Why is Brushing Important?

If you’re curious to know why brushing is important, then our dental team is more than happy to help you! As you may already know, your dentist, Dr. Danielle Kelner, encourages you to brush twice a day (every morning and night—more if you have braces) with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. There are many… Read more »

Gum Disease: Surgical Options

Periodontal disease is a dental disorder where pockets of bacteria infect the gums, damaging the gums and eating away at chompers and bone. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable with proper hygiene habits and treatable at our office. Here’s a few extra bits of information… Read more »

Treating Periodontitis

If you have gum disease, you may find yourself experiencing bad breath, have an unpleasant taste in your mouth, or have gums that are red, bleeding or swollen. While early gum disease is highly treatable and reversible, it will progressively worsen if it goes untreated. When it does, the inflammation can end up eroding jaw… Read more »

What Is Scaling and Root Planing and How Does It Benefit Your Gum Health?

At Kelner Periodontics LLC, our father and daughter dental team, Dr. Danielle and Richard Kelner are pleased to offer scaling and root planing for our patients in Clark, New Jersey, and the neighboring communities who are fighting periodontal disease. Gum disease in the early stages is highly treatable and mostly reversible with the help of scaling… Read more »

Periodontal Disease & You

One of the most common terms you’ll come across when reading about dentistry is “periodontal disease.” Have you ever really stopped to explore exactly what periodontal disease is? Understanding about the basics of periodontal disease will aid you in wrapping your brain around a lot of what dentists do, and it should also help you… Read more »

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Spotting the early warning symptoms of gum disease is crucial in treating the illness. In its initial stages, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can develop into gingivitis. As the disease evolves, it can turn more serious, and lead to the eventual destabilization of your gums and cause your teeth to completely fall out…. Read more »

Dental Implants & Your Smile

Are you looking at multiple options when it comes to restoring your smile? If so, you are not alone. Did you know dental implants have long-term results and have been riding a wave of success for over 40 years? That is why our team at is happy to talk to you about dental implants and… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatments & Why They Are Needed

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease? Gum disease is a dangerous, yet common oral infection that affects numerous people all around the world. Gum disease can have profound consequences if left untreated, including permanent tooth loss. Listed below are the symptoms of gum disease and what to watch for:… Read more »

A Tooth with an Infected Root Might Need to Be Restored with a Dental Implant

When a large cavity goes without professional treatment at Dr. ’s clinic, the tooth decay can continue to spread. In time it could cause a severe toothache, an infected root, or cause a dangerous dental abscess to form in your gums. Sometimes Dr. can treat a tooth in this condition with a root canal. However,… Read more »

Periodontics and Your Oral Health Care

The true joys of periodontics can be found in the specialists that perform the treatments. With cutting-edge technology and training in their back-pockets, periodontists can perform complex dental procedures to treat all stages of gum disease. Commonly seen benefits of periodontics include the following: – Periodontists receive an additional three years of periodontal study beyond… Read more »