June 16, 2018
If you’re at all familiar with how oral hygiene impacts your whole body health, you’ve probably heard of the link between heart disease and oral health. For decades, a link between heart disease and gum disease has been reported, but until the last few years, the reasons for this connection were not known. We now have a clearer understanding of why these two health issues are linked, and dentists and medical professionals are better equipped to diagnose and treat the two diseases in conjunction. Keep reading to learn more about the links between heart disease and gum disease and why visiting the dentist for your six month preventive dentistry exams is so essential.
June 6, 2018
You may have heard of the “mouth body connection,” but many patients think that only refers to how poor oral health impedes the ability to consume nutritious foods. Actually, there’s much more to it. Numerous whole body health concerns have early warning signs that manifest as oral health concerns, and those patients with poor oral hygiene seem to have a greater risk for health issues, including pancreatic cancer. Oral hygiene is essential no matter what, but if you’re at an increased risk for pancreatic cancer, it may be even more important. In this post, we’ll discuss current research that has linked poor oral hygiene with increased risk for pancreatic cancer. The result of this research makes keeping up with regular preventive dentistry appointments even more essential.
May 12, 2018
When you brush and floss your teeth, you know that it is important for combating bad breath, preventing tooth discoloration, and reducing your risk for cavities; however, there are far more serious reasons why you should maintain your oral hygiene. Your habits at home are your first line of defense against oral health issues that can negatively impact your smile and your body. Although brushing and flossing are vital, they are only half of the care you need. It is also recommended that you visit your dentist in Phillipsburg twice a year to stay ahead of potential complications that can impact your dental and general health.
April 27, 2018
Many patients don’t know that April is oral cancer awareness month. There’s no better way to celebrate than to visit a trusted dentist for screening. Most dentists offer oral cancer screenings during six month preventive dentistry exams. If you’re not sure that your dentist offers this service, you should ask about oral cancer screening next time you visit their office. By taking a few extra moments at your dental office, you can significantly reduce your risk for this common health concern.
September 11, 2017
Over the years, you expect for your appearance to change as wrinkles and fine lines develop while a few gray hairs begin to show the passing of time. However, your teeth can also show your age. Thankfully, you can help to turn back the clock to keep your smile looking younger with simple do-it-yourself tips that you can use right at home.
July 2, 2017
No dentist can force you into the dental chair every six months, but this recommendation is made with the best interest of patients in mind. Even the most thorough at-home hygiene routine isn’t enough to keep patients’ smiles healthy. At every age and stage of dental development, daily at home hygiene coupled with regular checkups from a general dentist helps patients maintain their healthiest smiles. If you want to keep your natural, beautiful smile for life, visit your phillipsburg dentist for a dental checkup twice a year.
June 10, 2017
If George Washington crossed the Delaware, then so should you—especially if you’re looking for outstanding dental care. DeMartino Dental Group in Phillipsburg, NJ is just a short drive away and offers all the dental services you and your family need to have smiles that are healthy and beautiful. Let your Easton dentist be Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino or Dr. Nelida Garcia-DeMartino, the husband and wife dental team.
January 5, 2016
If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently suffering from gum disease, you should know that its successful treatment is crucial to your greater health. Keep reading to learn why, and how our state-of-the-art dental practice uses laser periodontal therapy in Bethlehem to restore your gum health without any bleeding or sutures. That’s right — just like you’ve come to expect from the rest of our dental services, DeMartino Dental Group treats gum disease safely, comfortably and effectively!
October 2, 2015
It’s October, and this is one of our favorite months of the year. The air is crisp, and we’re seeing more and more pumpkins on our way to work every day. Yes, Halloween is almost here, and the kids won’t let us forget it. There’s no doubt it — it’s a fun time of year for them, but what about their teeth? Post-halloween, children are binging on sticky, sugary candy for days, and that creates a firestorm of bacteria inside their mouths. This year, don’t let your child’s favorite holiday ruin their smile — help their teeth stay healthy with a post-Halloween cleaning from your dentist in Phillipsburg.
August 6, 2015
Ah, the lazy days of summer. A game of catch, a day at the beach, ice cream dripping down smiling faces. Well, all good things must come to an end, but before this summer closes, be sure to schedule your children’s back-to-school dental checkups at the DeMartino Dental Group. At The Children’s Dental Health Center, which is led by Dr. Nelida Garcia-DeMartino, we offer the kind yet professional care you’ve come to expect from the family dentist Phillipsburg, NJ, residents know for their comprehensive dental care.