Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Heart Disease Linked to Gum Disease

Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke

The results are shocking! Recent medical research has proven the link between gum disease, stroke, and heart disease. Since heart disease is usually fatal, it is clear that gum disease is a serious matter. The American Dental Association has concluded that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease, making it the number one reason people lose their teeth. These are epidemic proportions, but because no one ever considered losing a tooth deadly, that label was never applied. But that’s all changed.

The American Academy of Periodontology states that “Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” The naked truth is that the bacteria that characterize periodontal disease moves into your bloodstream – straight to your heart.


Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD
5 Cold Hill Road South
Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-4828 JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dental Treatments with an Intra Oral Camera

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

Our dentists treat dental care as a joint effort. One of the ways they succeed in this approach is through the use of the high-tech intra-oral camera. This tiny video camera delivers a close-up image of the interior of your mouth. You become an active participant in each dental decision, because you can see what work needs to be completed and which teeth are doing well. You'll be delighted with the results!

Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD
5 Cold Hill Road South
Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-4828 JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies-and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. 

Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. 

But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.”

To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag loot, we have a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth:
Chocolate
Chocolate is probably your best bet, which is good because it’s also one of the most popular kinds of candy handed out on Halloween. ├ČChocolate is one of the better candies because it washes off your teeth easier than other types of candy,├« Dr. Ferraz- Dougherty says. “Dark chocolate also has less sugar than milk chocolate.”

Sticky and Gummy Candies
Be picky if it’s sticky. These are some of the worst candies for your teeth. “This candy is harder to remove and may stay longer on your teeth, which gives that cavity-causing bacteria more time to work,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article details the following:

  • Hard Candy
  • Sour Candy
  • Popcorn Balls

Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD
5 Cold Hill Road South
Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-4828 
JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Friday, 29 September 2017

What are Cavities?

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about what cavities are.





The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD 
5 Cold Hill Road South 
Mendham, NJ 07945 
(973) 543-4828 
JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Thursday, 28 September 2017

12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. 

Here's how you can help your family stay MouthHealthy on Halloween and year-round.
Time It Right
Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.

Stay Away from Sweet Snacks
Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. “Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says.

Choose Candy Carefully
Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article details the following:

  • Avoid Sticky Situations
  • Have a Plan
  • Drink More Water
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet
  • Stay Away from Sugary Beverages
  • Chew Gum with the ADA Seal
  • Brush Twice a Day
  • Clean Between Your Teeth
  • Visit an ADA Dentist

Friday, 22 September 2017

Inter-Dental Cleaners

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about inter-dental cleaners.





The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Jockey Hollow Dentistry 
M. Corey Johnson, DDS 
Karen K. Fenichel, DMD 
5 Cold Hill Road South 
Mendham, NJ 07945 
(973) 543-4828 
JockeyHollowDentistry.com