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4 Myths About Wisdom Teeth

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is something of a rite of passage for teens and 20-somethings these days. But does everyone even have wisdom teeth? And do they always need to be removed? It’s time to learn the truth.

Jan 13th, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Recurrent Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can vary from mild discomfort when you open wide to severe pain that keeps you from chewing or speaking normally. There are many possible causes of recurring jaw pain, but one thing is always true: You shouldn’t ignore signs of pain.

Dec 14th, 2020
Benefits of Bone Grafting

Whether a tooth is extracted or falls out on its own, the vacancy it creates can compromise your oral health. Missing teeth increase your risk of bone loss and other tooth problems, but bone grafting strengthens your jaw to keep your mouth healthy.

Nov 10th, 2020
Why Is It Important to Visit the Dentist Regularly?

Would you believe that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all of their teeth? It would be no exaggeration to say that regular visits to the dentist may have prevented most of these outcomes.

Oct 5th, 2020
How Cosmetic Dentistry Is More Than Just a Smile Makeover

As you probably can guess, cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance of your smile. But the benefits don’t stop there. Keep reading to explore how cosmetic dentistry can do more than make over your smile.

Sep 9th, 2020
The Best Foods to Support a Healthy Smile

Can you guess someone’s diet based on their dental health? Find out how the bacteria in your mouth and the foods you eat can either prolong the lifespan of your teeth or cause decay.

Aug 12th, 2020
Preventing Periodontal Disease: What You Can Do Today

Periodontal disease is far too common in the US, and it can lead to other serious health problems. Fortunately, it is reversible if caught in the early stages. Here’s what you can do to prevent the development of periodontal disease.

Jun 23rd, 2020
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

Teeth are living tissue, and just like other parts of the body, they’re susceptible to injury and infection. When an infection becomes serious enough to compromise surrounding tissue, a root canal can save your tooth.

Mar 10th, 2020
Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It

Bad breath (halitosis) is one of the most common dental complaints, affecting up to 25% of the population. It can cause distress, embarrassment, and anxiety among sufferers, but fortunately, it’s usually very easy to treat.

Feb 18th, 2020
Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Dentures are affordable and easy to use — they’re still the most popular choice when it comes to tooth loss — but they may pose some issues in the beginning as you adjust to using them. Here’s what you need to know about adapting to dentures.

Dec 3rd, 2019
How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is a simple cosmetic treatment that can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Though teeth whitening isn’t permanent, there are techniques and tools that can extend the results of your treatment.

Nov 21st, 2019
Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers

If you’ve heard that veneers can give you a dazzling, white smile, and that most people get them for cosmetic reasons, you’re not wrong. But many people also get veneers for a variety of noncosmetic reasons. Veneers can improve your oral health.

Oct 24th, 2019
Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease

If you're struggling with persistent bad breath no matter what you do, the problem could actually be in your gums. Chronic bad breath is one of the signs of periodontal disease. Learn how getting treatment for your gums may resolve your bad breath.

Aug 1st, 2019
5 Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

Do you have severe pain in one of your teeth that won’t go away or extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks? These are the five signs that you may need a root canal, a painless dental procedure that treats the root of the tooth.

May 6th, 2019
5 Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Sharp pain in your teeth when you brush or when you eat or drink something cold means your teeth are overly sensitive. Maybe you’ve been avoiding cold foods and beverages, but sensitive teeth are a sign of damage that must be fixed.

Mar 1st, 2019
Feel Confident In Your Smile This Year With New Veneers

Not just a cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers correct a wide range of dental issues, reinforcing and reshaping your teeth. If you’ve got stained teeth from the effects of time and food, veneers can restoring a sparkling white to your smile.

Jan 7th, 2019
Regain Functionality Permanently With Fixed Dentures

If you put off replacing your teeth because you dread the thought of loose, uncomfortable dentures, you have an amazing option: permanently fixed dentures that function as well as your natural teeth. Here’s what you need to know about fixed dentures.

Dec 18th, 2018
What to Expect During a Comprehensive Dental Exam

Believe it or not, routine dental exams aren’t a way to get you into the dental chair — they’re designed to keep you out. Here’s how dental exams preserve the health of your teeth and what you should expect while you’re here.

Nov 28th, 2018
Periodontal Disease Symptoms You Don’t Want to Ignore

The good news? Periodontal (gum) disease can be stopped. Want even better news? The quicker you see your dentist, the easier the treatment for periodontal disease. Learn the signs and symptoms of gum disease that you should never ignore.

Oct 16th, 2018
What Is the Cause of White Spots on Teeth?

