Summer is a wonderful time to live in NJ. We have so many activities available at our fingertips. Whether you have a vacation planned during the summer or not, we are able to easily get to some of the most popular destinations in our country. No matter if you are staying home, visiting one of the many tourist destinations in our area, or traveling, we want to remind you of the importance of caring for your teeth this summer. It can be easy to let the lack of routine get the best of you, but we want to help our patients avoid dealing with unexpected problems. Continue reading to learn some tips to help keep your mouth healthy and emergency free.
I often speak about the importance of maintaining routine hygiene examinations and scheduling any appointments for treatment in a timely fashion. I know that some of my patients suffer from anxiety over visiting the office and having dental procedures completed. My team and I do everything we can to ensure that each patient feels comfortable while under our care, and we do our best to be sure everyone is informed about what to expect during all dental treatments. No matter what my team and I do, we know that some patients will still have some nerves. I want to share some helpful tips that may help you feel more relaxed before and during your visit. Continue reading to learn more.
Are you suffering with tooth pain, putting off oral treatment, or not scheduling regular dental cleanings because you don’t have dental insurance or because your insurance coverage is just too limited? At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to make quality dental care accessible to every patient, whether they have dental insurance or not. We would hate for one of our patients to go without needed treatment or basic dental care because they are worried about high out-of-pocket costs. That’s why we’ve started a new program aimed at helping our patients get the care they need.
Over the past few years, there has been a large influx of individuals who have used saliva testing to determine a wide range of information. There are saliva tests that can determine your heritage, tests that can help diagnose food sensitivities and allergies, as well as tests that can pinpoint a number of medical risk factors that can potentially develop in your future. Recently, the pandemic has caused many adults to look at their current and future health in a different light. As a result of this, we at Aesthetic Smile Design are continuously looking for ways not only to improve the oral health of our patients, but their overall health as well. This is why we now offer our patients saliva testing. With one saliva sample, you can have three different tests performed: MyPerioPath, Immun19, and Celsus One.
Do you find that you are continuously worried about bad breath? Do you constantly take a step back when talking with others? Are you always reaching for a breath mint or just self-conscious in general? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time. This is especially common if you are a big coffee drinker or enjoy garlic in your food. When food or beverage is the cause of bad breath, the smell can be eliminated after a thorough teeth brushing. When you experience frequent bad breath, however, it can be worrisome because it is a warning sign something may be amiss with your oral health.
Dr. Edeer and the team are constantly looking for ways to improve the treatments they offer to patients. They believe in treating the patient as a whole and don’t just focus on a patient’s oral health. After dealing with the pandemic for the past two years, more people than ever before are concerned about what’s going on in their bodies. They want to learn about any threats to their health and well-being. Recently, we have added a simple way to test for a number of conditions that can affect your quality of life. Continue reading to learn more about these simple tests and what they can determine.
From an early age, we learn about the importance of oral health. As children, many of us have our parents or loved ones to teach us how to brush our teeth, the importance of eating healthy foods, and how to properly care for our bodies. As children become teenagers, many kids begin to test the boundaries as they crave the independence of adulthood. Because we were all teenagers at one point, we can certainly relate to all the trials and tribulations of growing up. At Aesthetic Smile Design, our goal is to help avoid the decline in oral health that can occur once teenagers start being responsible for their own hygiene. We want to help our patients understand the link between oral health and overall health.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? These exams are extremely important for both your oral and overall health. Many patients are surprised to learn that we do much more than just clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also inspect for other serious conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings are extremely important and only take moments to complete. Do you know if you are at risk for developing oral cancer? Continue reading to learn more about oral cancer and what to do if you are a high risk candidate for developing this disease.
Have you been delaying recommended dental treatments due to out of pocket costs or lack of insurance coverage? While we know that many of our patients are busy preparing for the upcoming holidays, now is the perfect time to consider starting and taking advantage of a flexible spending account, or FSA. This is a great way to enjoy the income tax savings and utilize it to receive dental care that will improve your quality of life. If your employer offers you this benefit option, It is a great way to pay for your dental needs with money that is not subject to Federal income tax!
As is the way of the world today, dental technology and advancements in treatments are ever changing. At Aesthetic Smile Design, we offer our patients the latest in dental innovations, materials, and treatments. We participate in various continuing education opportunities to stay current on the latest skills and techniques. We also regularly invest in new equipment to offer the very best outcomes for our patients and to ensure that they are safe and comfortable during their treatment. We want to share some of the digital technology that we frequently use in our office and how it can offer enhanced dental care and services.