Since we are in the middle of December, we know that many of our patients are in the thick of their holiday celebrations and plans. Whether you are enjoying traditions with family and friends that you didn’t get to experience last year or you are taking a much needed trip or vacation, the winter sniffles and other illnesses can crop up at any moment. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes that you should be making to help your oral health and help improve your overall health.
We are not sure about you, but we have been loving the crisp, cool fall mornings. A nice hot cup of tea or coffee is the perfect way to start the day when the temperature outside drops. Would you love to drink a hot beverage each morning but stop yourself because the temperature makes your teeth feel uncomfortable? Many of us experience sensitive teeth from time to time, but if you are avoiding your favorite foods and drinks because the temperature is too much for your teeth, your mouth might be telling you there is a problem. Read on to learn about what your teeth may be trying to tell you.
Do you feel that no matter how well you care for your teeth you are always experiencing dental decay? Or do you worry that your children aren’t cleaning their teeth as well as they should be? Proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent decay from developing on your teeth. However, when your back molars have deep grooves, it doesn’t matter how stellar your oral hygiene is, decay and cavities can still creep in. We offer a popular treatment that can act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from harmful bacteria and acids. Read on to learn more.
It seems that lately there is always a new holiday or celebration coming up on the calendar. Being that it is September, we all know and celebrate Labor Day, which also typically signifies the end of summer when you live anywhere close to the Jersey Shore. If you are looking for a unique day to observe in the month of September, why not look into National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated on September 19th. We want to take a few moments and discuss National Gum Care Month, which also occurs during the month of September. Many of our patients are extremely focused on the health of their teeth; however, gum health is just as important. Over half of the adults in America suffer from some form of gum disease.
Summer in NJ is a magical time. Whether you head to the shore, hang poolside, head outdoors to enjoy your favorite outdoor spot, or take a quick train ride to the city, there is much to do and see. We are lucky that we have so many close destinations available to enjoy without needing to take a long road trip or vacation. This year, we are finally able to enjoy many of the activities that we missed out on last summer. While you are having summer fun, we encourage you to remember some important tips to ensure that your mouth remains healthy and emergency free. Continue reading to learn more.
Are you eagerly looking forward to the day when life feels completely normal? While things are slowly improving in New Jersey, we still have a ways to go. We can still celebrate the positive changes that we have seen over the past few months, like being able to eat at our favorite restaurants again, even though they are not yet operating at full capacity. Many schools are back to being in person, and some have even returned to full day instruction. Some offices have reopened, and family sports schedules have resumed. We know that many of our patients have missed their routine hygiene examinations or cancelled appointments and have yet to reschedule. We know that you are busy, but we encourage you to put your oral health first. We do not want to see the consequences of postponing or avoiding hygiene examinations. Read on to find out more.
With the warm weather on the horizon in New Jersey, beachgoers, runners, and people who enjoy the outdoors are going to be grabbing their favorite thirst quenching drinks when the hot weather hits. Depending on your activity of choice, your first instinct may be to grab a sports drink, soda, or alcoholic beverage that is filled with sugar. Oftentimes, we think about the sugary foods that we are consuming and don’t realize that certain beverages are just as unhealthy for your oral health.
Do you have teeth with numerous deep fillings that are still causing you problems? If so, you might need a root canal. We know that term can have a tendency to make some patients nervous, but we are here to tell you that root canals aren’t as bad as you may think. Many patients don’t truly understand the need for a root canal and how it can actually save you from a more costly and involved procedure such as a dental implant.
There is a disease that is running rampant through American adults, and while your thoughts probably immediately go to the pandemic situation that we are currently experiencing, we are referencing something that greatly affects your oral health: Gum Disease. Gum disease currently affects more than half of American adults. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to discuss the importance of taking care of your gum health and ways that you can help prevent this disease from affecting you or a loved one.
Is a dental practice that keeps up with advancements in technology important to you? Your answer should be yes, because it is important to us. We believe in constantly evolving as a practice to bring you the latest and greatest in dental technology. We have recently added a new piece of technology equipment to the office to bring you more comfortable and efficient procedures. Continue reading to learn about this new addition to our office.