As a parent, you watch with joy as your child grows up at an amazingly fast rate. It seems like one day they’re a newborn, and the next they’re asking to borrow your car keys. In between, you’ll have lots of precious moments to savor — and, of course, some challenges. One of the first challenges you’ll face is when your little one starts teething. Your family dentist in Williamstown is here to talk about this important milestone.
iSmile Dental Arts Blog
February 20, 2018
February 7, 2018
As soon as you found out you were pregnant, you probably started doing all sorts of research about how to care for yourself in order to give your baby the best chance of being born healthy and thriving. You might have looked into things like medication, nutrition, your daily habits, and more. You might also be wondering how to take care of your teeth while you’re an expecting mother. Your family dentist in Williamstown is here to talk more about this important topic.
January 10, 2018
Are you suffering from a toothache? If so, you’ve probably had warning signs for some time now, but kept saying, “Oh, I’ll get around to it,” or “It’ll go away.” The issue with either way of thinking is that the problem just keeps getting worse while you delay, until one day you’ve got this full-blown pain radiating up the side of your face. But this is not the time to beat yourself up over this. You need some relief. That’s why your dentist has decided to weigh in with some information on how to ease the pain of a toothache until you can be seen.
January 2, 2018
Recent research has demonstrated that it takes around two months to build a new habit, and you know how fast that little bit of time can fly by. That means that there could be hundreds of habits that you may have acquired throughout your life, some helpful and others not. When it comes to your oral health, one habit that definitely isn’t productive is teeth grinding (bruxism). Your family dentist in Williamstown is quite familiar with this issue and wants you to know that bruxism can cause serious problems for you in the long run. Continue reading to learn some of his strategies for overcoming it.
November 17, 2017
How are your teeth doing? You might think that they’re doing just fine, but how long as it been since a dentist told you as much? If you don’t have dental insurance, maybe it’s been a while since you had a professional take a look at your smile. After all, oral healthcare can cost a lot of money — but it will become much more affordable if you sign up for the in-house dental plan from your dentist in Williamstown, NJ! We’re proud to offer this program to help members of our community keep their teeth and gums in great shape.
October 30, 2017
Most of us breathe through our nose; it feels natural, and we don’t have to think about it. However, some people have to get the majority of their oxygen through their mouth. If that is true in your case, you may not realize the danger that breathing can pose to your oral health. What causes mouth breathing, why is it such a big deal, and how can you stop it before it ruins that gorgeous smile of yours? Your dentist is here to tell you what you need to know about this oft-ignored problem.
October 21, 2017
Have you found yourself letting your foods cool to room temperature because they hurt your teeth? Maybe you can no longer enjoy a bowl of ice cream because the pain of the cold has become too unbearable? Pain due to temperature changes in a sign of tooth sensitivity. In addition, you may also experience discomfort when eating sweets or placing pressure on a tooth. You can help to reduce the irritation with the help of your dentist.
September 30, 2017
At iSmile Dental Arts, our team is firmly committed to our community. We know that our duty to provide necessary dental care extends beyond our patients. That’s why we love to go on mission trips whenever we can to reach out to people who need dentistry but can’t necessarily get it — like families and children in Antigua, Guatemala.
September 6, 2017
Recent decades of human life have been recorded in writing, but how can we learn more about our ancestors who lived before recorded history? We can start by taking a look at their teeth! Archaeologists and other researchers have noticed numerous tell-tale signs of our ancient past when evaluating the teeth of skeletal remains. For instance, wear patterns indicate people in certain areas around the globe chewed on herb sprigs and soft twigs from trees to clean their teeth. Some skeletons reveal early attempts at advanced dentistry procedures like seashells, rocks, and other items inserted into the gums to function as an early form of dental implant supported tooth replacement. Recent research has delved into the secret stories being told by neanderthal dental plaque. Thanks in part to a lack of preventive dentistry, these skeletal remains that can be dated back tens of thousands of years actually have a lot to tell us.
August 18, 2017
If you have recently had a preventive appointment with your dentist, he may have recommended that you have an oral cancer screening in Williamstown, NJ. With oral cancer causing more than 9,700 deaths each year, you may now be wondering if your child should have the screening performed as well? Although nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the cancer this year, only about 100 of those will be children. As a result, children often do not need the screenings unless there is a reason to believe that they may be at risk.