What Can The Dentist Do For You?

Hello, and welcome to the Dental Design Center blog. Our team of White Plains dentists strive for excellent dental health in our patients, providing each one with the kind of personalized care they have every right to expect. Teeth may seem like bone, but they are actually living structures. Inside that hard exterior is complex…

Helping Teeth Survive Adolescence

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If you are the parent of a daughter or son, you may already have some concerns about your child’s well-being. As young men and women progress toward complete independence, some make questionable choices when it comes to health. You may know teens who skip meals and others who eat ramen noodles for lunch and dinner.…

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

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Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that general area, the individual location can be hard to identify. Allergies, infections, and…

The Future Of Tooth Decay In White Plains

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The Future Of Tooth Decay In White Plains

You may wonder what would happen if you didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty. A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very…

How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but I think it’s safe to say that most of us White Plains residents want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. can help you achieve that unforgettable smile you deserve. Today…

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and carrot sticks? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging pathway? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are in top shape? If you pictured a white, healthy smile or…

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

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If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. urges you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications. According to the…

Infancy Through Childhood: Instill Good Brushing Habits

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New White Plains parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association’s recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. After all, brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to cavities as older teeth. Parents are encourage to use a cloth and a…

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In today’s post, let’s look at some information about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpastes is creating foam when correctly brushing. Working up a good foam is attained by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming assists in dislodging food debris from nooks and…