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Benjamin P. Hornstein, DDS General Dentist

January 21, 2015

Your Family Dentist Shaker Heights Offers Life Saving Oral Cancer Screenings

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152498595Protect your good health with oral cancer screenings from Advanced Dental Care today. Dr. Hornstein offers oral cancer screenings as a routine part of each and every dental exam. If you tend to skip out on your semiannual checkups, you could be jeopardizing your long term health. Historically, the death rate associated with oral cancer is particularly high due to the disease being routinely discovered late in its development. Since there is no comprehensive program in the U.S. to screen for oral cancer, it may be that a regular dental visit could one day save your life, or the life of someone you love. If it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup, make an appointment with Dr. Hornstein and the experienced team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a trusted Shaker Heights Dentist, now proudly serving patients daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and neighboring Ohio communities.

Ask Your Dentist Shaker Heights: What Are The Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

The presence of any of the following symptoms necessitates an immediate oral cancer screening appointment from your Dentist Shaker Heights:

  • Swelling, lumps or bumps, rough spots, or crust anywhere around the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
  • White, red, or speckled patches in the mouth
  • Mouth bleeding
  • Mouth pain or numbness
  • Mouth sores
  • A feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice
  • Ear aches
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together
  • Sudden and  dramatic weight loss

Ask Your Dentist Shaker Heights: Who’s At Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?

Research shows that men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as women, and men over age 50 face the greatest risk. Other risk factors for the development of oral cancer include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Family history of cancer
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Contraction of HPV

Dentist Shaker Heights Oral Cancer Screening Appointments

Don’t skip an opportunity to protect your good health. Make your oral cancer screening appointment with Dr. Hornstein and the highly qualified team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a leading Shaker Heights Dentist, delivering quality care daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and nearby Ohio communities.

January 15, 2015

Beachwood Family Dentist Advice: How to Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy in 2015

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524264021A brighter smile is well within reach. Good oral hygiene is important to maintain both an attractive smile and good general health. Poor oral hygiene, caused by skipping routine dental visits, can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems including: gum disease, infection, bone loss, and medical complications like heart disease, strokes, and other problems. Semi-annual dental checkups and dental cleanings will prevent these issues as well as improve the color and brightness of your smile. For the whitest possible smile, you should avoid tobacco use and brush your teeth after drinking acidic beverages like coffee, tea, soda, or wine. Follow these steps and then make your preventive checkup and dental cleaning appointment with Dr. Hornstein and his experienced team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a trusted Beachwood Family Dentist, delivering quality dental care daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and the surrounding Ohio communities.

Beachwood Family Dentist Dental Cleanings

A professional dental cleaning will keep decay and discoloration at bay. Dr. Hornstein can remove most tobacco, coffee, and tea stains. A dental cleaning will also freshen your breath. Recent studies show that over 85% of patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis) have a dental problem to blame. During your dental cleaning you can also expect Dr. Hornstein to:

  • Remove plaque and tartar
  • Floss between teeth
  • Polish away surface stains
  • Apply fluoride
  • Apply Sealants (for children)
  • Clean and adjust dentures or partial dentures (if applicable)

Beachwood Family Dentist Teeth Whitening

What if you want a whiter smile? Professional teeth whitening has never been easier. If you’re dreaming of a whiter smile, Dr. Hornstein can help. First, he will determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you are, Dr. Hornstein will administer the KöR Whitening system. This popular system has been shown to whiten teeth up to 16 shades brighter in a single session! The KöR Whitening system uses a powerful combination of at-home and in-office treatment to create the bright, dazzling new smile of your dreams.

Beachwood Family Dentist Appointments

If you want a healthier and brighter smile in 2015, make an appointment with Dr. Hornstein and his highly qualified team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a leading Beachwood Family Dentist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and neighboring Ohio communities.

June 5, 2013

In-office Insurance

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Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has dental insurance. There is a high percentage of people who do not have dental benefits. Because of this problem, The Center for Advanced Dentistry has decided to offer our patients an In-office Dental Assistance Savings Plan. The Center for Advanced Dentistry’s discount plan is designed to provide affordability and greater access to quality dental care.  With this plan, there are:

  • No yearly maximums
  • No deductibles
  • No claim forms
  • No pre-authorization requirements
  • No pre-existing condition limitations
  • Immediate eligibility (no waiting periods)
  • Free Consultations

This plan is only honored at The Center for Advanced Dentistry. This dental plan is not an insurance plan that can be used with any other dental office. The plan entitles you to 2 exams and cleanings anytime during a period of one year. In addition, bitewing dental x-rays will be taken during that time.

There are other special discounts offered with this plan. Please see the link below for specific details. Or call our office at 216-595-1710. We look forward to hearing from you!

