Dr. M. Corey Johnson DDS, Dr. Karen K. Fenichel DMD and the team at Jockey Hollow Dentistry are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Mendham NJ and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, children's, cosmetic, family, general, implant, preventive and restorative dentistry.
Maybe you remember that TV show, Extreme Makeovers? They took people who were unhappy with their appearance and let surgeons and dentists perform cosmetic miracles on their bodies and teeth. Well, a complete smile makeover like that can be done by many dentists, And often it only takes two visits!
Going to the doctor and receiving care because you’re ill is important and vital to improving your rate of recovery. But what if you visited your doctor when you were NOT ill and you learned how NOT to get sick? That would be even better! That’s what we call “Wellness Care,” and that’s just what we do in our practice. Like any other dental office, we can get your teeth and gums healthy and repair any existing damage. But we go even further and show you how to avoid dental problems before they become issues. We start with an extensive examination. Most of our patients say they’ve never had such a comprehensive study of their gums or teeth. We scrutinize your bite and how your teeth fit together. We look for oral cancer, gum disease, signs of wear on your teeth, and any problem that you might encounter at a later date. We want to head off any future complications, making your teeth and gums healthier so you will be spending less time in the dental chair later! Jockey Hollow Dentistry M. Corey Johnson, DDS Karen K. Fenichel, DMD 5 Cold Hill Road South Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-4828 JockeyHollowDentistry.com
Tooth enamel is very hard but... That doesn't mean you can't break it. Our office recommends to avoid eating "hard foods" such as popcorn. Don't crack nut shells with your teeth or chew on ice. Opening packages with your teeth can also damage the enamel. It's not just the sugar - it's also the acid Sugar and acids are your teeth's worst enemies. What are we talking about? Soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices, and candy. Because of the acid content, Mountain Dew seems to be the worst of the worst. There is even a name for the damage it does and it is called "Dew Mouth." These erode the tooth enamel, making it highly susceptible to decay. Parents, watch your kid's consumption of these because young children's enamle hasn't developed fully. This makes these drinks even more damaging for kids. As well as eliminating the above (or at least reducing their consumption), it is recommended to always brush and floss after every meal. If you can't, use a sugar-free xylitol chewing gum after a meal. Also rinse your mouth with a high quality dental mouthwash.
Have you noticed that brushing your teeth causes your gums to bleed? Are your teeth shifting unexpectedly or appearing a bit loose? If yes, then you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. Most people assume that the majority of tooth loss is due to decay. It’s not. It’s because of gum disease. And it can be completely unnoticeable right up until you lose your teeth. If you’ve been told you require gum surgery, you should know we offer solutions that make it possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods. Jockey Hollow Dentistry M. Corey Johnson, DDS Karen K. Fenichel, DMD 5 Cold Hill Road South Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-4828 JockeyHollowDentistry.com
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Sher Warkentin Maintaining good oral care during the holidays can be tough with the bombardment of sugary sweets all season. Counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar is a fun activity for your kids, but if they are filled with chocolate and sweets, it won't be so great for their teeth. Check out these simple sugar-free ideas to fill your countdown instead. Holiday Activity Fun Fill your child's countdown with special moments that they will cherish all year round. For each day of the month come up with a fun holiday activity that you can do together as a family. Some ideas include: watching a holiday movie, going ice skating, building a snowman and looking at Christmas lights. Write down the activity on a slip of paper and tuck one note into each day of your advent calendar. A Puzzling Treat Give your child a fun challenge with a customized puzzle. Draw a picture or write a special message on a blank puzzle. Break the pieces apart and place one puzzle piece in each day of your advent calendar. Every day your child can add the pieces together until they have a completed puzzle revealing a special holiday message or fun activity to do together. To read the entire article visit Colgate.com. The remainder of the article details the following: