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Treating Sleep Apnea

Posted on June 30th, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing while sleeping. This condition effects over 18 million Americans, and if left untreated, can cause serious health issues. This includes an increased risk of cardiac issues, diabetes, depression, and other serious conditions. There are two forms of sleep apnea. Central..
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Introducing Quick Pro Teeth Whitening

Posted on May 16th, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Prom season is right around the corner! Did you know that skin cancer rates are raising among young people? According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, each year approximately 5.4 million skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States. Those who have tanned using indoor tanning beds have a much higher risk of..
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Exploring Metal Free Crowns

Posted on March 31st, 2017 · Posted in News & Blog

Did you know there is an alternative to traditional metal crowns? Typically, crowns are composed of a metal core with a ceramic or porcelain outer layer that is fused to this core. This results in the crown have a noticeable black line near the gum line. However, thanks to the..
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What’s Your Dental IQ?

Posted on May 5th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Do you know what your overall dental IQ is? MouthHealthy, an initiative of the ADA (American Dental Association) recently put patients to the test with a great online quiz designed to help patients separate fact from fiction. See if you’re a dental genius, take the test by clicking on the..
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We Offer Plaque HD Toothpaste

Posted on March 30th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Dr. Irwin and her Brighter Smiles Dental staff remain committed to continuously offering patients the latest advancements in dental care. This includes Plaque HD, a unique toothpaste designed to help patients target plaque with Targetol technology. This innovative breakthrough makes use of colored disclosing agents that can help patients easily..
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The Doctor’s Desk

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Dr. Irwin and the entire Brighter Smiles Dental staff remain dedicated to ensuring the overall well being of our patients. As part of our commitment, we are proud to unveil “The Doctor’s Desk.” Designed to create an open dialogue between our patients and Dr. Irwin, we encourage you to message..
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Exploring Dental Implants

Posted on January 29th, 2016 · Posted in News & Blog

Did you know that dental implants offer a more permanent solution to dentures? A dental implant involves a surgical procedure that embeds a metal post into the jaw bone. A prosthetic tooth is then secured to the post mount. This solution is great for patients who may be experiencing discomfort..
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Avoiding Mouth Jewelry

Posted on July 29th, 2015 · Posted in News & Blog

We remain committed to providing our patients with a care plan that promotes overall health and well being. This includes advising patients to refrain from getting oral piercings and other mouth jewelry. Generally speaking, these tend to interfere with speech, chewing, and swallowing. According to the ADA (American Dental Association) some unpleasant side effects related to mouth jewelry include...

Preventing Hepatitis

Posted on July 31st, 2014 · Posted in News & Blog

Preventing Hepatitis – What Every Patient Should Know World Hepatitis Day was on July 28, 2014. According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, hepatitis is a viral disease that results in inflammation of the liver. The disease varies in severity, with the most common type being Hepatitis B, which is transmitted..
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Antibiotics & Dental Treatment

Posted on June 16th, 2013 · Posted in News & Blog

Below is an article from the owner and founding dentist of Brighter Smiles Dental – Dr. Sylvia Irwin. This article discusses the usage of antibiotics prior to obtaining dental treatment. Dr. Irwin and her dedicated staff have been treating patients and transforming smiles, in her Nutley, NJ dental office for..
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