Getting Rid of Halitosis

Halitosis, or bad breath, can be found in almost 25 percent of the population. If you have halitosis, improving your oral health might help you get rid of it. Our dentist, Dr. Bennett R. Shanker, wants you to have the best oral health possible. That is why our team at Shanker Dental in Bridgeton, New… Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Can Lead to the Development of a Dangerous Dental Abscess

Sometimes a small cavity can form in the contours of a tooth or the spaces between two teeth, without immediately affecting the tooth’s biting surface. If you skip one of your regularly scheduled dental checkups the area of tooth decay can go undetected. As it continues to penetrate into the tooth the bacterial presence can… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Provide You With a White and Attractive Smile

Discolored tooth enamel, problems with chronic dental stains and other cosmetic imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. In many of these cases, the dental whitening products sold in stores often prove ineffective at improving your smile’s appearance. If you have stained or unappealing teeth you should seek out a like Dr. to… Read more »

Show Yourself A New Smile With Cavity Prevention Techniques

In regard to your oral health care, it is important to always be aware of the risks associated with cavities. Cavities arise as holes in your tooth enamel, so it is important to strengthen your tooth enamel whenever possible to limit the risks of erosion. This can include limiting unhealthy habits from your dietary selections,… Read more »

Maximizing Your Smile with Teeth Whiteners

Did you know there are several types of teeth whitening treatments available to help improve the look and color of your smile? Due to the popularity of teeth whitening in adults, several forms are available that can help improve your smile. Some are effective, and some are not. For this reason, it is important to… Read more »

The Key to Water Flossers

Flossing plays a crucial role in your oral health. In fact, flossing can help you fight against harsh conditions such as gum disease. Our dentist, Dr. with in , , understands that for many traditional flosses can be difficult, which is why we are happy to talk about water flossers. Flossing is imperative because it… Read more »

A Dental Filling May Be Used to Restore a Tooth

What Is a Dental Filling? If your tooth has a small area of damage, our dentist may recommend a dental filling to restore it to its proper shape, size, and function. The damaged area of the tooth is removed and then the filling material is placed to restore the tooth. Why Are Dental Fillings Used?… Read more »

Four Habits That Can Injure Teeth

Teeth are made for biting and chewing food. Unfortunately, many people often try to use them for other things, such as biting nails, chewing on ice, or using teeth as tools. Here are some bad habits that can do damage to your teeth. Biting Nails: Keeping your jaw in a protruding position can put an… Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention Relies on Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices

The periodontal inflammation caused by gum disease can start with some mild discomfort. But without professional treatment, something as seemingly minor as mild gingivitis can become a very serious periodontal infection. Left untreated, gum disease that becomes as severe as chronic periodontitis can cause your gumline to recede. It could potentially cause an infection near… Read more »

Face Tooth Loss Boldly With a Dental Bridge

Even with effective oral hygiene habits and pristine dental health, dental problems such as tooth loss can significantly affect your smile. While there are numerous tooth replacement services that can return your smile, dental bridges are one of the few that can fill large gaps caused by tooth loss. If you are considering receiving a… Read more »