September 14, 2017
Did you know your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s also one of the main physical attributes people remember after meeting someone new? It’s true! In fact, a social media poll indicated that those who have beautiful smiles were perceived as smarter, healthier, wealthier, and younger. In fact, research indicates that people who have attractive smiles are thought to be about ten years young on average. That’s not too shabby. If you want to take a sip from the fountain of youth, a visit to your local cosmetic dentist may be just what you’re looking for.
February 15, 2017
Preventive dentistry supports your oral and systemic health. Along with semi-annual dental examinations, professional cleanings brighten smiles and remove the plaque and tartar that lead to cavities and gum disease. Your Lumberton dentist at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry really encourages you to follow this simple guideline for your best smile possible. (more…)
December 20, 2016
Your life centers on routines: work, school, your kids’ soccer schedules. That same discipline must apply to your health, too, with proper nutrition, exercise and taking care of your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends daily flossing and twice daily brushing. The team at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry urges patients to brush their teeth in the morning and at bedtime, too. That nightly discipline really benefits your smile. (more…)
December 7, 2016
The US Department of Health and Human Services says flossing is an important part of daily oral hygiene for patients of all ages. The professional staff at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry says flossing removes sticky, bacteria-filled plaque, protecting your mouth from cavities and gum disease. Flossing is easy, and it’s really effective. Paired with brushing and preventive dental care keeps smiles bright and overall health strong. (more…)
August 26, 2016
You drink hot coffee, or you brush your teeth and feel a stabbing pain. Most of us experience dental sensitivity every now and then. Usually, it’s no big deal. Other times, it indicates an oral health problem. Mt. Holly dentists, Drs. Greenberg, Ko-Kim, Cygler and Govitrikar, tell patients about tooth sensitivity, how to avoid it and when it needs professional treatment. (more…)
March 14, 2016
It’s no secret that preventing tooth decay requires twice-a-day brushing, daily flossing and a visit to the dentist every six months. So you know that’s what you should do to keep a healthy mouth, but are you really flossing each and every day? And getting in those two minutes, every single time? If not — or if you eat lots of sugar or are highly prone to cavities anyway — you may suffer from tooth decay. Learn how to spot the early warning signs and have your smile restored to its best health as soon as possible.
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…
Most people know that fluoride is a mineral that’s important for teeth, but they may not know why, or just how crucial it truly is. If that sounds like you, keep reading for more on the mineral fluoride and why it’s vital for good oral health from your family dentist in Mt. Holly NJ.