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Genetic Dental Traits

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

 notorious example of a hereditary dental trait is the Hapsburg Jaw, the result of generations of royal intermarriage. Poor Carlos II of Spain had such an extreme prognathism (protruding lower jaw) that he was unable to chew his food. Thankfully for most of us, hereditary dental traits, although common, are not severe and are readily treatable. These include malocclusions (bad bites gaps, soft tooth enamel, caries (decay and periodontal diseases.Until recently, our understanding has relie...Read More

Acid Overload On Your Teeth

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Any foods naturally contain acids like Vitamin C, which if consumed in moderation are good for you and which can cause enamel erosion only if consumed excessively – something that is in your control. However, our modern, consumer-based lifestyle has created another hidden epidemic of acid erosion.Preservatives like Benzoic Acid and its salt forms, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate have been added by manufacturers to prolong shelf life. Apparently one acid is not enough. Others which can do ...Read More

Re-Invent Your Smile

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baby boomers don't drive slowly in the fast lane. And if their smile needs restoring, it's just as likely due to a sports injury. Cosmetic dentistry has dynamic solutions for go-ahead people. You can revamp your smile ... or completely reinvent it! Simple procedures like teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings can invigorate any smile. And if you want more of a boost, here are some other smile solutions. Veneers are sculpted by hand to conceal gaps, crooked, chipped, or disc...Read More

Continuing Care Vision

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Continuing Care vision is to inspire our patients to take a personal interest and responsibility in their oral health. Our dental hygienists take pride in updating our patients concerning their oral heath at every continuing care visit, providing home care instruction, new product information, and recommendations for a successful outcome. At every continuing care visit, our dental hygienists measure your gum health for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease includes gingivitis, ...Read More

New Jersey Monthly's Listing of NJ"s Top Dentists

Friday, April 17, 2009

An excerpt from the Published ad Editor-In-Chief of New Jersey Monthly Magazine.Dear Dr. Courey:Congratulations! You have been named a Top Dentist in New Jersey Monthly's survey of New Jersey dentists.The Polling Institute at Monmouth University sent ballots to the state's practicing dentists asking them who they would send a love one to. The results were reviewed, tabulated, and sent to us for publication in the upcoming July 2009 issue.Look for the issue in late June.Congratuations again,Kat...Read More

Bruxism & TMD / TMJ

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our team is committed to preventive dentistry, so we are always on the alert for symptoms that could lead to chronic difficulties like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). This is a common problem that involves the joints used in chewing, swallowing, and talking. TMD can lead to localized symptoms or seemingly unrelated headaches and earaches. One of the first culprits we look for during regular examinations is bruxism.Bruxism is the name for forceful grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. ...Read More

A patient testimonial by Connie Casper of Hopewell, NJ

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

As a mother of a son with autism, one of my greatest fears has always been, what if Jared is in pain from his teeth and he can't tell me? Thanks to Dr. Courey and his team, that is one fear in the world of autism that I need not face. Using his skills to give Jared the very best dental care, Dr. Courey took x-rays, filled Jared's cavities, sealed, cleaned and polished all his teeth during one office visit. Dr. Courey examined each and every one of Jared's teeth to make sure everything was tak...Read More

Mouthguards Are Vital!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Medical research indicates that one in four people will suffer a mouth injury during their lifetime. Sports, like those played in most high schools--hockey, soccer, volleyball, and basketball account for many of these injuries. Since wearing a mouthguard can prevent many dental injuries, we recommend them for athletes, both professional or amateur, children and adults. Mouthguards dissipate the hard impact of a sharp blow or collision over the entire mouth and jaw, stopping teeth from br...Read More

You Deserve a World Class Smile

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our smile is one of our greatest attributes. It sets the tone in business and social settings. A smile can convey confidence, warmth, and happiness and can serve as the basis upon which friendships and business relationships are formed. Consistently, the “number one” attribute that people notice when meeting someone for the first time, is your smile.Don’t settle for less than you deserve—a world class smile.For some, that may be “Hollywood-style” perfection—smiles as seen on the cover of Vogu...Read More

Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams

Monday, April 13, 2009

Regularly climbing into our hygiene chair can mean gaining better health, better looks, and even staying out of the dental chair! When you consider that oral disease can be silent and symptom-free and that research has linked oral disease with other health problems, making regular hygiene appointments is definitely your wisest choice.People often misinterpret hygiene appointments ... they’re not just a simple cleaning. Here’s what happens when you’re here:• We examine your gums, tongue, palette,...Read More

Welcome to Dr. Courey's Blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Welcome to the Blog of Dr. James Courey. Here we will be keeping our patients informed as to what is new in our office and what ongoing education we are pursuing. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to feel free to comment on anything you read here or to ask questions....Read More

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