January 18, 2013

Our Dedication to Patient Comfort

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At the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood, we care deeply about our patients’ experiences at our office. Not only do we want to provide quality dental care, but the comfort of our patients is essential as well.

We have a trained massage therapist that will perform a variety of massage and relaxation treatments, depending on the type and length of your dental appointment. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we want your dental appointments to be relaxing and soothing. Your comfort is extremely important to us.

Before your next appointment, check out our beverage menu! We offer a variety of beverages, including juices, a variety of teas and coffees, as well as protein drinks. Sip on the beverage of your choice and relax! Our goal is to create a comforting, friendly environment in our office.

Many patients like to watch television or listen to music during their appointment because it helps them feel comfortable. We provide our patients with this service if they’d like to take advantage of it, as well as reflexology foot massages during the appointment. Patient comfort is very important to us.

Come and see our dedication to patient comfort first hand—schedule your next appointment with us today!  We hope our comforting amenities will help relieve some of our patients’ anxiety and make our office a welcoming place to visit.

The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood is committed to providing our patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and the surrounding area with quality holistic and aesthetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

January 4, 2013

Teeth Whitening for the New Year

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The New Year is here! While everyone is busy making resolutions and heading to the gym, why not start out 2013 right with teeth whitening from the Center for Advanced Dentistry?

Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance the beauty of your teeth. Whiter teeth will help lend confidence to your smile.

We offer the BriteSmile teeth whitening system, which will brighten your teeth an average of nine shades, and offer both in-office and take home whitening solutions. Dr. Hornstein will apply a gentle teeth whitening gel and then use a special blue light to whiten your teeth. Come in on your lunch break and leave with whiter teeth!

We also offer a special “Whitening for Life” program. To participate, first you’ll have an in-office teeth whitening appointment where you’ll also receive custom teeth whitening trays and three syringes of whitening gel to use at home to help your beautiful white teeth last. If you come and visit us every six months for your regular dental cleaning appointment, you’ll receive two syringes of whitening gel free at each appointment.

Many of our patients find that teeth whitening leaves them looking younger and gives them an added boost of confidence. The New Year is a great time for fresh starts, so why not start it off with beautifully white teeth!

Interested in teeth whitening? Schedule an appointment today to learn more and see if it’s right for you!

The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood is committed to providing quality holistic and aesthetic dentistry. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and the surrounding area. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

November 28, 2012

Treating Sleep Apnea With Three Different Options

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Sleep apnea is a common issue with men and women, ranging in age from children to adults. If not treated properly with the right amount of examination and care, the effects can be fatal. Don’t let the early warning signs pass you or your loved ones by.

With the modern technology found at the Center for Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Hornstein can help you treat it, no matter what your age is.

Basically, there are three main methods of treatment:

  • Surgery
  • Using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine
  • Wearing a custom fit oral appliance at night.

Surgery might sound a bit extreme at first, but if you have a blocked airway, surgery is highly recommended. With an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), blockages somewhere in the airway occur repeatedly in a short amount of time. Your breathing can stop for as little as a few seconds to a few minutes. The hope with the surgery option is to open the airway. That way, you can reduce obstructions to a safe level. Your uvula, palate and jaw are looked at.

With a CPAP machine, oxygen is continuously pumped into your nose or a facial mask.

If you find a CPAP to be a ball and chain, there is another option. Oral appliance therapy involves an orthotic made with you in mind and you wear it at night. This orthotic can do all kinds of things, like preventing the soft palate from blocking your airways and repositioning your tongue. Even better, an oral appliance lessens snoring.

Dr. Hornstein and the Center for Advanced Dentistry are here to help. We’re happy to talk with you about what’s best for treating your sleep apnea. Give us a call today. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

 

 

November 21, 2012

What is Holistic Dentistry?

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You might have heard a lot about holistic dentistry in the past few years. You might have a lot of questions about it. What are the benefits? Why do some dentists boast about being Mercury-free for all these years? Is this kind of dentistry right for me, beyond the dental care I’ve had for years?

Holistic dentistry has been called a few different things over the years: alternative dentistry, biologic dentistry, biocompatible dentistry, and unconventional dentistry. But what exactly is involved with holistic dentistry? Essentially, it combines modern dental technology with healing methods from around the world. Your whole body is examined; not just your oral health. Much more thorough than general dentistry, there are so many aspects of it. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Hornstein, Dr. Gray and their qualified staff offer the best in holistic dentistry.

