Sunday, 18 February 2018

Advanced Dental Treatments with the Piezo Scaler

The Cleanest Your Teeth Can Be

The Piezo Scaler™ generates high-frequency vibrations to allow us to remove deposits on your teeth faster than with regular scaling instruments. This advanced hand tool aids in the stripping of plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, below the gumline, and even in the deep pockets - a boon for the treatment of gum disease. Your teeth will have never felt so clean! As an added bonus, most patients report less discomfort with the Piezo Scaler.

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, 15 February 2018

Why X-Rays?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Why X-Ray?".


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

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Dental Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Our Alternative to CPAP

The conventional treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP device, and it continues to be the gold standard for moderate to severe sleep apnea. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. A patient is fitted with a machine that pumps a constant stream of air into the patient’s nose or mouth via a mask while they sleep. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they discontinue the treatment.

If you have sleep apnea and can’t tolerate or are frustrated with your CPAP, we can provide you with an alternative treatment. We can custom fit you with an oral appliance such as the Respire Blue Series™ or TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner). These are small acrylic devices that fit over your upper and lower teeth similar to the way an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard does. They gently shift your tongue and jaw to reposition your airway and allow more air flow to your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to insert and remove, a snap to clean, and are convenient for travel. These devices are not only extremely comfortable, but they have an excellent success rate for sleep apnea and snoring.


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

Monday, 5 February 2018

Tips for keeping a beautiful smile!

Keeping your teeth clean, smooth and beautiful...
Proper oral hygiene is your key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are our and the American Dental Association's recommendations for at home care:

  • Brush 2-3 times every day with a flouride toothpaste (it doesn't matter which brand)
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)
  • Limit consumption of sugary foodsand beverages. Soda drinks can destroy teeth faster than almost anything else
  • Eliminate or at least limit use of alchol, chewing tabacco, and cigarettes

We also recommend using an electric high-speed toothbrush in conjuction with a  waterpik for your daily at-home oral care.

And don't forget six-month professional cleanings and checkups. The American Dnetal Association recommends checkups every six months for those ages four and older.

Professional cleanings by qualified hygienists will remove bacteria and plaque, which can cause serious dental problems if not kept in check.

If you have not been seen recently call our office for an appointment!

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

JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Monday, 29 January 2018

To Floss or Not to Floss..

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about flossing and if it is good or not! Kind of reminds me of coffee, some studies say is good for you and others say it isn't.

Our dental office believes that flossing is beneficial to a person's general oral health. Our staff is trained to address the issues of proper flossing to our patients on an individual need basis. We promote many different tools used to effectively and safely clean between the teeth.

If you are concerned with the recent news reports, please give our office a call to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to review your concerns and make sure you are properly caring for your teeth.

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

JockeyHollowDentistry.com

Do White Teeth Mean Healthy Teeth?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Do White Teeth Mean Healthy Teeth?".


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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Having a plaque attack?

Plaque is that soft, sticky stuff that builds up on your teeth over time. It contains legions of bacteria. Left untreated it will eventually lead to gum disease, bad breath and tooth loss.

Frequent brushing and flossing are required to keep plaque at bay. But it's virtually impossible to remove all plaque without the skills of your professional dental hygienist. In other words, you're going to need some help.

Call our office today to schedule your next routine teeth cleaning to receive help with your plaque removal!

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

JockeyHollowDentistry.com