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Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Triple Threat to Kids Dental Health

The Triple Threat to Children’s Dental Health

Kids Dental Health Wayne NJ

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity.

According to the report these high-acidity drinks form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth.

Ditch The Acidic Drinks For Back To School Dental Health

As parents, we certainly care about what our kids put in their mouths and of course we always try to instill healthy eating habits, but are we aware of how damaging sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and ever fruit juices can be to our kid’s teeth and gums?

It’s easy to toe the everything in moderation line when we’re talking about Halloween candy blowout or Christmas cookie overload, but we also need to educate our kids to the dangers of gulping down those sugary slurry sports drinks, sodas, or energy elixirs.

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that lifelong damage is caused by acidity to the teeth within the first 30 seconds of acid attack.

Researchers say drinks high in acidity combined with night-time tooth grinding and reflux can cause major, irreversible damage to young people’s teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Missing A Tooth? Here’s The Best Way To Replace It

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

A gap-toothed grin may look funny, but a missing tooth is no laughing matter, especially if it’s one (or more) of your front ones.

Thankfully 21st century dentistry affords options to both dentists & dental patients dealing with a missing tooth or two.

Replacing a missing tooth not only restores your smile to it’s healthiest state, it’s also a boost to your self-confidence.

To address missing teeth, each treatment option recommended to you is specifically designed according to your unique dental health needs and preferences.

For some patients, the best treatment is a traditional dental bridge. Bridges are custom-made and anchored in place by adjacent healthy teeth.

For other patients, the best treatment may be a dental implant and crown, which replaces both the root of the tooth and the top – most visible portion of the tooth.

Notice we didn’t say dentures, this is because dentures are not considered a very healthy option to replace one or more missing teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Is Malocclusion Bad?

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Malocclusion Means Your Bite Is Out of Balance

Malocclusion simply means misaligned teeth. Clinically, it means the abnormal alignment of the upper and lower teeth.

The word malocclusion literally means “bad bite” – according to the medical dictionary, it’s a problem with the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when biting or chewing.

Whether that’s crooked teeth, an overbite or underbite, only your dentist – and perhaps orthodontist – can diagnose & treat malocclusion.

Malocclusion can occur from facial trauma, crowding, bad-habits (like thumb-sucking), or when your teeth are larger than your jaw.

When it does happen, correcting malocclusion is important for not only your dental health, but your overall health too.

Let’s take a look at the most common forms of malocclusion… Read the rest of this entry »

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost In Wayne NJ?

Invisalign Cost In Wayne NJ

The True Cost of Invisalign

There are some things in like that are worth paying a premium for, straighter, healthier teeth is one of them.

According to, the cost of Invisalign® treatment is similar to traditional metal braces.

So if you’ve been considering straightening out your smile, which would you choose – Invisalign or metal braces?

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, virtually invisible, and have often been called the most discreet way to straighten your teeth.

If you’re considering Invisalign, we invite you to talk with Dr. Maldonado about the value of a professional fit and in-office visits to track your progress.

Across the nation Invisalign treatment usually runs between Read the rest of this entry »

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Do You Have Acid Reflux – Or GERD?

Wayne NJ dentist shares how acid reflux or GERD affects oral health

It seems like a good time of year to talk about how what we eat has an impact on not only our overall health, but our oral health as well.

With the Holiday season ending and a new year of resolutions upon us, we thought it timely to talk some more about how oral health & overall health are connected.

Sometimes a little over-indulgence of those tasty Holiday foods can lead to heartburn.

If you find yourself – or someone you love – constantly reaching for the antacid tablets after chowing down, it could be an acid-reflux issue, or GERD.

Do you know what GERD is? Did you know that your dentist can help diagnose GERD?

What Is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach).

This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms your Wayne NJ dentist can help diagnose and treat…

How can our dentists help recognize the warning signs and offer treatment associated with acid reflux disease or GERD? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Maldonado Was Named A Top Dentist In Wayne NJ

Frank V. Maldonado DDS names Top Wayne NJ dentist

Let’s hear 3 cheers for your trusted Wayne NJ dentist, Dr. Frank V. Maldonado!

