Dental Health

Could you have TMJ?

by Jeffrey I. Goldberg DDS PLLC TMJ is typically used to describe pain or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint, where the lower jaw connects to the skull directly in front of the ear and affects twice as many women as men. TMJ disorders can include a range of problems affecting that area, and you may hear people use TMJ to describe headaches, dental problems, as well as neck pain. It is help... »

Annual Dental Visits are Important!

Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits Thirty percent of Western New York adults did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Univera Healthcare. “The lack of annual routine dental care by such a large segment of the population is surprising, because 78 percent of respondents report having a regul... »

Eliminating Dental Health Disparities at Erie County Medical Center

By Annette Pinder Most of us know that if we don’t take care of our teeth we can get cavities, but there are many more reasons to get serious about our dental hygeine. Poor dental health has been implicated in multiple medical complications such as heart disease and respiratory infections. This particularly affects our most vulnerable populations, including those with special needs or intellectual... »

Treating Facial Pain and Sleep Apnea

A Tailored and Minimally-Invasive Approach By Annette Pinder Jeffrey Goldberg DDS was always interested in developing expertise in a unique area of dentistry. He had a strong interest in biology, ethics and human behavior, and wanted a practice that encompassed a whole body biobehavioral psychosocial approach to caring for patients. Sleep apnea is a dangerous, chronic disorder in which a person st... »

Dreams Really Do Come True

About seven years ago, the team at Westermeier Martin Dental Care of East Aurora decided to choose one lucky woman to win a day of pampering in honor of Mother’s Day. The lucky winner would also receive a smile makeover courtesy of their dental practice. They knew that moms always take care of everyone else first, and put themselves last. They also believed that by changing someone’s smile, it had... »

University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Establish Dental Residency Program 

New collaborative partnership offers advanced learning opportunity for dental-school graduates Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB) have been granted accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for a newly created general-practice dental residency program. Students in the one-year program will rotate between the UB Dental and RPCI Dental Services. The... »

What Is The Right Age for Braces?

By Gideon Fersztman, DDS, MD Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, the orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time. Dental braces have been used for decades to correct various dental alignment and spacing issues. Braces can be crucial to the improvement of one’s oral health and to hel... »

Missing Teeth?

They Are Only Cute When You’re Young by Dr. Todd Ellis Shatkin We chuckle when we see young children with missing teeth, and think it’s cute. But tooth loss may occur past childhood for many reasons. Gum disease, periodontal problems, untreated cavities and tooth decay, auto accidents and falls are a few reasons. While protecting teeth from cavities and gum disease is fairly straightforward with p... »

Sink Your Teeth Into This

Replace Your Missing Teeth or Stabilize Your Dentures in One Visit With Mini Dental Implants by Annette Pinder Have a fear of smiling? Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? Unable to eat what you want? Gums sometimes sore? Trouble speaking clearly? Do you want to restore your smile and confidence instantly? Mini dental implants may be the answer for you. What are mini dental implants? M... »

When Lacking Zzzs Packs on Pounds You May Have Sleep Apnea

NewsUSA – Americans often dislike what they see when they step on a scale, leading them to try diet pills, trendy fad diets and countless other weight loss “remedies.” Many people fail to consider a crucial player in the weight control game – a good night’s sleep. Consider obstructive sleep apnea. In this common sleep disorder, soft tissue in the back of the throat collapse... »

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