Damaged Teeth Do Not Grow Back. Protect that Smile - Wear a Sports Mouth Guard.
~ Fever Blisters
How can you reduce the risk of decay by 80% in molars?
Headache, Poor night's sleep, Flat teeth?
They are painful, annoying, contagious, and can ruin any occasion. Cold sores - fever blisters - affect both men and women and are common worldwide. Usually caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSVI) usually start with a subtle itch, burning tingle. If left untreated, the tingling sensation can escalate into an uncomfortable situation of a lesion forming that will first ooze and then crust over.
Once a person is infected, the virus lives in the body and will appear occasionally. When an immune system is weakened, an outbreak may occur and cause disruption for up to two weeks.
~ Canker Sores
Perfecting your smile can easily and safely make you look younger without surgery. Cosmetic dentistry can help to reduce wrinkles and add a youthful look by manipulating tooth color, size and shape. As time marches on and causes us to wear down our teeth, it also makes our face look like it is beginning to shrink. So lets open up that bite and create a longer youthful looking face. Looking for plump lips without surgery and recovery? Let us create beautiful veneers that will add volume and smooth out your lips.
What makes Julia Roberts forever young? It is her broad smile! Dark, negative space in the corner of our mouths is another sign of aging. So turn back time and widen your smile with veneers on your back teeth. This broader smile will give more whiteness and width. The addition of whiteness - the more white the more youth! Your new smile will bring changes that go beyond your face. Your increased confidence can bring a greater interest in fitness, health, strength and true beauty.
Custom fit Sports Mouth Guards offer superior fit and retention to assure proper function. These guards allow the wearer to talk and breathe easily. Our Sports Guards can be customized in a variety of colors to fit the personality of every athlete.
Please be sure to remove any removable appliance or retainer while participating in a contact sport.
"The Fountain of Youth"
Dr. Kellyann A. Metz
86 W. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Molars are hard to reach, are rough and have lots of grooves for food and bacteria to hide. Of course brushing and flossing is the best way to help prevent cavities, placement of sealants on those back teeth gives added protection. Sealants are a thin protective coating that adheres to the biting surface of the teeth. Sealants can reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. According to the Center for Disease Control, "school-age children without sealants have almost three times more cavities than children with sealants."
Approximately 100 million Americans are infected with HSVI, thankfully there is relief.
Antiviral medications may help shorten the length of an outbreak, but must be administered at the first sign of the outbreak.
Here at Dr, Kellyann's office we truly believe that the best treatment to speed up healing is a laser band aid. The laser is used to protect the sore and promote healing. The procedure is quite simple and you can expect to feel a warm sensation on and around the lesion. The laser helps to disinfect the sore, hastens healing time, reduces inflammation andRELIEVES PAIN.
However, the prognosis is best if the area is treated at the first sign of occurrence, during the early symptoms of itching and tingling. ***
Aphthous ulcers or canker sores are probably among the most common oral lesions of the population worlwide. Aphthous is defined as a break in the oral tissue and typically exposes underlying nerve endings resulting in pain and soreness.
Aphthous Ulcers appear as shallow round or oval with a white-yellow base with irregular borders. They may be single or multiple, and are painful and may interfere with eating, speaking and swallowing.
Laser treatment may reduce healing time and inflammation and usually provides immediate pain relief. The laser places a "band aid" which will act as an isolating layer between nerve endings and the oral cavity. **
WaterLase's Biological Dentistry™approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention is the logical result of investigations into why conventional treatment with the drill causes pain, necessitates the use of anesthetic, and causes unintended damage to surrounding healthy tissue - negative consequences that have long been accepted for lack of a better solution. A fresh look at the anatomy and physiology of teeth and oral tissues has shown that there is a more biologically friendly way of treatment.
The use of the Biolase, which will symbiotically excite water molecules from both the handpiece spray and the target tissue and the result is an effective biological micro-ablation of tooth structure. The atomized spray of water and air continually re-hydrates the tooth, preventing heat and pain.*
Sports Mouth Guard
These are just a few of the symptoms that arise from grinding or clenching your teeth. This unconscious activity is called Bruxism and may occur day or night. Because you may be unaware of this habit, complications may develop and cause substantial damage to the teeth, gums and Tempromandibular Joint. Wearing a night guard can bring relief to patients who are grinding or clenching especially at night.
Our night guards are custom made by a laboratory from impressions of your upper and lower teeth taken in our office. This procedure assures a superior fit and quality, unlike store bought appliances which may cause increased discomfort due to a poor fit.
Signs to be aware of: grinding or clenching, tired jaw muscles, dull headache, indentations on tongue, tooth sensitivity, worn enamel, pain around ear, flat, fractured or chipped teeth.
Please call 201-567-3877 if you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment.
There is Relief for Canker Sore and Cold Sore Sufferers!
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The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports dental injuries as the most common type or orofacial injury during sports participation. They contend that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. Often times these injuries will result in permanent damage to the oral structures which require medical intervention.*
Imagine erasing the telltale signs of aging without surgery!
No matter what sports you are playing, a sports mouth guard is prescribed for both professional and amateur athletes because they offer the highest level of protection during sports activities. When warn properly the mouth guard acts a protector and will help prevent dental trauma, such as tooth fractures, It is also indicated in orthodontic situations where the sports guard acts a cushion between the teeth, braces and soft tissue of the oral cavity.