Posts | Matthew Krieger DMD


Brushing | Oral Health | Toothpaste



We talk about a lot of heavy stuff on Facebook and the blog, so today I thought I’d find something a little more down to earth and maybe even useful for you guys. As it turns out, toothpaste is kind of a miracle cure for everything from scrubbing the face of diamonds to sticking posters on the wall (I did not know that was possible!).

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Handling Spent Invisalign Trays


Braces & Invisalign | Dental Benefits | Oral Health | The Dentist Series



We do a fair number of Invisalign treatments here at the office and something that no one ever really asks me is what to do with trays when they’re done being used for alignment. Not that I’m the world’s best Pinterest dad, but you’d think it would come up more often, don’t you? Maybe people are just so pleased with their treatments that they keep their trays as little badges of honor.

But, in case you’re too afraid to ask or you’re afraid you might hurt my feelings, I dug up some materials on what you can do with Invisalign trays after you’re done using them. Remember to always disinfect anything like this that has been in your mouth for an extended period before using them in arts and crafts. But, hey, if you come up with something really original, we’d love to see it!
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Got a Bad Case of Toothworms?


Brushing | Dental Fear | Dental History | Oral Health | The Dentist Series | Uncategorized



Dental history is so interesting to me. I guess it should be since that’s sort of what I do with my life, the dentistry part, anyway. One really bizarre and prevalent belief among European populations is the toothworm. Do you ever feel like there’s something gnawing, chewing, digging around in your teeth when you have a bad toothache? That’s the toothworm. And you’ve got ‘em bad.

Hey, science wasn’t perfect under the Roman Empire, but it got better. Eventually. I found this neat paper on toothworms and how the belief started and circulated among pre-modern populations. I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did! (more…)


Why Tooth Loss Causes Jaw Protrusion


Bone Loss | Oral Health | Wellness



One of the biggest reasons we’re so concerned with your oral health is that over time, poor oral health can lead to serious medical problems. Those include some fairly scary stuff like tooth and bone loss that can permanently change how your jaw closes. This is no joke, guys. It’s serious business.

As your jaw bone begins to break down, the gonial angle increases, causing your chin to protrude dramatically. It’s not a good look at all, on anybody. Once this has happened, it’s really quite a process to restore your jawline and move your chin back into proper alignment. Continue reading for more about this and ways you can avoid jaw bone loss over the long term.

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Shhh! It’s Our Little Secret! Invisalign Straightens Teeth Invisibly


Braces & Invisalign | Dental Benefits | Oral Health | Uncategorized | Wellness



It wasn’t until college that you realized that little gap in your teeth wasn’t really as cute as you thought it was.  Or maybe it’s a couple of upper teeth that shifted a little funny when you had your wisdom teeth out that really embarrass you these days.  Whatever your dental stigma, it’s distressing to the point that you’re afraid to smile in family photos. Your selfies are always with your kids, with their heads carefully placed so your teeth don’t show.  (more…)


How Do You Deal With Dental Anxiety?


Dental Benefits | Dental Fear | Oral Health | The Dentist Series



I know a lot of you don’t especially love coming to visit me, but there are some of you that are absolutely anxious or phobic about dental visits. I’m talking to that subset of patients today (but the rest of you can stick around to help). I’ve been looking into some resources to help you get back on track with your oral care routine, especially if part of your phobia comes from having not been in for a while. (more…)


If You Love Dental Drilling, Raise Your Hand!


Dental Fear | Oral Health | The Dentist Series | Wellness



I know you hate having dental fillings done. They’re no fun for anybody, but they’re a necessary part of maintaining your oral health. I do them because I care, not because I want to hurt you, I promise. But what if I didn’t have to do them anymore? What if you could just come to my office and get an easy treatment and your teeth would magically heal?
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Red Wine’s Surprising Effects on Periodontal Disease


Oral Health



There’s only so much good news I can take in a day. But when I saw this tidbit, well, I was pretty stoked. After all, I spend a great deal of my time having to tell people to take it easy on the wine for various oral health reasons, including, but not limited to the terrific stains that some of the darker varieties can leave behind.
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Your Toothpaste Can Fight Malaria + Robot Scientists


Brushing | Oral Health | Toothpaste



I admit, I spend a lot of time reading science-related articles online. So, really nothing much really surprises me anymore. An AI invented ice cream that tastes like old boots and tuna? Sure. Self-driving cars can now deliver pizza hot and fresh in under 20 minutes? Awesome.
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Who Was the First Person to Think Braces Were a Good Idea?!


