• How to Know When it’s Time to Visit the Dentist

    The changes that occur in your mouth usually happen gradually. This can make it difficult to tell when it’s time to visit the dentist. Watch for these signs that you should schedule your next appointment sooner rather than later.

    It’s been six months since your last visit.

    The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist regularly. For most people, this means scheduling an exam and cleaning twice a year. If you have periodontal disease or other health problems related to your teeth or gums, you may need more frequent visits than this. Follow your dentist’s advice about how often to schedule appointments.

    You feel self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth.

    Seeing the dentist every six months is largely about catching and treating cavities, gingivitis, oral cancer, and other health problems as early as possible. However, it’s also about helping you maintain a smile you can be proud of. If coffee, tea, and acidic foods have started to leave their mark on your teeth, you don’t need to wait six months for your next cleaning. Many patients schedule dentist appointments every three to four months to ensure they can always smile with confidence.

    Teeth whitening is another cosmetic dental procedure that might encourage you to visit the dentist sooner rather than later. With professional in-office whitening, you can achieve the gorgeous white smile you have always wanted in under an hour.

    You experience pain or sensitivity in your mouth.

    From dull pain to throbbing toothaches, any pain in your mouth is worth checking out. Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks is also a cause for concern, especially if it affects your everyday activities. If you find that changes in your mouth are affecting your ability to sleep, speak, and eat, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

    Your denture, bridge, or other oral appliance isn’t fitting well anymore.

    Teeth tend to shift over time, so if any dental work or removable appliance feels too tight, too loose, or simply “off,” talk to your dentist about getting an adjustment.

    Your gums bleed significantly when you brush or floss.

    A little blood in your toothpaste or on your floss isn’t a huge concern, but if the bleeding is significant or lasts for weeks after establishing a flossing routine, this could indicate an issue with your gums. If left unaddressed, you could develop periodontal disease.

    You injure or knock out a tooth.

    Emergency dentists offer same-day service for loose and knocked-out teeth. These situations call for immediate action to help save the damaged tooth. If you or your child needs emergency dental care for these or other reasons, call your dentist right away.

    Glenwood Premier Dental offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today at (732) 264-4477 to let us know how our dentist in Hazlet can help you!

  • Four Benefits of Teeth Whitening

    Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you. Are you self-conscious about your yellowing, stained teeth? Teeth whitening may only be cosmetic, but it’s a dental service many patients consider to be worthwhile. Here are four reasons why.

    Enhance Your Appearance

    You might have healthy, straight teeth with no cavities in sight, but a dull, stained smile can still turn people off. Whether your goal is to look good on a first date or get that promotion at work, whiter teeth can help your cause.

    According to a 2012 survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of adults believe that having an attractive smile makes you more appealing as a partner. Then, 74 percent of respondents feel that an unattractive smile could hurt a person’s chances of excelling in their career. “Discolored, yellow, and stained teeth” were listed as factors that could make a smile unattractive.

    Improve Your Self-Esteem

    If you find yourself smiling with your lips together or feeling self-conscious when you notice someone looking at your mouth, it could be time for a teeth whitening session. When you know your teeth look good, you’re more likely to smile naturally instead of trying to hide your mouth. This helps you feel and act more confident, whether you’re on a date, giving a presentation, or attending a big event.

    Draw Positive Attention to Your Smile

    People assume a lot about you based on your smile. For instance, white teeth give off the impression that you live a healthy lifestyle, while stained teeth could make you appear less hygienic. Of course, this isn’t a fair assessment, since healthy habits such as drinking green tea and eating berries can stain your teeth.

    With teeth whitening, you can leave a different impression, one that says you care about your appearance and health habits. A bright smile may even distract people from other features you feel insecure about, such as wrinkles, frown lines, or acne scars.

    Enjoy a Whiter Smile at a Low Cost

    Some people reach for over-the-counter products to whiten their teeth. While these options are cheaper than in-office whitening, the results are also limited.

    Professional bleaching is the best way to noticeably whiten your smile in a single visit. The cost is far lower than other cosmetic procedures available to improve your appearance today. Plus, with an at-home touch-up kit, you can prolong the effects of professional whitening. This combination enhances your smile significantly with a small overall price tag.

