3 Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Dental Implants
August 12, 2018
If you’re looking for the right dentist to help you replace missing teeth with dental implants, cost is one thing that may be on your mind. Before settling on a dental practice to perform your procedure, there are a few basics you should know about making implant retained crowns, bridges, and dentures more affordable. In this post, we’ll discuss three things to look into before settling on a dental office to perform your implant tooth replacement plan. Keep reading to learn more.
1 – Dental Implants are Worth the Investment
When you’re getting started with your search for an implant dentist, you may wonder whether or not implant supported tooth replacement is worth the investment. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement that only restore the visible parts of the tooth, implant retained replacement teeth restore both the roots and crowns, making them look, feel, and function more like natural teeth.
Schedule Your First 2014 Appointment with Dr. Goldstein
January 25, 2014
Every year brings a new opportunity for you to make good oral health a priority. With the year still fresh, why not call Randolph Dental Care to schedule your first checkup and cleaning of 2014? These aspects of general dentistry are foundational, forming the basis of preventive dentistry. And preventive dentistry works best when it happens on a regular basis.
Creating Healthier Smiles for the Long Term
When Dr. Goldstein sees a patient for a checkup the goal is to diagnose and treat any oral health problems that might have developed since the previous visit. More specifically, we want to provide care as early as possible, because early care will help our patients enjoy good oral health for the long term.
A list of our services includes:
- TMJ Therapy and Headache Relief
- CEREC Crowns and Onlays
- Dental Implants
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Sedation and Sleep Dentistry
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal Therapy
- Teeth Whitening
- Gum Disease Therapy
Our Randolph office is committed to delivering personalized care that meets a wide range of needs, and not just general dentistry needs but cosmetic and restorative needs as well. After an oral exam and professional cleaning, Dr. Goldstein will recommend extra care if you need it. Our Randolph dental team can also offer you advice on brushing and flossing more effectively between visits.
Call Randolph Dental Care today to schedule your first 2014 appointment with us. Dr. Goldstein offers general dentistry to patients from Randolph, Morristown, Denville, Rockaway, Chester, Mendham, and beyond.
Do You Know What to Do If You Experience a Dental Emergency During the Holidays?
December 18, 2013
Emergencies happen when you least expect them, and that includes during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Food is often involved, but not always. A fall on an icy sidewalk can just as easily create a dental emergency. So what should you do if you have an urgent dental need over the next few weeks?
Your first step is to call Randolph Dental Care. Even if your emergency doesn’t require immediate attention, we want to know if our patients are in need of help. Three of the most common emergencies that one can experience over the holidays are:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Cracked or broken tooth
If you’ve just lost a tooth, get in touch with our Randolph dental office right away. Reattachment for a lost tooth is possible if we can see you quickly enough. While you wait to see us, rinse the tooth gently with water but don’t scrub it. Try to hold the tooth in the socket it came from, or, if that’s not possible, store it in a container of milk or under your tongue.
In cases where a tooth has broken, your first step after letting us know is to rinse your mouth with warm water. Applying a cold compress will help with any swelling or pain. To repair your tooth, Dr. Goldstein may create a crown with his office’s CEREC machine.
Lastly, for a toothache, try rinsing your mouth or flossing before you call us. It may be that you only have something stuck between your teeth. If your discomfort persists, give us a call.
Don’t let an emergency ruin your holiday. Contact us if you have any problems. And from all of us at Randolph Dental Care, we hope these two weeks are happy and safe for everyone.
Get the Most Out of Your Remaining Dental Benefits
November 22, 2013
The year is quickly coming to a close. That means you only have a limited amount of time to take advantage of your remaining dental benefits. Why not use the few weeks that are left to make an appointment before we leave 2013 behind forever?
We recommend that our Randolph patients come in for a regular checkup and cleaning twice a year. If you’ve only seen us once, this is the perfect time for one more checkup. Or maybe you want to start planning the general or restorative work you need next year. During a consultation appointment, we can start laying the groundwork while you can still benefit from your current dental benefits.
What happens if you don’t use your remaining dental benefits? Unfortunately, they don’t roll over. That means next year will come with a fresh deductible and yearly maximum. It may also mean changes to your premiums and your co-pays.
Do you need to schedule one more visit before the year is up? Call Randolph Dental Care today to reserve an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. We’ll be happy to help you create a healthier, more beautiful smile while getting the most out of your remaining dental benefits.
We’re happy to serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
Oral Health and Pregnancy
November 1, 2013
Every patient needs to take good care of his or her teeth, but pregnant women are especially vulnerable. Why? The reason is simple: studies have shown that there’s a link between gum disease and instances of premature birth. Other complications are possible as well.
By contrast, maintaining optimal oral health throughout the length of your pregnancy will protect you from common oral health issues, and can even have a positive effect on other kinds of health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Why are pregnant women at a greater risk of gum disease?
It has to do with the higher levels of progesterone in the body during this time. The increase of this hormone means your gums are more prone to irritation from plaque, which can lead to gingivitis.
So how can you protect your smile as you prepare to welcome a new member of your family into the world? We recommend three pieces of advice:
- Brush and floss on a regular basis, and pay special attention to your gum line.
- Limit the number of processed, sugary foods you eat. Enjoys fruits and vegetables instead.
- Ask Dr. Goldstein for personal recommendations based on your own health needs.
Are you expecting a little bundle of joy? Protect your smile from gum disease with regular dental care. Call Randolph Dental Care today for an appointment. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Gum Disease
August 12, 2013
We’ve said it on the blog before—gum disease doesn’t just affect your oral health. It’s also been linked to a variety of health conditions in the rest of the body, including diabetes.
