Monitoring Infant’s Fluoride Intake can Prevent Fluorosis – Hoboken, NJ

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Even though fluoride is necessary to prevent tooth decay, Dr. David Musarra from Hoboken, NJ suggests too much fluoride given to infants and children can amount to Fluorosis. Fluorosis is a harmless dental condition which is characterized by brown, mottled or discolored enamel. Most breast milk and ready-to-feed formulas contain infant-safe levels of fluoride, however, formulas that require water can increase this level since community or well sources usually contain the highest amount of fluoride proven to be beneficial in preventing tooth decay.

When using formula that requires water, Dr. David Musarra recommends using bottled water that is low in fluoride or fluoride free or filtrated tap water. If fluorosis is corrected in primary teeth, fluorosis will not likely be a problem when permanent teeth surface.

If you notice brown spots on your children’s teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. David Musarra to check for fluorosis by calling (201) 795-2111 or visit our website

Dr. David Musarra also proudly serves Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.

Create a beautiful natural smile with Cosmetic Dentistry | Hoboken, NJ

dental implantCosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve. Whether you are interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures. Dr. David Musarra of Hoboken, NJ offers some information on the cosmetic procedures he offers.

Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.

Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth.  In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.

Bonding – With the use of bonding gaps, chips, broken teeth, spots and discoloration can all be repaired with bonding. You can regain your smile and confidence.

Crowns and Bridges – Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

InvisalignThe invisible way to straighten teeth. This is achieved by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call Dr. David Musarra and make an appointment to get that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of at (201) 795-2111 or visit our website.

Dr. David Musarra also proudly serves Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.

Create a beautiful natural smile with Cosmetic Dentistry | Hoboken, NJ

dental implantCosmetic dentistry can create the bright natural looking smile you deserve. Whether you are interested in a complete smile design, restoring chipped teeth or want to whiten, we can improve your smile. Cosmetic Dentistry is composed of several different types of dental procedures. Dr. David Musarra of Hoboken, NJ offers some information on the cosmetic procedures he offers.

Porcelain Veneers – Fingernail-thin shells are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can fix several aesthetic problems with just one treatment.

Whitening – There are at home whitening kits and in office whitening treatments. At-home bleaching kits use carbamide peroxide solutions to oxidize and bleach your teeth.  In-office bleaching (also called chair side, light-activated or one-hour bleaching) uses hydrogen peroxide gels and a heat or light source; these treatments lighten your teeth by six to eight shades in one to three visits, and sometimes less.

Bonding – With the use of bonding gaps, chips, broken teeth, spots and discoloration can all be repaired with bonding. You can regain your smile and confidence.

Crowns and Bridges – Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

InvisalignThe invisible way to straighten teeth. This is achieved by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are interested in, call Dr. David Musarra and make an appointment to get that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of at (201) 795-2111 or visit our website.

Dr. David Musarra also proudly serves Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.