Dental Blog

End of the year – Dental Benefits Check

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in News | 0 comments

It’s the end of the year 2013 and everyone is in a festive holiday mood. Along with that, a lot of patients have the burden of picking their insurance for the upcoming year and have been asking questions about Dental Insurances and how to pick one that’s good for them. If the company you work for is offering more than one choice….. My advice – look through the plans, read the fine print and talk to the benefits manager to get all the details and explanations. Couple of things to keep in mind: Make sure your doctors are on your plan that...

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Acidic Foods and Tooth Decay

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Dental Myth or Fact #2: Exposure to acidic foods like lemons causes tooth decay. Fact: Acidic foods such as lemons, citrus juices or soda don’t directly cause cavities but do weaken the enamel making the tooth more susceptible. If you lose the enamel’s protection and expose the underlying dentin, your tooth is now more prone to decay.

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Is Sugar the Prime Cause of Cavities?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Dental Myth #1: Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities Myth, but it’s almost a fact. The truth is, acid produced by bacteria in your mouth is the cause of cavities. Any kind of carbohydrate trigger the bacteria to make acid. Foods like Rice, potatoes, bread, fruits, and vegetables also are carbs. Its just the sugar or candy are more sticky and harder to clean and cause decay more quickly than some of the other carbs. Its not now much carbohydrate is eaten, its how long they stay on your teeth. For eg: if you ate a chocolate bar in bits...

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Mouth Breathing and Dental Issues

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Children who breathe through their mouth (lips open most of the time) need to be examined. Some kids breathe through their mouth because it’s a habit. Some breathe through their mouth because their nasal passage is blocked. Common causes of blockage are inflamed nasal mucosa, inflamed tonsils and adenoids. If it is blocked, mouth breathing is constant and can lead to several problems. It can cause dental and gingival (gum) problems, occlusal (bite) problems and affect the growth of the facial bones and musculature. The face of a chronic mouth...

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What is Halitosis?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Patients always ask about bad breath aka Halitosis. People are always conscious about it especially when interviewing for a job, talking to friends, sitting next to a girlfriend or boyfriend etc.. so here is some information. Bad breath Causes: poor oral hygiene but can also be caused by retained food particles or gum disease or decay people who have a medical infection, diabetes, kidney failure or a liver malfunction Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco Cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy stress, dieting, snoring, age and hormonal...

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My goal is Prevention

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in News | 0 comments

I am excited to open my second office in Clark, NJ. I have been a practicing dentist since ‘89, the last fifteen years being in Roselle, NJ. I opened the second office in Clark to have a little more space and be able to spread my services over a wider area. My goal is PREVENTION. One of my favorite sayings is “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. In Oral and Dental health, prevention is so important and easy but I fail to understand why a lot of people don’t make it a priority. Prevention in Dentistry is good oral hygiene...

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