Dr Sammy Goldstein DDS and Dr Jacob S. Cohen DDS
707 Summit Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 537-5322
Teeth Whitening Union City Implant Dentistry Union City Get Dental Veneers 07087

Office Hours

Monday:         7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday:        7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday:     7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday:            7:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Dental Factoid

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease.

High-Tech Office

Overview

One national agency estimates that advances in dental research save Americans more than $4 billion a year. Dentistry today has the most sophisticated, high-tech equipment ever available, allowing the dentist to treat and diagnose with remarkable precision. Such technology also vastly reduces, and in some cases eliminates, much of the pain and discomfort for you. Some of the more exciting advances coming out in dental research include new genetic therapies, tissue repair methods and improved materials that are biocompatible.

Here's a look at some of the newer technologies:

  • Air abrasion - Uses powerful particles of aluminum oxide to remove debris and decay. The most exciting thing for patients is air abrasion is quite painless and in some cases, doesn't require an anesthetic.
  • Digital imaging - Allows almost instantaneous views of images inside the patients' mouth. Examples include intra-oral cameras, extra-oral digital cameras (images from outside the mouth looking in), and digital X-rays on a PC screen.
  • Digital radiography - like traditional X-rays, digital radiography allows your dentist to easily spot deep tooth problems such as bone loss, deep decay and root canals.
  • Lasers - Lasers may one day replace drills, with more precision and less pain. Some teeth whitening, gum, and decay removal therapies employ the use of lasers today.

A Future without Drills and Fillings?

Some health experts believe that a future without drills and fillings is not that far off.

From regenerated teeth using your own DNA, to such futuristic techniques called "bio solutions" that treat disease on a molecular level, incredible advances are being explored every day. For example, bacteria that cause decay may one day be able to be modified before they cause damage.