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How A Good Night’s Rest Relates to Oral Health

Unbeknownst to most, getting a good night’s sleep can improve your dental health.  Not sleeping well can disturb your body’s ability to fight infection, including infections in your mouth such as gum disease (gingivitis). Poor sleep may cause your body to release inflammatory substances worsening gum disease. Vice versa, oral ...

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Your Dental Team

Just like a baseball team, we have handpicked every member of the ProDentalFx, LLC staff, in an effort to build a professional company that will best serve our patients. By working and playing together well, and continuously pursuing education in management and clinical skills, we hope to produce a company ...

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Our Neighborhood

Our Neighborhood Dr. Marra Alcantara was raised in Jersey City, and her family has had a business and personal presence here for 50 years. Her mother was featured as Woman Of the Year in the Jersey Journal  and had a bakery called Marra’s Bakeshop across the street for more than 20 ...

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How Immunity and Gum Disease Are Linked  

         Your body is a complex, interlinked group of working systems, and disease in one part of the body is often reflected in disease in another part. This is true too of your mouth, where gum disease has been linked to heart disease, and arthritis. The underlying mechanism has to do ...

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Pandemic got you stressed out? Your mouth Is too!

Today we are going to talk about the pandemic and your mouth. Due to increased stress as a result of the pandemic, your oral health likely took a hit.  Starting with children, who were more likely to be isolated at home, and perhaps exposed to more sugar in their diet, ...

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The Jewels In Your Mouth

Teeth are in many ways the jewels in your mouth. Like jewels, your teeth are very hard. Jewels such as diamond and corundum’s, like Ruby and Sapphire, are extremely hard, and therefore are used to cut metals and glass. Similarly, your teeth are sheathed in enamel which is the hardest ...

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About Dentist Dr. Marra Alcantara

A former teacher for 12 years, Dr. Marra Alcantara, DDS, says “educating patients about their oral health is very important.” She gives her patients the chance to understand what is happening with their dental health, taking time to individually explain the problems and solutions unique to each patient. She brings ...

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Dental Care To Trust

Trust and good will between you and your dentist paves the first step on the way to well being. This trust requires willingness and courtesy from both parties, but your dentist should provide the following in addition. 1. Caring - Perhaps most importantly, your dentist should genuinely care about you, your ...

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Brighter is Better

Everybody wants attractive and bright white teeth. Visiting your dentist can help achieve that. During your regular cleaning we use a polishing brush to help remove surface stains. Also, here at ProDentalFx, LLC, we offer elective gel tooth whitening in the office, which can raise your teeth several shades in ...

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What Your Dry Mouth Might Be Saying

If your mouth is constantly dry it is actually something you have to take care of, because it has multiple implications for your oral health. Here are some facts about it. Dry mouth, for which the technical term is xerostomia, is relatively common in the older population, present in 30% ...

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What’s In A Dental Cleaning?

What is in a Dental Cleaning? Well today we are writing about dental cleanings and exams. You may have heard you need to see a dentist regularly for a cleaning and exam. This means every six months. But why? The reasons are many, and seem ordinary, but can have very significant ...

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Cone Beam CT Scanner acquired

To improve patient care we have now aquired a cone beam CT scanner, providing many advantages to our patients. We can now selectively image your jaw in one scan, rather than taking multiple x-rays. Also, this provides 3D images of your oral anatomy, rather than the 2D images provided by ...

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The Business of Dentistry

Dr. Alcantara and our Treatment Service Manager are graduating from advanced management classes. Advancing the education of our entire staff is critical to serving our patients in the best possible way. Special thanks to our consultant Mary and the entire MGE faculty.

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes, the disease of high blood sugar, now affects more of the population than ever, about 9.4% of the US population, and is well known. Less well known may be the fact that diabetes degrades oral health. High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) impede the cells of your immune system, making ...

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Choosing Quality

Choosing Quality These days we talk about fast fashion, clothes that are stylish but made like garbage and soon need to be replaced and discarded, adding to the problem of environmental pollution. We talk about cheaply made items, that need to be replaced often because they only last so long, when ...

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An Attitude To Improve

“Doc, please rip out all my teeth and replace them with dentures. I want my teeth to look perfect. “ We, at ProDentalFx, LLC, are here to tell you that we have heard this many times and it is an example of an attitude that needs improving.  In certain cultures this ...

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Advanced Dental Tech Here to Stay

At ProDentalFx, LLC we believe advances in dental technology can better people’s lives.  We embrace new dental technology, such as white fillings, cone beam CT scans, intraoral x-rays, and digital charts because patients experience shorter wait times, improved clinical results and less pain, with less harm to the environment. For ...

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What Healthy Actually Means

What is health? What is normal? Sometimes the simplest questions are hardest. In medicine normal might be defined as falling within a range of values, for example your blood pressure is normal if between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg for example. But is this really a satisfactory definition of normal health? Is ...

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Flouride is the Solution

You often hear that fluoride is good for your teeth, but have probably not given it a second thought as to how it works. Fluoride, which is present in drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc. , works by subtly altering the natural equilibrium of chemicals in your saliva and teeth. Your ...

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The (Accidental) Discovery of Implants!

At ProDentalFx, LLC, we are proud to offer dental implants as a solution to the problem of missing teeth; but how did this advanced technology come into being? People have been trying to implant replacement teeth since 4000 years ago in China when they used bamboo pegs drilled into the ...

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Dentist Dr. Marra Alcantara is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. On their website is a trove of free dental information for the consumer.
 
 

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