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John A. Carollo, DMD Blog

What to Know About Oral Cancer So You Can Keep Your Smile Healthy!

April 15, 2023

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a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness month

Preventive dental care is essential in keeping your mouth not only beautiful but healthy too! Your dentist will give your teeth a thorough cleaning and polish, ensuring that any buildup of plaque and tartar is washed away. They will also give you a complete examination to check for any oral health issues before they become more serious. One of the things your dentist will check for is oral cancer. By detecting this disease early, you can treat it before it worsens or spreads. Read on to learn about the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer.


How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

March 15, 2023

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A dentist placing dental veneers on a patient’s teeth

In cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are one of the most effective treatments. After all, these porcelain shells can hide a great many smile flaws! However, there’s something you should know – placing them is an irreversible process. Some enamel, you see, has to be removed for the veneers. As for how much is taken, your local Florham Park dentist can explain. To that end, here’s a summary of the veneer process, its enamel removal, and how much of this tooth layer is removed.


What To Do If Your Invisalign Doesn’t Fit

January 12, 2023

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Panicked woman with hands on her headNothing is more exciting than beginning your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign. Clear aligners will apply continual pressure to your teeth to correct bite and alignment issues. Your dentist will have instructed you to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day and switch to the next set in your series every 1-2 weeks to prevent any delays in your treatment. However, what happens if your aligners aren’t fitting correctly? It’s not an issue you want to ignore. While it could be a quick fix, it can also be a sign you need to call your dentist. 


Implant Impasse: What Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants?

October 13, 2022

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There are so many options now for replacing missing or irreparable teeth. Dental implants have become one of the most popular because they are so similar to natural teeth! You can enjoy the look and function of a full smile, while also preventing further tooth loss. While the majority of people make great candidates for this procedure, there are some things that could disqualify you. Read on from your dentist to learn about three issues that can keep you from getting dental implants and how your dentist can help!


Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Blindness?

August 12, 2022

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Model of man’s airwayIf you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you know the effects it can have on your health and wellness with no treatment. The sleep disorder is linked to many health concerns, including heart attacks and stroke. Not to mention, lack of sleep can take a toll on your quality of life as you battle fatigue, mood changes, or loss of concentration. However, you may not expect sleep apnea to cost you your eyesight. New research has found a link between sleep apnea, diabetes, and blindness. 


Does Vitamin D Help Increase Dental Implant Success?

July 13, 2022

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mature couple getting vitamin D in Florham Park

Do you have one or more missing teeth that you need to replace? One of the most popular and effective ways to do this is with dental implants. By serving as your new permanent roots, your restoration(s) will provide a durable and natural-looking replacement for your smile for a lifetime. But did you know that vitamin D is important for your treatment success? Keep reading to learn why this nutrient is essential for dental implants and ways to obtain more of it!


What Causes Dental Implant Sensitivity?

May 13, 2022

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Woman with sensitivity near a dental implantWhether you’ve lost a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, dental implants are the next best thing to your natural smile. Unlike traditional prosthetics, both the roots and crowns are recreated. As a result, dental implants closely look and feel real. However, they don’t have any nerve endings, so you won’t feel normal sensations. Any sensitivity in a dental implant indicates there may be a serious problem. 


Breathe Easier with National Sleep Awareness Week

March 18, 2022

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Physician for sleep apnea treatmentDid you know about 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, but 80% of these people are unaware they have the breathing disorder? Contrary to popular belief, sleep apnea involves much more than just chronic snoring. There can be potentially deadly complications without any treatment. Many people don’t believe they are at risk or don’t recognize the signs of sleep apnea, which is why the National Sleep Foundation has made a recent announcement. They have dedicated the week of March 13-19 as National Sleep Awareness Week to spotlight the importance of a good night’s rest. 


5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile

February 4, 2022

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young woman smiling

If your smile is hindered by teeth you feel are subpar, you might be in the habit of hiding them behind your lips or hand. However, flashing your smile not only broadcasts how you’re feeling but also comes with health advantages, including an elevated mood. It can be hard to want to show your pearly whites when they’re crooked, chipped, or discolored, but cosmetic dental treatment can make these issues a thing of the past. Here are five benefits of smiling after investing in cosmetic dentistry according to your dentist in Florham Park.


4 Ways to Fix Small Teeth

January 6, 2022

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person smiling after having small teeth fixed

Do you have small teeth that make your smile look short? You’re not alone. Virtually nobody is born with a perfect smile. Even celebrities who are known for their pearly whites have often had cosmetic dental work done. While some treatments used to only be available to the rich and famous, there are now a variety of ways to fix issues with your smile without breaking the bank. Read on to learn what causes small teeth and three ways a cosmetic dentist can fix them.

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