Tongue Scrapers: The Facts

Did you know that your tongue has over a thousand taste buds on it? Have you ever heard that your tongue is actually the strongest muscle in your body? Your tongue plays an important role in helping you breathe, eat, and even speak. Caring for your tongue well will help you stay more comfortable and… Read more »

Are You Thankful for Your Healthy Smile?

The acid in your mouth makes you prone to enamel decay, tooth sensitivity, cavities and tooth loss. This is because plaque and calculus–which forms on your teeth around the gum line–can lead to gum disease, loose teeth and eventual tooth loss, bad breath, pain and swelling in the gums, and bleeding gums. In fact, gum… Read more »

A Boil-and-Bite Snore Guard Can Help Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Every night millions of Americans struggle with snoring and breathing interruption issues resulting from untreated sleep apnea. Fortunately, there are a wide range of methods to help treat these symptoms and restore quality sleep and quality of life. To find the treatment that is best for you, the severity of your sleep apnea will need… Read more »

Dazzle Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Most people know the smile is the first thing people notice about them. Naturally, that is also why many people feel self-conscious about their smile. Thanks to modern technology, cosmetic dentistry has swept the nation giving people healthy and flawless smiles through many different procedures. One of the most popular procedures of cosmetic dentistry is… Read more »

What to Do About Your Teeth While Pregnant

Are you pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant? If so, you’re probably expecting a number of changes, but did you know that your teeth may change as much as your body. Similarly, had you heard that it’s vital for you to protect your oral health in order to protect the health of your baby? During… Read more »

Help Mitigate Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The National Sleep Foundation stated that just over 18 million people struggle with sleep apnea in some form. The breathing interruptions and excessive snoring issues frequently result in poor quality of sleep. On a chronic basis, sleep apnea can even have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. In recent years, treatment options… Read more »

Enamel Erosion can be slowed by Fluoride Treatments and Toothpastes

Tooth enamel is an incredibly hard substance made up of microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the durability to chew food. Throughout each day, the bacteria that inhabit your mouth and the reactions from acidic foods and beverages you enjoy can erode these minerals. If it is not countered, this process, known… Read more »

Are Bleeding Gums a Problem for You?

At Orlando Family Dentistry, we want our patients in , , to know that taking good care of your oral health benefits not just your pearly whites, but your gum health as well. In fact, did you know that your gums–which cushion and support your teeth–are an indicator of your overall health? The main cause of bleeding… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’re not alone. It’s a problem affecting millions of people, yet so few of them take the steps necessary to seek treatment. Today we’ll look at a few different treatment options, as well as the ones most recommended by Dr. here at . CPAP This is the treatment option… Read more »

Improve Your Summer Smile with a Dental Cleaning and Exam

At Orlando Family Dentistry, the dental practice of Dr. Spelman and Dr. Orlando in Hopewell, New Jersey, we are excited to help optimize your smile for summer! A a typical teeth cleaning appointment with our team you will receive a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and possible X-rays, as needed. Why is six… Read more »