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Stay the Course: How to Survive Halloween with Invisalign

October 19, 2023

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Kids hiding their heads behind pumpkin buckets

Halloween is near at hand, so you may be eager for the coming festivities. That makes sense – the big day will feature trick-or-treaters, parties, and many other fun things! However, you should be careful if you’re doing a clear aligner treatment. All Hallows’ Eve might ruin your trays (or vice-versa) otherwise. That said, your local Springfield dentist wants to keep that from happening. So, consider using these four crucial Invisalign tips for Halloween night.


3 Lifestyle Changes to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

September 12, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

If you’ve recently experienced dental implant surgery and are dedicated to preserving the enduring success of your new teeth replacements, you’re not alone. Dental implants, known for their combination of aesthetics and functionality, can maintain their longevity with just a handful of simple lifestyle adaptations. Read on to learn about three easy adjustments you can incorporate to guarantee a lasting, lifetime smile.


Now That I Have Dentures, How Do I Keep Them Looking Their Best?

August 11, 2023

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Modern dentures can believably replace many missing teeth while being incredibly comfortable. Since they do such a good job at restoring your smile, you should show them some love by keeping them looking their best. Here are some ways to clean stains from your dentures while keeping them looking their brightest.


The Problems Exposed by the “Veneer Check” TikTok Trend

July 9, 2023

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Woman smiling with a mouth full of veneers

The rise of social media has completely upended just about every industry, and dentistry is no exception. Cosmetic dentistry has always drawn in people who are interested in looking their best for the camera, and now that everyone is interested in becoming an influencer themselves, the field has exploded in popularity.

While there’s nothing wrong with people chasing the smiles of their dreams, some people go for cosmetic treatments without fully understanding everything that the process entails, sometimes with serious consequences. The recent “veneers check” trend on TikTok is an excellent example.


You Asked, We Answered: Will Invisalign Affect the Way I Speak?

June 15, 2023

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Woman with glasses smiling while talking on the phone and working

Over two decades ago now, Invisalign debuted their clear aligners and the world of orthodontics has never been the same. Now, more than 12 million patients have used this teeth-straightening treatment to perfect their smiles! Despite the popularity of clear aligners, however, there is still a lot of misinformation circulating on the internet. For example, you may have heard that you’ll have a lisp during your treatment. If so, then keep reading to learn the answer to the question, “Will Invisalign affect the way I speak?”


What Causes Yellow Teeth & How Do I Fix Them?

May 3, 2023

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Woman pointing to her smile

Teeth can become discolored for a wide variety of different reasons, and it is one of the most common reasons why people are self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent your teeth from becoming yellow and ways to reverse discoloration that has already occurred. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of discoloration and what you can do to combat it.


Your Guide to Keeping Your Toothbrush Pristine & Clean

April 4, 2023

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a closeup of toothbrushes in a cup

Your toothbrush is perhaps the most important tool at your disposal when it comes to maintaining a white and bright smile—these little devices allow you to thoroughly clean your teeth, gums, and other oral structures on your own, and without them, practically all of us would be without healthy pearly whites! But your toothbrush needs to be kept clean and intact in order for it to do its job correctly; here’s a guide from your dentist to help you with this!


Can Dental Implants Stain?

February 15, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

When you’re missing one or more of your teeth, this can make it hard to feel confident in your beam and comfortable in social situations. There is fortunately a range of replacement options available, including dental implants. These titanium screws feature a restoration on top of them that looks like a natural tooth, but can it stain the same way as the rest of your smile? Keep reading to learn if they can become discolored.


Why Good Oral Health Is Important for Cosmetic Dentistry

January 6, 2023

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Young adult with a shining smile

Even people who aren’t normally thrilled at the prospect of visiting the dentist can get excited when coming in for a cosmetic procedure. Preventive dentistry isn’t the most exciting prospect, but making your smile look its best is always thrilling.

That said, general and cosmetic dentistry go hand in hand. Neglecting your oral health can make getting cosmetic dental treatment significantly more difficult. Here’s why.


Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

December 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sdentalnj @ 7:24 pm
person speaking with cosmetic dentist

For many people, there are things about their smile that they wish they could change. Whether it’s chips, cracks, discoloration, or one of many other aesthetic issues, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to give your smile a bit of an upgrade. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. These treatments are used to fix your pearly whites to give your beam a lovelier look. For those who have never undergone a cosmetic dental treatment, it may be a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you’re worried that cosmetic dentistry will hurt. Continue reading to learn the answer to this question as well as what you can expect from common cosmetic dental treatments.

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