Hoboken Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dr. DePaola

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

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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
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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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March 03, 2022
Woman being shown various shade of dental veneers

Porcelain veneers are often used to treat teeth with deep stains. Discoloration caused by antibiotics, excessive fluoride in water (fluorosis), and similar under-the-enamel stains can actually be made more apparent when teeth are whitened. Dental veneers, placed over the front of the teeth, offer a reliable and effective solution for these issues...

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February 16, 2022
Woman experiencing a migraine headache

Migraine headaches are often debilitating. Causing pain that can range from dull and consistent to sharp and acute, migraines may also cause pain in the face, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea. The cause of migraines is not yet clearly understood by science.

TMJ is...

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February 03, 2022

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Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular issues such as heart attack and stroke. While the exact link has yet to be discovered, it is suspected that this has something to do with inflammation caused by bacterial infection of the gums, though there is no evidence that treating gum disease will lower risks. This makes prevention your best line of defense.

The Forsyth Institute, a Harvard-related not-for-...

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January 18, 2022
Attractive young woman with glasses smiling

Tooth stains are, perhaps, the most common cosmetic dental issue. Stains can result from food and beverage choices, tobacco use, oral health habits, and even the simple process of aging, which can make them unavoidable.

Fortunately, addressing stains is not at all difficult – and the simple process of stain removal can have a profound impact on the appearance of your smile.

Options for Tooth Whitening

At our Hoboken...

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January 05, 2022
Book with "New Year Goals" written in it

Studies have shown that nearly half of U.S. adults make a resolution on New Year’s Eve. This is not a new practice: it dates back to 45 BCE when Julius Caesar first introduced the Julian Calendar, though it has evolved over the years from a promise of good behavior to a commitment to make positive changes.

Very few people keep their resolutions. In fact, a recent study found that only around 7% of those who make...

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