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5 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

September 2, 2020

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Woman talking to dentist

Even though many people are likely to stretch the truth while at their dental appointments, your dentist isn’t so easily fooled. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body and is often times a pretty good reflection of a patients oral and general health. The truth is that at your regular checkup, your dentist can recognize many of the lies that patients are telling. Continue reading to learn what the most popular ones are.

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What Effects Does Coffee Have on Teeth?

August 9, 2020

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Women drinking coffee

Did you know that over half of Americans who are over the age of 18 drink coffee every morning? If you are one of these millions of people, you know that it is often times the pick me up that you need to get your day started. But have you ever thought about the effects that frequent coffee drinking has on your teeth? Your dentist explains how coffee affects your oral health, leads to discoloration, and what you can do to minimize its effects.

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Enjoy More Biting Force with Dental Implants

July 22, 2020

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Man with dental implants in Manahawkin biting an apple. If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, your confidence wasn’t the only thing to suffer the consequences of an incomplete smile. Your quality of life has also changed as you struggle to eat many foods, like steak or corn on the cob. What if you could enjoy your favorite foods again? Now you can with dental implants in Manahawkin. You’ll benefit from an unmatched biting force that closely feels natural.
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How Your Dentist and Their Team Are Making Their Practice Safe During COVID-19

June 14, 2020

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dentist wearing extensive PPE

As someone with family members who are high-risk for COVID-19 complications, you’ve been doing your part to reduce your risk of infection by working from home, washing your hands often, and wearing a mask on the few occasions when you leave the house. One day, out of nowhere, you feel a sharp pain in your tooth. Since you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you suspect it’s a cavity. But is it even safe to visit the dentist these days? Absolutely! Keep reading below to learn a few of the precautions your dental team is taking to ensure your safety and comfort.

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5 Strict Handwashing Rules Followed By Dental Staff

May 15, 2020

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dentist in Manahawkin washing their hands before putting on glovesDue to COVID-19, dental practices across the country have expanded their precautionary and safety measures in an effort to control the spread of the virus. A simple, yet often overlooked healthy protocol like thorough and frequent hand-washing, is one of the greatest defenses against all types of illnesses, including COVID-19. Read on to learn how your dentist in Manahawkin is helping keep patients safe by implementing these five strict handwashing rules throughout your appointment. (more…)

4 Oral Health Tips to Stay Healthy While Self-Isolating

April 4, 2020

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person washing their hands in a bathroomAre you doing everything in your power to make sure that your home stays sterile and your family stays healthy? The COVID-19 crisis can be overwhelming because of this, and make you feel like no sanitizing routine will be good enough to stop the virus. However, as long as you’re following the CDC’s safety guidelines and regularly sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, your risk of contracting the virus will plummet. For more tips to avoid the spread of COVID-19, read below for four oral hygiene tips from a dentist in Manahawkin to follow. (more…)

The Connection Between Gum Disease and an Unhealthy Heart

February 19, 2020

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young couple in gray sweaters holding red love heart

We tend to think of February as the month of love. More often than not, when someone mentions February, our brains conjure up images of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and romantic dinners with our partners. But did you know that February is also American Heart Month? That means it’s a perfect time to talk about how to take care of your heart by avoiding gum disease. That’s right; there’s a proven connection between gum disease and heart disease. Read more as a dentist in Manahawkin explains the link.

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New Year, New You: 4 Ways to Achieve a Healthier Smile in 2020

January 7, 2020

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a woman smiling while receiving a dental checkupAre you interested in making some new year’s health resolutions this year? Instead of focusing on finding a new job, buying a house, or trading in your car for something bigger and better, why not spend 2020 working toward better oral health? After all, healthy teeth and gums can give you the confidence you need to make all those other changes you want in your life, so before you put in your two weeks or start browsing the aisles of one of the many car lots in town, find out what you can do to achieve a healthier smile first.

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5 Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

December 17, 2019

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man with a toothache

You’ve had a searing pain in your tooth for a few days now. It has progressed to the point where it has started to interfere with your daily life. You can barely chew food without pain sparking through your mouth. You’ve heard that root canals might be able to treat an intense toothache like this. Only your dentist can determine whether you truly need a root canal in Manahawkin, but here are some symptoms to watch out for.

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Tooth Pain? Don’t Wait to Talk to Your Dentist About Root Canals

November 13, 2019

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woman with root canal painDid you know you could need a root canal and not even know it? Most people think this common procedure is only needed for intense toothaches that keep you from eating, focusing, or even sleeping. However, you could need a root canal long before your tooth starts to bother you. The pain that requires a root canal is a signal that an infection has reached the sensitive nerves inside of your tooth, but that infection can be caught before it starts to cause you any kind of discomfort.

You can spot early warning signs of infection in your gums, but that infection can quickly spread and become painful. Root canals can quickly and effectively clear out the infection, so there’s no need to wait to get a root canal in Manahawkin.

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