Mt. Holly Family Dentistry's Blog
March 25, 2015
Did you know that some 60 million Americans have gum, or periodontal, disease? Many don’t even know that they have the disease. Yet, the consequences of gum disease might not only affect your oral health, but your overall health, as well. Therefore, treating and managing this disease is imperative. The dentists at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry offer gum disease treatment in Mt. Holly, NJ, so you can enjoy the benefits of optimal oral and overall health.
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis. Both forms can be caused by insufficient dental hygiene; organic changes in the mouth that result from metabolic or hormonal fluctuations brought on by pregnancy, puberty or menopause; certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and kidney disease, as well as some medications; dry mouth; and teeth grinding or clenching, which may affect surrounding gum tissue.
The typical signs of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
- Bad breath
- Gums that are red and swollen
- Loose teeth or teeth that have shifted out of position
The trouble with gum disease, however, doesn’t end in the mouth. The same bacteria that cause gum disease can also lead to other serious health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and low birthweight or preterm babies.
Treating Gum Disease
At Mt. Holly Family Dentistry, we offer a few options for treating gum disease, depending on the severity of the case. Some may only require more frequent dental cleanings in the office and a better home regimen. More advanced gum disease may necessitate root scaling and planing, a procedure that involves removing hardened plaque from below the gum line and smoothing the root. If necessary, our dentists can also apply a topical antibiotic to treat infection.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re noticing any of the signs of gum disease, then call Mt. Holly Family Dentistry for gum disease treatment in Mt. Holly, NJ. We also serve patients from Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.
February 26, 2015
Invisalign is the clear path to straighter teeth. Traditional orthodontic treatment can be a long and drawn-out process with embarrassing metal brackets and daily inconveniences. Because of this, many adult patients feel that straighter teeth are always out of reach; so they continue to avoid the orthodontic treatment they need. For these patients, modern dentistry offers a comprehensive solution. With Invisalign clear orthodontics, you can have the straighter teeth you’ve always wanted, without all the hassles of old fashioned metal braces. To discover the Invisalign difference, schedule your personalized orthodontic consultation with us today. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry is the trusted orthodontic destination of Mt. Holly New Jersey, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Invisalign Create Straighter Teeth?
Invisalign straightens teeth using a custom-fabricated sequence of clear aligners. The clear aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and practically invisible plastic. By wearing the clear aligners for at least 20 hours per day, you will incrementally shift your teeth into proper position. The movements are based on a pre-determined treatment path, designed specifically for you, by Mt. Holly Family Dentistry. With Invisalign, there are no metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. The only thing required is that you exchange your aligners for a new set about every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You can undergo the entire orthodontic treatment process with minimal interference to your daily routine, and all without having to broadcast your treatment to the world.
Are straight teeth really that important? Yes. In fact, study after study has revealed that adults with straight teeth are actually perceived to be more successful, more socially confident, and more attractive. One recent study revealed that 45% of those surveyed thought that people with straight teeth were more likely to be chosen for a job, and were also more likely to be perceived as wealthy, intelligent, and healthy. What does your smile say about you? If you’re seeking a convenient path to a more confident smile, schedule an Invisalign orthodontic consultation appointment with us today. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry is the leading orthodontic destination of Mt. Holly New Jersey, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.
February 16, 2015
If you are one of the millions of self-conscious adults in need of Six Month Smiles. Some patients spend most of their time covering their mouths when they laugh, talk, eat, or smile. They are dissatisfied with their smiles, but their equally dissatisfied with traditional orthodontic solutions. Traditional bracket and wire braces can be embarrassing, invasive, expensive, and prolonged. Fortunately, Mt. Holly Family Dentistry now offers an effective, discrete, and convenient cosmetic braces solution with new Six Month Smiles. If you’re ready to finally get the orthodontic treatment you need, schedule a Mt. Holly, NJ Six Month Smiles consultation appointment today. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry proudly welcomes patients of all ages throughout Mt. Holly New Jersey, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a short term cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Six Month Smiles successfully utilizes the best aspects of traditional braces with modified treatment and materials, to give busy adult patients a common-sense cosmetic solution that fits any lifestyle.
