Rauchberg Dental Group Blog
July 3, 2017
If there’s any perfect time to have a refreshing, sweet ice cream, it’s in the summer. President Ronald Reagan knew how the American people loved their ice cream—both for nutritional value and tastiness—so he declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. As the President said, he wishes for the American people to observe the holidays with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” But what if you can’t even enjoy a simple ice cream cone anymore because of your sensitive teeth? Your Parsippany dentist is here to help you strengthen the enamel on your teeth so you can celebrate National Ice Cream month with cold treats this summer!
June 30, 2017
If you are looking for an orthodontist in Parsippany, whether it’s for your own smile or your child’s, you may be at a loss for where to start. Braces are a big investment, and you want to make sure you entrust the job to someone who’s going to get the job done right. Fortunately, friends and families in our area have a place to turn for excellence in orthodontics: to the team at Rauchberg Dental Group!
May 12, 2017
Did you know that most Americans think your smile if your most important physical feature? Research shows that many people think having a memorable grin improves your chances of being successful at work, as well as with Ms. or Mr. Right. And, while having great-looking teeth can certainly impact your self-confidence, did you also know that straight teeth are actually healthier than those with alignment issues? That’s why Invisalign in Parsippany from Rauchberg Dental is the ideal solution to give you the perfectly straight teeth you deserve, improving both the appearance and overall health of your smile.
May 8, 2017
NORTH JERSEY PREMIER INVISALIGN PROVIDER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE
PARSIPPANY, NJ – April 18th, 2017 – Dr. Alan Rauchberg of Rauchberg Dental Group will host a free Invisalign seminar and open house on Tuesday, May 9 from 4PM to 8PM. The event will take place at Rauchberg Dental Group, which is located at 199 Baldwin Road, Suite 120, in Parsippany. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Invisalign clear aligners.
Rauchberg have helped hundreds of teens and adults improve their smile without the time/inconvenience that traditional braces require.
Partaking in the evolution of dental enables Rauchberg Dental Group to produce smiles within the Parsippany community and beyond.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable; patients do not experience the irritation that comes with metal braces. Being easier to brush and floss, patients experience a reduced risk of cavities. Invisalign also decreases wear on the edges of the teeth. Most importantly, Invisalign provides patients with a straighter, more confident smile. The better the smile, the greater the confidence.
Each attendee will receive a $500 gift card towards Comprehensive Invisalign Treatment when they book an appointment by May 23rd, 2017. In addition, attendees will enjoy an exclusive offer: a free Invisalign consultation, impressions, x-rays, and photos, a take-home teeth whitening gift for after Invisalign and flexible long-term payment options. This is an event that you don’t want to miss! We bet a smile on it.
Space is limited. To take advantage of this educational opportunity and special offers, please RSVP to 973-321-4173. You can also contact https://www.rauchberg.com/contact-us.html for any inquires.
Rauchberg Dental Group is a multi-specialty practice in northern New Jersey, providing general and restorative dentistry as well as treatment for root canal, gum disease, oral surgery and orthodontics — all under one roof. This second-generation practice offers state-of-the art technologies, modern comforts and amenities, and a focus on education and dental innovation. Rauchberg Dental Group participates in most major dental insurance plans and offers a dental savings plan for those without insurance.
Rauchberg Dental Group is a member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.
April 21, 2017
April 14, 2017
You just saw the dentist and now you’re contemplating switching toothbrushes; so you find yourself at the pharmacy. So many options, so many brands, so many colors. Which is best? Manual? Electric? Electric has to be better, right? Actually, Consumer Reports has said in the past, “electric and manual toothbrushes are equally effective as long as you brush teeth thoroughly for 2 minutes, twice a day.” But a more recent report finds Consumer Reports changing their tune, “analysis of 56 studies published in 2014 by the international evidence-based research organization Cochrane found that electric models may have a slight edge”.
What is this slight edge? What is the difference? Statistically speaking, “compared with manual toothbrushes, electrics reduced dental plaque 21 percent more, and 11 percent more after three months of use”. What brushes were involved in these “studies”? The Cochrane researchers looked into heavily, the rotating and oscillating electric toothbrushes. They also examined “sonic toothbrushes” that featured vibrating brush heads but didn’t rotate. Sadly, this research did not conclude the best kind of brush, rather benefits and risks.
