Patients are often surprised to learn that, many times, there is a link between your oral and overall health. This is one of the reasons we request that patients update us on their medical history each time they visit the office. There are many conditions and medications that can affect your oral health and lead to complications in the future. The more we know about your overall health, the more we can prepare for the way we care for your oral health. For example, patients with certain heart conditions will need to take an antibiotic before treatment. Other medications may increase your likelihood of developing decay and other issues.
We don’t know about you, but we have been thoroughly enjoying the summer weather! There is nothing quite like a summer in New Jersey, with the endless number of activities right at our fingertips. While we hope you are having a summer full of fun, we want to remind you that accidents can happen at any time. Dental emergencies are last on the list of what we would expect, but it is always good to be prepared. Read on to learn more important information about dental emergencies.
Do you often see signs of pink or red when you brush your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums from time to time. It can happen from something as simple as food becoming trapped between the teeth and irritating the gums. However, if you frequently experience bleeding gums, it can be a sign you are experiencing an issue with your oral health that needs to be remedied sooner rather than later. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
We know it can be nerve-racking when a dental treatment is recommended and you have never received the treatment before or it has been quite some time since your last experience. We always want our patients to be well-informed and comfortable while in our office and receiving treatment. Today we want to tell you a little more about one of our most common restorative treatments. Continue reading to learn more.
Do you know what the strongest substance in your body is? You may be surprised to learn it is your tooth enamel, which is the outer covering of your teeth. Your tooth enamel is even harder than your bones. The enamel of your teeth protects the dentin, which is found inside your teeth. Tooth enamel also helps protect your teeth from daily use, including chewing and biting. Although tooth enamel is strong, it is not indestructible and can become damaged when you don’t care for your teeth properly.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement and are interested in learning more about dental implants but worried you may not be a candidate for treatment? We offer a number of great tooth replacement options, but one we highly recommend and that is popular with patients is dental implants. Not only do implants offer numerous benefits to patients, but more patients than ever before are now eligible for treatment due to the advancements in the procedure as well as dental technology. Interested to learn if you would be a candidate for treatment? Continue reading to find out about dental implants and if you might be a candidate for this treatment.
At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we do everything we can to keep your teeth and mouth in optimal health; however, we can only do so much in the short time that we see you each year. For the remainder of the year, your dental habits have the biggest effect on the state of your overall oral health. You may be surprised to learn that certain things you do on a daily basis are having a negative effect on your oral health and can lead to serious and expensive complications in the future. We want to share some bad dental habits that could be causing damage to your oral health:
Dealing with tooth loss can be frustrating and traumatizing. I want to help my patients navigate their tooth replacement journey with the least amount of stress possible. Most patients that experience tooth loss have heard of dentures and implants, as they have been popular for quite a number of years. What if neither of those options are the best fit for the patient? I often recommend a treatment that offers the best of both worlds. Continue reading to learn more about this lesser known tooth replacement option.
We don’t know about you, but we are counting down the days until it is springtime. We are ready to say goodbye to the snowy days and frigid temperatures we have seen this winter in NJ. The arrival of spring has many of us planning for springtime and summer events such as weddings, graduation parties, class reunions and family vacations. Would you love to make a change to your smile before a big event that is coming soon? While we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you would like to see, there is one in particular that will give the “wow factor” you may be looking to see — dental veneers.
Do you have an upcoming appointment for a treatment we recommended? Or have you been meaning to call to schedule but you keep forgetting? If you have been postponing treatment, now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment. With spring and summer right around the corner, there is no better time to make sure your oral health is in top shape. For any patient with an upcoming treatment, we want to take a moment to stress the importance of following our post-treatment care instructions. Failure to follow these instructions can lead to serious discomfort, not to mention complications related to treatment. Continue reading to learn more.