What to Expect if You Need a Cavity Filling

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Tooth cavities usually come on with very little notice. Unless you have regular dentist visits, you have a high likelihood of developing a cavity. The trouble with cavities is that by the time they trigger warning symptoms, your tooth is probably already damaged. That’s why having regular dental checkups is so highly recommended. What Are the Signs of a Tooth … Read More

Citrus and Your Teeth: What You Need to Know

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There’s nothing quite like slicing into a juicy lemon or drinking a cold glass of orange juice with breakfast. Citrus fruits add flavor and tang to some of the best recipes from strawberry lemonade to lemon curd to even salad dressings. We probably don’t think twice about how that orange juice might affect our teeth, but citrus fruits can and … Read More

The Truth About Coffee and Your Teeth

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As the coffee industry grows into a $30 billion industry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 83% of adults in America drink coffee. Whether it’s through the drive-thru on the way to work or from a French press at home, coffee is undeniably a winner when it comes to the perfect wake-me-up drink. Coffee is the superhero of mornings, … Read More

Benefits of Fluoride in Your Oral Care Routine

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Fluoride is a mineral that has been in the spotlight lately. From the newly updated levels of fluoride in drinking water to the necessity of fluoride in toothpaste, fluoride is a hot topic. (You can read THIS POST to sort the myths from the truths.) Regardless of the rumors surrounding fluoride, there are certain benefits to including fluoride in your … Read More

Routine Cleanings Vs. Deep Cleanings: What You Need to Know

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When you think about deep cleaning, do you think about going to the dentist? Probably not. “Deep cleaning” doesn’t necessarily sound like a dental procedure. However, a deep cleaning is more than just a “thorough cleaning” of your mouth or an intensified routine cleaning. Learn about the differences between a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning and when you might … Read More

Dental Implant Restoration Principles and Procedures

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Dental implants are a boon to the patients that have them done. Seamless and nearly impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth, dental implants are designed to give you years of satisfaction and use. Sometimes though issues might arise with your implants. Here’s what to do if that happens and how Chianese Dental can help. Self Diagnosis Isn’t an Option … Read More

What is a Correct Bite and How You Can Check For Yourself

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Your bone structure and the size and shape of your teeth are different from those of any other person and are the reasons why your smile is unique. While having the proper teeth alignment, or correct bite, can enhance your smile, it is also important for other reasons. If your bite is misaligned, you may be prone to certain muscle … Read More

Can Dental Sealants Be Removed?

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Dental sealants are an effective way to protect teeth from bacteria invasion, and plaque and tartar buildup. Properly applied and cared for, dental sealants can last up to ten years. What are the Dangers of Improperly Applied Sealants? It’s crucial to have your dental sealants treatment done by a dentist with lots of experience in dental sealants, such as Chianese … Read More

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

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Dental sealants are an effective way to protect the tooth from bacteria and decay. At Chianese Dental, dental sealants are available for eligible patients in Toms River, New Jersey and beyond. Who Can Get Dental Sealants? Nearly everyone can get dental sealants, depending on individual circumstances. They are most commonly recommended for children since children’s teeth are often more susceptible … Read More

Porcelain Crowns vs Veneers: Which is the Better Option for You?

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Two of the most common restorative dental treatments available are porcelain crowns and veneers. When discussing your treatment options with your dentist, it’s helpful for you to understand the basic differences between the two. What Are Porcelain Crowns? Dental crowns are like caps for the teeth. They are shaped like a regular tooth and sit over the existing tooth. Crowns … Read More