When you think about the dentist’s office, you may picture
getting your teeth checked. However, your dentist examines much more than your
pearly whites. As a part of your routine checkup, your dentist will carefully
look for oral cancer. In fact, dental professionals alone detect around 84% of
oral cancer cases. One of these screenings takes just about 2 minutes, making
this potentially-lifesaving visit well worth your time. Keep reading to learn
more about oral cancer and why screenings with your dentist in Roselle are so
As a friendly reminder, if you have dental work you’ve put
on hold, now is a good time to schedule an appointment to maximize your
Even if you don’t need extensive treatment, you should
schedule a regular checkup and cleaning appointment to help prevent costly
procedures in the future.
paying a monthly premium to keep your insurance, so be sure to use it before
the year end!
It is also a great time to use any remaining flexible account dollars you may have saved up. Flexible accounts are created to set aside pre-tax dollars for medical and dental expenses, but if that money is not used before the end of the year, it is lost to you forever.
Our holiday season does book quickly, so call us today at (908) 998-4698 or visit roselleparkdental.com to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage or benefits, we would be happy to help you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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The holidays always seem to sneak up on you and it’s hard to believe that they’re almost here again. If you find yourself wishing that you had a beautiful smile every year, this is the time to make it happen! Instead of covering your mouth at parties or avoiding the camera, a cosmetic dentist in Roselle Park can give you a smile you’re proud of with a variety of fast, easy procedures. In fact, many of them can be done in just 1-2 visits. Want to know more? Read on to learn about some of the most popular cosmetic procedures and how they’ll help your smile shine its brightest this year.
Written for Roselle Park
Dental & Implants by Sara Magnola Taner
celebrate national dental hygiene month by thanking your dental hygienist and
taking great care of your teeth!
Good dental hygiene is of the utmost importance to your oral and overall health, and visiting your dentist and hygienist twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups is one of the best ways you can ensure your healthy smile will last for a lifetime!
Do You Know
the “Correct” Way to Brush Your Teeth? Proper brushing technique is to hold
the tooth brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line and gently move it back
and forth, making sure to clean both the inside and outside of your teeth. Make
sure to use a soft bristle brush that fits easily around your teeth and replace
it every two to three months.
or Not to Floss – Despite recent media surrounding the effectiveness of
regular flossing, dental professionals still advise that we floss every day to
keep our teeth and gums their healthiest! In addition to preventing gum disease
and tooth decay, it provides a regular opportunity to closely exam inside the
mouth for redness, swelling, or chipped or broken teeth.
– We all know that using mouthwash is a great way to freshen our breath,
but did you know it also helps to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis? When used
before brushing and flossing, it can help to remove additional food particles
that could otherwise become cavity causing plaque build-up.
Choose What You Chew Wisely –Enjoying sugar-free gum can have
several benefits for your oral health in most instances. The physical act of
chewing causes the body to increase salvia production, which then helps to wash
away food particles after a meal or snack.
Additionally, most sugar-free gum is sweetened with xylitol, a naturally
occurring alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is proven to inhibit
the growth of a bacteria that causes cavities.
Can you believe that there is less than three months left
until 2019 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:
Have You Maximized Your Dental Benefits? Most insurance providers cover two dental cleanings every year. Having your teeth professionally cleaned and inspected by a dentist regularly is very important for your oral health. Since you have already paid for it, make sure to come in for a checkup before 2020.
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 2020, you must use that money before December 31, 2019. 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.
You’ll want a
long-lasting, natural-looking replacement for your missing teeth, and for many
patients that might mean getting dental implants. With a normal procedure, it
might be many months after the implant placement surgery before you can receive
the actual prosthetic you can use to speak and chew—but if you’re a candidate
for Teeth in a
Day in Roselle Park, you can enjoy your new, fully functional smile
Written for Roselle Park Dental & Implants by Sara Magnola Taner
Today, September 6th, is Fight Procrastination
Day – a day to encourage people to fight the urge to delay doing important
tasks – like visiting the dentist! In honor of this unofficial holiday, we looked
into why we procrastinate in the first place, why it can be bad for us, and how
to stop for good.
Why do we
procrastinate? So why do we put off certain tasks? When faced with doing
something that we think might be challenging, time consuming, or uncomfortable,
we might try to avoid the hardship by putting it off. For instance, for some people
visiting the dentist can seem intimidating if they have had a bad past
experience. Other people who are perfectionists often procrastinate due to the
need to do a task perfectly – which is often impossible – so they don’t do it
Is this avoidance bad
for us? Sometimes procrastinating can actually be a good thing: some people
are deadline driven and work well under pressure. However, the longer we avoid
doing something we don’t want to do, the more overwhelming it becomes. For
example, if we have a fear of visiting the dentist we might avoid going and
miss our annual dental checkup. Then the next year, it becomes even scarier
since you know you have not had your teeth checked in a while. In this way,
procrastinating creates even greater anxiety.
How can we stop putting things off? The scientific rule that an object in motion stays in motion, is the perfect solution for changing habitual procrastinating. The best thing to do when faced with a task you would rather wait to accomplish – is to get started right away! Breaking down a task that seems daunting into small steps makes taking the very first step quick and easy. For example, when we think about visiting the dentist, instead of wasting time and energy stressing about the future appointment – we could take action by calling and scheduling the cleaning. Once that is done, we will have a date in place to take the next step, which feels more manageable.
Once we get started,
how do we keep going? Consistency is key! Keep seeing the dentist every six
months to keep your momentum going and book your next appointment before you
leave the office each time. Here are some other tips on building good habits or
combating bad ones:
Create accountability for yourself by asking a
friend to check in with you about your progress.
Ask yourself: “What is the worst thing that
could happen if I do it today?”
Stop trying to do it perfectly … and just DO IT!
delay! Call us today to schedule your next dental cleaning and checkup:
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Here are three back-to-school tips to help your
little ones maintain great oral health throughout the school year:
Visit Your Dentist: Schedule your child’s dental cleaning now before the hustle and bustle of school starts in September.
Choose Healthy Snacks: Instead of packing your little ones processed snacks or sweets, fill their lunchboxes with fresh fruits and veggies, along with some protein, such as sunflower seeds and cheese.
Build Brushing and Flossing into the Daily Routine: Back to school means a new – often busy –schedule. Kids should brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss each night before bed. Make sure they have enough time before heading out the door each morning, and floss as a family at night.
Call us today to schedule your child’s back-to-school dental cleaning and checkup: 908-998-4698!