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The Cost of Straighter Teeth: Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?

August 18, 2019

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a man worried about billsWhen it comes to dental work, the price tag can be overwhelming. Depending on the type of procedure or treatment you receive, insurance may or may not cover it, causing many people putting off what is necessary to keep their oral health in check. You can expect most insurance companies to pay for most, if not all, preventive care, but what about orthodontics? What about Invisalign in West Orange, specifically? Find out if you can expect to receive some help from the insurance company and why, no matter if you have coverage or not, this type of treatment is worth the investment.


Learn How You Can Tell if Your Dental Implant Pain is Normal

August 9, 2019

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A woman holding her cheek in painIf you’ve recently had dental implants placed, it’s likely you’re experiencing some pain following surgery. It’s normal for any type of procedure to include post-operative discomfort, as your body is trying to heal. But what if the pain is severe? What if it’s beyond an ache and cannot be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication or even prescribed medicine? Learn if your dental implant pain in Caldwell is normal or if it’s time to pick up the phone and call your dentist.

Preparing Your Jaw for Dental Implants in Caldwell

July 31, 2019

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Dentla implant in jawMost dentists will highly recommend dental implants to patients with missing teeth; compared to traditional dentures and dental bridges, implants last a lot longer and are generally stronger when it comes to chewing your favorite foods. But what about patients who have already suffered bone loss in the jaw? Are dental implants in Caldwell still an option? In many cases, the answer is yes! Learn how your dentist can help prepare your jaw for your new teeth.


5 Steps for Preventing Infected Dental Implants in Caldwell

July 26, 2019

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Dental implant and teethWhen getting dental implants to fill the empty spaces in your mouth, it’s important to remember that in certain ways, implants are like your natural teeth: you need to take good care of them, or you risk developing a serious oral infection. You don’t want to lose your new smile, so be sure to follow these 5 handy tips for avoiding infected dental implants in Caldwell.


Can You Get Invisalign Only On The Top Teeth?

June 2, 2019

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person with straight teeth smilingAre you looking to get straightened teeth without all the wire and brackets that comes with traditional braces? A modern orthodontic treatment called Invisalign offers a laundry list of benefits that other alternatives don’t. You’ve been wanting to improve the look of your smile for ages, but wonder if you can get Invisalign only on the top arch of your teeth. Read on to learn about what Invisalign is and it’s limitations and benefits.   (more…)

Best Toddler Toothpaste for Family Dentistry in West Orange

May 28, 2019

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Toodler brushing teeth with toothpasteYour child’s smile is precious; it’s important that they get quality family dentistry in West Orange and learn good oral hygiene early in life. Naturally, this includes making sure they begin brushing as early as possible. But with so many different brands of toothpaste, it can be difficult to walk down the aisle in the grocery store and find exactly what you need. After all, toothpaste is a medicine, and choosing the right kind can make a difference in your child’s health. Here are some tips to consider when picking toothpaste for a toddler.


How Soft Tissue Grafting Can Improve Dental Implants

July 10, 2018

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close-up of a healthy smileDental implants are a comprehensive tooth replacement method that rebuilds a missing tooth from the root all the way to the visible crown. First, a titanium implant post is placed beneath the gum line. Next, a prosthetic crown, bridge, or denture is affixed on top. In order for the dental implants to look as natural as possible, your dentist may recommend connective tissue grafting for root coverage — it sounds complicated, but it’s really not. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and why it may be necessary for dental implants in West Orange.


Breastfeeding Dental Care Guide

June 14, 2018

Mother brushing baby's teethNew moms have a lot on their plates, and today, it seems like more and more new mothers are struggling to live up to standards set by the social media “supermoms.” Breastfeeding is one of the hot button topics we see, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there on the subject. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the things moms should know about how breastfeeding affects oral health. We think all of our moms are super moms, so don’t worry – this is a judgment-free post!

June is Men’s Health Month in Caldwell

June 13, 2018

Man in dental chair smiling at dentistEvery June, medical professionals celebrate men’s health month in the US. This month-long celebration gives our team the opportunity to offer educational resources to help men improve the oral and whole body health. At D&G Dental of Caldwell and West Orange, we invite our male patients to call to schedule a dental checkup this month if it’s been more than six months since your last appointment. Studies indicate that men are significantly less likely to maintain their regular preventive dental care appointments, so what better way to celebrate men’s health month than with a visit to our Caldwell dentistry office.

4 Reasons Why Some Dental Implant Cases Are More Complex Than Others

May 5, 2018

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dental implant illustrationIf you are thinking about getting a dental implant in West Orange to fill in the gap in your smile, you have a lot to look forward to! Implants are sturdy and natural-looking, and they have the potential to last for a lifetime. They can even help to prevent bone loss. Yes, implants are amazing — but sometimes they come with a catch. Varying circumstances can cause some implant cases to be more complex than others. Let’s take a look at some of these complicating factors and discuss how your oral surgeon may be able to navigate around them.


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