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.
When oral cancer is found early, treatment is quicker, easier, less invasive and 90% successful. With approximately 29,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed last year, a fast and painless oral cancer screening is better than a good idea. That’s why we conduct a visual screening for oral cancer at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If the hygienist or doctor sees anything that gives them cause for concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could literally save your life! Jockey Hollow Dentistry M. Corey Johnson, DDS Karen K. Fenichel, DMD 5 Cold Hill Road South Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-4828 JockeyHollowDentistry.com
While you might believe that decay and accident or trauma are the most common reasons people lose a tooth, the true destroyer is gum disease. So is it a big issue to lose a tooth? Actually, losing even a single tooth can cause your other teeth to change position, which is not good. Missing teeth affects your ability to chew and to absorb nutrients from your food. Because it’s harder to chew with missing teeth, you may begin favoring softer foods with more carbohydrates, which can cause you to gain weight. Other bad things can happen, including your speech being altered. The gaps in your teeth may cause your face to change shape, creating a “sunken” appearance that can make you look much older than you really are.
Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing-the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Diet and Tooth Decay The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon:
The form of the food-whether it’s liquid, solid, sticky or slow to dissolve makes a difference.
How often you eat sugary foods and beverages and how often you eat or drink acidic foods and beverages.
The nutritional makeup of the food.
The combination of the foods you eat and the order in which you eat them.
Medical conditions you may have, such as gastrointestinal reflux and eating disorders, which can increase risk of cavities and weaken teeth.
How Snacking Affects Your Dental Health For dental health, it’s recommended that people limit eating and drinking between meals. Of course, sometimes eating between meals must happen. Unfortunately, most people choose foods like sweets and chips for snacks; foods that harm teeth by promoting tooth decay. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice-such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables or nuts-for your overall health and the health of your teeth. Did you know that certain foods can put you at risk for cavities and other dental health problems? Here are some MouthHealthy tips. To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org. The remainder of the article details the following: