D & G Dental Blog
June 26, 2017
When your dentist at D & G Dental informs you that you need a root canal, your instant thought is often, “what am I going to eat?” Now, advancements in dentistry now make the procedure no worse than a traditional dental filling so you will not have to limit your diet too much. It is not uncommon for it to be a bit tender for the next few days. As you recover from your root canal in Caldwell, there are several foods we recommend that you eat.
May 22, 2017
If you’re looking for a dental procedure that will provide a long-lasting, beautiful smile even when your natural smile could not—look no further. The custom porcelain veneers that you’re looking for are right under your nose! Instead of googling, “dentist near me” to find the closest cosmetic dentist, consider visiting our dental experts at D & G Dental. If you’ve been struggling to achieve your highest quality of life because you have chipped, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth, we can help you! We also provide all our patients the tips and information you need to maintain your corrected smile for years after receiving your porcelain veneers.
Everyone knows that being a mother means that you put everyone else before yourself. Many mothers love that responsibility and wouldn’t trade anything for it, but it’s always important to take the time to treat yourself every once in a while. Visiting D & G Dental of West Orange for a dental cleaning in Caldwell could be just what you and your smile need! If it’s almost 6 months or past 6 months since your last routine dental checkup and professional cleaning, here’s a few reasons why you should consider coming by!
April 21, 2017
As you’ve gotten older, everything has changed – including your smile. Your once radiant grin now has a few blank spots from missing teeth. You’re finally ready for dental implants in West Orange, but you’re not sure if they’re really the best option over dentures or a bridge. In this post, learn all about this superior artificial upgrade and how you can get your winning smile back from the experts at D&G Dental.
March 15, 2017
Missing teeth can impact your life in so many ways. Unfortunately, most of them are not pleasant. Sharing your smile may be mostly embarrassing; eating foods such as a juicy steak or a firm apple may be next to impossible; and even speaking clearly can be difficult depending on which teeth you’re missing. Dental implants, on the other hand, can have a very pleasant impact. The difference they can make may be nothing less than life altering. For dental implants in West Orange, visit the dentists and their staff at D & G Dental. We’ll be glad to discuss teeth replacement with you.
February 18, 2017
Wouldn’t it feel great to go out to a restaurant with your friends and family again? You typically turn down or make other excuses to avoid these types of invitations because eating in front of others is embarrassing with your missing tooth. You should know that dental implants may be a good solution for you, and here’s how you can find the best implant dentistry in West Orange.
January 23, 2017
Dental emergencies are scary! It can also be painful, and might feel overwhelming if you’re not sure how to handle the situation. D & G Dental, the home of your dentist in Caldwell, wants you to know that we’re here for you, and you can rest assured that when you have the right team on your side, everything will be alright. Here we’ll share some information on how to handle a dental emergency, so if the time ever comes you can remain calm and understand what to do.
January 18, 2017
What would it be like to talk to your new client with confidence, instead of wondering if they noticed your teeth? How would it feel to smile for the next company photograph? Crooked teeth are embarrassing and they take a toll on your confidence! If you’ve considered straightening your teeth, read on as we discuss Invisalign in West Orange vs. traditional braces.
January 9, 2017
Despite what other parents have said, your life has actually gotten much simpler after you’ve had a child. These days, whenever you think you’ve misplaced something, there’s a high likelihood that it’s in your child’s mouth. They’re obviously teething, and it has you thinking, “Is it time for them to see the dentist near me?” This is a very common question, and your children’s dentist in Caldwell at D&G Dental is going to answer it, as well as let you know what to expect during their first visit. (more…)
December 27, 2016
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 178 million American citizens are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million do not have any teeth at all. Tooth replacement is essential not only for the sake of your appearance—although that is certainly an important factor—but also to ensure your oral, general and emotional well-being. With removable dentures, West Orange and Caldwell residents can restore a natural-looking smile.
The Consequences of Missing Teeth
Let’s start with the most obvious consequence—even if you are missing only one tooth, there is still a visible hole in your smile. For some, this is so embarrassing that they either smile with their lips closed, don’t smile at all or use their hands to cover their mouth when they do smile.
Then there are the other oral health problems than can happen as a result of missing teeth. Tooth loss increases your risk of cavities, gum disease and even more missing teeth. In addition, teeth that are adjacent to the gap in your smile may shift to fill the space; consequently your bite may be impacted, which can lead to symptoms of TMJ. Finally, missing teeth can make eating certain foods difficult, so your diet may not be fully nutritious.