D & G Dental Blog
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.
September 6, 2017
If 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.
August 15, 2017
You 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.
August 3, 2017
It 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.
July 20, 2017
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.