Did you know that 80% of adults in the USA have at least one missing tooth? (Not including wisdom teeth) There are a few options for tooth replacement – bridge, removable partial denture or the ideal option – an implant. Interested in finding out more? Just call the office and we would be happy to answer your questions. (908) 852-8858
There are many foods that benefit your oral health. Cheese, milk and yogurt are rich in calcium. Vegetables and fresh fruits contain Vitamin A and C which help your gums. Herbal Green Tea is also known to kill the bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities and bad breath.
Back to the Future?
The Maya Civilization has been shown to have used the earliest known examples of endosseous implants (implants embedded into bone). While excavating Maya burial sites in Honduras in 1931, archaeologists found a fragment of mandible of Maya origin, dating from about 600 AD. This mandible, which is considered to be that of a woman in her twenties, had three tooth-shaped pieces of shell placed into the sockets of three missing lower incisor teeth.
Listen to Dr. Vander Vliet on WRNJ (92.7fm, 104.7fm or 1510am) on alternate Fridays at 8:15am. Upcoming air dates are September 14th and September 28th. Lots of interesting topics and discussion!
And… We’re Off!
The office will be closed starting Friday, August 31st and will reopen on Monday, September 10th. If you have an emergency during that time, and are unable to wait until we return, please call the office and our answering machine will have instructions on how to reach our covering dentist.
73% of Americans would rather go to grocery shopping than floss.