Dentists see a jump in emergency visits days after St. Patrick’s Day

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As hundreds of people get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo, local dentists say the holiday has them seeing green as they’re gearing up for more emergency visits. From the St. Patrick’s Day parades to the parties, it’s that time of year again where the entire city of Buffalo […]

7 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

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  If you think you’re busy, try being a kid. In addition to school, activities and family time, they’re learning how to take care of themselves and others in new ways every single day. One of those necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth. Helping your child get […]

USA Today Recommends Daily Flossing As A New Year’s Resolution

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USA Today (12/31, Oglesby) included flossing daily in a list of “small New Year’s resolutions with big payoffs.” The article added, “Though flossing’s role in health and hygiene was questioned in news articles in 2016, flossing remains ‘an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums,’ along with brushing twice daily and regular […]

Peter D. DeRose, DDS, MBA Joins Inspire Dental Group

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Amherst, NY – Inspire Dental Group, a multi-specialty dental practice with offices in Amherst, West Seneca and downtown Buffalo, announces the addition of Peter D. DeRose, DDS, MBA to the practice. Dr. DeRose, who practices general dentistry and specializes in pain management relating to TMJ and associated conditions, will see patients at Inspire’s downtown Buffalo […]

Some Popular “Healthy” Habits May Actually Cause Harm

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Business Insider (11/29, Praderio) states that over time, “myths and misinformation have given rise to a swath of ‘healthy’ habits that are popular but not actually backed up by science,” and some of these habits may “actually backfire and harm your body.” The article lists 17 of these habits, including brushing teeth immediately after eating. […]

Jeanne Mathews, DDS Joins Inspire Dental Group

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Amherst, NY – Inspire Dental Group, a multi-specialty dental practice with offices in Amherst, West Seneca and downtown Buffalo, announces the addition of Jeanne Mathews, DDS to the practice. Dr. Mathews, who practices general dentistry, will see patients at Inspire’s Amherst office, located at 4330 Maple Road. “Dr. Mathews is a true Buffalonian who shares […]

Sink Your Teeth Into This: Why Flossing Might Brighten your Mind, Heart and your Smile

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Would you believe that neglecting your teeth could increase your risk for depression and heart disease? Poor oral hygiene can cause inflammation, the body’s natural response to infection and bacteria. Acute inflammation helps defend against invaders, but when the body is constantly in overdrive, long-lasting inflammation can cause more serious health conditions. In fact, inflammation […]