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Can the Appearance of Small Teeth Be Fixed?

December 8, 2022

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Woman covering her mouth

Do you think that your teeth are too small or short? It can be difficult to feel confident about your teeth if they aren’t as proportionate as you’d like. The good news is that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you aren’t happy about showing off. There are a variety of cosmetic solutions out there that can help you achieve the pearly whites of your dreams. Here are just a few treatment options that can help to correct the appearance of small teeth.


Mail-Order Aligners VS Invisalign

November 12, 2022

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Woman’s hand holding InvisalignA straight, beautiful smile is attributed to youth, success, and confidence; however, few people have straight teeth naturally. If you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have moved over the years, you have many options to fix your bite and alignment, like clear aligners. Straightening your smile is easier than ever with mail-order aligners. They are a popular solution to fix your teeth by cutting out the middleman. Although you might have seen some amazing before and after pictures, there are many dangers of DIY aligners that aren’t discussed, like tooth loss. Despite what you might have heard, here’s why you should visit a dentist for Invisalign instead of ordering clear aligners online.


The Stages, Prevention, & Treatments for Oral Cancer

October 11, 2022

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a woman showing signs of oral cancer in Hoboken

While there are several health issues to look out for in your mouth, such as cavities and gum disease, oral cancer is at the top of the list. You may be aware of the common symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, a mouth sore that won’t go away, or red patches around your soft oral tissues. However, you’ll want to also be familiar with the stages, treatments, and preventive measures to reduce your risks. Keep reading to learn about these essential factors and how you can protect your oral health in the long run!


What Are the Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening?

September 4, 2022

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Discoloration of teeth happens over time, especially if you frequently partake in items like red wine, coffee, and tea. Even so, you probably still would like to flash a gleaming white smile instead of being self-conscious about the change. No wonder you see so many techniques online for DIY teeth whitening. Unfortunately, a lot of these “hacks” can put your oral health at risk. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening in Hoboken from your cosmetic dentist.


Which Toothpaste is Best for Veneers?

August 25, 2022

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Man holding toothbrush and toothpasteAre you ready to turn the smile of your dreams into reality? Veneers can provide the quick, drastic results you want using a minimally invasive procedure. However, they are a big investment. You don’t want anything to compromise your new smile, like using the wrong toothpaste. Your home oral hygiene habits are vital to the long-term success of your veneers, so you want to use the right products. Here’s how to choose the best toothpaste to maintain your picture-perfect smile. 


What Causes a Dental Bridge to Fail?

July 7, 2022

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Dental bridge

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you know just difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Dental bridges are an excellent option for replacing one or more consecutive missing teeth, but they aren’t completely indestructible. Continue reading to learn some different reasons why dental bridges can fail as well as some steps you can take to avoid them.


Can It Be Fatal to Ignore a Toothache?

June 13, 2022

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woman holding cheek due to toothache in Hoboken

Have you recently experienced a toothache? While this isn’t always a dental emergency, you should still visit your dentist if any discomfort persists or worsens over time. This can be an indication of a tooth infection, which can be detrimental to your oral and overall health if you choose to ignore it. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t hold off on treating a toothache in Hoboken!


What Dental Crown Material Is Right for Me?

May 4, 2022

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dental crown 3D illustration

There is an array of reasons a tooth can sustain damage. If one of your teeth has suffered from adversity like tooth decay or dental trauma, it can potentially be saved. Dental crowns are used to protect structurally compromised teeth so they can avoid being extracted. They can be made of various materials. Keep reading to learn about some options for dental crowns in Hoboken.


4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

April 5, 2022

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couple at beach for summer vacation

Summertime is just around the corner, and you might be thinking about where you’ll go or what you’ll do during your break! There’s still plenty of time ahead for planning, but you might also consider scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning. Keep reading to learn four reasons why you should visit your dentist before summer vacation!


My Implant is Failing: What Should I Expect from Removal?

March 13, 2022

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Man with a failed dental implant touching his cheek

In a large majority of cases, dental implants can last for several decades without much issue. In fact, they generally last for life when well cared for. However, there are instances where the dental implant can fail, even if it is quite rare. If you’re told by a dentist you need yours removed, it could be due to a variety of reasons. Thankfully, there is good news. Removing a failed implant is a safe and pretty straightforward process. Read on to learn what you can expect ahead of your treatment for dental implant failure.

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