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Is It Time To Replace Those Old Fillings?

Fillings aren’t meant to last forever, though a lot of people don’t assume they ever have to be replaced. The average lifespan of an old metal amalgam filling is about 10 years: how long have you had yours? If you’re like a lot of the patients we see at Millburn Dental Arts the answer is probably “at least that long.” We encourage our patients to keep their fillings fresh and ...

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Holiday Oral Health Tips: Stay Healthy!

We’re well into December, and that means the holidays are upon us. If you’re like many of the people in the Millburn area you’re probably getting ready to meet with family and friends, head out of town, get shopping done, and eat lots of good food over the coming weeks. Along with those great holiday happenings comes some not so pleasant things as well: stress, overindulging in sweets, ...

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The Dangers Of Grinding Your Teeth

Stress can do a lot of things to your body – you can get headaches, muscle tension, have trouble focusing, and, of a great concern to us at Millburn Dental Arts, grind your teeth. Teeth grinding can be a serious risk for your oral health and happiness and it isn’t just stress that causes it! Many people who grind their teeth do it in their sleep and don’t even realize it’s a habit. If ...

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Root Canal Myths: What’s True?

Unless you’ve purposely avoided hearing anything about dental care for your whole life you probably know what a root canal is. Or maybe you’ve just heard the rumors about them – the pain, the sensitivity, and the horrors of time spent suffering in the dental chair. At Millburn Dental Arts we perform a lot of root canals and we want to shed some light on this important, and often ...

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Teeth Whitening: What To Watch Out For

Have you tried whitening your teeth before? If you have you very well may have tried an over-the-counter whitening kit with less than amazing results. Many of those kits suffer from serious problems that prevent them from really working! At Millburn Dental Arts we want to save you the money and time that those kits can waste! Real teeth whitening is simple but has some important rules that ...

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Why Are Regular Dental Visits Important?

A lot of the patients we see at Millburn Dental Arts only come to us when they need something treated. Whether it’s a cavity, toothache, sore jaw, or an injury we only see them once every few years. If you’re one of those kinds of patients we want to tell you something: regular preventive care is important! Taking care of your teeth can be complicated. There’s a lot to think about, ...

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Protect Your Teeth This Winter!

Nothing beats an east coast winter, does it? All the cold, the snow … and the fun of winter activities like hockey, skiing, ice skating, and more! That time is here again and it’s time to enjoy everything the cold weather has to offer. At Millburn Dental Arts we want to be sure you know what the seasonal changes can have in store for your oral health. The weather is different and so are ...

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Say Goodbye To The Dental Drill!

Does the thought of a dental drill send shivers down your spine? Does even thinking of the vibration make your hairs stand on end? Has the mere idea of having to get an invasive dental treatment kept you from getting the care you need? We can put those fears to rest at Millburn Dental Arts! Up until recently dental drills were the only way we could make a change to your teeth. We’d have to ...

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Veneers: Are They Right For You?

Let’s say you’ve been wanting a new smile for years. There’s just something about the gap between those teeth, or the discoloration of that tooth, or the slightly irregular shape of that one that just really makes you wish you could change your teeth now! But you’re an adult with a busy life. You don’t want to deal with the stigma, pain, and long-term commitment of braces so how are you ...

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Get Into The Habit Of a Healthy Mouth!

In our last blog we talked all about bad habits that could be destroying your teeth. Today we want to reverse course and talk about things you could do that keep your teeth healthy, happy, and shiny! Many of these steps are quite simple, and we recommend all of them to the patients at our Millburn dentist office! It’s important to couple these good habits with the elimination of bad ones – ...

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