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Is Kissing Possible with Dentures?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 5:25 pm
older couple happy together

Do you worry that your love life will suffer because of your new teeth? It’s a common concern among those suffering from tooth loss, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to! Many patients wonder if kissing with dentures is possible, and the good news is that it is. Although it may require some thought and careful movement, you don’t have to give up on the idea of sharing a smooch with your spouse or significant other. Read on to hear from a dentist who explains what tips to follow to not only keep the love alive but also keep your teeth in place.


The 3 Most Common Oral Health Conditions

January 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 7:33 pm
close up of a patient having their teeth cleaned

Our teeth are incredibly important to our quality of life, but they can often go underappreciated. That may be why so many people are suffering from oral health conditions to some extent.

Of course, some of these conditions are more damaging than others, but each of them is worth taking a look at and addressing before they get worse. If you’re interested, here are the most common oral health problems you’re likely to find, and how to prevent them.


Is It Possible to Whiten Teeth After Dental Bonding? 

December 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 5:56 pm
person receiving dental bonding

The visual appearance of your smile is important. Whether you’re meeting the in-laws, having fun with friends, or preparing to present before the board at work, making sure your teeth look healthy and beautiful will lead to greater confidence. But what happens if stains or discoloration arise? Can bonded teeth be whitened? To answer this question, a dentist is here to explain.


Is Dental Bonding a Costly Cosmetic Treatment? 

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 5:20 pm
person receiving dental bonding

Fixing minor cosmetic imperfections might seem like a pain, especially since it may not be something others can see. However, if a stain, small chip, or crack is present, you may want to go ahead and address the problem. But if a traditional veneer or dental crown is not what you have in mind for treatment but instead, you prefer dental bonding, there are a few things you may have questions about. This conservative and convenient cosmetic solution is often popular among patients, but how much does dental bonding cost? A dentist is here to explain why it’s an affordable, worthwhile investment.


Is Dental Bonding a Good Option for Me?

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 3:29 pm
a patient undergoing dental bonding in Bergenfield

If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, then you might be considering undergoing cosmetic dentistry. One of the quickest and most cost-effective treatments is dental bonding. With this procedure, you can easily address minor dental flaws in a single visit. But how can you tell if this option is right for you? Read on to learn about dental bonding in Bergenfield, the benefits you can enjoy, and tips for maintaining your beautiful results!


Bad Breath Culprits

October 26, 2022

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Essentially everyone has experienced a sour smell secreting from their mouth. Not only does it leave a yucky taste in your mouth, but it can also be embarrassing when talking to a friend or co-worker. Bad breath happens for various reasons, from diet to serious oral health conditions. Find out common causes of bad breath and how to keep it smelling fresh.


Chipped a Tooth? Here’s What You Should Do

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 2:57 pm
a person smiling with a chipped tooth while standing outside

It doesn’t matter whether you chipped a tooth because you accidentally tripped while looking at your phone or playing sports. Most dental emergencies can be incredibly stressful to handle because they always happen when you’re not expecting them! However, with a game-plan in place in case you chip or damage your tooth, you can not only minimize any stress you feel, but also reduce the chances of sustaining additional problems by not acting fast enough. Read on to learn how you should address a chipped tooth.


Which are Better: Electric or Manual Toothbrushes?

October 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 1:28 pm

The oral care section at a typical supermarket has dozens of toothbrush options. Do you go with a shiny, new electric toothbrush or opt for a tried-and-true manual toothbrush? Does one kind clean teeth better than the other? This article will give you a rundown of the key differences between electric and manual toothbrushes, so you can select which one best fits your needs.


The Benefits of Enrolling in a Dental Savings Plan 

October 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 7:17 pm
dentist holding a piggy bank

If you are uninsured, you might assume that high-quality dental care is simply out of reach. Others you know get to take advantage of improving their smiles without emptying their wallets, but what about you? Is there another way to pursue oral healthcare that allows you to stay within your budget? The answer is yes. In this article, we’ll look at the concept of dental savings plans and why they can be a welcome relief for patients like yourself looking to improve your smile without depleting your reserves.


Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ever Covered by Dental Insurance?

September 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:30 am
Patient pointing towards her smile and also holding a piggy bank

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—which is why many people these days are opting for cosmetic dental work. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic treatment has actually doubled within the last five years. However, despite the widespread popularity of cosmetic dentistry, in many cases, it’s not always fully covered by dental insurance. Keep reading to learn more about what insurance will and won’t cover in regard to cosmetic dental work.

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