Should I use an electric toothbrush?

There's a lot of debate about whether electric toothbrushes, which can be quite expensive, actually clean better than manual toothbrushes.

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5 Signs of Gum Disease

Unfortunately gum disease is a very common thing among adults. Nearly 80% of adults are unaware that they have at least a mild form of it.

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Why do my gums bleed when I floss?

When we brush our teeth, the bristles from our toothbrush can go over our gums. Gum tissue is not like teeth because it's much more sensitive.

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Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

From business to friendships and relationships, we're constantly talking to other people, and our teeth are one of the first things many people notice.

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Oral Health for Diabetics

Because our mouths contain many types of bacteria (no matter how much we exercise good oral hygiene), you can be at an increased risk for cavities, gum disease and more.

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How to make sure your child doesn't fear the dentist

Sometimes, children can develop a fear of the dentist early in life. While not uncommon, a fear of the dentist in children can lead to a lifelong avoidance of dental care.

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What is a dental bridge?

If you are missing a tooth, or think that you might need to have one pulled in the near future, a dental device known as a "dental bridge" is what your dentist will often use to restore the gap in your smile caused my a missing tooth (or teeth).

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What causes dry mouth?

Failure to treat constant dry mouth can lead to cavities, gum disease and even oral infections. The most common causes of dry mouth are side effects from medication and dehydration.

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What is TMJ?

TMJ actually stands for Temporomandibular joint, but has come to mean problems and pain associated with the joints and muscles attached to your lower jaw.

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How to choose the right toothbrush

Many of our patients don't realize the importance of using care when choosing a toothbrush. Don't be quick to pick the toothbrush that happens to be on sale at the supermarket.

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5 Ways to Keep a Healthy Smile

At Garden State Smiles, we love making our patients smiles more beautiful and healthy. But once you leave the office, how do you keep up with your oral health?

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Do I have a cavity? Knowing when to see a dentist is key.

Most of us have experienced a cavity in our lifetime. If you're experiencing a sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods, you might be wondering whether you need to see a dentist right away, if the pain will go away on its own, or if it's going to get worse.

By Garden State Smiles Team