Get Local: Things to Do in and Around Tenafly May 22-29

We feel proud to work in such a great community. Every day, our patients let us know about different, fun events happening in and around Tenafly. We want to share some of these exciting happenings with all of our patients. Here are our picks for this week, May 22-29! Read the rest of this entry »

What Are HSA and FSA Savings Accounts?

Are HSA and FSA Savings Accounts Right for You?

Many employers have begun offering FSA or HSA options to their employees, which can provide additional savings on dental care. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are pre-tax accounts that can be used for medical expenses–eyeglasses, medical co-pays, dental services, etc. This post explores what they are, and how they can help with health care costs. Read the rest of this entry »

What Alternatives to Dental Insurance Are Out There?

Dental Insurance isn’t for everyone

Dental insurance isn’t for everyone, and fortunately, there are great alternatives out there. Perhaps the first, most important thing to note about dental insurance is that IT IS NOTHING LIKE MEDICAL INSURANCE. In a Simple Dollar article written by Meghan Nesmith, an insurance coordinator at a dental practice in Sacramento notes, “Dental insurance needs to be thought of more like an assistance plan, not a full, comprehensive plan.” This is because insurance plans cover a certain percentage of a procedure cost, have annual maximums that are the maximum amount they will pay out in any year, and can include deductibles and co-pays. Read the rest of this entry »

Root Canal Awareness Week: What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth

It was not that long ago that the only effective treatment for a serious infection inside your tooth would be to remove that tooth. Thanks to endontontists, or root canal specialists, there are now many options when it comes to saving teeth. Endodontists have at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating dental pain, according to the American Association of Endodontists. While general dentists perform an average or 2 or 3 root canals a week, root canal specialists perform 25 or more, allowing them to become very proficient and precise, which results in positive experiences for patients. Read the rest of this entry »

Get to Know: Dr. Adriana Correa, Root Canal Specialist

Our new series Get to Know allows you the opportunity to get to know East Madison Dental providers through interviews that look at each doctor’s specialty, strengths, experiences, and advice.

Dr. Correa EndodontistDr. Correa: “Endodontics is an evolving specialty- it is always changing and improving”

Dr. Adriana Correa received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. She continued there to receive her specialty degree in Endodontics. Dr. Correa practiced General Dentistry for 2 years before devoting herself exclusively to endodontics.

Find out more about Endodontics in our Root Canal Awareness Week Series

Q: Why did you decide to become a root canal specialist?

During my last years in dental school I had the guidance of a professor who saw in me the skills and strengths that he felt would make me a great endodontist. I followed his recommendation and 20 years later…here I am.  Read the rest of this entry »

Navigating Dental Insurance: PPO, HMO, and YOU

 

How Dental Insurance Works

At the end of 2016,around 66% of Americans had some time of dental insurance, making it a popular option for access to dental care. Dental insurance can be offered by your employer (where your employer pays a portion of your annual premium), or can be self-funded by you. There are a lot of dental insurance options out there, however, the majority fall into one of the following categories: HMO, PPO, and Indemnity. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Giveaway Contest Rules: Win a Garden Tool Tote & Seat by PicnicTime

Spring is in full gear, and we’re celebrating with a Spring Giveaway. We’re hoping that this giveaway will allow you to garden in comfort and create the beautiful vegetable garden or landscaped entryway you’ve always wanted. We’re giving away a PicnicTime Gardener Garden Tool Tote & Seat. It can also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

To Enter: Go to our Facebook Page and post a comment to our Spring Giveaway post (shown below) that answers the question: What is your favorite thing about spring? Then, Like the post and you’re entered! We will randomly select the winner on Wednesday, May 10th (leaving enough time before Mother’s Day for the winner to receive the giveaway!). Read the rest of this entry »

Reducing Stress Can Also Reduce Tooth Problems

Today is National Stress Awareness Day–a time to try new stress relief techniques, learn about the effects of stress, and most importantly, to reduce your stress. Stress can have negative impacts on your entire body, your mouth included. For example, jaw soreness, teeth sensitivity, cavities, and gum disease can all be signs of increased stress. Below we go over some of these negative impacts, and 5 easy and fun tips to reduce stress. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Your Mouth: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

This month, the Oral Cancer Foundation wants you to Watch Your Mouth (for oral cancer) by getting screened. East Madison Dental provides oral cancer screenings to all our patients during comprehensive and periodic exams. Get the facts about oral cancer below, and check out our blog post on why Oral Cancer Screenings are Now More Important Than EverRead the rest of this entry »

Why Would I Need a Mouth Guard?

Your dentist may recommend a mouth guard, also called an occlusal guard for many reasons. However, some of the most common reasons include grinding and clenching of teeth at night or during moments of stress. Teeth grinding and clenching can cause headaches, discomfort and teeth sensitivity as well as more serious dental problems like root canals and gum recession. This post will help you understand what some of the symptoms are of grinding and clenching your teeth, what it does in the short and long term to your teeth, and how you can stop it from happening.

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