Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist

Those that suffer from snoring and sleep apnea may benefit from a visit to their dentist.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects over 20 million adults in the United States. It occurs when the relaxation of muscles in the throat during sleep cause blockages to the airway. All muscles relax while we sleep, but in the case of sleep apnea, the relaxation of the muscles and tissue in the throat causes actual blockages to the airway, resulting in lack of oxygen to the brain. During a sleep apnea episode, the brain will attempt to wake the body up to correct the blockage. The person will wake up gasping or choking for air. During the course of the night, a person with sleep apnea may awaken anywhere from 5 to over 30 times. While the person with sleep apnea may not remember these episodes in the morning, they are affecting the person by causing drowsiness throughout the day. Sleep apnea can also lead to other more serious health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Koh Provides Children’s Dental Health Tips at Korean Community Center in Tenafly

Community Outreach in Tenafly

In support of Children’s Dental Health Month, Dr. Koh held a seminar for parents at the Korean Community Center in Tenafly, NJ. He covered important dental health topics, such as what to do in the case of a dental emergency, best oral hygiene practices for children, when to get braces and what to expect, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Picks: Fun And Effective Kids’ Toothbrushes

There are so many children’s toothbrushes out there. Which ones are the most effective? Which ones help kids brush? We have compiled a list of great children’s toothbrushes. They meet the criteria for promoting good hygiene, engaging kids, and helping them develop excellent dental hygiene habits. Here they are in no particular order: Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Brush & Floss

As a parent, you have to choose your battles…carefully. The last bite of food at the dinner table. The candy bar at the grocery store. The Wonder Woman costume that your child refuses to take off and insists on wearing to school….daily. For some, there are also battles around nightly routine of brushing and flossing. This may seem like one of those battles you can let them win. Let us tell you that it is not. It is one of those battles worth fighting. Why? Good dental habits formed early on set the stage for a lifetime of good oral care — that means less toothaches, less time missing school for dental treatment, less money spent on dental procedures, and better overall health.  But we know it’s not easy. Here are some tips to help make the nightly brush and floss routine easier — even pleasant! Read the rest of this entry »

Children’s Dental Health Month Selfie Contest!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, where dentists around the country bring attention to the importance of good dental hygiene. All throughout the month, we will be providing information, tips, and promoting our Selfie Contest to help bring awareness to the importance of this issue. Read the rest of this entry »

Regular Cleanings and Exams Contribute to Better Health

New Study Finds That Regular Cleanings and Exams Contribute to Better Emotional and Physical Health

It makes sense that regular cleanings and exams with a dentist help to improve your oral health and prevent serious dental problems. However, a new study shows that it does even more than that: regular dental cleanings and exams can improve your overall physical and emotional health, and the way you feel about yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Annual Top 5 Teeth-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Here at East Madison Dental, we have food on the brain– and who doesn’t, with Thanksgiving just two days away? But, as a dental practice, we want to make sure that all of our delicious Thanksgiving dishes are not just tasty, but teeth-friendly. We have scoured the web, seeking out our 2017 Top 5 Teeth-Friendly Thanksgiving recipes for you! If you make one of these–please let us know! Read the rest of this entry »

East Madison Dental Completes Successful Dental Mission Trip to India

East Madison Dental’s team of five dental professionals returned this week from a successful dental mission in India.

Led by East Madison Dental owner and general dentist, Dr. Narpat Jain, the group included a hygienist, two dental assistants, East Madison Dental’s office manager, and a registered nurse.

“It was an incredible experience,” said Dr. Jain, “We were a small team, but we provided service to almost 40 patients a day—patients that really needed our services, many of whom had never received dental care before. It was a very successful trip.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dental Clinic in India Gets a Great Start

The dental clinic started early Monday morning with a line out the door. Children and adults of all ages waited patiently for the team to arrive. The team worked throughout the day, providing free cleanings, extractions, and other services to the people of Khichan, Rajasthan in India, many of whom had never seen a dentist. The team of four dental professionals is seeing over 35 patients per day at a hospital run by Human Benefit Services, which is supported here in New Jersey through the International Human Benefit Services (IHBS).

Here are some pictures from their incredible week so far! Read the rest of this entry »

East Madison Dental India Dental Mission Trip Update

Dessert Traveling

Last Wednesday, four East Madison Dental team members along with Dr. Narpat Jain and Registered Nurse Diana Mak arrived in India for a week-long dental mission at the Kalapurnam Hospital in Khichan, Rajasthan, India, located in the northwest of the country. On the way to their clinic destination, they made sure to take in all the magnificent sites, culture, and food that India has to offer. They also met up with Mrs. Jain, Dr. Jain’s wife and East Madison Dental CFO. Here are a few pictures of their camel riding, sight-seeing, and food exploring adventures up to today. They arrived last night in Khichan and start the clinic today. More updates to come! Read the rest of this entry »