Garden State Dental of Newark
182 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ 07105

FAQs

Q. What causes tooth loss?

A. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the most common causes of tooth loss. Tooth decay takes place when most of the tooth’s mineral makeup has been dissolved away and a hole (cavity) has formed. While tooth decay primarily affects children, periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects mostly adults. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque, and its earliest stage is known as gingivitis.

 

Q. How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

A. Most dental professionals recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing after every meal (and flossing at least once a day) is also a good way to maintain dental health

 

Q. When should a child have his/her first dental appointment?

A. A child should have his first dental appointment no later than his third birthday. Many dentists recommend a child have his first appointment when the first tooth comes in.

 

Q. Is it important to floss your teeth?

A. Yes. flossing once a day prevents the buildup of plaque and deters the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

 

Q. What is cosmetic dentistry?

A. Also known as “aesthetic dentistry” cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that implements many different procedures to improve the beauty of your smile.

 

Q. What is a root canal?

A. Root canal is necessary when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (also known as the pulp) is infected due to injury or decay. Root canal treatment involves removal of the diseased pulp, followed by the cleaning and sealing of the pulp chamber and root canal.

 

Q. What are dentures and who needs them?

A. Dentures are a partial or complete set of artificial teeth used to occupy the upper or lower jaw, usually attached to a plate. Simply put, dentures are a set of false teeth. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you are a perfect candidate for complete dentures. If you still have some natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is recommended to help improve chewing ability, speech, and support for facial muscles.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What are the treatments for periodontal disease?

A. If periodontal disease is caught at an early stage (when it has not progressed beyond the point of gingivitis), it can be treated with scaling and root-planing (removing plaque around the tooth and smoothing the roots’ surfaces). If the disease progresses to a later stage, the patient may need surgical treatment, which involves cutting the gums, eliminating the hardened plaque build-up, and repairing the damaged bone.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What is gingivitis?

A. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums around the roots of the teeth. It marks the early stage of periodontal disease and it is characterized by red, swollen gums.

 

Q. Who needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted?

A. Anyone who is in danger of developing impacted wisdom teeth (third molars that only partially erupt or get trapped or stuck in the jaw) should have them removed so that they do not damage adjacent molars and cause other oral problems. In addition, anyone who is getting dentures should have their wisdom teeth removed.

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Patient Reviews
Exceptional–the receptionist, Aida, was very accommodating and made the trip to the dentist not so bad! (Who would’ve thought) Very easy to make an appointment.
Astrid M.
They never fail to make every visit a wonderful experience. The doctors, assistants, and Marie at the front desk were all very friendly and helpful as always.
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Aida and Marye are very friendly and make me feel comfortable… Nancy is super attentive and very sweet… I would recommend this place to anyone…
Michael L.
Quality service, friendly assistants and doctors, neat place, all good for me.
Angelica M.
Although I have such a fear of dentist yesterday I had to have some work done by the Oral Surgeon. He was very patient with me and he made me feel very comfortable. I recommend Garden State Dental […]
Larissa L.
Outstanding service and nothing but big smiles. I love how the manager went out of her way to give each patient a pleasant, stress free visit. I recommend this place to anybody who usually feels […]
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All the staff, especially Dr Friedman, Liz, and Marie at the front desk were very helpful and accommodating. They were all very friendly and made the visit nothing short of a pleasure.
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Amazing staff. The receptionist Aida made my visit go by swiftly. Was patient and very helpful. Definitely the best dentist office I’ve visited.
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Absolutely love this place greeted upon entering and helped all the way through with outstanding service by all in the office as if it were a family nothing better then feeling like you’re at […]
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Very professional and courteous, explained the whole process before start, and provide advise and recommendations, place clean and organized. Great experience!!
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Very clean place. Great Customer service.
Donyeishia G.
Brought my elderly mom, she was very pleased with the office and staff. Would recommend this office , had a lot of patience with her.
Theresa P.
Overall experience was awesome. front desk staff have been nothing but nice and accomodating. the dentists are also very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. highly recommending to anyone […]
Paulo A.
As usual, my experience at the Garden State Dental of Newark was excellent. Called into my appointment on time and everyone was very courteous. Liz did a great job as usual with the cleaning and […]
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I have never had a better dental experience in my life! Nancy was a pleasure to deal with. She described the details of my consultation in a clear concise and professional manner. Garden State Dental […]
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I really enjoy this Dentist office. It’s clean and the workers are friendly. There is not if wait time either. I would recommend this Dentist!!
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Attentive & Very courteous receptionists. The dentist was very personable and caring. Clean Environment, Friendly all together. Recommend 100%
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