At Proud to Smile Dentistry, caring for your oral health is our passion. This is one of the reasons we frequently remind patients about the importance of routine oral care. During regular oral hygiene examinations, we not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but we also inspect for other issues. Two issues we inspect for are gum disease and oral cancer. Both of these conditions can have serious and lasting effects if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 54,000 people have been diagnosed with oral or throat cancer in 2022.
Happy 2023! We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe the holiday season has come and gone and we have entered into a new year! We feel like we were just celebrating with many of you at our Proud to Smile celebration party back in October. Time sure does fly! Now that we have entered a new year, it is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health. Are you or a loved one in need of a hygiene examination and cleaning? Or perhaps you need to schedule a treatment that we recommended the last time we saw you. We encourage you to schedule any needed appointments as soon as possible. Delaying routine appointments and treatments can lead to serious oral health complications in your future. Continue reading to learn more.
This is an exciting time for Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb, as her dental practice has completed the expansion and transition from Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville to Proud to Smile Dentistry. Dr. Patti has been a member of the Bernardsville community for over 27 years and has recently fulfilled her dream to enhance the practice that she has created and all of her patients know and love.
Would you love to improve your smile but aren’t sure which treatment would be best? We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can dramatically change your smile. One treatment in particular is popular among our patients and can make the changes you are looking for before your next event. With the holidays right around the corner, there is no better time to learn more about this treatment. Continue reading for more details about this fast and easy treatment.
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.
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.