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Considering Skipping a Dental Checkup? Here's What Could Happen

Dental Exam and Cleaning | Monroe Township NJ Dentist

It could be tempting to put off your next dental appointment because of busy schedules, limited funds, or because you have avoided dental appointments and feel embarrassed about your oral health. 

Skipping dental appointments may lead to some serious consequences.

Risking More Complex Treatments

Postponing routine dental appointments allows small dental conditions to develop into big ones. Since most oral health conditions are silent and do not show symptoms until they are well advanced, you might not be aware that anything is happening.

A small filling could lead to an infected tooth and root canal therapy in the future. Routine dental x-rays and exams help us stay on top of changes in your oral ...

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New Findings on Cavities in Children

Cavities in Children | Monroe Dental Arts | Monroe Township NJ

For some time, researchers have known that cavities and periodontal disease can run in families. The bacteria that cause both can be passed by kissing, sharing utensils, and other transferrable methods common in day-to-day life. 

Dentists have known this for a long time because some families are more prone to certain conditions. At first, this could be explained away because habits usually run in families, as well, but more research shows that families actually do share microbes – both good and bad.

A University of Alabama study showed that 72 percent of kids shared microbes with kids that did not live in their own households. 

What Does This Mean for Your Kids?

Essentially, bacteria ...

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New Study Shows Link between Gum Disease and Cancer in Women

Gum Disease and Cancer | Monroe Dental Arts

It seems like with each passing week, researchers uncover more links between gum disease and other health conditions. The latest research warns women that gum disease and certain types of cancer also have a link, especially as women age.

While more men suffer from gum disease than women, adult women have significant periodontal disease as well – nearly 40 percent for Americans. The risk for cancer rises as women age and can result in a slew of health issues that shorten life or dramatically impact the quality of life.

Some of the cancers named in the study include:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer

As women near the age of 65, these risks increase.

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What Causes Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers | Monroe Township NJ

If you have ever had a mouth ulcer, you know it is nearly impossible to ignore because they can feel quite raw and painful. Eating can exacerbate the symptoms, especially when consuming spicy or salty foods.

While the ultimate cause of ulcers is unknown, certain exposures can increase the likelihood of developing them.

Ulcer-Causing Food Culprits

Certain foods can cause the development of ulcers under the right circumstances.

Spicy food
Acidic fruits and drinks
Salty foods

If you have an active ulcer, it is best to avoid these foods until it goes away.

Medical Conditions Causing Ulcers

Certain medical conditions and medicines can increase the chance of developing an ulcer. Dry mouth often contributes to ulcers and ...

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Oral Surgery: 3 Services We Offer

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At most dental offices, oral surgery requires a trip to a specialist to complete. This can be stressful for some patients who prefer to stay in their home dental office for treatment.

At Monroe Dental Arts, we strive for both quality and convenience for our patients. Dr. Virdee studied oral surgery procedures in order to deliver improved service and continuity of care to our patients right here in Monroe Township, NJ. By providing these oral surgery options, you don’t have to travel across town for the care you need. As always, we want what is best for our patients and if we feel you would feel more comfortable with sedation at ...

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3 Differences in Today's Dentures

Dentures | Monroe NJ | Monroe Dental Arts

If you are facing dentures, it does not have to mean the end of a beautiful and functional smile. Fortunately, dentures have dramatically improved over the last few decades and now provide patients with greater comfort and dramatically improved esthetics.

Here Are 3 Differences in Today’s Dentures

Today’s dentures are better than ever. Here are some of the ways they have improved.

More Natural Appearance

Denture teeth used to look bog, boxy, and seemed to only come in a too white shade that gave away their wearers. Because most people do not want to advertise that they wear dentures, it is important to make sure they look natural.

When designing dentures, we take a number ...

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How to Help Your Child Cope with Dental Anxiety

Children's Dental Anxiety | Monroe Township NJ | Monroe Dental Arts

Kids are so impressionable and often absorb the fears of their parents. Since very small children have never had an experience at the dentist before, they really don’t know what to expect and therefor what to fear.

As a parent, you naturally want to avoid generating unnecessary fear in your kids. Here are a few ways you can promote a positive attitude about dentistry in your children:

Don’t Say Negative Things about Dentistry

Even if you hate making trips to the dentist, saying things like, “I hate the dentist” teaches your kids that the dentist is something to be feared and disliked. At our office, we ensure that kids have a comfortable experience. ...

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