D & G Dental Blog
July 10, 2018
Dental implants are a comprehensive tooth replacement method that rebuilds a missing tooth from the root all the way to the visible crown. First, a titanium implant post is placed beneath the gum line. Next, a prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture is affixed on top. In order for the dental implants to look as natural as possible, your dentist may recommend connective tissue grafting for root coverage — it sounds complicated, but it’s really not. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and why it may be necessary for dental implants in West Orange.
June 14, 2018
New moms have a lot on their plates, and today, it seems like more and more new mothers are struggling to live up to standards set by the social media “supermoms.” Breastfeeding is one of the hot button topics we see, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there on the subject. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the things moms should know about how breastfeeding affects oral health. We think all of our moms are super moms, so don’t worry – this is a judgment-free post!
June 13, 2018
Every June, medical professionals celebrate men’s health month in the US. This month-long celebration gives our team the opportunity to offer educational resources to help men improve the oral and whole body health. At D&G Dental of Caldwell and West Orange, we invite our male patients to call to schedule a dental checkup this month if it’s been more than six months since your last appointment. Studies indicate that men are significantly less likely to maintain their regular preventive dental care appointments, so what better way to celebrate men’s health month than with a visit to our Caldwell dentistry office.
May 5, 2018
If you are thinking about getting a dental implant in West Orange to fill in the gap in your smile, you have a lot to look forward to! Implants are sturdy and natural-looking, and they have the potential to last for a lifetime. They can even help to prevent bone loss. Yes, implants are amazing — but sometimes they come with a catch. Varying circumstances can cause some implant cases to be more complex than others. Let’s take a look at some of these complicating factors and discuss how your oral surgeon may be able to navigate around them.
April 4, 2018
Oral cancer kills one person every hour, every day, every year. Only 60 percent of people newly diagnosed with oral cancer live for 5 years and those who do survive are forced to live with oral issues the rest of their lives. What’s worse is that many people die from oral cancer because they failed to get it diagnosed in time. That’s why your dentist in West Orange is in a unique position to catch early signs of oral cancer before it’s too late.
February 12, 2018
Given that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, you want to make the correct decisions about dental care for the whole family. And in the area of oral hygiene – more specifically mouthwash – you’re not sure how to make the right decisions. Thankfully, your dentist in West Orange will weigh in on the subject and provide information on how different types of mouthwash work so that you can maximize the oral health of your household.
January 12, 2018
Have you ever experienced pain in your jaw, cheeks, any other area of the mouth that you just couldn’t explain? When you feel this, you’re experiencing orofacial pain. While orofacial pain is a common symptom many people have in their lives, there are also many conditions that can cause it. This is most often due to a dental issue.
According to your dentist in West Orange, 95% of cases of orofacial pain result from dental causes. Furthermore, researchers are now discovering the causes of orofacial pain and how it could play a big role in treating other dental conditions.
January 3, 2018
The human body is an amazingly designed, complex unit of living parts. These individual components may seem at times to be completely oblivious of the others, but the truth is that they all coexist in a symbiotic manner. That means that they all are dependent on one another to flourish and thrive. So when there’s an issue in one area, it affects the whole. A prime example is with eating disorders. Although food is consumed through the mouth and then digested, it affects the whole body. Thus, this condition can cause major health issues if not addressed. Your dentist in West Orange understands this all too well, so he’ll provide more clarity on the effects and possible remedies of this problem.
October 3, 2017
To protect the health of your teeth and gums, your oral hygiene routine is important. Your dentist recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day while flossing every night before going to bed. While many follow the brushing advice, only four out of ten people floss every day. In addition, another 20% never floss their teeth according to the American Dental Association. However, lack of proper flossing is not the only concern as a new survey has found some pretty unusual flossing habits that can hurt your oral health.
September 16, 2017
When it comes to getting a straight smile, teens and adults have come to quickly prefer Invisalign as a sophisticated treatment. The use of clear aligners allows you to align your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Although several advancements have been made in orthodontics over the last few years, the clear aligners continue to lead the pack when it comes to moving your teeth into their correct position. Now, the treatment offers more benefits than ever before due to new features.