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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Key to Aging Gracefully?

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 6:56 pm
Mature woman with glasses smiling outside

With each passing birthday, you may notice changes to your appearance. While aging is a privilege, it’s natural to want to turn back the clock, restoring your youthful look. For many, the first thing they think of is BOTOX. Although the fine line-erasing benefits are substantial, there is a better way to boost your confidence: cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn how aging changes your smile and effective dental treatments that can help you look younger!


Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

September 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 2:40 pm
patient covering mouth at the dentist in Rochester

According to the American Dental Association, 22% of adults who avoid visiting the dentist do so out of fear. This keeps them from receiving the care they need and can lead to a range of dental health issues. Whether it’s during the Halloween season or any other time of the year, the dentist’s office is one place you don’t need to fear. Here are some of the reasons why the dentist isn’t as scary as you might think


Don’t Try This at Home: 3 Dangerous TikTok Dental Trends

August 31, 2021

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Person holding up phone with TikTok app open

With nearly 700 million active monthly users, TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps around the world. After skyrocketing in 2020, this platform became a household name and go-to resource for health hacks, beauty advice, and other entertaining videos. Unfortunately, however, some content creators are sharing dental advice that is seriously dangerous. With this in mind, here are three dental TikTok trends to avoid.


Are “Bad Teeth” Genetic?

August 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 4:22 pm
family of four smiling in a forest

You take the time to brush and floss every single day. Plus, you visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months on the dot. Even with all of the preventive measures you take, it still seems like your dentist tells you that you have cavities at just about every routine visit. You may have begun to wonder whether genetics may be involved. Is it possible for “bad teeth” to run in the family? Yes, but that doesn’t mean you can never enjoy a healthy smile. Here’s how you can protect your pearly whites from hereditary dental health problems.


The Serious Dangers of Mouth Breathing

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 3:08 pm
Man sleeping while breathing through his mouth

Do you find yourself breathing through your mouth when your nose is stuffed up or you’re wearing a mask? You’re not alone. However, your nose acts like an air filter, produces nitric oxide, and strengthens your immune system, making it the preferred method. Plus, there are some serious consequences that come with chronic mouth breathing. Keep reading to learn what they are and how your dentist can help!


How To: Sleep Soundly with a Toothache

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 2:31 pm
Woman sleeping peacefully at night

After a long day, you get under the covers, lay back on your pillow, and close your eyes. However, instead of peacefully drifting off to sleep, you lay awake as your toothache begins to throb. Sound familiar? Normally, priority number one would be to call your dentist’s office for an emergency visit. However, since they most likely aren’t open, keep reading for a few tips for sleeping peacefully with a nagging toothache at night.


4 TikTok Recipes Your Tastebuds & Your Teeth Will Love

June 30, 2021

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Woman smiling while looking up TikTok Recipe

With over 20% of Americans using the app, it’s not surprising that TikTok is one of the most popular apps today. In fact, it was the most downloaded app in 2020! One of the popular categories is food-related videos, which focus on aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-make snacks to satisfy your cravings. But which TikTok recipes will your tastebuds and your teeth enjoy? Let’s find out.


4 Ways to Safeguard Your Smile While On Vacation

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 1:08 pm
a man standing on the beach and smiling after taking steps to prevent dental emergencies in Rochester

No matter where you and your family plan to vacation this summer, it’s important that you have everything you need to ensure the health and safety of you and those you love. To prevent dental emergencies while you’re away, you’ll want to take special precautions, especially if you have young children with you. To prepare you for your trip and minimize the risk of making a sudden visit to a local emergency dentist, here are 4 things you can do to better protect your smile.


True or False: Tooth Pain Is Considered a Dental Emergency

May 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 2:50 pm
Woman using a cold compress to ease tooth pain

OUCH! You immediately regret your first sip of coffee as you feel a surge of pain ring through your tooth. Sound familiar? From mild sensitivity to persistent throbbing, toothaches can make it difficult to chew, drink, and even sleep. But is it considered a dental emergency? Keep reading for the answer.


How to Tell If You Need a Dental Filling

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 7:40 am
Tooth with dental filling

Do you think that you might need to have a dental filling placed? This restoration is used to fix teeth that have become damaged by decay, an injury, or another oral health issue. It involves your dentist administering a local anesthetic to the area, if necessary, before removing any damaged parts of the tooth. After cleaning the area, a filling material is added in order to restore the structure. Here are some common symptoms that could mean that you are in need of a filling.

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