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4 Signs Your Dental Crown Should Be Replaced

October 5, 2020

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Dentist holding dental crown replacement. A dental crown is a popular option in restorative and cosmetic dentistry because it’s a versatile solution to reinstate the health, function, and appearance of a tooth. Modern crowns are made of all-ceramic material, which allows them to look natural without compromising their durability. The average lifespan is about 10 years, but they are known to last for decades with the right aftercare. Even with the best preventive efforts, there will come a time when you will need dental crown replacement. Here are the most common signs you need a new restoration.


Wondering How Often to Change Your Toothbrush? Read This!

August 13, 2020

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Image of old toothbrush and new toothbrush

Have you ever noticed that your once colorful toothbrush is now discolored? Or that the bristles have become frayed and tattered? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, the average American only replaces their toothbrush once per year, which is far too little and can lead to a multitude of dental issues. Fortunately, you can read on for how often it should be replaced, the dangers of not doing so, and tips for helping you remember!


5 Concerns of At-Risk Patients, Answered

June 17, 2020

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At-risk woman wears mask in COVID-19 as recommended by Marlton, NJ dentist

COVID-19 is a contagious illness that can infect anyone. However, it can cause severe, life-threatening complications for some people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that factors like older age, weakened immune system, and underlying health conditions can put you at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. If you or a loved one are considered at-risk, it’s essential that you take every precaution to stay healthy. Read on as your Marlton, NJ dentist answers five common questions about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.


Are Healthy Gums Good for Your Heart?

May 18, 2020

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Outstretched hand holding healthy heart shape without suffering from gum disease

You probably don’t think about flossing when considering the best ways to keep your heart healthy. However, a growing body of research is beginning to suggest that we should! As experts continue to study the well-known connection between oral and overall health, they are discovering an undeniable connection between gum disease and heart health. Read on as your Marlton dentist explains this important relationship and what you can do to keep your smile and your heart healthy.


Oral Cancer: Another Reason Not to Skip Your Dental Checkups!

April 16, 2020

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Patient gets an oral cancer screening from their Marlton dentist

Did you know that your biannual dental checkups with your Marlton dentist are about more than just keeping your pearly whites clean? In fact, the main point of these routine visits is to spot and stop a wide variety of oral health issues as early as possible, including oral cancer. This dangerous condition effects more than 50,000 Americans every year, and it can be life-threatening if not caught and treated early enough. Here’s what you need to know about this oral health concern and how regular dental checkups can help keep you and your smile healthy.


How to Handle the Most Common Dental Emergencies

March 11, 2020

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Pained man with dental emergency should see his Marlton dentist

Do you know what counts as a dental emergency? It can sometimes be difficult to tell if a scary situation involving your teeth, gums, or mouth requires urgent care or not. However, knowing what to do in a dental emergency can make all the difference in protecting your healthy, intact smile. Here are the most common dental emergencies and how to handle them after calling your Marlton dentist.


Why You Should Take Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth Even Though They Fall Out

February 20, 2020

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little girl in red shirt holding toothbrush

Your dentist often hears new parents ask, “why should I bother taking care of my child’s baby teeth if they’re just going to fall out anyway?” At first glance, that question makes sense. But in actuality, your child needs their baby teeth for a few reasons. In today’s blog post, let’s go over a few of the reasons why your child’s baby teeth are actually quite important.


Wondering What To Look For In a New Dentist? Start With These 5 Tips

January 7, 2020

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Woman getting a dental exam

If you want healthy smiles for you and your loved ones, the first step is finding a high-quality dentist. Since you’ll be seeing them at least twice a year for dental care (and possibly more if you need additional treatment), spending a little time researching on the front end will really pay off later on. But if you’re wondering what to look for in a new dentist in Marlton or aren’t sure where to start, keep reading below. You’ll learn about 5 things to watch for that will help you find outstanding care from the start!


What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling

December 5, 2019

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man with mouth pain

You’re just about as prepared as you can be for your upcoming trip this holiday season. Your clothes are packed, your airplane ticket is reserved, and your hotel room is booked. Suddenly you develop a toothache while your overseas, and you realize that you’re not as prepared as you could have been. What should you do in that situation? An emergency dentist has the answers.


Cold and Flu Season Tips to Protect Your Smile

November 7, 2019

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Cold and flu season is in full swing. If you find yourself with the case of the sniffles, you could unknowingly damage your smile while combating the symptoms. There are several home remedies that can be used to help you recover, but some may be harmful to your teeth and gums. Here are a few cold and flu season tips to protect your smile.


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