But what exactly is the relationship between gum disease and diabetes? That’s what we’d like to spend some time talking about today.
The true nature of that relationship isn’t fully understood yet, but researchers do know that it runs two ways. On the one hand, the infection caused by caused gum disease raises the body’s blood sugar levels, increasing a diabetic’s chance of experiencing complications. On the other hand, a patient with diabetes is more susceptible to developing an infection because of the differences in his blood sugar. So regardless of whether one causes the other, or vice versa, a link definitely exists between them.
That means regular checkups are essential for monitoring gum health. Even if you’re not diabetic, you may still have a mild form of gum disease.
Dr. Goldstein provides effective periodontal therapy with scaling, root planing, laser and Arestin, a topical antibiotic that can help you fight infection. Are you concerned about your gums?
Call Randolph Dental Care today to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Goldstein provides excellent periodontal therapy to patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
Advanced Risk Factors for Cavities
July 29, 2013
You already know that it takes regular brushing and flossing plus good nutrition and regular checkups, to defend your smile from cavities. But oral care and nutrition are only two risk factors you should be aware of in having a cavity-free smile. In today’s post, we’d like to highlight a few more risk factors that you might not even be aware of. If you have questions about any of them, don’t hesitate to give Randolph Dental Care a call.
Did you realize that having cavities in the past makes you more vulnerable to having cavities in the future? That’s because decay weakens the protective layer of enamel on the outside of our teeth. To protect your smile, treat cavities early, before they have a chance to become more developed. You should also make sure you’re getting enough fluoride, which attract minerals important for having healthy teeth.
Some patients grew up in a home where good oral hygiene wasn’t a priority. But we’re not just talking about poor oral hygiene when we talk about family history. Some patients are more vulnerable to cavities because of heredity. If you’ve noticed a pattern of cavities in your family, make sure you’re brushing and flossing regularly, and that you’re visiting Dr. Goldstein a minimum of twice a year.
Among the different things that saliva does, one is flush bacteria out of your mouth. Another is that it helps neutralize acid, which can harm tooth enamel. In cases of dry mouth, teeth are more vulnerable because there’s nothing to get rid of bacteria or take care of the acid. That’s why, if you struggle with dry mouth, it’s important to drink water throughout the day, so that your mouth stays moist. Xylitol mints or gum may also help.
Do you have questions about any of these risk factors, or do you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldstein? Call Randolph Dental Care today. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.
Stress and Inflammation
June 18, 2013
Given how fast life moves today, and with the pressure to always stay “connected,” it’s no wonder our society is so stressed. But regardless of where your stress ultimately comes from—finances, work, or somewhere else—learning how to manage your stress is important. That’s because stress impacts not just your overall sense of well being but your oral health as well.
Specifically, we’re talking about inflammation and its relationship to both.
Inflammation is triggered by the body’s immune system. When it works as it’s supposed to, it can be beneficial. But a patients struggling with stress may find that their body has trouble regulating it. When that happens, the body can begin to use inflammation against itself, leading to problems with oral and overall health. In 2012, the ADG reported that, in talking about the link between stress and oral health, the immune system plays a definite role.
What does this mean for patients of Randolph Dental Care? It means that learning how to manage stress is important. It also means that regular checkups and professional cleanings should be a priority, as should a regular brushing and flossing routine. Remember to brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day.
If you have questions about the connection between stress, inflammation, and oral health, call Randolph Dental Care today to reserve an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. Our office is proud to serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
Are You Setting a Good Oral Health Example?
May 1, 2013
You know how important regular visits to the dental office and good brushing and flossing techniques are. Your commitment to oral health probably didn’t develop on its own. Odds are, you had someone in your life—a parent, a grandparent, or some other family member—who set a good example and taught you the importance of both.
So of course it’s going to be the same for your own little one. Help your child understand the importance of diligent care by making it a habit to brush together until your child is old enough to do it on their own.
If you have questions about how to do that, Dr. Goldstein would be happy to offer you tips or any extra information you might need. With his years of experience and his dedication to prevention, he can offer advice on how to brush and floss more effectively, advice that you can then pass on to your son or daughter.
Developing healthy habits isn’t solely about brushing and flossing, though. It’s just as important to emphasize regular checkups and cleanings. With a regular checkup and cleaning, a doctor like Dr. Goldstein can keep an eye out for common oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease—conditions that need to be monitored and treated as soon as possible. Plus, with a cleaning, there’s a chance for extra stubborn bacteria, plaque, and calculus to be removed, getting teeth cleaner than brushing and flossing alone could have.
Do you have questions about how you can set a better example for your child? Call Randolph Dental Care to reserve an appointment. During your visit, Dr. Goldstein can answer any questions you might have, in addition to offering advice.
We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.
Working with Remote Area Medical
February 5, 2013
Dr. Goldstein offered free dental care Saturday February 2, 2013 through Sunday February 3 when he participated in a weekend clinic put on by Remote Area Medical. Over the course of that weekend, hundreds of patients in need were able to have a variety of medical needs met, including dental, vision, and general medical care. In the dental clinic patients, had their teeth cleaned, filled and, when necessary extracted. Due to limited access to care, a large majority of the patients unfortunately required extractions. This was Dr. Goldstein’s third mission to help the underserved.
Patients began lining up Friday night at Chilhowee Park to make sure that they could be seen when the clinic opened the next day. For many of those who were there, a clinic like this one is the only way they can get the essential care they need.
Dr. Goldstein was proud to add his experience and expertise to the mix. A healthy smile is important for overall health and well being. When your oral health suffers, so can your health as a whole. A condition like gum disease can contribute to health conditions in the rest of the body, while missing or damaged teeth can make it hard to enjoy a diet of nutritious foods.