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Missing Teeth? Here Are 2 Healthy Replacement Options

2 Healthy Options To Replace Missing Teeth

Missing Tooth Replacement Options

A gap-toothed grin may look funny, but a missing tooth is no laughing matter, especially if it’s one (or more) of your front ones.

Thankfully 21st century dentistry affords options to both dentists & dental patients dealing with a missing tooth or two.

Replacing a missing tooth not only restores your smile to it’s healthiest state, it’s also a boost to your self-confidence.

To address missing teeth, each treatment option recommended to you is specifically designed according to your unique dental health needs and preferences.

For some patients, the best treatment is a traditional dental bridge. Bridges are custom-made and anchored in place by the adjacent healthy teeth.

For other patients, the best treatment may be a dental implant and crown, which replaces both the root of the tooth and the top – most visible portion of the tooth.

Notice we didn’t say dentures, this is because dentures are not considered a very healthy option to replace one or more missing teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Ashamed of Your Dentures?

Somerset NJ dentist shares why dentures have a stigma

Dentures for Missing Teeth

Do you or someone you know where dentures? Show them this.

When patients are seeking a solution for one or more missing teeth, we usually have to choose between Dentures or Dental Implants.

Dental bridges can also mind the gap between a missing tooth – or teeth – by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Today, we’re talking dentures – and more specifically the stigma that is often associated with dentures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dental Implants Vs. Dentures: Which One Is Best?

Dental Implants Vs Dentures Somerset NJ dentist

Dental Implants Vs. Dentures

When it comes to missing teeth, most patients usually choose between Dentures or Dental Implants.

Dental bridges are also an effective missing teeth solution, but for this post we’ll concentrate on the dental implants or dentures debate.

So how can you be sure you’re making the best choice for optimal long-term oral health?

You can start by asking your dentist.

Then you can continue to educate yourself by asking friends and family who may have experienced one particular solution or another for their missing teeth.

Surely the opinions and surrounding circumstances will vary, but continue reading to gain some additional insight into the dental implants vs. denturesRead the rest of this entry »

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What Is Malocclusion?

Somerset NJ dentist answers what is malocclusion

Malocclusion Means Your Bite Is Out of Balance

Malocclusion simply means misaligned teeth. Clinically, it means the abnormal alignment of the upper and lower teeth.

The word malocclusion literally means “bad bite” – according to the medical dictionary, it’s a problem with the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when biting or chewing.

Whether that’s crooked teeth, an overbite or underbite, only your dentist – and perhaps orthodontist – can diagnose & treat malocclusion.

Malocclusion can occur from facial trauma, crowding, bad-habits (like thumb-sucking), or when your teeth are larger than your jaw.

When it does happen, correcting malocclusion is important for not only your dental health, but your overall health too.

Let’s take a look at the most common forms of malocclusion… Read the rest of this entry »

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost In Somerset NJ?

Invisalign Cost Somerset NJ

The True Cost of Invisalign

There are some things in life that are worth paying a premium for, straighter, healthier teeth is one of them.

According to, the cost of Invisalign® treatment is similar to traditional metal braces.

So if you’ve been considering straightening out your smile, which would you choose – Invisalign or metal braces?

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, virtually invisible, and have often been called the most discreet way to straighten your teeth.

If you’re considering Invisalign, we invite you to talk with Dr. Haddad about the value of a professional fit and in-office visits to track your progress.

Across the nation Invisalign treatment usually runs between Read the rest of this entry »

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Got Heartburn? See How Acid-Reflux Affects Your Teeth

Somerset NJ dentist shares how acid reflux or GERD affects oral health

It seems like a good time of year to talk about how what we eat has an impact on not only our overall health, but our oral health as well.

With the Holiday season in full swing, we thought it timely to talk some more about how oral health & overall health are connected.

Sometimes a little over-indulgence of those tasty Holiday foods can lead to heartburn.

If you find yourself – or someone you love – constantly reaching for the antacid tablets after chowing down, it could be an acid-reflux issue, or GERD.

Do you know what GERD is? Did you know that your dentist can help diagnose GERD?

What Is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach).

This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms your dentist can help diagnose and treat…

How can our dentists help recognize the warning signs and offer treatment associated with acid reflux disease or GERD? Read the rest of this entry »

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Should Your Dentist Screen for Diabetes?

Somerset NJ dentist shares how dentists can screen for diabetes

Dentists Can Screen for Diabetes?

In case you missed the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, check out this post on how dentists can help diagnose diabetes.

OK, you’re right – it’s not such a popular forum, but this news is…

According to a recent study out of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, our dentists can now accurately test for diabetes and prediabetes. (Journal of Dental Research, July 2011, Vol. 90 No.7, pp. 855-860). Read the rest of this entry »

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Eat Turkey For A Healthy Smile

Eat Turkey for Healthy Teeth

Is Turkey Healthy for Our Teeth?

Thanksgiving Thursday will surely have us all going back for seconds…and sometimes more.

Besides from the expanding effect of our collective waistlines, the foods we eat on Thanksgiving can have a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums too.

Foods like fresh cranberry sauce, fibrous vegetables like broccoli or carrots, and of course turkey, are all popular Thanksgiving Day foods that also happen to be beneficial for dental health – and overall health.

Who’d a thunk it…gobbling down gigantic portions of turkey can actually help build strong teeth and healthy gums!?!

With all of this overeating and extended sitting, unending noshing and prolonged pigging out, we can take comfort in the fact that most of us are probably eating some really good foods for the health of our teeth and gums. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thank You for Donating Over 40 Pounds of Candy to Our Troops!

Our Halloween Candy Buyback Event for Operation Gratitude Was A Success

Somerset Dentist Dr Joseph Haddad Candy Buyback Event for Our Troops

Betsy Cabarcas, Jennifer Murphy, Amy Petrillo, Janice Alcoriza, Dr. Joseph Haddad and Kathy Stevens, of Advanced Dental Arts, show some of the candy that will make its way to troops serving overseas.

“We’re happy to do this and support the troops every year and just let them know that we care and we really appreciate what they do for us,” he said. “It’s an ongoing thing for us.”

You helped us collect over 40 pounds of leftover Halloween candy that will soon be on its way to United States’ servicemembers currently serving overseas! Read the rest of this entry »

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Did You Know Dentists Can Help Diagnose Diabetes?

Somerset NJ dentist shares how dentists can help diagnose diabetes

Dentists Can Diagnose Diabetes?

Dentists diagnose & treat a myriad of oral health maladies, but bet you didn’t think your dentist could diagnose diabetes – or at least help to do so.

As if we need another reason to keep up our normal thrice yearly dental visits, here comes recent news out of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York.

Problem: As with periodontal disease or gum disease, many people walk around without even knowing they are affected by diabetes.

About 7.2 million according to the National Diabetes Statistic Report go undiagnosed for diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »

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