Dental Health Blog

What To Do About Sudden Tooth Pain

September 8th, 2023

There are many reasons you may be experiencing sudden dental pain. Here’s how to treat sudden tooth pain yourself and how to tell when you need a dentist.

Read More

How to Protect a Winning Smile: A Guide to Sports Mouthguards

August 15th, 2023

It’s important to protect your mouth and teeth during sports in order to avoid dental injury. A sports mouthguard will protect your teeth and jaw from impacts.

Read More

What Happens During Dental General Anesthesia?

July 24th, 2023

For those who find dental procedures intimidating, sleep dentistry can be the ideal solution. We'll tell you what happens and how it's done.

Read More

Back in the Chair: What to Expect When Returning to the Dentist

June 9th, 2023

There’s a certain amount of anxiety that comes with returning to the dentist after several years. Here’s what to expect from your first return appointment.

Read More

Tooth Extraction Vs. Root Canal: Which Is Best For You?

May 3rd, 2023

While root canals and tooth extractions seem similar, the terms shouldn’t be used interchangeably. Both have different effects on your overall dental health.

Read More

A Rare Professional: Dental Anesthesiologist

April 12th, 2023

Dental anesthesia is useful to those with dental phobias. Dr. Kevin Mahoney is one of only approximately 300 dental anesthesiologists in the US.

Read More

Stages of Tooth Decay and Treatments

March 27th, 2023

Tooth decay is a progressive condition that moves through various stages. What are they, and what are the best forms of treatment for each? Read on to delve deeper. 

Read More

Caring for Aging Teeth and Gums

February 16th, 2023

No part of the body is exempt from the effects of aging, including our teeth and gums. How do those changes impact our oral health, and how do we manage them?

Read More

Discussing Dental Fluoride Treatments

January 18th, 2023

Many people rely on dental fluoride treatments for their oral health — but what is it, why do we use it, and how does it work so well in preventing cavities?

Read More

How to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays

December 14th, 2022

The holidays are full of edible temptations, which may be good for the spirits, but not the teeth. Learn how to keep that smile merry and bright through the new year.

Read More

Brushing Up on Brushing Techniques

November 18th, 2022

Brushing your teeth is more nuanced than you might think — so much so that many toothbrushing methods have a name. Learn what they are and which is right for you.

Read More

Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Kids How to Brush

October 20th, 2022

Establishing good oral hygiene habits for kids starts early. And it begins with learning tooth brushing fundamentals.

Read More

When Should Your Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

September 28th, 2022

What is a pediatric dentist? When should your child start and stop seeing one? How do you find one? We answer these questions and more!

Read More

Dental X-Rays: Why Are They Important

August 22nd, 2022

Depending on who you are, scheduling a dental x-ray either sounds super convenient or super stressful. The truth, however, is that dental x-rays are simple, easy, and teeth-saving. No matter your age, or sex, anyone can suffer from tooth decay and cavities. Dental x-rays help keep you informed about what’s going on inside your mouth, especially the parts that go unseen.

Read More

Gum Disease: What Causes It and How Can You Treat It?

July 26th, 2022

Nearly half of adults who are 30 years old and older will experience some form of gum disease during their lifetimes.

Read More

All You Need to Know About Root Canals

June 22nd, 2022

We know most people get nervous when it comes to root canals, but Sleep Dentistry is here to show you why you don’t need to fear this routine procedure. 

Read More

Why Sleep Dentistry May Be a Good Option for You

June 1st, 2022

Whether you need a regular check-up or more serious dental work, sleep dentistry is the perfect solution for those with dental anxiety or dental phobias.

Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Different Types of Dental Veneers

April 25th, 2022

If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are an option to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you have chipped teeth, gaps between your teeth, or any other type of cosmetic issue that you want to fix, veneers are a potential solution that can perfect your smile.

Read More

Preventative Dental Care Tips for Children

March 28th, 2022

At Sleep Dentistry, we love to help families develop healthy dental care routines. Learn about how preventive dentistry for children helps avoid future dental problems.

Read More

Why You Should Choose Sleep Dentistry with Dr. Kevin Mahoney

February 25th, 2022

Sleep Dentistry offers a variety of solutions for patients that don’t like the dentist. Learn more about how Sleep Dentistry eases the level of dental anxiety for our patients!