Braces & Invisalign | Dental History | Oral Health



As it turns out, braces are actually a lot older than you might imagine and they have a long and sordid history. Although you’d imagine that every practical person in pre-modern Europe was much more concerned with tooth decay than how straight their teeth were, you’d probably have even odds that it was, in fact, the case.
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Gina Amesbury
Gina Amesbury
03:41 22 Feb 18
Love it here! Everyone is so friendly and down to earth .
Gary Goodmark
Gary Goodmark
14:44 16 Feb 18
The office staff are the real stats of the office. They run the show in a professional, caring, and highly efficient manner. They are warm and make you feel at home. It was also great meeting the newest member, Daniel. Dr. Goodmark, D.C.
Eileen Heuer
Eileen Heuer
20:28 31 Jan 18
The staff is friendly and professional. Everyone is knowledgeable and put me at ease. All my questions were answered without issue. Scheduling was easy! Highly recommend Drs. Krieger and Hur!
colt jodoin
colt jodoin
19:35 04 Jan 18
The staff at MKDMD is the best of the best. I cracked my tooth the day after Christmas and they were able to squeeze me in as an emergency to make me comfortable temporarily as I was leaving for a trip. This morning they completed the treatment in spite of the snow storm. My tooth is all put back together and I look forward to going back for a cleaning.read more
Joan Sattler
Joan Sattler
01:27 18 Oct 17
Dr Krieger and his staff are always very informative regarding dental procedures. This emergency visit really showed how gentle, caring and talented he and his amazing staff are. Their facility is state of the art.
Joseph Frodella
Joseph Frodella
19:45 06 Jul 17
A great Experience at Dr Krieger along with his great staff.
Kathryn DiPeri
Kathryn DiPeri
00:23 01 Jul 17
I had broke my front tooth haneously years ago and Dr Krieger fixed it to perfection back then. This past weekend I bit down on Saturday re-fracturing off a piece of the prosthetic tooth. I was devestated. There was no pain bc the nerve was gone from prior root canal so that was good at least. I work 12 hour shifts and was on all weekend. I left a message at the office Saturday night explaining what had happened and stating "I'd appreciate if they could squeeze me in just for consultation Monday as it was my only day off." I got a text response from one of the office staff on SUNDAY asking if I could come in Monday at 11am!!! PERFECT. It wasn't only a consult. In less than an hour, Dr. Krieger and Lauren assisted in replacing the broken tooth for a shiny new one at a HUGE discount and i even opted to get some whitening done in the mean time while the mold of new tooth (which was kept on record) was formed with their state of the art technology! I couldn't have been happier with the service or outcome of my beautiful smile. I always get compliments on my smile and teeth and no one believes the front one is fake!!! This Office is accommodating and asthetically the best. Thank you so much Doc, Lauren and the rest of the team!read more
Kruno Kunkera
Kruno Kunkera
13:57 27 Jun 17
good as always. Very reliable and courteous. My teeth are in good hands.
Kate R
Kate R
15:29 22 Jun 16
My experience with Dr. Krieger and his whole team was GREAT. No pain even though all my teeth had to be pulled.And my replacement looks SWEET! Not afraid to smile anymore . They are all very professional and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. And if you have any questions they are happy to answer them.I LOVE THEM ALLread more
Mary P
Mary P
02:09 24 May 16
They are friendly , professional, and always do a great job. They make accommodations for me and my family whenever they can. I've NEVER had a bad experience and I can't imagine going anywhere else!
Jason S
Jason S
15:55 19 Feb 16
What a great experience! The office was clean and organized and everyone was extremely friendly. I had a broken tooth and was taken care of by Dr. Hur. She was very caring and she and Lenia worked together like a well oiled machine. One of the best parts (besides the dental chair that had heat and massage built in!) is that I went in with a broken tooth and left with a finished crown! It's unbelievable to have had it completed in one visit. At other practices I've been to, it would have been at least 2 visits. Super awesome technology!read more
Julie D
Julie D
00:10 03 Dec 15
I have been to some pretty horrible dentists in my life. Dr. Hur has been helping me to get back on track with a lot of the dental work I need. She is as gentle as can be and makes you feel relaxed and at ease even if she is performing a root canal. The other staff members also make you feel right at home and really value your time. I would recommend this practice to anyone, but especially for people who have special dentistry needs as the technology and great attitude offered by this group makes your experience much more pleasant. read more
Samantha R
Samantha R
15:48 13 Oct 15
I have just completed my cosmetic case at the Franklin Lakes location. The staff there go above and beyond to make sure that you are set for your appointments, comfortable while waiting and check if you need anything while you there. I was traveling abroad for work and they made sure to i was set and comfortable with my case before i hopped on the plane for a week! I was so grateful for them since I was nervous about starting the case early but with Dr. Krieger and his staff everything was smooth sailing. Thanks to Dr. Krieger and his wonderful team!!read more
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