Hoboken Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dr. DePaola

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

August 30, 2022

National Lipstick Day is a holiday that is celebrated annually on July 29th. The holiday was created in 2003 by the National Lipstick Company to promote their new line of lipsticks. Since then, the holiday has grown in popularity and is celebrated by cosmetic companies worldwide.

So, why should you visit the dentist on National Lipstick Day? For one, you can get your lips checked for any signs of disease or infection. You can also...

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August 15, 2022

portrait of a trendy young man in the cityWhile it's important to take care of your teeth daily, there are some things you can do to ensure a healthy smile in the long run. Here are five dental tips to follow for a better smile:

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential.

Checkups and cleanings at the dentist are important regularly. This helps to prevent...

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July 15, 2022

Even though it may seem like you can save money by going to a family dentist, the truth is that this is rarely the case. There are many advantages to having a family dentist that you won't find elsewhere. From convenience to quality dental care, here are four reasons why you should make sure your family has a dentist they can rely on.

Long-term Relationship

When you have a family dentist, you can develop a long-term relationship with that person. They will get to know your oral health history and specific needs, making dental visits more comfortable and...

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June 30, 2022

holding an InvisalignInvisalign® is an excellent option for adults who are finally ready to straighten their teeth but are unwilling to wear traditional metal braces due to their appearance or physical feel. 

Metal braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth, but they also have downsides. There are several problems associated with them, including the following: 

  • Uncomfortable 
  • Likely to cut...
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June 15, 2022

As one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, it's no surprise that more people turn to cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles. But what exactly is cosmetic dentistry? And what are some of the lesser-known things about it? 

Here are 5 things you may not know about this growing field: 

Dramatically improve your...

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May 16, 2022
Young man smiling

A smile makeover can include general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, allowing it to address all of the functional and aesthetic issues impacting your smile at the same time. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, now is the best time to contact our Hoboken office to schedule a one-on-one consultation and learn if the procedure...

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May 03, 2022
Woman Smiling

The American Dental Association, your dentist, and even most dental insurance companies recommend you see the dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations. Almost all dental insurance plans cover these visits 100%. The Practice at Maxwell Place is a fee-for-service, out-of-network provider for most insurance plans. While payment for service is due at the time of your...

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April 19, 2022
Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer typically presents as a sore, lump, or red/white patch on the inside of the mouth. Symptoms also may include:

  • Persistent pain in the mouth
  • Ear pain without infection
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Frequent coughing
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in addition to an ulcer, sore, or lump on the inside of the mouth, it is very important to speak...

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April 06, 2022
Mother and daughter sitting on the couch and meditating

Known as “the silent killer,” stress is linked to several physical and emotional difficulties. In the short term, stress can cause digestive distress, headaches, sleep disruptions, and fatigue. Left unchecked and it increases risks for heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Stress also impacts oral health.

Stress is linked to increased instances of dry...

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March 16, 2022
Woman smiling and pointing at her Invisalign aligners

Invisalign® is an orthodontic option that can be used to treat moderate to severe malocclusion. Unlike braces, which are affixed to the teeth, Invisalign® treatment is completed with clear aligners that progressively move teeth into proper alignment over the course of 12 to 18 months. This time frame is often shorter than what would be required for...

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