Quit Smoking, Brighten Your Smile, & Improve Your Health

National Smoke-out Day is November 19th this year.  So what does that mean to you if you are a smoker?  To many, it will mean too little.  To others, it is a great time to take the necessary steps to quit the habit for good and brighten your smile at the same time.  Visit our Colonia dentist to learn how we can improve your smile.

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Tips on How to Keep Up Your Oral Hygiene

 Good dental hygiene in Colonia, Iselin, Clark, Rahway, Avenel, Woodbridge, Edison, Westfield, Scotch Plains, or the surrounding areas is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. It is important to take care of your oral health because it directly relates to your general health. You may hear this and think that it can’t be true. But years of research have discovered just how much your oral health matters and how it affects other parts of your body. It has been proven time and time again that poor oral care may weaken the balance of care throughout the body and it has been directly linked to various diseases throughout the body. Some diseases that can be caused by poor dental hygiene include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and many other chronic ailments. These are some serious issues and some may be life-threatening. It is

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A Look at Dentistry Through the Years

Dentistry is a specialized form of medicine that focuses on the oral cavity. It has been around for a considerable amount of time. Diagnosis, prevention, treatments, and surgical procedures have come a long way to arrive at the modern techniques we enjoy today. Let’s take a look back at dentistry through the years so we can appreciate how far we have come! Early Sumerian texts from 5000 BC claim that the origin of teeth cavities were worms that dug into the teeth causing pain and discomfort. While modern medicine has discredited this explanation, it gives a rare glimpse into the efforts taken to explain and try to understand dentistry. During the Medieval times, a class system was forming in society and dental care reflected that. Care for teeth through special techniques, pastes, and powders had been established as part of dental care for those who were rich and informed. Dental

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