The past several months in New Jersey have been anything but easy. We have had to completely change our way of life, adapting to the addition of wearing masks, the constant fluctuation of schools being in-person and virtual, and added hygiene procedures for work and daily life.
Now that December has arrived, we are in the throes of planning for the holidays. Along with the added stress the holidays bring, we are also dealing with the effects of the year we have had. For many, the holidays will look very different this year, with cancelled holiday parties and smaller, more intimate gatherings than usual, even just limited to immediate family. Although there will be some differences this year, many of you will still be enjoying a glass of wine at your Hanukkah dinner, a cup of eggnog in front of your Christmas tree, and popping a bottle of champagne to ring in the New Year. Before the liquid courage starts flowing this holiday season, we want you to be aware of how alcohol consumption can affect your oral health.
November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, which is a month dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness to mouth and oral cancers. While mouth and oral cancers are not the leading forms of cancer in the US, it is all the more reason to focus on risks in your daily life that could contribute to developing the disease. Continue reading to learn if you are at high risk for mouth and oral cancer.
Do you feel that you need a miracle to help you overcome your fears of going to the dentist? Well, we have just what you need! Sedation dentistry is the answer. It can help patients undergo their treatments and procedures without fear and enables the dentist to work quickly and efficiently to provide those needed treatments and procedures.
Nobody wants to get a filling, but it’s a very common dental treatment that will restore the health of your tooth and keep it from further damage. During your routine dental check up is when we most often spot a tiny hole forming on the enamel of your tooth. Through the use of X-rays, we can spot these cavities forming between teeth as well. A filling treatment is a fast and easy procedure that will get you back on track to excellent dental health.
Modern dentistry has improved the way we now perform root canals. There’s no need to cringe at the thought of having this procedure done. It is fast, effective and pain-free. What’s more, it provides a crucial role in your dental health, and that is saving your tooth from extraction when it becomes decayed or damaged.
Most dental problems can be avoided by following good dental hygiene practices and regular visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam. It’s important to know what the most common dental issues are so you and your dentist can work together to prevent them.
Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Have your teeth been worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and most of the time, you do it unknowingly. This can occur both during the day and while you sleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe and may also keep your bed partner awake because of the sound it makes.
We understand that going to the dentist can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. Thanks to modern dental technology, however, we have ways to make your treatment less invasive so you don’t have to feel anxious about your upcoming appointment. Read more to find out about how this technology works.
Spring is here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and longer days as much as we are? It’s a great time of year to freshen our homes, wardrobes and even our dental routines. We can fall into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth, but every now and then it’s a good idea to be reminded of these important dental hygiene habits. Read more to find out what you should be doing to take care of your teeth at home.