Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Floss Every Day!

Did you know that cavities are more likely to develop between teeth? Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, of Holmdel, NJ wants to remind her patients to remove the plaque to avoid cavities between teeth,  gum disease and  bad breath by flossing every day!

 The plaque that builds up between our teeth is not reachable with brushing alone. It needs to be removed after every meal or at least after first and last meal of the day. 

You may find lots of different type of floss in the market. Try and find out which one works best in your mouth. Little kids can start by using floss forks, they are easy to use. Flossing requires little dexterity in the fingers and it is tidious but with practice you can master it or you can use proxa brush. Proxa brushes look like a mascara brush or a little Christmas tree- use like a tooth pick and it will keep your gums healthier. They are lot easier to sue than floss. 


To schedule a routine cleaning with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, MAGD of Holmdel, NJ, call us at (732) 264-8180 or visit our website, www.dentistnj.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dental Implants and Mini Implants

Improve your quality of life by replacing missing teeth with implant supported crowns or dentures.. Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS,  restores oral health and smiles of her patients with missing teeth by offering dental implants and mini dental implants in the Holmdel, NJ area.

Dental implants and mini dental implants can replace your missing teeth. It is important to replace  missing teeth to support your cheeks, lips, other teeth and to chew better and speak beter.  Options like partial dentures and bridges are available but  they can make speech and chewing more difficult and requires to drill doen two good teeth on each side for a bridge. Implants are can last a long time. They are more comfortable than dentures and more conservative than bridge. .

 Dental implants are full-sized implants and are installed over the course of a few months. Mini implants are half the size of a full-sized implant and can often be completed in one day because of this. They are good for smaller spaces or if an implant is needed quickly. Mini implants also work well as a more stable base for dentures. The dentures are modified to clip right into the implants, and this creates a stronger hold.

If you have been struggling with eating or talking correctly and want to replace a missing tooth, consider the permanent option of dental implants or mini implants. To schedule a consultation here with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, MAGD of Holmdel, NJ, call (732) 264-8180 or visit www.dentistnj.com