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Time Waits for No One – Including Your Smile! Here Are 3 Ways to Protect It

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Our bodies go through a lot of changes as we age, and this holds true for our teeth and gums as well. There is a strong connection between oral health and overall health, and this becomes even more pronounced the older we get.

Effects of Aging on Oral Health

Older adults are at a much higher risk for a number of dental issues, including:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Dry mouth

Often as people get older, they have issues with dexterity, so flossing and brushing can become more difficult. It might even become more difficult to get to their Lockport dentist regularly. This puts older adults at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Gum Disease

Many ...

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Cracked Teeth: What You Don’t Feel Can Hurt You

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If you have a cracked tooth, you might not even know it. The molars in the backs of our mouths are particularly susceptible to cracks because of the force they must absorb when we are chewing.

Because there may or may not be any symptoms associated with a cracked tooth, it’s important to visit your Lockport dentist regularly. Some cracks might be just cosmetic, but others can be more serious and mean you’ll need treatment.

What Kind of Treatment Will I Need for a Minor Crack?

Chances are, if the crack is minor and has only impacted your tooth enamel, no treatment will be needed. If these tiny lines—called craze lines—are unattractive from ...

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Kids' Dental Health - Podcast With Dr. Kaplansky

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Topic: Kid's Dental Health

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s monthly podcast interview.  You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy!

Podcast Interview:

RC: Hello, everyone. This is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the US.

In today's episode, we are speaking with Dr. Igor Kaplansky. Dr. Kaplansky is ...

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Common Dental Care Mistakes

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Taking care of your oral health has never been more important because we now understand that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. This is because periodontal disease has been linked with other health concerns in the body such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. Excellent oral health begins at home, and there are some common mistakes we like to help our patients avoid when it comes to their oral health. Dr. Kaplansky, your premiere dentist in Lockport shares tips on how to avoid common dental care mistakes.

Use Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Did you know that how you brush and floss your teeth is ...

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The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

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Going to the dentist isn’t on anyone’s list of their favorite ways to spend their time, but visits every six months can be helping you avoid painful and costly dental problems. Igor Kaplansky and his team try to focus on preventive dentistry in order to keep your mouth and teeth healthy and avoid the development of gum disease and tooth decay.  

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is defined as any form of dentistry that helps patients prevent developing dental concerns such as gum disease and tooth decay, which are the main causes of tooth loss. During your routine dental visits, your dentist will conduct preventive treatments such as cleanings ...

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Keep your breath Mistletoe-ready!

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The holiday hugging season brings us close to our loved ones, and everyone needs to be on mistletoe alert! Make sure that your breath is fresh and sweet as you smile your way through the season.

            Chronic halitosis, or bad breath, affects more than 80 million people. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue, caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. A sulfur compound produced by the decay causes the unpleasant odor.

            What’s the most likely culprit? Bad breath is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene but can also ...

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TOOTH TALK - WOMEN HAVE SPECIFIC ORAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ADDRESS

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Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and regular dental care is necessary for everyone, beginning in early childhood. Women, however, need to be aware of challenges that they may face through life stages.

         The average female deals with bloating, irritability, moodiness, and the occasional hot flash or emotional outburst due to hormones, but they seldom consider the affect of those fluctuating hormones on dental health. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, oral health is hormone ­dependant as well. From puberty to menopause and beyond, the hormonal changes in women can have a dramatic effect on oral health.

         For the pre-teen, interest in dental issues is probably focused on the whiteness, straightness and appearance of ...

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