This month, we celebrate our courageous dental hygienists, who are showing up to be our oral health champions even in the face of a global health pandemic.
Good dental hygiene is so important – for both your oral health and your overall well-being. Along with daily flossing, and brushing teeth thoroughly three times each day for two minutes per session, visiting your dentist and hygienist twice a year is vital to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Although your dental check-ups may look a little different this year due to Covid-19, during these visits our hygienists will still perform these important procedures, which he or she are trained and skilled at, to ensure your oral health is at its best:
Provide education about creating at-home habits for maintaining healthy oral health, as well as the importance of nutrition and other lifestyle choices, such as avoiding tobacco
Review a your medical history and evaluate the health of your gums and teeth
Take and read x-rays
Perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque build-up and tartar and prevent them from causing cavities
Administer local anesthesia
Apply sealants to prevent cavities from forming
Be sure to schedule your next appointment – call (908) 998-4698 – and visit us this month to thank your courageous dental hygienist for all that they do! And comment or share a photo in the comments to show us how you and your family are celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month this year.
Can you believe that there is less than three months left until 2020 is over??? Have you been paying for dental insurance all year? Then now is the time to schedule an appointment to visit us and use your remaining benefits before you lose them! Here are some tips on how to get the most out of the money you have already paid towards your dental benefits:
How to Find Out What is Left in Your FSA? If you have been contributing to a flexible spending account (FSA) all year, now is the time to call the number on your FSA card to find out what your balance is. Since FSA funds will most likely not roll over to 2021, you must use that money before December 31, 2020. Do not let your money go to waste! FSA funds can be used at our office for any medical dental procedure – from cleanings, to cavity fillings, or even getting started on more complicated dental work.
What Are The Top Dental Benefits to Know? You’re probably paying a monthly premium to keep your insurance, so be sure to use it before the year ends! We can help you maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based on your coverage. But don’t wait to schedule an appointment – we fill up fast at the end of the year.
Call now and beat the holiday rush: 908-998-4698! For information on all the services we provide, please visit our website: www.roselleparkdental.com.
A beautiful smile is a precious asset. Not only can it give you confidence in social settings, but it can also affect the way you perceive yourself on a day to day basis. It can even make others see you as being younger, more attractive, and more successful. Are you satisfied with the way your smile looks? If not, you are far from alone. Millions of people wish their teeth were whiter, straighter, or more aesthetically pleasing in other ways. Let’s talk about your dentist can help you correct some of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed off.
It’s common knowledge that brushing and flossing your teeth daily is essential for a healthy smile. However, many people don’t realize that you can also improve your oral health by enhancing the look of your pearly whites. In fact, there are numerous health benefits of cosmetic dentistry that are designed to keep your smile looking and feeling its best for years to come. Here are a few ways your Roselle Park cosmetic dentist can help you stay healthier in the long run.
What is your dentist in Roselle Park doing to make sure you are safe when you arrive for your next appointment? Because bacteria and germs are a common occurrence in dental practices, it is necessary that proper steps be taken to ensure a clean environment for all individuals seeking necessary care. But how is this achieved? Are you putting yourself at risk by keeping your scheduled appointment? Learn what your dentist is doing to prepare for your visit and why you have nothing to worry about from the moment you walk through the doors.
Since starting social distancing a few weeks ago, you’ve tried your best to limit your in-person contact with others. You’ve worked from home, ordered your groceries online, and stayed in as much as possible. Even your dentist in Roselle Park has temporarily closed their office doors because of COVID-19! During this time, it is important to make the most of what you have and use your supplies wisely, especially dental hygiene products. Until your dental office reopens, what you do at home during quarantine can either help or hurt your oral health. Here are some ways to make sure your smile can stay strong moving forward.
Are you happy with the way your smile looks? Have you recently had work on some of your teeth but want more? It is not uncommon for individuals to seek the help of a cosmetic dentist in Roselle Park for multiple treatments to achieve a desired result. But when it is necessary? Before you start dialing your dentist’s office to schedule a consultation, find out which combined treatments are appropriate and will give you the smile you truly want.
Specially written for Roselle Park Dental & Implants by Sara Magnola Taner
February is National Children’s Dental Health month! Good oral health is so important from the very beginning of every child’s life: it allows for them to smile, eat, and even talk. Setting the foundation early for healthy habits will allow your kids to grow into adults with strong, healthy smiles that will last them a lifetime.