    Glenwood Premier Dental offers professional in-office teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services so you can enjoy all these benefits to the fullest! To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule a consultation our Hazlet dentist, please contact us at (732) 264-4477 today.


  • Five Facts About Fluoride

    What do you know about fluoride? As nature’s cavity fighter, fluoride is the key ingredient in most toothpastes and mouth rinses. You can also receive fluoride treatments at the dentist office. Here are five facts you might not have known about fluoride.

    Fluoride is an element found in nature.

    Even though you’re accustomed to hearing about fluoride in dental products, it’s not a lab-made chemical. In fact, fluoride is found in the earth’s crust, oceans, and atmosphere. As the 13th most abundant element on earth, it’s quite easy to come by. Tea plants, seawater, and volcanic rocks have relatively high concentrations of fluoride. Even some foods, such as fish, chicken, and rice, contain small amounts of fluoride.

    Fluoridating municipal drinking water dates back 75 years.

    In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the US to fluoridate its drinking water. The decision came after research in the 1930s revealed that people growing up in areas with naturally fluoridated water had up to two-thirds fewer cavities than people with little to no fluoride in their water. The American Dental Association, World Health Organization, and many other groups recognize water fluoridation as the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.

    Fluoride strengthens teeth.

    Whether ingested in your drinking water or applied directly to your teeth, fluoride helps prevent cavities in two ways. First, it hardens the enamel of developing teeth before they emerge through the gums.

    Second, it hardens the calcium and phosphorous that your saliva deposits onto your teeth during the remineralization process that occurs naturally in your mouth. This makes the enamel harder than it would be otherwise, decreasing the risk of cavities in the process.

    Most bottled water doesn’t contain fluoride.

    The recommended fluoride level in community drinking water is one part per million. This promotes the proper intake for the average adult of 1.4 mg to 3.4 mg. If you drink mostly bottled water, you may not be getting enough fluoride.

    Check the brand of bottled water you buy to see if it contains this vital nutrient. Then, discuss any concerns with your dentist. You or your children may be advised to take fluoride supplements in the form of tablets, drops, or lozenges. Your dentist can prescribe the proper dosage. Be sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste as well.

    Too much fluoride can be detrimental.

    Swallowing too much fluoride toothpaste or taking too many fluoride supplements can cause mild discoloration of developing teeth before they erupt from the gums. This condition, called dental fluorosis, only occurs in children who still have baby teeth, but the effects are permanent. Skeletal fluorosis is a rare disease that affects children and adults. However, it only develops if a person consumes significantly higher-than-average amounts of fluoride.

    If you’re interested in fluoride treatments or supplements, contact our dentist in Hazlet at (732) 264-4477 to learn more. We can also answer questions about fluoride exposure and any other oral health concerns you have.


  • Five Tips for Preventing Periodontal Disease

    Periodontal disease is a sneaky condition. Even people who brush and floss daily are not immune, and people are often unaware that there is a problem until the disease has become serious. When left untreated, periodontal disease, or gum disease, can lead to infections, gum pain, and tooth loss. In fact, periodontal disease can have an impact on the overall health of your body, because it has been associated with a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Nearly half of the population of the United States has gum disease, but there is good news. With a few simple precautions, you can protect your mouth from periodontal disease.

    • Clean your teeth thoroughly. At least twice a day, brush your teeth for at least two minutes to remove food debris and plaque. While you’re brushing, make sure to brush your tongue, where bacteria loves to hide. Swish with mouthwash after brushing, to reduce plaque and remove particles that may have been missed, and floss at least once a day.
    • Visit your dentist regularly. At least once a year, have your teeth cleaned by professionals. Dentists have the necessary professional cleaning tools to get rid of plaque and tartar on your teeth and in your gums. Your dentist can also discover signs of periodontal disease, and advise you on how best to care for your teeth.
    • Understand your risk of periodontal disease. Your risk for periodontal disease increases as you age, but smoking, diet, and genetics also play a part. If you are at increased risk, bring this up with your dentist. He or she may recommend a visit to the periodontist.
    • Quit the bad habits that are putting you at risk. Smoking, eating a lot of sugar, and eating late at night are all habits that increase your risk of gum disease. If you must have a snack after you’ve brushed your teeth for the night, brush them again so that food particles don’t stay in your mouth overnight.
    • Keep an eye on your teeth. Look for early signs of periodontal disease, because as the disease progresses, it gets worse and does more damage. Pay special attention to gums that bleed when you brush or floss, seeing your dentist to report this as soon as possible.

