Monday, 22 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Children's Dental Care

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is an Important Decision

Teaching good habits early on (in an environment that’s relaxed and fun) is critical for laying the foundation that promotes a lifetime of strong oral health. From a young age, children’s teeth are very susceptible to cavities due to many factors:

Children lack the necessary coordination to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is vital that parents assist in their child’s daily dental care. This encourages both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat frequently throughout the day (grazing). This results in an extended exposure to food acids (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.

Lack of cleaning means teeth are more at risk for potential decay because of increased acid production that hastens the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of your child developing a cavity.


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, 15 January 2018

Why Do Teeth Darken?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Why Do Teeth Darken?".


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, 11 January 2018

Digital Dental X-rays

75% Reduction in Radiation

Digital X-rays utilize 75% less radiation than classic X-rays! Employing a digital sensor, a picture is taken of your mouth and downloaded into our computer, where it is instantly available. No more waiting while images develop and no more chemical waste to taint the environment.

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, 7 January 2018

Routine Dental Care

The Importance of Hygiene Visits

One of the most critical reasons to visit your dentist routinely is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Even when you take painstaking care to properly brush and floss, some bit of soft and sticky plaque is left behind. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which is even more difficult to remove with your average toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. Unremoved plaque and tartar increase your risk of more serious infections developing. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy!

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

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Your Dental Hygienist!

Normally we think of a teeth cleaning as just that. Our tongues love the smooth and clean feeling we get after visiting our dental hygienist.

But there's another huge benefit to regular teeth cleaning. Hygienists spend time in your mouth. That give them the opportunity to spot suspicious tissue or other possible signs of oral cancer.

Oral cancer has a fantastically high cure rate - but only if it's detected early.

Another reason to love your dental hygienist!