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5-Star Review from Carol H.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Articles, Community | 0 comments

5-Star Review from Carol H.

“So happy I found Dr. Blagoev-can’t find enough words to express how pleased I am with Doctor’s expertise and gentle manner-she is a perfectionist and the nicest staff one could imagine. Lovely office makes waiting a pleasure and appointments are flexible with very little waiting.” –Carol...

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Many Smiles a Day Keep the Doctor Away

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Articles, Community | 0 comments

Many Smiles a Day Keep the Doctor Away

I met a woman, who came to my dental office. This lady left an impression on me because she looked unhappy. I found out she had learned to refrain from smiling for a long time because of missing teeth. This habit never went away. She took my advice to start treatment. And in just a month, she looked years younger — she became more relaxed and confident to smile again. I know too many people who have lived hiding their smiles. Here is an affordable treatment plan for missing teeth. http://smarturl.it/mb-implant Hiding one’s smile will be a thing of the past. Please help my office to share this post so that more people can take advantage of this special: http://smarturl.it/mb-implant...

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Trade Your Halloween Candy For Cash!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Community | 0 comments

Trade Your Halloween Candy For Cash!

During Halloween, Dr. Mariana Blagoev, dentist in Parlin NJ, is leading an anti tooth-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for the excess candy collected from trick-or-treating. The sugar damages teeth and causes other health issues. Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring in their excess candy and Dr. Blagoev will buy it for $3 for each pound brought. “The kids still get to experience the fun of trick-or-treating, but with the added benefit of growing their piggy banks and sparing their teeth and gums unnecessary strain from all the candy,” says Dr. Mariana Blagoev. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween – American Dental Association

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Community | 0 comments

Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween – American Dental Association

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. Here’s how you can help your family stay MouthHealthy on Halloween and year-round. Time It Right Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles. Stay Away from Sweet Snacks Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. ”Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says. Choose Candy Carefully Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay. Avoid Sticky Situations Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay. Have a Plan It’s tempting to keep that candy around, but your teeth will thank you if you limit your stash. “Have your family pick their favorites and donate the rest,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says. “Look for organizations that help you donate candy to troops overseas, like Operation Gratitude, or see if your dentist has a candy take-back program.” Drink More Water Drinking fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated. Maintain a Healthy Diet Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you “fill up” affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums. Stay Away from Sugary Beverages This includes soda, sports drinks and flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased. Chew Gum with the ADA Seal Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps reduce tooth decay, because increased saliva flow helps wash out food and neutralize the acid produced by bacteria. “You might even want to think about giving sugarless gum out as a treat instead of candy,” says Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty. Find one with the ADA Seal. Brush Twice a Day Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Remember, replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Clean Between Your Teeth Floss your teeth once a day. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Visit an ADA Dentist Regular visits to your ADA-member dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to “treat.” Thanks to MouthHealthy for the article.   Trade Your Candy For Dollars: Have Fun And Stay Healthy This...

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8 Secrets to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Articles, Community | 0 comments

8 Secrets to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup

Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!   Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year.   Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty speaking and school absences. “When people are beginning to do their pediatrician checks to make sure their kids are school-ready, make sure teeth are part of it,” says pediatric dentist and American Dental Association spokesperson Dr. Mary Hayes.   Plan Ahead   Between cookouts, camping trips and everything else on your family’s summer bucket list, it’s easy for school to sneak up on you. Unfortunately, many parents may not think about making that appointment until August, which Dr. Hayes says is one of her busiest times. “The rush is pretty intense,” she says.   Give yourself enough time by making it a habit to call when your child gets her spring report card each year. “Planning ahead is good,” she says. “If families want to avoid the rush to go back to school in August, then plan on getting appointments for the beginning of the summer.”   Encourage Age-Appropriate Dental Habits at Home   The best kind of checkup is a cavity-free checkup. Moms and dads can help make this happen by encouraging kids to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day. Here’s Dr. Hayes’ age-by-age advice:   Ages 6 and Under At this age, your child might want to do all the brushing herself but doesn’t have the fine motor skills needed to do a thorough job. Let them start and jump in when needed. “During that age, the mouth is changing so much that children who are 5 or 6 are often brushing their teeth in the way they were when they were 2 or 3,” she says. “They’re not accommodating the new molars, and they’re not accommodating the fact that the mouth is growing.”   Ages 7-12 By now, your child knows what to do, she just might not want to. Keep encouraging healthy brushing and flossing habits. “Be aware of the fact that sometimes you have to take over a little bit more,” she says. “By the time they’re teenagers, they’re starting to understand self-care, accountability for their actions and such.”   Ages 12-18 Dr. Hayes says this is a critical time for dental health. “When you look at research for when caries appear in kids, it tends to be in young kids. But another bump-up time is teenage years and early adulthood,” she says. “Part of this has to do with the fact that teenagers may have gone for many years and never had a cavity. They don’t necessarily take care of their teeth because they don’t see the consequence of not.”   Don’t let your teen’s habits become out of sight, out of mind. “The behaviors of the teenager are going to translate into the 20-year-old. We want to be able to support them and be respectful of them because they’re not kids anymore.”   Timing Is Everything   Time of day can make or break your child’s appointment. “It’s important for a child of any age who’s used to a nap to not schedule during naptime,” Dr. Hayes says. If your child is always cranky after waking up, factor that in too.   For older children, avoid cramming in a dentist appointment right after day camp or school. “Not all kids have the energy to do that,” she says. “I will have parents who want to do very elaborate operative work after school because that’s when the kids can come out. But if the child has already been exhausted or had a bad day or had tests, they just don’t have the stamina to make it through the appointment successfully.”   Make One Child a Model   If you’ve scheduled back-to-back appointments for your children, there’s a simple way to decide who goes first: Choose the...

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My July 4th Gift to You…

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Community | 0 comments

My July 4th Gift to You…

Hello! July 4th has always been a meaningful day for me as it brings to mind the wonderful things I love about the people in this country: kind, compassionate and never stop standing up for freedom! However, there is one issue that bothered me. Recently, New York Times have reported that increasing number of Americans have forfeited their needed health treatment due to not able to afford their insurance co-payments. When dental care is delayed, Americans put themselves at risk of serious health problems. Your mouth is the gateway to your whole body and any bacteria accumulated at your mouth will travel into your body and it can create immune problems that lead to major diseases. Thus here is my gift to our community: Spend $90 and get $300 worth of dentistry. Or Get a Dental Cleaning, X-Ray and Exam (worth $315) for only $90! (Offers expire on July 30th 2015) NOTE: To honor the policemen and firemen for their service to our community, I will be giving an additional 20% off on this special. If you work in the police or fire department, you can get $300 worth of dentistry with only paying $72. Let’s celebrate our Independence Day by staying healthy! Visit my special page HERE or call my office at (732)721-3512 Warmly, Dr Mariana...

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