Advanced Dental Arts, P.A.

Invisalign: The Discreet Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Invisalign Clear Braces In Somerset NJ

Discreet Teeth Straightening With Invisalign

Are you confident about your smile?

Perhaps you’re shy about flashing a broad grin or embarrassed about showing your less than straight teeth in public.

If you’re an adult who missed out on orthodontic treatment as a teenager, it’s not too late.

Straightening teeth is about much more than mere aesthetics – straight teeth are healthy teeth!

Poorly aligned teeth can affect their longevity as well as your overall oral health, being harder to keep clean and more likely to develop cavities, fractures and uneven wear.

Luckily, orthodontic technology and dental treatment options have come on in leaps and bounds over the last 15 years or so.

It is now possible to correct misaligned teeth, close gaps and much more in a way that doesn’t involve unattractive looking and uncomfortable ‘train track’ type traditional braces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protect Your Child’s Smile This Summer

Somerset NJ Kids Dentist Talks Summer Prevention

Protect Your Kids’ Smiles In Summer

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, do you see yourself looking for ways to keep them busy and happy?

Some of your summer vacation plans are probably already set, but there is one sure-fire way to help fill your children’s summer schedule.

Make sure they go to the dentist!

Along with a diligent, daily dental hygiene regimen of brushing for #2mins2x, flossing & rinsing, everyone should see the dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.

Maintaining regular dental visits are important for preventing small problems from becoming larger – more expensive – ones.

Summer is a great time to make sure the kiddos are all set for the smile season! Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Simple Tips for a Healthy Looking Smile

Somerset NJ dentist shares 3 tips to save your smile and MONEY

A Little Smile Maintenance Goes a Long Way

Maintaining a healthy smile is easy, and can even save you money at the dentist. All it takes is some super simple – but consistent – dental hygiene habits to keep your kisser in tip top shape.

A diligent daily dental hygiene regimen along with some preventative dentistry is the first ingredient toward keeping a beaming & bright, healthy looking smile.

Why Is Dental Hygiene So Important?

Because we can avoid major treatment plans that cost significantly more than preventative dentistry – seeing your dentist on the regular. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Smiling Really Good For Your Health?

Somerset NJ dentist shares why smiling is so good for your health

Smile…It’s Good For You

We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, but just go ahead and try to laugh without smiling!

And we all know that when we feel good we tend to smile more, but did you know that the reverse may be true as well?

That is, just the simple act of smiling can be good for our health.

Even though smiles have been said to be incredibly contagious, cracking a smile is scientifically proven to be good for your overall health. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dental Floss or Interdental Brushes: Which Is Best?

Somerset NJ dentist answers whether floss or interdental brushes are best

The Between Teeth Cleaning Tool Debate

Say that three times fast! Dental floss or interdental brushes are two top tools for the task at hand.

Craftsmen (and dentists) around the world agree, if you don’t apply the right tool for the job at hand, optimal results will be difficult to come by.

And when we’re talking tooth cleaning tools, reaching the crevices & crannies in between teeth is essential for maintaining optimal oral health – & overall health!

Really the choice is a personal one reliant on many individual factors – just like the dental debate between manual vs. electric toothbrushes. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Toothbrush Hacks To Use Around The House

Somerset NJ Dentist Dentist Says Recycle Your Toothbrush to Go Green

Why Should You Recycle Your Toothbrush?

Some items are easy to recycle: Old books make great additions to your local school. Hand-me-downs can be given to a neighbor or youngest child. Glass bottles make delightful DIYs.

What about old toothbrushes?

While we wouldn’t recommend giving them to anyone at Thursday night book club, we do have a few (sanitary) ideas.

By reusing old toothbrushes, you are saving energy, preventing pollution and more.

So do your part for Mother Earth! These toothbrush hacks will benefit the planet and Y-O-U.

Toothbrush Hack #1: Beauty Brush

Who knew your old toothbrush could be your best-kept beauty secret?

Here’s how your old toothbrush can help you…Look good!

Your brush works hard for your pearly whites. Once the bristles fray, it’s time for your toothbrush to make the rest of you sparkle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Oil Pulling Good For Your Smile?

Somerset NJ Dentist Answers Oil Pulling FAQs

Is Oil Pulling OK With Your Dentist?

It’s all the rave these days, oil pulling for oral health.

Chug some coconut or sesame oil and swish, gargle, swoosh…then spit. Now watch years of tooth decaying plaque and yellowing teeth stains wash away!

Could a healthy, white smile really be that easy?

After all, oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice – an alternative system of medicine native to India – that has reportedly been around for thousands of years.

What Is Oil Pulling?

According to this 2009 study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), oil pulling has been used extensively as a traditional Indian folk remedy for many years for strengthening teeth, gums, and the jaw and to prevent decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of the throat, and cracked lips. Read the rest of this entry »

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When Should You Remove A Child’s Loose Tooth?

Franklin Township NJ Kids Dentist Talks Loose Tooth Removal

When Is It Time To Remove A Child’s Loose Tooth?

When the tooth in question is loose enough to come out with minimal fuss…from the tooth, not the child.

Any parent knows the panic that might set in when their child realizes they have a loose tooth.

Although there are some loose tooth troopers out there, we all know there could be some fussin’ & a fightin’ when it’s time for some parental DIY dentistry loose tooth extraction.

Maybe next time you can try one of these loose tooth removal methods… Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is Your Dentist Talking About?

Somerset NJ dentist shares common dental health terms

Somerset NJ Dentist Defines The Most Common Dental Terms

When patients visit our Somerset NJ dentist office, sometimes we catch ourselves using some pretty scientific sounding terms to describe normal dental health problems and procedures.

We usually figure this out by the quizzical looks we receive from our patients, but just in case we’ve compiled this dental dictionary list of terms to help you understand what we’re talking about the next time you find yourself in the dental chair here at Advanced Dental Arts.

Can You Decipher What Your Dentist Is Talking About?

Patients may hear their dentists talking with hygienists or assistants and think they need a dictionary to decipher what’s being said, but usually it’s just clinicalspeak for what is most likely routine type dental health treatments and procedures.

Dental professionals may think it’s perfectly normal to say something like,

“Take care of the prophy first, then we can go ahead and address the mesial perforation on that pesky lateral incisor.”

But from the patient’s perspective, that sure sounds like a lot of hoo-ha for what was supposed to be a normal six month checkup and cleaning!

We call that a “recall” appointment, BTW.

Fret no more, we’ll be glad to explain any term you don’t know, of course – just ask if we don’t catch ourselves first. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Your Dentist Talk Too Much?

Somerset NJ Dentist Shares Survey About Talking Too Much

See How to Deal with a Chatty Dentist

We’ve all been there…your dentist is what seems like shoulder deep in your mouth when they start asking questions.

So, how’s the family?
Have you been flossing daily?
How does my wristwatch feel on the back of your throat?
Yada, yada, yada…

These aren’t some obscure, rhetorical, meaning of life type questions requiring a simple yes or no answer, no.

These talkative tooth jocks ask questions they actually expect an answer to, all while they’re busy scraping, shaping, & spelunking their way through our mouths.

And while for us it’s darn near impossible to muster up any type of audibly accurate answers, our Chatty Cathy dentists – much to their credit – do seem to actually understand what HE double hockey sticks we’re saying in reply.

But what if you’re an anxious dental patient, would rather zone-out on music – or nitrous, or would just plain rather skip the dental terminology education while someone is probing your mouth with sharp, pointy metal instruments?

Let your dentist (and hygienist) know how you really feel… Read the rest of this entry »

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