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Why Do Dental Emergencies Go Up After St. Patrick’s Day?

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Dental Emergency Stats on St. Patrick's Day

The Day After St. Patrick’s Day Sees 64% More Dental Emergencies

Across the country on the day after St. Patrick’s Day, dentists see a 64% increase in emergency dental visits.

That’s a pretty big jump considering most of us aren’t bar brawling hooligans out to paint the town green…or are we?

Why Does the Day After St. Patrick’s Day Sees So Many Emergency Dental Visits?

As if we really need to ponder that one.

The most obvious cause for St. Paddy’s day resulting in more emergency dental visits than any other day would most likely be one (or several) too many Jameson Juleps or green beers – accompanied of course with generally being out in public, and probably not erring on the side of discretion… Read the rest of this entry »

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Gum Disease: The Infection Connection Between Oral & Overall Health

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares the Gum Disease Infection Connection

Wayne NJ Dental Health: Gum Disease & the Infection Connection

Gum disease is more common than you may think, it has been reported that 3 out of every 4 Americans have signs of mild periodontal disease or gingivitis.

There is a lot of recent research in the area of gum disease, with particular concentration on the connection between oral inflammation, infection, and other major overall health problems.

Emerging studies link periodontal disease to other overall health problems including heart and respiratory diseases, preterm low birth weight babies, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes. (Source: American Academy of Periodontology)

Researchers have even claimed connections between gum disease and breast cancer, psoriasis, and even HPV. Read the rest of this entry »

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Which Is Best: Dental Veneers or Bonding?

Wayne NJ Dental Veneers and Cosmetic Dental Bonding

If you have long struggled with insecurity, because of imperfections in your smile, you may have already spent some time researching the various ways a cosmetic dentist in Wayne NJ can help increase your confidence, by transforming those imperfections into your dream smile.

But for many patients, the similarities between cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can make it difficult to settle on a single form of treatment.

After all, both can help hide a number of imperfections, helping make them some of the most comprehensive ways to enhance a smile’s natural beauty.

So which is right for you? Let’s see! Read the rest of this entry »

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Do You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?

Is This Poodle Ready for the Toothbrush?

Even though the annual celebration that is Pet Dental Health Month is in February, after watching the video we’re not too sure if this canine in question is ready and amped for the tooth brushing that awaits or just a little ticked off about the whirring sound emanating from that fang-cleaning foreign device.

According to the original article you can find here,

Virgil the poodle does a huge grin every time his owner turns on an electric toothbrush.
Watch as he bares all his teeth at the prospect of having them brushed.

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Prevention Is Key to Children’s Dental Health

Children’s Tooth Decay Is Preventable

Wayne NJ dentist offers dental sealants to prevent tooth decay in children and adults

Actually adults can certainly benefit from an ounce of prevention when it comes to our own dental health too.

But since we’re starting off National Children’s Dental Health Month here in February at the time of writing this post, let’s focus on some preventative dentistry tips for children.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, tooth decay is America’s #1 chronic childhood disease, one that is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Steps to Quit Smoking

In case you haven’t heard, smoking is bad for you…and you should quit!

Like, today.

Aside from the myriad of oral & overall health maladies all smokers will eventually deal with, we now live in a time when there are so many helpful resources available to those who currently smoke and want to quit.

In honor of the Great American Smokeout that took place on November 19th, we’ve decided to outline 6 steps to quitting smoking as displayed on this slideshow by the American Dental Association.

Get a jump on yours, or someone you love’s New Years Resolution – share this info to finally kick those butts to the curb once and for all.

6 Steps to Quit Smoking

Nobody said quitting smoking was going to be easy, but there are few things in life worth doing that are easy.

Well, maybe that’s not true.

Sure, eating fast food isn’t good for us either but some of us think it tastes good and can certainly go for a Big Mac® every now and again.

Getting a Big Mac® is pretty easy…but quitting smoking isn’t, no matter who you are.

There’s a reason it’s called an addiction, so let’s examine those six steps laid out by the ADA without any further delay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Smile Makeovers: What Is It & Why Get One

Wayne NJ Smile Makeovers

Your Smile Is The Only One That You Have

It’s been said that smiles are contagious, but nobody can steal yours. Our individual smiles are as unique as snowflakes.

Generally speaking, human beings value individuality, so it’s no mystery that you wouldn’t want anything less when it comes to showing off your smile.

Enter the custom smile makeover.

What Is A Custom Smile Makeover

Is it the noticeable imperfections in your teeth, the color, or gaps in your teeth that are motivating you to seek out a smile makeover solution? Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Gifts That Will Have You Smiling All Year Long

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares 3 Gifts to Keep You Smiling All Year Long

It doesn’t matter if your Holiday celebrations include an Elf on a Shelf, a Mensch on a Bench, or a Festivus Pole, these three gifts are guaranteed to keep on giving for the entire year.

OK maybe a couple of months for the toothbrush, and perhaps a few weeks for the floss and toothpaste but you get the point!

Giving the gift of optimal oral health doesn’t have to be a privilege solely reserved for the local hotshot tooth jockeys entrusted with the care of our teeth and gums.

No, we can all pass along the healthy teeth tidings to all of those we’re lucky enough to share the Holidays with.

If you’re in need of any last-minute stocking stuffers, be sure to add these tools to your list and help make someone’s smile whiter & brighter the whole year through…

  1. A Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental Floss

Sure, they may think you’re trying to send a message – and you are…after all, the airing of grievances is a Festivus tradition!

SMILE ~ Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Fabulous Festivus!

 

 

Happy Festivus

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Happy Holidays from Your Wayne NJ Dentist!

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We proudly provide all phases of General & Cosmetic Dentistry services for Wayne and the surrounding North Jersey communities of Franklin Lakes, Montville, Kinnelon, Oakland, Pompton Lakes, Pompton Plains, Towaco, Butler, Paterson, Lincoln Park, Pequannock, Little Falls and Fairfield.

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This post originally appeared on Dental Patient News and has been republished with permission.

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4 Holiday Foods That Are Bad for Your Teeth & Breath

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Holiday Foods Are Bad for Your Teeth and Breath

During the Holiday Season we’re all more than a little bit more inclined to nosh on some less than healthy foods, and it makes sense that some of those foods that are bad for your teeth – and give you bad breath.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Festivus, eating & drinking a little more than normal is just part of the season.

It’s just the effects all of that eggnog, hamentashen, sweet potato pie – or any other sweet holiday treat we indulge in a little too much this time of year – has on our breath & oral health.

But while we can all enjoy the over-indulgence that comes along with the Holidays, you can also take some precautions to prevent from having to habitually mask your dragon breath, and visit the dentist more in 2016…

Take a look at some of the most popular holiday foods we tend to consume too much of this time of year…much to the detriment of your dental health, and quite

possibly to those in close enough proximity to smell your bad breath. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Wayne Dentist Has 5 Smile Improvement Gifts for You

Wayne Dentist Offers Smile Savings Gifts for the Holidays

Are you still searching for some Christmas or Hanukkah gifts?

Our Wayne dentist office can help you give the gift of a healthy smile this Holiday season.

Dr. Frank V. Maldonado is offering a number of smile improvement gifts for our patients, and their loved ones.

Whether you’re looking for something to give someone special, or to treat yourself to a little Holiday cheer, Dr. Maldonado has you covered!

Check out some smile improvement gifts that keep on giving even after the Holiday season, courtesy of your Wayne NJ dentist… Read the rest of this entry »

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