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This page is provided for members, non-members - Dentists and Non-Dentists alike! Please visit this page frequently as we post valuable information for the community!

Oral systemic diseases
Recent research suggests there may be a link between gum disease and other health problems. Several studies, for example, connect gum disease with the development of cardiovascular problems. There is evidence that mouth bacteria associated with gum disease may be linked to heart disease, artery blockages, and stroke. Additional research suggests that the bacteria that cause gum disease can be a contributing factor in bacterial pneumonia, which also can have serious consequences...

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Why Public Water Flouridation is Needed in New Jersey
According to former US Surgeon General David Satcher, tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America. Dental cavities are five times more likely to be found in children than asthma. Unlike asthma, however, tooth decay is largely a preventable disease regardless of where you live, how much money you or your family makes or your access to health care by simply drinking fluoridated water at the recommended therapeutic levels of one part per million...

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Are Silver Fillings Safe?
Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth...

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NJ Dental Clinics (PDF)
New Jersey Dental Clinic Directory (2010)
Division of Family Health Services
The 2010 New Jersey Dental Clinic Directory is a reference tool that provides a central source of information on public dental clinic services in New Jersey.

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NJDA Senior-Dent Program
Objective: To increase the access of Senior Citizens to dental care.

Who is Eligible: Persons having a Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) card AND age 65 or older with annual incomes of less than $20,989.00 (single persons) or $25,735.00 (married persons) that have no dental insurance or Medicaid benefits.

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Donated Dental Services
The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs...

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Ask A Dentist (Smile-On-Line)
ASK A DENTIST ....A New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) program developed to answer your questions about dental treatment and dental health...

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NJ Quitnet
Launched in 1995, QuitNet is the Web's original quit smoking site. QuitNet is owned by Healthways. You should quit smoking. Stopping smoking is the most important thing you can do to improve your health.

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Glossary of Dental Terms
For patients, parents, students or for those who are just curious! A complete list of Dental Terms...

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