Many people prefer a whiter smile because it’s become so associated with good oral hygiene. The minute we see a person with a radiant white smile, we think “That person takes great care of their teeth!” Unfortunately, having a whiter smile does not always mean the person has any better oral care habits than you do. In fact, problems can still exist underneath, according to your dentist in Lincoln Park. Learn what they are and what you need to do confirm your oral health status today!
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March 13, 2018
March 3, 2018
Once you start getting close to the ages of 17 and 21, a new set of teeth will start to appear known as wisdom teeth. “Why do I have these teeth?” You may ask. You’ve probably asked your dentist “Why do I need to have them removed?”
We now know what wisdom teeth were originally for, but unfortunately, they don’t have the same use they did thousands of years ago. In fact, wisdom teeth are now a burden and need to be removed because of how we’ve developed as people and as a society. Keep reading to learn why a wisdom tooth extraction in Lincoln Park may be needed at your next appointment!
February 18, 2018
It’s true that dental implants in Lincoln Park use crowns that are inorganic, making them unsusceptible to tooth decay. However, to make sure your dental implants last for many decades, you’ll still need to know how to properly care for them. Without regular hygiene, the failure rate of dental implants goes up significantly, so your dentist is here to teach you the best way to care for your investment.
Since you care for dental implants the same way as you would for natural teeth, you don’t need to perform any special maintenance like for other tooth replacement methods. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
February 7, 2018
According to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 percent of Americans aged 20-64 had dental caries (cavities) from 2011 to 2012. By the time they hit 65, 96 percent of Americans had tooth decay, according to the study. One reason tooth decay is so common is because some people may have limited access to dental care. However, it’s also because people don’t think there’s a problem in their mouth until they feel pain. This means they may not even see a dentist until problems get severe.
To help you better understand, your dentist in Lincoln Park explains why cavities often don’t hurt, even when you have them.
January 25, 2018
Have you been suffering from lost confidence and lacking self-esteem due to your imperfect smile? If so, don’t feel alone. Studies show that one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. But there are a multitude of remedies to either mask or correct aesthetic problems. Learn the methods that your cosmetic dentist in Lincoln Park has available for you.
January 3, 2018
You’ve made your mind up that when you embark on your journey to better oral health in the new year, that your family is going along with you. And this is the type of thinking that your dentist in Pequannock applauds, because when everybody in the household gets on track with better oral care, it creates a positive and healthy atmosphere. Learn more about how your local expert can guide you all along the way with preventive dentistry.
December 22, 2017
Are you missing teeth on your upper arch? Have you been told in the past that you are not a good candidate for dental implants? It’s important to know that there is hope, and certain procedures may be able to restore enough bone to successfully support dental implants in Lincoln Park. Here is what you should know.
December 12, 2017
You’ve lived with crooked teeth for so many years now that hiding your smile has become second nature. Because you weren’t diligent in wearing your retainers as a teenager, your years of orthodontic treatment went by the wayside as your teeth shifted over time. The memories of your time in braces have kept you from pursuing additional orthodontic treatment over the years, but you sure would like to smile with confidence again. Your dentist in Montville has good news! There are actually options for aligning your teeth without braces, and here’s what you should know.
November 22, 2017
Your time has come. It’s something you can’t really explain, but you know that you’re getting ready to embark on a journey to achieving the look you’ve always wanted. You’re saying goodbye to the gap in your front teeth and the reluctance to smile when you take photos. And the experts on Invisalign in Lincoln Park are ready to guide you to the smile you desire.
November 7, 2017
When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2017, we’ll be putting the lid on one crazy year. And, if you have dental insurance, you’ll also be saying goodbye to potentially hundreds of dollars worth of necessary care! What can you do to keep that from happening to you? Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Montville today. Even if you don’t have insurance, December is a great time to come in and make sure your smile is healthy and ready for everything to come in the New Year.