You’ve heard of the mind-body connection, but have you ever considered the mouth-body link? Your oral cavity is the gateway to the rest of your body, and problems with the teeth or gums can severely impact your overall wellbeing. That’s why Dr. Hornstein, your holistic dentist at The Center for Advanced Dentistry, focuses on your whole health in an effort to bring you true excellence in dentistry. Because we know what goes on in your mouth isn’t just limited to your teeth and gums.
The Center for Advanced Dentistry's Blog
December 23, 2015
November 18, 2015
Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep for at least 10 seconds at a time. There are two types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is a disorder that causes the brain to stop sending the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This form of apnea occurs when airways are blocked during sleep causing the cessation of breathing. Many patients are treated using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) that, as the name suggests, keeps airways open using a continual flow of air. Many CPAP users are unhappy with the system because the sounds it makes are loud, they can’t get used to the sensation of forced air, and because the CPAP system is inconvenient for travel. For patients who suffer from OSA, our Beachwood, OH dental team has an alternative to the CPAP system: oral appliance therapy with The Moses® and SomnoDent®.
September 16, 2015
Tobacco use is rampant in the United States. Roughly 42 million people are habitual tobacco users. Of this number, many will develop conditions such as lung cancer, emphysema and more. Tobacco is enjoyed by people in several different ways including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (“dip”), or cigars. Nicotine is highly addictive, which explains why so many people are tobacco users. We’re here to tell you that it’s in your best interest to kick the habit while you still have time. You see, it isn’t just your overall health you’re putting at risk, it’s your oral health, too. Our Beachwood, OH office wants you to know that your oral health is very important and tobacco use can leave it in bad shape. Bad oral health has a major impact on your overall health. As the Beachwood dentist of choice for residents in the area, Dr. Hornstein has firsthand the effects tobacco has had on many patients. He and the rest of our dental staff want you to live your life free of tobacco and with the best oral health of your life.
August 13, 2015
More than 50 years have passed since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Issued in 1964, the report cautioned against the use of tobacco products and listed a number of illnesses that are associated with smoking. Sadly, some 20 million Americans have died from smoking since this influential report was published. Smoking and the use of chewing tobacco can also lead to dental problems including:
- Tooth staining and discoloration
- More plaque and tartar on teeth
- Gum disease
- Dental implant failure
- Oral cancer
- Bad breath
Dr. Benjamin Hornstein and his staff at the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood, OH, want you and every member of your family to enjoy optimal oral health for a lengthy lifetime. That’s why we’d like to give you the facts about tobacco use and the consequences to your overall and general health.
July 15, 2015
It’s no secret that your body changes when you’re pregnant. Hormones rising and falling, morning sickness, aches and pains, and more can make you feel like your body is out of control. Many patients aren’t aware of how hormonal variation during pregnancy can effect oral health. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry (CFAD), our skilled team will explain the ins and outs of the changes in your oral health while pregnant. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, call to schedule an appointment at our Beachwood, OH office to review oral health and discuss recommended changes to your hygiene routine.
Oral Health Changes While Pregnant
The change in hormone levels puts women at high risk for gum disease, specifically a form of gingivitis referred to as “pregnancy gingivitis.” Thorough at home hygiene and regular six month dental cleaning may not be enough to prevent this form of gingivitis. If you notice inflamed, bleeding or swollen gums, gum sensitivity when eating or drinking, or excessive bleeding when flossing or brushing your teeth, call CFAD immediately. Depending on the severity, we may recommend more frequent cleanings through the course of your pregnancy. Gum disease during pregnancy increases the risk of pre-term birth and underweight babies as well as potentially compromising the baby’s and your immune system if infection enters the blood stream.
Another oral health change noticed while pregnant is the “pregnancy tumor.” The name is quite misleading. A pregnancy tumor is not cancerous. The changes in your body make the mouth’s soft tissue more sensitive to irritation from plaque buildup or foreign debris. These red lumps usually appear on the gums between teeth. If they are extremely painful or impede eating, we may recommend removal, but the tumors typically clear up on their own after you give birth.
Dental Care for Baby from the Dentist Shaker Heights Trusts Most
Did you know your baby’s teeth begin to develop between the 3rd and 6th month of your pregnancy? A healthy diet is essential to a healthy pregnancy, but did you know that eating well can help your baby develop stronger, healthier primary teeth? Your baby needs a lot of vitamins and minerals throughout the pregnancy, but their developing teeth especially need large amounts of Vitamins A, C and D, calcium, protein and phosphorous. Taking a prenatal vitamin as prescribed or recommended by your physician can help you absorb a large percentage of these necessary nutrients, but eating high fiber and protein, and calcium rich foods will provide your baby with more of the necessary nutrients for growth, especially for developing healthy teeth.
Most necessary dental health care is perfectly safe for pregnant and lactating mothers. However, elective procedures should be postponed until after your pregnancy. In the case of dental emergency, more complex restorative procedures may be necessary, but should always be performed in conjunction with your physician.
