Sinus Headache or Tooth Infection?

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How Teeth Can Affect Your Sinuses Have you ever experienced a sinus infection that, after subsiding, leaves your teeth aching? Tooth infection is known to cause 10% of all sinus infections. The location of the first maxillary molar to the maxillary sinus is usually one of the major causes of sinus infection resulting from a tooth…

Missing Teeth

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It’s time for Halloween and carving up the pumpkin.  Part of the pumpkin carving tradition is to carve triangular eyes and missing teeth.  Missing teeth may be fun on a pumpkin, but in real life missing teeth are no laughing matter. Complications of Missing Teeth In addition to the cosmetic affect of missing teeth, the…

Gag Reflex

It can happen to anyone.  As soon as anything touches the back of the tongue, the roof of the mouth or the back of the throat it triggers gag reflex.  If this happens to you during dental treatment, there is a better way! Caring Treatment for Gag Reflex At Rotem Dental Care in Toms River,…

Getting to the Roots of the Problem

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The roots of our teeth can be visible when our gums recede.  This can be caused by improper or rigorous brushing or gum disease.  Roots can also become decayed when cavities form on the roots of our teeth.  In most cases, exposed roots are more common in older adults. Cavities in Roots are Harmful The…

Tips to Keep a Healthy Summer Smile

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Summer cookouts introduce sweets to the teeth.  With BBQ sauces, sweetened refreshments and the oh-so-loved ice cream, we need to be more diligent about keeping a healthy summer smile. Summer Treats for Summer Smiles When you bite into that scoop of ice cream, it may send chills of delight to your brain, but if chills…

Teeth Whitening not a DIY Project

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Did you know that Americans spend upwards of 1.4 Billion (yes BILLION) dollars on OTC teeth whitening products?  In our quest for the whitest teeth possible, we may use OTC teeth whitening products to excess and cause resulting damage our teeth.  Truly, teeth whitening is not a “Do-It-Yourself” process. Teeth Stains and Teeth Whitening From…

Spring Cleaning for Preventive Care

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Yes, it’s spring cleaning time.  The time we clean our windows, draperies, carpets and ready our yards for planting and BBQ.  But, what about getting our teeth ready for all the foods and beverages we’re about to eat?  It’s called preventive care and you can think of it as spring cleaning for your teeth. Spring…