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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

February 4, 2022

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Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

If you’ve ever been faced with a dental emergency, you understand the level of stress in addition to the pain you are feeling. When you’re experiencing a great deal of discomfort and don’t know where to go, it is understandable why someone would rush straight to the emergency room instead of seeing their dentist for urgent care. Continue reading to learn more about where you should go if you are experiencing a dental emergency and why your emergency dentist in Hoboken is usually the right answer over the ER.

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How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns?

January 11, 2022

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dentist color-matching dental crown

When you think of a dentist, you likely depict them as an expert for anything and everything that involves teeth and gums. However, it may surprise you to learn that dentists consider themselves artists as much as medical professionals. That’s mainly because dental care is a perfect blend of art and science, especially when it comes to repairing broken or decayed teeth with a dental crown. Choosing the perfect shade for your restoration requires a keen eye and the use of several techniques. Read on for a brief explanation of the science behind this fascinating and unique process.

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5 Holiday Foods That Can Harm Your Teeth

November 10, 2021

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family enjoying holiday foods

The holiday season is officially in full swing! Many people are looking forward to all the gift-giving, quality time spent with loved ones, and (of course) countless opportunities to indulge in delicious seasonal meals and treats. Although your taste buds may be satisfied during this time of the year, you could be putting your oral health at risk if you’re not careful. That said, here are a few holiday foods you should enjoy in moderation this season to protect your smile.

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Need a Dental Crown? Get It Before the Year Ends!

October 25, 2021

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Dental crown in Hoboken on dentist's fingertip

Do you need a dental crown? You probably weren’t thrilled to hear your dentist say that you need this common restoration, especially if the tooth in question looks and feels fine to you. While you don’t need to be excited about getting a dental crown, you shouldn’t dread it. In fact, postponing that needed dental crown could potentially cost you a lot of time, money, and trouble next year! If you need to have a dental crown in Hoboken placed, you should plan on getting it before January. Read on to find out why!

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