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February 13th, 2015

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist every six months for professional cleanings and examinations. These visits are an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health and, when combined with proper at-home care, can help ensure your teeth remain healthy and attractive for a lifetime.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter suggests our patients schedule biannual visits in advance to ensure these routine checkups are easily maintained. We always provide plenty of opportunity to reschedule when needed, but can most... Read More

Tags: General Dentistry
January 29th, 2015

A newly published study suggests that chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help reduce risks for cavities. And while this news is not necessarily groundbreaking, what researchers found is interesting nonetheless.

Chewing sugar-free gum immediately after eating can remove up to 100 million bacteria from the mouth. These bacteria are linked to tooth decay, gum disease, and similar oral health issues. However, chewing gum longer than 10 minutes allows all of these bacteria to be re-deposited onto teeth and gums – eliminating any benefits achieved through chewing gum in the first... Read More

Tags: Oral Health
January 12th, 2015

No matter if your restorations are cosmetic or general, you will want to care for them to ensure they last. Fortunately, caring for dental restorations such as veneers and crowns doesn’t require much special consideration.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter utilizes quality materials for all of his restorations. These materials are durable, natural-looking, and resistant to staining, but can still be damaged if not properly cared for.

Following the placement of your restorations, Dr. Perlmutter will discuss specific steps you can... Read More

December 23rd, 2014

With 2015 approaching, maybe now is the best time to start planning the transformation of your smile. Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns, assess your teeth and gums, and help you decide if this is the year to finally address all the functional and aesthetic issues detracting from them.

To schedule your smile makeover consultation with Dr. Perlmutter, call us at (201) 384-9292 today.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a comprehensive... Read More

December 12th, 2014

Many parents will remember Hermey the Elf from the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – if not by name, then by deed. Hermey was the elf who was ridiculed for not wanting to make toys, preferring instead to study dentistry.

Hermey now has an opportunity to inspire a new generation of children in taking care of their teeth with Hermey’s Healthy Teeth Checklist.

Hermey’s checklist is a fantastic tool for helping... Read More

November 21st, 2014

Do you feel awkward or uncomfortable with the way stained and discolored teeth detract from the appearance of your smile? If so, the Holiday Season may present several opportunities for discomfort. Instead of hiding your smile or simply accepting dissatisfaction, consider a tooth whitening treatment from Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter offers solutions that can brighten your smile in nearly no time at all, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident no matter what the season brings.

Dr. Perlmutter offers two in-... Read More

November 11th, 2014

Our Bergenfield Family Dentist suggests replacing your toothbrush every two monthsA recent study has found that hollow-headed toothbrushes can contain up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth as their solid-headed counterparts. A majority of store-bought toothbrushes have hollow heads.

While this news may seem shocking, there is really no need to fret – toothpaste contains antibacterial portieres that help prevent contamination from toothbrush heads. However,... Read More

October 22nd, 2014

Fewer than 50 percent of Americans self-report flossing daily, even though flossing is known to be one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. One of the largest reasons people list for not flossing is that they simply forget.

Forgetting to floss is, in a way, like forgetting to wash your hands: failure to do it can lead to a host of health issues, but getting into the habit may require reminders. To help you get into this habit, Dumont dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers the following suggestions:

October 10th, 2014

A six-year study conducted by the International and American Associations for Dental Research has found that patients taking SSRIs experience dental implant failure at more than twice the rate of those who are not. The study, conducted on 490 patients with a total of 916 dental implants, found the rate of implant failure just above 10.5 percent for patients taking some of the most common antidepressants. Among patients not taking SSRIs, the rate of implant failure was closer to 4.5 percent.

SSRIs have long been known to inhibit bone regeneration... Read More

Tags: Dental Implants
September 18th, 2014

No single sedation dentistry option will be ideal for the needs of each patient. That’s why Dumont sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter offers a number of options for increasing patient comfort. What option is best for your needs can be determined during your comfort dentistry consultation.

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is one of the oldest and most trusted forms of conscious sedation. Once inhaled, nitrous oxide produces a feeling of well-being by promoting physical relaxation and a euphoric mental state. It also has... Read More



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