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5 Reasons Why Dentists Love the Month of February

5 Reasons Why Dentists LOVE February

Why Do Dentists Love February So Much Anyway?

It’s not because of President’s Day or the week-long winter breaks for most schools giving parents a chance to catch up on those dental checkups.

February is the favorite month out of the year for dentists because of the dental health awareness theme throughout the entire month.

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares 5 Reasons Dentists Love February

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The Average Tooth Fairy Payout Is $3.70

How Much Does The Tooth Fairy Give by Wayne Dental Arts

What Does The Tooth Fairy Pull Down In Your House?

DATELINE Oak Brook, IL. — February 21, 2019 — Tooth Fairy payouts plunge for second straight year.

According to Delta Dental’s annual report, the average payout from the Tooth Fairy in the US is down 43 cents to $3.70.

It appears that the commodities market on stolen teeth is tanking.

According to the just-released Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift declined to $3.70 for a lost tooth in 2018.

With this news from Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s profit margin is back equal to what she copped per tooth back in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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February Is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February Is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February Is Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is all about the gums!

In addition to February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, National Weddings Month, Pet Dental Health Month, National Heart Month, National Embroidery Month…and a few dozen or so more commemorative causes.

Let us not forget about Valentine’s Day either, it’s no wonder why dentists across the world love the month of February.

Gum Disease Awareness Month is a national and global effort to raise public awareness of gum disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Reasons Why Clear Aligners Are Better Than Braces

Traditional Braces or Clear Aligners- Which is Better

Metal Braces Vs. Clear Aligners

Straight teeth are healthy teeth, no matter if we’re comparing traditional metal braces with Invisalign, or any other clear aligner system.

Whether you choose the more traditional method of straightening out your smile with metal braces or a more modern discreet approach – like Invisalign – there are a number of dental health benefits of doing so.

Although there are a number of providers now offering clear aligners – like ClearCorrect – and even at-home teeth straightening systems like Smile Direct Club, we’ll concentrate on Invisalign for the sake of this blog post because we feel it is the most popular clear aligner system. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Questions To Answer Before Whitening Your Teeth

3 Questions To Ask Before Whitening Your Teeth by Wayne Dental Arts

Teeth Whitening Options Vary In Effectiveness – and Safety

On the supermarket shelves and at your dentist’s office, there are a bunch of teeth whitening options available to anyone looking to shape up their smile a couple few shades.

From modern gels, lights & goggles at your dentist’s office to DIY at-home trends like turmeric or activated charcoal, teeth whitening trends abound.

Ultimately whether you choose to go the DIY teeth whitening route, or select a safer, more effective teeth whitening treatment administered by a professional – your dentist – is up to you.

But there are some things you need to know, in order to achieve the best results possible, in the safest way.

Before you decide on a teeth whitening option, you should first determine a couple things:

  1. If you are you a good candidate for teeth whitening
  2. The results are you expecting to achieve

You can determine these things by asking your dentist these three questions… Read the rest of this entry »

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Can You Still Get Gum Disease With Dental Implants?

Gum Disease Dental Implants Wayne Dental Arts

Dental Implants Are The Healthiest Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are the best – meaning healthiest – tooth replacement option.

This isn’t only because dental implants help restore the appearance of your smile, it’s primarily because they improve the natural function of your teeth and prevent bone loss.

That’s the big one, bone loss.

Bone loss occurs when there is space left by a missing tooth, this is when the loss of jawbone structure can occur. When you lose a tooth – or teeth – your jawbone will naturally recede.

But just because dental implants are widely considered the best option to replace one or more missing or decayed teeth, you still need to pay attention to your gums.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most important things you need to know about gum health before & after getting dental implants. Read the rest of this entry »

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DIY Dentistry: Just Don’t Do It?

DIY Dentistry by Wayne Dental Arts

Dentistry Is Not A Do-It-Yourself Thing

Maybe you’ve seen Draymond pitching mail-order invisible aligners from Smile Direct Club, or perhaps you remember the Extreme Cheapskates episode when a man attempts to extract his wife’s tooth with some pliers and a vacuum cleaner.

Believe it or not, DIY dentistry is becoming so popular that the American Dental Associated (ADA) is warning consumers about the dangers of do-it-yourself dentistry – or at-home dentistry.

And we’re not talking about some frontier dentistry on the latest episode of Life Below Zero, DIY dentistry is big business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Dental Implants Are the Best Option for Missing or Decayed Teeth

Dental Implants The Best Solution for Missing Teeth Dr Frank Maldonado

Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution

Are you missing one or more teeth?

Do you find yourself in a daily battle dealing with uncomfortable dentures or a removable bridge?

Denture wearers often report that the worst thing about having dentures is the need to remove them and soak them in a cleaning solution each & every night.

But that’s not the worst thing about dentures, aside from the comfort & convenience factors, or not being able to enjoy the quality of life you deserve – by eating the foods you love – the worst thing about dentures is bone loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Types of Fish To Eat for A Healthy Smile

Eat More Fish for A Healthy Smile By Wayne Dental Arts

Eating Fish Is Good For Your Teeth & Gums

Nothing can replace good ‘ol fashioned brushing & flossing for a healthy mouth, and nobody can take the place of your dentist for helping you fend off the cavity creeps.

But did you know that eating fish can promote optimal oral health?

In one study people with a higher dietary intake of the Omega 3 DHA were associated with a lower odds of periodontitis – gum disease.

In 2010, the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health published a study which found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3s) found in fatty fish were effective in the treatment of periodontitis. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance

5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits by Frank V Maldonado DDS

Your Dental Insurance Expires December 31st

Do you know how to save hundreds of dollars on dental insurance?

It’s easy to do, by maximizing your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year.

Most dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year, some work on a fiscal year, but virtually all dental insurance benefits expire…whether you’ve used 100% of the funds or not!

5 Ways To Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

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