Reshaping Your Smile With Cosmetic Contouring

Many cosmetic dental procedures focus on the color or placement of teeth. These are undoubtedly valuable to a person who is concerned about the appearance of his or her smile. But some teeth may need more attention than whitening and repositioning. Sometimes, the shape of the tooth itself may need altering. In this case, cosmetic contouring can be beneficial. Cosmetic... read more »

Including Your New Denture Implants in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your denture implant anchors represent a serious investment in securely anchoring your removable dentures. Even though the dentures, titanium anchor points and locking hardware are not subject to tooth decay, you will still need to clean them in your daily oral hygiene routine to effectively prevent the problems posed by gum disease. Residual food particles and plaque can actually build... read more »

Advances in the Toothbrush

The modern toothbrush has been specifically designed to enable us to effectively care for our smiles. However, the toothbrush as we know it today was not invented until 1938. Let’s take a look at how the toothbrush evolved over time. Teeth-cleaning tools have been around since 3500-3000 BC. In Babylon and Egypt, people used twigs with frayed ends to clean... read more »

How to Overcome Dry Mouth

Saliva is an important part of oral health. Saliva cleanses the mouth, aids in digestion, and prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in the mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva production. Talk to Drs. Levine and Barrack if you have any of the following symptoms: - A dry, sticky feeling in your mouth -... read more »

Stronger Tooth Enamel from Fluoride Supplements

During an average day, acidic food and drink as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth, can cause a microscopic erosion of the crystal mineral structure that makes up your tooth enamel. This process is known as demineralization. If demineralization is not countered it can eventually increase your chances of developing sensitivity and tooth decay issues in your teeth.... read more »

The Information You Need About the American Dental Association Seal

The American Dental Association seal of acceptance is something you should look for on every oral hygiene and dental care product you purchase. This logo represents safety and effectiveness and it tells you which products are best for your smile. The logo is a small, green square that has green lettering inside. The lettering says “ADA Accepted,” which means that... read more »

Repairing a Cavity with a Filling

Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and attending your regular dental checkups, there is still a chance of an area of minor decay forming on one of your teeth. In many cases a small area of tooth decay can be repaired with a simple filling. While cavities are commonly detected during your... read more »

Can Chewing Gum Improve Your Dental Health?

Can chewing gum improve your dental health? Most people may answer no, after all, the sugar in gum feeds decay-causing plaque bacteria. However, if you chew sugarless gum after meals, you can help to prevent your smile from developing tooth decay. The Importance of Saliva Your mouth has natural cavity protection when it produces saliva. Saliva not only cleans away... read more »

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a very important surgery that will finally restore your oral health. If you are planning to extract a tooth in the next day or so, we are here to help you prepare! Our team at Ronald Levine wants you to have a smooth and successful experience at our office, so we strongly recommend doing the following things... read more »

Contact Sports Require you to Wear a Mouth Guard

In the past some schools and athletic associations treated mouth guards as optional equipment. Unfortunately participating in contact sports and other athletic activities increases the risk of cracked, fractured or knocked out teeth. In many cases these injuries could have been prevented by wearing a mouth guard. In recent years schools and athletic associations have become more aware of the... read more »