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Chew Carefully: 3 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat with Dentures

June 4, 2024

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An elderly woman trying to eat an apple with dentures

Dentures work pretty well as replacements for lost and missing teeth. Once they’re in your mouth, they can restore your full smile, your ability to speak clearly, etc. However, these restorations don’t have the same chewing power as natural teeth. You can’t depend on them to help you reliably chew certain foods. If you need examples of these items, your Jersey City dentist can share a few. Read on to learn three foods you shouldn’t eat with dentures.


When Teeth Rub the Wrong Way: How to Get Rid of Denture Sores

May 9, 2024

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An older man suffering from denture sores

Dentures really do work well as replacement teeth. Still, they may irritate your mouth’s gums at times. This irritation can lead to painful sores that affect your daily life. However, these aching areas don’t have to hold you back. There are various options for relieving and reversing them. Your Jersey City dentist will even share them with you. To that end, here’s a primer on how to get rid of denture sores and when to consider dental care for them.


Stuck on Your Smile: How to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

April 5, 2024

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A woman removing her clear aligner trays from her smile

As you may know, aligner trays are removable. They’re made to be taken off when you eat meals or clean your smile. However, what if you struggle to take them from your teeth? Are you just stuck with the aligners for the rest of your life? That’s not the case – there are ways to remove the trays more easily. Your Jersey City dentist will even share some of these tricks. So, here’s a primer on how to remove your clear aligners.


Clear Aligners & Teeth Grinding: Is It Possible for the Two to Coexist?

March 18, 2024

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a woman clenching her jaw in her sleep

Bite misalignment, crowded and gapped teeth, and other orthodontic issues can keep you from having the aligned, healthy smile that you want. These problems can also lead to secondary conditions like bruxism, or teeth grinding, that may not seem compatible with clear aligner orthodontic treatments like ClearCorrect. So, where do you go from here? You may be surprised to learn that teeth grinding and clear aligners can actually be compatible.


My Clear Aligners Are Turning Yellow: What Should I Do?

February 9, 2024

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patient holding an Invisalign tray

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to straighten teeth without metal braces. These custom aligners are nearly invisible, offering a comfortable and discreet way to improve your smile. But if you’ve noticed your Invisalign trays becoming less clear or stained, it can affect how your smile looks. In this guide, we’ll look at why this happens and share simple tips to keep your trays clean and clear for the best results.


Believe It or Not: 4 Tooth Extraction Myths, Debunked!

January 3, 2024

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a woman touching her cheek and pondering

Are you experiencing issues with a painful or damaged tooth? If it puts the rest of your oral health at risk, you might need to get it extracted. Though this procedure may be viable and the last resort for keeping your smile safe, many misconceptions about it could cause you to second guess undergoing the process. The truth, however, isn’t so scary! Keep reading to learn the truth behind some of the most common myths about tooth extractions.


To Sip or Not to Sip: Is Coffee Safe After Tooth Extraction?

December 6, 2023

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A woman enjoying her coffee two weeks after tooth extraction

Sometimes, there’s no avoiding a tooth extraction. They can be necessary for many reasons including decay, damage to the tooth, or overcrowding in your mouth. If you’re a java fiend, however, you’re probably more concerned about when you can get back to drinking your morning cup again.

Continue reading to learn more about after-extraction care and answer the brewing question: when can I drink coffee again?


How Can I Prevent Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction?

November 3, 2023

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People have their teeth extracted for many reasons. A tooth can be removed because of injury, advanced decay, or the mouth not having enough room for it. After a tooth is removed, a blood clot will form over the removal site to protect the tissue and help it heal. This blood clot should remain in place until the healing process is complete and the mouth is functioning normally again. If this clot becomes dislodged, you will experience a painful condition called dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, which can delay the healing process. Here are a few ways to prevent that from happening.


How Can Replacing Your Teeth with Dental Implants Help You Live Longer?

October 3, 2023

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Close-up of dental implants in a plastic tray

How can you live as long as possible? Obviously, eating a balanced diet filled with healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise are important steps to take. However, the state of your smile could also have an effect on your lifespan. Believe it or not, missing teeth can lead to life-threatening consequences – but replacing them with dental implants can make a big difference. Here are the surprising details on how dental implants can help extend your life expectancy.


Will Your Dental Implants Be Stronger Than Your Natural Teeth?

September 7, 2023

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Illustration of a dental implant in the jaw

Compared to other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants certainly stand out in terms of strength and durability. This is a major reason why dentists often suggest them for patients who are missing one or multiple teeth. However, you may find yourself wondering how they compare to your natural smile. Could dental implants be stronger than real teeth? Your dentist is here to answer this question.

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