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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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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

September 8, 2021

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closeup of tooth with crown in Hoboken

A dental crown is a protective dental restoration that completely encircles a damaged tooth and can be used to protect it from further harm. If you need a crown but you’ve never had one before, you might be concerned about whether the procedure will hurt. Here’s what you can expect to feel when getting a dental crown and the many ways it can benefit your oral health.

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Celebrate National Coffee Day the Healthy Way

August 27, 2021

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closeup of young woman drinking coffee

Do you know what September 29th is? It’s National Coffee Day! Coffee lovers all across the United States are probably jumping with joy, excited for all the free beverages and special deals to come. For most adults, there’s nothing better than a delicious warm cup of joe to start your morning. Some might even reach for a second cup for a boost during that afternoon slump! Unfortunately, frequent consumption can negatively affect your oral health if you’re not careful. Here’s how to celebrate National Coffee Day while keeping your smile healthy.

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Here’s How to Keep Your Smile “Bootiful” This Halloween

August 4, 2021

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woman grabbing Halloween candy from bucket

Fall is arriving soon, which means Halloween is right around the corner! It’s one of the scariest and most candy-filled holidays of the year. Most children and adults look forward to this special time as it’s a chance to dress up in their favorite costume for parties or trick-or-treating. Although indulging in delicious treats is one highlight of Halloween, it can leave a lasting mark on your oral health if you’re not careful. Your cosmetic dentist in Hoboken shares a few tips to keep you and your child’s smile healthy this season.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist Before Getting a Smile Makeover

July 27, 2021

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woman talking to her cosmetic dentist about a smile makeover

You’re tired of feeling insecure about the way your teeth look, so you decided to finally do something about it. After debating your options, you concluded that the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. After all, they have plenty of experience with improving people’s smiles. However, getting a smile makeover is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Make sure you’re prepared by asking your dentist these four questions before moving forward with any treatment.

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