Straight From the Dentist

From the Dentist

Advice straight from the horse's or dentist's mouth. One of the best dentists in New Jersey offers his expertise on a range of subjects such as oral hygiene, flossing, and how to promote healthy brushing habits in young children. Read our blogs for answers to many of the most common questions people ask their dentist.
  • Bleeding Gums When Brushing? Why Do My Gums Bleed When I Brush My Teeth?
    by Gary Silverstrom on November 28, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Have you ever been brushing your teeth and noticed some bleeding? Bleeding gums when brushing is common but that doesn’t mean it’s something you should ignore. In this post, we’re going to answer one of the most common questions we get from patients: “Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?” Your gums

  • How to Make Tooth Brushing Fun for Toddlers (3 Simple Steps)
    by Gary Silverstrom on November 21, 2018 at 2:13 am

    One of the many necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth but that is often easier said than done. It can be difficult to get toddlers to willingly do things they’re supposed to do and that includes brushing their teeth. Toddlers are drawn to anything that is fun

  • How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? (Manual vs. Electric)
    by Gary Silverstrom on November 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Have you ever looked at your aging toothbrush sitting next to your sink and wondered “how often should I change my toothbrush?” The answer is, probably more often than you might think. How often should I change my toothbrush? You should change your toothbrush every 3 months which is more often than most people think.

  • What Waterpik is Best? (Water Flosser Reviews by Dentists)
    by Gary Silverstrom on November 2, 2018 at 2:42 am

    You may know people who use a Waterpik or water flosser and they swear by them, but what kind of Waterpik is best? We’re going to explore what they do, why they’re useful, and some water flosser reviews by dentists so you know which one to get. You’ve probably heard of a Waterpik or water

  • What’s the Best Way to Floss Your Teeth?
    by Gary Silverstrom on October 24, 2018 at 1:58 am

    You know that you should floss your teeth but what is the best way to floss? Flossing is one of the most effective methods of removing debris from in between your teeth but like many things, how you do it directly impacts your results. The best way to floss your teeth is simple and you

  • Electric Toothbrush vs Manual Toothbrush: Pros & Cons
    by Gary Silverstrom on October 17, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Brushing your teeth is incredibly important to maintaining your oral health but which is better, a manual or an electric toothbrush? The battle of electric toothbrush vs manual toothbrush is often one of personal preference and you’ll likely get a different answer from each person. The good news is that the American Dental Association (ADA) has

  • What Are the Early Signs of a Cavity? (+ What to Do Next)
    by Gary Silverstrom on October 4, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Cavities are common, in fact, the only condition more common than cavities and tooth decay is the common cold. Some cavities fly under the radar, but most have early warning signs that will show themselves. The early signs of a cavity can easily be ignored or associated with other issues so be sure to pay

  • How to Stay Calm Before and During Dentist Appointments?
    by Gary Silverstrom on October 1, 2018 at 6:33 am

    For many people, going to the dentist is a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. If you feel that way, you’re certainly not alone. Surveys estimate that dental phobia affects 13% to 24% of people around the world so there are a lot of people who could use some advice on how to stay calm at the

  • How Do Teeth Become Tusks? (The Evolution)
    by Gary Silverstrom on September 18, 2018 at 2:38 am

    You’ve probably seen elephants, walruses, or warthogs either at a zoo or in nature documentaries but did you know that their tusks are actually teeth? Tusks are actually elongated, continuously growing front teeth. Many animals have them in pairs and you’ll see them protruding well beyond the mouth in many animals. In most animals, these

  • Teeth Whitening at Home VS Dentist Office Whitening (The Difference, Answered)
    by Gary Silverstrom on September 17, 2018 at 6:50 am

    How do over-the-counter teeth-whitening products compare to professional teeth-whitening at a teeth whitening dentist office? Is it worth the extra cost to visit the dentist? Is there much difference between teeth whitening at home vs dentist whitening treatments? We’re going to break that down for you in this post. Teeth whitening is one of the

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