December 14, 2018
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Your tooth structure is a reliably strong barrier that keeps the pulp and nerve inside safe from contamination and infection. So it makes sense to keep it intact. The enemy of that goal is dental decay, itself the result of the effects of dental plaque. Here at the practice of Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, PA, a big part of what we do is in the service of preventing dental decay, and treating the outcome of it, which are cavities.

Dental plaque is bacterial and its acids erode your tooth enamel. So the obvious answers are first to keep the amount of dental plaque limited, and to then address dental plaque quickly and regularly. Sugars act as fuel for the formation of plaque. That means obvious sources, like soda and candy, but also ones that aren't always thought of; they include bottled salad dressings and condiments, boxed cereals (even if they seem plain like wheat flakes), and no sugar added fruit juice. In addition, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starches have the same effect as sugar when it comes to the development of dental plaque, so it's wise to keep them to a minimum, too. Our Livingston dentist suggests that you brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to sleep, as well as after meals. Floss at bedtime, also. The less time that dental plaque has to be on your teeth, the less chance there is of dental decay. Tartar builds up from plaque that is not eliminated regularly. It's hard and crusty, compared with the more film-like consistency of plaque. It is just as likely to cause dental decay, though. So visit our Livingston dentist twice per year, during which the impact of plaque and tartar are assessed and dealt with. Any cavities that have been created will be diagnosed and filled promptly. A teeth cleaning then eradicates tartar, reducing the chances for future cavities.

Schedule your next visit to see our Livingston dentist by contacting us right now.

 

 

Dental crowns are without a doubt the MVP's of restorations. Also known as caps, they are placed over a natural tooth for either practical or cosmetic reasons (or both). Without them, many more teeth would be lost or would mar an otherwise pleasing smile. At the office of Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, PA, it is our pleasure to provide our dental crowns in Livingston for a wide variety of applications.

When you have root canal therapy done, the tooth is drilled down to gain access to where the pulp and nerve are, which leaves the tooth at only about half its normal size, and completely exposed on top. Our dental crowns in Livingston give such as tooth back its full stature and functionality. And when you get a dental implant, a crown serves the role of the tooth portion. They're even used as crucial components of fixed bridges. But for everyday usage, our dental crowns in Livingston are most frequently employed for example to strengthening teeth weakened by decay; to augment a chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth; or to cover up a misshapen, crooked, or discolored tooth. To get one, you need to make just two visits to our office. During the first one, impressions of the tooth are taken by our restorative dentist. The dental lab takes those impressions and makes your crown to precise standards. You then come back to have it fitted and cemented in place. Your tooth with its crown will be every bit as strong and durable as any of your other teeth. You can chew your food, speak, and laugh with full confidence.

If you need one of our dental crowns in Livingston, all you have to do is contact our office and we will set up an appointment for you to come in.  

August 30, 2018
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We completely understand that carving out a chunk of time out of your week for the dentist doesn’t exactly make most folks want to do a somersault. But you mind feel incline to decades from now when your teeth are still intact and as healthy as ever. It all starts with the decisions you make today. Part of that involves preventive care. Contact Joseph A. Magotch soon. There’s no one more equipped for the job than our Livingston best dentist.   

There’s a good chance you’re not even entirely sure why you should go through with this hassle…after all, you’re already taking care of business at home. In fact, you haven’t skipped a day of proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Taking all that into consideration, it still It comes down to the reality that even the most diligent folks still don’t quite remove 100% of food particles, leaving them to float around the mouth. As they move around, these particles eventually find their way into most elusive corners of the mouth. As it settles, these particles eventually harden into plaque… and then tartar. Two things which you definitely don’t want lingering in your mouth for too long. Why is that? Because both of these basically function like lightning rods for bacteria which charge in like a toxic stampede, one that slowly launches an assault on gums and teeth. You don’t want to deal with that hassle. Leaving it untreated eventually leads to teeth destabilizing, increasing the chances of them falling out. If you’re scared, don’t worry….there’s still time to swerve away from this path. Pay Joseph A. Magotch a visit and get a first-rate cleaning from our Livingston best dentist.   

That’s all there is to it. Pick up the phone and call Joseph A. Magotch. Speak to our staff about scheduling an appointment. And finally meet with our Livingston best dentist.        

October 19, 2017
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Stop enduring the incessant throbbing of that toothache. Decide today that it’s time to finally put it to rest by taking control of the situation. Do so by reaching out to Joseph A. Magotch. Waste no more time… Go ahead and visit his office and treat yourself to a root canal Livingston. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner

Nailing down the source of a toothache is tricky business. Mainly because toothaches are linked to any number of issues. Some of the most common include: gum disease, cavities, dental trauma, and an infected root. That’s right—an infected root. How does that happen? In a nutshell, this situation surges whenever a dental root is left exposed by trauma to the tooth that results in cracking. Once this happens, the root is vulnerable to all kinds of nasty bacteria that charges in with cavalry-intensity. Over time that bacteria festers, eventually leading to an infection. And with that infection…comes crippling pain. You don’t want to try to tough it out either. For starters, the discomfort will only intensify over time. And secondly, an infection is no laughing matter. Ignoring it runs the risk of it spreading into the rest of your system, putting the rest of your body at risk. And why go through all of that if you can skip the hassle by seeing a professional like Joseph A. Magotch? Exactly. So go ahead and reach out to him and treat yourself to a top-notch root canal Livingston.

Sound good? Our patients certainly think so—they’re pain-free now, after all. Now all you have to do is contact Joseph A. Magotch. Do it either via phone or e-mail—whichever you prefer. After speaking to our amazing staff and scheduling an appointment, you’ll only be moments away from a top-notch root canal Livingston That’s all there is to it.

 
October 19, 2017
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If you like having healthy teeth, you need healthy gums to act as an anchor for them. Here at the office of Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, PA, our gum therapy has two levels to it, with the ultimate goal being to keep your gums strong, pink, and vibrant.

 

The enemy of your gums is dental plaque, the same bacterial film that is at the center of causing tooth decay. The best method for avoiding problems with your gums is to keep a close watch on how much sugar you eat, brush twice per day, and floss thoroughly before bedtime. Doing so will remove most of the plaque that forms on and between your teeth. Unfortunately, some plaque can always escape your oral hygiene, by hiding out in gum pockets, for example. It then turns into tartar, which can only be removed with a teeth cleaning, the first level of gum therapy. Our dentist in Livingston NJ would like to ensure that you don't need the second level at all. A good teeth cleaning eliminates plaque and tartar, and also reverses the effects of early stage gum disease, or gingivitis. If you don't get a teeth cleaning twice per year, it's very possible that you will experience the later stage, called periodontitis. Common symptoms include bleeding when you brush, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. The worst outcomes of periodontitis are erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. Those loose teeth might eventually fall out. Our dentist in Livingston NJ will perform the second level of gum therapy, called scaling and root planing. It's a deeper cleaning that gets down to your roots.  

 

The good news is that with regular six month visits to our dentist in Livingston NJ, you should only need a teeth cleaning rather than our deeper version of gum therapy. Schedule an appointment right now.

 





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