Friday, October 2, 2015
Regardless of whether your child already has permanent teeth or only a few poking out, it’s quite essential that you keep that bright smile healthy. You can start with a few brushing and flossing lessons here and there, though it’s safe to say that your personal efforts can only do so much. Eventually, you’ll have to take him to the nearest dentist, either in Princeton or elsewhere near, for a thorough dental checkup. Think it’ll be extremely difficult to have your toddler sit on a dentist’s chair? Don’t be that quick to judge. Children never harbor anything bad against dentists until they catch sight of something that’ll likely terrify them, such as those unfamiliar dental tools. It’s important to note that the initial dental consultation should be as fun as any visit, so you’d do well to keep your worries in check. Here’s what you can expect.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Teeth-straightening is one of the most popular dental procedures today, especially for children, as parents recognize the need for early treatment to prevent future smile problems. In North America, roughly 4 million people under 18 years of age are wearing braces, and about 4 in 5 people with braces are minors. With many children using braces these days, you may be wondering if your kids need them too. The best way to find out is to consult a dentist, particularly one who practices child orthodontics. The dentist will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and mouth, and make a recommendation accordingly.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Did you know that enamel of your teeth is the hardest substance in the human body? You can say that your pearly whites are built to take all the munching and grinding you put them through in a lifetime. However, they can get worn out when too much stress is put on them, causing them to become weak and vulnerable to getting fractured. Accidents happen—and sometimes, these can lead to chipped or broken teeth. Fortunately, there’s no reason to panic; through cosmetic dentistry, a dentist in Princeton can restore your beautiful smile. Crowns for Cracks The cracks on your teeth may not look like a huge concern right now, but they can gradually spread down to the nerves. That is a painful experience you definitely don’t want to endure. Before things get worse, go to a cosmetic dentist. He may recommend getting a crown to prevent the crack from getting bigger and protect the tooth as well. If the tooth cannot be saved this way, you may be a candidate for a root canal.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
No parent would ever want any harm to come their children, but that might be easier said than done if the latter are active little youngsters. Participating in sports and roughhousing can lead to serious injuries to your child’s pearly whites and cause a dental emergency. Children’s teeth are very different from an adult’s and would require special attention from a dentist in Hopewell to save it. If your child has a dental emergency, here are some of your responsibilities as a parent. Don’t Panic and Be Prepared Kids can get scared especially if they see the grown-ups in a state of panic. The least you can do is remain calm and collected so you can do what needs to be done. You should prepare a dental emergency kit in your home just in case. Colgate’s Oral Care Center recommends to have gauze, mouthwash, cold compress, a tooth storage device, and fluid ready.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A lot of childhood dental and orthodontic problems don’t resolve themselves Although decaying baby teeth will fall out eventually, a dentist should check the child’s overall oral health to ensure that the cavities don’t cause pain or becomes the root of an infection. When they have misaligned permanent teeth, on the other hand, these won’t self-correct, and they need orthodontic treatments to avoid complications or cosmetic concerns. Braces don’t merely straighten your teeth Straightening your teeth may be the main purpose of braces, but beyond that, braces also correct your bite. Overcrowded or crooked teeth and over or under bites make it easy for dirt and debris to get stuck in between teeth, for plaque to develop and for injuries to occur (e.g. teeth accidentally incising the lips, tongue and inner cheek). Correcting teeth alignment and bite problems can help lessen those issues.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Are you constantly skipping flossing and trying to fool your dentist about it? You are not alone. In fact, about 60 per cent of Americans either don’t floss daily or not at all, and a recent survey by the American Academy of Periodontology found that up to 27 per cent of American adults lie about their flossing habits when they’re placed under the spotlight of their dental chair. Why People Hate It It’s interesting to note that in the same survey, more than a third of the participants said they would rather endure unpleasant activities or situations—like cleaning the toilet, washing a great pile of dirty dishes, and waiting in a long line or a traffic jam—rather than floss. If you feel the same way as those people, you know how repulsive or bothersome flossing can be.