Those splotchy white marks on your teeth may be an early warning sign that all is not right with your smile. Take a few moments to find out more about what they are and what the experts at Meadowbrook Dental Care can do to help.

Aug 7th, 2018
7 Reasons to Have Your Teeth Whitened

If you’re still wondering whether teeth whitening is right for you, take a minute to explore seven benefits of having a whiter, brighter smile — and why it’s best done through the dentist.

Jul 30th, 2018
5 Reasons Veneers May Be Right for You

If Mother Nature didn’t give you the smile you want, or an accident or sports injury has wiped the smile off your face, today’s cosmetic dentistry can transform it. Porcelain veneers are a nonsurgical way to give your smile a makeover.

Jun 20th, 2018
Your Headache May Be the Result of TMJ

Getting headaches but don’t know why? They could be the result of TMJ, a syndrome that impacts your jaw joint and can mimic tension headaches and migraines. To learn more about these headaches and how to stop them, keep reading!

May 17th, 2018
Do Wisdom Teeth Always Need To Be Removed?

Your wisdom teeth are your late-arriving final set of molars, and they cause problems for most people. Wisdom teeth may be poorly formed, not come in correctly, and raise the risk of tooth decay and infection. Although not everyone needs to have their wisd

Apr 18th, 2018
The Importance of Taking Care of Baby Teeth

Even though your child’s primary teeth eventually fall out, they’re still important to overall health and well-being. Oral issues like tooth decay can happen at any age, so professional and at-home care is crucial.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Do Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits Work?

Teeth whitening is not a new fad. The American Dental Association reports it was popular even back in the 1800s. Technology gives you many more choices for whitening these days. Read on to learn about take-home methods that work.

Mar 16th, 2018
How to Avoid a Root Canal Infection

Believe it or not, most dentists share a common goal, and that’s to keep you from spending too much time in our chairs. To that end, we’ve pulled together a few tips for avoiding a root canal infection.

Jan 30th, 2018
10 Truths About Invisalign

Braces are the traditional way to move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing bite, but they’re uncomfortable, unsightly, and inconvenient. Consider Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative.

Jan 11th, 2018
Are You Making These Common Toothbrushing Mistakes?

Brushing your teeth should be fairly straightforward, right? Toothbrush, toothpaste, teeth, and…done? Turns out, there are some really common mistakes people make when brushing their teeth that can compromise their dental health.

Nov 30th, 2017
Discover the Pinhole® Surgical Technique!

Meadowbrook Dental Care is proud to offer a cutting-edge technology that can help with the treatment of gum disease. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a non-surgical way to address the complications of gum disease, and is easier, less painful,

Nov 30th, 2017
Have You Considered Veneers?

If you are looking for a cosmetic solution for your dental problems, veneers might be the answer! Many people have never heard of veneers, and don’t know about this non-invasive solution to chips, stains, and more.

Nov 30th, 2017
The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Going to the dentist regularly ensures that your teeth, mouth, and gums are healthy and that any potential problems in your mouth are identified early. Keeping up with your dental checkups is essential for your oral, and overall, health. Read on to see why

Nov 30th, 2017
The Enemies of Your Teeth

Your teeth may seem indestructible, but there are many enemies waiting to destroy their enamel and cause decay. Daily habits can lead to teeth that are weak and susceptible to cavities or worse.

Nov 30th, 2017
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Smile Again!

A radiant smile can boost your confidence and give your whole face a glow and energy that may be masked by broken, chipped or yellowed teeth. Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola wants to help you achieve your best smile, and our Beautiful Smile Makeover wil

Nov 30th, 2017
Help Your Kids Love to Brush Their Teeth!

If you are struggling to get your kids to brush their teeth, and brush them well, don’t despair! Fighting with a crying child who hates brushing their teeth makes everyone miserable, and those pearly whites don’t get clean! Read on for some tips on how to

Nov 30th, 2017
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

When it comes to maintaining personal health, dental care is one of the most important practices to consider. Maintaining dental hygiene can have serious effects for your health, and reiterates why it is important to do so. At Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mi

Nov 30th, 2017
The Importance of Flossing

Going to the dentist regularly, you hear the same thing from your dental hygienist and dentist—make sure to brush twice a day, as well as floss twice a day. As most of us complete the former to combat the inevitable bad breath resulted from ignoring it, fl

Nov 30th, 2017
Getting Smart About Wisdom Teeth

Why is something so sagely named such a dental problem? For most people, wisdom teeth won’t bring more knowledge, but they will definitely bring a hearty dose of pain, discomfort, and a trip to the dentist’s chair. So what’s the deal with wisdom teeth? Rea

Oct 13th, 2016