How Does Six Month Smiles Work So Fast?
The Six Month Smiles solution works through a combination of tried and true and well documented orthodontic techniques. These techniques were successfully combined over twenty years ago and the technologies to fully implement them have finally become available. A key feature of the advanced Six Month Smiles technology is the use of hybrid nickel and titanium arch wires in a natural tooth color. These wires can precisely exert a light but continuous force to gently reposition teeth in the most efficient manner possible.
What Can Six Month Smiles Correct?
Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment can quickly correct:
- Gaps and spaces
Discover the many benefits of Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment for yourself; schedule a Mt. Holly, NJ orthodontic appointment today. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry delivers quality care daily throughout Mt. Holly New Jersey, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.
January 30, 2015
Do you know who to call in a dental emergency? Accidents happen, and knowing what to do and who to call when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit a dentist or emergency room as soon as possible. If you, or someone you love, need emergency dental care, contact our office at (609) 261-2928 immediately for treatment. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry proudly serves families daily throughout Mt. Holly, NJ, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the surrounding communities.
What Qualifies As a Dental Emergency?
Anytime you’re in pain or discomfort, it qualifies as a dental emergency. Common dental related emergencies include:
- A knocked-out permanent or adult tooth
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- Injury to your tongue or other soft tissue
- Severe toothache
- Objects stuck in between teeth
- Painful or bleeding mouth sores
- Broken or knocked out dental restorations (fillings or crowns)
- Broken dentures
We’re Open Later than Any Other Mt. Holly New Jersey Dentist
If you need immediate emergency dental care, don’t worry. We’re dedicated to fulfilling the emergency needs of the Mt. Holly community. That’s why we offer late hour appointments with availability Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m until 8 p.m and Friday from 8 a.m until 4 p.m.
Remember, any dental emergency, such as an injury to the teeth or gums, can be potentially serious and should never be taken lightly. Ignoring dental pain or trauma can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the potential for more invasive and expensive treatment in the future. Contact our office immediately at (609) 261-2928 for the fast and convenient emergency dental care you deserve. Mt. Holly Family Dentistry delivers quality care daily throughout Mt. Holly, NJ, Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the nearby areas.
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January 27, 2015
Looking for an Experienced Mt. Holly New Jersey Dentist? Schedule an Appointment with Your 08060 Dentist Today
Dental care is important. However, over 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though routine dental exams are the only way to prevent dental decay and infection. Whether you are 1 or 100, protecting your oral health is important. Semiannual dental visits will ensure that any potential dental health issues are spotted early, when treatment is simple and most affordable. Dental checkups and cleanings can also help prevent some oral health problems from developing in the first place. In addition, visiting a dentist regularly will ensure that your smile looks and feels as healthy as possible. You can schedule your 08060 dentist appointment with our Mt. Holly New Jersey office today.
Your 08060 Dentist is Highly Qualified
The dentists of Mt. Holly Family Dentistry are experienced, compassionate, and caring professionals, committed to providing high quality, patient centered care each and every day. Learn more about our highly qualified Mt. Holly New Jersey dental team here.
Your 08060 Dentist Offers Comprehensive Dental Care
- Preventive Care Checkups and Cleanings
- Dental Fillings and Crowns
- Cosmetic Dental Services
- Orthodontics with Six Month Smiles
- Strickland Facelift Dentures
- Headache Relief
- Periodontal Therapy
- Emergency Dental Treatment
Your 08060 Dentist Offers Financing Options
Financial questions shouldn’t stop you from getting the dental care you need to stay healthy. Your 08060 dentist will work with you to answer your dental insurance questions. In addition, we are always happy to help you file your insurance claims paperwork.
Even if you don’t have any pain or symptoms, you could still have oral health problems that only a qualified 08060 dentist can diagnose. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential part of your overall health. Schedule your Mt. Holly New Jersey dentist appointment with Mt. Holly Family Dentistry today. We proudly welcome families throughout 08060 and the surrounding Mt. Holly New Jersey communities including Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.