Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky
116 Millburn Avenue, Suite 210
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
All X-rays are not created equal. At most holistic dentistry offices and some traditional dental offices you are likely to encounter the latest technology: digital X-rays. The digital X-ray technique is done quickly and is safer than traditional radiography. (more…)
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
There are many elements that set a holistic dentistry practice apart from a regular dental practice, such as mercury-free dentistry and zirconia dental implants. But did you also know that there is a holistic way to administer a teeth cleaning? (more…)
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Dental implants are, in and of themselves, a stunning smile restoration solution. Dental implants offer a secure, permanent solution to tooth loss. Now, an even more advanced dental implant technology is available – All-on-4 dental implants. (more…)
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Certain medical diagnoses can strike fear into anyone’s heart – cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and yes, even gum disease, which is the number one reason for tooth loss. While it’s estimated that about 30 percent of the population is genetically predisposed to developing gum disease, the reality is that periodontal problems are not difficult to prevent. Diligence and common sense can often be enough to keep your mouth healthy. (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society estimates that, in 2013, about 36,000 people in the United States will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer and an estimated 6,850 people will die of these cancers.
Oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women. But the awareness of this common and fatal disease is far too low. It’s essential to promote methods of prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment. (more…)
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Are mercury fillings safe? The FDA and American Medical Association acknowledge that mercury fillings – also known as amalgam or silver fillings – are made of a toxic heavy metal that can cause neurological complications. However, these same groups insist that this substance is safe to use when filling cavities.
The reality is that amalgam fillings release a mercury vapor each time you chew on them, which means your body is absorbing and inhaling this toxic vapor. Eighty percent of this vapor accumulates in the body’s tissues because our bodies are simply unable to effectively expel it. Experts stress that the amount of toxicity is too little to actually cause harm – but why take the chance? (more…)
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
The word “braces” may automatically bring to mind cringe-inducing thoughts of junior high, when teens had “metal mouths” and did everything they could not to draw attention to their teeth. Any adult who is considering braces or receives a recommendation for orthodontia may feel the same way – you want straight teeth, but at what expense? There’s an easier – and less noticeable – way to correct that crooked smile. (more…)
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Some people have teeth that aren’t the right size for the rest of their face. Their teeth are too small or too big (DNA is something you simply cannot control). Sometimes, a person’s porcelain veneers or dentures are far too big and overwhelm their face. In any case, it’s hard not to notice teeth that don’t match the rest of a person’s appearance. The good news: There are plenty of solutions. (more…)
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Missing teeth may occur for a variety of reasons. There may be tooth loss due to gum disease, age, an accident, sports injury, or the missing teeth may be a congenital malformation in which the teeth never developed. Ultimately, if there are gaps in your smile, you want them filled in. The question is: What’s the best way to solve the dental issue of missing teeth?
Dental implants have become a very popular and common way to replace missing teeth. Some people, however, have concerns about titanium implants, the typical metal used to manufacture dental implants. A holistic dentistry practice that offers dental implants is likely to provide a healthier and less worrisome alternative: zirconia implants. (more…)
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one of the most recognizable expressions in our vernacular. But does this sweet and occasionally tart fruit benefit oral health as well? Turns out, there are conflicting opinions regarding apples and dental health.
Some foods are known to benefit the health of your mouth, like certain meats, cheeses, and nuts. Other foods, particularly those containing large amounts of sugar, can accelerate the deterioration of enamel and gums.
Are apples like nature’s toothbrush, cleaning teeth and benefiting the body at the same time? Or can the natural sugar in apples actually be as damaging as soda? (more…)