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…)
November 23, 2016
Parents, what you say and do regarding oral health habits impacts how your children’s teeth, gums and bone structure thrive. Learn from your family dentists in Mt. Holly how you can model and teach great oral hygiene that will last kids, and their smiles, a lifetime. (more…)
November 7, 2016
Do you see blood in the sink when you brush or floss your teeth? Don’t ignore this all too common oral health symptom. If you find your gums bleeding, contact Mt. Holly Family Dentistry for a check-up. Drs. Greenberg, Govitrikar and Cygler will determine the reasons and help your gums heal. (more…)
October 14, 2016
Some people think dental procedures are a lot like sidewalk repair. Bring in the jack hammer, pound out the damaged portion and fill it in with concrete. Well, in days past, they weren’t far wrong. However, modern dentistry offers easier, quicker and more effective restorative services and techniques, such as air abrasion. Drs. H. William Greenberg, Vrishali Govitrikar and Adam Cygler at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry offer air abrasion and other amazing services for superior and patient-friendly dental care.
October 3, 2016
Digital dental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool. Uncovering hidden decay, damage to existing restorations and other oral health issues, these modern radiographs release only minute amounts of radiation for better patient safety. Learn why the team at Mt. Holly Family dentistry uses digital X-rays for all their patients.
May 19, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate half adult Americans over 30 have periodontal or advanced gum disease. Typified by red, swollen, bleeding gums, periodontitis leads to bone recession and tooth loss and to systemic problems such as diabetes, heart attack, asthma, arthritis, dementia and more. (more…)
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.