    If gum disease progresses to an advanced stage, your dentist may recommend periodontal therapy. This requires multiple appointments, treating one region of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. Tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum tissue, and rough spots on root surfaces are smoothed. This allows the gum tissue to heal and periodontal pockets to shrink. In some cases, periodontal disease must be treated with surgery. In a surgical procedure known as flap surgery, the doctor pulls apart the gum and removes tartar from deep pockets. It’s much easier and less expensive to care for your teeth properly before it gets to that point and to have regular appointments with a well-qualified dentist.

    At Glenwood Premier Dental, we believe that a healthy, confident smile is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our staff of caring professionals is committed to offering a wide range of dental services, exceeding our patients’ expectations, and providing the best possible service. We offer dental exams and teeth cleanings, implant dentistry, Invisalign, laser dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, and more, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and friendly environment. If you’re looking for dental care in Hazlet, contact us through our website or call 732.264.4477 for more information.

  • Playing the Part of The Perfect Tooth Fairy

    The loss of a child’s first tooth is such a fun milestone! Are you ready for it? For over a century losing a tooth been a rite of passage that involves magic, as the tooth fairy collects a tooth left under the child’s pillow and leaves a small gift in exchange. This used to be a little bit of money, but in the Pinterest age, the game has changed, and being the perfect tooth fairy may require a little bit of creative thinking.

    Before we get to the magic part though, it’s only fair to address something that first-time parents might not have considered. The whole losing a tooth thing is pretty disgusting. First of all, you have a child with a loose tooth, and most of them basically refuse to keep their hands off of it. They wiggle it back and forth, and some of them refuse any assistance until the thing is basically hanging on by a thread. Then, when you finally persuade the child to let you just pull the tooth already, what is your reward? You’re standing there with a tooth in your hand, which is not really something most of us want.

    Once that ordeal is done, and the blood is rinsed down the drain, it’s time for the magic to begin. How do children even know about the tooth fairy? It seems like something they’re born knowing, but if your child wants a tooth fairy origin story, you can find one here, all about how the tooth fairy uses the teeth she collects to build a castle. When your child is sold on the concept of trading teeth for loot, the next step is to determine where to hide the teeth. Under the pillow is traditional, of course, but it’s more challenging than you might think to root around under a child’s pillow in the middle of the night. Consider a cute tooth fairy pillow, with a pocket to securely hold the tooth.

    Now, decide on your ritual. You might want to talk to some friends about the going tooth fairy rate because it can vary pretty widely. Some kids get change, while others get bills, and it’s good to know the consensus in your social circle before you choose something too far off from what your child will hear from the other kids. For older kids, cash is king, but with little kids, you might consider skipping the money in favor of a small trinket, book, or another prize. Remember, though, that whatever you do the first time will set the bar for the rest of your tooth fairy years. If you overshoot, you may regret it about 15 teeth from now.

    There’s more to the tooth fairy than money and prizes, though. Some parents leave notes from the tooth fairy, written with a special pen in some very fancy handwriting, giving advice on dental hygiene. Others leave glitter somewhere, either sprinkled over the bed or in tiny footprints that meander through the house. What your tooth fairy does is up to you, so have fun with it!

    Once you’ve glittered and gifted, you’re left, once again, holding a tooth. What should you do with it? This is another thing that’s entirely up to you, but we suspect that most parents have a secret tooth stash somewhere in the house. It’s a little bittersweet, that first little lost tooth, because it probably seems like just a minute ago that you were watching that tooth grow into your baby’s little pink gums. No one will blame you if you get a little sentimental and decide to hang onto those little teeth.

    From the moment those first teeth erupt into that gummy grin, they’re yours to care for. It’s a big responsibility, so it helps to have a dentist you trust as a partner in your child’s oral health. At Glenwood Premier Dental, we believe that a healthy, confident smile is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our staff of caring professionals is committed to offering a wide range of dental services, exceeding our patients’ expectations, and providing the best possible service. We offer dental exams and teeth cleanings, implant dentistry, Invisalign, laser dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, and more, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and friendly environment.

