• Reducing Your Risk of Tooth Loss

    Tooth loss is a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one in five adults over 65 has lost all of their teeth, and many more have at least one missing tooth. There are several factors that contribute to the risk of tooth loss, from poor diet to gum disease and a lack of consistent oral health care by a dentist. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to reduce the chances of tooth loss happening to you.

    A critical part of keeping your teeth is seeing your dentist regularly. Gum disease can start slowly and go undetected, but when it reaches advanced stages, it can be painful, difficult to treat, and contribute to tooth loss. Your dentist can spot the early signs and provide treatment before it happens. Eating a healthy diet, brushing at least twice per day, and flossing at least once daily will also help.

    At Glenwood Premier Dental, we can help you maintain the best oral health possible. If you do experience tooth loss, we can offer solutions, such as dental implants and dentures in Hazlet. Schedule an appointment today by calling (732) 264-4477.

  • Whitening Teeth with Severe Stains


    Many people visit their dentists seeking teeth whitening treatments, but some people have staining that is so severe that they cannot get the results that they want from traditional teeth whitening alone. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry treatments can be the solution.

    Watch this video to learn more about how your dentist can whiten your teeth with cosmetic dentistry treatments such as veneers and crowns. These treatments obscure the yellow surfaces so that your teeth look white and bright.

    At Glenwood Premier Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you look and feel your best. Make an appointment with our dentist in Hazlet today by calling (732) 264-4477.

  • Exploring Common Reasons for Root Canals

     

    Root canals might have a bad reputation, but it is undeserved. They are extremely effective treatments that can help you retain your natural teeth, and most people who undergo a root canal report that it is not painful or traumatic—in fact, they find it similar to getting a filling. There are several reasons that your dentist may recommend that you consider a root canal. Here are some of the most common causes for root canal therapy.

     

    Deep Tooth Decay

    When tooth decay first begins, the portion of the tooth that is impacted is usually small enough to fix with a filling. However, when that cavity gets larger and the decay moves deeper into the tooth, infecting the roots and pulp, then a root canal is necessary. During a root canal, your dentist can remove all of the infected portions of the tooth and then protect what is left with a crown. Without this intervention, the tooth may eventually cause severe pain or an abscess may develop.

    Repeated Fillings on the Same Tooth

    Sometimes, the area of decay or damage on a tooth may be small enough to seem not to need a root canal, but problems keep creeping up with the same tooth, requiring more fillings or treatments. When this happens, your dentist is likely to recommend a root canal in order to prevent further issues from happening and to save the tooth from having to be removed in the future.

    Tooth Cracks or Chips

    Damage to the outside of a tooth can have major implications for pulp and nerves on the inside. When this happens, your dentist may recommend a root canal in order to protect the tooth and prevent complications from developing. After a root canal, a crown will be used to make the tooth look natural and to protect the surface.

    Don’t let your oral health problems go untreated. Make an appointment at Glenwood Premier Dental to get the care you need, from teeth cleanings to cosmetic dentistry treatments in Hazlet. You can

    schedule a visit by calling (732) 264-4477.