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.
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…
September 15, 2015
In the last few years, the United States has seen a significant fall in the number of people who smoke tobacco. In fact, the number recently fell below 17 percent for the first time ever. That’s excellent news for public health, as we all know the detrimental effects that smoking has our bodies.
Over the years, we at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry have seen the terrible side effects smoking has on the mouth. It’s harmful for the gums, the tongue, it accelerates decay and makes your breath smell terrible — and those are only a few of the ways smoking affects oral health. While there definitely are some long-lasting effects, the good news is that the mouth is able to recover from the damage done by smoking. To help our patients understand this, sometimes we use a real-life example — one that we’ve witnessed firsthand many times.
One Mt. Holly Patient’s Smoking Story
One of our patients was in otherwise excellent health: a father of two, he exercised regularly and made a point to eat as well as he could. The only mar on his health record was that he was a moderate smoker. Unfortunately, this habit almost negated everything else he was doing right in terms of his health — especially in his mouth.
Short- and Long-Term Effects of Smoking
The fact is it doesn’t quite matter how well you brush and floss if you’re smoking regularly. This patient’s gums were red, inflamed and he told us that they were likely to bleed after flossing. These are all signs of gum disease, a common side effect of smoking — smokers are actually six times more likely to develop the condition than nonsmokers. Other side effects are dry mouth, excessive tartar buildup and bad breath.
This patient knew he was on his way to serious problems if he didn’t kick the habit soon. We told him all about the long-term effects of smoking — increased risk of bone loss in the jaw, leukoplakia (white spots in the mouth) and oral cancer — and that quitting now was the only way to greatly reduce his chances of contracting a serious disease.
Quitting Smoking for Oral Health
It’s a speech we’ve given to many of our patients: the importance of quitting smoking, today. Unfortunately, smoking is a powerful habit that many have extreme difficulty breaking. When this patient left our office, we were unsure if he’d be able to kick the habit.
When he came back for his next visit in six months, however, he was thrilled to tell us something. Little by little, he’d managed to quit smoking! When his Mt. Holly dentist examined his mouth, he was happy to report gums that were less swollen, and less tartar and plaque buildup than in previous visits. This patient is now on his way to a mouth that’s healthier than ever — and we’re so happy to have been a small part of his health success story.
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If you’re among the less than 17 percent of adults who still smoke — or if you have a loved one who is — please don’t fall behind on your dental checkups. Smoking increases your risk for a host of oral problems, so come see us today. Maybe we can help you kick that habit, too.
September 8, 2015
Could you use a confidence boost? This fall, don’t waste your time with crash diets or drugstore hair dye. If crooked teeth are getting in the way of a confident, beautiful smile, you need a little professional help — and your friends at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry have an excellent solution for straight teeth using the Invisalign system.
It may surprise you to know that more adults are choosing braces than ever before. When I say “braces,” though, it’s probably not what you’re thinking — not the kind that gave you nightmares in high school. Today’s adult braces are clear, removable trays that straighten teeth faster than traditional metal braces. We’ve been giving adults the straight smiles they dream about for years using Invisalign — read on to learn more about the process, and if it’s right for you.
September 3, 2015
Good oral health is something we take for granted. When I’m crunching on an apple (or biting into the occasional big juicy burger), I’m not giving my teeth a second thought — and I’m even in the healthy tooth business. No, it’s not until we have a problem with our mouths that we really realize how lucky we are to have strong, healthy, beautiful teeth.
We want to remind you at every opportunity how important it is to care for your teeth while they’re healthy, instead of waiting until there’s a problem to get serious about brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist. By that point, it may be too late. At your Mt. Holly dental office, we’ll never get tired of seeing your healthy, beautiful smile — so keep the following tips in mind and enjoy good oral health for a lifetime.
August 19, 2015
When you brush your teeth (twice a day, we hope), are you also flossing? If the answer is yes, good job! Keep doing what you’re doing. If you aren’t flossing, you’re not doing your mouth any favors. Flossing is one of the most important steps in keeping a healthy mouth. It should always be a part of your daily dental hygiene regimen no matter what. When you wake up in the morning, does your mouth feel a little bit clean or did you bypass brushing and flossing the night before? If you did, does your mouth feel a lot nastier than normal? That’s because all those tasty bits of food you enjoyed last night are now caught in between, on and around your teeth. Brushing helps remove most of it, but floss reaches those tiny spaces where said food particles and other bacteria love to hang out. The Mt. Holly Family Dentistry team is headed by the dentist Mr. Holly, NJ calls their own: Dr. William Greenberg.
