Rauchberg Dental Group Blog
October 17, 2017
October may make you think of bright orange pumpkins and spooky costumes, but it makes your orthodontist in Parsippany think of something else, too — National Orthodontic Month! The American Dental Association estimates that more than 1.2 million US adults currently wear braces, and that’s not even counting the kiddos and teens that are sporting brackets and wires, too. So there’s really never been a better time to celebrate!
September 11, 2017
It’s September, and you know what that means! Oh — you didn’t know this September 30 is National Chewing Gum Day? Your dentist in Parsippany wants to spread the word that popping a piece of sugar-free gum in your mouth after and between meals is a great idea for your oral health!
August 21, 2017
It’s August, and we love back-to-school season here at Rauchberg Dental Group. We want your child to have the best year yet — and staying in great health is a crucial part of feeling good and performing their very best. As you get ready to send your little one off for their next school adventure, make sure you’re ticking off the marks on the oral health checklist: supplies, sleep, and a dental cleaning in Parsippany!
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.