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What is your New Year's Resolution

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Welcome to 2011! January is the time for new year's resolutions – making goals to improve your life and health. Eating healthy, hitting the gym or reading more books are popular ones, but it's time to take a fresh look at your oral health!

This year, make a proactive change to your oral health. It is important to realize that the longer a person waits to address dental treatment, the worse a problems can become! Missing teeth, chipped or broken restorations, bruxism or jaw soreness are all conditions which can affect your bodily health in a serious way if not treated quickly.The connection between the mouth and the rest of the body is significant. Do not procrastinate – it is in your best interest this year to see Dr. Courey at his Manalapan, NJ office before things get worse.


Hygiene is also important. A clean mouth is not just pretty for your social life and professional appearance, but important for your bodily health! Those who want to improve the health of mouth and body should consider the simple act of regularly brushing and flossing their teeth! Tartar can be tricky to remove without professional help, so the best defense is proactive care. This is why regular cleanings with one of our dental hygienists are so important. The American Dental Association (ADA) has stressed the importance of maintaining good dental health for adults and children of all ages, not just for healthy gums and teeth, but to ensure good overall health.

Family values are important – brushing and flossing can be an important part of those values! Parents should use the new year to educate their children on the importance of brushing their teeth. If children are taught about dental care early, statistics show they are more likely to continue caring for their teeth and gums in adulthood.
Be healthy and safe this new year and may 2011 be your year to commit to your oral health. To schedule and appointment to see one of Dr. Courey's registered dental hygienists, please call 732-298-6551 or visit our website at
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