Saturday, 31 January 2015

Dental Porcelain Crowns

Imagine A New Smile in Only Two Visits!

Did you know we can quickly and painlessly correct crooked teeth in just two appointments? Teeth that are misshapen, gapped, or stained can be easily altered with porcelain crowns. They are very durable sheets of dental ceramic placed over and bonded to your natural teeth. It gives you an attractively straight and uniform smile. Porcelain crowns also work well to restore a chipped, worn, or cracked tooth. These crowns are made to look very natural, and they blend with the surrounding teeth. They can be made to match the exact shade of your natural teeth.

Hampton Family Dental  
George F. Bork, DMD  
Route 31 N  
One Manor Drive  
Hampton, NJ 08827  
(908) 574-4670  
HamptonFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cosmetic Dentistry

Make the Most of Your Smile

We want you to look your very best because looking good means feeling great! With our care for your oral health and modern restorative techniques, you can have a beautiful smile. Smile makeovers are less time consuming and more affordable than you may realize! We offer veneers, bonding, whitening, and crowns to give you a gorgeous smile. Ask us how we can have you smiling even more!

Hampton Family Dental  
George F. Bork, DMD  
Route 31 N  
One Manor Drive  
Hampton, NJ 08827  
(908) 574-4670  
HamptonFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Take Care of Cold Sores

How To Get Rid Of Cold Sores
It’s easy to get them confused, but cold sores are not the same as canker sores. Cold sores are red blisters that appear on the lips as a result of infection with the herpes simplex virus. They almost never occur inside the mouth and they are not associated with gum disease. By contrast, canker sores, which are not associated with herpes or gum disease, almost always occur inside the mouth.

Usually, cold sores last for seven to 10 days, after which time the pus-filled blisters will rupture and ooze. Fortunately, cold sores usually heal without leaving scars. Most cold sores will resolve without treatment, but you can apply a topical medication such as lidocaine or benzyl alcohol to relieve pain and itching.

If you develop a cold sore, avoid skin-to-skin contact. And don’t share razors, eating utensils, or towels-those are other ways the infection spreads to other people. If you have frequent cold sores, or a cold sore that doesn’t go away after seven to 10 days, talk to your doctor.

It can be hard to reduce the risk of cold sores, but it certainly won’t hurt to maintain a consistent personal hygiene routine including regular hand washing. Also, using a lip balm with sun block throughout the year, not just during the summer, can help prevent cold sores, too.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Hampton Family Dental  
George F. Bork, DMD  
Route 31 N  
One Manor Drive  
Hampton, NJ 08827  
(908) 574-4670  
HamptonFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Get Familiar With Oral Thrush

What Is Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush, also known as candidiasis, can occur in anyone of any age, from babies to the elderly. Oral thrush is a condition that occurs when a fungus called candida albicans builds up on the lining of the mouth. The result is white lesions on the tongue or inner cheeks.

Oral thrush can sometimes be confused with leukoplakia. But leukoplakia lesions are caused by chronic irritation from rough edges on teeth, fillings or crowns, not by an organism. And leukoplakia lesions develop over time, while thrush lesions may develop suddenly. A thrush infection can spread and involve the roof of the mouth and the gums, where it can cause symptoms such as redness and irritation. See your dentist if you have any type of lesions on your tongue or in your mouth so you can determine the cause of the problem and plan a course of treatment. The goal in treating thrush is to stop the infection from spreading.

Healthy babies and children may not need treatment-the lesions may resolve on their own. Sometimes adding yogurt to you or your child’s diet may do the trick and reset the bacterial imbalance caused by the excess amount of the thrush fungus.

People with HIV or other immunosuppressive illness are at increased risk for the infection to spread. If you are in this category, your doctor or dentist may recommend an antifungal medication.

To prevent thrush from occurring or recurring, follow a consistent oral health care routine, and try to include yogurt with live, active cultures in your diet, especially if you take antibiotics for a chronic condition. Frequent use of antibiotics can promote the growth of the Candida fungus because they upset the natural mixture of microorganisms in the body.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Hampton Family Dental  
George F. Bork, DMD  
Route 31 N  
One Manor Drive  
Hampton, NJ 08827  
(908) 574-4670  
HamptonFamilyDental.com


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush
Oral thrush, also known oral candidiasis, is a condition that occurs when a fungus called Candida albicans builds up on the lining of your mouth.

Anyone can develop oral thrush, but babies, young children, older adults, or anyone with a compromised immune system due to an illness such as HIV are more susceptible. Conversely, candidiasis lesions can be an early sign of an HIV infection.

The main symptom of oral thrush is creamy white lesions in the mouth, usually on the tongue or inner cheeks. In some cases, the lesions may appear on the roof of the mouth or on the back of the throat.

Interestingly, oral thrush is not caused by poor oral hygiene. Thrush is caused when the naturally occurring fungi in the body get out of balance, which is why the very old, very young, and people with weak immune systems are at higher risk. Good oral hygiene, however, is an essential part of treating oral thrush. Healthy adults and children can recover fairly easily from the infection, especially if they follow a complete oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily proper flossing.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Hampton Family Dental  
George F. Bork, DMD  
Route 31 N  
One Manor Drive  
Hampton, NJ 08827  
(908) 574-4670  
HamptonFamilyDental.com