Put Your Teeth at the Top of Your Daily 'To-Do' List
Published on: March 04, 2013
Everyday Habits That Can Prevent Tooth Loss
There are a host of bad daily habits that people use, not realizing the long-term negative effect on their teeth, possibly leading to complete tooth loss after age 65.
Review this Check List of Good Daily Habits to Prevent Tooth Loss
Every day, we plan our activities for the day and give little thought to how some of these activities will affect our teeth. Check this list and make a new plan for your teeth today!
- The first matter of the day is to make sure you have given your teeth the minimum time of a 3 minute brushing with a soft toothbrush that is clean and in good shape. Bent or flat bristles will harm your gums and not give your teeth a proper brushing.
- After brushing, chose wisely what foods and beverages you are going to consume throughout the day. Choosing sugary foods or acidic drinks, such as alcohol or sport drinks can cause acid to eat away the enamel that protects your teeth from cavities and plaque buildup. Minimize intake of beverages that can stain your teeth, like coffee, black tea and red wine.
- During your daily routine, be mindful not to use your teeth to open bags, caps or rip plastic tags from items. Your teeth are meant to chew and not meant to be used as a handy tool. If you use your teeth this way, please stop immediately. These habits will loosen your teeth and slowly lead to tooth loss.
- Smoking and chewing tobacco are very harmful to your teeth and your overall health. Smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to mouth cancer and heart disease. There are many products and systems to help you stop smoking. Trying to stop would be most beneficial for your entire health system.
- Be aware of dry mouth caused by many prescription drugs. If you experience dry mouth as a result of medications that you must take for your health, make sure to ask your dentist how he / she can help alleviate this problem.
- During your daily planning, whether you're going to the gym, to work, or just to socialize for the day, bring along your dental floss. You may not have the opportunity to brush during the day, but it's a good habit to floss after each meal.
Thinking of Your Teeth in Your Daily Plan
Now that you have a checklist of good habits to use for your daily plan, please add to your list a call to Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem for your quarterly, semi-annual or annual visit.
Put oral health care at the top of your daily planning list and if you have any existing problems, call Dr. Ron Rotem today for the top in New Jersey dental care.
Dr. Rotem's daily plan for you is to have a big, beautiful smile every day!
Research Indicates the Growing Dangers of Dry Mouth
Published on: February 25, 2013
A Growing Number of Cases of Dry Mouth
According to one study by Georgia Health Sciences University, it is believed that 44 million Americans suffer from the dangerous and debilitating effects of dry mouth.
Dry mouth has numerous causes, most of which result in a dangerous situation for your overall health.
Dry Mouth Bacterial Growth can lead to a Systemic Threat
According to leading New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, "the number of dry mouth cases seems to be growing in epidemic proportions".
When saliva, the natural cleansing agent for the mouth, is diminished, bacteria grow and begin to attack oral health with cavities and gum disease. Saliva neutralizes the acids in the mouth, protecting against bacterial growth.
Cavities hold bacteria and weaken the teeth, while gum disease caused by bacteria weakens the jaw bone causing dangerous health conditions for the entire body as well as loosening and loss of teeth. The results can be devastating to your health and your finances. Also, dry mouth can have some embarrassing effects such as chronic bad breath.
Causes of dry mouth can vary. Prescription medications, certain diseases or a severe systemic health problem can bring on dry mouth and its serious side effects.
Preventative Checkups Can Stabilize Dry Mouth
Some early home solutions such as cutting out caffeine, drinking plenty of water and eating fibrous foods can assist in the production of more saliva.
However, to truly contain the dry mouth situation and protect your mouth from bacterial attack, frequent preventative dental checkups are necessary.
Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem is experienced with patients who suffer from dry mouth. Dr. Rotem knows the signs of dry mouth and the effective solutions necessary to help you prevent damage to your oral health and your overall health.
Call Dr. Rotem today and make an appointment for a quick evaluation and expert diagnosis for your symptoms of dry mouth.
Remember, as research has indicated, dry mouth is a serious oral health problem and you should avoid the risks associated with the dangers of dry mouth.
February is National Heart Health Month
Published on: February 17, 2013
The Link between Inflammation of Gums and Inflammation of Arteries
Inflammation is a common thread in both gum disease and heart disease. Does this mean that gum disease can cause heart disease? The jury is still out o the findings, but it is known that the progression of plaque building up in arteries is similar to the inflammation in gums caused by plaque on the teeth.
The Link between Oral Disease and Heart Disease
Many researchers say that poor oral health does not cause heart attacks. Other researchers, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, indicate that the mouth, or pathway to the body, is the key indicator to the overall health condition of the body.
These researchers have suggested that the bacteria present in the mouth, from gum disease, can enter the body and attach to blood vessels causing the perfect storm for blood clots by raising blood pressure. Clots restrict the blood flow to and from the heart and can lead to disastrous results.