Read More

The Many Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

January 24th, 2022

You deserve a sparkling white smile. Learn about all the benefits of professional teeth whitening today. Choose Sleep Dentistry Erie for all your dental needs!

Read More

Dentures vs. Implants: Which Is Right For You?

December 15th, 2021

For patients with one or more missing teeth, it often comes down to dentures vs. implants. But depending on the overall health of the mouth, only one may be right for you.

Read More

Dental Work While Pregnant: What You Need to Know

November 19th, 2021

Many women are hesitant about going to the dentist while pregnant, but routine dental care during pregnancy is quite safe.  

Read More

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

October 28th, 2021

Have you ever wondered what to do if you experience a dental emergency? Here are the most common types of emergencies, and how to handle each one.

Read More

Why Oral Health and Overall Health Are One And the Same

September 24th, 2021

Bad oral health can lead to many complications that affect your overall health. Find out what you can do about it!

Read More

De-stressing With Relaxation Dentistry

August 26th, 2021

Relaxation dentistry is a general term that can encompass both dental sedation and other alternative techniques and therapies, such as those that might be found in a dental spa.

Read More

Dental Care for Babies: What to Expect

July 28th, 2021

Even though baby teeth may not be visible at first, dental care for babies is critical for setting the course for healthy oral development from the start. 

Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry Options: Veneers vs. Whitening

June 25th, 2021

Although professional whitening treatments are an effective cosmetic dentistry option for most tooth discoloration issues, in some scenarios veneers are the best way to achieve a complete smile makeover.

Read More

Smile Makeovers for Weddings

May 19th, 2021

 Nervous about those wedding photos? A complete smile makeover can be achieved in less time than you think, thanks to today’s cosmetic dentistry treatments. 

Read More

Tips on Choosing the Best Pediatric Dentist

April 28th, 2021

Choosing a great pediatric dentist is important to establish healthy habits, and attitudes around personal hygiene, and build a strong foundation for a lifetime of smiles. But how do you go about it?

Read More

Why Your Dental Phobia Is Manageable

March 24th, 2021

Dental phobias affect more patients than you think. However, using psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, we can help address the causes and symptoms that prevent so many individuals from receiving vital care.

Read More

Fixing Common Dental Problems With Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

February 25th, 2021

Although many common dental problems are cosmetic in nature, it does not mean there aren’t underlying health issues to address when dealing with discolored, misaligned, or missing teeth. From professional teeth whitening, teeth contouring and reshaping, there are many options to restore both aesthetics and functionality to teeth.

Read More

Pediatric Dentistry vs. General Dentistry: What’s the Difference?

January 18th, 2021

Compared to general dentists, pediatric dentists have additional training and knowledge specific to working with the developing mouths of children and adolescents aged 21 and under. 

Read More

Which Dental Anxiety Treatment Option Is Right for You?

December 23rd, 2020

There is no such thing as a universal dental anxiety treatment option. Instead, it’s about finding the best combination of methods that work for you and facilitate your utmost comfort.

Read More

Dental Restoration Types: Direct vs. Indirect

November 18th, 2020

There are two main types of dental restoration — direct (in the mouth) and indirect (outside the mouth). The correct approach depends on the severity and context of the dental issue.

Read More

How It’s Done: Sedation Dentistry vs. Sleep Dentistry

October 30th, 2020

Sleep dentistry, aka general dental anesthesia, differs from dental sedation in methods and practice. Learn how each is done!

Read More

Types of Braces: Comfort, Cost, Compatibility

September 30th, 2020

There are many types of braces out there, but which is the best for you? In this blog post, we explore everything from traditional metal braces to invisible aligners.

Read More

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-home Teeth Whitening

August 31st, 2020

At-home teeth whitening and professional teeth whitening both have their pros and cons, but the most individualized and efficient results can only be achieved in the dental office. Learn which is best for you.

Read More

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Sleep Dentistry?

July 24th, 2020

While often confused with sedation dentistry, sleep dentistry most accurately refers to dental general anesthesia. While safe for most, some questions must be answered before confirming your eligibility.

Read More

Can It Wait? How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

June 24th, 2020

When determining how often you should get your teeth cleaned, consider your medical and oral health histories, your diet and lifestyle, and whether you wear a dental appliance. Sleep Dentistry Erie with Dr. Kevin Mahoney is eager to resume routine care as safely and efficiently as possible as Erie County reopens.

