Archive for the ‘ Dental Health ’ Category

Tips to Keep Our Children in Good Dental Health | Even During a Pandemic

Over the past several weeks life seems to have hit the proverbial “pause” button for many of us. We are spending more quality time with our partners, spouses and children. While slowing down the pace of our day-to-day lives could be a good thing for mental health, it is equally as important to make sure […]

Dental Emergencies | In the Time of the Coronavirus – What Ifs?

It’s human nature to worry about the ‘What Ifs’. What if I go on a trip and leave something important at home? What if I don’t do well on a test, a presentation, an interview? What if I forget a birthday, an anniversary, an important meeting? But today we have much more important ‘What Ifs’ […]

Diet and Dental Health | ‘You are what you eat’

‘You are what you eat’… is a phrase thought to be as old as the early 1800s that has come to be well known over the years Today, with TV ads, the Internet, and advice from our doctors, we know that the foods we eat and the drinks we drink help determine our overall health. […]

Children’s Primary Teeth and How to Care for Them

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with your child It is increasingly important to encourage children at a young age, to take care of their teeth. Encouragement combined with happy visits to the dentist assists with promoting a lifetime of oral health. This year, in addition to community outreach and internal […]

Keeping your Breath Fresh

Keeping your Breath Fresh? Hummus with garlic tastes great! So do tuna fish sandwiches and burgers loaded with onions on top Pure joy! However, we know there’s a price to pay by eating certain foods – the potential for bad breath. We enjoy our favorites and then run to brush our teeth, use a mouthwash […]

Is chewing gum good for your dental health?

Can chewing gum be healthy? There have been several clinical studies showing that chewing sugarless gum for at least 20 minutes following meals can aid in helping fight against tooth decay. When you chew sugarless gum, it increases the flow of saliva in the mouth and helps wash away food particles. Increased amounts of saliva, which contains […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month | How to Ensure Your Child Has a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Annually in our office, and in many offices around the country, February is recognized and celebrated as National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM.) From the time a child’s first tooth comes in, it is important to begin a daily hygiene routine and schedule their introductory appointment at the dentist. Beginning dental visits at the early […]

Canker Sores and Cold Sores | Something hurts!

You woke up and noticed, and felt, something sore on your face or lips or inside your mouth. Should you be concerned? Usually, the answer is no. Most often that lesion, is a canker sore or a cold sore caused by a fungal or viral infection. Though quite different, they both typically resolve in a […]

The Tooth Fairy

The history behind the myth and today’s more modern traditions.   The Tooth Fairy is often a fond memory of one’s childhood, similar to the way we remember Santa Clause, or the Easter Bunny. But where did this mythical creature originate, and how can Drs. Hochberg and Diora use the Tooth Fairy as a tool […]

Do Wisdom Teeth need to be removed?

But they aren’t bothering me! And for many patients their third molars, typically called wisdom teeth, can remain in place for their lifetimes. However, that is not always the case. The last teeth to erupt, and the furthest back in our mouth, Drs. Hochberg and Diora tell us that many times these teeth present problems […]