At Northfield Dental Group, we see a lot of patients who reflexively exclaim, “But I brush every day!” when they find out they have cavities. Alas, it is extremely possible to be a good brusher and still get cavities. Some of the reasons for that include:
It can be tempting to put off preventative dental care with so many things vying for your time and attention. However, in the long run, being diligent about preventative care will save you valuable time, energy and money. To help you understand exactly how you can lower your risk of oral health problems, the team …Read the full article
The aging process causes a decline in the health of many parts of the body, including the mouth. In this post, find out what oral health-related changes to expect as you age, from the team at Northfield Dental Group.
As children it was a common reminder: “Brush your teeth every morning and before you go to bed. And don’t forget to floss!” As we grew up, the mantra stayed with us and the habit of brushing and flossing became just that — a habit. But how do we know that our oral cleaning routines …Read the full article
You probably make it a habit to inspect your teeth and gums for irregularities when you brush and floss. But how often do you look at your tongue? According to the team at Northfield Dental Group, the color and texture of your tongue can offer clues into your oral and general health. If you notice …Read the full article
Straightening your teeth with an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign offers more than just cosmetic benefits. It can also improve your oral health. In this post, the team at Northfield Dental Group discusses how a straighter smile can lead to a healthier mouth.
It’s important to visit your dentist twice a year, but what should you do if you need to find a new dentist? Whether you’ve recently moved or aren’t satisfied with your current dentist, you should take the time to research your options and find a dentist that fits your needs. In this post, the team …Read the full article
Tooth pain can be a sign of several types of dental problems. You may need to visit your dentist to determine the underlying cause and treat the issue. In this post, the team at Northfield Dental Group discusses some potential reasons why your tooth hurts.
The majority of us have experienced tooth sensitivity at some point or another. The sharp, searing tooth pain experienced when drinking hot or cold beverages, or breathing in cold air can occur constantly or intermittently. In any case, it can be quite uncomfortable and possibly a sign of a serious dental issue. The trusted dentists …Read the full article
Having the right knowledge and information about oral health can enable you to take better care of your teeth and gums. Conversely, the wrong information can lead to poor oral health decisions. At Northfield Dental Group, our team of top West Orange dentists understand that misconceptions and myths on oral health abound and can prevent …Read the full article