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December 23rd, 2014

With 2015 approaching, maybe now is the best time to start planning the transformation of your smile. Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns, assess your teeth and gums, and help you decide if this is the year to finally address all the functional and aesthetic issues detracting from them.

To schedule your smile makeover consultation with Dr. Perlmutter, call us at (201) 384-9292 today.

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December 12th, 2014

Many parents will remember Hermey the Elf from the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – if not by name, then by deed. Hermey was the elf who was ridiculed for not wanting to make toys, preferring instead to study dentistry.

Hermey now has an opportunity to inspire a new generation of children in taking care of their teeth with Hermey’s Healthy Teeth Checklist.

Hermey’s checklist is a fantastic tool for helping... Read More

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November 21st, 2014

Do you feel awkward or uncomfortable with the way stained and discolored teeth detract from the appearance of your smile? If so, the Holiday Season may present several opportunities for discomfort. Instead of hiding your smile or simply accepting dissatisfaction, consider a tooth whitening treatment from Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter offers solutions that can brighten your smile in nearly no time at all, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident no matter what the season brings.... Read More

November 11th, 2014

Our Bergenfield Family Dentist suggests replacing your toothbrush every two monthsA recent study has found that hollow-headed toothbrushes can contain up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth as their solid-headed counterparts. A majority of store-bought toothbrushes have hollow heads.

While this news may seem shocking, there is really no need to fret – toothpaste contains antibacterial portieres that help prevent contamination from toothbrush heads. However,... Read More

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October 22nd, 2014

Fewer than 50 percent of Americans self-report flossing daily, even though flossing is known to be one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. One of the largest reasons people list for not flossing is that they simply forget.

Forgetting to floss is, in a way, like forgetting to wash your hands: failure to do it can lead to a host of health issues, but getting into the habit may require reminders. To help you get into this habit, Dumont dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers the following... Read More

October 10th, 2014

A six-year study conducted by the International and American Associations for Dental Research has found that patients taking SSRIs experience dental implant failure at more than twice the rate of those who are not. The study, conducted on 490 patients with a total of 916 dental implants, found the rate of implant failure just above 10.5 percent for patients taking some of the most common antidepressants. Among patients not taking SSRIs, the rate of implant failure was closer to 4.5 percent.

SSRIs have long been... Read More

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September 18th, 2014

No single sedation dentistry option will be ideal for the needs of each patient. That’s why Dumont sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers a number of options for increasing patient comfort. What option is best for your needs can be determined during your comfort dentistry consultation.

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is one of the oldest and most trusted forms of conscious sedation. Once inhaled, nitrous oxide produces a feeling of well-being by promoting physical relaxation and a euphoric... Read More

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September 4th, 2014

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study has determined that probiotics, specifically lactobacillus reuteri, increase the efficacy of gum disease treatment by 53 percent. This news is welcome for those suffering from chronic periodontitis who have found other methods to be of little use – particularly because probiotics have no adverse side-effects and are naturally found in many foods and beverages including yogurt and kefir.

It is important to note that this study concluded that probiotics are equally effective to... Read More

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August 22nd, 2014

An overactive gag reflex can make even routine visits to the dentist very uncomfortable and may be enough to push some people to avoid dental care entirely. However, avoiding dental care is never a good solution, nor is it necessary with the numerous sedation options available at our Bergenfield family dentistry practice.

Sedation dentistry allows people with an overactive gag reflex to become completely relaxed in advance of their treatment. This reduces involuntary reflexes while still allowing for complete... Read More

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August 8th, 2014

Al Khiday 2 is a pre-Mesolithic burial site in Central Sudan where researchers have recently discovered something very interesting: fewer than one percent of the tooth remains located in the burial site contain even the slightest sign of tooth decay. No cavities. No infections. Just clean, healthy, and strong teeth. And what has been identified as the source of these uncommonly healthy teeth? Purple nutsedge, a noxious weed more likely to be killed than eaten by New Jersey gardeners.

Researchers have found that the tubers of purple nutsedge contain bacteria inhibiting properties and... Read More

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