3 New Year’s Resolutions for Optimal Oral Health

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Optimal Oral Health

A New Year brings new opportunities for personal improvement, and your oral health should be no exception. Good oral health is paramount not only for your smile but also for your overall wellness. Healthy gums, teeth, and mouth prevent oral diseases, enable proper nutrition intake, and can improve mental health. Investing in good oral health contributes to a better quality... read more »

4 Bad Habits To Kick for the Sake of Your Oral Health

4 Bad Habits To Kick for the Sake of Your Oral Health

A healthy mouth with strong teeth, firm gums, and a pink tongue means a more confident smile, less discomfort, and an overall better quality of life. Oral care is an important part of one’s health, wellness, and overall living conditions. Many daily habits can influence one’s oral health. Some habits like flossing and brushing your teeth are good, playing an... read more »

Four Essential Dental Products to Own

The saying goes that a craftsman is only as good as their tools. So it only makes sense that a person’s teeth are only as good as their dental products. Having the proper products to practice regular dental hygiene is one of the best ways to ensure you’ll get a clean bill of health at your next dental check-up. Of... read more »

Pumpkin Spice Lattes & Your Oral Health

The days are getting shorter, the air has that crisp chill, and the leaves are changing their colors. After a year of waiting, pumpkin spice season has finally returned. But while you’re loading up on your yearly supply of autumnal lattes, teas, and pastries, it’s worth taking a moment to consider your fall dental health. As delicious as our favorite... read more »

5 Facts about Tooth Loss

Though tooth loss is common in America, many people aren’t aware of the risk factors and treatments for this condition until after they’re already facing an extraction. Here are five things to know about tooth loss, how to prevent it, and the best way to get your smile back if you have a tooth removed.   1. Gum Disease is... read more »

Burning Tongue: Cause and Treatment Options

“My tongue burns!” We’ve all been there. No one enjoys the feeling of scalding their tongue on a hot cup of coffee, but what about when your tongue starts burning for no reason at all? If you’ve experienced a painful burning sensation on your tongue with seemingly no cause, you might have burning tongue syndrome. While experiencing discomfort or pain... read more »

3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they're associated with pain. But at Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don't cause pain, they relieve it. A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as... read more »

5 Ways To Restore A Tooth

There is more than one way to fix a tooth. In this post from Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany, we look at six restoration procedures that are used to repair a damaged tooth: 1. Dental Bonding Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to fix chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill... read more »

Before you start that new diet…

  With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to shed a few pounds before bearing it all at the pool.  With so many different theories and diet plans out there it may seem challenging to find the right one.  I’ll be the first to say I haven’t quite mastered that myself yet so I won’t be... read more »

What is the deal with red wine and oral health?

    We have noticed somewhat conflicting information about the effects of red wine on oral health. Below are two samples of what we mean.            Red Wine May Have Cavity-Fighting Powers From the article: Red wine may have effects on teeth beyond giving them a funny hue: A new study suggests it could also have potential... read more »