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Dr. Joseph John Portale, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Joseph John Portale DMD is a top Dentist in Ridgefield, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Joseph John Portale DMD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Joseph John Portale DMD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Joseph John Portale DMD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Ridgefield, NJ, Dr. Joseph John Portale DMD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Joseph John Portale, DMD
  • Ridgefield, NJ
  • Accepting new patients

How can I reverse yellowing of my teeth?

Brush/floss and use a whitening toothpaste. Avoid red wine, colored foods etc. Bleaching teeth is also a good choice.

Very swollen and red gums after routine dental cleaning

No, this could be a sign of an underlining periodontal infection.

Why are my 5 year old son's teeth rotting?

This is usually a case of juice bottle syndrome - always use water after a juice bottle

Will being on a liquid diet affect my teeth in any way?

Depends on what's in the liquid...

Food getting stuck behind wisdom teeth

The excess tissue indicates that either the teeth are not fully erupted or the mandible is smaller in size for the teeth in there. Having the wisdom teeth removed is usually a READ MORE
The excess tissue indicates that either the teeth are not fully erupted or the mandible is smaller in size for the teeth in there. Having the wisdom teeth removed is usually a good idea.

How many times should I floss?

I have not heard that too much flossing can hurt teeth! Usually, once or twice a day will prevent gum infections and tooth decay.

What are sealants? Are they really advisable?

Yes, sealants help prevent decay on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

Does a root canal take longer to heal for a diabetic?

Endodontic therapy should respond normally in a controlled diabetic. In an uncontrolled patient, the infection may not resolve normally or at all. Monitor the healing, and if READ MORE
Endodontic therapy should respond normally in a controlled diabetic. In an uncontrolled patient, the infection may not resolve normally or at all.

Monitor the healing, and if pain/swelling occurs, seek a second opinion.

Is water-flossing as effective as regular flossing?

No, use regular floss. Water flossing is better that not flossing, but leaves a film on the teeth.

Can effects from TMJ ever be reversed?

There are other reasons you have TMJ issues. Sleep Breathing Disorders come to mind. You should seek a home sleep study to see if there is a relationship.

My mother lost all of her teeth. What can be done?

Sorry to hear about your mother's condition. She has several options though. Depending on her overall health, she may be completely restored with permanent teeth. Or a combination READ MORE
Sorry to hear about your mother's condition. She has several options though. Depending on her overall health, she may be completely restored with permanent teeth. Or a combination of fixed teeth and Overdenture.
Many options.
Can she come in to see me?

Dr. Portale