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Understanding and Treating Gingivitis


Gingivitis is a common disease of the gums that ranges from mild to severe. Most cases are easily treatable without any special procedures, requiring only a good hygiene regimen. However, if left untreated, gingivitis may develop into more serious complications for a patient’s jaw, gums, or teeth.To help Red Bank patients better understand the factors behind this disease and what they can do to prevent it, cosmetic dentist provides the...


What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?


Both long-standing and new patients ask these types of questions. Patients can be unhappy when presented with the fact that oral conditions indicate a “cleaning” will not be sufficient to take care of their problems.What do you say to their questions? How does your periodontist respond? Is the staff prepared to deal with the need for comprehensive treatment explanations delivered to skeptical patients? Be prepared! You can answer your...


Understanding gum therapy and the disease


While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the tissues around the teeth. Unfortunately, you may not even realize you have gum disease as the signs and symptoms are not always as...


In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?


Whitening your teeth at home is a bit more convenient than visiting a dentist's office. You can whiten your teeth when you can fit it into your day. However, whitening your teeth at home may take several weeks to get the results you want while whitening your teeth at a cosmetic dentist's office will take a little over an hour to get a radiant, white smile.To whiten your teeth, you can:·         Whiten your teeth at a cosmetic...


Things to do when you child has a dental emergency


Dental problems for kids may arise suddenly. When a tooth becomes dislodged or broken, when debris becomes lodged between your child’s teeth, or when your child suffers from severe discomfort that you cannot alleviate, we offer emergency dentistry services. Your child’s best interest and comfort are always our top priorities.Toothache: Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to...


Understanding adolescent dentistry


Understanding adolescent dentistryYou might not be surprised anymore to see people with pierced tongues, lips or cheeks, but you might be surprised to know just how dangerous these piercings can be. There are many risks involved with oral piercings, including chipped or cracked teeth, blood clots, blood poisoning, heart infections, brain abscess, nerve disorders (trigeminal neuralgia), receding gums or scar tissue. Your mouth contains...


What are orthodontic dental emergencies?


At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It isn't uncommon to experience a bit of soreness when appliances are first put on, or some minor aches as teeth begin moving into new positions. Yet it's comforting to know that genuine orthodontic emergencies are rare.If you think you may have an emergency, however, the first step is to determine the severity of the problem: Is it an urgent situation that requires...


What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?


This is a very common question for parents because there is a lot to consider when deciding when your child should undergo orthodontic treatment.  When is the best time to start is a question at the top of every parent’s list.  Fortunately, this question has an easy answer.The American Association of Orthodontists states that the ideal time for a child to have his or her first visit is at age seven (7).  This may seem like a very...



Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistry

Understanding adolescent dentistryYou might not be surprised anymore to see...
8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

8 things you need to know about Invisalign before your visit a cosmetic dentist

Crooked teeth, overbite, or whatever your oral insecurity may be, clear braces...
Understanding gum therapy and the disease

Understanding gum therapy and the disease

While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is...
In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening or at home teeth whitening?

Whitening your teeth at home is a bit more convenient than visiting a dentist's...
Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Understanding and Treating Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common disease of the gums that ranges from mild to severe. Most...
What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

What are orthodontic dental emergencies?

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It...
What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

What is the best age for my child to see an orthodontist?

This is a very common question for parents because there is a lot to consider...
What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

What is Scaling and Root Planing? Cant I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

Both long-standing and new patients ask these types of questions. Patients can...
How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

How to choose your Implant Dentist (the questions to ask)?

Any dentist with a dental degree can legally place an implant. Periodontal...
What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

Those who struggle with visits to the dentist due to high anxiety or stress have...
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Kids?

Did you know that nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for 100...
Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

Seven steps to do when your tooth gets knocked out

As a general rule, the sooner a tooth can get back into its socket inside the...
How does dental insurance work?

How does dental insurance work?

Here's how dental insurance works in a language you can understand. No legal-ese...
How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an...