Hoboken Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dr. DePaola

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey

March 24, 2016

Hoboken Teeth WhiteningA bright white smile is a highly desirable trait, which is why Americans spend about $1.4 billion annually on teeth whitening. Not only is it effective, but it is also cheaper and less invasive than procedures such as porcelain veneers.

If you are one of the 100 million Americans whitening your teeth, then you will want to maximize the effectiveness of the procedure by...

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March 17, 2016

Children's Oral Hygiene Tips - Hoboken Pediatric DentistParents looking for a pediatric dentist in Hoboken should be aware that a child’s dental health is more than a matter of routine checkups.

Dr. Frank DePaola wants you to know that your little one’s baby teeth need brushing and flossing, just like your teeth. Also, there are good habits you can establish for a lifetime of proactive dental hygiene...

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March 14, 2016

Hoboken Emergency Dental ServicesIn nearly every state in the nation, March 18th is a busy day for dentists. On this day each year, there are more emergency dental visits than any other day. In several states, the rates of dental emergencies more than double over an average day. The data gathered from Sikka Software, a dental metrics provider, shows a strong gender preference for these dental emergencies, too. The phenomenon is almost exclusively seen among men.

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February 22, 2016

Hoboken dentistThe popularity of sparkling water has been on the rise lately. Many people enjoy flavored seltzer waters as a healthy alternative to sodas so much that the sale of seltzer water has doubled over the past 5 years.

While these drinks are healthier than sodas, they do come with the potential to increase your risk of dental problems such as cavities from damaged tooth enamel.


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February 19, 2016

Gum disease is often painless and progresses very gradually so many people don’t even realize they have a problem until it is in the advanced stages. However, gum disease can pose a very real threat to your oral health and even put you at risk for other serious health problems. In fact, gum disease is linked to infection, stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, diabetes and even preterm birth, in addition to the risk of tooth loss.

A good oral hygiene routine is the foundation for preventing gum disease, but simply brushing and flossing may not be enough to stave off periodontal disease. Here are some tips...

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February 11, 2016

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway closes during sleep, cutting off your air and causing you to wake in order to start breathing properly again. This can happen several times each night and can be caused by several factors, including your throat muscles relaxing too much, the size of your throat anatomy, and even your sleeping position. In addition to experiencing loud snoring that keeps your partner awake (which is usually how sleep apnea gets diagnosed), there are other symptoms that may indicate you have this dangerous condition. These include:

  • Sleepiness during...
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January 27, 2016

Dental Implant Candidate - Hoboken DentistIf you're missing teeth, then you should get evaluated by a dental professional as soon as possible. While there are certainly cosmetic differences that impact your smile, the more important issue associated with missing teeth is that they increase your risk of dental health complications. For this reason, it’s crucial that you replace missing teeth in a timely manner.

Dental implants are the most effective tooth replacement option...

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January 21, 2016

sedation dentistry - Hoboken dentistTo keep your teeth in optimal health, regular checkups should be part of your dental regimen. But if you have a fear of going to the dentist, whether stemming from a negative experience or just from the sounds that emanate from a dentist's office, more serious problems in your teeth can arise if you miss regular maintenance and cleaning appointments.

There are many ways to help alleviate your dental anxiety, from going to your...

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January 18, 2016

porcelain veneers - Hoboken cosmetic dentistIf you would like to revamp your smile, then porcelain veneers may be an excellent option for you. This versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure can correct a wide range of smile imperfections, making it a common option included in a smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers are slim shells made out of dental porcelain which get bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Dr. Frank...

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