Friday, June 19, 2015
People in their later years tend to encounter dental problems, such as loose teeth, so annual care becomes more imperative just to keep their teeth in good condition. For many of them, however, the function of proper care for their well-being has long been turned over to another family member. When you take your loved one to the dentist for check-up or treatment, you’ll find that the common corrective action for the elderly are dental implants, which is suitable to replace lost teeth. A recent AreaVibes report revealed that Princeton residents over 65 years old comprise roughly 20% of the city’s 12,342-strong population. There are also a number of assisted living facilities in the area. When you are concerned for your loved ones’ declining oral functions because of poor teeth, a skilled dentist from around the Princeton area, such as from centers like the Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing, can help.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
When cavities begin to form at the top of the crown, your dentist might recommend sealing them off with amalgam fillings. However, there may be a chance your body will adversely react to the chemicals in the fillings, or, if already placed, will have to be removed immediately by your dentist. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Technology, in its article, had stated that removing amalgam fillings came about over concerns of mercury contamination in the body. Residents of New Jersey have reason to be extra wary of the effects of mercury contamination; the Garden State is already overly cautious over reported high concentrations of mercury, specifically the very potent methylmercury compound, in its seafood. The chemical is already associated with triggering reactions leading to auto-immune diseases.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Some problems may emerge from your tooth’s pulp. When the danger that lies within threatens to affect your entire tooth, you need to undergo treatment right away at the nearest dental practice. One of the treatments that may be recommended for this kind of situation is the root canal treatment or RCT. What happens in a root canal treatment? Basically, in a root canal treatment, the dentist will go into the affected tooth’s enamel to remove the pulp that has been affected by things like dental caries. To compensate for the now-hollowed chamber, the dentist will disinfect the tooth and fill it with a dental material before closing the gap with fillings. Dentists often recommend that a crown be installed on the spot to protect the tooth, as the tooth’s strength is compromised by the lack of pulp.
Monday, June 8, 2015
If you share a bed with someone who snores loudly, chances are you might not have a good night’s sleep. This, however, should be one of the least of your worries. Snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea, which, in turn, may be a sign of something more disturbing, such as a stroke about to happen. An article on MedPage Today suggests that sleep apnea treatments may not only reduce the risk of stroke, but may also ease the danger of irregular heartbeats. It cites a study from the New York University which found that recurrence of irregular heartbeats increases the chances of a stroke.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Those in need of services from a skilled Lawrenceville dentist in South Jersey would be glad to know that the Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing is now accepting the UnitedHealthcare Community insurance plans. We have always strived to provide the best services at affordable prices to our patients and this new financing option is aimed at fulfilling that goal. This new system is open for all of our patients, especially those who reside in the Mercer County, NJ areas like Pennington, Lawrence, Hopewell, and Princeton.
Monday, April 27, 2015
While other types of cancer are more well-known, oral cancer is just as deadly as the other types. One of the key ways to fight it is early detection with the help of a doctor or a skilled Hopewell dentist like those from Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing. Men over 40 are highly susceptible to it, especially those who smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco, and drink a lot. If left untreated, oral cancer has a one year survival rate of around 81%, but that drops to 56% for five years, and 41% for ten.
