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Dr. Chung Wins Top Dentist and Best Dentist Awards Jan 28th, 2020

Dr. Chung Wins Top Dentist and Best Dentist Awards Dr. Christine Chung at the Dental Studio of New Jersey was named one of Jersey City’s top dentists by Expertise and an NJ Top Dentist by New Jersey Monthly magazine. These prestigious honors were presented to her because of her tireless...

Recovery Advice for Dental Treatments Nov 25th, 2019

Recovery Advice for Dental Treatments 3 min read Even with the most diligent at-home dental care, some dental problems can still arise that require an in-office treatment. Dental treatments like fillings, root canals, and even tooth extractions are common, and most people will undergo at least one of these at some...

At-Home Dental Care Tips Nov 15th, 2019

At-Home Dental Care Tips 3 min. read Visiting your dentist for check-ups twice a year is an essential part of your oral health maintenance. Unfortunately, these bi-annual appointments will do nothing if a healthy oral hygiene program is not being followed for the other 363 days of the year. The...

Vaping and Oral Health Mar 1st, 2019

Vaping is a relatively new trend that has given smokers a supposedly safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Liquid (or “vape juice”) is heated by the electronic vaping device, producing a vapor that is then inhaled orally. Some vape juices contain nicotine, but others are created just for enjoyment and flavor....

National Children’s Dental Health Month Feb 4th, 2019

Educating children about proper oral health practices can help them achieve and maintain a healthier smile into adulthood. Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, dentists across the United States are promoting the advantages of starting good dental hygiene habits at an early age. Parents, teachers, and caregivers can...

Why You Shouldn’t Use DIY Teeth Straighteners Jan 3rd, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Use DIY Teeth Straighteners Because having straight teeth is often considered to be a desirable aesthetic quality, some individuals have resorted to at-home teeth straightening methods to improve the appearance of their smile. Social media is saturated with videos and testimonials from people who have decided to...

Why It Is Important to Replace Missing Teeth Dec 5th, 2018

Why It Is Important to Replace Missing Teeth Adults can lose their permanent teeth for various reasons. Decay, trauma, periodontal disease, dry mouth, poor diet, and smoking are often associated with tooth loss. Missing teeth can be cosmetically displeasing and contribute to self-consciousness. More importantly, however, losing permanent teeth can...

How Smiling Is Beneficial For Your Health Nov 16th, 2018

How Smiling Is Beneficial For Your Health Many individuals spend a significant amount of their time finding new ways to lead a healthier and happier life. Eating a balanced diet, adopting a steady exercise regimen, and getting plenty of rest is helpful for not only looking your best but feeling...

Why Dental X-Rays Are Necessary Oct 24th, 2018

Why Dental X-Rays Are Necessary If you have ever been to the dentist before, you have probably had x-rays taken of your teeth. They are sometimes done during a regular six-month checkup or as a way to identify a particular problem, such as the cause of tooth pain. Dental x-rays...

Why We Refer to Dental Specialists Sep 27th, 2018

If you need extensive dental work or oral surgery, your dentist may have recommended going to a specialist. The average dentist can provide you with proper dental care, such as comprehensive dental exams and fillings, but many of them need to send patients to specialists for specific services. Dentists must refer patients...

Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings Aug 27th, 2018

Most people experience dental decay, commonly known as cavities or caries, at least once in their lifetime. A cavity forms when the enamel of a tooth begins to decay, forming a hole. Tooth decay can develop as a result of several factors, including lifestyle habits, the kinds of food we...

The Diabetes-Dental Health Connection Jul 31st, 2018

Millions of Americans have diabetes and are more prone to certain bothersome and concerning conditions as a result. Research indicates that individuals with diabetes are more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases as well as severe dental illnesses, including periodontal disease. One of the most significant reasons for this is that those...

Bad Breath and Oral Health Jun 13th, 2018

You may notice it yourself, but sometimes bad breath goes unnoticed. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing, especially when it is persistent. Many men and women who struggle with bad breath turn to oral rinses, chewing gum, and breath mints to mask the smell, but these efforts are often...

Fun Facts About Saliva May 22nd, 2018

Saliva is essential for our overall health, especially that of the mouth and digestive system. While producing too much saliva usually is not a bad thing, producing too little can be uncomfortable and lead to oral health concerns. Some artificial saliva-like products can provide some relief from a condition called...

What Stains Your Teeth? Apr 19th, 2018

What Stains Your Teeth? Having dull, stained teeth can be embarrassing and make it difficult to smile with confidence. Not many people are born with strikingly white teeth, but avoiding certain lifestyle choices and foods can keep your teeth from becoming yellowed or grayish. Refraining from eating foods or engaging...

Children’s Dental Health Month Mar 1st, 2018

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and dental practitioners take this opportunity to inspire parents to encourage their children to adopt healthy dental habits. Brushing as soon as children’s teeth begin to surface helps kids get used to the process. By the age of two, a child can start...

The Connection Between Heart Health and Oral Health Feb 7th, 2018

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women. February is American Heart Month, and it is the ideal time to spread awareness about heart health and to encourage everyone to make heart-friendly choices. Preventing and treating dental conditions is vital not only for...

How to Quickly Straighten Teeth Jan 4th, 2018

We live in a time and culture where many things can be handed to you the moment you ask for them. While rewarding, instant gratification is not the best philosophy in all things. As the saying goes, “good things take time,” and teeth straightening is a classic example. However, this...

iTero® Element™: A Revolution in Dentistry Dec 15th, 2017

iTero® Element™: A Revolution in Dentistry Dentistry, one of the world’s oldest medical professions, has come quite a long way since its early start in 7000 B.C. The last 200 years especially have transformed the profession with the development of toothpaste, fillings, prosthesis, orthodontics, dental X-rays, and other systems for...

Achieve a Beautiful, Natural Smile With Porcelain Veneers Nov 13th, 2017

There are many different dental treatments that can be used to improve your smile. Some of the more popular treatments include Invisalign® to straighten teeth, teeth whitening to improve their color, and dental implants for tooth restoration. If you have teeth that are misshapen or severely discolored, Dr. Chung may recommend porcelain veneers for your dental treatment. Veneers...

Which Is Better: A Dental Implant or Bridge? Sep 11th, 2017

Missing or extracted teeth can leave gaps in your smile. These gaps can affect speaking and eating as well as your oral health. Teeth replacement techniques such as bridges and dental implants can act in place of the missing teeth to help prevent these issues. But of the methods for...

5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign® Instead of Braces Aug 21st, 2017

Having straight teeth does not necessarily require becoming a “metal mouth.” Braces are indeed a tried and true method of straightening a crooked smile, but that doesn’t make them the ideal treatment for everyone. Some newer treatments have proven to be just as effective at improving your smile. Many patients...

Teeth Whitening That Works Jul 21st, 2017

Think of the most beautiful and welcoming smile you have ever seen. How would you describe the color of the teeth in this smile? Were they yellow and stained, or were they brilliantly white? With professional teeth whitening dental treatments, you can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. This simple treatment...