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Preventative Dentistry

Ten Easy Ways to Have Healthy Teeth

Becoming healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or even very difficult if you start with simple steps. Focusing your energy on preventing problems because it’s so much easier, painless, and inexpensive than trying to fix serious issues. 1. Look at Your Toothbrush Take a look at your toothbrush and think of how [...]

How to Care for Your Oral Microbiome During Shutdown

As New York begins reopening for business after NY PAUSE, Rochester is one of the areas that will begin reopening this Friday May 15. However, with the phased reopening process, many of us will continue to remain at home for the foreseeable future.  During this time, it’s important to be focused on your {{{{link [...]

Popcorn Stuck in Teeth Blamed for Firefighter’s Near-Fatal Heart Infection

A British firefighter thought the biggest danger he faced was a burning building, but it turns out it was popcorn. At least, that’s what he’s blaming for his recent brush with death from a potentially fatal heart infection.  It is a reminder to take oral infections seriously and see a dentist if [...]

The Complexity of the Oral Microbiome

Many of our patients are concerned about the impact of their actions on the local ecosystem, and that’s good. But there’s an even more local ecosystem you should be concerned about: the oral microbiome, which is a complex mini ecosystem, with a number of specifically defined niches inhabited by hundreds, even thousands [...]

How Many Molars Do You Need?

Most of us have had to deal with wisdom teeth coming in and causing some issues for our dental health whether they are impacted or just cause our other teeth to crowd. The answer to this problem is pretty simple, we just get them extracted and move on with our lives. Yet, have [...]