Understanding New Toothpaste Options

Natural Toothpaste

With the push for more natural products on store shelves, comes a new surge in “natural” toothpaste options. However, you may be wondering if natural toothpaste is worth the investment and if it’s as effective as traditional toothpaste. The truth is that natural toothpaste is different because of what it doesn’t contain when compared to other toothpaste. Ultimately, you should … Read More

Healthier Treat Options for the Holiday

Easter Eggs and Matzoh Ball Soup - Healthier Treats for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably feeling tempted by the all the colorful, sugar-filled treats. Despite all the bright, spring-inspired packaging, eating the sugary treats of the holiday is bad for not just your teeth, but also your overall health. Thankfully, you don’t have to forego treats entirely for a holiday with some healthier alternatives that satisfy … Read More

Tips for a Healthy Mouth While Traveling

Oral Hygiene Tips for Vacation

If you’re leaving the area during the upcoming break to go to a warm beach or visit a family amusement park, make sure you’re not taking a break from good oral hygiene. While it’s important to relax during vacation, completely forgetting your daily oral care routine can be detrimental to your teeth and gums. With some easy, helpful tips, you … Read More

Periodontal Maintenance – Treating Gum Disease

Stop Gum Disease

In the previous installments here and here of our Periodontal Maintenance series we explained what periodontal/gum disease is, how to recognize it, known risk factors, and how to prevent it. For our last installment, it’s time to explore the treatment options for gum disease and proper follow-up procedures. Treating gum disease Depending on how far the periodontal disease has progressed, … Read More

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

Many people deal with the issue of sensitive teeth, and it makes drinking and eating hot and cold foods uncomfortable. The most common cause of tooth sensitivity is that the protective outer layers of your teeth have worn away exposing the dentin. Other causes are indicative of a more serious issue. Regardless of the cause, the best place to start … Read More

Healthy Body, Healthy Mouth – Preventing and Reversing Gingivitis

Healthy Body Healthy Mouth

In the first installment of our Healthy Body, Healthy Mouth series, we discussed the connection between practicing good oral hygiene and the role it plays in overall health. Now it’s time to examine and understand gingivitis to show how treating it helps the health of your mouth and body and prevents periodontitis. Understanding gingivitis Gingivitis is a condition where the bacteria … Read More

Healthy Body, Healthy Mouth – Making the Connection

Healthy Body, Healthy Mouth – Making the Connection

Maintaining good oral hygiene not only promotes and protects teeth and gums, it also benefits your whole body. When you take care of your mouth, you reduce the risk of bad breath, cavities, and periodontal disease while improving your overall health. Paying attention to the health of your teeth and gums can give clues about other health issues. Studies have shown that there … Read More

Smiling Improves Health and Happiness

Smiling Improves Health and Happiness

A majority of people made New Year’s resolutions to become healthier, and while most think that involves a gym membership and health supplements, there’s one physical activity you can do that’s free and completely painless. Smile! Smiling has more health benefits than you probably realize and as they say, it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown. … Read More

Need New Teeth Today? Immediate Load Dental Implants May be your Answer

Immediate Load Dental Implants Toms River NJ

A patient can walk out of the dental office without any gaps and with replacement teeth that function like regular teeth. While dental implants to replace missing teeth have been in use for over 40 years, there’s been increased buzz recently about the positive potential of immediate load implants. Immediate load implants are primarily employed in the maxillary anterior region, or the … Read More

Periodontal Disease: Prevention is Most Important

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Did you know, many people in the US currently have some form of periodontal (gum) disease? Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to more serious diseases that can damage bone and soft tissue that support the teeth. Whether or not you experience the affects of worsening gum disease is largely dependent on how you care for your teeth from … Read More