Read More

Understanding the Scope of Special Needs Dentistry

May 27th, 2020

Special needs dentistry accommodates patients with a physical, medical, developmental, or cognitive condition, adapting care to the unique circumstances of the individual.

Read More

More Than a Dental Anesthesiologist: Why To Choose Dr. Kevin Mahoney

April 30th, 2020

Dr. Kevin Mahoney is a dental anesthesiologist, family dentist, and aesthetic dentist all in one, specializing in special needs patients and those with dental phobias or anxieties — under both normal and dire circumstances. Learn what sets him apart!

Read More

Teething Relief: A Pediatric Dental Care Plan During Tooth Eruption

March 25th, 2020

Children may experience teething discomfort as their primary teeth begin to erupt through their gums. As children begin the teething process, it's important for parents to practice safe teething methods and establish quality pediatric dental care plans.

Read More

The Benefits of Dental Therapy Dogs (featuring Dogtor Gizmo)

February 20th, 2020

Dental therapy dogs are finding their way into more and more dental offices around the country. Learn how therapy dogs like Dogtor Gizmo help patients with dental anxiety or phobia find comfort during their visit to the dentist.

Read More

How To Overcome Dental Anxiety: It’s A Collaborative Effort

January 30th, 2020

Dental anxiety affects more people than most may think. An estimated 20% of all dental patients have some form of dental anxiety. Both patient and dentist have a role to play in the management of dental anxiety, as well as its more intense form, dental phobia.

Read More

Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant: Which is the best solution for you?

December 9th, 2019

When teeth go missing, dental professionals fill in the gaps with dental bridges and dental implants. Discover the major differences between bridges and implants and which situations they're best suited for.

Read More

Smarter Orthodontic Treatments

November 20th, 2019

Orthodontics are evolving, creating treatments that are more efficient and much less painful than they once were. In this month's blog, we'll delve into the recent cutting-edge advancements being made in orthodontic technologies. 

Read More

What’s In Your Toothpaste?

October 28th, 2019

Toothpaste has come a long way since Ancient Egypt, and even in the last 30 years — so much so that knowing what you're buying can be overwhelming. In this month's blog, we break down the major ingredients in modern toothpaste and the role they play in keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free. 

Read More

Smile Makeovers: Revitalizing and Restoring Teeth

September 25th, 2019

It takes 28 to 32 teeth to create a fully healthy adult smile. Learn what they do, how they're structured, and how your dentist can fix them should they suffer damage or wear with dental restorations. Thanks to modern materials and technology, complete smile makeovers are possible!

Read More

Family Dental Care: Why Gum Health is Good Health

August 19th, 2019

Gum health and general health are close relatives; periodontal disease is associated with a higher risk of developing a score of other health issues, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to dementia. Scared yet? Don’t be. You can prevent it from ever getting that far by observing a comprehensive dental care routine and regularly visiting your family dentist.

Read More

General Anesthesia vs Deep Sedation

July 25th, 2019

Learn the characteristics of different levels of both anesthesia and sedation.

Read More

Modern Orthodontics: Less to Brace For

May 30th, 2019

Not born with a perfect smile? Don't despair — between Invisalign and smaller braces, orthodontic treatment is less intimidating than it's ever been. 

Read More

5 Dental Milestones for Children

April 18th, 2019

While children grow, they will hit so many developmental milestones over the span of multiple years. These milestones include learning to walk, talk, read, write, and so much more! However, they also achieve five important dental milestones starting from around the age of six months, going into adulthood. Let's take a look at what these milestones are and what to expect as a parent of children that are reaching these milestones.

Read More

Deep Sedation in Dentistry: The Best Way to Alleviate Dental Phobias

March 5th, 2019

For some, going to the dentist may cause immense fear or anxiety throughout a visit. Because of this phobia, people have been reluctant to seek proper dental care and there needed to be a way for patients to feel comfortable during any dental procedure. Now, there is.

Read More

Activated charcoal teeth whitening: what you should know.

March 5th, 2019

As we scroll through our social media feeds, we can see there are plenty of new wellness trends that use activated charcoal like facial scrubs and masks and deep conditioning treatments for healthier hair but have you notified the charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste?

Read More