October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

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 »