For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here’s a great one:
A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say this could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects. Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated 60 to 90 percent of the global population.
This research has suggested that polyphenols, grape seed extract and wine can slow bacterial growth. Red wine with or without alcohol and wine with grape seed extract was effective at getting rid of the bacteria found in the mouth.
The down side is you need to treat the stains caused by the red wine. If we can be of help please give us a call.
 Irene Muñoz-González, Thomas Thurnheer, Begoña Bartolomé, M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas. Red Wine and Oenological Extracts Display Antimicrobial Effects in an Oral Bacteria Biofilm Model. American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2014; 62 (20): 4731 DOI: 10.1021/jf501768p
After a long day, a glass of wine may just be what’s in order, especially since so many studies have proven it to be so good for us. Well, white wines just can’t catch a break. Once again, white wine turns out to be a lot worse for teeth. However, it’s not the alcohol in the wine that bad for your teeth, but the acidity of the wine. Apparently, the acid content of white wines like Chardonnay or Riesling destroys tooth enamel much faster than reds like Cabernet. The study recommends white wine drinkers munch on cheese, which supplies calcium to counteract the wine’s effect. Essentially, consuming wine with food means the saliva you produce as you chew helps to neutralize its acidity and limits its erosive potential. Therefore, you need to leave some time before brushing teeth to give the enamel a chance to recover from the acid attack or chew xylitol gum to make the enamel less susceptible to being brushed away.
Now red, with all its great antioxidant benefits doesn’t get off the hook. The red wines can stain your teeth. And according to the Mayo Clinic, research studies regarding the benefits of red wine in preventing heart disease have had mixed results. The evidence still isn’t clear whether red wine has more heart benefits than white wine or even beer.
Whether you choose to drink red wine or white may just be a matter of preference. And while there may be benefits to drinking wine, you should do so in moderation. The risks of drinking too much of any alcoholic beverage can easily outweigh the good.
Our healthcare delivery model is a Better Way to Coordinate Care. In a group practice setting, our dentists have an opportunity to share ideas and develop professionally.
Our multispecialty group is composed of dentists from a wide range of specialties who practice under the umbrella of the same organization, Right Smile Center. Through collaboration among these specialists, patients receive comprehensive dental treatment that is efficient and thorough. Systems and services are designed by the Right Smile Center to assist our providers in the delivery of high-quality, coordinated, patient-centered care. Our providers believe they can improve your patient care by having multiple dental professionals with whom to consult on and refer to for alternative patient care under one roof.
When entering into private practice, our providers chose the option to work with other dentists instead of working alone. In our case, dentists of different specialties work together so that patients can receive care that requires multiple solutions at a single location. While most group practices have dentists with a single area of specialization, we have in-house prosthodontics, endo, perio and implant placement and restoration. A practice with a diverse array of specialists is designed to attract more patients seeking a one-stop place for their oral health concerns.
Improved diagnostics, new therapies, more sophisticated equipment – as dentistry progresses, is impossible for a single dentist to know everything the discipline of modern dentistry has to offer. A multispecialty group fosters an environment of collaboration among many dentists – each an expert in a particular aspect of dentistry – to provide the greatest benefit to patients. We of course have experience to provide a cross-over of patient care that allows us to cover for each other’s patients when one is out of the office or out of town. Group practices can assemble a team of dentists and other experts to meet the unique oral healthcare needs of all our patients. We believe better patient care is a direct result of our multispecialty practice.
Another aspect of a multispecialty practice is the use and sharing of highly expensive equipment to perform diagnostic screenings and deliver patient treatment. By working in a group practice, we can share the cost of deploying equipment that may have been too costly for a single provider. Group practices distribute both the administrative costs and the risks associated with owning and running a solo practice.
An overview of the direct and indirect advantages to you as a patient.
Multispecialty group practices promote an environment that encourages and enhances communication, collaboration and peer review, leading to high-quality care. This is especially beneficial to patients with multiple or complex oral problems.
A multispecialty group practice can offer “one-stop shopping” and save patients time by scheduling appointments with several doctors on the same day at one location, coordinating testing, obtaining on-the-spot referrals and consultations and reduce the needless time involved in rescheduling when one of us unavailable.
Multispecialty group practices provide a setting in which physicians can specialize in a particular area and become experts. This means there are experts on hand to diagnose and treat unusual oral problems.
Many multispecialty practices have dentists in rare specialties such as prosthodontics or implant and perio surgery that you can’t find in smaller, solo practices.
So when you’re here for regularly scheduled routine maintenance, take advantage of having fresh set of eyes examine you when one of us is out of town or indisposed. We practice together because we have confidence in each other. We hope you will too. And when we can’t meet those needs, we’ll refer you out.
If we can answer any of your questions or concerns about the Right Smile Center, please feel free to contact us.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC -ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD – Hanna Orland, DMD
It’s awful to suffer from migraine headaches because they are more than just a headache. They occur on the average of one to four times a month. Unlike a tension headache, they are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. And the pain is intensified by physical activity usually so severe they interfere with normal daily activities.
