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3 Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Dental Implants

August 12, 2018

Woman in dental chair giving thumbs upIf 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.
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Our Cosmetic Dentistry Options

January 31, 2014

cosmetic dentistryOthers know how you feel about your smile based on how readily you share it. Do you smile openly and as often as you can, or do you hide your teeth when you talk and laugh?

If you’re hampered by poor feelings of self-confidence, make 2014 the year you change that with a cosmetic dentistry makeover at Randolph Dental Care. Dr. Glen Goldstein offers porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, and wrinkle therapies like Botox and Juvéderm to help you improve your sense of wellbeing and confidence. With these services, we can transform teeth that are stained, cracked, chipped, and misaligned, and we can ease the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, brow, nose, and mouth.

A Comprehensive Range of Choices

Porcelain veneers are designed to hide common flaws that keep patients from smiling with confidence. They’re made of durable pieces of dental porcelain and are attached directly to the front of teeth. A dramatic smile transformation can be completed in just two visits.

Cosmetic bonding is a similar service that can be used for smaller fixes. Instead of using porcelain, though, this easy and affordable service uses a small amount of composite resin—the same material used for tooth-colored fillings—and only takes one appointment t ocomplete.

For patients who struggle primarily with staining, Dr. Goldstein offers two great teeth whitening options. Zoom! Whitening is among the most common whitening systems offered by cosmetic dentists, while Deep Bleaching™ can tackle some of the most difficult cases of staining out there.

And finally, for patients who feel self-conscious because of wrinkles, Dr. Goldstein has two effective solutions. With Botox and Juvéderm, patients can ease the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, brow, nose, and mouth in just one quick appointment.

Do you want a cosmetic dental makeover in 2014? Call Randolph Dental Care today for an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. He will talk to you about your options and help you get set up with a great treatment plan. We serve patients from Randolph, Morristown, Denville, Rockaway, Chester, Mendham, and beyond.

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:

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
  • Toothache

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.

Heart Disease, Gum Disease and CoQ10

November 30, 2013

Heart disease is a major health problem. But as with so many other major health issues, some degree of prevention is possible, whether through regular medical exams, a healthy diet and exercise, or through nutritional supplements.

Today we’d like to take a moment to look at one such supplement—CoQ10. This enzyme is found naturally in the body, in some foods, and can be safely made in a laboratory and used to treat certain medical problems

One of those ways it can be used is in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. In research, it was found that patients with a cardiovascular disease often have a CoQ10 deficiency. By adding CoQ10 to your diet with a supplement, it may help you prevent or reverse a range of different problems, some related to heart health and some not. Those problems may include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Angina
  • Diabetes
  • Immune deficiency

Another condition that CoQ10 may help with is periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. In some studies, it has been found that CoQ10 may help patients treat this common oral health problem when it’s taken my mouth or applied directly to the patient’s gum tissue. Advanced gum disease has also been linked to heart disease in some studies.

Do you have questions about CoQ10 and its benefits? Do you struggle with the symptoms of gum disease? Call Randolph Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goldstein. Our office serves patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

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.

Oral Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

October 15, 2013

In our last post, we talked about the link between a magnesium deficiency and a vulnerability to type 2 diabetes. Today, we’d like to talk about another recent discovery, this time between oral bacteria and colorectal cancer.

We’ve talked before on this site about the different ways oral health affects overall health, and this is just one more. The connection was discovered by Yiping Han, Ph.D. of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and a group of collaborators. Working together, they discovered how a type of microbe, known as fusobacteria, can encourage the growth of colorectal tumors by switching on cancer growth genes and stimulating the body’s inflammatory response.

News like this should encourage patients to make regular brushing and flossing, plus regular oral exams and cleanings, more of a priority. Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care wants to see every patient of his twice a year. That often will help us monitor and remove bad bacteria from your mouth. Bacteria haven’t just been linked to colorectal cancer—they’re also the cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

Do you need to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Goldstein and his Randolph dental team? Call us today to schedule something. We’re happy to serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Magnesium Deficiencies, Oral Health, and Diabetes

October 3, 2013

Recent studies have established a connection between a lack of magnesium in the body and type 2 diabetes. More specifically, a patient with a magnesium deficiency is at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. What’s more, it was found that oral supplementation of magnesium to non-diabetic patients led to a reduced risk of developing the disease. In fact, those with a high intake of magnesium were significantly less likely to develop it as those with lower magnesium intake.

What does this have to do with your oral health? There isn’t an overwhelming connection, but dentistry isn’t just about treating cavities and gum disease—it’s also about encouraging patients to make smarter nutritional choices on a daily basis.

There is, however, a connection between oral health and a condition like diabetes. When untreated gum disease is allowed to become a serious problem, patients with diabetes are more likely to experience complications. Does your family have a history of diabetes? Then it’s important to take a careful look at how you’re eating on a daily basis and how well you’re taking care of your smile. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, with regular visits to Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental office.

Do you have questions about nutrition, or about your own oral health? Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care is happy to help. Call our Randolph dental office today to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable dental team. We’re happy to serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and all surrounding areas.

 

Get a Head Start on Your Year-End Cosmetic or Restorative Care

September 10, 2013

In our last post, we encouraged patients to come to our Randolph dental office for a back-to-school visit. Today, we’d like to do the same for patients thinking of having restorative or cosmetic care before the end of the year.

Planning and implementing cosmetic or restorative can take as little as one appointment, but more often more like two of three. If you’re goal is to have a whiter, straighter, more complete smile in time for the major holidays in November or December, don’t wait to get started. Call Randolph Dental Care today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Goldstein.

During your consultation, Dr. Goldstein will complete an oral exam and talk to you about what kinds of results you’d like to see in the future. Once we know what you’re looking for, we can begin putting together a customized treatment plan that will help you, using services that fit your needs and medical history.

For patients who need basic restorative help, with a crown for instance, we can provide single-visit care with CEREC. Likewise, teeth whitening with Zoom! or wrinkle treatments with Botox or Juvéderm can be also be done quickly. If you need help with dentures or dental implants, though, the process will be more involved.

Do you want to learn more about cosmetic and restorative care from Dr. Goldstein and his Randolph dental team? Call Randolph Dental Care today to reserve your appointment. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

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