Mostly we don’t like to toot our own horn around Wayne Dental Arts, but we wanted to show off a little bit…even if Dr. Maldonado doesn’t know we’re writing this.

In our Wayne NJ dentist office, the entire team here at Wayne Dental Arts strives to deliver you the best possible experience you could possibly have at the dentist.

We already know what a great dentist Dr. Maldonado is, we’re working with him every single day.

We see how he treats patients like family, and how his care, expertise & knowledge set Dr. Maldonado apart from most dentists.

Dr. Maldonado is very proud to have been named A Top Dentist In Wayne NJ this year. It’s quite the accomplishment, since winners are chosen by their peers.

Dr. Frank V. Maldonado was named a Top Dentist In Wayne NJ!

Read Reviews of Dr. Frank V. Maldonado

Dr. Maldonado has been practicing at our 95 Lake Packanack Rd. location in Wayne NJ for over 25 years.

Dr. Maldonado has a passion for dentistry, he helps younger dentists through teaching, mentoring & leading local study groups.

We continuously strive to enhance the level of patient care we provide here at Wayne Dental Arts. From going chartless with electronic health records, to an unwavering commitment to exceed state & national continuing education requirements, Dr. Maldonado takes great pride in being named a Top Dentist in Wayne NJ.

With Dr. Maldonado leading the charge against the cavity creeps, residents of Wayne, Passaic County, and all of Norther New Jersey can smile knowing Wayne Dental Arts is at the forefront of dentistry.

Our philosophy is to individualize care with exemplary patient service, provide accurate diagnosis, and to help our patients attain the level of dental & overall health that they desire and deserve.

But don’t just take our word for it…

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Invisalign: The #1 Discreet Way To Straighten Your Teeth

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Discreet Teeth Straightening With Invisalign

Are you confident about your smile?

Perhaps you’re shy about flashing a broad grin or embarrassed about showing your less than straight teeth in public.

If you’re an adult who missed out on orthodontic treatment as a teenager, it’s not too late.

Straightening teeth is about much more than mere aesthetics – straight teeth are healthy teeth!

Poorly aligned teeth can affect their longevity as well as your overall oral health, being harder to keep clean and more likely to develop cavities, fractures and uneven wear.

Luckily, orthodontic technology and dental treatment options have come on in leaps and bounds over the last 15 years or so.

It is now possible to correct misaligned teeth, close gaps and much more in a way that doesn’t involve unattractive looking and uncomfortable ‘train track’ type traditional braces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Should Your Next Dental Appointment Include A Diabetes Screening?

Wayne NJ NJ dentist shares how dentists can screen for diabetes

Dentists Can Screen for Diabetes?

In case you missed the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, check out this post on how dentists can help diagnose diabetes.

According to a recent study out of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, our dentists can now accurately test for diabetes and prediabetes. (Journal of Dental Research, July 2011, Vol. 90 No.7, pp. 855-860). Read the rest of this entry »

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How Are Diabetes & Dental Health Connected?

Are Diabetes & Dental Health Connected?

“Both gum disease and diabetes are chronic diseases, and they both make each other worse.”

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects our body’s ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of our bodies.

In addition, diabetes can lower our resistance to infection and slow the healing process.

According to the American Diabetes Association, here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes: Read the rest of this entry »

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Dentists Can Help Diagnose Diabetes

Wayne NJ dentist shares how dentists can help diagnose diabetes

Dentists Can Diagnose Diabetes?

Dentists diagnose & treat a myriad of oral health maladies, but bet you didn’t think your dentist could diagnose diabetes – or at least help to do so.

As if we need another reason to keep up our normal thrice yearly dental visits, here comes recent news out of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York.

Problem: As with periodontal disease or gum disease, many people walk around without even knowing they are affected by diabetes.

About 7.2 million according to the National Diabetes Statistic Report go undiagnosed for diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »

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