  • Improve Your Smile With Implants

    How do you feel about your smile? Are you confident enough to flash it openly to the world, or do you think of it as something to be hidden behind closed lips or concealed behind your hand? Smiling makes you look younger and more attractive, boosts the mood of those around you, and can even improve your health by boosting stress-reducing chemicals in your brain. So what’s holding you back? If missing teeth are making you embarrassed about your smile, it may be time to consider dental implants.

    Dental implants are one of many options for replacing a missing tooth, but they’re the best in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Especially if the missing tooth space has no surrounding teeth, a dental implant is the way to go. There are a few different ways that dentists use dental implants:

    • Single implant to replace a single tooth: An implant that replaces a single tooth looks like a screw or cylinder. This is placed in the jaw, and bonds with the jawbone to provide an anchor for a crown. The dentist then uses an abutment as an extension for the new tooth to be attached.
    • Supported removable dentures: Implant dentistry has advanced over the past 25 years, and one of the most important advancements is the development of miniature dental implants, which are used to stabilize dentures. In just one visit, in about an hour, with no cutting of the gums and no stitches, mini dental implants can be placed to support your dentures. There’s very little discomfort involved, and no long-term healing, but the results are impressive. In a procedure that’s benefited thousands of patients, your dentist will place these mini-implants into your jawbone, and then securely attach them to the base of your dentures. It’s a revolutionary solution to loose dentures, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile, comfortably and confidently.
    • Supported bridge: An implant-supported bridge is a great option if you have several teeth that need to be replaced. With a supported bridge, the bone is better preserved than it would be with a fixed bridge or removable partial dentures because it replaces some of the tooth roots that had deteriorated. Getting a supported bridge usually takes two trips to the dentist, during which time your dentist will numb and clean the surrounding teeth and reduce those teeth so that the crowns can be fitted. He or she will then make a mold or impression of the teeth for the creation of a customized permanent impression, which takes a week or two to be ready. The patient is then fitted with a temporary bridge until the permanent bridge is ready for placement, at which point the dentist will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the permanent one. After that, the bridge just needs to be adjusted for the proper bite and fit, then permanently bonded into the mouth.

    At Glenwood Premier Dental, we believe that a healthy, confident smile is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our staff of caring professionals is committed to offering a wide range of dental services, exceeding our patients’ expectations, and providing the best possible service. We offer dental exams and teeth cleanings, implant dentistry, Invisalign, laser dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, and more, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and friendly environment. If you’re looking for dental care in Hazlet, contact us through our website or call 732.264.4477 for more information.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Options by Glenwood Premier Dentistry

    If you’re lacking confidence in your smile, have you ever considered cosmetic dentistry? Once the domain of the rich and famous, cosmetic dentistry is now something within the reach of ordinary people. In addition to enhancing the look of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can improve your teeth’s function, making it not just a confidence booster but also a boon to your quality of life. At Glenwood Premier Dental, we offer top-of-the-line cosmetic dentistry services, using state-of-the-art techniques, to fix chipped, discolored, and even missing teeth, to brighten and beautify your smile.

    Some of the services we offer include:

    • Tooth-colored fillings: Patients used to be limited to amalgam/metal fillings, which looked anything but natural. We now have white fillings, or composites, matched to the natural color of your teeth so that no one will even notice them. You can choose from fillings made of resin or porcelain.
    • Bonding: Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to your teeth. This resin, a durable plastic material, is applied, shaped, and hardened with a special light that bonds the material to your teeth. It’s used to:
      • Repair decayed teeth and fill cavities
      • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
      • Close spaces between teeth
      • Make teeth appear longer
      • Change the shape of teeth
      • Improve the look of discolored teeth
      • Protect part of a tooth’s root that’s been exposed by receding gum lines
    • Invisalign: Much more convenient than traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, clear braces, hand-crafted and designed specifically for your mouth. They gradually shift your teeth into position, without giving the obvious look of braces.
    • Porcelain crowns and veneers: If your tooth is damaged, your dentist might recommend a crown or veneer to cover it. Crowns are thick caps that cover the tooth’s entire exterior, while veneers are thin and only cover the front of the tooth. Porcelain crowns and veneers have a very natural appearance, which makes them a popular option for many people.
    • Teeth whitening: Our professional, in-office teeth whitening procedure allows us to make your teeth several shades lighter in a short timeframe. Our highly-trained cosmetic dentists can help to ensure that your teeth whitening occurs safely and effectively, and if you have any issues like tooth sensitivity, we will properly address them.

