Diamond Beach Dental Blog

October 15, 2017

Dentist in Cape May Discusses the Best Halloween Candies

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Halloween decorations and candyHalloween is just around the corner, which means it is time to prepare for creative costumes and yummy goodies. As you walk down the isles at the store searching for the perfect candy, cavities and oral health are often the last things on your mind. However, with tooth decay one of the most chronic conditions impacting the health of the teeth, your dentist in Cape May is concerned about your selections. When it comes to picking the perfect candy, dentists often recommend chocolate instead of those that are hard or chewy. You can still enjoy the holiday and the yummy sweets that go along with it by making a simple switch.
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August 27, 2017

Schedule a Back to School Appointment with Your Dentist in Wildwood Crest

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Young girl with backpackAs the new school year quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to schedule your child’s routine cleaning and checkup with their dentist in Wildwood Crest. As they head back to school, your schedule is going to get busy with your daily commitments, homework help, and afterschool activities. As a result, you may not have the time to take them to the dentist every six months. While times get busy, their routine dental care must remain a top priority to ensure the health and development of their teeth. Before your schedule gets booked, schedule your child’s appointment with Diamond Beach Dental so they can start the new school year with a healthy, beautiful smile.
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July 26, 2017

Are Dentures or Dental Implants in Wildwood Crest Right for Me?

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Restore your smile with dental implants in Wildwood Crest.Are you among the 35 million adults missing all their teeth? If so, you need an effective form of tooth replacement. Now, you have many options when it comes to replacing them, including dentures and dental implants in Wildwood Crest. With numerous treatments available, it can be difficult to determine which is right for you. To help make a wise investment in your dental health and quality of life, Dr. Scott Maslow at Diamond Beach Dental as the information you need about your options.
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June 9, 2017

What Dentist Near Me Can Give Me A Lesson In Tooth Anatomy?

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What dentist near me can educate me on the functional and structural aspects of my pearly whites? Diamond Beach Dental can! Did you know that the majority of Americans think your smile is your most important physical feature? That’s right – both men and women agree that this aspect of your countenance is what they notice first – and what they remember the longest. So, since it’s such a vital aspect of your looks and personality, do you ever stop and wonder how your teeth actually work? You might be thinking, “What dentist near me can explain the ins and outs of my pearly whites?” and if so, Diamond Beach Dental is the practice for you. Learn more about the anatomy of your teeth in this post.

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May 10, 2017

What is a Dental Crown in Wildwood Crest?

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Dr. Maslow is your dentist for a dental crown in Wildwood Crest.Has your dentist recently recommended you receive a dental crown in Wildwood Crest? If so, you have nothing to fear. Crowns are commonly used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to enhance oral health and functions. They are often used in combination with other procedures, like dental bridges and dental implants, because they are quite versatile. Due to several advancements, crowns now look more natural than ever before so you do not have to worry about a dark crown hurting the appearance of your smile. At Diamond Beach Dental, we offer high-quality crowns to improve your oral health.
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April 4, 2017

Choose Dental Implants in Wildwood Crest for a Complete Smile

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Dental implants in Wildwood Crest are available at Diamond Beach Dental. Got missing teeth? Get dental implants. These small tooth replacements are fast becoming the option of choice when it comes to rebuilding a smile. From the dentist’s standpoint, they are most similar to the construction of a natural tooth, and from the patient’s perspective they look great and feel even better. Moreover, implants can be used to replace one, a couple or even an entire row of missing teeth. Read on to learn more about dental implants in Wildwood Crest so you can make an educated decision about your tooth replacement.

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October 17, 2014

Keeping Colds and Other Contagious Infections Contained

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coughing guy

 

Sure, we all want to avoid getting sick. However, most of the time we find out it’s usually too late to guard against colds, flu, and other contagious illnesses. That’s because we can be exposed to the illness before the person who has it shows any symptoms.

For example, a family member may sneeze several times at the dinner table before coming down with a full-blown cold the next day. Even the early sneezes, though, probably exposed you and other members of your household to the cold virus. The flu can be contagious about a day prior to the onset of symptoms, and strep throat can be contagious as much as five days prior to onset.

However, if someone in your household has a common cold or other contagious bug, you can take some precautions to keep catchy infections from taking over your home. Here are some “stay-well” strategies to prevent illness and keep catchy infections contained.

