Tooth Enamel Erosion Might Be Improved by a Fluoride Treatment

Strong tooth enamel is essential for maintaining healthy teeth. If you sometimes fail to brush your teeth twice a day or you frequently forget to floss, plaque and other bacterial deposits can lead to a buildup of oral plaque acids. If you also enjoy acidic beverages, these factors can start to compromise the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. As... read more »

Treating Gingivitis Requires Professional Diagnosis

Sometimes even seemingly minor inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can leave small bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time residual plaque and food material can harden into tartar. As this problem continues to progress it can lead to gingivitis and other gum inflammation issues. Early symptoms of a problem like this typically include gums that bleed easily, look... read more »

Adult Smiles are Still Vulnerable to Cavities

Do you think your adult smile is indestructible? If so, you are off base. Even though we all wish it was true, our smiles are still vulnerable to dental issues, even tooth decay. However, there are things you can do regularly to keep your oral health in tip-top shape and prevent cavities, and Dr. Jacob Shrayman is more than happy... read more »

Avoid These Tools if You Want a Strong and Healthy Smile

Dr. Jacob Shrayman and our dental team care about you and your smile. This is why we encourage you to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. One way you can do so is by making sure you use the safest oral hygiene tools when you clean your smile.  Unfortunately, there are many products... read more »

Beware a Little Pink in the Sink when Brushing and Flossing

Most people understand that brushing and flossing your teeth is absolutely critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. If you find yourself brushing and flossing and you notice a little pink in the sink, you should not dismiss these traces of blood as a sign that you were too aggressive. This is actually a salient sign that your gums are suffering... read more »

Tongue Cleaning Can Be Part of Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your daily oral hygiene routine is founded on brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing once each evening. This helps remove residual food particles and plaque from your teeth and gumline. At the same time, the rough surfaces of your tongue can also trap bacteria and plaque, causing bad breath and encouraging overnight plaque formation. One way to reduce... read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Issues in a Short Amount of Time

With the passage of time, it is possible for changes in your mouth and jaw structure to cause your teeth to slightly alter their alignment. This is even more likely to be the case if you’ve had a tooth knocked out or extracted. Fortunately, our dentist, Dr. Jacob Shrayman, can use Invisalign® to improve the alignment issues with your teeth... read more »

A Dental Implant Still Requires Daily Care and Cleaning

A dental implant abutment is made from titanium and covered with a crown that is not susceptible to the ravages of tooth decay. However, periodontal disease still poses a serious threat to the long-term integrity of the implant. This means your implant will require daily care and cleaning as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Plaque buildup and residual food... read more »

How to Protect Your Smile From Plaque

Plaque is a dangerous, destructive substance that can completely harm your smile if you let it. The most common dental issues that can occur are tooth decay and gum disease, and the best thing you can do for your smile and oral health is fight plaque growth each day. Our Jacob Shrayman, DDS team recommends doing so by: · Keeping... read more »