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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 […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea | Getting a good night’s sleep

It is estimated that almost 100 million people, just in the United States, snore. It’s a staggering number. And, as any bed partner of a snorer can attest to – it’s annoying! Maybe not overtly to the person who snores, but to the person listening to an unwelcome nightly concert. Drs. Hochberg and Diora are […]

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 […]

National Dental Hygiene Month | A Preview of What Hygiene Means To Us

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Although brushing, flossing, and routinely visiting the dentist are all very important, dental hygiene is so much more than that. After consulting the best in the business, our very own dental hygienists, Angela, Karen, and Cheryl, we now have an even better idea of what dental hygiene means to […]

Why do I need regular dental exams?

I’m feeling good! My smile looks great! I brush, and even floss, regularly. So, why do I need a regular dental exam? And, why every six months? There’s a bit of history to the answer. The recommendation to visit your dentist twice a year for routine, preventative dental care, began in earnest decades ago. But the beginning was many […]

Healthy Nutrition | Healthy Teeth

Pinpointing how what you consume can directly affect your oral health Healthy teeth and gums are essential for eating, chewing, and swallowing. Therefore the nutrients you consume, will directly affect your oral and overall health. Although many feel they are practicing perfect oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, tooth decay and gum disease remain […]


  KEEPING CHILDREN’S TEETH HEALTHY A toast to Tap Water! The month of February is set aside as National Children’s Dental Health Month by the American Dental Association (ADA). But everyday, helping our children maintain bright happy smiles for their lifetime is our goal at Colony Square Dental Associates. This year’s ADA theme, “Choose Tap Water for […]


Since the late 90’s, electric toothbrushes have become increasingly popular.  And over the past decade, technological advancements have helped perfect this tool. It’s an easy way for everyone to help maintain his or her dental health. However, with so many different models on the market, our patients often ask both Dr. Hochberg and Dr. Diora, […]

How do I know if I have a cracked tooth?

Even if you maintain your oral health, teeth can become damaged by cracks and fractures. You bite into something hard – Did I crack my tooth? You look in the mirror and see lines down the center of your teeth – Are my teeth breaking? How do I know if my tooth needs treatment? These are […]