Oral Health

Healthy smiles - toddler and mom

Flouride Toothpaste for Children Under Three

Last night, I was brushing my daughters teeth with a non-flouridated toothpaste. She clearly enjoyed the taste of her “sesame street toothpaste” but I wondered, why no flouride? I remember learning that too much flouride can cause “fluorosis” in young children (Dental fluorosis is a change in the appearance of the tooth’s enamel surface. The

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Intraoral Camera

Seeing Is Believing

Did you get a chance to check out our new toy? We recently invested into a new dental camera that can magnify the surface of your teeth and gums up to 25 times and let you see the inside your mouth in vivid detail. Using this camera, we can easily spot tooth defects and problems

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Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens.

Straight Talk About Straight Teeth

If you​’r​e​ an adult with crooked teeth you may have thought about straightening your teeth. People assume that straightening their teeth is just about looking good. What many don’t realize is that ​there ​are numerous benefits to straightening your teeth. Chipped Teeth if your teeth are crooked, this may promote chipping and wear of your

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Oral Health Consultation

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

Which Toothpaste Is The Best? 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

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Woman in Field

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

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Grinding teeth leads to pain.

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

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Wisdom Teeth

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

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3D Mesh Model of a human tooth

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.

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Woman Looking

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 &

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Dentist tools in metal tray on table close up

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

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