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What Do Your Teeth Look Like Underneath the Mask?

More than one million people have received a COVID-19 vaccination in New Jersey. This means that it may not be too much longer before we’re able to remove masks indoors – even when around strangers – as things slowly begin to resume normalcy. But it also begs the question: have you been keeping your teeth …

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What Is Bruxism?

> Bruxism is the medical name for jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding. Often unconscious, bruxism may be the result of emotional stress, frustration, anger, fear, or anxiety. It may also be an automatic response while sleeping, stemming from emotional stress, or as a response to arousal during sleep cycles. Even when it occurs during the day, …

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How Painful is Getting a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw bone. Once placed, osteoblasts and connective tissue will work to secure the implant into the bone, allowing it to become a permanent replacement for the missing tooth’s root. Dental implants are typically placed under anesthesia. This includes options such as general anesthesia, localized anesthetic, nitrous oxide, and …

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How to Care for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a common oral health issue that is often indicative of a larger problem. However, tooth sensitivity can also be its own issue, treatable through proper care. One of the best defenses against tooth sensitivity is a desensitizing toothpaste. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth …

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At What Age Can My Child Get Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a removable orthodontic option. Initially created for adults, benefits offered by Invisalign include: No dietary restrictions No difficulties caring for teeth No wires or brackets (no risk of cuts) Invisalign are made of a clear plastic that is both comfortable and sturdy, allowing each aligner to gently move teeth into their ideal position …

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Caring for Your Teeth While Staying at Home

With Governor Murphy extending stay at home orders indefinitely, only emergency dental services are currently available. This includes services for pain, tooth loss, and other types of trauma, but does not include routine cleanings and examinations. Routine cleanings and examinations are essential for peak oral health. Up Your At-Home Oral Hygiene Game Until the stay …

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Will Dental Implants Last Forever?

Dental implants are made of titanium, a low-density, high-strength metal that is resistant to corrosion. They are designed to produce consistent results for a lifetime. On the surface of dental implants are several microscopic holes. When implants are placed, osteoblasts and connective tissue in the jaw insert into these holes, holding them fast in place and making …

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Does Invisalign® Hurt?

You probably know that Invisalign® offers a visually unobtrusive way to straighten teeth, but that doesn’t answer the one glaring question: Will Invisalign treatment hurt? And the truth is, it can, but not nearly as much as traditional wire and bracket braces. Invisalign uses a series of aligners, each designed to gently push your teeth …

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Five Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a treatment with both cosmetic and general focuses. Placed over teeth, dental bonding is an ideal solution for: Small chips and cracks in tooth enamel Uneven tooth shapes and sizes Minor gaps and spaces Crooked tooth presentation Severe tooth discoloration With dental bonding, Oradell family dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can produce a …

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