    When you’re ready to improve the beauty and function of your mouth through cosmetic dentistry, we’re here to help. At Glenwood Premier Dental, we believe that a healthy, confident smile is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our staff of caring professionals is committed to offering a wide range of dental services, exceeding our patients’ expectations, and providing the best possible service. We offer dental exams and teeth cleanings, implant dentistry, Invisalign, laser dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, and more, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and friendly environment. If you’re looking for dental care in Hazlet, contact us through our website or call 732.264.4477 for more information.

  • Healthy Snack Ideas for Back to School

    Eating a balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy waistline, but have you considered the effects food can have on your smile? As your kids prepare to go back to school, make sure their lunch boxes include tasty, mouth-healthy snacks. Here’s a look at what foods can help fight tooth decay and prevent cavities for healthy smiles during the coming school year.


    If you’re used to including gelatin or pudding cups in your child’s lunchbox, switch to something similar but much healthier. Yogurt is a dairy product with tooth-strengthening calcium and potassium. This and other types of dairy, including milk and cheese, are known to neutralize the acids in your mouth to help prevent enamel erosion. Yogurt also contains probiotics that promote healthy gums and help mouth sores heal faster.

    Pita Chips and Dip

    Instead of greasy potato chips, encourage your kids to eat pita chips, a healthier alternative for your teeth and body. This snack tastes delicious when served with hummus, guacamole, or yogurt-based chip dip.

    Fresh Fruit

    It’s quick and easy to grab fruit snacks off the pantry shelf, but fresh fruit is significantly healthier. It contains vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients, and it doesn’t stick to your child’s teeth. The concentrated sugar in fruit snacks attracts bacteria and promotes cavities, while crunchy fruit such as apples and Asian pears serve as natural toothbrushes. While any fruit can make a healthy snack, consider avoiding citrusy oranges and grapefruit because of their high acid content.

    Fresh Vegetables

    Similar to some fresh fruits, fresh veggies such as carrots and bell peppers scrub your teeth as you chew them. They’re also packed with nutrients. Dark leafy greens including spinach and kale also contain calcium for strong teeth, plus folic acid that may help treat gum disease. Include these in salads for your kids to take to school, or blend them into smoothies for after-school snacks.

    Nuts and Seeds

    Almonds and sunflower seeds are easy to include in your kids’ school lunches. They are a good source of calcium and protein while also being low in sugar. Plus, unlike starchy pretzels or crackers, they are less likely to linger in the grooves of your teeth.

    Lean Protein

    Hardboiled eggs, tuna fish, and all-natural chicken or turkey lunch meat are healthy additions to your children’s school lunches. These lean sources of protein are also high in phosphorus, which is good for strong teeth.

    Flavored Water

    If your child is accustomed to drinking juice or soda at lunch, break that habit this school year. Sugary drinks eat away at tooth enamel and fill you up with empty calories. Plain water is ideal, but naturally flavored, sugar-free water is the next best thing.

    Eating a healthy diet is an effective way to help prevent cavities. For other preventative dental care, such as tooth cleanings and oral exams, please contact Glenwood Premier Dental at (732) 264-4477 today. Our dentist in Hazlet can help your family achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!

  • How to Select the Right Toothbrush

    With so many styles and brands of toothbrushes to choose from, you may wonder if you’re using the best one for your teeth and gums. Flexible necks, pointed bristles, non-slip handles—which feature is best for you? This guide will help you shop with confidence the next time you replace your toothbrush.

    Selecting the Right Toothbrush

    First, look for a toothbrush with soft bristles. You should find this labeled on the packaging. Most people benefit from using soft bristles because they are gentle on teeth. Hard bristles can wear down tooth enamel and irritate the gums, causing them to recede.

    Then, choose a toothbrush with a small head. This makes it easier to reach all the surfaces of your teeth, including behind your back molars.