Is Good Oral Health the only Key to a Healthy Heart?
Good oral health is one important factor to a healthy heart. Proper diet and daily exercise and overall good care of your entire body work hand in hand with good oral health.
Flossing after meals and brushing your teeth twice daily is the minimum recommendation for good oral health. Risks for heart disease can be increased by smoking, poor nutrition and leading a sedentary lifestyle.
Visit Dr. Ron Rotem, a True Professional
This February, take action to get a thorough dental exam with top New Jersey dentist Dr. Ron Rotem.
For the absolute best in dental care, you don't have to drive to New York City when you have a professional like Dr. Rotem available in Ocean County.
Trust your oral health to Dr. Rotem. He has been caring for Ocean County residents for nearly 20 years and continues his education annually to bring you the best in modern dentistry.
Be good to your heart beginning with good oral health. Don't gamble on the chance of the link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Make a commitment to yourself and those who love you by starting your heart-healthy lifestyle with a thorough oral checkup with Dr. Ron Rotem for National Heart Health Month.
Stress Increases Incidents of Grinding Teeth
Published on: February 11, 2013
How the Daily Grind can put Stress on Your Teeth
Stress has always been part of East Coast living, but more recently, stress seems to be gripping the population as a whole.
With all the major news stations focusing on bad news, the serious weather conditions affecting the country and just life, in general, more and more people are grinding their stress into their teeth. Bruxism, a word for teeth grinding, is on the rise!
Grinding Teeth can lead to Broken Teeth
Many people don't realize that a lot of their stress is expressed while sleeping and grinding their teeth. If you have a life partner, they will tell you if they hear you grinding at night. If you are sleeping alone, you may not realize the damage you are causing to your teeth while you believe you are at rest.
Telltale signs of grinding teeth are sore teeth, sensitive teeth, sore jaw muscles, ringing in the ears and headaches.
Although you may not be personally affected by the economy, jobless rates and other economic situations, the news alone is enough to put additional stress on your subconscious. These thoughts can manifest during the night and cause you to grind your teeth.
Grinding teeth can lead to flattened teeth and broken teeth. If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, be proactive before it causes you severe dental problems.
Ask Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem
A simple dental exam will reveal if you are grinding your teeth. Being proactive means saving yourself a lot of time and money repairing teeth broken by teeth grinding.
If caught in time, your teeth grinding may be halted by something as simple as a night guard; a fitted plastic or rubber guard you wear on your teeth while sleeping. These custom fitted dental appliances are sometimes covered by dental insurance.
Take a 'time out' and call Dr. Rotem today for your thorough exam and be proactive in preventing broken teeth caused by incidents of grinding teeth. Taking charge of your dental health is easy. Dr. Rotem has been caring for Ocean County patients for nearly 20 years and can improve your dental health with the caring comfort of sedation dentistry.
If you suspect you are grinding your teeth, don't wait until you are in pain. Call Dr. Rotem for your consultation and discuss the options available to you to prevent further damage from grinding teeth.
Can Quality Dental Implants be Completed in One Day?
Published on: February 04, 2013
The Possibility of Quality One-Day Dental Implants
Anyone who needs to replace loose or missing teeth will find dental implants the most natural and permanent way to have great looking teeth.
There are many advertisers who claim that dental implants can be accomplished in only one day. Dental patients find this an alluring message and seek to have this accomplished. The fact is that after the initial treatments to prepare the jawbone for the implants, the final product can be attached in one day.
How the Dental Implant Process Works
When you speak with your dentist about dental implants, there is a process he or she will explain to you so that your expectations are realistic.
First, your dentist must check the quality of your jawbone to make certain that the root-like posts will adhere to the jawbone for proper functioning and attachment of the final tooth.
Secondly, based upon the determination of the first examination, a surgery will be scheduled to insert the posts into your jawbone. Your medical history will be important to determine what type of sedation you will receive for a pain free and comfortable surgical procedure.
Finally, after you have had your posts inserted, there is a short waiting time to allow your gums to heal and to be certain that the posts have begun to adhere to the jaw. This is the most exciting time in the process because the final step of inserting permanent, real looking teeth is going to give you a perfect, beautiful smile.
If, in the case of an emergency, you need the entire procedure completed in one day, it can be done. Your dentist can explain how this would work for your particular and individual needs.
Get Your Dental Implant Process Started Today!
Top Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem has the best reputation for caring and comfort dental care.
Dr. Rotem has been practicing cosmetic dentistry, in Ocean County, for nearly 20 years and he continues to update his education on dental prosthetics and sedation dentistry annually.
If you are seeking the upmost professional, genuine and caring dental treatment, call Dr. Rotem today.
After a confidential consultation, Dr. Rotem will explain the possibilities of how you can achieve your perfect smile with quality dental implants.