December 05, 2012
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As studnts head back to school many will end up as part of the 15 million dental injuries and 5 million cases of traumatically lost teeth that occur every year, according to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. Many students chose not to wear a mouthguard for a variety of reasaons, for example they are not required for some sports like basketball or soccer, they impair breathing or speech and the cost for them come in a variety of prices. However, athletes that wear properly fitted mouthguards will find them to be comfortable.

Custom-made mouthguards are made with double layers of plastic protection for double defense while not decreasing the comfort. While the least expensive mouthguards are better than none, since most types of mouthguards help prevent injury to the mouth, teeth,lips,check, and tongue, they also minimize injury and decrease the severity of the injury from hits or falls.

Remember, if you lose a single tooth, it could cost you $10,000 - 20,000 over a lifetime to restore that tooth. According to the American dental Association, more than 2 million teeth are knocked out each year from sports-related injuries and mouthguards help prevent you from sustaining these injuries.

Types of Mouthguards:

Stock:  Least expensive choice with the least protection. Very difficult to breath or speak with.

Mouth-formed:  Available in most sports stores. Less expensive then custom-made guards but still not a good fit and wont last as long.

Custon-made:  Offers the best protection, fit, and comfort because it is made from a custom-made cast to fit teeth. You will be able to breath and speak freely. They cost a bit more but will last longer.

By contactus
May 14, 2012
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It's that time of year again!   2 ways to help a child, whiten your teeth or text  smile 304 to 84465 to donate $10.00 for smiles for life foundation. To whiten your teeth, call the office to schedule an appointment and all proceeds go to the childrens charities. This special runs now to June 1st.

By contactus
February 09, 2012
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People are anxious about going to the dentist for many different reasons, including worrying about the effectiveness of the localized anesthetic and feeling like the dentist is rushed or is neglecting your concerns. Other factors include anticipation of pain, the cost of the procedure, past experiences and even the cleanliness of the office. If not addressed, dental axiety can lead to unnecessary oral health problems as a result of avoiding the dentist, which in turn can end up leading to much more time spent in the dental chair when treatment is the only option.

If you are looking for a dentist, ask a friend or relative for recommendations. A glowing review from someone you trust can significantly reduce anxiety. If your seeing a new dentist for the first time, take the opportunity to ask this dentist a few questions, and be sure to address your concerns. You'll find that the dentist who takes the time to speak with you about these matters will be understanding when it comes to addressing your fears. There are things that can be done to help you feel more relaxed when your at the dentist.

December 21, 2011
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Welcome to the Blog of Chris McCartin, DMD!

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Manasquan area, we're excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatment, practical dental health advice and updates from Dr. McCartin and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.

As always, feel free to contact us with any dental questions or concerns.

--The Chris McCartin DMD Team


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