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Will It Hurt to Receive Dental Implants?

May 17, 2021

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an older woman showing off her beautiful new smile thanks to dental implants in Bergenfield

Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard for tooth replacement. Eager to experience their many great benefits, you are looking forward to the opportunity for a full, complete smile once again. But are you also worried that having them put into place will cause much pain and discomfort? In this article, a dentist shares what you can expect when preparing for oral surgery and why you have nothing to fear.

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3 Must-Know Tips for Finding the Right Invisalign Provider

April 21, 2021

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Dentist and patient smiling while discussing Invisalign

In the late 1990s, Invisalign changed the field of orthodontics forever when they introduced their clear, incredibly discreet aligners. Since then, they have helped millions of patients around the globe leave overlapped and spaced-out teeth in the past. Today, more and more people are considering this practically invisible orthodontic treatment, but they are unsure where to start. With this in mind, keep reading for three tips on how to find an Invisalign provider that is right for you!

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for My Child?

April 7, 2021

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Nitrous oxide nose piece on child during dental appointment

Did you know that about 20% of children experience dental-related anxiety? So, if your little one struggles with anything from mild nerves to extreme stress surrounding visiting the dentist, they’re certainly not alone. Fortunately, options like nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) can help keep their anxiety at bay during their much-needed dental care. But is sedation dentistry safe for children? Keep reading to find out!

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4 Easter Candies That Can Damage Your Smile This Spring

March 28, 2021

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three chocolate eggs that contain jelly beans and chocolate candies for Easter

Who doesn’t love a visit from the Easter Bunny? Hopping around delivering baskets full of chocolate treats, stuffed bunnies, and colorful eggs is a wonderful way to welcome spring; however, these good intentions can have disastrous effects on your teeth if you’re not practicing good oral hygiene. Eating too much of any sweets can lead to cavities and gum disease, but which Easter candies are the worst? Read on to find out which tasty treats can wreak the most havoc on your smile.  

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Can Yogurt Help Prevent Bad Breath?

March 19, 2021

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a young woman trying to see if she has bad breath

There’s nothing worse than starting to engage in a conversation only to have the other person furrow their brow and step further away. Although you might want to blame a foul odor coming from another part of the room, the truth is that your bad breath may be the culprit. If halitosis is keeping you from being able to socialize with others, it’s time to find out the cause of your problem and what you can do to remedy it. Fortunately, a local dentist is here to explain why you have bad breath and how yogurt may just be the solution you need.

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Finding A Spanish Speaking Dentist Near Me – Hablamos Espanol!

March 9, 2021

If you speak Spanish, it is important that there are Spanish-speaking dentists near you.

In fact, it is vital to your health that you and your dentist are able to communicate properly without struggling to understand one another.

We have a solution for you.  Meet Dr. Munoz. He is able to communicate with you in your native language. One out of every six people in the United States is of Hispanic decent, so there is a serious need for dentists who can communicate, diagnose, treat, and educate patients about their dental health in Spanish. In fact, 60 percent of Hispanics admitted in a study performed by the Hispanic Dental Association, that if more dentists and hygienists spoke Spanish, they would be able to maintain good oral health.

The Smile team at Washington Dental Associates, along with Dr. Munoz is committed in helping the Hispanic community in the Bergen county area raise their standard of dental care through education, community awareness events, and providing comprehensive dental care in an environment that speaks their language.

If you are looking for a Spanish-speaking dentist near you, then look no further.  We are at the heart of Bergenfield where 30% of the community is of Hispanic or Latino descent.

In addition, if you are looking for online information about dental health, you can find some helpful Spanish dental resources from the ADA when you follow this link.

Is Your Child Ready for Phase I Orthodontics?

February 22, 2021

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a little boy looks at his dentist while viewing his dental x-rays

If your child is at least 7 years old, it is recommended that they visit an orthodontist for a consultation. Because their jaw and teeth are continuing to develop, bite misalignment and/or tooth impaction can occur, resulting in the need for more complex and serious procedures in the future (i.e., tooth extraction, jaw surgery). If you believe your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment, a dentist explains what signs to look for that might make them eligible for Phase I Orthodontics.

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Your Benefits Have Reset. Time to Use Them!

February 12, 2021

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We could all use a fresh start in 2021 considering how hectic and unpredictable 2020 has proven to be. While it’s a year we all want to move on from, it’s still important to take a moment to self-reflect. When you do, you’re taking the first step towards making the new year better!

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4 Signs Your Dental Crown Should Be Replaced

January 30, 2021

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Closeup of woman experiencing tooth pain

The first modern dental crown was created back in 1903 by Dr. Charles Land. Although this original “cap” succeeded in restoring damaged teeth, the ones used today are far superior in look and durability. Despite their significant advancements, however, they aren’t indestructible. So, if you have one or more dental crowns, it is important to be on the lookout for signs of failure. Keep reading for four indications that you need a dental crown replacement!

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It’s time to start thinking about your Dental benefits: 3 Reasons To Act Now

January 20, 2021

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Get what you paid for – we’ll show you how!

It’s always the perfect time to be proactive and take full advantage of your dental benefits before they run out.

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