October 8, 2017

Biting Your Nails is Bad for Your Hands and Your Teeth

Filed under: General Dentistry — Dr. Polansky @ 11:08 pm

Smile and dental mirrorYou work hard to protect the health of your teeth and gums. You brush and floss each day, visit your dentist every six months, and eat a balanced diet to prevent dental complications. However, you might have one bad habit that can hurt your smile. If you find yourself chewing or biting your nails when you are nervous or bored, you are damaging more than just your nails. You are also compromising the health and appearance of your teeth and gums.
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September 18, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Avoiding Your Dentist

Filed under: General Dentistry — Dr. Polansky @ 6:37 pm

Young woman at dentistFor as far back as you can remember, you have been told that you need to visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. However, if you are like 36% of adults, you did not schedule an appointment last year. You tend to believe that you do not need a visit until after a problem has arisen. However, skipping your regular appointments cause preventable issues to develop. If you have not been to your dentist this year, here are 5 good reasons why you should schedule an appointment right away.
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April 30, 2017

Family Dentist in Cherry Hill Has Steps for a Healthy Smile

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Polansky @ 5:38 pm

Your family dentist in Cherry Hill offers the dental services you need.Your teeth can last for a lifetime if you care for them properly throughout the years. Unfortunately, simple mistakes, like not brushing correctly, often cause dental problems to develop, which can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. As your family dentist in Cherry Hill, Dr. Barry Polansky does not want to see you place the health of your teeth and gums at risk due to simple mistakes. He has the information you need to develop and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
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September 8, 2015

Barry Polansky DMD, Cherry Hill family dentist, helps you maintain oral health at every age

VelScope oral cancer screening detects problems at an early stage.Your Cherry Hill family dentist, Barry Polansky DMD, delivers precise, personalized dental services for patients of all ages. The latest in diagnostics and patient participation in treatment plans foster great dental health for children through seniors.

What’s one of the best assets you have? It’s a healthy smile. At every age, healthy teeth and gums give you self-confidence and impact your overall health, too. Dr. Barry Polansky, Cherry Hill family dentist, excels at preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, delivering the precise and compassionate care you and your loved ones need–no matter their stage or walk of life.
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August 17, 2015

Oral Health and Overall Health Depend on Each Other More Than You Realize

Oral health and your overall health.The health of your entire being is dependent on certain parts of your body, including your oral health. Any sort of infection or disease that’s running rampant inside your mouth can have terrible consequences on other parts of your body. You should think of every part of your body as parts that come together to create a machine. If any part of that machine were to break or not perform as it should, it would affect other parts of said machine and, ultimately, performance would lag behind. We want your oral health operating at peak performance, as well as your overall health. At our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, we’re a lot more than just a dental team. We aim to keep your overall wellbeing at the top of our priority list as you receive oral treatment. It’s important to know that any type of disease or infection can rummage through the rest of your body and can cause major problems along the way. For the best dentist 08003 area residents can go to for excellent treatment, look no further than Dr. Barry Polansky.
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July 13, 2015

Do You Know How To Brush Your Teeth Properly?

shutterstock_140040793Brushing your teeth isn’t a very difficult task to complete. In fact, it’s pretty easy. It’s almost too easy for some people, because they either don’t want to brush their teeth (gross), or they don’t know how to properly brush them. There is a right and wrong way to brush, believe it or not. It takes work to get in the crevices of your teeth and thoroughly clean them. That food you had last night? If you didn’t brush or floss this morning, chances are you still have food particles stuck between your teeth. Food that stays in between teeth will rot and make you more susceptible to disease or infection. At our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, we want you to know that brushing your teeth is vital to the health of your mouth, as well as your overall well-being. Dr. Barry Polansky is sort of an expert on proper brushing techniques, and he wants to share his friendly tips with you.
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May 20, 2015

Visit the best Cherry Hill dentist–Barry Polansky DMD– to check on your smile.

Routine dental check-ups detect problems early.Healthy teeth don’t just happen. They take time and attention. Find out the why’s and how’s of routine dental examinations and good oral hygiene.

You can maintain good oral health very simply: through periodic dental check-ups and good dental hygiene. Barry Polanski DMD is the affordable dentist in Cherry Hill, New Jersey who wants you to have the individualized care and patient education your mouth needs without breaking your budget. In fact, Dr. Polanski offers a free new patient exam at his Cherry Hill office.

Why check-ups and good hygiene are so important.

Frankly, many dental problems could be avoided or lessened with twice yearly examinations and dental cleanings. The mouth is full of bacteria which thrive on sticky plaque that builds up on tooth surfaces and at the gum line every time we eat. Gradually, this plaque forms hard tartar which, if not scraped away, causes gums and bone to recede in a condition called periodontitis. Accumulated plaque also contributes to dental cavities. In short, it’s wise to catch dental problems early to avoid tooth loss and expensive restorations.

