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Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Nov 4th, 2019

Straight teeth are a hallmark of a great-looking smile. At IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Indra Quagliata, DDS, offers the latest advancements in teeth straightening and uses the Invisalign® system to enhance your natural smile. While treatment with Invisalign can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, properly aligning your...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Oct 21st, 2019

Have you recently gotten teeth whitening but are concerned that your results may not last? You’re not alone. At IQ Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we provide teeth whitening treatments to many of our patients, and it’s common for them to want to learn more about extending their teeth whitening results....

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Sep 1st, 2019

Whether your tooth is missing as the result of an accident or irreparable decay, you may be tempted to ignore the space if it’s not obvious when you smile. Since your teeth are meant to act as a team, however, losing just one can create problems that greatly impact your...

TMJ May Be Causing Your Chronic Headaches Aug 1st, 2019

Are you suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), which you suspect may be causing your chronic headaches? Indra Quagliata, DDS and the team at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help get rid of your TMJ pain and help get you back headache-free. What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint is...

Did You Know Your Dentist Can Provide Botox Treatments? Jul 1st, 2019

If you think that you need to schedule separate appointments with multiple specialists to get your oral care and cosmetic facial injections, think again. With expertise in facial structure, dentists are increasingly the go-to care providers for Botox® injections. Botox, an injection derived from botulinum toxin, is one of the...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Jun 1st, 2019

Are you tired of hiding crooked teeth in your smile but don’t want to get bulky, metal braces? Invisalign® clear plastic aligners may be a great option for you! More than six million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth and regain their sense of self-esteem and...

5 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants You May Not Already Know May 1st, 2019

For decades, even centuries, dentures have been the go-to standard of care to cope with loss of permanent teeth. Although denture plates and bridges work well, at best, they’re a poor facsimile replacement. At worst, they can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Though often better than nothing, they aren’t a stand-in...

It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Are You Taking These Preventive Measures? Apr 11th, 2019

Oral cancers affect women and men, but you’re especially vulnerable if you use tobacco products or you’re a heavy drinker. At IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re always on the lookout for signs of cancer, visually examining your mouth every time you come in for a checkup. April is Oral...

How PRF Works to Speed Recovery After a Dental Procedure Mar 7th, 2019

Regenerative medicine is fast gaining acceptance in medical circles as a powerful tool that helps speed up recovery by tapping the human body’s own natural resources. From platelets to stem cells, medical researchers are finding new and exciting ways to harness these powers to help you heal more quickly. And...

Beyond a Pretty Smile: 9 Surprising Health Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene Feb 1st, 2019

When you ignore your oral health, bacteria and plaque can build up on your teeth and gums. Without treatment, this plaque can harden into tartar and lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, or periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease typically include: Tender, red, or...

How to Attain and Maintain Your Whitest Teeth Jan 14th, 2019

What would you do if someone told you there was a simple, safe, proven treatment that takes just an hour to complete, but that could potentially help you feel more attractive and more confident for the rest of the year? You’d certainly want to hear more, wouldn’t you? Well, with...

7 Cool Facts About Invisalign® You Didn't Know Dec 17th, 2018

Want straighter teeth and a more attractive smile without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional braces? Then look no further than Invisalign®, a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system offered for patients at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently coax your teeth into their proper...

That Chronic Headache May Be TMJ: We Have Solutions Nov 26th, 2018

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints among men and women of all ages. Sometimes, a headache may occur only occasionally, and it may resolve just as rapidly. But for millions of people, headaches are a regular occurrence, and over time, they can take a big toll on your...

The PRF Difference: Our Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Technique Speeds Healing of Dental Implan Oct 18th, 2018

It's easy to take your teeth for granted, and often it's only after you’ve lost one or more that you realize how critical they are to everything from eating to talking to smiling. Fortunately, dental implants can help, and a regenerative medicine technique — platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) — can make...