Top of Your List for Infection Protection

Immunizations have reduced or eliminated diseases such as smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), and polio. But despite the success of vaccines, contagious diseases still often outwit the best efforts to control them. For instance, there is concern now about a resurgence of whooping cough, which is most contagious before the coughing actually starts. The best way to prevent whooping cough is still through vaccinations. The childhood vaccine is called DTaP, and there’s also a whooping cough booster vaccine for adolescents and adults ages 19 through 64 called Tdap. The booster not only protects against whooping cough, but also against tetanus and diphtheria.

The moral is: No matter what your age, talk to your doctor to see if you are current with all of your immunizations. You should also make sure you get a flu shot annually to protect yourself from influenza, and if you are in the group of people who need one, you should get the pneumococcal vaccine, as well. It can help protect you against pneumonia.

Remember, though, while a flu shot is one of the best ways to avoid the flu, the vaccines aren’t always 100% effective. And flu, if you catch it, can lead to serious respiratory complications such as pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis. So, in addition to making sure you have all your immunizations and shots, you should also know about and use the following “stay-well” strategies to prevent illness and keep catchy infections contained.

Six Prevention Strategies to Use Every Day

Preventing any illness, including the common cold, begins with the following six basic prevention strategies:

-Think of hand washing as a survival skill (More on this later).
-Never touch your mouth, nose, or eyes without washing your hands.
-Teach your kids not to share food and other things that go in the mouth, as in guzzling milk from the carton or double dipping chips.
-Encourage family members to cover their mouths with a tissue when they cough or sneeze and to dispose of the tissue themselves. No time to grab a tissue? Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow instead of your hands.
-Avoid sharing personal items like toiletries, towels, and pillows.
-Get proper rest and good nutrition to improve resistance and bolster immunity.

Source: Webmd.com

June 3, 2014

Things to Consider When Choosing a Toothpaste

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Types Of Toothpaste

These days, you may feel overwhelmed by the types of toothpaste available at your grocery store or pharmacy. Just remember: The best toothpaste for you is the one you like well enough to use every day.

Of course, you can buy a few different types for variety, or to suit the tastes and needs of your family members. Today, there are toothpastes to meet the oral care needs of virtually everybody, and you can’t really go wrong with any toothpaste that has the seal of the American Dental Association.

That said, some toothpastes do offer specific benefits in addition to cleaning teeth. Some specialty types of toothpaste include:

Antimicrobial. Antimicrobial toothpastes may contain stannous fluoride, an antibacterial agent that also provides anti-cavity and sensitivity benefits.

Tartar control. Tartar-control toothpastes may contain sodium pyrophosphate which helps to keep tartar from forming on teeth or better yet, sodium hexametaphosphate, which helps prevent tartar and stain, above the gum line. But if you already have stubborn tartar, tartar control toothpaste won’t remove it-you’ll need a professional cleaning from your dental hygienist.

Whitening. Whitening toothpastes contain chemical or abrasive ingredients to help remove and/or prevent stains from forming on the teeth. When used regularly, whitening toothpastes can reduce the appearance of stains and make your teeth look whiter.

April 22, 2014

Warning Signs You May Have a Cavity

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Cavities, like most other health issues, can vary in degree or seriousness. When a cavity first begins to form, it’s pretty easily treatable and we’re able to keep it from spreading. If left untreated, however, it can lead to some pretty serious complications, including tooth loss.

Your best chance of minimizing tooth damage from cavities (short of not getting them in the first place) is early detection and early treatment. If you’re coming in to see your dentist every six months, we’ll definitely be able to watch for early warning sign, but there are also ways you can be on the lookout between visits.

Here are three signs to watch for:

Pain:
Tooth pain is not normal, so it’s definitely a red flag. If you’re experiencing pain, a cavity may be the root (tooth pun intended).

Sensitivity:
Many things can cause general tooth sensitivity (teeth whitening treatments for example), but if you notice a particular tooth is sensitive to hot, cold, sugary and acidic foods or pressure, it’s cause for concern.

Bad breath:
This one is tricky, as there are many causes of bad breath, but one of them is actually a cavity. The bacteria present in tooth infections (which is really what a cavity is) produces a very unpleasant smell. 

If any of these sound familiar, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If it is a cavity, early treatment is vital to minimizing damage. And if it’s not, your dentist will be able to determine what else might be causing the issue. 

April 19, 2013

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