Preventive Dentistry

CDC: Soda Accounts for 20% of Kids’ Beverages

According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sodas account for about 20% of all beverages consumed by children and teens, despite the fact that overall sugary drink consumption is declining. This has dramatic consequences for their oral health, both as children and as adults. Recent Beverage [...]

Helping to Close the Dental Insurance Coverage Gap

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) recently noted ran an editorial looking at the major challenges facing dentistry in America. They highlighted four issues that will likely prevent Americans from seeing significant improvement in their oral health in coming decades. At River Edge Dental, we are aware of these challenges, and we’re trying [...]

How Unhealthy Teeth Can Affect Your Productivity

An attractive smile is an essential asset in your personal and professional life. An attractive smile is the cornerstone of your personal brand, and it can help you to get a job and make you more likely to get a promotion. On the other hand, if you’re not taking care of your [...]

The Coal Truth: No Evidence That Charcoal Toothpastes Work

If you’ve been looking for a home teeth whitening approach, you’ve probably come across claims for coal toothpastes. People claim that using activated charcoal toothpastes can whiten your teeth significantly. As a result of these claims, the products have grown in popularity, and now there are over 50 charcoal-based toothpastes out there. To keep demand [...]

Reasons to Stop Postponing Dental Work

On average, only about two-thirds of people in New Jersey see their dentist each year. Unfortunately, many of those people are avoiding the dentist because they’ve been told they need dental work, and they don’t want to get it done. There are many reasons for this, but if you look closely, these are all actually [...]