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Facial Excellence: Why Dentists Should be Administering Dermal Fillers

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 1:37 pm
a man receiving a Botox injection

Botox and Juvéderm are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market and every medical practitioner from registered nurses to podiatrists can become certified to give these injections.

This can make the decision on where to go to have your treatment done complicated, especially if you’ve never had a procedure before.

But should you really trust your face to a foot doctor? Probably not, especially when dentists are the clearly superior choice when it comes to improving the aesthetics of your face. Continue reading to learn why your dentist is more qualified to perform these procedures than most others in the medical field.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments Ideal For This Summer

June 11, 2023

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woman smiling in her summer clothes

Summer is beach body season, and if you’re like many people, you’re trying to find any way that you can to look your best. Maybe you’re starting a new diet, or hitting the gym more often than you used to.

But if you’re really trying to impress, there’s nothing that makes a better impression than a beautiful smile! Cosmetic dentistry has a variety of treatments available that can give that to you. If you’re curious, here are a few examples.


4 Reasons Why the Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

May 26, 2023

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a woman smiling during summer after getting dental implants

The summer is a special season of the year. It means more time in the warm sunshine, relaxing vacations, and time with loved ones. It can also be time to improve your smile with dental implants! There may be no better opportunity to restore your teeth with this reliable and stable tooth loss solution. By inserting biocompatible titanium steel posts into the jaw, your teeth will be replaced from root to crown and offer various benefits for the rest of the year. Read on to learn four reasons why getting dental implants during the summer is beneficial.


How Much Do You Know About Oral Cancer?

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 8:57 pm
Burgundy ribbon for oral cancer awareness

Everyone is fully aware of how dangerous cancer is in general, but how much do you know about oral cancer in particular? Are you familiar enough with the warning signs and the possible contributing factors? Do you know the best strategy for having it detected early? As part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, your dentist is giving you a helpful summary of the basics of oral cancer.


How You Can Use your Tax Refund to Invest in your Smile

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 4:48 am
young adult with a beautiful smile

As you’re reading this, Tax Day is right around the corner! While it’s some people’s most dreaded day of the year, it’s soon followed by one of the best: the day you get your tax refund!

If you’re wondering how best to spend it, you might consider investing it in something that makes a difference in every part of your day-to-day life: your smile! Dentistry has plenty of ways to make use of your tax refund; here are just a few examples.


4 Reasons to Start 2023 with a Dental Checkup!

January 9, 2023

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woman celebrating New Year with a beautiful smile

A new year has begun, which means it’s time for resolutions! Oftentimes, people make goals to improve their health or finances. The good news is that you can include both when it comes to caring for your teeth! By scheduling a dental checkup and cleaning early in the year,  you will be tending to your oral health and capitalizing on your dental insurance. Here are four reasons why visiting your dental team at the start of 2023 is a great idea!


Can the Appearance of Small Teeth Be Fixed?

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 1:35 am
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 8:05 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertgraffeo @ 10:23 pm

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.

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