Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Thank You for Your Positive Testimonials!

Here at Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A., we appreciate feedback from our patients because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our staff would not only like to thank Mary B. for being a dedicated patient, but we’d like to thank her for reviewing us. Additionally, we encourage the rest of our patients to do the same. 


“Several years ago I had my teeth whitened and I wasn't really satisfied with the results so when the opportunity arose to have it done again I was somewhat hesitant. I am happy to say the results are great! I am totally happy with the procedure, just as I am happy with my regular dental services at Bridge Smiles Dental Group.” – Mary B.


If you would like to leave a testimonial or are interested in learning more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A., contact our Neshanic Station, NJ location at 908-782-4418 or our Somerville, NJ location at 908-725-0400. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Losing the First Tooth

If your kid is turning into a big kid, losing the first baby tooth is on the horizon.  It’s an exciting sign of growing up, but many kids still feel anxious or uncomfortable dealing with the unfamiliar sensation of a loose tooth.  The doctors and staff of Bridge Smiles Dental Group want kids and parents to be prepared and understand why this pain occurs so your child can still have a positive tooth loss experience.


Before a baby tooth is lost, it begins to break free of its nerve endings.  This is the natural process that makes the tooth feel loose and wobbly at the gums, and the area will become swollen and red.  It can be painful, and for kids a great way to soothe tooth pain is applying a cold compress to the outside of the mouth in the affected area.  Children may complain that they find it hard to bite or chew with loose or missing teeth.  It’s still important to keep eating healthy while they grow new teeth so encourage soup, pureed fruits, and cooked vegetables.  A few tales of the tooth fairy can usually ease a little pain, too!


To learn more about tooth loss and the services provided at the practice, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A. in Somerville, NJ, call 908-725-0400.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Crown Lengthening

At Bridge Smiles Dental Group, we want every patient to experience their best smile.  Even when patients take great care of their teeth, they may think their gums keep them from their perfect smile.  It is normal for some people to have more gum tissue than others and when it results in a gummy smile, we can correct it by a procedure called crown lengthening.  


Crown lengthening is the term for removing excess gum tissue from the surface of the teeth and sculpting the gum line.  Dentists often do this in order to expose more of a tooth and affix a restoration like a crown. We also offer crown lengthening for cosmetics so that any patient can have their perfect smile.  Local anesthetic is used while your dentist removes excess gum tissue with either a scalpel or laser tools.  The procedure only comes with minor discomfort afterwards, and result is a pleasing ratio of teeth to gums that creates an even smile.  Contact us if you think your smile would benefit from crown lengthening!


To learn more about crown lengthening and all the services we provide, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A. in Somerville, NJ, call 908-725-0400.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When Snoring is a Cause for Concern

Some of us may snore after being exhausted from a long day at work or running around town getting errands done. When snoring begins to disrupt your partner, or if you find yourself feeling chronically fatigued after a long night of sleep, it may be time to evaluate this habit. The noisy sound of snoring occurs when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages toward the back of the mouth and throat. When snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, our doctors at Bridge Smile Dental Group P.A. can help you treat the problem.


It’s important that habitual snorers get tested for sleep apnea because this condition can be very detrimental to a person’s overall health. Sleep apnea can make a person feel exhausted during the day, which may impair job performance and pose a danger to his or herself as well as others. Untreated sleep apnea also increases a patient’s risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other medical problems. Treatment for sleep apnea will depend on the diagnosis.


If you have questions or concerns about sleep apnea, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smile Dental Group P.A. in Somerville, NJ, call 908-725-0400.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Root Canals and Orthodontics

At the Bridge Smiles Dental Group in Somerset County, we provide patients with a wide variety of dental services, including root canals and invisible orthodontics. Sometimes patients’ teeth have been injured and need to be moved, in which case a root canal may be a better option than a prosthetic.


When teeth are cracked at the root, they need to be removed, but in the cases of other injuries and infections, they may only need a root canal and a new crown. This may be the better option when orthodontic work needs to be done because the point of an implant is to fuse with the surrounding bone structure. Once an implant is integrated, orthodontic treatments will be unable to move it, and if it does move, it needs to be taken out.


In contrast, a root canal maintains the health of the outer portion of the tooth root, which can be guided through the bones of the jaw. We are providers of the Invisalign clear series of removable aligners, but artificial crowns are also able to receive the adhesive which is used to affix orthodontic brackets to teeth. Traditional orthodontics may be necessary if a tooth was knocked far out of place.


Drs. Meghadri and Grewal run Bridge Smiles Dental Group at 820 US Hwy 202 North Neshanic Station, NJ, and 15 North Bridge St. Somerville, NJ. To schedule an appointment, visit Bridge Smiles Dental.


 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Research into Filling Failure

Patients at the Bridge Smiles Dental Group deserve the best, including dentistry that is based on the latest scientific discoveries. Recently, dentists have become more interested in why some peoples’ experiences with fillings are worse than others, and a new study investigated common traits among people whose fillings failed prematurely.


This study examined the medical records of people whose fillings fell out or needed to be removed after less than five years. In ideal circumstances, fillings are expected to last for ten years. The researchers found that filling failures were higher among people who smoked and that people who drank alcohol more commonly experienced filling failure after just two years.


The study also found that people who experienced early filling failure were likely to share certain genes. This was surprising to some people, although people with certain DNA sequences are thought not to react as well to certain dental materials. The study also found that white composite fillings do not fail at a higher rate than those made of amalgam. This means that patients do not need to compromise the beauty of their smiles for the sake of stable fillings.


Drs. Meghadri and Grewal run Bridge Smiles Dental Group at 820 US Hwy 202 North Neshanic Station, NJ, and 15 North Bridge St. Somerville, NJ. To schedule an appointment, visit Bridge Smiles Dental.


 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

When you consume hot and cold beverages do you try to avoid touching your teeth? Have you stopped eating apples because you just can’t take the pain of biting into one? If you’ve answered yes to one or both of these questions, your teeth are sensitive for a reason. Most commonly, teeth become sensitive due to a lack of proper oral hygiene. But in other cases, you may be brushing just a little too hard. Fortunately, our doctors at Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A. have several solutions for reducing tooth sensitivity.


Proper oral hygiene is ideal for preventing sensitive teeth. However, if you already brush twice a day for at least two minutes and floss at least once a day, possible causes of sensitive teeth may include tooth decay (cavities), fractured teeth, gum disease, or an exposed tooth root. The type of treatment that is recommended will depend on the cause of the tooth sensitivity. Some methods include desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride gel, and/or a dental crown.


If you have questions or concerns about dental technology, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.bridgesmilesdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Bridge Smile Dental Group P.A. in Somerville, NJ, call 908-725-0400.