Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?

In the past five years, 74 cities have voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water, despite thousands of studies showing it prevents cavities.

It has been hailed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Numerous studies have proven its safety and efficacy. But fluoride — the naturally occurring compound that prevents cavities and tooth decay — is still sparking heated debates, seven decades after it was first added to America’s water supply.

“Anti-fluoridationists” — a small but vocal minority — are disputing long-established science to say that fluoride added to tap water lowers IQ and causes everything from acne to anemia to Alzheimer’s.

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We are adding three new providers!

We are excited to announce that as of October 8, 2018, we are in DHA (Dental Health Alliance, LLC) and Sun Life Financial and as of January 1, 2019 in Aetna Life Insurance Company with dental health alliance coverage.

All aboard for a healthy smile!

An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but also… simply chewing on it, scrubs your teeth which helps clean your teeth, increases your saliva and helps keep your teeth white. Thanks to Ort Farms you can help yourself to an Apple at your next visit!

Take this Summer Quiz & Earn a FREE Prize!

Although summer is almost over, we still have some HOT days ahead. Test your “summer smarts” by taking this 5 questions quiz. Get 100%, and win yourself a whitening “on the go” pen. You can whiten up before you leave your house!!! Print out your results and bring them to the office to claim your prize!! GOOD LUCK (offer ends September 4)




Follow the steps below to be entered via Facebook or Instagram. You must do all 3 to be entered!!


1. LIKE our Facebook Page: CLICK HERE
2. LIKE and SHARE the post: CLICK HERE
3. Tag 3 friends on the post above.


1. FOLLOW our Instagram: CLICK HERE
2. LIKE our post: CLICK HERE
3. Tag 3 friends on the post above.

The winner will be announced at the end of July ~ GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

New Philips Zoom Whitening Pen

This pen is like no other! It can’t be used on paper, but it can be used to make your smile brighter! Introducing our new “on the go” bleach pen. Brush it on and smile with confidence. Easily fits in purses, pockets and glove compartments. Stop by and get yourself one.

Periodontal Disease

Happy Monday! Periodontal disease is serious and can lead to other major health problems. Don’t let it get that far! Regular checkups and brushing and flossing daily can help prevent advanced diseases.

What Are Canker And Mouth Sores?

What are Mouth Irritations and Oral Lesions?

Mouth irritations and oral lesions are swellings, spots or sores on your mouth, lips or tongue. Although there are numerous types of mouth sores and disorders, among the most common are canker sores, cold sores, leukoplakia and candidiasis (thrush). These are discussed below. If you have a mouth sore, you’re not alone-around one third of all people are affected at some point. Nonetheless, mouth sores, irritations and lesions can be painful, unsightly and can interfere with eating and speaking. Any mouth sore that persists for a week or more should be examined by your dentist. A biopsy (tissue taken for testing) may be advised and can usually determine the cause, ruling out such serious diseases as cancer and HIV.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Toothbrush

We know and love our toothbrushes as the tools that kick plaque to the curb, help keep cavities at bay (with the help of fluoride toothpaste, of course) and freshen our breath. But what else can we learn about them? Read on for some toothbrush facts.

  1. When selecting your toothbrush, look for the ADA Seal. 
  2. The toothbrush is 5,000 years old.
  3. The first mass-produced toothbrush was invented in prison. 
  4. Manual or powered? Your teeth don’t care.
  5. There is no “correct” order for brushing and flossing.
  6.  Toothbrushes like to be left out in the open.
  7. Lifespan = 3-4 Months
  8. When it comes to choosing a brush, go soft.
  9. Remember: 2 minutes, 2 times a day.
  10. Sharing is caring, but not for toothbrushes.

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Composite Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

Composites cost more than amalgam and occasionally are not covered by some insurance plans. Also, no dental filling lasts forever. Some studies show that composite fillings can be less durable and need to be replaced more often than amalgam fillings.

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Smiles for Life

We are excited to announce that we participate in:

From March 1 through June 30, hundreds of dental practices throughout the United States and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. They are members of the Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dental teams who are passionately committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work.



IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO WHITEN THE STAINS IN YOUR SMILE, it is always safer and more effective to choose a professional teeth whitening system under the direction of a dentist. We, as a participating Smile For Life dentist, are offering at-home teeth whitening systems. The media is flooded with advertisements for do-it-yourself remedies, but some of these treatments can be damaging to your teeth and ineffective at fully whitening. With Smiles For Life, you can enjoy a professional at-home teeth whitening system under the care of us while making a difference in the life of a child.


At-Home Teeth Whitening Procedure:

A dental cleaning and oral exam are both recommended prior to professional teeth whitening. WE can help you determine whether you qualify and are a candidate for at-home teeth whitening.

After your initial consultation with us and we find you are a candidate, you will be fitted with custom-molded teeth whitening trays and given a teeth whitening formula. With Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems, the tooth whitening formula is applied directly to the whitening trays, which are worn nightly or daily, respectively, until the desired shade is reached. The teeth whitening formula contains active ingredients, which slowly penetrate through the tooth enamel and bleach out any stains. Length of treatment varies depending on the current tooth shade and post-op visits will help determine the length of time needed to achieve the desired results.

When you choose US, (participants with Smiles For Life) for your at-home teeth whitening system, 100% of your teeth whitening cost goes towards benefiting children locally and all over the world.


Make an appointment by calling 908-852-6626 or email at

Whiten your teeth and change a life!!!