Mt. Holly Family Dentistry Blog

May 10, 2024

Getting a Root Canal? Here’s What You Should Know About Aftercare

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 8:26 pm
3D diagram of a root canal

There are many dental procedures that can make patients a little bit anxious, but perhaps none more so than root canals. For some reason, this treatment in particular tends to make people nervous. The truth is that the procedure is a painless way to deal with serious toothaches.

However, it isn’t just the root canal itself that can put patients on edge; they also tend to worry about what aftercare will entail. If you’re curious, here’s what you should expect in the days after getting a root canal.


March 13, 2024

I’m Putting Off Getting a Root Canal; How Bad Could It Be?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 9:57 pm
Lady thinks something over

Nobody is ever excited about getting a root canal, but your dentist won’t recommend this treatment without good reason. Root canals are used to end infections and save teeth from extraction, and putting off getting one can lead to severe consequences for your oral and overall health. Here’s a brief overview of why root canals can be necessary and how delaying treatment can hurt in the long run.


February 13, 2024

Root Canals Don’t Cause Cancer

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 11:16 pm
Dentist smiles

The claim that root canals cause cancer has persisted over the years despite a complete lack of scientific evidence. Root canals are common and safe restorative dental procedures that are not associated with the development of cancer in any part of the body, and researchers in 2013 actually found that people who have had root canals were less likely to develop cancers of the head or neck. Here’s a brief overview of where this claim came from and why root canals are perfectly safe.


December 14, 2023

Could I Reline My Dentures Myself?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 12:00 pm
A hand holding an upper denture

As great as they are, dentures don’t always work correctly. They can start to fit poorly over time and need some adjusting. When that happens, you might wonder: “Can I reline my dentures myself?” While tempting, though, this idea is a bad one. DIY relining would only put your smile at risk. If you’d like to learn why, your Mt. Holly dental practice can explain. Here’s a primer on why you shouldn’t reline dentures yourself and why only dentists should do so.


October 12, 2023

How to Care for Your Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 1:34 am
person caring for dentures

If you have multiple missing teeth or an entire dental arch to replace, dentures might be the ideal solution for you. With an average lifespan of five to 10 years, dentures are a widely chosen option for tooth replacement. However, ensuring their longevity requires proper care. Here are four useful tips on maintaining and cleaning your dentures to help extend their lifespan.


August 17, 2023

Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Rust?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 11:23 pm

Digital image of a dental implantIf you’ve lost a tooth or two, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of dental implants. A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jaw to act as a new root, which will support a customized restoration that’s attached using an abundant. The foundation of your new tooth will be titanium, but there’s no reason to worry about rusting, and here’s why.


June 6, 2023

How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Confidence

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 2:12 am
3D model of a dental implant

If you’ve lost a tooth, you’ve probably noticed that it can have a serious impact on how you look to others, and more importantly, how you feel about yourself. That’s what makes tooth replacement so rewarding for both dentists and patients.

Dental implants in particular are some of the most celebrated tooth replacement options, and if you want to feel your best after having lost a tooth, they can help you to do that. Here are a few ways that dental implants can help to restore your confidence.


March 14, 2023

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 9:33 pm
person spring cleaning their smile by flossing their teeth

Spring is here! People look forward to this season because it represents a time of renewal, growth, and rejuvenation after the cold, dark months of winter. As we move into the warmer months, people are eager to clean and upgrade their homes. This is also the perfect time to refresh your dental care routine. Continue reading to learn about five helpful tips for spring cleaning your smile and maintaining excellent oral hygiene.


December 13, 2022

Tips for Enjoying the Holidays Without Ruining Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mt. Holly Family Dentistry @ 12:38 pm
A table filled with holiday foods

It’s well into December, so chances are you’ve noticed the holiday season’s arrival. People are now decorating their homes, listening to festive music, and buying many gifts for their loved ones! Perhaps the most obvious change, though, is the holiday foods and treats on offer. These items not only taste sweet but might harm your teeth. As such, you’ll want to enjoy them without hurting your pearly whites. Thankfully, your Mt. Holly dentist can help you do just that. Here’s a summary of four holiday-eating tips that protect your smile.


October 21, 2022

How Your Dental Insurance Can Help You Avoid a Root Canal

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_greenberg @ 1:14 am
Holding up a clipboard with a dental insurance form

According to a 2019 study performed by the American Association of Endodontists, 59% of people are more afraid of getting root canal therapy than they are of public speaking. While root canals aren’t as frightening or painful as many people believe, it is better if you can avoid needing the treatment done at all. Luckily, taking advantage of dental insurance coverage to pay for preventive dentistry can help you do just that.

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