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How to Avoid Teeth Sensitivity After Whitening

September 8, 2021

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woman with white teeth smiling in Somerville

Are you thinking about having your teeth whitened?  With annual industry-wide revenue of $11 billion, teeth whitening is an incredibly popular method of perfecting one’s smile. Though professional whitening usually doesn’t cause sensitivity, the same can’t always be said for at home treatments. Here are some helpful ways to avoid teeth sensitivity after your whitening them.


Exercise Caution with At-Home Teeth Whitening

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 5:06 pm
Woman checking teeth in mirror

“I want to brighten my smile, but money is tight right now. I bet getting a teeth-whitening kit at the supermarket will get the job done. What could go wrong?”

That is probably the thought process that leads to most purchases of teeth-whitening products from the store. While the whitening does not last long, that is not even the primary concern. Using these products too frequently to combat their short effectiveness can lead to bigger issues than the shade of your smile.


Best and Worst Foods After Teeth Whitening

July 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 8:21 pm

Woman eating strawberries after teeth whiteningWhen home whitening products fail to give you the results you want, a quick trip to your cosmetic dentist can get your teeth as much as 8 shades whiter. Professional whitening treatments contain specially formulated gels to deeply penetrate the enamel to resolve tough stains and discoloration. Your new smile can stay bright for several months to years with the right aftercare. You can preserve your investment by choosing your foods wisely. Here’s a list of the best and worst foods for your newly revitalized smile.


3 Most Common Dental Emergencies for Athletes

June 2, 2021

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Child using mouthguard to prevent dental emergencyNo one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 people have oral health issues that require immediate care each year. Although anyone can need urgent dental attention, athletes are the most prone to oral injuries. The Journal of the American Dental Association reports as much as 39% of dental injuries are sports-related. Here are 3 of the most common dental emergencies for athletes and how you can protect your smile.


How Spending Time Outside Can Benefit Your Oral Health

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 4:09 pm
woman spending time in the sun to improve her oral health

As the weather begins to warm up and Covid-19 vaccines become increasingly available, more and more people are spending time outside. It’s common knowledge that jogging, swimming, and other outdoor activities are great in terms of your health. But did you know that getting plenty of sun can also improve your oral health? Read on to learn how spending time outdoors can keep your smile bright and healthy!


9 Ways to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 12:55 am
Woman with bad breath

It happens to the best of us. You woke up with morning breath. It isn’t pleasant for you or your significant other. It can even be embarrassing if you don’t have the means to take care of it right away. Bad breath is more common than you may think. In fact, approximately 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis, and most of the time, it originates from the gums and tongue. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to freshen up your smile. Continue reading to learn some tips that may help.


3 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Your Family’s Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 2, 2021

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Woman at dental checkup

2021 has finally arrived! Whether you are planning on getting some more exercise this year, or picking up a new hobby to invest your time in, you’re in for an exciting 12 months. Another thing that you should probably plan on is scheduling dental checkups for you and your family early on in the year. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why the beginning of they year is one of the best times to head into the office.


6 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Holiday Season

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 10:02 pm
Woman in Santa hat who enjoyed healthy holiday foods

It’s the holiday season! Are you ready? Even though celebrating may look somewhat different for your family this year, it’s still an excellent time to let loved ones know they’re appreciated, remember what we’re grateful for, and, of course, enjoy lots of delicious holiday foods! Unfortunately, the fall and winter seasons are notoriously tough on oral health. Here are six easy but effective tips that can help keep your smile healthy and strong well into the new year.


2020 Dental Insurance: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Coverage Before The New Year

November 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 12:09 am
Woman smiling during dental checkup

Do you have a dental plan, but are completely at a loss for how to utilize your benefits to the fullest? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, this means you may unintentionally be leaving unused coverage and wasted dollars on the table each year. To prevent that from happening in 2020, use the below best practices to maximize your insurance benefits before the end of the year!


Why the Dental Office Is the Safest Place to be Right Now

September 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — somersetdental @ 3:27 pm
Dentist in Somerville, NJ wearing PPE with patient

In March, our lives were turned upside down as the novel COVID-19 virus spread into a worldwide pandemic. Thankfully, infection control measures like wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing have made the transition out of quarantine and into our “new normal” feasible. However, many patients are continuing to put off their routine dental appointments due to fear of exposure. With this in mind, a dentist in Somerville, NJ is sharing why the dental office is the safest place to be right now.

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