Skin Cancer Awareness and Your Dentist

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Skin cancer awareness month is upon us! This whole month of May we bring our focus and attention to our skin. Our lips and the skin around our mouths is just as delicate as other areas and it should not be neglected. How does the dentist play a role in helping you keep your eyes […]

When Your Orthodontist Wants to Extract Teeth…

orthodontist wants to extract teeth

What do you say when your orthodontist wants to extract teeth on you or your child? Has it been recommended because the patient needs more dental space? Before you decide to extract, please read this blog!! It will help you make an informed decision and avoid potential issues that you or your child may encounter […]

Root Canal: The Facts

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Root canal… just the name of it makes some people roll their eyes. But wait!! This procedure really is helpful! They have unfortunately gotten a bad rap because way back when, getting a root canal was extremely painful. These days though that is thankfully not the case: A root canal relieves the pain instead of causing it. […]

Sleep Apnea: The Struggle is Real

sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a key factor that sleeplessness can be associated with. And we bet you didn’t even know you had it. Let’s dive deeper into this issue together. Sleep is vital to life and how we are able to function. When something begins (or continues) to inhibit that essential element in our daily routines […]

Check ‘Hygiene Appointment’ Off Your List!

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We all have to-do lists, right? Some are short, some are long, some are just plain un-real. Is “make a hygiene appointment” somewhere on yours? Well guess what? Let’s put a check mark next to that to-do list item! We have openings this week that may fit your schedule. Not sure if you really want to do […]

Inspiration From Recent Conference


Inspiration! Motivation! Knowledge! Success! All these emotions are what we felt this past week during our annual continuing education course. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry puts on a course every year that inspires, motivates, teaches and enlightens us. This week has been geared towards us as dental professionals making sure that we are up […]

Sports Guards and Mouth Guards!

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April is National Facial Protection Month.  Don’t forget to protect your mouth with sports guards or mouth guards! Many of us play sports ourselves or our children do. Protecting their teeth and yours during those fun sports games and practices is vital to keeping our pearly whites as long as possible.  At Montclair Smile Design we […]

April Means Oral Cancer Awareness!

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This month we return our focus to oral cancer because April is Oral Cancer Awareness month! What Areas Are Affected With Oral Cancer? According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, the whole mouth including the oropharynx, base of the tongue and tonsils are included in this disease. The Oral Cancer Foundation also reports that almost 10,000 people […]

New In Town? Our Oakland Dentist Welcomes You!

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  Are you new in town and looking for a dentist? Let our Oakland dentist be one of the first to welcome you! Our dental practice, Montclair Smile Design, is in the heart of the Montclair Village! Besides all the other craziness that comes along with a move, finding a new dentist shouldn’t be super challenging. […]

Support Your Local Business!

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Support your local business! It’s highly likely a phrase that you hear quite often.  But why? Why do we care? We care because supporting local businesses, especially those right here in the Montclair Village, helps to keep our communities alive and thriving. We understand that life is crazy and  busy and that sometimes ordering things […]