Here are five tips for teaching kids how to take good care of
their teeth and gums:
Start Early. As soon as a baby gets his
or her first tooth, it is time to start brushing! Protecting baby teeth is just
as important as adult teeth, since they allow infants to eat and develop proper
speech, as well as being guides for the adult teeth to come in later on. Getting
them used to the sensations of brushing their teeth when they are young is also
helpful for building a strong foundation for good oral health habits.
Stick to a Routine. Young children
thrive when they know what to expect is coming next, which is why sticking to a
schedule is so crucial. Incorporating twice daily teeth brushing into their
regular schedule – once in the morning and again after their last meal or
beverage – will help them be more willing to participate in the activity rather
than resisting it.
Make it FUN. As with anything and
everything, kids just want to have fun, so taking care of their teeth should be
no different! Play a two-minute song and dance while they brush to ensure they
do so for long enough. You could also set a timer and tell them a story or
listen to an audio book while they brush.
Let Them Choose. Anytime a child is
empowered to make a choice, they will be more enthusiastic about participating.
So letting them choose their tooth brush color and toothpaste flavor will help
to get them excited about taking care of their teeth.
Love Visiting the Dentist. Taking
kids to visit the dentist for twice annual check ups is one of the most
important ways to protect their oral health, so ensuring that they love the
experience is key. A good pediatric dentist should make their early visits fun
and exciting, by introducing them to the dental chair and tools in a playful
way and letting them explore and experience without rushing them or forcing
anything if they are fearful.
At Roselle Park Dental 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. Geoffrey Gonzales, a pediatric dentist who specializes in caring for your special sons and daughters and providing them with the personalized, friendly care they need to feel great about visiting the dentist’s office. Call us today at (908) 998-4698 – or visit us online – to schedule appointments for the whole family!
Aging is a fact of life that no one can avoid. Yes, the
fine lines, wrinkles, gray hair, and even stained smile are part of the process.
If you are noticing that your face and hair aren’t the only things changing but
your smile, too, maybe it’s time to consider seeing a cosmetic
dentist in Roselle Park. Using certain treatments, you can turn back the
clock and embrace a more youthful appearance. Read on to learn what types of
changes can occur and how a cosmetic dentist can help.
Specially written for Roselle
Park Dental & Implants by Sara Magnola Taner
Can you believe that most of January is already behind us?! Now is the time to figure out your family’s dental plan for the year and budget accordingly. To help you tackle this daunting task, start by asking yourself a few questions: What dental work should you have done? If you have dental insurance, how much of the work will be covered? If you do not have insurance, will you be able to afford necessary dental procedures? We have put together a guide to help you simplify the process of answering these questions and design your family’s dental plan for 2020.
What Dental Work Do You Need? The answer to this
first question is also the first action item on your family’s dental plan:
schedule a dental checkup for every member of your family who is over the age of
two. Twice annual checkups are the best way to proactively take care of your
family’s oral health. During your visits, the hygienist and dentist will
provide a thorough cleaning and examination of your entire mouth, teeth, and
gums. They will make recommendations on any additional procedures that should
be done, such as removing cavities, repairing cracked fillings, adding orthodontics,
or fixing missing or damaged teeth.
How Much of the Associated Costs Will be Covered by Insurance? Once you know what dental work is recommend for your family, you should check with your dental insurance provider to find out what your coverage will include. More than three quarters of Americans have dental insurance or benefits according to the National Association of Dental Plans. Coverage varies greatly from one provider and plan to the next. In general, most cover the recommended twice annual dental checkups, though the timing can vary: some require the visits be spaced by six or more months, while others just require it be within a calendar year. Many providers follow the 100-80-50 coverage structure: covering 100% of preventative care, 80% of basic procedures, and 50% of major procedures. Most plans also have a cap, or annual maximum, above which you become responsible to pay all expenses. The best thing to do is to call your insurance provider and ask what portion of a recommended procedure will be covered.
Will I Be Able to Afford the Dental Care My Family Needs Without Insurance? For those that do not have dental insurance – don’t worry! We have got you covered with our In Office Dental Savings Plan, which is designed to provide affordability and greater access to quality dental care. With your In Office Dental Savings Plan, there are no: yearly maximums, deductibles, claim forms, pre-authorization requirements, or pre-existing condition limitations. We also provide immediate eligibility, which means no waiting periods. Under our plan, you get a 100% member discount on:
At Roselle Park Dental & Implants, we provide care
for people of all ages and our dentists provide a broad spectrum of expertise,
making us your family’s one stop shop for dental care. Call us today – 908-998-4698
– and get started designing your family’s dental plan for 2020!