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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Patient Resources
... Cosmetic Procedures Invisalign® Cosmetic Fillings Bonding Procedures Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Crown Lengthening Dental Bridges Specialty Dentures Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Soft Tissue Grafts Replacement of Lost Gum Tissue Dental Implants Smoking and Implants Dental Veneers Oral Health Topics Introduction Fluoride The Preventive Program Fillings Infection Control Medication and Heart Disease Latex Allergy Age and Oral Health Tobacco Oral Piercing High-Tech Office Tooth Care What is Tooth Decay...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...” Cat is right on target with her approach to her children's oral health...

Bad Breath Might be a Sign of a More Serious Oral Condition
...As a result you’ll experience better oral health — and maybe fresher breath too...

Encountering Positive Experiences the Key to Overcoming Dental Anxiety
...While this undue emotional stress could adversely affect your general health, the greater threat is to your oral health, if it causes you to avoid dental care altogether...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... If you are experiencing any pregnancy-related oral health issues, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Good Reasons to Consider Orthodontics - Even in Adulthood
...Orthodontics not only enhances your appearance but may also improve your long-term oral health...

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?
...For more information, see the Dear Doctor magazine article “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children...

More Than a Clean Feeling - Professional Cleaning Enhances Oral Health
...Rest assured, though, there's more to it — regular professional cleanings yield long-term benefits to your oral health...

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have
...Not only will this help you maintain optimum oral health, it may also contribute to better management of other conditions you may have...

Dental Sealants: One of the Childhood Secrets TV Designer Nate Berkus Credits for His Beautiful Smile
...In a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine, Nate discussed his oral health history...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Our approach then is effective oral hygiene and perhaps a few cleanings — the basics every person should practice for good oral health — along with a few extra measures specific to chronic halitosis...

Developing a Dental Care Strategy Could Save Long-Term Costs
...Your teeth and gums aren’t islands unto themselves — your oral health is heavily influenced by other conditions in the body, especially systemic diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular disease...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Do Your Dentures and Mouth a Favor: Take Them Out at Night
...Not removing them when you sleep at night can harm your oral health and reduce your dentures’ longevity...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
... The first step to minimizing these effects is to improve oral health before cancer treatment begins...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

3 Surprising Foods That Could Help You Fight Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nutrition & Oral Health...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

A Healthy Diet is Your Best Source for Vitamins and Minerals
... If you would like more information on the role of diet in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Not All Bacteria are Harmful to Oral Health
... If you would like more information on the role of bacteria in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Keeping the Lid on Acid to Protect Your Tooth Enamel
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children” and “GERD — Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

New Understanding of Bacteria Promises Better Approaches to Oral Care
... This new knowledge, for example, confirms that many of our modern lifestyle habits adversely affect oral health...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
...You may find implants are actually a cost-effective investment in both your oral health and your smile...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A Low Sugar, High Fiber Diet will Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...If you would like more information on diet and oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

X-Ray Radiation Exposure is Much Less than Daily Environmental Radiation
...Our primary goal is to improve your oral health without undue risk to your health in general...

Crowns Could be the 'Smile' Solution for Some Unattractive Teeth
...From an oral health standpoint, it’s usually wise to preserve it...

Take Care of Your Gums, Take Care of Your Heart
...Take care of your oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Taking Care of Oral Health Crucial to Quality of Life for HIV Positive Patients
... The most serious effect, though, of HIV on oral health is the body’s lower resistance to fight periodontal (gum) disease...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

There Are a Lot of Bacteria in Your Mouth but Only a Few Mean You Harm
...In trying to do good we may run the risk of disrupting the mouth’s microbiome balance—with adverse results on a patient’s long-term oral health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Keep Oral Care in Focus for a Family Member With Special Needs
...During November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes those caring for children with special needs or senior adults with life challenges—and part of that ongoing care includes watching out for their loved one's oral health...

Don't Ignore Sudden Tooth Pain - Your Teeth may be Telling you Something
...But there is a reason for your sudden agony and the sooner you find it out, the better the outcome for your oral health...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...And that includes teeth and gum care: While it may not seem as urgent as other potential issues, failing to maintain oral health could eventually affect the rest of their health...

Tobacco: One Baseball Tradition We Can Do Without
...Our top oral health concern with tobacco is cancer: Research has shown some correlation between tobacco use (especially smokeless) and a higher risk of oral cancer...

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums
...This is an additional procedure performed on the teeth of patients who exhibit good oral health, and what you most associate with that “squeaky clean” feeling afterward...

Dental Implants and Diabetes
...  Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to nerve and tissue damage, and may adversely impact your oral health...

Take These Steps to Alleviate Chronic Dry Mouth
...More importantly, it's hazardous to your oral health...

The Day After Labor Day: Renew Your Focus on Your Family's Oral Health
...Post-Labor Day may also be an opportune time to revitalize another kind of business: taking care of your family's oral health...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Robert Perri, D.D.S.
Linda Maiorano, D.D.S.
466 Old Hook Road, Suite 24B
Emerson, NJ 07630
201-261-6688