Flossing can keep your teeth a lot cleaner than you think. Those tiny spaces can keep food particles trapped, and that’s what causes some side effects including bad breath. It’s time to stop punishing your oral health and give it the care it deserves.
Ready, set, floss!
August 12, 2015
There are a lot of denture wearers in this country. Our elderly population contains the most denture patients, but there are other patients who aren’t elderly who have to wear them. Dentures offer great support and dental aesthetics for people who have lost their teeth. However, denture wearers have been known to suffer the effects of facial imbalance, lost volume in the face, and other appearance problems. We don’t want you to suffer any longer. At our office in Mt. Holly, NJ, Dr. Williams Greenberg is proud to offer this fantastic service for all of our denture wearers. This blog isn’t meant to downplay the importance of dentures, because they are very important for patients with missing teeth. However, this will focus more on the effects dentures can have on a patient’s face, and that is what we want to fix. Just because you have to wear dentures doesn’t mean you have to suffer from the effects it can have on your face. Dr. Greenberg is the dentist Burlington County can trust.
August 10, 2015
A straight smile isn’t something that’s reserved for celebrities and rich people. There are a lot of patients just like you who want a straight smile. A straight smile is not only beautiful, it also is easy on the eyes and can give anyone who has one a lot of confidence. Confidence is a good thing to have whether you’re out and about or in the office. People listen to a confident person, and confident people know how to get things done. Having a straight smile can help you have all the confidence in the world. Long gone are the days of metal braces being the only way to get a straight smile. Now, there are many alternatives to traditional orthodontics, including a state-of-the-art system called Six Month Smiles. Our office in Mt. Holly, NJ wants you to take advantage of this fantastic system that can deliver excellent results in only six months. Dr. Greenberg is the cosmetic dentist Mt. Holly, NJ residents can trust to get their smiles looking fantastically straight.
July 14, 2015
Doctors H. William Greenburg, Julie J. Ko-Kim, Adam Cygler and Vrishali Govitrikar combine varied backgrounds to achieve compassionate patient care for the entire family. They invite you to look into their website, read and listen to online testimonials and to come to the 08060 dentist’s office to discuss your concerns and goals.
Your best Mt. Holly, NJ family dentist is highly-skilled
Your family deserves precise dental care. From basic exams, x-rays and cleanings to restorations such as crowns and dental implants to cosmetic improvements such as teeth whitening and veneers, your best Mt. Holly, NJ family dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and even address whole health issues such as sleep apnea, snoring, headaches and orthodontics.
Diagnostic tools, materials and most of all, skill and credentials, should be up-to-date. Look for membership in professional associations such as the American Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dentists should participate in advanced training such as at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Your best 08060 family dentist stresses availability and comfort
Be sure your new 08060 dentist has plenty of treatment hours, including evenings, to accommodate busy family schedules. Ask about fees, payment schedules and accepted Mt. Holly, NJ dental insurance plans. When a dental emergency arises, who is available to respond quickly and personally to your need?
Additionally, tour theoffices. Are the treatment rooms comfortable and inviting with patient amenities such as TVs? Is the staff open to questions, and do they emphasize patient teaching? Your best Mt. Holly Family dentist must offer sedation dentistry to relax and control discomfort.
Your best Mt. Holly, NJ family dentist delivers a wide range of services
Just as each patient, whether child, teen adult or senior adult, has varying oral and systemic needs, the family dentist you select must be prepared to fully address those issues.
Preventive services should include:
- exams, digital x-rays and other imaging, and hygienic cleanings
- periodontal treatment for gingivitis and advanced gum disease
- oral cancer screenings
- modern tools such as DIAGNOdent lasers and intraoral cameras to diagnose and treat decay
- bite checks
- mouthguards for bruxism, sports and snoring
Restorative services should include:
- natural-looking full and partial dentures
- porcelain crowns
- fixed bridgework
- dental implant restorations
- tooth-colored fillings
Cosmetic services should include:
- orthodontic options such as Invisalign clear aligners or Six-month Smiles
- in-office and at-home teeth whitening
- composite resin bonding
- complete smile makeovers
- cosmetic work previews such as Smile Vision
Contact Mt. Holly Dentistry to explore their popular dental practice
Don’t hesitate to contact Doctors Greenburg, Ko-Kim, Cygler and Govitrikar for a personal appointment to discuss their services and practice philosophy. They will be answer your questions and to get you and your loved ones on track for excellent dental health.