How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush

As you probably know, brushing your teeth is an extremely important part of your oral hygiene routine. You may have also heard that brushing your teeth can actually help you protect the health of your entire body. If you don’t brush well, you may experience a number of issues–but did you know that if you… Read more »

What You Should Know About Root Canal Therapy

You’ve probably heard that getting root canal therapy is no picnic. Many people are scared when they hear they need one. Fortunately, because of modern medicine, having root canal therapy is probably not as bad as you’ve heard. In fact, receiving root canal therapy usually feels similar to having a cavity filled. Still, do you… Read more »

Dental Sealants: What You Should Know

You may have heard that dental sealants are great for the health of your teeth, and that they could even stop cavities from forming–but what else have you heard about this important treatment? For example, do you know if you’re a good candidate for sealants or why sealants benefit you? Dental sealants are typically recommended… Read more »

Losing a Crown Can Result in Serious Complications

While crowns are designed to be durable, there are times where something like a blow to the face, or complications resulting from chronic gum disease can weaken the cement holding it in place. If a crown falls out, you should seek immediate care to minimize potential complications and damage to the abutment within. To that… Read more »

You Can Counter Enamel Erosion with Fluoride

Your tooth enamel is made up of microscopic mineral crystals structures. While this makes tooth enamel very strong, it is not impervious to erosion caused by consuming acidic foods, beverages and the bacteria in your mouth. As time goes on this process, known as demineralization, can create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel…. Read more »

Why Are Your Gums Bleeding?

At Basking Ridge Dental Group, we know that taking good care of your oral health by brushing and flossing daily benefits not just your pearly whites, but your gums as well. Your gums, which cushion and support your teeth, are a good indicator of your general health which can let you know when something is not quite… Read more »

What Does a Dental Bridge Do?

Having a missing tooth can be embarrassing, but did you know it can actually hurt your oral health. Fortunately, there are many restoration options available to you, such as a crown or an implant. However, when considering your options, please don’t forget about dental bridges. A bridge can used restore your beautiful, functional smile. But… Read more »

How Does Smoking Affect Your Mouth?

Virtually everyone wants a beautiful smile they can share with confidence, but many people do things that put that dream in jeopardy. For instance, many people don’t practice proper oral care. Others choose to smoke. Granted, many people understand that smoking could yellow your teeth, but do you know about the other ways smoking can… Read more »

Warning Signs of a Troublesome Filling

While a basic filling is intended to repair a small to medium sized cavity for a long time, it is still not uncommon for one to fail over of time. In some cases, you might even be able to notice a filling is about to fall out. In general, the larger and older a filling… Read more »

How Fluoride Strengthens Your Teeth

You have probably heard many dentists talk about how good fluoride is for your teeth, how it strengthens them and makes them more resistant to cavities. But have you ever wondered just how fluoride does this? We want to explain the process of how fluoride works with your teeth. First let’s start with your teeth,… Read more »