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March 29th, 2012

Piercings in your lips and tongue have the potential to create cosmetic dental problems, as well as problems associated with the function and health of your mouth. As a result of oral piercings, you may be at greater risk of:

  • Injury to the gums, leading to gum recession.
  • Tooth loss from gum recession.
  • Teeth damage, including cracks and chips.
  • Interference with chewing and speech.
  • Oral infections.

If you plan to get an oral piercing, you can reduce the risk of these complications by... Read More

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March 27th, 2012

Most of us experience bad breath at some point. A trip to the dentist can inform you of ways to combat bad breath, and determine if your bad breath is an indicator of something more serious, like gum disease.

Whether you have chronic bad breath or suffer from the odor temporarily, you may have wondered about the effectiveness of mouthwash. These products are touted as eliminators of mouth odor.

Most mouthwashes claim to get rid of bad breath by reducing the mouth bacteria that cause odor.

Alcohol-containing mouthwashes may dry your mouth... Read More

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March 24th, 2012

Invisalign® now offers clear, plastic aligners meeting the unique needs of teens. These special features include:

  • Blue Dot Wear Indicator tracks frequency of wear.
  • Up to six free replacements in case an aligner is lost.
  • Power ridges achieve complex tooth movements.
  • Eruption tabs accommodate the growth of molars.

Orthodontic treatment is an important part of family dentistry, and your teen may have asked you about Invisalign®. Oftentimes, parents considering Invisalign®... Read More

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March 22nd, 2012

Invisalign® lets many orthodontic patients straighten their teeth without metal braces. Using a series of customized plastic aligners, Invisalign® gently moves your teeth into proper alignment.

The benefits of Invisalign® include:

  • Clear, plastic aligners let you straighten your teeth without unsightly metal.
  • Aligners are removable, so you can eat, brush and floss with ease.
  • Provides effective alignment for a wide range of orthodontic cases.

At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, Dr. Howard Perlmutter examines your teeth,... Read More

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December 12th, 2011

General dentistry is critical to your oral health. The three main components of general dentistry are prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems. Some of the most common services associated with general dentistry include:

  • Regular teeth cleanings
  • Regular exams
  • Dental fillings
  • Children's dentistry

We also offer endodontic services to treat problems arising inside your teeth, as well as periodontics to maintain the health of your gums, jawbone and other tooth-supporting structures.... Read More

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December 5th, 2011

Sedation dentistry lets people with dental phobia relax and receive the dental care that is so important to a healthy, beautiful smile. With sedation dentistry, you remain conscious but in a deeply relaxed state. You will have little or no memory of the appointment later.

At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers two sedation dentistry options to patients:

  • Oral sedation
  • Nitrous oxide

Oral sedation involves taking a pill prior to your dental procedure or treatment.... Read More

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November 28th, 2011

If you've considered orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, you may have noticed that one of the inconveniences or braces is that you can't eat many of your favorite foods. Some orthodontists recommend that you avoid all of the following:

  • Apples, carrots, and other crunchy fruits and vegetables
  • Bagels, pretzels and hard rolls
  • Pizza
  • Corn chips or other crunchy snacks
  • Nuts
  • Meat on the bone, such as chicken wings or ribs
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard candy
  • Hard cookies

Now, I... Read More

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November 22nd, 2011

Dental bridges are a good solution for replacing a missing tooth. Dental bridges, sometimes called fixed dentures, are restorations that use your existing teeth to support a false tooth, called a pontic.

A dental bridge typically involves three units: two crowns anchored on teeth adjacent to the gap that support the middle false tooth. Sometimes, though, bridges are constructed to be supported by dental implants. Bridges have a number of advantages:

  • Can be used when you do not have enough jawbone to support an implant
  • Are... Read More
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November 18th, 2011

The purported health benefits of sports drinks are questionable at best. In fact, numerous studies have found that sports drinks fail to hydrate athletes more than regular drinking water and, thanks to a host of artificial flavors, preservatives and sweeteners, they may actually increase dehydration.

Sports drinks can also adversely impact your dental health by staining and weakening your teeth.

A recent study by the New York University College of Dentistry found that all of the leading sports drinks weakened the enamel of teeth and softened dentin. In addition, Gatorade and... Read More

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October 21st, 2011

Dental implant placement is a multi-stage procedure. Although the process for getting dental implants is prolonged, it is worth it because the results are generally permanent and allow you to eat all the foods you enjoyed before without worrying about the slipping of dentures.

The first step in dental implant placement is determining whether you are a candidate for the procedure. This includes evaluating your gum and jaw bone health. If you have periodontal disease, that will have to be evaluated prior to placing the... Read More

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