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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

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

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

October 19th, 2011

If you have one or more missing teeth or if you are facing the removal of a tooth in the near future, you are likely considering dental implants as a replacement option. Dental implants allow you to eat all the same foods you enjoyed before losing any teeth. They also require no additional care and stimulate your gum and bone health. Dental implants are the best restoration for replacing lost teeth, but they are not for everyone. To be a good candidate for dental implants you must:

  • Have sufficient bone and bone density to support the implant... Read More
September 28th, 2011

Dental appointments are vital to your oral and overall health. Healthy teeth support a healthy mind and body, and without regular dental visits, your oral health suffers. If you neglect the dentist’s office because of fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry will let you relax throughout the duration of your appointment.

All too often, people avoid the dentist. The reasons for this avoidance vary but generally are oriented toward a dislike or phobia of the dentist’s office and dental procedures. Reasons patients seek sedation dentistry include:... Read More

July 30th, 2011

BriteSmile teeth whitening has become one of the most sought after elective dental procedures today to help you regain brighter teeth. In just one appointment, experienced New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter can help lighten your teeth noticeably with the use of a professionally applied hydrogen peroxide gel and a special lamp that activates the solution.

For patients who have existing dental work, such as crowns, bridges or porcelain veneers, BriteSmile may be used to treat discoloration on your remaining natural teeth. BriteSmile... Read More

July 29th, 2011

According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74 percent of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success; 99.7 percent of adults believe that a smile is an important social asset.

Fortunately, there are a number of teeth-whitening options available to treat discolored teeth. BriteSmile is one such product, a professionally applied teeth-whitening system that uses a hydrogen peroxide agent and blue light to activate the bleaching. In just one visit, you will leave with... Read More

June 17th, 2011

Cosmetic dentistry is not just a science, it also relies on craftsmanship and covers a wide range of services including:

Due to the broad spectrum of specialties within cosmetic dentistry and the individual skills required of each, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is... Read More

June 17th, 2011

Teeth sensitivity can be due to a variety of conditions, but it is of special concern to those considering teeth whitening treatment. Because many over-the-counter teeth-whitening products can cause sensitivity, those already suffering from sensitive teeth may be hesitant to try professional teeth whitening in order to achieve the vibrant smile they desire.

Thankfully, there are a number of options to help those with sensitive teeth obtain a beautiful smile. At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, we offer a wide variety of teeth-whitening options that can... Read More



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