Monday, 30 March 2015

The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

The Cost Of Dental Treatments
If you develop complications from tooth decay and gum disease, you may be dealing with bills for anything from fillings or crowns to more costly and complicated procedures such as root canals or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth and place dental implants.

The Costs Vary 
The costs of dental treatments vary. For example, the cost of a root canal will depend on the location of the tooth and how many canals are in the tooth that needs the root canal treatment. 

The Cost of Oral Hygiene
By comparison, the cost of basic oral hygiene and preventive teeth cleaning is low. A toothbrush should be replaced every three months or when it appears worn, but that’s just a few dollars. The same goes for dental floss, whether you prefer specialized floss, such as Oral-B’s Ultra Floss, or standard floss. 

Points To Remember
Also, don’t forget that most dental plans cover at least one, and sometimes two, checkups and cleanings per year at little or no cost to you. It’s better to make and keep those appointments, even if you don’t think you have problems with your teeth or oral hygiene, in order to identify and manage potential problems before costly care is required. Remember that your dentist is your partner in oral health, and be sure to keep him or her informed about medications you take and changes in your overall health so your oral hygiene can be tailored accordingly to maximize your health benefits. Some types of medications (including anti-depressants and some heart medications) increase your risk for gingivitis, so be sure to let your dentist know if you start taking any new medication, even if you don’t think it will affect your oral health. 


The above article is from: OralB.com

Better Image Dentistry
Drew Fairweather, DMD, Michael H. Dodd, DMD
21 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 214-7686

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Dental Care for Seniors

Our Special Care for Seniors

Our teeth show the signs of age and wear and tear just like our bodies do. Years of caffeine consumption or tobacco use will stain teeth and reduce their luster. Plaque may go unnoticed until it reaches the point of decay or infected gums. Taking medication may reduce the important flow of saliva through the mouth. Fillings often loosen over time, making it easy for decay to begin under them.
With regular visits, we can address problems in the early stages. It is especially important to take care of gum disease or root decay, a common problem with seniors, before more serious issues develop. We always encourage seniors to continue with healthy food choices and proper daily cleaning. If you ever experience bleeding gums or loose teeth, please call us immediately.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Orthodontic Treatments

Put Your Treatment on the Fast Track!

In our continuous effort to provide the best in orthodontic treatment for our patients, we are proud to offer PROPEL®, an advanced orthodontic technique that works with your aligners to fast track your orthodontic treatment. This exciting technology allows us to get most patients finished in about half the usual time. While each patient varies, many patients can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in just months instead of years!
PROPEL® works with the your own biology to stimulate the bone surrounding your teeth; helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position so we can reveal your new smile faster and in fewer visits to our office.
We provide PROPEL for Invisalign and offer complimentary consultations to all. If you would like to accelerate your orthodontic treatment today, then ask us about PROPEL!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 6

Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. Surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Made of titanium and other materials, implants are designed to hold restorations like crowns or bridges blend in with your other teeth, and are a long-term option for restoring your smile. 

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Better Image Dentistry
Drew Fairweather, DMD, Michael H. Dodd, DMD
21 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 214-7686

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 5

Braces
While orthodontic work that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces. Thanks to advances in orthodontic treatments, metal brackets are not your only option. Removable aligners, or invisible braces,î or clear plastic brackets can all be used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Friday, 6 March 2015

Advance Patient Comfort

The Stabident System™

This computer-controlled system allows our dentists to numb just a single tooth, rather than a larger area, in just minutes. The standard anesthesia shot takes between 8 to 12 minutes to take effect. The Stabident system will work in one or two minutes, is pain free, and lasts the same amount of time as with a regular injection.

A Painless Injection

With the Wand™, patients are amazed that they can receive an anesthetic injection and not feel a thing! This high-tech, computerized delivery system is the latest advancement over the 150-year-old technology of the syringe. It also provides a very accurate level of medication. No longer do patients have fears or worries about the pinch from shots.


Better Image Dentistry
Drew Fairweather, DMD, Michael H. Dodd, DMD
21 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 214-7686

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Great Ways to Improve Your Smile # 4

Bonding
Not happy with the way your teeth look? Bonding may be the answer. For some, it can help restore the natural look of your teeth. Bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth. Your natural tooth enamel and dentin are fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that looks great.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Better Image Dentistry
Drew Fairweather, DMD, Michael H. Dodd, DMD
21 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 214-7686

BetterImageDentistry.com