Advanced Dental Arts, P.A.

Advanced Dental Arts Announces Cash for Candy Program

Somerset NJ Dentist Announces Halloween Candy Buyback

Advanced Dental Arts Pays for Candy & Donates the Sweets to Troops Overseas

Dr. Joseph Haddad & the staff of Advanced Dental Arts are doing something special this Halloween.

They’ll be hosting a candy buyback program & charity event to support our troops overseas.

It’s a well-known fact that too much candy can lead to uncomfortable dental problems & this year, Advanced Dental Arts is doing something about it.

On November 6th & 7th 2017 from 3pm–6pm, Advanced Dental Arts will be hosting the event in their office.

During that time, children will receive $2 per pound of excess Halloween candy that they bring in. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is There A Connection Between Gum Disease & Overall Health?

Somerset NJ dentist shares why oral health IS overall health

The Connection Between Gum Disease & Overall Health

Gum disease is much more common than you might think, and whats of so much concern is the connection between gum disease and overall health.

Recent research has indicated a correlation between gum disease and overall health problems like diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease.

This is how we treat gum disease, but the issue with this post isn’t on treatment – it’s on the correlation between gum disease and overall health.

It has been reported that 3 out of every 4 Americans have signs of mild periodontal disease or gingivitis.

And despite some conflicting reports of late that if you’re not following you probably don’t care enough to track down links anyway, we now have several reasons to believe that the health of our teeth and gums may have a significant effect on the overall health of our bodies.

Gum Disease & Overall Health

Is gum disease really a contributing factor to those overall health maladies? Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is Xylitol & Is It Toxic to Dogs?

Somerset NJ dentist shares how Xylitol is bad for dogs

Yes, Xylitol Is Bad For Dogs

Most dog owners know there are certain foods that we as humans love, but are quite dangerous to our dogs.

Chocolate comes to mind immediately, but did you know that xylitol is bad for dogs?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet.

From newspaper to pillows, shoes, & slippers, it seems there’s nothing a dog won’t eat.

So how do you protect your pooch from getting a hold of xylitol? …Whatever that is exactly.

What Is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a sugar substitute that may be found in many household products & foods.

According to, Xylitol is a type of sweetener called a sugar alcohol and is found in some plants.

It looks and tastes like sugar, but has 40% fewer calories. Good for humans, but xylitol is bad for dogsRead the rest of this entry »

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Is DIY Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal Safe & Effective?

Is DIY Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal Safe & Effective?

Charcoal Teeth Whitening?

So let’s get this straight, people use charcoal for teeth whitening purposes?

Even to a dentist this seems like an oxymoron, but it’s becoming pretty popular.

Why is charcoal – or to be completely accurate, activated charcoal – used for teeth whitening purposes?

With endless aisles of toothpaste, floss & mouthwash at our trusty neighborhood grocer – along with rows of teeth whitening gels, strips & trays – some of us think charcoal teeth whitening is the pathway to a whiter smile?

What Is Activated Charcoal & Why Is It Used for Teeth Whitening?

Now for some answers, Read the rest of this entry »

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Limit Sports Injuries With A Custom-Fit Mouthguards

Only a custom-fit mouthguard from your dentist can guard your child's grill

A Custom Fit Mouthguard From Your Dentist Offers The Best Protection

Participation in youth sports teaches our kids such important life lessons that we as adults often forget, or maybe fail to practice as much as we should.

Seemingly simple ideas like working together toward a common goal, learning sportsmanship, and most of all – having fun, often get lost in the experience of youth sports when adults start messing up the situation.

Of course we all learn from our parents, but it seems in the past few decades the parents are the ones that need some extra help and discipline when it comes to kids in sports.

We won’t waste our time here highlighting shameful examples of little league moms and dads doing their best to simultaneously embarrass their families, sports organizations, and local community by acting like poorly behaved children.

What we’ll concentrate on with this dental dissertation will be the ubiquitous mouthguard…and how parents should make sure their kids are wearing one.

The sports dentistry and mouthguard subject has been previously discussed, or at least marginally broached, in this dental forum. Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Do’s & Don’ts for A Great Looking Smile

Somerset NJ dentist says do this not that with your teeth

Do This Not That For Healthy Teeth

When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, can you read the signs?

Our teeth are pretty incredible when we stop to think about it, our teeth are pretty tough – given what we put them through and how they serve our quality of life on the regular.

Although tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, your teeth are no match for misuse or abuse.

1. DO Brush for #2mins2x a Day

And for two minutes each round – ideally after every meal.

“Make sure you wait 30 to 60 minutes after each meal, which gives the acidity time to neutralize and the teeth time to remineralize,”

says Debra Gray King, DDS, FAACD, of the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Yummy Snack Substitutes That Won’t Rot Kid’s Teeth

Somerset NJ dentist shares smile-friendly healthy snacks

Sugary Snacks Affect Oral & Overall Health…& Grades

Are you packing the right type of snacks in your children’s lunchbox? How about that afternoon snack after they get home from school?

If kids don’t know any better they could find themselves reaching for sugary snacks instead of healthier options.

Maybe your child has a serious sweet tooth – what kid doesn’t?

But it’s important to remember that the items you choose for them to chew on throughout the day can start to have a negative affect on their smiles – and their overall health.

Did you know that there are foods that actually promote good oral health?

According to the American Academy of General Dentistry, more that 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses, that is one reason why back to school dental appointments are so important.

More than 30% of parents report their children between the ages 6 & 12 missed school due to an oral health problem.

So, if you care about your kids getting an A+ in dental health this year, be sure you are providing healthy snacks that can actually help to prevent dental problems, instead of ones that could sabotage the smiles of the ones who matter to you most. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Reasons Why You Should Floss At Work

Somerset NJ dentist shares why you should floss at work


Why Should You Floss At Work?

Regardless of what the FDA thinks, you still need to clean between your teeth. Brushing only cleans 60% of teeth surfaces. Flossing covers the rest.

You don’t have to floss at-home. Stash your string at the office!

Here are 3 reasons to do the deed at work: Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happens to Your Brain If You Don’t Take Care of Your Teeth?

Somerset NJ dentist shares brain health and dental health info

Taking care of our teeth is essential to staying healthy. But what are the consequences if we don’t?

Unhealthy teeth turn yellow and become painful, which ultimately leads to more visits to the dentist, which many of us find so scary.

Most of us underestimate the importance of dental health.

Do you want to be happy and successful?

The appearance of our teeth is interconnected with our mood. Good teeth can have a huge impact on your mood because they inspire confidence and a willingness to smile more.

In addition to this, the latest studies reveal fascinating interconnections between our brain, memory and dental health. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Is A Great Smile Good For Your Self-Esteem?

Somerset NJ dentist shares why a great smile boosts self confidence

A Dazzling Smile Looks Healthy

Donning a dazzling white smile doesn’t just show the world how healthy your teeth and gums are, your dental health also plays a significant role in how confident you feel.

Have you ever had yellowing teeth or maybe a discolored tooth or two?

If so, you were probably pretty self-conscious about it. And if you’re self conscious about your smile then you’re not going to feel so great about your appearance when interacting with others.

With this smile self-esteem question in mind, we’d like to expand on this article from to hear psychologist Ann Demarais, Ph.D., and dental hygienist Kristy Menage Bernie give the scoop on why having a great smile matters – and how to get your pearly whites looking their brightest. Read the rest of this entry »

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