Saturday, 18 November 2017

Advantages of Invisalign

Boost Your Confidence!

There are some distinct advantages to the Invisalign system. The best part is that no one will be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth because the aligners are so clear they’re almost invisible! People would have to know the aligners or there, or look extremely closely, to be able to detect them. You’ll have much more confidence about your smile during active treatment than many people have with traditional braces.

Comfort is another benefit of Invisalign. Because the aligners are all in one piece, with no metal or wires to poke or pinch, there’s no mouth irritation. The lack of wires to be checked and adjusted also means you spend less time in the dentist’s chair. They’re also unbelievably convenient. You wear the aligners all day, including during sleep. But they are easily removable for eating and brushing. You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, with no food restrictions. And keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as easy as it was before treatment, because there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing.


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

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Dental Crowns

A Crown Restores a Damaged Tooth

A tooth can become so impaired that it is impossible for a simple filling to return it to function. When that happens, a crown will cover and strengthen the damaged tooth. Our crowns are made of the most cutting-edge materials available. The finished product will look so natural you won’t be able to tell it from an original tooth.

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, 6 November 2017

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 3

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below is one way that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Slow Healing 












Have you ever noticed a cold sore or a cut in your mouth that doesn’t quite seem to go away? This can be another way that diabetes may affect your mouth. Poor control of blood sugar can keep injuries from healing quickly and properly. If you have something in your mouth that you feel isn’t healing as it should, see your dentist.

To read all '5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth' visit MouthHealthy.org.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 2

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below are two ways that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Change in Taste 











Your favorite flavors might not taste as rich as your remember if you have diabetes. It can be disappointing, but take the opportunity to experiment with different tastes, textures and spices to your favorite foods. Just take care not to add too much sugar to your food in an effort to add flavor. Not only can this affect the quality of your diet, it can also lead to more cavities. If you have a persistent bad taste in your mouth, see your dentist or doctor.

Infections 












Diabetes affects your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to infection. One common among people with diabetes is a yeast infection called oral thrush (candidiasis). The yeast thrive on the higher amount of sugar found in your saliva, and it looks like a white layer coating your tongue and the insides of your cheeks. Thrush is more common in people who wear dentures and can often leave a bad taste in your mouth. See your dentist if you think you have thrush or any other mouth infection.

To read all '5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth' visit MouthHealthy.org.

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

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Gum Disease Treatments

A Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body

As nice as it is to look your best, it’s even more important to retain your healthy teeth and gums. More teeth are lost because of gum disease than any other reason, and recent studies have established a link between gum disease and your overall health. Fortunately, gum disease can be treated successfully, often without surgery. At Jockey Hollow Dentistry, we want all of our patients to have exceptional oral health. Our commitment to you includes paying strict attention to all of your needs so you look great and achieve superior health.

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, 23 October 2017

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 1

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below are two ways that diabetes can affect your oral health.

Gum Disease 











Notice some bleeding when you brush or floss? That may be an early sign of gum disease. If it becomes more severe, the bone that supports your teeth can break down, leading to tooth loss. Early gum disease can be reversed with proper brushing, flossing and diet. Research has shown gum disease can worsen if your blood sugar is not under control, so do your best to keep it in check.

Dry Mouth 












Studies have found people with diabetes have less saliva, so you might find yourself feeling parched or extra thirsty. (Medications and higher blood sugar levels are also causes.) Fight dry mouth by drinking water. You can also chew sugarless gum and eat healthy, crunchy foods to get saliva flowing. This is especially important because extra sugar in your saliva, combined with less saliva to wash away leftover food, can lead to cavities.


To read all '5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth' visit MouthHealthy.org.

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

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org
When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority-and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says.

Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well: 

Practice Good Hygiene
When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Don’t forget to keep up your dental and toothbrush hygiene as well.
According to the CDC, the flu virus can live on moist surfaces for 72 hours. “The number one rule is not to share your toothbrush anytime, but especially when you are sick,” Dr. Romo says.
You also probably don’t need to replace your toothbrush after you’ve been sick. Unless your immune system is severely compromised, the chances of reinfecting yourself are very low. “But if you’re still in doubt, throw it out,” says Dr. Romo. “Especially if you’ve had your toothbrush for 3-4 months, when it’s time to replace it anyway.”

