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October 12, 2022

Why You Ought to Replace a Missing Back Tooth

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A close-up of a mouth with a missing back tooth

Perhaps you’re wondering why you should replace a missing back tooth. “After all,” you think, “it isn’t like the problem affects my visible smile.” In fact, you may even believe the lost pearly white won’t have any harmful effects. However, this attitude is misplaced; there are actually many oral health risks of not replacing a lost back tooth. That said, it’s crucial that you get something like a dental implant. To learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your Hackettstown dentist.

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September 29, 2022

5 Tips to Help You Meet Your Wear Time with Invisalign

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Closeup of woman putting on clear aligners

Does the 22-hour Invisalign wear time seem like a big ask? You’re not alone. However, since the aligners only work while you’re wearing them, it’s an important “rule” of clear aligner treatment. If you’re consistently having trouble with it, then keep reading for five helpful tips.

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August 5, 2022

3 Ways You Can Easily Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

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woman worried about Invisalign treatment in Hackettstown

Are you considering undergoing dental treatment to straighten your smile? If so, Invisalign is one of the most effective and popular ways to do so. These virtually invisible aligners can help you achieve jaw-dropping results much quicker than traditional braces and without the need for metal wires or brackets. However, you’ll have to follow a few essential rules to maintain steady progress. Keep reading to learn three ways you can easily ruin your Invisalign treatment and how to avoid them!

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June 15, 2022

Why & How to Floss Your Dental Implants

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A man flossing dental implants

If you didn’t already know, dental implants are highly effective at restoring smiles. In fact, these prosthetics have a long-term success rate of over 95 percent! That said, you need to floss them daily to get the most use out of them. Otherwise, there’s a chance your treatment could fail early. Your New Jersey dentist, thankfully, is here to keep that from happening. Read on to learn why flossing dental implants is crucial and how best to do so.

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May 3, 2022

4 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_khokhar @ 8:42 pm
Image of dental implants.

Dental implants are in a complete tier of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth! These awesome little implants can effectively restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites and provide you with an unparalleled boost in confidence. That said, you might be curious about receiving dental implants for yourself, but you have questions about the price tag. Keep reading to learn about four of the key factors that determine the cost of dental implants.

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February 14, 2022

Get a Bright Smile for Valentine’s Day

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Couple celebrating Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’ve been planning the perfect date, you’ve probably picked an amazing restaurant and a delicious box of candy, but are you forgetting something? A bright smile can ignite your dating life. Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, many people admit they form an opinion about someone based on their teeth. Don’t let stains and discoloration give the wrong impression. Here’s how you can revamp your smile just in time for your date.

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December 12, 2021

Dental Implants 101: Terms You Should Know

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Parts of single dental implantYou’re going to hear a lot of terms and phrases while on your journey to a complete smile, but don’t feel left out of the loop during your dental implant consultation. Your dentist and dental team will use many words and terms that are part of their everyday vocabulary; however, they may sound like a foreign language to you. Don’t worry, here are the top dental implant terms you should know, so there aren’t any misunderstandings during the road ahead.

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November 18, 2021

Just How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

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3D rendering of molar fillings

There’s a good chance you’ve had to get a dental filling in the past. After all, the CDC has found that 90% of Americans over age 20 have at least one cavity. Assuming that applies to you, your dentist likely filled the affected tooth. But have you wondered, “How long do fillings last?” The treatments don’t last forever, so it’s essential to know when they need to be re-examined. Well, your local dentist is here with the answer. Read on to learn how long fillings should last, when you should replace them, and how best to care for them.

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September 10, 2021

Am I Too Old for a Fluoride Treatment?

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Woman brushing her teeth and looking in mirrorIf your child has been to a dentist, they likely had a fluoride treatment along with their semi-annual cleaning and checkup. The quick, painless preventive step is crucial for protecting young smiles from tooth decay, but do adults need fluoride treatments, too? Although you might believe they are only for children, you’re never too old to benefit from the protection of fluoride. With 26% of adults in the U.S. having untreated tooth decay, it’s a simple solution to safeguard your smile.

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August 10, 2021

4 Reasons Your Dentist Should Use an Intraoral Camera

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intraoral camera being used during a dental appointment

At your routine cleaning and checkup appointment, you go through the usual motions. Your teeth get X-rayed, your hygienist removes the plaque buildup on your teeth, and then your dentist inspects your mouth. During their examination, they stop and reach for an instrument you’ve never seen before—an intraoral camera. After capturing some high definition images of the inside of your mouth, they show you pictures of a developing cavity. Why is this technology so important for your dentist to use? Keep reading to learn four reasons!

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