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Dr. Stephen M. Lashen, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Stephen M Lashen DDS is a top Dentist in Denville, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Stephen M Lashen DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Stephen M Lashen DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Stephen M Lashen DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Denville, NJ, Dr. Stephen M Lashen DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
42 years Experience
Dr. Stephen M. Lashen, DDS
  • Denville, NJ
  • NYU SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
  • Accepting new patients

Do dental sealants need to be reapplied?

The sealant material soaks way down into the grooves of the teeth. The part on the surface can wear, but that is not the critical area. The toothbrush can’t get into the grooves, READ MORE
The sealant material soaks way down into the grooves of the teeth. The part on the surface can wear, but that is not the critical area. The toothbrush can’t get into the grooves, so sealants really help to prevent decay.

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Why do dentists use X-rays?

In most cases, a cracked tooth can’t be seen on an X-ray, but it is still needed to look for decay and nerve pathology.

What do sealants do?

Teeth form from multiple parts and those fuse together leaving grooves. These grooves go deep into the tooth where the toothbrush can’t reach. The sealants seep into these grooves READ MORE
Teeth form from multiple parts and those fuse together leaving grooves. These grooves go deep into the tooth where the toothbrush can’t reach. The sealants seep into these grooves so food and bacteria can’t thus preventing cavities.

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What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Crest white strips work great

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

Bone loss can be multi factorial. Age, diabetes, poor home care, hereditary.

My tooth in the back is half broken, what should I do?

Call your dentist ASAP, if it’s very sharp, take an emery board and rub it back and forth.

Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?

Take the recommend antibiotics and see your dentist as soon as possible

Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

Sometimes you can see it on an X-ray and sometimes during an exam when a little pimple appears.

My dental filling keeps coming out. What should I do?

New bonded fillings are very difficult to fall out.

I just got a crown fit on my teeth but it hurts a lot. Does it require re-treatment?

Sometimes the cement can irritate the nerve, especially on deep cavities. This can last from days to weeks..

I had a root canal and the same tooth is hurting again. What should I do?

Two main reasons for this are:
A failing root canal or a fractured root.

Are OTC products recommended for teeth whitening?

We recommend these all the time. Check with your dentist to make sure you have no contraindications.

My tooth infection keeps coming back. Can it signify something more serious?

Any recurring infection must be treated ASAP to find the cause.

Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?

Chew away...as long as you are using sugarless gum, in fact it may even keep your teeth healthier.