Prevention & Cleanings

What is that spot on my gums?

It can really make you worry when you first notice it – that bluish, black, or grey spot on your gums that looks very unnatural. It doesn’t look too good, but is it something you should be concerned with? Should you rush to ask your dentist about it or can it wait until your next cleaning …

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How much do root canals really hurt?

Would you rather have a tax audit or a root canal? Root canals have gained a reputation for being painful, bordering on torture. But do they deserve this reputation? (Your dentist would probably say they do not!) And what exactly happens during a root canal, anyway? What is a root canal? You may have heard that root …

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Just Say No to Tartar

In Pound Ridge we’re not very far from some pretty famous coastline and some pretty famous fishing grounds. While it may be frowned upon at a restaurant in Manhattan, many people like their fish with a little tartar sauce. While Dr. Smith and Dr. Feng may question if that’s a suitable culinary decision for fresh …

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Should You Use a Mouthwash?

If you’re here in our Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry blog, you may have seen our January entry on why bad breath can be a thing. Obviously, a mouthwash would come in handy in those scenarios. So, how about for March’s two blogs we get into mouthwashes and why you should make one a part of …

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Fun with Fluoride

Like butter in a Food Network recipe, fluoride is in just about all dental hygiene products. If you check the labels on your toothpastes and mouthwashes, you’ll find fluoride listed. It’s even in the material used to fill cavities in baby teeth. And, despite the nut jobs that believe it to be a government conspiracy …

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You Should Go Electric

Electric toothbrushes used to be mainly a sideshow. They came with cartoon figures in the handle to make them interesting for kids, but their brushheads basically only vibrates. Vibrating brushheads didn’t really do much to brush the plaque and food from your teeth unless you basically used them just as you would a manual toothbrush. …

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