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Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

Teeth Whitening: Know Your Options
There are many reasons why teeth may need a whitening treatment to achieve an appealing brightness: what we eat and drink, natural aging, genetics, and the lack of dedication to oral hygiene can all play a role in how we look...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

Things you Should Know about Oral Cancer
...And above all, practice effective, daily oral hygiene with regular dental cleanings and checkups...

Watch for these 4 Signs of Gum Disease
...Caused by plaque, a thin film of food remnant and bacteria built up on the teeth due to poor oral hygiene, gum disease can aggressively spread deep into gum tissues without you even realizing it...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

Proper Brushing and Flossing Removes Disease-Causing Plaque
... If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Keep the Space between an Implant-Supported Bridge and the Gums Clean
... If you would like more information on oral hygiene with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Use the Same Prevention Strategy to Defeat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
...For example, because of their coarse, abrasive diet and a primitive understanding of oral hygiene, their teeth had a rough go of it...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
... A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time...

Advancing Gum Disease Requires Thorough Treatment to Control it
...Neglecting oral hygiene allows bacterial plaque to build up on tooth surfaces, which can give rise to aggressive gum infections known collectively as periodontal (gum) disease...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Give Your Smile New Life
...On average, veneers can last anywhere from five to ten years or longer with proper oral hygiene and follow up dental care...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Chronically ill children are often at higher risk for tooth decay, most commonly due to challenges in practicing effective oral hygiene...

3 Things You May Not Know About Orthodontics
...However, both these scenarios can be anticipated: the orthodontist will watch for and monitor signs of root resorption and adjust the tension on the braces accordingly; and diligent oral hygiene plus regular dental cleanings will help prevent damage to the tooth enamel...

Recreational Marijuana Could Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease
...To be sure, there are several risk factors for gum disease like genetics, oral hygiene (or lack thereof), structural problems like poor tooth position or even systemic conditions elsewhere in the body...

This Young Woman's Cancer Experience a Teachable Moment for all of us
...It's important for everyone to make healthy lifestyle choices (good oral hygiene and nutrition, moderate alcohol use and avoidance of tobacco) and see a dentist whenever you see an abnormal sore or spot in your mouth...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Poor oral hygiene...

Get a Whiter Smile
...Dark drinks and foods, poor oral hygiene, use of some prescription drugs, the aging process and more put staining material deep into tooth enamel...

Keep Up Good Dental Habits in College to Protect Your Teeth and Gums
...Close in importance to good oral hygiene is a healthy diet...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Gets Started with Daily Oral Hygiene
...But there’s a better way: preventing gum disease before it begins through daily oral hygiene...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Keep up Regular Dental Care While You're Pregnant
...Be sure you’re practicing good oral hygiene habits like daily brushing and flossing...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...For instance, begin oral hygiene practices before their first teeth come in...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Stay Hydrated in Winter for Better Year-Round Oral Hygiene
...Yet even though it may be chillier outside, your body's need for hydration is the same as it was in the summer—and a lack of proper hydration can be bad news for your oral hygiene...

Teeth Whitening Is an Effective Way to Brighten Your Smile
... Of course, good oral hygiene habits help keep teeth shiny and bright...

Beat Dental Plaque While Wearing Braces with These Tools and Tips
...The principal goal of oral hygiene is to remove dental plaque, a thin film of accumulated bacteria and food particles that can cause tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease...

Renew Your Smile With Veneers
... Your great smile You'll maintain it with your usual oral hygiene routine: Flossing daily Twice daily brushing Semi-annual cleanings and check-ups with your dentist Also, stay away from hard foods such as candy apples, and never use your teeth to open packages or to bite on pencils or fingernails...

Primary Teeth are Critical to Future Dental Health and Worth Preserving
...We can help primary teeth last for their intended lifespan by preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene or clinically-applied sealants and topical fluoride...

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?
...If oral hygiene habits slip, plaque will harden and turn into tartar that can only be removed by your dentists, Dr...

Speaking of Wellness: Enjoying Great Oral Health for a Lifetime
...Here are some tips: Practice good oral hygiene...

Don't Let Summer Heat Increase Your Risk of Dental Disease
...If you're undergoing cancer treatment, be extra vigilant about your oral hygiene practice and regular dental visits...

Here's What You Can Do to Avoid Gum Disease
... Gum disease most often begins with dental plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles that builds up on tooth surfaces mainly from poor oral hygiene...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...DeGeneres received this honor from the National Flossing Council in recognition of her passionate promotion of oral hygiene, particularly flossing...

Instill These Habits in Your Child for a Lifetime of Great Dental Health
...The best approach is to teach by example: If your child sees you're serious about your own oral hygiene, they're more likely to do so as well...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

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Dr David Kahn, DMD & Dr John Pergolizzi, DMD

(973) 835-3900
Dentist in Ringwood, NJ
Dr. David Kahn, DMD & Dr. John Pergolizzi, DMD
10 Greenwood Lake Tpke
Ringwood, NJ 07456
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