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John A. Carollo, DMD Blog

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.


4 Questions to Ask at Your Smile Makeover Consultation

November 19, 2021

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Woman pointing to tooth at smile makeover consultationA beautiful smile is important for more than just your self-esteem. It also influences how others view you. Research shows an attractive smile is attributed to youth, success, and intelligence. Unfortunately, many adults don’t like their teeth. If you’re embarrassed by discoloration, chips, missing teeth, or other flaws, you don’t have to live with the imperfections. A smile makeover can give you the stunning smile you deserve, but it is a big investment. You need a qualified and skilled dentist by your side. Here are 4 questions to ask during your consultation to feel confident your smile is in qualified hands.


Sugar Substitutes Vs. Sugar: What’s the Impact on Oral Health?

September 4, 2021

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illustration of teeth and sugarless mint gum

Just a couple of hours down the road from Florham Park, the Sugar Factory in Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino features more than 500 types of candy. From the King Kong Sundae that serves 12 people to 64-ounce, alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets like the Lollipop Passion, the Sugar Factory might just be the best place in New Jersey to treat your sweet tooth.

It sounds like a lot of fun for your taste buds, but it’s important to be mindful that sugars in food and drinks play a significant role in the development of tooth decay. Bacteria within the plaque that forms over teeth use the sugar as energy and releases acid as a waste product, which gradually dissolves the enamel on your teeth.

There are alternatives to sugar when you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth; one study found that approximately 85 percent of Americans use sugar substitutes in some form. And they are added to many processed foods.

But are they truly a superior option as it pertains to your oral health?


Want to Combat Bad Breath? Learn How Eating Yogurt Can Help

August 13, 2021

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cup of yogurt with spoon

Having chronic bad breath can take a toll on your self-esteem. Things you should be able to enjoy like photos with family members and intimate conversations with your partner can be a source of concern. While your first instinct may be to cut out certain foods from your diet to eliminate the root of the problem, incorporating new ones may actually be the solution.  By introducing yogurt as part of your daily diet, your struggles with bad breath may soon be a thing of the past.

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