What’s That Smell? What Your Bad Breath is Trying to Tell You

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a mint or gum to mask your breath? It is common to experience bad breath after enjoying certain foods such as coffee or an Italian feast full of garlic, but after you thoroughly brush your teeth, your breath should be fresh again. Bad breath can be a problem when you find yourself constantly dealing with the issue. It can be embarrassing and cause anxiety. Persistent bad breath is a sign that you are experiencing an issue with your oral health.

Do You Have This Silent Disease?

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we want to take some time to explain the importance of caring for your teeth as well as your gums. When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also check your gums, tongue and cheeks for indicators that you may be experiencing other issues with your oral health. Gum Disease affects approximately half of American adults. Do you know the warning signs to look for to see if you are experiencing symptoms? Continue reading to learn more.

Caring For Your Oral Health When You Are Under the Weather

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.

Are Your Teeth Trying To Tell You Something?

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.

Hard-To-Clean Molars Giving You Trouble?

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.

Let’s Celebrate National Gum Care Month

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.

How To Stay Smiling Bright All Summer Long

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.

It’s Time To Reschedule That Appointment You Missed

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.

Healthy Drinks For Healthy Teeth

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.

Fix the “Root” Of Your Dental Problems

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.