Oregano oil benefits for oral health

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As holistic dentists, we here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry are very interested in complementary medicine. Especially those therapies can use natural products to help improve overall health and wellbeing. Once such complementary product is oregano oil. It has some surprising benefits for your oral health. With a good percentage of American adults having periodontal disease, anything that can help reduce…

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How a Night Guard can help protect you from abfractions

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An abfraction is a notch or interruption in the shape of the tooth close to the gum line. These can be caused by bruxism (grinding of the teeth) or brushing too harshly. Brushing can be modified quickly but bruxism takes a little more work. That’s where a Night Guard comes in. A Night Guard is like a tooth shield that…

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Sleep apnea and the risk to heart health

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Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing while asleep. While it may sound harmless, it can have far-reaching health implications, including impacting your heart. Left untreated, sleep apnea could potentially have fatal consequences. Apparently, one in five American adults will suffer mild sleep apnea at some point in their lives. It affects men more than…

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The benefits of oral DNA testing

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Oral DNA testing is a relatively new diagnostic tool that takes a lot of the subjectivity out of dentistry. Usually when diagnosing or checking a patient, we use our many years’ of experience and dental training to observe and identify issues or potential issues. While we will always do that, we now have an extra diagnostic tool, oral DNA testing….

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Enhancing your appearance at any age

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You’re never too old to look your best. You are never too old for many of our orthodontics treatments either. As holistic dentists, we at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Denville, New Jersey treat patients of all ages and stages of life. We will always say you are never too young or too old to look great! Many of our orthodontics…

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The benefits of Perio Protect trays for improving gum health

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Periodontal disease is relentless. According to the CDC, 47 percent of Americans have it, with that percentage increasing to over 70 percent when you reach 65 years of age. As dentists, we constantly fight periodontal disease. For a while, getting the better of it seemed a long way away, but could Perio Protect trays change all that? Main causes of…

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Oral DNA testing, the new weapon in fighting periodontal disease

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Medicine has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Once such advancement is with DNA. What was once a mystery to us is gradually opening the doors on its secrets and allowing us to soar to new heights of understanding. Our increased knowledge of these building blocks of life enable us to deliver new treatments for a…

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Juvederm® cosmetic treatment Q&A

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Juvederm® is a perfectly safe gel filler designed to refresh your appearance and bring back a youthful look. It is an exceptionally popular cosmetic treatment that offers fast, effective relief from lines and wrinkles. What is Juvederm? Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar. It has one of the cleanest, safest profiles of any cosmetic treatment and…

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Causes and treatments of gum recession

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Gum recession is when your gums slowly recede and expose more of the tooth. It can be a natural process linked to aging or caused by a range of oral health conditions. However it is caused, gum recession is treatable and reversible in many cases. Causes of gum recession As mentioned, gum recession happens naturally to many of us as…

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