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November 15, 2014

Have You Discovered Sedation Dentistry?

178845072A fear of dental procedures can keep you from getting the dental care you need to maintain good oral health.  Visiting a dentist regularly can prevent pain, tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Fear of dental treatment can have many causes. You may have frightening past experiences, a fear of dental instruments like needles and drills, fear of hearing bad news, fear of pain, worries of being pressured into getting painful treatments or the fear of losing your teeth. To get past your fears and protect your health, you can visit a dentist that practices Sedation Dentistry. You can make an appointment with Dr. Polansky at his Cherry Hill, NJ dental office today. Dr. Polansky specializes in sedation dentistry and proudly serves patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding communities.

Sedation Dentistry Techniques

As a fine dentistry practitioner, Dr. Polansky is committed to making your visits as comfortable and stress free as possible. His goal is to help you maintain optimum oral health so that costly and potentially painful procedures are never necessary. For your comfort, Dr. Polansky can provide the following Sedation Dentistry options:

  • Nitrous Oxide– “Laughing gas” blocks pain and induces a happy feeling. Inhaled through a small mask that covers the nose, you will still be fully conscious and the effects wear off within minutes of the mask being removed.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation– Pills that induce a calming effect and prevent anxiety most commonly from the “benzodiazepine family” (Valium, Halcion, Xanax, or Ativan) that you can take 30 minutes to an hour prior to your appointment.

Sedation Dentistry in Cherry Hill, NJ

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of your overall health. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.  Poor oral health is an indication of poor health overall. It’s not enough just to brush and floss regularly. You must see the dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings to prevent periodontal disease and to get regular oral cancer screenings. Choose a sedation dentistry practice that is committed to your health and comfort. Make an appointment with Dr. Polansky today. Dr. Polansky proudly serves patients throughout Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas.

September 17, 2014

The Amazing Benefits of Green Tea!

482014337Whether you like it with honey and lemon or sugar and cream, people have been enjoying the deliciousness of tea for thousands and thousands of years. Not only is tea satisfying to the taste buds, but there are so many different kinds to choose from that, making drinking a new tea an exciting experience. Many people may not know this, but there are many benefits that can be found in green tea, making it one of the healthiest teas you can drink. By being aware of the amazing advantages drinking green tea has, maybe the next cup you have will be more enjoyable!

Green tea is very heart healthy, as it contains catechin. Catechin is an antioxidant that wards off and prevents cell damage. Studies also support the notion that green tea increases the part of your brain that controls working memory. This is especially helpful when you have a big test or a long day at work with meetings ahead of you. Green tea has also been shown to prevent the development of the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease, which is another example as to how it is beneficial to your brain health!

Green tea is also great for those living with diabetes, as it has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels. Along with catechin, green tea also contains an amino acid known as theanine. Theanine has a calming effect, causing the people who drink green tea to feel relaxed. If you are trying to lose weight, drinking green tea is also great for increasing your metabolism, ergo being able to burn more fat calories! As you can see, there are amazing benefits to drinking green tea, and we invite you to experience the advantages for yourself.

Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

June 2, 2014

Start Off Your Summer With A Checkup with Dr. Polansky

shutterstock_192589115With summer approaching, you want to make sure you make the most out of your summer vacation. With getting the grill ready for your outdoor barbeques to finding the perfect spot on the beach, a lot of preparation goes into making sure you have the most fun possible. The same goes for your smile! In order to fully benefit having a beautiful, healthy smile, you have to be prepared and make sure everything is copasetic. With comprehensive dental exams with Dr. Barry Polansky, you can be sure your smile will be perfect in time to enjoy your summer!

When you come in for your dental checkup, Dr. Polansky goes through a menu of things to look for, leaving no stone unturned in making sure your smile is as healthy as possible. One thing Dr. Polansky will do is search for dental decay using DIAGNOdent, a laser that is able to detect decay from above and below your tooth’s surface. He will also determine the health of your gums, looking for signs of gum disease, as well as the integrity of preexisting dental work, such as fillings.

Dr. Polansky will be able to assess how your upper and lower teeth fit together, making sure no misalignments are present. Looking into how your temporomandibular joints and muscles are working is also part of your dental checkup, ensuring that everything is working in tandem.

If you want to be sure you enjoy your summer to the fullest with a vibrant, healthy smile, schedule your dental checkup with Dr. Polansky today, and we will be more than happy to help!

Dr. Barry Polansky provides complete dental care to all of our patients from our Cherry Hill dental office. We serve patients from Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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