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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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.
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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Losing one or more natural teeth can have serious negative repercussions for your health, your sense of self-confidence, and your overall quality of life.
At Roselle Park Dental & Implants, our goal is always to preserve and protect your original smile, but when this just isn’t possible, there’s nowhere better to visit than our practice for transformative tooth replacement with dental implants. Our doctors specialize in this state-of-the-art field, and utilize cutting-edge technology to ensure precise, accurate results that will exceed your wildest expectations.
Don’t hesitate to contact our office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a first consultation: 908-998-4698.
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In addition to being an excellent dentist and an expert in the field of implant dentistry, Dr. Oshidar has a huge heart. When you mention kids to him – especially his own – he just melts. For the past few years, he has donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: an organization that helps sick children and supports their families during their illness.
So for his holiday gift this year, the Roselle Park Dental
& Implants staff collectively purchased Dr. Oshidar a dedication brick from
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The brick was engraved, and will be
placed on the hospital’s “Pathway of Hope” in Tennessee.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands,
treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer
survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. Families never receive a bill from St.
Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because they believe all
a family should worry about is helping their child live.
To learn more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visit: www.stjude.org.
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Tooth loss does not only affect the way you look—although that is certainly an important reason for concern. Missing teeth can also lead to other oral health problems as well as issues that impact your overall well being. Therefore, tooth replacement is essential. With dental implants, your cosmetic dentist in Roselle Park can give you a new tooth that looks, feels and performs as well as your natural teeth. Read on to learn more about dental implants and whether or not these may be just what you and your smile need.