Contact Your Family Dentist, 44122
At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we are here to care for you at every stage of your life. If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, call to schedule an appointment to discuss tips for optimal oral hygiene while pregnant. Our Beachwood, OH practice welcomes patients from the surrounding area Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Warrensville Heights, Cleveland, and the neighboring communities
April 1, 2015
Every year, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss from tooth decay, gingivitis, or facial injury. Originally, the restoration methods were dentures and bridges. While dentures and bridges are still great methods to replace missing teeth, there is another option that has become a preferable method for those who want to replace a tooth or a set of teeth: dental implants. Implants are durable, long lasting, and look natural with your other teeth. The Center for Advanced Dentistry offers a safe, comprehensive procedure to give you pristine, wonderful dental implants.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace your missing teeth. These are not temporary replacements and they do not require adhesives. Implants are permanent replacements that will last for years, with proper care. Our trained, talented doctors will examine your mouth, look at the problem area, and form a plan to craft the perfect dental implant for you. Instead of letting your self-esteem take a blow or suffer through other oral issues due to the missing tooth, our team can prepare a replacement that will make you proud to flash your smile everywhere you go.
Easy Procedure to Fix Your Smile
During your first appointment, our caring staff will attentively examine your mouth and walk you through the next steps in gaining a replacement. Afterward, we will sedate you with anesthesia so that we can surgically insert a biocompatible titanium post into your jawbone. You will then go through a healing period as the bone grows over and bonds with the post. After the post heals, you will return to our office. We will double-check everything to make sure the post is secure and everything has healed properly. If all is well and you do not require extra healing time, we will secure and bond the replacement tooth on the post. Then, you can walk out of our building with a complete, full smile across your face.
Complete Your Smile Today
Contact The Center for Advanced Dentistry today to restore your smile. We love to help patients achieve the smile they want, and our doctors are always ready to provide natural tooth replacements for those who need it. Our building is open to Beachwood, OH, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Warrensville Heights, Cleveland, and the neighboring communities.
March 25, 2015
A beautiful smile is absolutely priceless. Showing your smile to the world shows your personality, confidence, enjoyment, happiness, and energy. Your smile is as unique as a snowflake, and you should protect it and take care of your oral health. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing will definitely help, but certain types of bacteria, tartar, and plaque can be a detriment if you do not see a dentist annually. With years of experience with general and family dentistry, Dr. Hornstein – head of The Center for Advanced Dentistry – and his team of dental technicians can keep your oral hygiene in prime condition.
Why Should I See a Dentist? My Gums and Teeth Look Just Fine.
It’s great if everything looks up to standard. Keeping up with your oral cleaning routine is fantastic, but it does not keep all of the potential mouth problems at bay. Bacteria cultures can form in hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, tartar can build in small pockets on your teeth, and decay can start eating away without you knowing it. To prevent anything from jeopardizing the integrity of your health, it is best to have the trained, experienced dentists at Shaker Heights, OH give your gums and teeth a proper cleaning and examination.
What Does a General Dentist Do?
General dentistry covers the basics of dental care. We will examine your mouth to check for potential problems, clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque, and educate you on further oral health practices. If we see any issues, such as grinding or periodontal disease, we will customize your treatment to fit your personal needs. Night guards can be provided and periodontal therapy can be applied to prevent further damages. Our ultimate goal is to issue optimal oral health, and for you to continue to place your oral hygiene care in our talented hands.
When Should I Make an Appointment?
If you have not been to a dentist in a long time, we recommend you schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We suggest visiting our office every six months for a routine checkup, as it will ensure proper mouth care. Contact our office to begin your venture with our stellar doctors. We are passionate about our patients and we hold our doors open to everyone in Shaker Heights, Mayfield Heights, Bedford, Solon, Garfield Heights, Cleveland, and the surrounding areas.
February 21, 2015
Have you had a preventive dental checkup lately? Some patients mistakenly believe that if they have no pain or discomfort, they don’t need to see a dentist. However, dental checkups are absolutely necessary to maintain good oral health. If you’ve been avoiding regular dental care, there’s a high probability that decay and periodontal infection has already taken root. Don’t take chances with your good dental health. Make your preventive care general dentist 44122 appointment with Dr. Hornstein and the experienced team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a trusted 44122 general dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and the surrounding Ohio communities.
44122 General Dentist Visits to Prevent and Treat Tooth Decay
- Dental Examinations: Dental exams are needed to find decay and dental disease before it can cause pain and discomfort.
- Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are thin plastic coverings that can protect the back teeth from cavities.
- Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride treatments can strengthen and fortify teeth.
- Tooth Colored Fillings: Dental fillings can fully restore teeth that have begun to decay.
44122 General Dentist Visits to Prevent and Treat Periodontal Disease
- Dental Cleanings: Dental cleanings are necessary to remove the plaque buildup that causes periodontal disease.
- Root Scaling and Planing: If you already have periodontal disease, a root scaling and planning treatment can remove the infection and protect your gums from inflammation causing bacteria in the future.
With a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular dental checkups and cleanings, you can greatly reduce your risk of getting cavities, periodontal disease, and other dental health problems. If it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup, schedule your general dentist 44122 appointment with Dr. Hornstein at The Center for Advanced Dentistry today. Dr. Hornstein is a highly qualified general dentist 44122, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Beachwood, Cleveland, Pepper Pike, Solon, Shaker Heights, and nearby Ohio areas.
January 21, 2015
Protect 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?
- 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
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.