Choosing a Great Smile
Published on: December 09, 2012
What's in a Great Smile?
When a person smiles it tells a story. A smile reflects the joy we feel from within. It is the picture of our feelings complementing our entire face. A great smile shows a healthy being; a person who is in good health and feels confident.
Check yourself for a Great Smile
After you've brushed your teeth, take a good look at your smile in the mirror. Do you have uneven or chipped teeth? Do you have minor or major stains on your teeth? Do you have crooked or missing teeth?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
How Cosmetic Dentistry creates a Great Smile
Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem has been creating great smiles in Ocean County for 17 years with cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to achieve a great smile that nature did not give you or that bad health has caused to deteriorate.
Now, you can look forward to having your smile exactly the way you want it through cosmetic dentistry. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, fill in gaps in your teeth, replace missing or crooked teeth; cosmetic dentistry is the path to a great smile design.
Start off the New Year with a Great Smile
Don't hide your smile any more. Call Dr. Ron Rotem today for a thorough and caring consultation to find out how cosmetic dentistry can give you the great smile you've always wanted.
With sedation dentistry, Dr. Rotem can accomplish the work for your great smile in half the time.
Plan your great smile today and call Dr. Ron Rotem at the Center for Exceptional Cosmetic and Adult Dentistry and start your New Year right!
Dental Health and Aging
Published on: November 28, 2012
Neglecting Your Dental Health while Aging
At this time of year everyone is busy, but taking time out to care for your teeth is a necessity, especially if you're in the age group between 40 and 60.
Many people believe that losing teeth is part of aging, but the truth is you can keep your teeth for life with proper oral hygiene.
Dental Hygiene is More Important as you Age
The mouth changes with age. With the shrinking of the dental nerve, you can miss the fact that you have cavities or other serious problems going on. If you don't visit your dentist regularly, existing problems can lead to major problem requiring extensive dental procedures.
Taking good care of your teeth with the assistance of your dental professional is very important as you age.
Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Health as you Age
- Brush at least two times daily
- Floss after meals
- If you smoke, try to quit. Aside from other serious disease, smoking leads to gum disease
- Check for side effects of medications that may cause dry mouth.
- Drink plenty of water to reduce bacteria in your mouth
- Change your toothbrush often; at least every 12 weeks
Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem specializes in adult dentistry. Call Dr. Rotem today and get started on a healthy routine to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Dental health and aging should not be a problem if proper oral care becomes part of your daily life.
How to care for Sensitive Teeth
Published on: November 26, 2012
Many people suffer from sensitivity in their teeth. Tooth sensitivity is caused by a deterioration of tooth enamel from various sources. Harsh brushing, receding gums, acidic foods and gum disease are some of the common reasons for deterioration of tooth enamel, exposing the layer under the enamel (dentin) or the root, leading to tooth sensitivity.
If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages, this is an indication of a more serious problem and calls for immediate dental care.
How Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth can help
There are a host of dental care products available for people suffering from sensitive teeth. The most commonly used active ingredients in these products are potassium nitrate and strontium chloride.
The potassium nitrate is what desensitizes the roots preventing the transmission of pain stimuli through the nerves to the pulp and root. The strontium chloride forms a layer over tiny pores present in the dentin layer, preventing painful stimuli from reaching the nerve.
Together, these ingredients work to calm and ease the symptoms of tooth sensitivity.
Doing Your Part for Senstiive Teeth
The first step in preventing sensitive teeth is to learn to brush your teeth gently and away from the gum. The second step is maintaining good oral health practices at home to prevent receding gums and gum disease.
The most important step is to visit Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem for a complete and thorough examination to reveal an accurate diagnosis as to what is causing your tooth sensitivity. Dr. Rotem will give you the caring and gentle dental treatment needed for cleaning your sensitive teeth, treating any gum disease or problems as well as tech you how to care for your sensitive teeth at home.
If you are experiencing any discomfort due to tooth sensitivity, call Dr. Ron Rotem today to learn what can be done to care for your sensitive teeth.
Deep Cleaning May Prevent Tooth Loss
Published on: November 23, 2012
Preventing Tooth Loss from Periodontal Disease
Scaling and root planing, known as deep cleaning, is the first non-surgical step in preventing tooth loss.
If you've been diagnosed with gum disease, deep cleaning may be recommended by your dental professional for healing and shrinking of periodontal pockets.
How Deep Cleaning Works
When plaque and tartar are left on the teeth for long periods of time, the buildup of bacteria irritates the gums and begins to cause bleeding and the formation of pockets holding bacteria below the gum line. The bacteria thrive in these pockets, resulting in the destruction of the gum tissue.
Deep cleaning or root planing is the process of removing infected tooth structures formed from deep pockets of bacteria and smoothing the surface, helping the pockets to shrink.
Deep pockets that have formed under the gum line are a result of long term neglect and require more than surface scaling of the teeth.
Don't be confused by the two processes. Normal scaling of plaque from the teeth will not reach deep down into infected pockets that destroy gum and tooth structure. If you need a deep cleaning, you will most likely want to request sedation.
How Sedation Dentistry helps with Deep Cleaning
Depending of the seriousness of the tooth surface and the depth of the pocket, your deep cleaning may touch upon very sensitive areas and cause discomfort.
Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem believes his patients should be as comfortable and relaxed as possible during any invasive procedure and sedation dentistry will most likely be suggested by Dr. Rotem for your deep cleaning procedure. Sedation also makes it possible to accomplish more work in one sitting than would normally be possible without sedation.
If you have swollen or bleeding gums, call Dr. Rotem today and schedule a professional consultation to see if you are a candidate for deep cleaning, or root planing.
Deep cleaning, if done properly and in a timely fashion, can help save your teeth from loosening or from total loss. Don't hesitate when it comes to your oral health and call Dr.Rotem today to find out how deep cleaning may prevent tooth loss for you.
New Patients can help Hurricane Sandy Victims
Published on: November 19, 2012
Dr. Ron Rotem makes Generous Offer to help Hurricane Sandy Victims
Although Dr. Rotem and his family have felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy in their own way, Ocean County dentist, Dr. Rotem wanted to do something to offer help for the victims of Hurricane Sandy through his dental practice.
Help Restore the Shore or Yourself when You Call for Your First Appointment
Dr. Rotem knows that dental problems can be painful and difficult times can get in the way of patients seeking treatment when they need it most.
For that reason, Dr. Rotem wants all new patients to know that he cares and wants to help them with donations to the local Restore the Shore organization or a Shop Rite gift certificate to you or someone you know who is personally in need.
Here's How to Help
If you feel you need dental attention, Dr. Rotem wants to offer you, or the non-profit Restore the Shore Organization, a donation. The choice is yours.
When you call into Dr. Rotem's office for your first appointment, tell the person on the phone you are a new patient and that you either want the Shop Rite gift certificate for yourself or to have the equal amount donated to Restore the Shore.
Additionally, if you want to volunteer for Restore the Shore projects, just visit their Facebook page by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/restoretheshoreprojects
Dr. Rotem wants to Help You Help Yourself
When times are difficult it is important to take good care of yourself and your health. It is hard to pull yourself away from caring for others, but you will certainly do more for others if you, yourself, are in good health.
Good oral health will insure an overall healthy body. Good health is very important at this time with the stress of recovering from the hurricane damages and with the pressure of upcoming holidays.
Take a "time out" to call Dr. Ron Rotem for your first appointment and meet your caring community member, Dr. Ron Rotem. He does care about you and your health and his staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed and give you the time and treatment you deserve.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and a united front to help Hurricane Sandy victims.