Here are the services that we offer:

Since part of holistic dentistry involves massage therapy, we offer different types of it, including:

  • Paraffin Therapy
  • Reflexology Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Massage
  • Full Body Massage

At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, since holistic dentistry promotes stress reduction and nutrition, we offer the latest and most helpful nutrition information available. Plus, we offer a thorough list of holistic practitioners in the area. The focus is on your overall wellness, going on an organic and natural route. Hoping to prevent and reverse degenerative dental disease, nutrition, proper nutrition is a major part of holistic dentistry.

We’re happy to answer any or all questions you might have about holistic dentistry. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

November 14, 2012

Dental Implants As a Gift

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Want to give the gift of dental implants for the new year? It’s not that far fetched.

You’ve heard a lot about dental implants on this blog for good reason. As a reminder here are some of the reasons why.

  • Implants are a safe and organic alternative to other plans
  • They can help prevent you from losing more teeth in the future.
  • You have the root of your tooth and your smile restored at the same time.

Interested? There are steps to what happens next.

Dr. Hornstein will decide if you or your loved one is a candidate for implants. If Dr. Hornstein believes you are, the proverbial ball can begin rolling as soon as possible. Doesn’t matter if one tooth or a whole row needs replacing, dental implants do the heavy work. By forming an artificial root for your tooth or teeth, these aren’t like dentures. They don’t slip like dentures, so don’t worry about that common problem. You must have a stable jawbone, and if you or your loved one qualifies, get ready for a life-changing experience in only a few visits.

Sometimes, bone grafting may be needed beforehand. Most people qualify for dental implants, so rest assured. Schedule a consultation. In addition to regular brushing and flossing twice a day, regular check-up with Dr. Hornstein will make sure things are going accordingly.

Imagine improved speech along with the confidence found in a bright and healthy smile. Speaking with ease and clarity is always a plus, no matter what your age is. No need for a soft-spoken approach or sentences with only a few words. Dental implants can get you or a loved one on that road.

Give us a call today. The new year will be here sooner than you think. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

November 7, 2012

Check Back in Before the Holidays!

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Now that Halloween is over with, it’s time to think about the holidays. We’ve talked about it before, but the holidays will be here sooner than you’d expect. Thanksgiving and Christmas may be only a few weeks apart, but they can seem closer than that, especially if you’re hosting a lot of friends and family. Of course you have a lot of shopping to do in between then, but don’t forget the importance of having a clean bill of oral health.

If it’s been six months since your last visit and you haven’t scheduled a checkup, there’s still time. The Center for Advanced Dentistry is here for you, so call today to schedule your next appointment.

But I saw Dr. Hornstein earlier this year and I was fine. Why another one this year?

Well, do you want to eat that pumpkin pie, turkey, and stuffing without worry about its impact on your teeth? Dr. Hornstein will give you another good look with your cleaning and decide if you need anything done. Just think: one hour in a dentist chair and you can rest easy. This way, you’ll be on track and up to date with your oral health. Certainly will be something to keep in mind going into 2013.

As great as sugar tastes, its affect on your teeth might not be if you haven’t had a recent checkup. Don’t let plaque set up camp and start a long war on your teeth. Get that taken care of because preventative measures are much easier to take care of now instead of later.

But if you need something more than a regular cleaning and oral exam, we offer restorative or cosmetic therapies too. Schedule your next appointment today, and end 2012 on a good note. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond.

September 21, 2012

Oral Care Reminders from The Center for Advanced Dentistry

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Even if you’ve been to the dentist just once in your life, you know that sugary foods and drinks are bad for your teeth. But do you know why that is?

The simple truth is that it’s not the sugar per se but the chemical reaction that happens between the sugar and the bacteria in your mouth. As bacteria metabolize sugar, the byproduct is acid. When this acid comes into contact with the enamel on your teeth, it has a destructive influence. As a result, teeth are left weakened and exposed to the possibility of experiencing decay.

Fluoride helps strengthen teeth by attracting important minerals, but some patients aren’t getting as much fluoride as they used to or need to. Thanks to the popularity of bottled water today, many patients are drinking non-fluoridated water every day, depriving their teeth of essential protection.

So, how can you protect your smile?

The first way is through regular maintenance at home. Brush and floss after every meal if you can. If you can’t do that, try rinsing your mouth with water between meals. Chewing a sugar-less gum sweetened with xylitol can also help, and you may also want to use a fluoride mouthwash to help strengthen your teeth.

Regular checkups are also important.  Remember to schedule one every six months, or about twice a year. During a regular checkup, Dr. Hornstein and the rest of our team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood can thoroughly examine your smile and look for signs of decay. If we find any sign of trouble, we can create a treatment plan to help you combat it before it develops into a serious problem.

Call our office today to schedule next appointment. The Center for Advanced Dentistry serves patients from Beachwood, Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond.

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