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Dr. Philip Sherman, DMD – Blog


  1. Dental Implants: The Perfect Solution For a Perfect Smile

    Gone are the days when dentures and partials were the only ways to cosmetically correct missing teeth. Dentistry has come a long way since then, and dental implants are the perfect permanent solution for a gap-toothed grin. What Are Implants? Implants are used to permanently replace missing teeth. We describe dental implants as root replacements….

  2. Five common questions about Dental Implants

    Dental implants are becoming more and more common, yet many people have questions regarding dental implants. It’s good to know some of the facts before making the decision to move forward with this procedure. 1. How do dental implants work? Dental implants are usually a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium. The implant is…

  3. What is Gingivitis and how do I know if I have it?

    close up of a mouth with gingivitis

    Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is the initial stage of gum disease. It’s caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is the soft, sticky, colorless film of bacteria that is always building up on your teeth and gums. The good news is, Gingivitis is pretty easy to prevent and…

  4. Is whitening toothpaste really bad for your teeth?

    close up of woman's perfect white teeth

    Everyone wants whiter teeth, right? Therefore, whitening toothpaste is very popular these days but is whitening toothpaste really bad for your teeth and can it cause permanent damage? How Can Whitening Toothpaste Cause Damage To Your Teeth? Everyone who drinks coffee, tea, soda or red wines are subject to getting stains on their teeth. Worse…

  5. What are dentures made of?

    Set of dentures on white background .

    They say that George Washington wore dentures made of wood. In truth, they were more likely made of lead, cow teeth and elephant ivory. Luckily, we’ve advanced a bit since then. Today we use various types of resin or porcelain. Porcelain dentures were the preferred material because it was stronger and more durableand is still…

  6. Happy Easter – Here comes the candy.

    3 cadbury easter eggs

    The staff at Breezy Bay Dental want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter. We would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t remind you that while Easter is a time of great celebrating, good food, family, and fun, it’s also the high holiday of sugar ???? Peeps: colored sugar chicks –…

  7. What To do about Wisdom Teeth

    funny cartoon about wisdom teeth

    If I keep my wisdom teeth will it make me wiser? ???? One major dental change in your life is having your wisdom teeth come in. This usually happens between age 17 and 21. Wisdom teeth are actually your third molars and got their nickname because they come in as you are reaching the age…

  8. How do I choose the best mouthwash for me?

    close up of woman's mouth with a sardine in it

    Oral hygiene is extremely important and choosing the best mouthwash for your dental needs is not only important to your teeth but to your overall heath. Regular brushing and, of course, flossing is a must but adding a good mouthwash rinse to your daily routine is also essential. Brushing and flossing help get rid of…

  9. How can you tell if you have a fractured tooth?

    3d image of a fractured tooth

    If a tooth is fractured or cracked there are tell tale symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, biting pressure, or pain when the fractured tooth is exposed to extreme temperature. The pain may not be constant which makes it more difficult for your Dentist to locate the cause, and your dentist may have difficulty locating…

  10. What does it mean when my teeth are sensitive to hot and cold?

    woman holding ice bag to cheek due to toothache

    If ice cream or hot coffee brings on some tooth pain, you may have sensitive teeth. Don’t panic! It’s a common condition that more than 45 million adults in the U.S. suffer from and it is treatable. Why are my teeth sensitive to cold? This is a very common problem and it could result from…