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Here’s Everything you Need to Know about a Dental Implant’s Lifespan

October 18, 2022

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Wading into the world of dentistry can be disorienting. There are so many great options to replace your missing teeth that it can be hard to choose. Dental implants are some of the most popular, in part due to their touted longevity. But exactly how long do dental implants last? Here’s a brief guide to help you answer that question.

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What Can You Eat and Drink After Teeth in a Day?

September 22, 2022

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Scrambled eggs on a white plate

Teeth in a Day has a major advantage over traditional implant treatments in that you can often get a new denture on the same day as the implant surgery. However, your implants will still need time to join with your jawbone, so you’ll need to be careful about what you eat or drink during this period. The following post can give you an idea of what your diet will look like after Teeth in a Day surgery.

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Why You Should Choose an Implant Dentist with a Cone Beam Scanner

August 23, 2022

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Getting dental implants is a big step, and you’ll naturally want to do whatever you can to make the procedure a success. That means choosing a dentist who has the right tools for the job. In particular, you’ll want to find an expert with a cone beam scanner in Roselle Park. This state-of-the-art technology is considered an essential part of placing dental implants; here’s why.

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Back-To-School Essentials: A Healthy Smile

August 4, 2022

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It may still be summer, but the first day of school will be here before you know it! One of the best ways to set your child up for success this school year, is to ensure they have a healthy smile. So, when making your back-to-school check list, do not forget to include a visit for your kids to see the dentist for a checkup and professional cleaning.

Did you know that cavities are the most common chronic disease affecting school-age kids? According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI):

“Children with poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Absences caused by (oral) pain were associated with poorer school performance. Children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school, and perform poorly in school. These findings suggest that improving children’s oral health status may be a vehicle to enhancing their educational experience.”

Here are some tips on how what to expect during your child’s back-to-school dental checkup and how to ensure they have a good experience:

Healthy Habits Start at Home

Visiting the dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and a thorough exam of your child’s mouth, teeth and gums is the best way to detect and prevent any issues that can cause pain or make it challenging for them to speak or eat, all of which can lead to school absences. Equally important is establishing healthy dental habits that are practiced at home, including brushing at least twice a day for a full two minutes – try using a timer to make it more fun – and brushing at night, as well as using mouth rinse. As your child gets older, be sure to encourage their abilities to care for their teeth independently, but still be supportive and helpful when needed. Teenagers especially still need reminders and accountability for establishing good oral hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime.

Plan Wisely

Going to the dentist can be both exciting and nerve wracking, so scheduling your visit at the optimal time is very important. Try to avoid scheduling it at the end of a busy day, when your child will be tired out from camp or other activities. Make sure they are well fed – since hungry usually equals cranky. If they eat a snack or meal prior to the visit, try to brush their teeth afterwards. If you can’t brush, swishing water around their mouth to remove food particles is the next best thing! If your children are still napping, try to take them after their nap time so they are well rested.

Come With Questions

Once you are at the dental office for your child’s checkup, there will be a lot going on, from filling out forms, to listening to what the doctor and hygienist have to say, to holding your child’s hand. So, don’t wait until after the appointment has begun to try to think of questions and/or concerns.  Take some time prior to the visit to make a list.  Some things to consider asking or discussing upon arrival could include:

  • Do you plan to take x-rays of my child’s teeth today?
  • Should my child’s mouthguard be examined and/or replaced?
  • How is my child’s dental health overall and are there any things we can be doing differently to improve it?
  • Will my child need braces?
  • Any concerns you may have about your child’s oral health

At Roselle Park Dental & Implants We Help Little Smiles Shine! Helping younger patients enjoy bright, healthy smiles is very important to us. That’s why our team of doctors includes Dr. Reham Hassan, a pediatric dentist who cares for every child with enthusiasm, compassion, and patience with the goal to relinquish any fear of visiting the dentist and replace it with smiles! Dr. Hassan cares for every child – encouraging bright smiles and happy, healthy living.

Call us today at (908) 998-4698 – or visit us online to schedule appointments for the whole family!

Author: Sara Magnola Taner is an online marketing and communications specialist – with a website development and editorial background – who has 15 years of experience creating and editing clear, compelling content on diverse topics across a wide range of mediums.

Who Can Dental Implants Help?

July 6, 2022

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No matter how many teeth you’re missing, we can design a dental implant treatment to help!

