Cosmetic Dentist, Michael Weiss, DDS

What You Probably Do Not Know About Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns have certainly come a long way since Charles Land developed the porcelain jacket crown. Although the porcelain jacket crown was patented in 1889, it was not made available to patients until 1903. 
 
The original jacket crowns covered the tooth by, “Jacketing,” it with a porcelain material, and although they were quite popular, there were some issues including micro cracking. These stability issues were not addressed until the late 50s and early 60s when Abraham Weistein invented a stronger structure that attached metal implants to porcelain crowns. 
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When Was the Last Time you had your Fillings Checked?

Dental fillings will not last forever and if you have restorations that are ten, fifteen or even twenty years old, schedule an appointment with your dentist who can determine if you have dental carries under your existing fillings. According to Colgate, silver amalgam fillings last on average about twelve years. Composite fillings have a shorter lifespan.

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What you eat could be Harming your Teeth

Watching what you eat is just as important for your teeth and gums as it is for your waistline. In fact, some things that you put in your mouth should be avoided at all costs.

According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, it is best to avoid soft drinks, sports drinks, and energy drinks. Loaded with sugar, these types of beverages also contain citric and phosphoric acids that can erode the enamel on your teeth. Quench your thirst with unsweetened tea, water, or milk. If you miss the fizz, drink carbonated water or opt for diet drinks that do not contain sugar.

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Is Your Chronic Bad Breath Ruining Your Life?

If people are running away in droves when you open your mouth, it could have something to do with your breath. According to Web MD, more than 65 percent of Americans suffer from bad breath with nearly forty million having chronic halitosis. Ninety percent of bad breath is actually oral and not systemic. 
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Michael Weiss, DDS

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