Friday, April 3, 2015
A complete dental exam is a necessary aspect of preventative dental care. Not only can you allow a Pennington or Hopewell dentist to catch and curb any potential problems in your mouth before they worsen, but you also provide the needed information to help your dentist understand your dental health better. This paves the way for creating a comprehensive plan for the continuing care of your teeth. Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing makes dental exams and more accessible to you with our New Patient special this year. Get FREE digital X-rays, teeth and gum inspection with oral cancer screening, the use of our intra oral camera for a thorough checkup, and a personalized treatment plan. All these services cost as much as $198 at the regular rate; for you, our new patients, they’re totally free.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Several videos of a Washington woman closing the gap between her front teeth using everyday items at home have been making the rounds across the Web recently. The woman claimed to have closed the gap between her teeth in 44 days while spending only $5 for the hair elastics she used. Typically, orthodontic braces and aligners take months to work, and may cost up to thousands of dollars. In light of this, the dental community has warned the public against resorting to such a practice for correcting teeth alignment. To put it succinctly, this do-it-yourself method may bring more harm than good if you're not careful. Only a qualified dentist with the right training, skills, and equipment should be trusted to install, adjust, or remove braces. Locals with teeth alignment or tooth gap problems are best advised to consult a certified Princeton dentist.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Have you always delayed going to the dentist? Are you feeling “just fine” while your pearly whites are suffering? Are you tolerating pain in your mouth even if you know it should be checked by an oral health specialist? This is the perfect time to see an experienced Monroe dentist at Dental Care of Monroe! Starting January 1, 2015, every new patient who comes into our office for an exam gets full mouth digital X-rays, teeth and gum exam, and oral cancer screening for FREE! You get a whole package of diagnostics worth $198 at no cost.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Dental Care of South Jersey is pleased to announce that it has recently opened the doors of its new office, dubbed Dental Care of Monroe, with its primary Monroe dentist Dr. Stewart Manela. This new location would cater not only to Monroe but also to other communities in New Jersey including East and West Windsor, Cranbury, and Millstone.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Who doesn’t want a nice, toothy smile, the kind that can build confidence and be aesthetically pleasing, to the delight of your Hopewell dentist? Dental Care of Hopewell Crossing is pleased to announce that its offices can help patients enjoy those exact benefits. But how many people stop to think about the functional advantages that come with properly aligned teeth in the first place? Having aligned teeth will create a stable bite and allow efficient cutting of food with front teeth and grinding of food with back teeth. A firm and efficient bite also requires less muscular force applied to teeth for mastication, resulting in less stress on the jaw bone and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). This, in turn, decreases the risk of getting temporomandibular disorders (TMD), including joint pain, clicking, popping, locking, and limited movement of the jaw.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Vineland, New Jersey (February 9, 2015) – Looking for a dentist in Millville, NJ? Dental Care of South Jersey opens a new office Millville, NJ. The dental office had its grand opening on December 16th of last year under the “Dental Care of Millville” name. The facility’s services include cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, emergency care, and sleep dentistry. The newly-opened office boasts of a relaxing and comfortable environment where patients can relax in every visit. Patients can watch TV and listen to music during procedures. Dental Care of Millville’s staff and doctors are all trained professionals who can attend to any patient’s needs with the utmost care. For those who experience uneasiness and anxiety during dental procedures, sedation methods are available.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Oral health is important. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80, regular visits to your preferred dentist in Millville, NJ are essential for the healthy maintenance of your teeth and gums. Such is the value of the dentist’s job. So valuable, in fact, that U.S. News named it the number 1 occupation of 2015—and that’s out of a list of 100 jobs! According to the article, new dental graduates can expect 23,300 job openings to come their way. That large a number only serves to prove the growing importance of the dental industry, and people’s growing acknowledgement of their need for dental services. The U.S News adds a few great points about being a dentist, including their ability to ‘deftly balance patient care with turning a profit’ and their capacity to ‘practical training in a competitive dental program.’ In that sense, in order for you to make the most of your dental visit, you need to find a very competent dentist who can deliver your oral health needs.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Humans can grow up to 32 teeth. However, the jaw can only accommodate 28, leaving no room for the extra four, which often appear only after all other teeth have erupted. These four teeth, commonly known as wisdom teeth, often grow sideways, or only partially, because of the limited space. Some are trapped within the gums—what are known as impacted teeth. When these happen, dentists usually recommend extraction. Despite advances in dental technology, many patients still fear pain in dental procedures, causing them to avoid going to the dentist as much as possible, especially when procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions are involved. Locals who have this fear may want to consider sedation dentistry offered by a trusted dentist in Lawrenceville. This technique will allow you to sleep through the entire process, making it as painless as possible.