COVID-19 presents unique challenges for dental professionals. Because they need to work right next to a patient’s mouth and nose, they have a high risk of being exposed to the virus. The last thing they want is to catch the disease and spread it, so they’ve implemented new procedures to help protect everyone involved in the treatment process. Keep reading to find out about some of the steps your dentist in West Orange is taking to protect you.(more…)
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May 29, 2020
February 5, 2020
You probably never expected to lose all your teeth, but you’re among the 35 million Americans who don’t have any remaining in one or both arches. Most adults choose to replace their missing teeth with a traditional denture because it’s an affordable and convenient solution. Not to mention, they’ve undergone several improvements to enhance their aesthetics and comfort. Despite these innovations, they can have their disadvantages. If you’re among those who experience complications, you’re likely asking yourself, “what can be done about loose or ill-fitting dentures?” Believe it or not, you don’t need to live with the discomfort. Your dentist can stabilize your smile to give you the next best thing to your real teeth.
December 2, 2019
It’s almost the end of 2019 and while you may have a lot of expectations and exciting opportunities waiting for you in 2020, the one thing you won’t have is any dental benefits that have rolled over. That’s right. Everything you’ve accrued toward your deductible and annual maximum will be reset to “0” on January 1. So, what can you do? Unfortunately, when it comes to your plan, it’s a ‘Use It or Lose It’ set up. Find out how you can keep from losing valuable benefits each year and how you can save money by seeing your dentist now.
November 10, 2019
If you’re missing one, some, or all of your teeth, dental implants can complete your smile with unmatched strength and beauty. Dental implants offer patients many benefits, however there is some confusion regarding this popular replacement option. What is the difference between placing and restoring dental implants? Do you need both? Keep reading to satisfy your curiosity about this lifechanging tooth replacement.
October 16, 2019
Patients looking for a braces-free way to straighten their smiles might have heard about clear aligners such as Invisalign® as well as those offered by the California startup SmileDirectPro. While these two treatments might seem somewhat similar at first, only one of them is sold, administered, and monitored by licensed dentists and orthodontists. If you want to keep your pearly whites safe while also improving their appearance, here’s why Invisalign in West Orange is likely to be your best option.
October 2, 2019
It’s no secret that the United States has an obesity problem. The condition affects about 93.3 million US adults and, in the worst-case scenario, can lead to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. If you have problems with your weight, you’ve probably been told to eat less – but it might not be that simple. Recent studies have found that poor sleep is linked to consuming more calories; that could mean that in some cases, the root of an obesity problem might lie with the quality of your rest.
September 17, 2019
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do damaged teeth make you feel embarrassed when you laugh or speak? Today, there are numerous cosmetic dental treatments that can transform your grin into a trait that boosts your confidence instead of drains it. Between direct bonding vs. porcelain veneers, while each of them offers countless benefits, there may be one that’s better suited for concealing your unique cosmetic flaws. Read on to learn whice is the right solution for you. (more…)
August 18, 2019
When 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.
August 9, 2019
If 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.
July 31, 2019
Most 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.