According to Consumer Reports dental adviser Jay W. Friedman, D.D.S., M.P.H., if you don’t currently have gingivitis, “it really doesn’t matter which brush you use.” What would you know, a dollar store brush does the same work as a $40 rotating head brush. Well, what about plaque? He commented, “we really don’t know that it matters if a little more or less plaque is removed,” he says. An electric toothbrush may help, however, if you have arthritis or a dexterity problem that makes thorough brushing difficult,” Friedman notes.
So, it all comes down to the consumer’s choice. Whichever toothbrush you decide to use, don’t get carried away with brushing. “Excessive brushing with manual or electric has its risks,” Friedman says. “Too much pressure and too frequent brushing can abrade enamel, or the root if the gum has receded.” This abrasion, he says, “can cause teeth to become hypersensitive to hot and/or cold”. Like with everything, follow directions to keep those teeth happy and healthy.
April 7, 2017
April 2, 2017
Cancer – no matter where it shows up in the body – can be terrifying. That’s why Rauchberg Dental Group, your premier dentist in Parsippany, focuses in on this disease during Oral Cancer Awareness Month this April. Since prevention, early detection, and treatment are crucial to keeping your overall health up to par, oral cancer screenings from our team should be a regular part of your exams. Find out more about this disease and what we can do about it in this post.
April 1, 2017
So, your New Year’s Resolution was all about you and reinventing yourself. You want to look amazing come summer, you have your work out down pat, your hair looks amazing, but for some reason you cannot get your teeth any whiter. You brush and brush and they are the same color. It is a common misunderstanding that just brushing will whiten your teeth. Before you toss out the toothpaste you’ve been using forever, and start with a super fancy whitening toothpaste; pump the brakes for a second. There is actually a lot of misunderstandings–some of them dangerous, when it comes to teeth whitening.
Before diving into the “do’s and don’t’s” of teeth whitening, you need to understand why your teeth are discolored. For everyone, teeth yellowing is a normal part of aging. As we get older our bodies change, our hair turns gray, and our teeth turn yellow. It’s the inner part, the “dentin”—not “enamel” or white part—that yellows. Teeth are pretty amazing and even repair themselves however, the new dentin is darker. Normally, this would go unnoticed but as the “enamel” or the white part of the tooth is getting thinner due to wear, and the color of dentin reflects through enamel, making the tooth look yellow.
Why does this happen? Why would enamel thin? Well, this is different for everyone. Oral hygiene is great but lifestyle factors like, coffee drinking and acidic foods or smoking can affect your enamel. Not to mention, genetic factors. Your father may have given you those great eyes but unintentionally, also passed on his dental problems. If you are considering doing anything with whitening here are some common mistakes that need to stop happening.
#1 Jumping right in without consulting your dentist. Despite your excitement for whiter, brighter teeth, don’t start bleaching your teeth until you’ve seen your dentist. This may seem silly, but your dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for whitening, and prep your mouth for the process. In fact, “The best time to bleach is right after a dental cleaning because the tooth’s surface is clean,” says Dr. Francine Albert, a Laval, Que. prosthodontist.
#2 Opting for a generic tooth guard instead of a custom made dental tray. This mistake can result in spilled, or even swallowed whitening solution, and ultimately disappointing results.
#3 Relying on whitening mouth rinses to provide mouth altering results. Many people think they achieve the whitening results they are after by simply rinsing; this is not true. Actually these mouthwashes could be doing more harm than good as a lot of mouthwashes are high in alcohol content which is damaging to your mouth.
#4 Not following directions on white strips boxes. A lot of people tend to ignore the “time limit” part of the instructions when doing a home whitening. Using them longer than intended can lead to unattractive white spots and sensitivity.
#5 not checking to see if this product is FDA approved. Many people don’t think to do this, but these whitening kits are chemicals; something many people forget. If it isn’t FDA approved it can damage your teeth.
#6 Becoming obsessed. This may not sound like a mistake made when whitening, but if you take whitening to an extreme the healthy sheen could be lost in the process and the results could be dreadful. Instead of beautiful you end up with chalky or white splotches. The rule of thumb is that the color of your teeth should match your sclera, or the whites of your eyes.
Now, many people post “home-whitening remedies” with claims that the celebrities use lemon or coconut oil to whiten their teeth. “Beyonce uses toothpaste made out of avocados–look at that smile!” When it comes down to it whitening is a process that should be discussed first and foremost with your dentist. Avoid the common mistakes, don’t fall into the “trendy” tips and you should be able to get the results you want in addition to a healthy mouth.