Choose Sugar-Free Cough Drops
Read the label before you pick up a bag at the drug store with an eye to avoid ingredients like fructose or corn syrup. “Many cough drops contain sugar, and it is like sucking on candy,” says Dr. Romo. “Sugar is a culprit when it comes to cavities.” The longer you keep a sugary cough drop in your mouth, the more time cavity-causing bacteria has to feast on that sugar, which produces the acid that can leave holes in your teeth.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

The remainder of the article details the following:

  • Swish and Spit After Vomiting
  • Stay Hydrated to Avoid Dry Mouth
  • Choose the Right Fluids

Friday, 15 September 2017

Tooth Whitening Is Not Equal to Tooth Brushing

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about tooth whitening not being equal to tooth brushing.





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, 10 September 2017

Children's Dentistry

Family Dentistry Mendham NJ

We Care About Kids!
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Fenichel strive to make children of all ages relax and enjoy themselves, so schedule the whole family! You can rely on our expertise, knowing your child will receive the most advanced techniques in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, sensitivity, and understanding. We train children in proper dental care habits and teach them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing them first when they are four years old and watching them grow year after year.

Our plan is to secure that this and future generations of children will grow up without a fear of the dental office. According to our many appreciative parents, we are doing just that! Our office is an inviting and exciting place that children love to visit. Whether you have an adventurous six-year-old or a nervous eight-year-old, we are here to help you.


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, 8 September 2017

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Mendham NJ

Always Tired? The Importance of Getting the Rest You Need to Maintain Good Health
Sufficient rest and sleep are primary ingredients for your overall health. You need air. You need water. You need food. You need sleep. It is essential that your brain and body have the time to shut down and re-boot every single day.

Your body, particularly your heart, gathers stress throughout the day. In sleep, your brain and body revitalize themselves. When you finally rest at night, your heart slows and begins to decompress, giving up the stresses it has collected. Your blood pressure lowers, and the pace of age-related diseases reduces. At the same time your body recoups enough energy to tackle another day. In this way, you can curb illnesses such as obesity, hypertension, memory loss and diabetes.

Lack of sleep can burden your heart by placing excessive strain and stress on the muscle. Heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular disease and, in severe circumstances, even death have all been connected to sleep disorders.


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

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Invisalign Dentist

Invisalign Dentist Mendham NJ

A Faster Approach for Straighter Teeth
Dr. Johnson is excited to be able to offer Invisalign™ invisible aligners to his patients! This innovative solution allows someone with crooked, crowded, or widely spaced teeth to have a straight smile in as few as 9 - 15 months! These aligners can also correct overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

The Invisalign system uses advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology to prepare your entire treatment plan. It starts with the current positioning of your teeth and progresses incrementally to your final smile. From this plan, clear thermoplastic aligners are created. They fit and look similar to teeth-whitening trays and are custom made to precisely fit your teeth. Each set of aligners uses gentle forces to move your teeth into a new position. Approximately two weeks later, you replace the first set with the next set of aligners, and progress through treatment for about a year. Evaluation in the office is only required every four to eight weeks. Total treatment time is based on your personal needs and goals.


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, 1 September 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Mendham NJ

Don’t Hide Your Smile – Remake It!
We want you to be able to express your confidence to the world. We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for your ideal dental health. Modern smile transformations have become so affordable and even easy, there’s simply no reason you can’t have the inviting, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted. Ask us what veneers, crowns, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!


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


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Dentist Mendham NJ



The doctors and team of Jockey Hollow Dentistry are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to their neighbors in Mendham and the surrounding communities.

M. Corey Johnson, DDS, earned his dental degree at Georgetown University after earning
Dentist M. Corey Johnson DDS Mendham NJhis bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College. Since then, he has engaged in extensive postgraduate education at The Pankey Institute, The Dawson Academy, and the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry, as well as with his membership in local study clubs. His most recent training in bite relationships, TMJ disorders, muscle pain, and headaches allows him to provide preventive options to his patients for pain-free daily life. He has also studied dental sleep medicine, to decrease snoring and treat sleep apnea, as well as the relationship of gum disease to your overall health, a very important focus in dental care. Dr. Johnson is happy to sponsor the annual Halloween candy drive, which supports the troops overseas, and in his spare time he enjoys biking, golf, and playing the drums.

Karen K. Fenichel, DMD, earned her dental degree from the University of Medicine and
Dentist Karen K. Feniche DMD Mendham NJDentistry of New Jersey. Her continuing education has had a focus on bite relationships, headache therapy, and patient anxiety. She has also studied the use of computers for better planning and execution of dental implants to improve outcomes and the natural appearance of a healthy, complete smile. Dr. Fenichel enjoys teaching dental residents at Morristown Memorial Hospital and sponsoring the annual Halloween candy drive. She and her husband Doug are very proud of their two sons, daughters-in-law, and granddaughter, and she spends much of her free time playing mahjongg, ballroom dancing, golfing, playing bridge, attending book groups, and traveling.

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