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5 Problems That Could Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

August 18, 2020

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elderly couple in gray sweaters smiling with dental implants in Florham Park

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve almost definitely at least heard of dental implants. These titanium posts are placed into your jawbone, with a lifelike restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, put on top to give you the appearance and function of a natural smile. While dental implants in Florham Park have a success rate of more than 90%, there are still some circumstances that can make them more likely to fail, whether that be in the months after placement or years down the road. Here are five factors that might not make you the best candidate for dental implants.

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Skip Bone Grafting with Zygomatic Dental Implants

June 13, 2020

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Older woman with zygomatic dental implants in Florham Park.If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of dental implants in Florham Park. They are the most successful solution to treat tooth loss. While you might think they are all same, there are different types of dental implants. As an alternative to traditional options, patients with severe bone loss might be a candidate for zygomatic implants.

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5 At-Home Remedies for Toothaches During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

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A person with a toothache during COVID-19.COVID-19 has made it incredibly difficult to complete even the most basic errands, including stops at the grocery store and picking up essential items like prescriptions. While staying at home, social distancing, and hand-washing are some of the most effective methods for preventing the spread of the virus, what are you supposed to do if you have a toothache during COVID-19 and can’t get to a dentist right away? Once you’ve scheduled an emergency appointment with a dentist, here’s what you can do next other than taking over-the-counter painkillers.

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How to Maintain Your Oral Health While You’re Sick

March 24, 2020

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woman in beanie blowing her nose

With it being flu season as well as the fact that we’re facing a global pandemic, more people are sick now than they have been for the past century. As a result, more people are coughing and taking medicine to treat their coughs. But did you know that a lot of cough medicine can actually be harmful to your teeth and gums? Because of this, we’ve written this blog post on how to maintain your oral health even when you’re sick.

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Can I Get Invisalign if I Wore Braces or Had Other Dental Work Done?

February 27, 2020

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young woman fixing her bite with Invisalign in Florham parkIf you’re not fond of having gapped, misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth, then Invisalign in Florham Park provides a way to make the corrections you need and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Are you eligible for the process if you previously wore braces or had other dental work done in the past? To get the clarification you need, continue reading.

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All Your Questions About Daily Life with Invisalign Answered

December 7, 2019

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Smiling woman holding Invisalign alignersIf you’re considering finally doing something about your crooked teeth, good for you! Straighter teeth are great for your appearance, confidence, and even your health. Traditional metal braces used to be the most common way to straighten your smile, but now there’s another option: Invisalign clear braces. These nearly invisible alignment trays are removable, comfortable, and hardly noticeable. However, they’re still a commitment, so it’s important that you know what to expect from them. Here are answers to some important questions about daily life with Invisalign in Florham Park.

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Is Vaping Safe for Your Oral Health? Learn the Facts

September 21, 2019

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A man vaping.

If you’ve been trying to kick a bad smoking habit, you may have found solace in other methods to get a nicotine fix. One of the most popular forms of this today is through e-cigarettes, which vaporize liquid to deliver nicotine. While there are benefits to this practice when compared solely to smoking tobacco or cigarettes, that doesn’t mean you are off the hook when it comes to your oral health. In fact, the next time you think about vaping, consider these potential effects.

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A Cosmetic Dentist Can Give You a Smile You’re Proud to Show Off!

June 10, 2019

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person smiling while sitting at dining room tableAre you becoming embarrassed by your discolored smile? Unfortunately, your teeth become stained naturally due to factors such as aging and consuming certain foods and beverages. Instead of wasting your money on countless over-the-counter kits that can’t deliver the results they promise, visit a cosmetic dentist. They can provide you with safe and proven treatment options that are customized to improve your unique grin. Read on to learn about two treatments that can give you the pearly whites you’ve been dreaming about. (more…)

Your Dentist in Morris County Discusses the Difference Between a Bridge and Implant

April 8, 2019

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person smilingYour oral health can seriously suffer from leaving missing teeth unreplaced. Due to recent technological dental advancements in the last 30 years, you have more options for restoring your missing teeth. In the past, a dental bridge was your only option. Now, your dentist in Morris County can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth with dental implants.  Not to mention, you’d like to have a completed smile that you’re proud to show off again. Read on to learn the difference between a bridge and implant and which option would be best for you. (more…)

Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea? Children’s Dentist Discusses Signs and Treatments

February 3, 2019

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A child snoring at nightYou’ve probably heard about the prevalence of sleep apnea among adults and how it impacts both overall health and quality of life. But did you know that an estimated 1-4 percent of children also have sleep apnea? This condition has equally detrimental effects on kids and can even mimic ADHD symptoms. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a great time to learn how a children’s dentist can help you determine if your child has sleep apnea and provide simple but effective treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood sleep apnea in this blog!

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