Dr Sammy Goldstein DDS and Dr Jacob S. Cohen DDS
480 Central Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 222-0002
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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

The first electric toothbrush was marketed in 1880, though the Swiss developed the first effective electric toothbrush just after World War II. It was introduced in the United States around 1960. A year later, the first cordless model was developed and proved to be popular with consumers and dentists.

Numbing Your Mouth

The dentist uses special medicine called anesthetics to numb your mouth if you have a cavity taken out or a tooth pulled.

The first thing the dentist does is place a small cotton swab dipped in medicine in your mouth, and rubs in the area he needs to operate on. This medicine is called a "local anesthetic," and it numbs the surface of your mouth, or your gums. Sometimes, the dentist may need to give you a shot of more powerful medicine to really put your mouth to sleep. But the shot only stings a little bit because of the other medicine he used on the cotton swab!

This more powerful medicine is usually called Novocain or Lidocaine. The medicine is injected into the inside of your mouth using a very small needle. After a few minutes, a part of your mouth gets tingly, and then numb. Some people feel like they have a fat lip when their mouth has been numbed. Don't worry. Your lip doesn't get fat or swell. This goes away after a while.