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Smiles Should Be Infectious, Not Our Environment

By Dr. Yasmeen Shareef, D.D.S. In today’s world there is increased awareness, cautiousness, and dialogue about germs, potential for infection and spread of disease. People use antibacterial products, and commonly carry hand sanitizers. In this atmosphere it is not surprising that there would be concern about the safety precautions undertaken by dentists in their practices. [...]

An Act Of Kindness

On the way to work the other morning I was reminded of a kindness someone did for me some time ago, just after a major snowstorm. Many of us have had the experience of shoveling the snow out of our driveway aprons only to have the street-plow guy come by and blast it full of [...]

Conquering Dental Anxiety By Dr. Shareef

Many people have fear of the dentist. Some cannot sleep the night prior to their appointment, some make an appointment and then break it, and some do not go until there is an emergency situation and they are in great discomfort. Where does this dental anxiety stem from? People with dental anxiety have many reasons [...]

Dr. Dennis Gives Back

There’s a lot more to life than teeth, and in recent months I have had the privilege of trying something new as a volunteer for Special Olympics New Jersey. This was something I had always thought about, but somehow had just not gotten-around to actually doing. I would like to tell you about my experience. [...]

Diabetes and dental care: Guide to a healthy mouth

What do brushing and flossing have to do with diabetes? Plenty. If you have diabetes, here's why dental care matters — and how to take care of your teeth and gums. Proper dental care To help prevent damage to your teeth and gums, take diabetes and dental care seriously: •Make a commitment to managing your [...]

A Quick Word From Dr. Burg

A new year is upon us, and like many of you I am resolving to live a healthier lifestyle. One of my favorite pastimes is to cook. My specialty is outdoor grilling, even in the middle of winter. I encourage you to give it a try by bundling up, grab your spatulas and tongs, get [...]

Thanksgiving Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction: Thanksgiving is held on the final Thursday of November each year. Fiction. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. However, in 1939, after a request from the National Retail Dry Goods Association, President Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the holiday should always be [...]

Live By Dr. Kamy

Originally I was going to call this blog LIFE but I have changed it to LIVE. You ask why… when you talk about life it almost seems like it’s over and maybe I can make a couple of changes but overall I lived it.. it's done now. Let's talk about all my mistakes. Live on [...]

More Americans Seeking Dental Treatment at the ER

People seeking treatment at Jersey Shore University Medical Center's emergency room for dental care rose about 9 percent between 2010 & 2011. This is not just a local trend. More Americans are heading to the emergency room for simple dental problems like toothaches and other preventable conditions that can be treated for a fraction of [...]

Dr. Burg’s Blog

Mr. Steven Regan, a fine old gent from a large, witty Irish family first walked into my office with a personality as radiant as his silver hair. His tanned, worn skin was filled with lines which undoubtedly had been crafted with stories that only a fisherman whose years on the mystical seas could tell. Mr. [...]