metal orthodontics will have on your life. But Invisalign has opened up a world of possibilities, and many adults who had given up hope can now enjoy a confident smile with little or no impact on their lifestyle.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

There are lots of things to love about Invisalign. Adults who have gone through treatment appreciate the fact that the clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn making treatment discreet. Unlike metal orthodontics, you can straighten ...

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3 Unexpected Ways Invisalign Could Change Your Life

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Is it a stretch to say a dental treatment can change your life? If you consider the impact that a healthier-looking smile has on your confidence and self-image, it's not hard to imagine a ripple effect that will carry through to other areas of your life.

Why Is Invisalign So Popular?

The Invisalign process was designed with the busy lifestyle of adults in mind. The smooth plastic aligners won't irritate sensitive tissues in your mouth and are crystal clear so no one needs to know you're wearing them. Unlike metal brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth, you can take a break from treatment for a couple of hours each ...

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Children's Dental Health Month

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This article is coming a couple months late, but did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health month? Every year thousands of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students travel to local schools to educate children about taking care of their teeth. 

Part of Children’s Health Month also involves “Give Kids a Smile.” Around the country dental schools open up their doors to children who would otherwise not have access to proper dental care. As a student at the University of Buffalo this was always a great day and one I looked forward to. It was a great opportunity to become more comfortable with pediatric dentistry as well as to ...

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Pregnancy and your Dental Health

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How to manage your dental care when you’re expecting is a common question among pregnant women. Preventative dental cleanings and exams while you are pregnant are
just as important, if not more important than normal. Rapidly changing hormones can cause swelling of your gums (pregnancy gingivitis) causing them to bleed, trap food,
and cause irritation. If you suffer from morning sickness or crave carbohydrates your teeth may also be exposed to more sugary and acidic environments than usual, leading
to tooth decay. Keeping up with your preventative care can keep you in check from having dental problems during your pregnancy.

Elective Treatment

What about when you need work done like fillings, ...

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Use it or lose it: Dental insurance benefits

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Did you know that taking advantage of your remaining dental insurance benefits for the year can actually save you hundreds of dollars? Most dental insurance plans allow participants a certain amount of benefits per year. Most commonly we see this in the $1000-$1500 range. This is the maximum amount of money your insurance company will pay towards your care in a given year.

What the insurance companies don’t go out of their way to tell you is that ...

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Debunking the Fluoride Conspiracy

Flouride Safety Concerns | Elma NY Children's Dentist

Lately I have noted more people than usual turning down routine fluoride treatment for their children or choosing to use non-fluoridated toothpastes for themselves. Today I would like to discuss the importance of fluoride in oral health and debunk the myths associated with any harmful effects from fluoride.

 

In order to better understand what health concerns my patients have in regards to fluoride I did a google search and the list of health problems that ...

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