Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, we do everything we can to help our patients achieve long-lasting oral health. During routine hygiene examinations, we do more than just clean your teeth. We also inspect your mouth for signs of dental decay and other harmful conditions as well. One condition we look for is mouth and oral cancer. November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, which helps promote awareness about this form of cancer. Mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that can develop anywhere in the mouth or oral cavity. It can be found on areas such as the lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums. Although mouth and throat cancer are not the leading forms of cancer in the US, it is still important to learn more about what can cause them.

Tooth Replacement Facts

Have you or a loved one recently experienced tooth loss and are deciding which tooth replacement option is best for your needs? No matter the reason for the tooth loss, it can be overwhelming to make your final tooth replacement choice. While I do what I can to offer my recommendation and answer any questions you have, the final choice is yours to make. I want to take a few moments to explain more about some of the tooth replacement options I provide to my patients. You may be thinking that this doesn’t apply to you because you’ve never experienced tooth loss, but situations can change, and you could wind up needing this information in the future. Read on to learn more.

Don’t Forget This Important Fall Activity

It’s hard to believe that October is here already! We don’t know about you, but it feels like we were just enjoying the lazy days of summer. Now, many of you are out and about, busy with fall activities. We know that life can be hectic, but if you or a loved one has been putting off or delaying a dental treatment, there is no time like the present to schedule the appointment. Delaying a recommended treatment can lead to a dental emergency, the need for additional treatments, and added expenses. Continue reading to learn more.

Come And Celebrate Our Exciting News!

Dr. Swaintek-Lamb is thrilled to announce that the name of her dental practice is changing to Proud to Smile! She wants to ensure all of her patients that she will still be offering the same treatments with the same level of service you are accustomed to. To celebrate the name change she is going to be hosting a party to celebrate with her patients, friends, family, and local businesses. This party is open to all!

Sleep Apnea Q&A

Do you wake in the morning feeling unrested? Or do you or a loved one snore loudly each night? If you answered yes to these questions, there is a chance you are suffering from a common sleep condition that can be detrimental to your overall health but often remains undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing for a short time because the tongue blocks the airway, causing obstruction. Each time you stop breathing, due to lack of oxygen, your brain is alerted to the disruption, causing you to wake.

The Answer Is YES, You Should…

Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are trying to decide if a tooth replacement option is necessary? While this question may not pertain to you at the moment, you may experience tooth loss at some point in your life and have the same question. There are a number of reasons that tooth loss may occur, such as severe decay, trauma to the mouth, effects of medication or illness, and even aging. No matter the reason for your tooth loss, our answer regarding tooth replacement is always the same. Continue reading to learn our answer and the reasoning behind our response.

Gum Disease

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we are passionate about the oral health of our patients. This is one of the reasons we recommend patients visit us regularly for routine oral hygiene examinations. During these visits, we not only clean your teeth, but we check for other diseases and conditions as well. One of the diseases we inspect for is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a chronic infection in your gums that causes damage to the tissue and the jawbone that support the teeth. There are two forms of gum disease: the mild condition known as gingivitis and the more serious condition known as periodontitis. If gum disease remains untreated, it can lead to serious oral and overall health complications.

One Treatment, So Many Possibilities!

Do you look at pictures of celebrities and find yourself in awe of their perfect teeth and beautiful, white smiles? We are here to tell you that many of the celebrity smiles you love are courtesy of a cosmetic dentistry treatment. If you dream of having a celebrity smile, we can help! There is one treatment in particular that can change the appearance of the front teeth and improve many imperfections you may have. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn about this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Biobloc Orthotropics

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we are proud to offer our patients Biobloc Orthotropics to help guide a child’s lower jaw into proper alignment. A misaligned jaw in a child can eventually lead to issues as they age, such as an unaesthetic profile, teeth that are not straight or aesthetically pleasing, and airway issues. Airway issues can be extremely serious, as a decreased airway can lead to problems such as obstructive sleep apnea as well as cardiovascular problems. Dr. Swaintek-Lamb is an experienced practitioner of facial growth guidance and uses Biobloc Orthotropics as a way to guide a child’s jaw into the correct posture for maximum air flow and a healthy jaw joint position.