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John A. Carollo, DMD Blog

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.

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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?

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

August 13, 2021

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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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Dentist For Seniors Gives Dental Hygiene Tips For Your Twilight Years

July 9, 2021

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Senior couple smiling

When it comes to getting older, many people appreciate a newfound sense of wisdom and perspective on life. Of course, aging comes with a lot of physical changes as well, and it’s not uncommon for people to make diet and lifestyle changes to maintain their health as time goes on. But one additional area that often requires more attention is your oral health! Keep reading as a dentist for seniors discusses common problems in the twilight years and easy dental hygiene tips you can use to prevent them. 

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5 Risky DIY Teeth Whitening Trends

June 19, 2021

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Lemons used for DIY whiteningEveryone is looking for ways to save money with DIY projects. You can find a plethora of guides for just about everything, including teeth whitening. You’ve likely seen several trending remedies to treat stains and discoloration, but are they safe for your teeth? Despite the reviews and results you’ve seen online, your dentist recommends skipping many popular DIY whitening methods to avoid damaging your smile.

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5 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

May 23, 2021

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Coffee and foods after whiteningYou can’t put a price tag on a beautiful smile, but your pearly whites might discolor over the years. You don’t need to feel insecure about stains any longer because you’re ready to invest in a professional whitening treatment. You’ll turn back the clock by getting your teeth as much as 8 shades brighter to look younger and give your confidence a boost. You won’t want anything to tarnish your new smile, like dark foods after teeth whitening. Here are 5 foods you’ll want to avoid to keep your smile bright.

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Is Sugar Bad for Your Teeth?

April 28, 2021

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Sugar

Sugar is a delicious treat that we all enjoy now and again. Many of us consume it every single day. You add it to your morning coffee and nighttime cup of tea. You also enjoy it for lunch when you have a refreshing can of cola. But how often do you think about the ways that sugar affects your smile? Should you be cutting it out of your diet for the sake of your health? Continue reading to learn more from a dentist in Florham Park about the impact of sugar on your smile and what you can do to keep your smile safe.

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Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Sleep Cycles

March 11, 2021

Woman in bed with sleep apnea treatment in Florham ParkIf you have sleep apnea, you can struggle to feel well-rested despite sleeping the recommended 7 to 9 hours each night. Believe it or not, the pauses in breathing also interrupt the stages of sleep. Without the right sleep apnea treatment in Florham Park, your brain will continue to wake up each time you stop breathing. Thankfully, you can get the rest you need and breathe easier to complete a full cycle of sleep.

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Anxiety & Sleep Apnea: A Two-Way Relationship

February 9, 2021

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Woman soundly sleeping after sleep apnea treatment

Did you know that anxiety disorders and sleep apnea are both currently on the rise? Sleep apnea affects over 20 million Americans, and recent studies show that over half of those with this disorder also suffer from some variation of anxiety or depression. But how are these seemingly separate issues connected? Anxiety and sleep apnea are like fish and water – when you find one, you’ll almost always find the other. Read on to learn more about this surprising connection as well as what you can do to improve your sleep and mental health.

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4 Foods to Avoid When You Have Sleep Apnea

January 19, 2021

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Man looking into the refrigerator at night

Sometimes it’s the little things that might be keeping you up at night. While obesity and anatomy are the biggest risk factors for sleep apnea, there are many other things that could end up making an already existing sleep disorder worse. Certain foods can have a greater influence on your sleep than you realize. If you’ve already needed sleep apnea treatment in Florham Park, then you might want to stay away from these 4 foods that could prevent you from getting the rest you badly need.

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