As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

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How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Oral (and General) Health

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Tue 09/20/2016 - 09:00

The most obvious benefit of a dental implant is that it restores the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. But did you know that dental implants are also great for your oral and overall health? Here, Dr. Michael Cortese explains.

Makes Oral Hygiene Easier

Replacing a missing tooth with an implant makes it easier to brush and floss the teeth, thereby reducing the amount of bacteria, plaque and tartar that can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. So by extension, replacing one missing tooth can prevent the possibility of losing additional teeth or destroying the gums.

Maintains Health of Surrounding Teeth

Implants are self-supported and do not rely on the adjacent teeth. This helps to improve or maintain the integrity and health of the surrounding teeth.

Expands Nutritional Options

Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew food, and chewing problems can interfere with proper digestion. In the worst cases, some people with missing teeth suffer from related nutritional deficiencies. Replacing missing teeth with implants makes it easier to chew a variety of healthy foods, digest properly and maintain a nutritious diet.

Eliminates Painful Blisters

Wearing dentures that are ill-fitting can lead to painful blisters in the soft tissues of the mouth. Luckily, dental implants fit comfortably and securely and do not lead to painful blisters.

Stimulates Jawbone

The act of biting and chewing puts pressure on the root of the teeth, which presses into the jawbone and promotes the strength and growth of the bone. However, if there is empty space from missing teeth, the jawbone does not get the stimulation it needs to thrive and, as a result, the bone can start to recess. If the jawbone becomes weak enough, it may not be able to hold the teeth in place. Implants have artificial roots that press on the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. Therefore, the jawbone can continue to hold the teeth in place and avoid other complications.

Preserves Facial Structure

Another consequence of jawbone recession is that the facial structures can start to collapse. By replacing missing teeth with implants, the jawbone stays strong and healthy to support the facial structures.

Learn More about Dental Implants

If you are interested in replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants, contact Dr. Cortese to find out whether you are a candidate. Dental implants could potentially improve your smile, oral health and overall health.

Princeton Prosthodontics - Dr. Michael Cortese

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.