Missing 1 Tooth

While dental bridges have been considered a suitable tooth replacement for single missing teeth over several years, this type of restoration requires that adjacent natural teeth be significantly altered in order to support its fixed placement. Alternatively, dental implants are capable of replacing the single tooth without sacrificing the health or thriving structure of the teeth around it, which is much more ideal for your ongoing well being.

Missing Multiple Teeth

An implant fixed bridge or partial is designed to attach over multiple placed implants, providing excellent function, comfortable, and aesthetic quality. They will also stay permanently in place (just like real teeth) with no removal necessary. Patients should become used to their new tooth replacement in just a short time, and they’ll experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew and speak.

Missing All Teeth

Implant dentures are customized prosthetics that are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth, whether it’s the top, the bottom, or the entire mouth. If you’re feeling frustrated with the lack of stability, embarrassing slippage, and unpleasant adhesive use associated with traditional dentures, these appliances can provide your smile with a much greater degree of stability and permanence, as well as valuable oral health benefits. Implant dentures can be permanent or removable in nature, depending on the patient’s current health and personal preferences.

The last thing our team wants to do is leave you without any teeth to smile with, eat with, or enjoy life to the fullest with. That’s why for eligible candidates, we highly recommend Teeth in a Day as a great solution to extensive tooth loss. With this state-of-the-art technique, Dr. Oshidar is able to complete a high-tech CT scan, surgically place the necessary implants, and fabricate a non-removable appliance to attach on top all in the span of one appointment, creating a newly recompleted smile that is immediately functional. 85% of patients walk out of their appointment the same day with new teeth!

Learn more about Teeth in a Day: www.roselleparkdental.com/teeth-in-a-day.html.

About Roselle Park Dental & Implants: Our modern dental practice provides comprehensive services for patients of all ages. Our team of dental professionals combines their experience and qualifications with the latest technologies and techniques to create healthy, beautiful smiles.

Contact us today: call 908-998-4698 or visit: www.roselleparkdental.com.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy on Vacation this Summer

June 3, 2022

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Summer is right around the corner! As the weather warms up and the school year winds to a close, many families are gearing up for a fun summer filled with exciting trips. Whether you plan to travel far and wide or enjoy day trips to explore the local attractions, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits while on the go.

To help you protect the health of your teeth and gums, here are our top tips to keep in mind when hitting the road:

Take a Break… But Not from Your Dental Routine!

Going on vacation is supposed to be a break from the norm, which can often mean deviating from our normal daily schedules. While its fine to let the kids stay up late and (hopefully) sleep in … don’t let them forget to brush and floss before bed and in the morning. To help everyone remember – try leaving a friendly note on your pillows.

Be Prepared

The best way to ensure that the whole family can stick with their healthy dental habits when on vacation is to pack all the things everyone will need, including toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash and any extra dental appliances, such as mouthguards, retainers, and Invisalign trays*. To keep toothbrushes clean and germ free – pack each one in a separate plastic or silicone bag, or get each family member a tooth brush cover in their favorite color. If you are flying or trying to pack light, consider buying travel size tooth paste

On the Go

Some vacations are all about long lazy days, while others are action-packed without a dull moment. On busy days, bring a travel sized bottle of mouthwash along for the ride. If you can’t brush your teeth after each meal, using mouthwash to rinse away residual food particles is the next best thing!

Water Wisely

Drinking enough water to stay hydrated is important for so many different aspects of our health – including our oral health. It helps the body produce enough saliva to flush away harmful sugars and debris left on your teeth after you eat or drink. But before you start chugging water on vacation – especially when traveling overseas or to a third-world country – be sure to research the safety of the drinking water. If you are visiting a place where it is recommended that people only drink bottled water, then you should avoid rinsing your tooth brush in the sink as well!

ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Despite our best efforts to be proactive and prevent any dental emergencies while on vacation, accidents can happen or problems arise. If you or one of your family members does have any issues with their teeth, gum or mouth while away, start by calling us at 908-245-1745 or emailing our office at roselleparkdental@.gmail.com. We can offer you guidance before you rush to an emergency room, and in some cases may be able to resolve your issue over the phone.

Visit the Dentist

The best way to avoid having dental issues arise and put a possible damper on your vacation fun, is to visit us at Roselle Park Dental & Implants for an annual checkup before the summer starts and you head off on your adventures. Having our skilled doctors and staff thoroughly clean and examine your mouth, teeth, and gums is the best way to prevent any problems before they wreak havoc on your trip.

Visit us online to schedule a dental checkup for you and your entire family!

