New Jersey Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

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May 20th, 2014

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you cringe? Do you feel anxious or nervous when considering even routine cleanings and examinations? Would you rather take your chances on losing teeth or developing gum disease than have to walk into a dental office?

If you can answer “yes” to even part of one of these questions, you deserve to know about your sedation dentistry options.

Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a smile that is healthy, strong, and attractive. He also... Read More

May 6th, 2014

According to a survey from the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adults seeking orthodontia has reached record highs. This is largely due to the advent of more comfortable and less obtrusive options such as Invisalign®, which has allowed for adults to discreetly address malocclusion in a fraction of the time required for braces.

Invisalign offers a number of benefits for adults seeking orthodontic treatment. The clear plastic aligners are not only discreet, they’re comfortable, and will not cut or otherwise irritate sensitive oral... Read More

April 22nd, 2014

Surface stains caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco, along with discoloration resulting from aging can typically be addressed with topical teeth whitening. Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer in-office whitening solutions such as BriteSmile® which can lighten teeth up to 10 shades in as little as one hour. Take-home kits are also available from our office for equally consistent, albeit less immediate results.

Topical teeth whitening solutions may be able to penetrate deep into teeth and remove some staining... Read More

April 11th, 2014

We’ve all heard the jokes – I’d rather have a root canal – or seen how root canals are portrayed in various popular forms of entertainment. However, the truth of the matter is that root canal treatment is actually no more uncomfortable than a typical dental filling. In fact, because the nerve of the tooth is already dead when a root canal is necessary, this treatment can actually be less intense than many other general dentistry services.

All kidding aside, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter understands that procedures like root canal... Read More

March 24th, 2014

Sleep dentistry involves heavy sedation that renders a patient unconscious. Most often this is accomplished by medications delivered intravenously. IV sedation requires constant monitoring of vitals and can, in some cases, be much more than the patient needs. Bergen County sedation dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter does not offer IV sedation. Sedation dentistry allows a patient to become completely comfortable and anxiety free while remaining conscious enough to respond to basic directions. Sedation dentistry is... Read More

March 17th, 2014

Flossing is an important part of your dental hygiene routine and perhaps one of the most effective ways to prevent issues such as gum disease. By removing plaque and food particles from in between teeth, flossing helps prevent tooth decay as well as plaque buildup below the gum line, and is not something that should be overlooked.

Dr. Howard Perlmutter recommends flossing morning and night for optimal results. If you are not certain how to floss we would be happy to provide instruction during your regularly scheduled preventive dentistry... Read More

February 24th, 2014

At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, experienced dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer the safest and most effective forms of sedation dentistry available today. Trained by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Dr. Perlmutter has taken time to learn which types of sedation can best treat a wide range of dental phobias, anxieties, and discomforts. During your Dumont sedation dentistry consultation Dr. Perlmutter will carefully listen to your concerns, discuss all of your options, and help you choose the type of sedation best suited to meet... Read More

February 17th, 2014

Dr. Howard Perlmutter is licensed in the state of New Jersey to practice Enteral Conscious Sedation. He is also a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), having met their training and continuing education requirements.

Your safety and comfort are the top priorities at Dumont Cosmetic Dental. Dr. Perlmutter is an experienced, highly trained, and compassionate sedation dentist. He would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to discuss how sedation dentistry can help you meet all of your oral health and... Read More

January 23rd, 2014

It is important to maintain oral health during pregnancy, not simply to maintain an attractive smile, but to prevent serious issues that can arise when hygiene is neglected. Gum disease in particular can occur quickly when teeth and gums are not cared for properly. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to gingivitis due to hormonal changes, causing the gums to bleed more due to an increase in bacteria and plaque. This is normal, but needs to be taken care of by your dentist. Advanced gum disease has been linked to issues including premature birth and low... Read More

January 23rd, 2014

Dental x-rays are a part of your regularly scheduled visits with Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. Once a year, Dr. Perlmutter will use x-rays to detect problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This enables our Bergenfield dentist to diagnose problems hidden by enamel or gum tissue, and to provide swift treatments for many common oral health issues. Dr. Perlmutter may also require an x-ray if you have sustained trauma or are experiencing tooth pain, gum swelling, or other indications of an oral health problem. X-rays are necessary for... Read More



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