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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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July 20th, 2014

An abscess is a collection of pus that accumulates internally around infections. An abscessed tooth occurs when the root of a tooth is infected, generally resulting from untreated tooth decay. Infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can spread to surrounding bone tissue resulting in tooth loss and other oral health problems. The only way to treat a tooth abscess is with a root canal.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter uses advanced technology to ensure the root canal procedure is both comfortable and... Read More

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July 3rd, 2014

If you feel anxious, nervous, or fearful prior to dental treatments, conscious oral sedation may be exactly what you have been looking for. This type of sedation dentistry allows for complete relaxation of both body and mind, helping produce optimal comfort. Better yet, it does not come with the complications and risks associated with deeper IV sedation.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer conscious oral sedation to patients who need assistance feeling comfortable before their... Read More

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June 20th, 2014

Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease. It is also the easiest to treat. When symptoms of this common oral health issue occur, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can provide a deep gum cleaning along with detailed home-care instructions. Your at-home instructions will include enhanced daily care such as regular brushing and flossing. Dr. Perlmutter will also recommend a medicated or antibacterial mouthwash if such steps are necessary in your case. This can be discussed in greater detail during your visit... Read More

June 4th, 2014

According to Gallup, 70.5 percent of adults in New Jersey report having visited the dentist at least once in the past 12 months for routine cleanings and checkups. This is nearly six percentage points higher than the national average of 64.7, but not enough to place New Jersey in the top 10 states for dental health.

Why Routine Visits Matter

Routine dental care such as cleanings and examinations are essential for optimal oral health. Your visits to... Read More

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May 20th, 2014

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Do you feel anxious or nervous when considering even routine cleanings and examinations? Would you rather take your chances on losing teeth or developing gum disease than have to walk into a dental office?

If you can answer “yes” to even part of one of these questions, you deserve to know about your sedation dentistry options.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a smile that is healthy, strong, and attractive. He also... Read More

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May 20th, 2014

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Do you feel anxious or nervous when considering even routine cleanings and examinations? Would you rather take your chances on losing teeth or developing gum disease than have to walk into a dental office?

If you can answer “yes” to even part of one of these questions, you deserve to know about your sedation dentistry options.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a smile that is healthy, strong, and attractive. He also... Read More

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May 6th, 2014

According to a survey from the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adults seeking orthodontia has reached record highs. This is largely due to the advent of more comfortable and less obtrusive options such as Invisalign®, which has allowed for adults to discreetly address malocclusion in a fraction of the time required for braces.

Invisalign offers a number of benefits for adults seeking orthodontic treatment. The clear plastic aligners are not only discreet, they’re comfortable, and will not cut or otherwise irritate sensitive oral... Read More

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