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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 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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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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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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Holiday Stress? Five Tips to Prevent Bruxism

Bruxism (tooth grinding) is a serious condition. When left unattended, this habit can cause uneven tooth wear, gum recession, and trauma such as chipped or broken teeth. Worse still, chronic tooth grinders may give themselves TMD, a painful and limiting condition that can require surgery to correct. Many people only find out they are teeth grinders …

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National Dental Assistants Recognition Week

March 4th – 10th is National Dental Assistants Recognition Week, a week devoted to acknowledging and celebrating the important role dental assistants play in patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. The staff at Oradell Family Dental are an integral part of what makes our patient-experience so rewarding and we are proud to honor the amazing work …

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