What’s the difference between the two OraRisk® HPV testing options offered by OralDNA® Labs?

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One of the most commonly asked questions from patients and providers alike is  – “What’s the difference between the two OraRisk® HPV tests you offer?”  Simply answered: the main difference is the total number of HPV types tested. The OraRisk® HPV Complete Genotyping test option will analyze the oral rinse specimen for 51 different types of the Human Papilloma Virus…

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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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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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Help keep your teeth white with these five natural products

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As cosmetic dentists, teeth whitening is a core service we offer and it has to be one of our most popular. We carry out hundreds of tooth whitening procedures each year and are more than happy to continue doing so. But did you know there are things you can do to help keep your teeth whiter? Aside from your usual…

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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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Mini implants help keep dentures stable

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Dental implants are one of the most advanced and satisfying dental procedures we perform here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. The sheer joy implants bring to patients when they first see their restored smile and perfect teeth makes all the hard work worthwhile. Dental implants aren’t just for replacing a whole tooth or multiple teeth. They have other uses too, such…

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How vitamins can help enhance your immune system

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The human immune system has been honed over thousands of years of evolution. It is a well-tuned self-defense mechanism that protects us from disease and infection. Bacteria are everywhere and some of it isn’t good for us which is why it is important to help our body’s natural defenses wherever we can. A healthy immune system is an essential part…

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Top 5 dental treatments for crowded teeth

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Crowded teeth are a very common occurrence but isn’t something you have to live with for the rest of your life. It’s a relatively straightforward issue we can treat, often with no surgery. Like many dental treatments, Aesthetic Family Dentistry has a range of tools available to treat the condition. As holistic dentists, we appreciate that something as seemingly minor…

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