    Other features—such as the type of handle, shape of the head, and style of the bristles—come down to personal preference. Manufacturers may tout one as being better than another, but it simply depends on which one fits your mouth comfortably and allows you to brush your teeth effectively.

    How Often to Replace Your Toothbrush

    You should buy a new toothbrush every three months, or when the bristles start to appear frayed. Also, plan to replace your toothbrush after being sick. The bristles can collect germs that could cause you to become ill again if you continue using the same toothbrush. For this reason, it’s wise to keep a backup toothbrush or two in your medicine cabinet.

    What About Electric Toothbrushes?

    While a manual toothbrush gets the job done, you may want to consider upgrading to an electric toothbrush. A 2014 Cochrane study found that the increased speed at which electric toothbrushes operate allow them to remove 21 percent more plaque after three months of use for an 11 percent reduction in gingivitis cases.

    A powered toothbrush also makes oral care easier for children and people with arthritis or braces. Many powered toothbrushes have built-in timers to make sure you brush for the recommended 30 seconds per quadrant, or two minutes total.

    The next question you might have is what type of electric toothbrush to use. The bristles may clean by vibrating or oscillating; there may be a pressure sensor or different cleaning modes; and displays or timers may aid in the effectiveness of your brushing. As with manual toothbrushes, the options seem endless. The choice you make comes down to preference and any personalized advice you receive from your dentist.

    If you decide to switch to an electric toothbrush, keep in mind that the recommended timeline for replacing the head still applies—that is, you should use a new toothbrush head once every three months or when the bristles start to deteriorate, whichever comes first.

    If you’re still undecided about which toothbrush to use, consult our Hazlet dentist. We’ll recommend the best products to help your family achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles! For more tooth brushing tips, or to schedule preventative dental care, please contact Glenwood Premier Dental at (732) 264-4477 today.

  • The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

    There’s no denying the importance of daily at-home oral care. Brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary candy and drinks play a pivotal role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, these things aren’t enough. To keep your smile looking bright, you also need regular dental cleanings. Here’s how you benefit from visiting the dentist twice a year.

    Prevent Cavities

    Plaque is your teeth’s worst enemy. This sticky, white film forms on your teeth every day. You remove most of it when you brush and floss, but some plaque invariably remains behind. This acidic substance eats away at tooth enamel and can lead to cavities. Professional cleanings remove residual plaque and help protect your smile for the next six months.

    Lower Your Risk of Gum Disease

    Plaque doesn’t just harm your teeth—it can also harden into tartar or calculus along the gum line, which irritates your gums and causes them to become red and inflamed. Tartar can only be removed by a dentist using professional cleaning tools and techniques. Doing so every six months is the key to keeping gum disease at bay.

    Preserve Your Teeth

    Cavities are a primary cause of tooth loss. Even if you can save the tooth with a filling or root canal, it’s never quite the same again. Gum disease also causes tooth loss. Advanced cases affect not only your gums but the bone that supports your teeth as well. If left untreated, your teeth could loosen and fall out. Good oral hygiene, including having regular cleanings, can prevent this.

    Brighten Your Smile

    Daily habits such as drinking coffee, tea, or wine and using tobacco can leave surface stains on your teeth. Dental cleaning and polishing remove these stains to help you smile with greater confidence.

    Freshen Your Breath

    Even if you brush and floss every day, plaque, tartar, and bacteria can still cling to your teeth. After six months, your mouth may start to feel a little less clean, even with proper at-home oral care. Professional dental cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth smelling fresh.

    Promote Good Overall Health

    When problems occur in your mouth, the effects can be seen throughout your body. Gum disease is associated with diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Take good care of your mouth, and you may help keep these conditions at bay.

    Save Money on Restorative Procedures

    Preventative dentistry is convenient and affordable. If you have dental insurance, cleanings may even be free! It’s much more cost-effective to visit the dentist every six months for cleanings—and therefore keep gum disease, cavities, and other tooth problems at bay—than it is to skip cleanings and have to undergo restorative procedures as a result. Save money and protect your health with regular teeth cleanings!

    Our goal at Glenwood Premier Dental is to keep your mouth healthy with preventative dentistry services. When that’s not possible, we can repair your smile with restorative dentistry. Find out more about these services—contact our Hazlet dentist at (732) 264-4477 today!