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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Where Does the HPV Go?

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The alarming incidence of oral cancer connected to oral infections caused by the human papillomavirus, HPV, should rightly raise concern. For too long healthcare has overlooked the potential of HPV to cause serious disease in the oral cavity, the pharynx and larynx.  Fortunately, early detection is key, and there is now a highly sensitive test that can identify early HPV…

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How pinhole gum rejuvenation could save your teeth

By | Brighter Smile, Dr. Derek Fine, Gum disease, healthy teeth, Your Dentist | No Comments

Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a relatively new dental procedure being offered at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. It is so effective at tackling receding gums that it could literally save your teeth! Receding gums is an age-related condition that we will all have to contend with at one time or another. It is where the term ‘long in the tooth’ comes from…

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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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Ozone therapy, an amazing dental treatment

By | Dental Care, Dr. Alan Steiner, Dr. Derek Fine, Oral Health, perfect smile, Your Dentist | No Comments

Ozone therapy is rapidly gaining traction in dentistry as a very effective treatment for infection. It is fast, effective at tackling bacteria and for preparing the mouth for more involved procedures. All these qualities makes it something we, as holistic dentists are very interested in. We think you will be too once you realize the advantages in brings. Ozone therapy…

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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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How simple orthodontics can improve gum health

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Dental treatments don’t have to be complicated or invasive. Some very simple orthodontics can drastically improve gum health and benefit your overall wellbeing. Orthodontic treatments can: Straighten teeth and reduce dental crowding Correct your bite so pressure is spread evenly across your mouth Reduce the change of damaging any prominent or misaligned teeth Help improve gum health by reducing hard…

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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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Benefits of using lasers in periodontal therapy

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According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), most Americans over the age of 30 have some level of periodontal disease. Our lifestyle, diet and sugar-rich snacks provide the ideal environment for microorganisms and we are constantly fighting to maintain oral health. As dentists, we spend a lot of our time treating periodontal disease. We have a…

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