Is Oral Health Influenced By Genetics?

Do you take excellent care of your teeth and find that you still experience dental issues rather frequently? It might be time to have a chat with your family, as genetics can play a role in your oral health. Along with your eye color, hair color, height, and other features, genetics can play a part in certain oral conditions or diseases that you might be more prone to developing. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to see which oral conditions may be caused by genetics.

Maintaining Your Oral Health As You Age

Are there times that you think back to your oral care habits from your youth and wished that you acted differently? We often hear from our older patients that they wish they had taken better care of their teeth when they were younger. One of the benefits of modern dentistry is that we can treat a variety of dental conditions that many years ago would have left patients facing a dental extraction. Even with all the treatments and advancements that we have available today, we want to stress the importance of taking care of your teeth at every age, especially as you become older.

Delaying Dental Treatment? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last visit and you have been postponing the appointment? Now is the perfect time to call our office and schedule the procedure. We know that times have been unusual for over a year now, and there may have been circumstances that forced you to cancel an appointment, or perhaps you didn’t necessarily feel comfortable visiting our office. Now that life has started to return to a sense of normalcy, with restaurants and stores resuming a normal schedule and mask wearing becoming more lax and optional, we hope that you will put your dental health in the forefront and visit us soon. Postponing needed treatment can cause more damage and added expense. Read on to learn more about the damage you may be causing to your mouth.

Take a Deep Breath — Don’t Let Stress Affect Your Dental Health

Over the past year dentists across the country have seen a rise in emergency appointments with patients with cracked teeth. You might be wondering what has been causing this sudden increase in emergency appointments with the same dental concern. The answer is stress. For well over a year, Americans across the country have been dealing with life situations that we have never experienced in this country before. The changes in jobs, schools, and how we live our daily lives have been troubling for many. When dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, the body copes in different ways. It can affect your overall health as well as your dental health.

You’re Never Too Old To Get A Beautiful Smile

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would love to straighten your teeth but feel your age is holding you back? Due to movies, television, and social stereotypes, many adults feel that braces are only for teenagers, and once you reach a certain age you won’t benefit from orthodontic treatment. We are here to tell you that everyone at any age can benefit from straightening their teeth. Orthodontic treatment has improved greatly over the years. There are numerous options available that can benefit any lifestyle and budget. Continue reading to learn more about these options.

How To Care For Your Mouth Following A Tooth Extraction

At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to provide exceptional dental care and to help create healthy smiles for our patients. While that is always our main goal and we do everything possible to save your teeth, at times it is not always possible, and a tooth may need to be removed. A tooth extraction could be needed for a number of reasons such as extreme dental decay, severe injury to the tooth, advanced periodontal disease, illness, or side effects from medication.

Get Your Smile Ready For Summer

Spring is in full swing in New Jersey, and we are all loving the longer days and the warmer weather. With the restrictions loosening day by day and our area getting a glimpse of life returning back to some form of normalcy, now is the perfect time to make the change to your smile that you have been longing for. When we can finally say goodbye to masks for good, revealing a new smile will be an unexpected surprise to your family and friends. We have the perfect treatment that will be sure to have you smiling from ear to ear. Continue reading to learn about this popular treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Are you missing a tooth and have been contemplating dental implants but are not sure if you would be a candidate? We know that many patients who need to choose a tooth replacement option are eager to make that choice quickly, and the popularity of dental implants have many leaning towards this method. We support this choice, as dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and finished off with a replacement tooth, such as a crown, that is placed on top.

When’s the Last Time You Visited Us?

Do you see our emails every month and think to yourself that you need to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment for a cleaning or treatment? We know that the past year has been unusual for everyone. You might have cancelled your appointment months ago and forgotten to reschedule, or maybe you are overdue for a cleaning because life has been busy and time has gotten away from you. Whatever the reason, we want to encourage you to schedule your next appointment today. Delaying hygiene visits and needed treatments can cause major consequences. Read on to find out more.

Tips for a Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

When your child is very young, it is such an exciting time. It seems like there is always a milestone or fun event occurring. It is important to remember that, along with the first steps, first babbles, and first birthday, there is another exciting first that all young children experience – their first dental appointment. We understand that sometimes it can be a little nerve-racking to bring your young one to the dentist. The sounds and sights can be very overwhelming. We want to share some tips that can help make the experience a little easier on everyone.