Online Dental Education Library

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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A Few Tips for Developing a Good Brushing Habit
...” Better yet, you needn’t wait for the next January 1st — you can begin better oral hygiene habits today...

Iron Chef Cat Cora: Protecting Your Children's Teeth Starts Early
...This includes monitoring the food they eat and their oral hygiene habits...

Bad Breath Might be a Sign of a More Serious Oral Condition
... You may see a pattern here: many of these conditions that simultaneously contribute to bad breath stem from high levels of bacteria, which flourish in plaque built up on tooth surfaces due to inadequate oral hygiene...

TV Anchor Nancy O'Dell Discusses Pregnancy and Oral Health
... It's especially important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy with routine brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleanings...

Beyond Brushing and Flossing: Consider Other Risk Factors for Tooth Decay
...It arises mainly from oral bacteria, which proliferates in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?
...It charts your oral hygiene habits, scores your brushing technique — and, if you allow it, shares information about how well (or poorly) you’re doing with your family, friends… even your dentist...

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have
... With this in mind, the best approach is to practice effective, daily oral hygiene to reduce the risk of gum disease, coupled with regular office cleanings and checkups...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

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...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Developing a Dental Care Strategy Could Save Long-Term Costs
... Practice thorough, daily oral hygiene...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Although a Global Problem, Tooth Decay can be Prevented
...The foundation for prevention is fluoride in toothpaste and effective oral hygiene — daily brushing and flossing to removing plaque, a thin film of food remnant on teeth that’s a feeding ground for bacteria, along with regular dental visits for more thorough cleaning and examination...

How to Keep Tooth Wearing to a Minimum as you Age
... Finally, it's important that you take care of your teeth through daily oral hygiene, regular office cleanings and checkups, and a nutritious diet for maintaining strong bones and teeth...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Disclosing Agents Show Plaque You've Missed When Brushing and Flossing
... A disclosing agent gives you a snapshot of where you need to improve your oral hygiene...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

A Healthy Diet is Your Best Source for Vitamins and Minerals
...And while you can take in fluoride from toothpaste or other oral hygiene products, you'll also find it in seafood and tea...

Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health
Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children...

4 Tips for Achieving Better Hygiene
You know the basics of great oral hygiene: Brush and floss daily; see your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups; and watch your diet, especially sweets...

Word Quiz on Oral Hygiene
... Choose the correct meaning for: Oral Hygiene Clean language The practice of keeping your teeth and gums clean A shade of lipstick A type of dental surgery Biofilm A movie about a person’s life, such as “Ray Charles” A new kind of cling wrap An accumulation of bacteria that forms a whitish, sticky film A tooth whitener Dental plaque A type of instrument used to clean teeth Bacteria that accumulate on teeth and gums An award given at the Dental Oscar ceremony Your dentist’s framed diploma Inflammation The body’s response to harmful bacteria A condition in which your gums become red and swollen and bleed easily A cause of gingivitis All of the above Periodontal disease Any disease caused by bacteria Tooth decay Whitish sores on the lips Gum disease caused by dental plaque Disclosants Simple dyes that can stain plaque and make it visible Television reality shows Dental x-rays A section of your annual tax report Gingivitis Any infection in the oral area Tooth decay Inflammation of the gums that can lead to periodontal disease All of the above Dental caries Gum disease A task carried out during your teeth cleaning A technique of orthodontia Tooth decay Fluoride A mineral that has been found to prevent tooth decay The location of a famous dental school A gasoline additive A type of house paint Inter-dental Area Referring to the area between your teeth The area regular proper flossing will keep clean Area that wood points and specially designed brushes can be used to clean All of the above Answers: 1...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

Know Your Toothpaste: How to Simplify Your Purchasing Decision
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene products, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...With dedicated oral hygiene and regular dental visits that uncover early decay, chances are good your teeth can remain healthy for a lifetime...

Practice Daily Oral Hygiene to Prevent Calcified Plaque Formation
...Because of this direct link between plaque and/or calculus and dental disease, we encourage everyone to perform two important oral hygiene tasks every day...

Flossing Daily Around Implants will Help Prevent Losing Your Bridge
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Hygiene for Fixed Bridgework...

Take Care of Your Gums, Take Care of Your Heart
...Gum disease can often be prevented—and reversed if caught early—simply with good oral hygiene, so be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day...

3 Age-Related Dental Problems and what you can do About Them
...This and proper daily oral hygiene and regular dental care can keep your teeth looking younger even in your later years...

You Need a Dentist to Remove Tartar From Your Teeth
One of the key parts to an effective oral disease prevention plan is practicing daily oral hygiene to remove dental plaque...

Oral Hygiene Might Be on the Decline With the Newest Adult Generation
... If a recent survey is correct, that may be a result of poor oral hygiene practices...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

New Minimally Invasive Techniques are Improving Tooth Decay Treatment
...Oral hygiene and regular dental care are our basic weapons in the war with tooth decay...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...Daily oral hygiene keeps plaque, a thin bacterial film on teeth most responsible for dental disease, from accumulating...

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums
Every good oral hygiene regimen has two parts — the part you do (brushing and flossing) and the part we do (professional cleanings and checkups)...

Tooth Pain? Here Are Some Possible Causes
...Prevention through effective oral hygiene may help you avoid a future bout of mysterious tooth pain...

Removing Hardened Plaque Reduces Your Risk of Disease
...In other words, it takes both a daily oral hygiene practice and regular dental visits to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful...

The Day After Labor Day: Renew Your Focus on Your Family's Oral Health
...Make oral hygiene a daily thing...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

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