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.
August 23, 2017
If you’re missing one tooth or a full row of teeth, restoring your smile is essential to ensure your confidence and give you the ability to speak clearly and chew a variety of foods. More dentists than ever are recommending dental implant supported tooth replacement as the gold standard in dental care, but many patients still don’t know much about the dental implant tooth replacement process. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.
August 3, 2017
Patients with missing teeth often forego the tooth replacement process out of fear that they will receive an unnatural looking replacement, dentures that slip and slide, or experience additional pain or discomfort. Dental implants offer many patients a safe, effective tooth replacement option that leaves them with flawless, natural looking smiles. In the past two decades, innovations in the dental implant supported tooth replacement process have made it possible for more patients than ever before to be considered good candidates for this restorative treatment. Still, there is no such thing as a one size fits all solution when it comes to dental care. Before you begin the dental implant supported tooth replacement process, we encourage you to consider some of the reasons patients may choose a different tooth replacement solution.
July 12, 2017
In recent years, more patients than ever before have visited their dentists seeking orthodontic treatment as adults. While many of these patients want to straighten their teeth, they don’t necessarily want to spend months or even years sharing a smile marred by metal brackets and wires. Instead, your general dentist or orthodontist can provide a comfortable, clear alternative – Invisalign. This clear alignment tray orthodontic system allows patients to achieve their perfectly aligned smiles without having to worry about the impact on their personal or professional images.
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.
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.