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Has Your Dentist in West Orange Performed Your Oral Cancer Screening?

April 4, 2018

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A woman at her dental exam.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.


Your Dentist in West Orange Explains How to Find the Right Mouthwash

February 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 10:30 pm

bottle of blue mouthwash white topGiven 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.


Your Dentist Explains How Your Jaw Pain in West Orange Ties to Dental Health

January 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 5:59 pm

A woman with jaw pain.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.


Your Dentist in West Orange Talks About the Dangers of Food Disorders

January 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 11:16 pm

very thin woman eating foodThe 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.


Your Dentist Highlights Unusual Flossing Habits

October 3, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_dawoud @ 8:50 pm

woman flossing her teethTo 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.

Invisalign Leads the Pack for a Straight Smile

September 16, 2017

Filed under: Orthodontics — Tags: , — dr_dawoud @ 2:36 am

Invisalign clear alignerWhen 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.

Your Dentist Explains the Steps for a Dental Crown

September 6, 2017

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_dawoud @ 8:35 pm

Woman at dentistIf you have a severely damaged or abnormally shaped tooth, your dentist has likely recommended that you receive a dental crown. This procedure is routinely used to restore a tooth’s health, function, and appearance. While it is very beneficial, many can be hesitant to undergo the treatment due to the preparation process. It involves multiple steps that permanently alter its structure. However, you have nothing to fear. The treatment is quickly and carefully performed to promote your dental health.

4 Point Checklist: Do You Need to See Your Dentist for a Root Canal?

August 15, 2017

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woman at dental appointmentYou might shudder at the thought of receiving a root canal. However, this procedure, wherein your dentist in West Orange will remove the infected and/or damaged part of a tooth, can preserve your smile and spare you from pain. But how do you know if you need a root canal? If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to seek a professional diagnosis.


Tips for a Healthy Back to School Smile with Your Family Dentist in Caldwell

August 3, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — dr_dawoud @ 7:03 pm

girl with back packIt is that wonderful time again where your child gets ready to start an amazing new school year. To ensure they head into the upcoming grade with their best foot forward, you take the time to get school supplies, a new back pack, and everything else on the list. However, despite your careful planning, you may be overlooking one important factor—the health of their teeth and gums. By promoting their oral health now, you save them missed days from school and unexpected appointments with their family dentist in Caldwell. To promote a successful year ahead, there are four simple tips to promote a healthy smile.

Tips on Managing Wisdom Teeth Pain at Home From Your Dentist in West Orange

July 20, 2017

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Learn how to effectively manage wisdom teeth pain at home from your dentist in West Orange.Wisdom teeth typically arrive in between the ages of 18-25 years old. While it’s usually recommended that they be extracted at some point, you may encounter some time in between their arrival and removal where they can cause some discomfort. While your dentist in West Orange is always happy to help alleviate your pain, there are also some steps you can take at home to eliminate discomfort from your wisdom teeth until it’s time to take them out.


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