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3 Issues That Can Affect Your Dental Implant Eligibility

October 4, 2022

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Considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are able to restore lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality—and better yet, they can last for virtually a lifetime if you take great care of them! However, as incredible as implants are, they aren’t for everyone; there are certain factors and issues that can negatively affect your eligibility, as they could prevent your implants from properly integrating. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Woodbridge about three of these issues.


Exciting News: Dr. Aquino Received His FAGD!

September 23, 2022

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Dr. Aquino smiling with family

Usually, our blogs are dedicated to patient education, covering everything from what to expect at an emergency dental visit to common flossing mistakes. Today, we are doing something a bit different: we are sharing an exciting announcement from our very own Dr. Aquino. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)! With only 6% of general dentists in the US and Canada with the same distinction, it’s safe to say that this is a massive accomplishment. To learn more about this achievement, keep reading!


5 Signs That Your Child Might Need Braces

August 11, 2022

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Child sitting in a dentist’s chair.

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—and the same goes for your child and their smile! That said, it isn’t always obvious when your child is ready for orthodontic work—but that doesn’t mean you have to guess when the appropriate time is. Here are five signs from your orthodontist in Woodbridge that indicate it might be time for your little one to start their braces-journey.


4 Things You Can Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

August 4, 2022

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Woman visiting her emergency dentist because of a toothache.

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them to—and they have a funny knack for occurring when it’s least convenient, too! That said, upon suffering any type of dental emergency, your first move should be contacting your emergency dentist and informing them of the situation. But you might not know what to expect upon showing up for your visit, which can sometimes make things a little stressful. Keep reading to learn about four things you can anticipate when you arrive to ensure that you’re able to quickly get your smile the help it needs.


5 Tips to Help You Through Your First Week with Braces

June 8, 2022

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person with braces in Woodbridge

Do you wish you had a straighter smile? One of the most effective ways to correct your bite is with traditional braces. By placing metal brackets and archwires to your pearly whites, your dentist can help shift them into a more ideal position to improve your dental health. While the results are promising, you may be wondering how you’ll manage your first week with braces. Read on to learn five tips to help you through the experience to ensure a smoother process!


Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers—Which One Is Right for You?

May 9, 2022

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woman smiling with white teeth

Having a brighter smile provides numerous benefits—from improved dental health to a boost in your confidence! One of the most popular and convenient cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. However, you can also improve your pearly whites with veneers. But which procedure fits your smile goals? Keep reading from your cosmetic dentist in Woodbridge about the two treatments and how you can benefit from each!


What Are Fun Facts About Braces in Avenel?

January 4, 2022

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Are you thinking about getting braces to straighten your smile? Whether you have already committed to them, or the thought just crossed your mind, there are many factoids about traditional braces that you probably weren’t already aware of. They date back further than you may think. Continue reading to learn some fun facts about metal braces from your orthodontist in Avenel so you’ll know a bit more about this branch of dentistry.


What to Expect from Braces Removal

December 22, 2021

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dentist performing braces removal

After wearing braces for over a year, you’re finally having them removed. The thought of seeing your new smile soon is exciting, but you’re also a little nervous. You’ve been wearing braces for so long, so what can you expect after having them removed? Read on to learn how braces removal works, what sensations you can expect to experience, and what life will be like afterward.


6 Things to Do If You Lose a Dental Filling

November 4, 2021

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person who lost dental filling in Woodbridge covering mouth

If you lose or break a dental filling, the inside of the damaged tooth is left vulnerable to infection and further harm. Though this doesn’t usually warrant a visit to the emergency dentist, there are a few necessary precautions you should take to protect the tooth and prevent additional harm until you can see your dentist. If you recently lost a filling, follow these six steps to make sure your tooth isn’t harmed any further while you wait.


Frightening Oral Health Statistics You Should Know Of

October 20, 2021

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 young woman scared and peeking through hands

Halloween is a time where people find amusement in the things that easily frighten them. From haunted houses to scary movies to terrifying costumes, this spooky season has a lot to offer. However, you’re in for a real treat once you hear some of the latest oral health statistics. In this blog post, we’ll share a few of the latest frightening dental statistics as well as tips to keep your smile bright and healthy.

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