Your mouth is part of a whole body system. As part of this whole, the condition of your teeth and gums impact the health of your body. In addition, the dental treatments you undergo can also influence your overall health. One of the most commonly performed restorative dental procedures is a filling. Beachwood holistic dentist Dr. Hornstein completely relies on metal-free restorations in order to provide his patients with a healthier alternative that also happens to look better, too.
April 25, 2016
We may have our differences, but there is one thing we all have in common: everyone—absolutely everyone regardless of age, gender, race or religion—needs to sleep. Yes, some people can get by on less sleep, but we all know the value of a good night of rest. Unfortunately, there are many for whom a restful night is merely a dream. A medical condition called sleep apnea can keep them from getting the sleep they need. If you suspect that you or your bed partner needs sleep apnea treatment in Beachwood, contact Dr. Hornstein at The Advanced Center for Dentistry. He works closely with area physicians to correctly diagnose and treat sleep apnea so your dreams about sleep can be a reality.
March 23, 2016
Got bad breath? Your dentist in Beachwood is here to help! Find out if one of these top five causes of bad breath are at the root of your foul odor. Your friends, neighbors and coworkers will thank you for it!
February 26, 2016
It’s not easy to choose a new dentist. With so many options, how can you know you’re making the best decision for you and your family? A little research goes a long way — and we’ve got five tips for helping you make the right choice. Keep reading to learn how to select an excellent dentist in Beachwood today!
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.
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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.