Archive for the ‘ Preventive Dentistry ’ Category

Just One Hour?

A cleaning is what you do at home everyday and how well you do it is very important.  At your hygiene visit, we are clinically treating the mouth for things that no amount of homecare can replace.  Wear and tear is inevitable and at your clinical hygiene visits we work with one tooth at a […]

To floss or not to floss?

Hopefully every six months, you visit the dentist for a cleaning and probably hear the words “floss more” The problem is patients don’t think flossing does anything. There is no instant gratification with flossing — that’s the problem. But flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, from your […]

What is Periodontal Charting?

What is periodontal charting? Why does the Hygienist call out numbers like 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, and 2 when you’re in for a checkup visit? Does this mean something? Yes! These numbers do mean something. The numbers that the hygienist calls out coincide with periodontal pocket depth, a way to measure gum tissue health. […]

Madison Dentist Now Screening & Treating Patients For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Madison, NJ — New Jersey dentist Dr. Samuel Romano, who’s office is located at 120 Park Avenue, is treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Patients now have the opportunity to be screened for this disease in the luxury of their own home. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or “OSA” for short, is a chronic sleep disorder that […]

SNORE – S + IG = IGNORE This May Not Be An Option Anymore

Just about everyone snores occasionally. Even a baby or a beloved pet may snore! However snoring can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep. Poor sleep can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, poor behavior, trouble with relationships and increased health problems. Sleep also affects your mood. People who chronically lack sleep are also more […]

“Pursuing Dental Excellence”

Dr. Sam Romano is recognized by Dr. John Kois at the 2011 Kois Center Symposium in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Romano was recognized for his creative vision which led to the publication of “Pursuing Dental Excellence” The book is written for patients to help them understand the level of commitment and dedication to excellence that graduates […]

Are You Ready For 80?

The National Institute on Aging reveals that elderly Americans are now living longer and enjoy better health. The numbers speak for themselves – life expectancy has jumped from 12 years for 65-year old Americans in the 1900s to 18 years in 2000. This, in part, can be attributed to better access to health services and […]

DNA

According to the American Dental Association, an estimated 75% of all Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease. Furthermore, science is showing a direct link between oral health and overall health. Specifically, there has been shown to be a link between periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some […]

SEDATION DENTISTRY/Serving Morris County NJ

Understanding Dental Phobias First of all, you need to understand that dental phobia is very common among a lot of people. The main cause of triggers of dental phobia may be the fear of shots, hearing and fearing dental drill, and also the typical cold atmosphere that people would normally experience inside the dental practice. […]

ORAL DNA

As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called… “The Oral / Systemic Connection”. There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as: Heart disease Diabetes Stroke Some forms of cancer and other diseases The National […]