Mt. Holly Family Dentistry's Blog
January 27, 2016
Past the age of 16 or so, there’s just nothing cute about braces. And as a busy adult, you probably don’t have time for conventional orthodontics, anyway — they can last up to two years, with an extra visit to the orthodontist every time they need to be adjusted. Fortunately, Mt Holly Family Dentistry has an excellent alternative available for adults just like you! Keep reading to learn the top five reasons you should choose Invisalign in Mt Holly this year.
January 15, 2016
When a cup of hot soup or a refreshing summer popsicle leave you wincing in pain, we probably don’t have to tell you you’ve got a problem with sensitive teeth. Your dentist in Mt Holly wants your teeth to be as healthy as possible, so read on for the list of what may be causing your sensitivity, and how you can prevent it from worsening!
If you think dental implants and dentures are two completely separate things, we’ve got news for you: they’re not. The two can actually function together to give you the strong, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of! Together, they’re known as implant-supported dentures and, well, we bet you can see where this is going. Stick with us for just a little longer, and then contact Mt Holly Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment for tooth replacement in 2016!
December 30, 2015
Sleep apnea. It’s a condition that affects nearly 22 million Americans, many of whom don’t even realize they have it. Unfortunately, the side effects of sleep apnea are very serious, and when left untreated, the condition puts the health of sufferers at great risk. If you or a loved one are dealing with the exhausting repercussions of poor sleep but don’t know why, continue reading to learn about sleep apnea and put yourself on the road to recovery at Mt Holly Family Dentistry in 2016.
December 22, 2015
Missing teeth don’t do a smile any favors. In fact, our Mt Holly patients often report suffering from anxiety, stress and embarrassment as a result of their lost teeth. That’s why our team is so passionate about tooth replacement — we know that for someone who’s been dealing with the damaging effects of a gapped smile, the results can be truly life-changing. If you’re missing one or more teeth in Mt Holly, it’s time for you to learn about your options in tooth replacement.
December 9, 2015
What changes did you resolve to make this New Year? To eat better, or read more? Studies show the number one resolution is to lose weight, but we’ve got a better idea for 2016. Let someone else take care of the transformation by visiting a cosmetic dentist in Mt Holly! Whether it’s a quick procedure or something a little more transformative, smile improvements can make a big difference in your entire life. But how do you choose a good cosmetic dentist? We’ve got some tips to help you make the right decision for big time changes in 2016.
November 27, 2015
It’s hard to keep your options in dentistry straight sometimes. But if you’ve got one or more unattractive or damaged teeth, it’s time you learned what’s what in tooth restoration. One common question our patients have is about the difference between dental crowns and veneers in Mt Holly NJ — so we decided to put the answer in one convenient spot, here on our blog. Keep reading to find out more from the Mt Holly team today!
November 17, 2015
According to some recent research, mild to severe periodontal (gum) disease may affect up to 80% of US adults over 30. More conservative estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention place the number between 50 and 60%, but don’t include patients with gingivitis, the mildest from of periodontal disease. The research may not agree on the number of people who suffer from periodontal disease, but dental researchers agree that gum disease is a serious problem in the US. Gum disease occurs when plaque or tartar build up around the gum line causing tissue irritation. Sources also vary on why the number of US adults with gum disease is so high, but some of the leading causes of gum disease include poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, diabetes, genetic predisposition, and high risk behaviors (smoking, high sugar diet, and excessive drinking). Whatever the cause, it’s essential that patients know the signs of gum disease, and seek treatment as soon as possible. The best way to avoid developing advanced periodontal disease is to make six month dental checkups and teeth cleanings part of your oral hygiene routine.
November 7, 2015
You’ve probably heard the phrase you are what you eat. This adage is commonly repeated by physicians, diet books, and mothers to their children, but it was originally used in 1923 by Victor Lindlahr. He was a nutritionist, and one of the first people who believed in a direct link between the foods we consume and our health. While his research was a bit spotty, a 1993 study revealed that diet was the 2nd leading cause of death in the US linked to 300,000 deaths compared to the 400,000 deaths that were tobacco related. Suffice it to say, Lindlahr, your doctor, diet books, and mother may have been right when they said you are what you eat. It will likely come as no surprise that dentists agree. Nutrition significantly impacts oral health. Maybe even more than it does whole body health since the foods and beverages we consume react directly with bacteria in the mouth, and high sugar or carbohydrate diets create an acidic biofilm that causes tooth decay. When it comes to protecting oral and overall health, maintaining a well-balanced diet in addition to thorough at-home hygiene and regular dental checkups is essential.
October 27, 2015
Your doctors at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry have been practicing dentistry for a long time. They’ve seen it all, and have been asked just about every question related to teeth (and then some). The most common question? You probably know what it is already. Your dentist in Mt. Holly NJ is in with the answer. And the question is…