Author: Sara Magnola Taner is an online marketing and communications specialist – with a website development and editorial background – who has 15 years of experience creating and editing clear, compelling content on diverse topics across a wide range of mediums.

Why Investing Your Tax Refund On Your Smile Is A Great Move!

May 1, 2022

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woman thinking while holding money

If you’ve already filed your taxes or just recently finished doing so, then you’re probably wondering how you can spend the extra money. While you might be tempted to buy the latest entertainment or products, you should also consider your health—especially your smile! Keep reading to learn why investing your tax refund on improving your pearly whites is a wise move.

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Check Your Mouth!

April 27, 2022

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This year an estimated 54,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. If it is not caught and treated early, oral or oropharyngeal cancer can lead to long-term problems, including difficulties with eating and speaking, facial disfigurement and even death.

Luckily, when these cancers are detected and treated early enough, related health problems and mortality rates can be dramatically reduced. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of oral cancer is key to early detection!

As the 23rd annual Oral Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, the Oral Cancel Foundation, urges you to schedule an oral cancer screening now! Also, visit their “Check Your Mouth” website for tools and information about how to regularly check for signs of oral cancer at home in-between screenings.

Symptoms of Oral Cancer Not to be Ignored:

  • Any sore or ulceration that does not heal within 14 days.
  • A red, white, or black discoloration of the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Any abnormality that bleeds easily when touched (friable).
  • A lump or hard spot in the tissue, usually border of the tongue (induration).
  • Tissue raised above that which surrounds it; a growth (exophytic).
  • A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, does not heal.
  • A lump or thickening that develops in the mouth.
  • A painless, firm, fixated lump felt on the outside of the neck, which has been there for at least two weeks.
  • All the above symptoms have the commonality of being persistent and not resolving.

Symptoms of HPV-Caused Oropharyngeal Cancer*:

  • Hoarseness or sore throat that does not resolve within a few weeks.
  • A swollen tonsil on just one side. This is usually painless.
  • A painless, firm, fixated lump felt on the outside of the neck, which has been there for at least two weeks.
  • A persistent cough that does not resolve after many days.
  • Difficulty swallowing; a sensation that food is getting caught in your throat.
  • An earache on one side (unilateral) which persists for more than a few days.
  • All the above symptoms have the commonality of being persistent and not resolving.

*Symptoms may include one or more of the following which may persist longer than two-three weeks. Always call your dentist right away if there are any immediate concerns.

At Roselle Park Dental, we perform oral cancer screenings as part of every routine dental checkup as a courtesy to all our patients. Our dentists and hygienists will thoroughly check your mouth, teeth, gums, and tongue for any signs of cancer or precancerous conditions. Also, making sure to check your mouth in the mirror once a month for any of the symptoms listed above is vital! If oral cancer is caught early, there is a greater chance that it can be cured.

Call us today at (908) 998-4698 or visit us online to schedule your next oral cancer screening today!

Author: Sara Magnola Taner is an online marketing and communications specialist – with a website development and editorial background – who has 15 years of experience creating and editing clear, compelling content on diverse topics across a wide range of mediums.

Let Your Smile Shine this Spring!

March 25, 2022

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Spring has arrived and new beginnings are in the air! Why not head into this new season looking and feeling your best by brightening, lightening and whitening your smile?

A slight yellowing of the teeth is often a normal part of aging or a result of consuming certain foods that stain the surface of the teeth. But it can also be an indicator of poor brushing and flossing techniques, plaque buildup, or tooth decay. And it can cause a person to feel self-conscious about their appearance.

There are many amazing benefits to having a brighter and more beautiful smile, including:

  • Improved Outlook on Life: People who are embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth, are prone to suffering from low self-esteem. As a result, they may avoid social interactions. Beautifying your smile can be a huge confidence booster and greatly improve your feelings of self-worth and quality of life.
  • Better Overall Health: Studies show that smiling more frequently has a multitude of benefits for your overall well-being, including: living longer, relieving stress, improving your mood, boosting the immune system, lowered blood pressure, being more successful, reducing pain, and staying positive.
  • Long-Lasting Impact: The effects of a whitening treatment can last for months, as long as you are committed to practicing good oral health habits, such as twice daily brushing, proper flossing and routine visits to our office for professional dental cleanings and checkups. Research suggests that people who smile more frequently, appear more confident and are more likely to be approached, which can lead to promotions and advancements in both your professional and personal lives.  

