As we said before, the best way to take care of your overall health is to take good care of your teeth and gums. Dr. Shem-Tov believes that when patients have the information they need, they will be more active about taking care of their teeth. That’s why we’ve included the following patient education articles on our website.
Advanced-Yet Simplified Help for Jaw & Bite Problems – Sometimes chronic stress or high-pressure situations can cause people to develop a damaging habit known as bruxism, or unconsciously biting down with too much force at non-mealtimes.
Amalgams/Mercury Fillings– Why? – There’s some debate in the dental industry regarding the pros and cons of using silver fillings, or dental amalgams, to fill cavities. At our office, we exclusively use composite resins for several reasons.
Better Brushing Means Better Health – Is there really a difference in the performance of a regular, old toothbrush and a Rota-dent battery-powered one?
Brushing Right Can Save Your Life – Although most people are aware of the reasons behind proper, daily tooth brushing, few people realize that clean teeth and healthy gums can protect against a wide variety of other general, even life-threatening, health problems!
Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile – If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins.
Crowns – If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns.
Dental Pain – Find out what causes dental pain, how to avoid it and how to solve this aching problem.
Dental Sealants – Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth or do not brush properly, which previously meant cavity trouble at each dental visit. Dental sealants now offer a means of successfully protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay.
Digital Imaging – This computer-based digital technology allows your dentist to create true-to-life photographs of your very own mouth, as if the recommended procedures had already been completed.
Digital X-Rays – See through dental x-rays concerns and discover the importance of this procedure.
Do Women Need More Dental Attention? – Growing evidence shows women may be significantly more susceptible to serious health consequences unless they maintain a tremendously vigilant home hygiene campaign against tooth decay and gum disease.
Do Your Teeth Care What You Eat? – Are your teeth as picky of an eater as you are? Find out with they like to eat in order to remain beautiful.
Fighting Back Against Plaque – How to fight back against plaque simply with a well-known method called flossing.
Fixed Bridges – If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent ‘bridge’ appliance to replace the missing teeth.
Gum Disease: Serious But Treatable – Although gum disease is terribly pervasive, it’s also preventable. Conservative estimates report that up to 80% of people unknowingly have some amount of chronic gum disease.
Halitosis – Typically, people who have bad breath have poor oral hygiene habits that leave decaying food particles, other debris, or bacteria in the mouth. These conditions produce volatile sulfur compounds just like those found in rotten eggs, resulting in foul-smelling breath.
Healthy Mouth, Happy Life? – If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: poor oral health is linked to poor physical health. How so?
Implants – Permanent, Secure Tooth Replacements – When people lose permanent teeth due to accident, injury, disease or extraction, dental implants can be a secure, functional replacement option.
Oral Cancer – Oral cancer, which has a high mortality rate unless caught in the very early stages, is painless, sneaky and often undetected until it’s advanced far beyond what’s successfully treatable.
Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers can often provide people who have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth with a completely new-looking smile in just a few simple appointments.
TMJ Disorder – TMJ disorder or TMD can cause a wide variety of mild to severe symptoms, from jaw clicking and minor discomfort to sharp pain in your temple, ear, jaw and teeth; it can also “lock” your jaw open or shut, or dislocate the jaw altogether.
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease – Your mouth is constantly under attack from two serious enemies: tooth decay and gum disease. The key culprits behind these conditions are naturally occurring oral bacteria, and the acids they produce.
Whiter, Brighter Teeth – Teeth whitening is a safe, effective and lasting way to lighten most people’s smiles, available in a wide variety of methods and concentrations for various kinds of teeth.
Zoom! Whitening – The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast – very fast.
Onlays and Inlays – Strong, attractive and safe alternatives to metal fillings