The Long Term Benefits of Regular Dental Cleaning

The Long Term Benefits of Regular Dental Cleaning

If you’re keeping up with regular brushing and flossing at home, you may wonder, “Why should I go to the dentist for cleanings? Does it really matter?” The answer is yes, absolutely. Here’s what you need to know about the long-term benefits of regular dental cleanings. Why Are Regular Dental Cleanings Important?  A key reason to have regular dental cleanings …

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Anxiety about dental appointments can be a very real and troubling problem for some people. Thanks to sedation dentistry, many patients are now finding a way to get the care they need without the fear and worry. How does sedation dentistry work, and is it right for you? Here’s how this treatment may make your next visit to the dentist …

How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost in Monmouth County, NJ?

How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost in Monmouth County, NJ?

Are you considering sedation dentistry to help ease your fears about the dentist? One question many people ask is how much sedation dentistry costs. We have the answers to help you better understand this treatment and the price you might expect to pay. What Is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry uses different techniques and medications to help people feel more relaxed …

How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?

How Often Should I Have My Teeth Cleaned?

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning? If you’re not sure, you may be due for a visit to the dentist. Regular cleanings are a necessary part of maintaining your dental and oral health. Brushing and flossing your teeth at home is also important, but it is still necessary to have professional cleanings.  How often should you …

How Do You Tell If You Need A Root Canal?

Pain in the tooth is often the first sign that tooth decay, or infection has penetrated the exterior of the tooth and is now in the pulp (interior) of the tooth. But you’ll need a dentist to confirm the source of the pain. Keep in mind that pain, although the most common, and often noticeable symptom of severe decay or …

How Long Does Scaling & Root Planing Take?

If you’ve been told you need scaling and root planing therapy by your dentist, you may be wondering just how long this treatment takes, and why it was recommended to you.  Gum disease affecting your oral health is not an uncommon condition, but it is one that can cause serious conditions. An infection that begins in the soft tissue around …

How Do You Diagnose TMJ?

TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint. This joint has the important job of connecting your jawbone to your skull. Think of it as a hinge that slides your mouth open and shut much like the hinges on a door or gate allow for opening and closing. The difference is that TMJ allows your jaw to move forward and back as …

Costs of Dental Bridge vs Implant

When you are missing a tooth, you have three options: a dental implant, a dental bridge, or doing nothing. We don’t recommend the third option—not replacing a tooth can change the shape of your face, affect your speech patterns, weaken your bite, and cause your remaining teeth to shift in place. That leaves us with dental bridges vs. implants. Which …

How Long Can You Put Off A Root Canal?

If you’ve been told by your dentist that you need a root canal, you should schedule the treatment as soon as possible. Root canals preserve teeth that otherwise may require extraction. Unfortunately, if you continue to delay your root canal therapy, you’re likely to experience worsening pain or a more severe infection that spreads throughout your mouth. Read on to …

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How Much is One Dental Implant?

There are many types of dental implant restorations, but one of the most common is the single tooth dental implant. An implant fixture is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth’s root, then a crown is used to replace the visible portion of the missing tooth, and an abutment piece connects the two. While dental bridges were once …