Dental x-rays are a part of your regularly scheduled visits with Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. Once a year, Dr. Perlmutter will use x-rays to detect problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This enables our Bergenfield dentist to diagnose problems hidden by enamel or gum tissue, and to provide swift treatments for many common oral health issues. Dr. Perlmutter may also require an x-ray if you have sustained trauma or are experiencing tooth pain, gum swelling, or other indications of an oral health problem. X-rays are necessary for... Read More
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Brushing your teeth is the foundation of maintaining optimal dental hygiene. However, simply passing a toothbrush over your teeth for a few seconds every day is not nearly enough to prevent issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, brushing your teeth correctly is not at all difficult, and the effort you take each day will go a long way in keeping your smile clean, bright, and looking good.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful way for people with dental phobia to receive the full range of services offered by Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. However, you don’t need to be afraid of the dentist to benefit from sedation dentistry.
The safe and effective options offered by Bergenfield sedation dentist Dr. Perlmutter are beneficial for a number of patient needs. During your sedation dentistry consultation, Dr. Perlmutter will listen to your concerns and discuss your options, helping ensure you are completely comfortable during... Read More
Nearly all adults will have at least a mild form of gum disease at some point in their life. Swollen or bleeding gums are often the first indication of disease and should be brought to the attention of Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter as soon as they appear. At its earliest stages, gum disease can often be treated through enhanced cleaning and prescription mouthwash. However, allowed to progress, gum disease can necessitate in much more invasive treatments.
The best way to avoid detailed periodontal treatments is to... Read More
There are obvious reasons to maintain proper dental hygiene such as keeping your breath its freshest and your teeth their brightest. However, fresh breath and white teeth are far from the most important reasons to maintain optimal oral health. In fact, many of the reasons dental hygiene is so important have nothing to do with your teeth at all.
Invisalign® is one of the most attractive adult orthodontic options available today. In Dumont, New Jersey and throughout Bergen County, men and women are looking to Invisalign as a more comfortable, faster, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to wire and bracket braces. If you are in need of orthodontic care but dread the idea of braces, you may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign. If you live in or around Dumont, New Jersey and would like to learn if Invisalign is right for you, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental or... Read More
There is no question that sedation dentistry is the most effective way to reduce anxiety and treat dental phobia. Sedation dentistry is the ideal way for people who avoid the dentist out of fear or discomfort to enjoy the services they need for optimal oral health and beauty. However, due to the large number of dentists who offer sedation, choosing a sedation dentist is Bergenfield requires knowing what a truly qualified dentist looks like.
If you are looking for a sedation dentist in or around Bergenfield, New Jersey, please... Read More
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the gums, particularly on the prevention, detection, and treatment of gum disease. In addition to gum disease, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter uses his training in periodontics to assist with other periodontal issues such as gum recession or an uneven gum line.
If you live in or around Bergenfield, New Jersey and would like to learn more about maintain optimal oral health, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental or call (201) 384-9292 to schedule an... Read More
Gum disease is a direct result of tartar and plaque being allowed to build up below the gum line. Your mouth is filled with bacteria that secrete acids as they break down consumables such as sugars and carbohydrates. Plaque holds these acids fast to your teeth. When not removed quickly, plaque hardens into tartar, which can be nearly impossible to remove on your own.
If you take good care of your teeth at home, including brushing after every meal and snack, as well as flossing at least once a day, you may wonder why you need to see your Dumont general dentist for regularly scheduled cleanings. The answer to that is that failure to see a dentist every six month can allow simple dental hygiene issues to become serious problems, and these problems can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.... Read More