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Keep Your Eye on Your Smile: Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

May 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 3:56 pm
man smiling and holding a basketball

When you learned to play various sports, you probably heard this advice from your coach: keep your eye on the ball. If you get distracted or look elsewhere, you may not make the catch, get a strike, miss the shot, or mishit the ball. While your focus will be on your sport, one thing you shouldn’t forget to protect while you play is your smile! In fact, many athletes experience dental emergencies, the common of which are described below.


Unfriendly Foods: 4 Snacks Known to Injure Teeth

March 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 6:05 pm
Woman in blue t-shirt holding her hand to her face in pain

No one wants to find themselves in the middle of a dental emergency, but unfortunately, it can happen to anyone at any time. One common issue that lands patients in the dentist’s chair is having chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken teeth. While you can’t anticipate when you might damage a tooth by biting into something too hard, you can prevent it from happening in the first place. By avoiding these 4 foods that are known to injure your grin, you can avoid potential problems to keep your smile happy and healthy! Keep reading to learn more.


4 Staining Thanksgiving Foods That Can Gobble-Up Your Beautiful Smile

November 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 4:26 pm
three cups of mulled wine

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and catch-up with family and friends and feast on all of your favorite holiday side dishes and treats. Unfortunately, some of the most popular holiday dishes, like cranberry sauce, are known to lead to discoloration if you aren’t mindful of how much you’re eating. Whether you just invested in teeth whitening and want to maintain your results or you don’t want to cause your smile to become further discolored, you’ll want to avoid these stain-causing Thanksgiving foods.


Getting a Sports Guard for Back to School

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 6:13 pm
child in a football helmet

What every parent wants more than anything is for their child to be safe and happy, but if your child is an athlete, it may sometimes feel like those things aren’t compatible. It’s obviously important to let your child do what they love, but it’s also a good idea to make sure that they don’t get injured.

If they don’t have one, a professionally-crafted sports guard can go a long way toward avoiding any serious dental emergencies. Since you’re probably back-to-school shopping anyway, here’s what you should know about the prospect of getting your child a sports guard.


Want to Boost Your Dental Health This Year? Here are 5 Tips to Help!

January 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 7:33 pm

woman thinking hand on chinYou’ve made it into the new year, and you want to make the best of it by improving your dental health. Your main challenge is to develop the best strategy for moving forward. To eliminate any guessing, read on to get 5 tips that will make a huge impact and prevent any unwanted bacteria growth!


Swollen Gums May Be a Warning Sign of Poor Oral Health

December 11, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 8:54 pm

Woman showing red gumsDo your gums ever get red or swollen? Or, maybe they bleed when you’re brushing or flossing? There are many possible causes, but very often, inflamed gums are a warning sign of oral and overall health problems. Tender or red gums can also tip off poor oral health maintenance. Keep reading to learn why your gums may be inflamed, and why the health of your gums is important.


Change Your Brush Routinely for the Best Oral Health

November 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 9:02 pm

Man and woman brushing teethDo you brush your teeth twice a day, for 2 minutes each session? If your answer is yes, you’re taking an important step each day to care for your oral and overall health. However, did you know that your toothbrush needs to be replaced to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Old toothbrushes can reinsert bacteria into your mouth, cause bad breath, and even cavities and decay. Keep reading to learn when you should change your toothbrush and the type of brush to use for the best oral health.


Should I See the Dentist or Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

October 11, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 8:57 pm

Man with tooth painDental emergencies are increasing year after year. In fact, ER visits for dental related emergencies have doubled, making this a common problem with millions of cases each year. However, many people don’t know how to handle a dental emergency or whether they should go to the ER or see a dentist. Keep reading to discover where you should go first after a dental disaster and what you can do to handle the situation from an experienced dentist.


Dental Crowns: A Great Way to Protect Your Smile from Decay

September 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 8:42 pm

Woman smiling confidently.Do you have a damaged or missing tooth that looks like a glaring flaw in your smile? Imperfections in the smile and tooth decay can make people feel insecure and unattractive. Besides how your smile looks, it also helps you laugh, talk, and eat. Keep reading to learn how dental crowns are used to treat tooth decay and how they can help your smile look and function better.


For Dental Trauma, Your Emergency Dentist Says Do This

August 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — eastbrunswick @ 2:38 pm

man frowning from dental painThe day starts out normally for you. After getting out of bed, you commence your usual activities, but something’s different this morning. There’s an intense pain radiating throughout one side of your face, and it seems to be stemming from one of your teeth. You’ve determined that you have a toothache, but what should you do now? Your emergency dentist says there are certain steps you should take at home to stabilize the situation until you can receive professional help. Learn what to do for this and other common dental emergencies as you read on.