Try Flossing to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

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Did you know your teeth need to stay healthy to last your lifetime? Yes, it’s true! Part of keeping your teeth healthy includes flossing regularly. Dental floss works to keep your teeth clean in areas your toothbrush can’t reach. That is why flossing is essential to positive oral health care. Our dentist, Dr. Christopher Lillo… Read more »

Dietary Hazards to Your Teeth

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To lower your risk of dental damage, it is important to always make sure you limit the risk of tooth damage. There are dental hazards involved with your diet. For example, gummy candy and other sticky sweets can linger in your mouth long after you eat them. Since the residue can linger on your teeth,… Read more »

Is a Flipper Right For You?

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Dentures are one of the most inexpensive ways to replace missing teeth. If you are missing your front teeth, it can be very embarrassing, and it can also be difficult to eat, or speak. The answer to your problem may be a flipper. A flipper is not so much a denture as it is a… Read more »

Dealing With Dental Erosion

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Your teeth are protected by a very strong substance known as enamel. It stops tooth decay and protects the inner workings of your teeth, such as the dentin, and keeps infection from reaching the pulp of your tooth. While the enamel of your tooth is strong, it is not completely indestructible. It can be compromised,… Read more »

Getting Used to Your New Dentures

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Dentures are one of the less-expensive, easier, and faster methods of tooth replacement. However, they are a significant life change, and if you are new to wearing them, you should understand that there is a period of adjustment. But with patience, you can master the “art” of wearing dentures. Remember that your mouth is going… Read more »

Principles Concerning Oral Emergencies

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Are you aware of the basics of what you should do in the event of an oral emergency? Do you know that even if you have a tooth knocked from your mouth, it may still be possible for your dentist to save the tooth? Knowing what to do after an oral accident or injury is… Read more »

A Fix for Frontal Teeth are Veneers

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For teeth that are misaligned, misshapen, chipped, discolored, or stained, dental veneers may be the best solution to give you a better and more confident smile. Veneers provide the opportunity for a better and more comfortable smile. Oak Ridge Dental Group in Toms River, New Jersey, wants to help you share your new smile with… Read more »

Has Your Smile Taken a Hit Due to Periodontal Disease?

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition in which the gum tissue within your mouth is decaying over time. If left untreated, it can develop into gingivitis and eventually cause tooth loss. Has your smile taken a hit due to periodontal disease? Here are some things you should look for in regard… Read more »

Tooth Extraction Preparation and Planning Techniques

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Did you know that successful tooth extraction techniques often require preparation and planning? If you are going to keep recovery time at a minimum and ensure your greatest chance of success, plan ahead and make preparations you will need to help your body heal. The more prepared you are for the tooth extraction, if an… Read more »

Have You Had Your Oral Cancer Screening Yet This Year?

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Have you had your oral cancer screening yet this year? If you have not scheduled an oral cancer screening, it is important to do so whenever you find the time, as over 40,000 people every year in America will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Like many cancers, the sooner it is detected, the greater the… Read more »