At Roselle Park Dental & Implants, we can create a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your smile goals. We offer two options for whitening your teeth depending on your preferences and needs:

  • In-office Whitening Treatment: We offer this quick and simple procedure that can help you achieve a whiter smile during a single appointment using a combination of high-grade whitening gel and a state-of-the-art laser resolves tough stains and dark discoloration and improves the glow of your teeth by several shades. In about one hour, your teeth will be as much as eight shades brighter.
  • At-Home Whitening: Professional quality results can also be achieved from the comfort of home. Our trained team members will provide you with a custom take-home whitening kit. With diligent use, you’ll notice significantly beautiful improvements and your teeth should get several shades whiter in about two weeks.

Be sure to talk with one of our highly trained dentists before you get start whitening your teeth, to understand which treatment plan in best for you.

About Roselle Park Dental & Implants
Our modern dental practice provides comprehensive services for patients of all ages. Our team of dental professionals combines their experience and qualifications with the latest technologies and techniques to create healthy, beautiful smiles. If you or a loved one is interested in cosmetic dentistry, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more about teeth whitening.

Author: Sara Magnola Taner is an online marketing and communications specialist – with a website development and editorial background – who has 15 years of experience creating and editing clear, compelling content on diverse topics across a wide range of mediums.

Children’s Dental Health Month: Protect Growing Teeth with Dental Sealants

February 24, 2022

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Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month! To celebrate the 2022 theme of “Sealants Make Sense”, the American Dental Association (ADA) is providing resources and supporting information to bring together healthcare providers, patients and educators in support of this important component of caring for kid’s teeth, mouth and gums – to keep them smiling and healthy for a lifetime.

Did you know that over 75% of dental decay occurs on the chewing surfaces of our back teeth and molars? Due to the rough, grooved surfaces of these teeth, they become the perfect hiding spot for food remnants and cavity-causing bacteria.  While proper brushing and flossing is the most efficient way to protect these teeth, the back teeth and molars are especially difficult to keep clean, especially for younger patients who are still learning how to brush and floss correctly.

The good news is that applying sealants – especially when young kids’ molars are first emerging – is a proven way to help protect these vulnerable areas from decay and eventual damage. 

Why Are Sealants Important?

Sealants are a simple, thin layer of dental plastic that once adhered to the back teeth, create a smooth surface that is much easier to keep clean and cavity free. Studies show that having sealants applied to your molars reduces the risk of decay by nearly 80%!

Without sealants, food particles leftover in your mouth produce acid that eat away at your tooth’s surface creating holes where cavities form. Sealants, once adhered to the back molars, create a safety barrier against harmful bacteria. They can even be used on teeth that already have early signs of decay to stop further damage from occurring. And since they are clear, the area of concern can still be monitored under the sealant.

Start Young for Best Results

While sealants can be beneficial to people of all ages, children who get them at a young age receive the maximum advantage. According to a report released by the CDC: “School-age children (ages 6-11) without sealants have almost 3 times more 1st molar cavities than those with sealants.

Kids first set of temporary – or baby – molars come in around the age of 6 and then their permanent – or adult – molars replace them about 5-7 years later. Applying sealants to these teeth as soon as possible once they have emerged, protects them from decay that can lead to additional dental issues as they age, including pain, infection and breakages.

What to Expect if you “Seal the Deal”

Roselle Park Dental & Implants can provide an extra layer of protection for you or your children’s teeth in the form of dental sealants! The application process can be done quickly during your regular dental checkup and without discomfort. The first step is to dry the surface of your tooth before applying an acidic gel that will create a rough surface which will allow for a tight bond to form between your tooth and the sealant. After rinsing off the gel and drying the teeth again, the sealant is added and illuminated by a blue light for a few moments as it hardens. Each application should last for several years and will be checked by the dentist during routine visits to ensure they are in good condition and to determine when they should be redone.     

At Roselle Park Dental & Implants We Help Little Smiles Shine! Helping younger patients enjoy bright, healthy smiles is very important to us. That’s why our team of doctors includes Dr. Reham Hassan, a pediatric dentist who cares for every child with enthusiasm, compassion, and patience with the goal to relinquish any fear of visiting the dentist and replace it with smiles! Dr. Hassan cares for every child – encouraging bright smiles and happy, healthy living.

Call us today at (908) 998-4698 – or visit us online – to schedule appointments for the whole family!

Author: Sara Magnola Taner is an online marketing and communications specialist – with a website development and editorial background – who has 15 years of experience creating and editing clear, compelling content on diverse topics across a wide range of mediums.

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