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What Toothpaste Should I Use?

Colgate, crest, aquafresh, sensodyne etc- there are so many choices, WHICH ONE SHOULD I PICK? I get this question a lot. There are so many brands of toothpaste and it can get confusing. The truth of the matter is all those over-the-counter toothpastes are the same- in terms of protecting your teeth from cavities. Most […]

It’s My Kids Fault

Many expecting moms have told me that during pregnancy their teeth began to get cavities. Does pregnancy really make your teeth more prone to decay? There are several reasons why pregnancy can cause cavities: 1) Vomiting and acid re-flux can lower the pH of your mouth. Bacteria that cause cavities thrive and propagate in this […]

A Manifestation of Stress

Why are so many people stressed out and what does it have to do with teeth? Human beings are more stressed out than ever before. Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are more common these days. Is that really true? Perhaps our grandparents didn’t openly discuss these issues. Maybe they never sought out […]

Wisdom Teeth: Our Surprising Loss to Evolution

Young adults dread getting their wisdom teeth removed. Going to the oral surgeon to get these suckers out has become commonplace in the America culture. But why are wisdom teeth “extra”? THE ANSWER LIES IN EVOLUTION. At one point, our jaws were bigger and had space for wisdom teeth. Want proof? Go to any museum […]

Root Canals Declassified

When someone hears root canal- they automatically think… PAIN.  In truth, root canals get you OUT OF PAIN. What is a root canal? Our teeth are actually alive with nerves and blood supply located in its core. When a cavity gets big and infects the core, the body responds sending pain signals to the brain. […]

Pregnancy and X-rays

Coincidentally, in the past week, I received numerous questions about pregnancy and the safety of dental treatment. Preventative Dental Care According to the American Pregnancy Association, “Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are recommended.” Oral infections have been linked to causing premature births. Getting your routine exam & […]

Is That a Crack?

What do you see? Over time, amalgam (“silver”) fillings can expand and cause crack lines to form around teeth. If left ignored, the cracks can propagate and ultimately the tooth can break. Many times, teeth like these don’t cause any discomfort until its too late. At Tenafly Dental Associates, we do a thorough examination and […]

Dangers of the Pacifier

Dangers of the Pacifier (not just crooked teeth!) We recently trained our daughter to sleep without the pacifier. Although a difficult first few nights, she can now live without it. Before I share our secret, let’s discuss the ramifications of pacifier use. Pacifier use does not just affect teeth. It can affect your child’s oral-facial […]

The Greatest Recession

1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. That sounds like a high number, right? Sensitivity can be multi-factorial and does not necessarily mean you have a cavity. Grinding and clenching can cause gums to recede thereby exposing the nerves of your roots which cause sensitivity. It’s important to make an appointment if you you are […]

White Fillings

Sometimes it is the small things that make a difference. At Tenafly Dental Associates, we take a minimally invasive, conservative approach to dentistry. We restored this tooth with a composite (“white”) filling. Composite Fillings Composite fillings are a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Every year manufactures and engineers develop new […]

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