April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and every April dental associations throughout the country join together with the non-profit Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and for oral cancer prevention. Not only do 132 people in the United States every day get diagnosed with oral cancer, but someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper... read more »
Despite the clear link between oral health and overall health, the percentage of adults who see a dentist on a regular basis is declining. Research is a part of a growing body of scientific work on this subject, showing an association between the importance of proper oral hygiene for overall wellness. We, at Brenner Dental of Park Slope, support these findings. Our blog is our way of sharing with you the latest advances in dentistry. We will post articles and information to keep you informed, and we support you in creating and maintaining great oral health for you and your family.
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In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. Not only because if left untreated it can destroy your smile, but research has proven that gum disease is often the source of other health problems. According to an... read more »
How do you feel about your smile? Do you share it freely or does it cause you to feel self-conscious? Research has shown that a great smile portrays a variety of positive traits such as happiness, honesty, health and success. While the intention of cosmetic dentistry is to improve a person’s appearance by restoring their smile, cosmetic dentistry is not... read more »
2019 is almost over, and while it’s probably not the first item on your “to do” list, especially if you have unused dental insurance benefits, you should ask yourself the following: -Am I due for my routine dental cleaning and examination? -Do I have needed dental treatment that I’ve been putting off? If the answer is “yes” to these two... read more »
There are many reasons/situations when a crown is recommended as the best solution to restore a problem situation in the mouth. It can be used to restore teeth broken down, prone to cracking, splitting through the roots and to fix worn and discolored teeth. A crown is highly recommended following a root canal treatment to protect the tooth. Crowns are... read more »
A part of our body make up is our teeth and a beautiful smile requires us to take care of them. Even when we do take proper care, unfortunately, things happen that cause damage, such as a “cracked tooth.” A cracked tooth is a common problem that can happen to anyone even when you take good care of your mouth.... read more »
Teeth whitening procedures are one of the most popular procedures sought out today by individuals seeking a solution to help build their confidence. It is a fact that having white teeth not only knocks years off your appearance but helps you to look and feel healthier. It makes a stronger first impression. Yes, you can get a brighter smile quickly... read more »
The end of 2019 is approaching and if your dental insurance policy has a yearly maximum (the most money your dental insurance plan will pay towards your dental treatment within a given year), any unused benefits written in the policy will be lost to you. To save hundreds of dollars on your dental care, let us help! Here are several... read more »
Aging is a life situation no one can avoid, as our body ages so does our mouth. As our body ages so does our mouth and fortunately there is much that a person can do to keep safe from oral disease. First let’s discuss some of the dental problems caused just by aging: 1. Darkened teeth; the change in dentin... read more »
Back to school is coming up and although you have a long “to-do list” don’t forget your child’s dental checkup. Dental health is an important part of your child’s overall health; it is the best defense against not only their oral health but their overall health. It’s proven that many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, etc. can be prevented... read more »