Statistically, about 30 percent of migraine sufferers have a warning that consists of neurologic signs and jaw pain they experience before the migraine episode begins. The most commonly experienced signs are visual, during which patients see small, colored dots, flashing bright lights or multicolored zigzag lines that may form a shimmering crescent-like shape.
The best way to cope with migraines and other headaches is not with pills. Come in and see our dentist with experience in the use of Botox to relieve the tension created by your jaw muscles. Botox reduces the muscle’s capability to flex, ultimately re-training your facial jaw muscle. Over about 9 months of treatment you will begin to weened off of Botox simultaneously abating from clenching, particularly during sleep.
If we can provide you with more information, please contact us for a complimentary consult.
If you have ever had one, you know a toothache can be very painful. And in some instances a toothache can be considered a dental emergency. But there may be some symptoms of a toothache that cause you to wonder whether or you should see a physician or a dentist. Events like a knocked out tooth or other injury of the mouth can often be resolved quickly if you see an emergency dentist.
What exactly is an emergency dentist? Whether you know it or not, it most likely is your very own family dentist. We offer emergency hours and a cellphone number to patients of record and cold calls when first available.
Most likely, if you visit a physician for your dental emergency, he will give you medication to help you over until you can see a dentist. Obviously, a dentist can prescribe pain medication just like a physician. So it may be faster and timelier as it relates to your issues if you see us in the first place. If you are in pain, you probably don’t want to waste the extra time or money it would take to see a physician first. Obviously, if you have an injury that is causing your dental emergency, make sure it is not life threatening before you choose between a physician and a dentist.
If you have a toothache, abscess, root canal problems, broken or chipped tooth, knocked out tooth, swollen gums, broken dentures, decayed tooth roots, loose crowns, lost fillings, wisdom teeth problems or pain in the mouth or gums, feel free to contact our office and check out our website for immediate help. We are more than happy to assist you in evaluating these types of situations.
From its inception, Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland has focused on providing the right solution for every patient, every time. We do not waiver from this commitment. While many practices claim to put their patients first, few are able to resist the temptation to make small sacrifices to increase their revenues. Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland has steadfastly refused to make any change in the treatment that does not offer a tangible benefit to our patients.
Don’t be all things to all people.
Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland believes in specialization. It is one of the many things that make us revolutionary. Every decision we make, new person hired or new technology solution launched is aimed at expanding and deepening our specialization differentiation. We know taking our eye off this goal would be a costly injustice to our patients. We are proud to say that our patients represent long and endearing relationships that span several generations over 25 years.
Don’t push products.
At Right Smile Center, we take a consultative approach to ensuring each patient’s program aligns with their operating culture and unique risk exposures. This means we don’t believe in pushing products. We don’t try and sell you anything. Instead, we work closely with our patients and their needs to develop and deliver the right solution, even if that means not doing any dentistry at all.
Integrity in all that we do.
Events over the past decade have caused significant upheaval in the health insurance business and we are constantly navigating the industry to make sure you receive the coverage and care you deserve. These changing times are reflective of changing patient needs and a requirement for operational disclosure.
From the beginning, Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland built its foundation on basic operating principles – integrity, honesty and quality health care. These are not just words to us, rather truths that can be validated by the patient relationships we have held for over 25 years. To us, it’s simple. We base decisions on what we believe to be in the best interests of our patients and our employees. We understand that each puts a great deal of trust in us, and we do not take that trust lightly.
Scheinfelds’ and Orland’s culture is unlike any in the healthcare field. We emphasize team achievements and take pride in individual accomplishments that contribute to the patient’s overall success. Ideas are traded, tested and put into practice with the highest degree of passion and excitement. Meetings that would take hours elsewhere are frequently little more than a conversation in the hall, and few walls separate those who are performing the procedures to our next technology innovation from those that created our foundation of dentistry. Our highly communicative environment fosters productivity, creativity and camaraderie fueled by the realization that some of the most wonderful people rely on Scheinfeld, Bock and Orland. We are passionate about what we do and believe in giving the proper tools to a group of people driven to make a difference, and they do.
Hopefully, this is what you want from your Dental team.
Good oral hygiene is important for maintaining one’s overall health. It is generally appreciated within the dental and medical community that poor oral health can be linked to heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, extremely high-birth weight, and premature births. The presence of oral problems is usually the first warning signs of some of these general health issues. This consensus among the various healthcare providers has risen to level that the U.S. Surgeon General has issued policy statements on oral health as a strong indicator of overall health and well-being (CDC, 2006).
Brushing and flossing are your key ‘between visits’ maintenance tools. In addition, using the proper products for home care is equally important. Without consistent care, several general as well as oral health problems may result or be exacerbated. For all ages, you should consult with your dental care provider about using supplemental fluoride; especially if your water is not fluoridated or the majority of your water consumption is through bottled water. In areas without fluoride in the water the rate of tooth decay and other health issues is much higher.
