D&G Dental Office Blog

Picking Between Dental Bridges and Partial Dentures

January 5, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 6:24 am
Picture of a dental bridge

Your teeth are vitally important to your overall health, and this is evident in the fact missing even a few of them can cause serious problems. If you’ve lost a couple of your teeth, you’ll find that basic daily tasks like eating and talking become substantially harder.

For that reason, it’s a good idea to replace any teeth that you’ve lost; the only question is how best to do that. If you need to replace a few (but not all) of your teeth, both dental bridges and partial dentures are a good option. Here’s how you can make an informed decision between the two.


No Bridge Too Far: What to do When Your Dental Bridge Falls Out

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 9:52 pm
A woman holding her cheek because her dental bridge fell out

A dental bridge is a great way to restore a gap in your smile. However, accidents happen, and you might find yourself dealing with a loose or fallen dental bridge. If you want to restore your smile, you must act quickly.

If you want to learn the steps to take if your dental bridge comes loose, continue reading. You’ll learn what immediate actions you can take to help ensure your bridge is reattached successfully.


How Best to Maximize Dental Insurance Benefits

October 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 8:26 am
A nurse helping a patient with dental insurance benefits

Like many, you may rely on dental insurance for oral care. That’s only natural – a good plan will reduce your treatment costs! Perhaps, though, you’re not maximizing your policy’s great benefits. If so, you aren’t getting as much from it as possible. Luckily, your local West Orange dentist is happy to resolve this issue. It’s just a matter of using the right tips and tricks. That being said, here are three helpful ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits.


Knowing Your Plan: In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage

October 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 3:42 pm
a tooth covered by a large umbrella

When it comes to undergoing dental treatment without breaking the bank, having an insurance plan can be a real game-changer. That said, since it’s different from medical insurance, it might be challenging to make sense of your policy. For instance, you may have benefits depending on whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network provider. Read on to learn the differences between these two options so you can make the most of your dental coverage before the end of the year!


What Does It Mean If You Have Jaw Pain on One Side?

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 1:33 pm
Close-up of a woman with pain on one side of her jaw

What does it mean if you have jaw pain on only one side of your face? This rather odd form of discomfort can have multiple causes; many of them aren’t too serious, but it’s important to be aware of the possibilities so that you can seek the right sort of care. Below are 4 possible explanations from your dentist for why your jaw might hurt on one side.


Am I Too Late For Dental Implants?

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 8:37 pm
In the background a dentist holding her jaw and smiling while holding out a model of dental implants in the foreground

Perhaps you have only recently experienced tooth loss and are wondering if you should wait to get dental implants. Or maybe it’s been a while since it happened and you’ve simply learned to deal with the changes to the best of your ability. You figure if things get bad enough down the road you can always just see your dentist about an implant, right? Unfortunately, there are certain changes that happen when teeth go missing that only grow worse with time. If you have missing teeth and are worried you’ve waited too long to replace them, keep reading to learn about what you can do.


What You Should Know About Dental Implants and Tooth Decay

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 9:36 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are able to provide something incredible to people who are missing teeth. They can give back a lot of the bite force that you may have lost, providing strength and security while eating.

However, if you previously lost teeth due to decay, you may wonder if the same fate could befall your dental implant. As it turns out, there’s an interesting connection between dental implants and tooth decay. Here’s what you should know about it.


4 Helpful Tips for Getting Rid of Coffee Breath

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 5:12 pm
Woman in brown sweater smiling while drinking coffee

In 2020, the National Coffee Association shared that 70% of Americans drink coffee every week and 62% have a cup every day. Perhaps even more surprising, they also reported that the average American drinks more than three cups per day! So, if you indulge in this energizing beverage, you’re certainly not alone. You may also know that “coffee breath” can be quite unpleasant and result in you feeling self-conscious as you go throughout the rest of your day. Fortunately, you can read on to learn four helpful tips for getting rid of coffee breath.


Mercury-Safe Dentistry is a Must; Here’s Why

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 9:18 pm
Liquid mercury

Mercury has been largely phased out of commercial products, and for good reason. If you’ve ever heard the term “mad as a hatter,” you might know that it refers to how hatters in Victorian England would often go insane due to being exposed to mercury while practicing their craft. Exposure to this odd liquid metal can cause neurological damage in addition to a multitude of other health problems. While previous decades saw the use of mercury in certain dental restorations such as fillings, mercury-safe dentistry is the new standard of safety. Here’s what you should know about mercury in dentistry and why only a qualified dentist should be the one to remove any dental restorations containing it.


What to Eat Following Wisdom Tooth Extractions

May 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_dawoud @ 3:30 am
person drinking a smoothie after wisdom tooth extractions

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine dental procedure that can significantly improve long-term oral health. To ensure a smooth recovery, it is essential to adhere to your doctor’s aftercare instructions. One common challenge during the healing process is maintaining a proper diet without hindering the healing of the extraction site. Here are some helpful tips to manage your diet and promote healing after wisdom tooth extraction.

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