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Born with missing teeth?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Millions of Americans have congenitally missing teeth, a condition almost always linked to genetics, which prevents one or more of their permanent teeth from ever forming.When a few teeth (not including wisdom teeth) are missing, the condition is called hypodontia, the congenital lack of six or more teeth (other than wisdom teeth) is known as oligodontia.Studies indicate that as many as six percent of the U.S. population (slightly more females than males) have some degree of hypodontia.Missing p...Read More

What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Q. What special education, training, skill, experience or certification is required for a dentist to call himself or herself a cosmetic dentist?A. None.The fact is that the American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty. Actually, since standardization in training, levels of skill and extent of experience are almost nonexistent, any dentist, qualified or not, can claim to be a cosmetic dentist.As the Wall Street Journal has reported, "Cosmetic procedures, which ...Read More

What are the best tooth whitening options?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Teeth whitening continues to be performed more often than any other Monmouth County, NJ cosmetic dentistry procedure – and with good reason. Expertly done, it can quickly and effectively remove the highly visible and unsightly stains and discoloration that often result from years of smoking and consuming foods and beverages (from coffee and red wine to beets and soy sauce) that turn "pearly whites" into unattractive tarnished teeth.There are countless whitening products on the market, many of th...Read More

Knocked Out Tooth?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Your teeth play a decisive role in your health, well-being and physical appearance. Are you giving them the protection from damage they deserve?Teeth are remarkably durable and strong but carelessness, mistreatment or accidents can have serious, often painful and physically unattractive consequences — which New Jersey Top Prosthodontist, Dr. James Courey, treats every day.While proper brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups are your first line of defense, here are important ste...Read More

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