While practicing good oral hygiene is vital to your health, there is only so much that brushing and flossing can do. Your average patient can easily overlook conditions that could greatly complicate or even end one’s life. Thus, visiting our dentists for regular checkups is vital part of your overall health care.
“Routine dental exams uncover problems that can be easily treated in the early stages, when damage is minimal” (American Dental Association [ADA], 2008).
Since gum disease is acknowledged as a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and certain forms of cancer, regular visits to your dentist can help prevent and treat these potential diseases. By treating conditions early and learning from our dentist how to prevent oral health issues, you can achieve better overall health and ultimately better the quality of your life.
Your dental care is an important aspect of your general health care. So you need to make sure you find a dentist that is right for you and your family. If you have additional questions or concerns feel free to contact us .
If you don’t have dental insurance, it can be tempting to skip these regular visits. But neglecting preventive care can compromise your oral health, and prevent your dentist from spotting problems in their early stages.
And when small dental problems turn into bigger ones, the bills can get bigger, too. Avoiding regular checkups can result in periodontal disease, tooth loss, extractions and more.
Studies show that seeing your dentist regularly reduces your visits to your physician. Seeing your dentist regularly and maintaining your oral health helps your global health and reduces your cost of health care. This is particularly applicable to people with heart disease, diabetes and respiratory infections.
Finally, decayed and damaged teeth can affect your self-esteem and make you self-conscious. So even if you don’t have dental insurance, the cost of preventive care is worth every dime you spend, considering what you will save on your global and oral health over the years.
Many people are unaware of the consequences of losing their teeth or the effects of wearing partial or full dentures upon their jaws and bones. When teeth are lost, the surrounding bone immediately begins to shrink [atrophy]. Implant treatment, for tooth replacement therapy, can be the optimal treatment plan. Here are some important facts to take into consideration.
• Wearing dentures [plates] accelerates bone loss, and old dentures become loose because of this bone loss. It is possible to watch and wait for bone to disappear to the point where treatment success of any kind is in doubt.
• At the end of a five-year period, only 40% are still wearing the original partial denture made for them. This is not a great testimonial for value and utility. Those lucky enough to have a functioning partial denture after 5 years are still losing valuable supporting bone.
• Of those patients who wear a partial denture, 50% chew better without it.
• One study showed that after 8 years, 40% of the supporting teeth [abutments] that the partial hooks onto were lost through tooth decay or fracture.
• Patients with natural teeth can bite with about 200 pounds of force. Denture wearers can bite with approximately 50 pounds of force. Those wearing dentures for 15 years or more can bite with only about 6 pounds of force, and their diet and eating habits have had to been modified accordingly.
• The average lower full denture shifts from side to side during chewing and is a significant problem that new denture wearers must get use to and accept.
• Denture wearers have decreased nutritional intake, a ten year shorter life span, and 30% of denture wearers can only eat soft foods.
• The single tooth implant success rate is above 98%, and unlike a bridge, the teeth adjacent to the implant are no more at risk than if no teeth were missing.
• Implant-supported bridges or dentures have 95% success rates over 10 years without the severe loss of supporting bone.
For bone maintenance, the health of adjacent teeth, the longevity of the restoration and patient comfort, implant therapy is the treatment of choice. Implants can restore chewing function to the equivalent of someone with natural teeth. If you have questions or want to know if you are a good candidate for implant tooth replacement therapy, please call our office.
Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is when you clench or grind your teeth, that may cause harm. When teeth clenching or grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth become damaged and possibly other oral health issues may develop.
People may clench and grind their teeth without being aware of it during both the day and night. When it is sleep-related, bruxism is often the bigger problem because of the lack of control. While some of these symptoms are headaches or a sore jaw, they are masked by other factors such as too much stress, inability to relax, misalignment of the teeth, or even ones diet.
The cause of bruxism is not completely agreed upon, but daily stress may be the precipitant in many cases. The clenching the teeth may be brought on by anxiety, stress or depression. Other symptoms may include ear aches, insomnia and/or sensitivity in the teeth. The clenching or grinding puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. The symptoms may develop into temporomandibular joint problems, commonly referred to as TMJ disorder.
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, call us. An examination can rule out other disorders that may cause similar jaw pain or ear pain, including:
Ear disorders such as ear infections
Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Our dentist can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and abnormalities in your teeth. If it is diagnosed as night grinding, you can be fitted with a mouth or night guard (a splint) to prevent further damage to your teeth and other issues mentioned above. The varying types of splints may prevent clenching and create a scenario where your mouth remains relaxed during sleep or during the day. There are many approaches to retard the clenching behavior, many of which are more successful to daytime clench and grinders verses night clenchers.
Given that grinding and clenching may not fall within any one medical discipline, it may take a combination of approaches to permanently solve the problem. However, a dentist would appear to have the leg up on the other disciplines, give the amount of training and experience dentists have with your oral health. Regardless, call the health care provider you are comfortable with to seek solutions to this potentially damaging oral health problem.