COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists Less Than 1 Percent

According to UAB News, data published in the Journal of the American Dental Association showed that less than 1 percent of dentists in the United States were found to be COVID-19-positive. The data was collected in June 2020 during the height of COVID-19 infection spread in the United States. The study also found that 99.7 percent of dentists…

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5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

The latest news shows that the United States is close to having ‘exponential spread’ of coronavirus in nearly half of our states in the country and we continue to report the highest number of cases seen to date. As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, the hardest part may still be ahead as…

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Tips on How to Wear and Care for your Cloth Mask

It is crucial to wear a mask in public to help slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. It is required in schools and many business establishments. These tips below are adapted from the CDC and Mayo Clinic guidance on how to wear and care for a cloth mask: How to wear cloth…

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YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR ICE CREAM PARTY!

We look forward to celebrating together the end of school, start of the summer season and an upcoming July 4th holiday weekend ahead! Please see details below.   DATE / TIME Thursday, July 2 at 3:00pm LOCATION Parents will drive children by Sparkles Dentistry, located at: 76 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ Once you arrive, your children…

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Our Office Will be Re-Opening Safely

We hope this email finds you and your family healthy and in good spirits.   On May 18th, Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order EO145 to re-open dental offices. As we get ready to re-open, our primary focus will be on your health and safety. We will be resuming in phases based on the latest CDC Guidelines and need for care. If…

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Safer at Home: An Opportunity for Better Health

Our office staff hopes this finds you and your l oved ones safe and well during these uncertain times. Sparkles Dentistry for Children will remain closed until the government lifts mandatory closure for dental practices. While we continue to find ourselves “Safer at Home,” this is a great time to focus on your   health – so…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Let’s Fight Fear with Facts!

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and now detected in 60 locations internationally, including the United States. The disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). News around COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and…

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sugar the bitter truth

Sugar – The Bitter Truth

For four decades, we’ve been led to believe that fat is the ultimate food enemy, but we’ve been fed a lie: the real danger is sweet, addictive – and found in almost everything we eat.   Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary…

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Winter Blues Mouth

Does Your Mouth Have the Winter Blues?

You probably know that dropping temperatures, biting wind and a drier climate can wreak havoc on your skin. But did you know that exposure to colder weather can put you at increased risk for developing common dental problems, too? Being aware of the winter dental woes below – along with practicing good oral hygiene – can help…

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Fall Season Update: Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is also called pollen-food syndrome. It occurs when folks who are allergic to pollen eat raw fruits or veggies that have proteins similar to pollen.   This triggers a response when the food is ingested. The response tends to be limited to the mouth and can include itching, tingling, and a…

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