Posts | Matthew Krieger DMD


Brushing | Children | Wellness



I see a lot of families and little fellas in my office and it’s true that every one is a little bit different. Some kids scream, other kids bite, then there are the kids that won’t even open their mouths… they are by far my most challenging patients.

Usually it’s because they don’t really know what to expect at the dentist and it’s pretty scary for them. I mean, I would be scared, too. If a big guy’s looming over me and demanding that I open my mouth for unknown reasons, well, you can be certain that I’m not going to comply.
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Brushing | Oral Health



Ah, Valentine’s Day — a day for lovers and mutual exchange of oral bacteria.

From a dentist’s point of view, those deep, passionate kisses are just opportunities for you to contract all sorts of strange germs, but hey, what do I know? The good news is that there are some ways to lower your risk this year, keep reading…
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Dental History



I was in the barber shop recently, just watching the ole pole spin while I was pondering life and listening to the scissors snip away. You know, it wasn’t that long ago that I could get a whole list of medical procedures handled in that same chair, it was really an incredibly convenient set up.

But then modern medicine came along and now, you know, you have to come to me to get your teeth worked on.

Anyway, I found a neat article about the colors on that barber pole and how they’re related to dentistry. It was really very enlightening.

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Dental History



Sometimes when I’m alone in the office, my mind starts to wander and I think about all the things that have happened to get us to the point we’re at in dentistry. You do that, too, right? Like, who was the first person to call themselves a dentist? What sort of treatments did they use for dental problems before modern dentistry?
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Dental Implants | Oral Health



Life is hectic. Between taking your kids to soccer practice and piano lessons and maintaining your own work and social calendars, there’s hardly time to drop everything to have a dental implant made. It’s been a while since you’ve had to have one, but you know it used to take weeks to get a realistic implant crafted. The entire process was incredibly unpleasant, so unless you’ve damaged a visible tooth, it might just be easier to put it off indefinitely. Anyway, you know there’s not going to be a break in the schedule long enough to go from dental x-rays to a perfect new implant any time soon.

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Dental History | Oral Health



Did you ever just stop and wonder where it is that dentists got the idea to pull teeth or put in fillings? I mean, it had to start somewhere. It turns out that archaeologists have recently found some new evidence that kind of rewrites the history of dental practices. I don’t think we ever imagined how long ago we’ve actually been fiddling with our own teeth.

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Dental Forensics



Mystery is always a popular genre for movies and television, but did you ever wonder how the coroners in those programs get access to the dental records of the deceased? Or how they can identify a body by their teeth? As you might expect, what they show on the screen isn’t quite the same as reality — what we can do with forensic dentistry is much cooler.
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Brushing | Oral Health



You bought that electric toothbrush because you heard it would help you clean your teeth much more effectively, but is it really doing that great of a job? Maybe it’s not the tool, but the technique you’re utilizing.

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Oral Health | Toothpaste



There was a time when buying toothpaste was simple.  There were just a couple of brands and they only had one or two varieties, at best.  Usually that second type was brightly colored and bubblegum flavored in the hopes it would encourage kids to brush more.  Today, you can get toothpaste that tends to a whole array of specific dental needs, using a maddeningly long list of different ingredients, both active and inactive.
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Oral Health



Plaque.

You have lots of it in your mouth right now and probably don’t even know it. In fact, plaque’s responsible for all sorts of dental problems, from bad breath to tooth decay. Eventually, that sticky, gummy plaque can harden and become tartar, which has to be scraped off your teeth. It’s all pretty unpleasant, really.
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What our patients are saying...


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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