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Will Veneers Make My Teeth More Sensitive?

August 28, 2022

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Illustration of veneers in Woodbridge being placed on front teeth

The aesthetic benefits of veneers in Woodbridge are appealing. They can fix cracks, chips, discoloration, and a range of other issues. However, some patients hesitate to get them because they are afraid that the treatment will cause increased dental sensitivity. Fortunately, any increase in sensitivity is usually temporary. Continue reading below to learn more about the relationship between sensitive teeth and veneers.


I Used to Wear Braces — Can I Get Invisalign?

August 20, 2022

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Woman enjoying the benefits of Invisalign after braces in Woodbridge

If you wore braces in the past, you were likely delighted when they were finally removed and you could begin to enjoy your healthier, straighter smile. Now, though, have you noticed that your teeth have started to drift out of place? This can happen due to tooth loss, inconsistent retainer use, and other factors. If you do not want to correct your teeth with brackets and wires, you may be wondering if it is possible to get Invisalign after braces in Woodbridge. For the majority of people, the answer to that question is yes.


 A Brief History of Teeth Whitening

June 26, 2022

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Woman with bright smile after teeth whitening in Woodbridge

Today, there are many products for teeth whitening in Woodbridge on the market. The majority of them are safe and at least somewhat effective. Professional bleaching treatments from a trained dentist tend to produce particularly stunning results. In the past, though, individuals who wanted to whiten their teeth used ineffective — and often dangerous — methods to achieve a brighter smile. This blog post delves into that fascinating history.


Visit Us for FREE Teeth Whitening This Summer!

June 21, 2022

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Woman with beautiful smile after free whitening in Woodbridge

A bright, white smile is always in style! Unfortunately, though, dental stains are a normal consequence of consuming things like red wine, coffee, and highly pigmented foods. Over-the-counter products can get rid of some surface stains, but professional treatments tend to be much more effective. If you are interested in brightening up your smile, visit our practice — for a limited time, new patients are eligible for FREE whitening in Woodbridge. Continue reading this brief article to learn more about this promotion.


What to Expect with Braces Removal

April 18, 2022

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Woman admiring her smile after braces removal in Woodbridge

You may have looked forward to getting your braces removed for several months — perhaps even for a few years. Now, that wonderful day is quickly approaching. There is no need to be nervous about your appointment; braces removal in Woodbridge is usually a quick and comfortable process. This blog post discusses what you can expect while your brackets are being removed and how you can start caring for your freshly straightened smile.


Lost an Invisalign Aligner? Here Is What You Should Do

March 11, 2022

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Woman searching purse, looking for lost aligner for Invisalign in Woodbridge

The aligners for Invisalign in Woodbridge are removable, allowing patients to enjoy all of their favorite foods and keep up with an easy oral hygiene routine. However, the removable nature of the aligners comes with a downside — you might experience a mishap that leads to one of them getting lost. What should you do if an aligner disappears? Here are some practical steps you can take:


5 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Veneers

January 3, 2022

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Using shade guide as part of veneer replacement process

Veneers are one of the most durable cosmetic treatments; a set should last for 10 – 15 years or longer. However, they do eventually reach the end of their lifespan. How can you tell if it is time for you to think about visiting your cosmetic dentist for veneer replacement? Here are five signs to look out for:


How to Handle a Lost Dental Bridge

September 26, 2021

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A dental bridge that fell out, held between fingertips

Dental bridges are one of the most durable types of dental restorations. It is common for them to last for well over a decade before replacement becomes necessary. However, some patients find that their bridge falls out before its time. This blog post discusses why that might happen and what you should do if your dental bridge fell out.


I Smoke — Does That Mean I Cannot Get Dental Implants?

August 16, 2021

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Man with cigarette, thinking about smoking and dental implants

Whether they have an occasional cigarette or consume several cigarettes a day, millions of Americans smoke. If you are among them and have lost one or more of your teeth, you might be curious as to how your habit could affect your candidacy for dental implants. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that smoking will not automatically exclude you from getting them. The bad news is that smoking can negatively affect your treatment’s outcome. This blog post further discusses the relationship between smoking and dental implants.


Removing a Failed Dental Implant: What to Expect

August 8, 2021

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Failed dental implant in Woodbridge held in tweezers

For the vast majority of patients, their dental implants stand the test of time. They never have to worry that one of their new prosthetic tooth roots might fail. In rare cases, though, problems arise that make removing a failed dental implant in Woodbridge necessary. If you must undergo this procedure, there is no need to worry. It is generally quite safe, and it can set you up for improved oral health in the future. In this blog post, we discuss what you can expect from implant removal surgery.

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New Haven Dental Group is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. New Haven Dental Group is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the dental office. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental office or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at

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