April 6th, 2017
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Although all the dental professionals at NJDC take oral cancer very seriously every day of the year, we want to help spread awareness this month. All of our patients receive a complementary oral cancer screening with their oral health appointments because we strongly believe in the importance of being screened. Familiarize yourself with the facts from the Oral Cancer Foundation and make sure you are screened for oral cancer annually!
• 48,250 AMERICANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH ORAL CANCER THIS YEAR ALONE.
• WORLDWIDE THE PROBLEM IS MUCH GREATER, WITH NEW CASES EXCEEDING 640,000 ANNUALLY.
• THE FASTEST GROWING SEGMENT OF THE ORAL/ OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER POPULATION ARE HPV16+ YOUNG NON-SMOKERS.
• ONE PERSON WILL DIE EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY 24/7/365 FROM ORAL CANCER IN THE US.
• TOBACCO USE IN ALL OF ITS FORMS AND ALCOHOL ARE STILL MAJOR RISK FACTORS FOR ORAL CANCER.
January 25th, 2017
Introducing Air Polishing, the New Dental Cleaning
If you thought your traditional dental cleaning here at NJDC was thorough before, you need to be prepared to experience the new wave of technology; air polishing! Patients have called it a refreshing and even more thorough cleaning experience.
What is Air Polishing?
Air polishing is a procedure which uses water and air pressure to deliver a controlled stream of specially processed powders in a slurry from a hand piece nozzle. Fine particles of powders are propelled by compressed air in a warm spray and directed into the surfaces of the teeth and gums to flush out bacteria that lingers between them. This pressurized jet of air, water and powder removes surface stains, plaque and other soft deposits such as food particles that become trapped in between teeth. After experiencing air polishing, patients describe it as a refreshing, many have noticed that their teeth appeared brighter after the treatment from the superior removal of surface stains.
Air polishing is a state of the art innovation that Dr. Orellana has made available in his Denville, NJ practice. Air polishing enables the dental hygienist to deliver an effective and efficient way to maintain the health of dental implants. It is also beneficial for the cleaning of natural teeth, orthodontic appliances and Invisalign attachments. Air polishing is also gentle enough to clean aesthetic dentistry such as crowns and veneers.
Click here to request an appointment for a professional dental cleaning appointment and experience the air polish difference!
January 19th, 2017
Taking the "Sting" Out of Dental Injections
Dr. Orellana is always researching new scientific evidence based methods to make your time in the chair efficient, effective and most of all, comfortable. When he learned of the benefits of buffering anesthetic, he immediately implemented it into his patient care regimen.
What is Buffering Anesthetic?
Buffering anesthetic is the lowering of the pH level of anesthetic to make the injection process more comfortable. Dental anesthetics have an acidic pH, therefore, the sting you feel while receiving an injection is from the acidity of the anesthetic as it enters the soft tissue. Buffering anesthetic reduces this sensation by neutralizing the pH level and making the injection process more comfortable. The science shows us that reducing the pH level of anesthetic also makes it active faster and more effective.
Buffered anesthetic occurs by adding a pH lowering element to the traditional anesthetic prior to giving the injection. Bicarbonate designed specifically for this purpose, is added to the anesthetic to achieve a better, more effective and more comfortable way to introduce anesthesia into the soft tissue.
If you are looking for a better numbing experience in Denville NJ, then look no further, Dr. Orellana can deliver this revolutionary technique for you!
November 15th, 2016
Congratulations to our Dental Hygienist Melissa!
Congratulations to our wonderful hygienist Melissa A Obrotka, she received the Master Clinician Award from American Dental Hygienists' Association and Hu-Friedy and was honored recently at the ADHA convention in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a national award is another testament to Melissa's hard work and dedication to her patients. There is no one more deserving and we could not be more proud. So happy she is a part of our dental family!