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October 19th, 2011

If you have one or more missing teeth or if you are facing the removal of a tooth in the near future, you are likely considering dental implants as a replacement option. Dental implants allow you to eat all the same foods you enjoyed before losing any teeth. They also require no additional care and stimulate your gum and bone health. Dental implants are the best restoration for replacing lost teeth, but they are not for everyone. To be a good candidate for dental implants you must:

  • Have sufficient bone and bone density to support the implant... Read More
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September 28th, 2011

Dental appointments are vital to your oral and overall health. Healthy teeth support a healthy mind and body, and without regular dental visits, your oral health suffers. If you neglect the dentist’s office because of fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry will let you relax throughout the duration of your appointment.

All too often, people avoid the dentist. The reasons for this avoidance vary but generally are oriented toward a dislike or phobia of the dentist’s office and dental procedures. Reasons patients seek sedation dentistry include:... Read More

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July 30th, 2011

BriteSmile teeth whitening has become one of the most sought after elective dental procedures today to help you regain brighter teeth. In just one appointment, experienced New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can help lighten your teeth noticeably with the use of a professionally applied hydrogen peroxide gel and a special lamp that activates the solution.

For patients who have existing dental work, such as crowns, bridges or porcelain veneers, BriteSmile may be used to treat discoloration on your remaining natural teeth. BriteSmile... Read More

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July 29th, 2011

According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74 percent of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success; 99.7 percent of adults believe that a smile is an important social asset.

Fortunately, there are a number of teeth-whitening options available to treat discolored teeth. BriteSmile is one such product, a professionally applied teeth-whitening system that uses a hydrogen peroxide agent and blue light to activate the bleaching. In just one visit, you will leave with... Read More

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June 17th, 2011

Cosmetic dentistry is not just a science, it also relies on craftsmanship and covers a wide range of services including:

Due to the broad spectrum of specialties within cosmetic dentistry and the individual skills required of each, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is... Read More

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June 17th, 2011

Teeth sensitivity can be due to a variety of conditions, but it is of special concern to those considering teeth whitening treatment. Because many over-the-counter teeth-whitening products can cause sensitivity, those already suffering from sensitive teeth may be hesitant to try professional teeth whitening in order to achieve the vibrant smile they desire.

Thankfully, there are a number of options to help those with sensitive teeth obtain a beautiful smile. At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, we offer a wide variety of teeth-whitening options that can... Read More

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May 18th, 2011

Invisalign's clear plastic aligners are designed to subtly move your teeth from crooked and crowded to straight and attractive. The movement happens so subtly that you may not be able to see it right away, but you should be able to feel it the day you put in your first aligner.

Most people report feeling some mild soreness for a day or two after putting in a new aligner tray. After wearing the aligner for two weeks, it'll be time to put in the next one to keep the process going. At which point you may experience some discomfort again. Some trays result... Read More

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May 12th, 2011

If you're happy with the results of your teeth whitening procedure at Dumont Cosmetic Dental, you may be wishing that you could keep the results forever. Although we can't guarantee permanent whitening results, there are many things you can do to ensure your teeth remain as white as possible for years to come.

  • Cut down on staining foods and beverages such as coffee, black tea, red wine, and chocolate
  • Quit smoking
  • Remember to brush your teeth after every meal
  • Make regular dental appointments

All these... Read More

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February 25th, 2011

Dental x-rays are taken yearly as they allow your dentist to see what is not visible to the naked eye. The amount of radiation is minimal as our office uses digital x-rays. The only time x-rays will not be taken is on a pregnant woman in her first trimester and any patients undergoing head or neck radiation.

Think it's time to take a better look at your smile? Contact our office to day to set up an appointment!

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February 23rd, 2011

The length of time that restorations last vary and will depend on your home care as well as keeping up with your professional dental care, i.e. dental cleanings and exams . If a patient has chewing or clenching habits it is common for dental restorations to wear down more quickly. After these worn down restorations are replaced the use of a night guard can prevent this cycle of premature wear from occurring again. We would love to talk more with you about this, contact our office today!

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