Skylands Dental of New Jersey

April 18, 2023

What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

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dentist performing oral cancer screening on patient

April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, serving as a crucial reminder to increase awareness about the risk factors associated with oral cancer. This month-long observance provides an ideal opportunity to educate oneself and others about the importance of early detection and prevention. By understanding the various risk factors, individuals can take proactive steps towards reducing their risk. So, keep reading as we talk about the potential risk factors of oral cancer as well as what you can do to minimize your risk of developing it.

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March 27, 2023

Bad Habits to Avoid If You Have Dentures

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Older woman at dentist for denturesAdvancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. Although they are durable, they aren’t as strong as your real teeth. Certain habits can damage your dentures and shorten their lifespan. Here are 4 simple mistakes to avoid to get the most from your investment.

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January 27, 2023

Are Dental Implants Safe?

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Digital model of a dental implantThere are many methods to replace missing teeth, but dental implants are the preferred choice among patients and dentists. A dental implant is the only treatment to replicate both the root and the crown. Although they offer predictable results, are dental implants safe? Most people with good oral and general health are candidates for the procedure; however, there are a few things you should know about potential risks.

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December 13, 2022

4 Ways to Prevent Red Wine Tooth Stains During the Holidays

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glasses of drinking red wine during holiday season

One of the best parts of the holidays is the foods and drinks. Pies, cakes, egg nogg, specialty lattes – the possibilities are endless! Unfortunately, many holiday favorites can have an adverse effect on your smile. Though it may not warrant an unplanned emergency visit to your dentist, red wine can leave unsightly stains on your smile that may keep you from flashing a smile in your holiday pictures. To avoid discolored teeth, continue reading for tips on preventing wine stains.

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November 12, 2022

Are Cranberries Good for Your Smile?

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Cranberries in bowlCranberries are a tasty treat during the holidays. Whether having cranberry sauce with turkey or eating them fresh with your breakfast, the tiny berries are loaded with nutrients that support your oral and general health. While they are beneficial, they can stain your teeth if you aren’t careful. You don’t have to leave them off your plate if you’re worried about stains. Instead, here’s how you can harness their health benefits without worrying about them tarnishing your smile.

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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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July 6, 2022

How Can the iTero Scanner Improve Your Invisalign Experience?

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Dentist holding digital scanner, pointing at computer monitor

Invisalign is one of the most popular ways to straighten crooked teeth, and for good reason. It is effective and aesthetically pleasing. Plus, the removable nature of the aligners makes it exceedingly convenient. But there is even more to love about it. Thanks to the iTero scanner, the process of getting started with Invisalign can be comfortable, easy, and mess-free. How exactly can the iTero scanner improve your Invisalign experience? Read on below to find out.

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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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