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Do We Have a New Taste for Fat?

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in optimal oral health | Comments Off on Do We Have a New Taste for Fat?

Do We Have a New Taste for Fat?

Our taste buds identify five primary tastes – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami (or savory). But recent news may have us identifying a sixth, new taste…oleogustas. In Latin, “oleogustus” translates to “a taste for fat.” And according to this post from DailyRxNews.com, there is new evidence of a sixth, disgusting taste – FAT. Check out this video to see why humans have such a taste for fat…     Taste Buds & Fat “It is a sensation one would get from eating oxidized...

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What’s Best for Missing Teeth: Dental Implants or Dentures?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Dental Implants | Comments Off on What’s Best for Missing Teeth: Dental Implants or Dentures?

What’s Best for Missing Teeth: Dental Implants or Dentures?

Dental Implants Vs. Dentures When it comes to missing teeth, most patients usually choose between Dentures or Dental Implants. Dental bridges are also an effective missing teeth solution, but for this post we’ll concentrate on the dental implants or dentures debate. So how can you be sure you’re making the best choice for optimal long-term oral health? You can start by asking you dentist. Then you can continue to educate yourself by asking friends and family who may have experienced one particular solution or another for their missing...

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When Is It OK to Wear White After Labor Day?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Teeth Whitening | Comments Off on When Is It OK to Wear White After Labor Day?

When Is It OK to Wear White After Labor Day?

Is It OK to Wear White After Labor Day? Not to answer a question with another question, but can you believe Labor Day is already here? Labor Day marks the non-official end to summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to stow the barbecues, bathing suits, & beach towels. And we certainly don’t need to be afraid or have it considered a faux pas to wear some white, especially on our smiles! After all, according to this post about Labor Day facts, that little fashion fallacy was debunked in the Roaring 20s: “In the late 1800s...

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Dentures Have A Stigma?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Dentures | Comments Off on Dentures Have A Stigma?

Dentures Have A Stigma?

Dentures for Missing Teeth Do you or someone you know where dentures? When patients are seeking a solution for one or more missing teeth, we usually have to choose between Dentures or Dental Implants. Dental bridges can also mind the gap between a missing tooth – or teeth – by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.   Today, we’re talking dentures – and more specifically the stigma that is often associated with dentures.   What Are Dentures? According to Dr. Google,...

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4 Reasons Why Your Kids Need Back to School Dental Checkups

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Children's Dental Health | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Your Kids Need Back to School Dental Checkups

4 Reasons Why Your Kids Need Back to School Dental Checkups

Wayne NJ Dentist Talks Back to School Dental Checkups Parents across Wayne NJ & Passaic County are gearing up for a new school year, did you really think Summer would last forever? Sure, strolling the isles for school supplies and shopping for clothes is something parents need to do, however begrudgingly that may be accomplished. But to best prepare your children’s smile for the new school year, Dr. Maldonado strongly recommends scheduling your back to school dental checkup, cleaning, & exam for your child before their...

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Get Whiter Teeth By Eating These 5 Foods

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Teeth Whitening | Comments Off on Get Whiter Teeth By Eating These 5 Foods

Get Whiter Teeth By Eating These 5 Foods

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares the Top 5 Teeth Whitening Foods What is the number one most requested cosmetic dentistry service in the United States? According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD® national survey, it’s teeth whitening. Here’s a few more dazzling dental-centric statistics to show off next time you’re engaged in an intense game of Dental Health Trivial Pursuit: Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of...

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The Connection Between Oral Cancer & HPV

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Oral Cancer | Comments Off on The Connection Between Oral Cancer & HPV

The Connection Between Oral Cancer & HPV

Oral Cancer & HPV Oral cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer we are seeing today. A simple and painless test performed by your Wayne Township NJ dentist annually during your regular dental check-ups can certainly help identify potential warning signs of oral cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation goes on to suggest that a little self-examination can go a long way in between dental visits.   Wayne NJ Dentist Offers Oral Cancer Screenings As you’ll see and hear in the video below, according to Head & Neck...

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What Is A Root Canal?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Root Canal Therapy | Comments Off on What Is A Root Canal?

What Is A Root Canal?

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares Common Root Canal Myths & Truths In case you missed our last installment of enthralling root canal news in this post, let’s answer that question immediately. A root canal is a dental procedure to remove the infected tooth pulp when it gets infected due to a cavity or trauma. A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth. (Source: Academy of General Dentistry)   Video source: Interesting Engineering By cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the...

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What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency And Can’t Get To The Dentist Immediately

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Dental Emergencies | Comments Off on What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency And Can’t Get To The Dentist Immediately

What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency And Can’t Get To The Dentist Immediately

Not only are they hazardous to your smile, but dental disasters are never anticipated and highly inconvenient. Yet, they can occur anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. In the event of such emergencies, — like a crown unexpectedly falling out or the sudden onset of a severe toothache — it’s not always possible to squeeze in a short-notice appointment with your dentist. However, taking quick action to manage the pain is urgent, and the following tips will help with that until you can schedule a proper dental visit.   Get Rid Of...

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What Can You Do In 2 Minutes?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Dental Care | Comments Off on What Can You Do In 2 Minutes?

What Can You Do In 2 Minutes?

Wayne NJ Dentist Shares the Most Important 2 Minutes of the Day Two measly minutes…that’s all it takes to brush your teeth. Do it two times a day, for two minutes at a clip – along with daily flossing – and you’ll be well on your way to not only optimal oral (& overall) health, but saving money on healthcare as well! Along with potentially saving $1000s on oral & overall healthcare, regular brushing & flossing can prevent nasty bacteria that could actually become so toxic as to enter our...

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Dr. Frank Vincent Maldonado is listed at DentistDig.com