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Dr. Lawrence M. Bodenstein, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Lawrence M. Bodenstein specializes in cosmetic and family dentistry. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1986 and has since been providing patients comprehensive dental care while offering the most current treatment options available. His practice philosophy is to help patients attain beautiful smiles while maintaining optimal oral health.

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Dr. Lawrence M. Bodenstein
Specializes in:
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Health
  • Periodontal Disease
  • orthodontics
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
  • University of Pennsylvania Dental School
  • Accepting new patients

What do you do when your denture falls out?

You may be due for a denture reline depending on the state of the denture and possible a new denture. I would try a “little” denture adhesive and see how it feels.

Are veneers better than crowns?

Every treatment plan is case specific. There are definitely reason for either over the other. The bottom line is trusting the Dentist and going with their advice. If you aren’t READ MORE
Every treatment plan is case specific. There are definitely reason for either over the other. The bottom line is trusting the Dentist and going with their advice. If you aren’t sure then look for a second opinion. But whatever you decide or the Dr decides you should have, be sure you understand the pros and cons and be completely comfortable with your decision.

Can you get a bridge for 3 missing teeth?

Depends on positioning of the remaining teeth as to if it will lend to proper support. I’ve seen bridges done because that’s what the patient wants (not done by me) and 5 years READ MORE
Depends on positioning of the remaining teeth as to if it will lend to proper support. I’ve seen bridges done because that’s what the patient wants (not done by me) and 5 years later it’s falling out because there wasn’t enough support.

Can a salt water rinse heal gum infection?

Heal an infection no, can it help cleanse the area yes

How long should you wait to eat after getting a tooth pulled?

At least a few hours then stay off that side for a few days.

What can I do about the burn on my tongue?

Rinse with warm salt water and avoid any acids foods or drinks.

How do you stop a really bad toothache?

Simple, go to a dentist and have the cause of the pain evaluated. It could be a cavity, infection etc. there is no blanket remedy for tooth pain. It all starts with a diagnosis READ MORE
Simple, go to a dentist and have the cause of the pain evaluated. It could be a cavity, infection etc. there is no blanket remedy for tooth pain. It all starts with a diagnosis then we can figure out treatment to alleviate your pain.

What toothpaste reverses gingivitis?

Proper dental care and oral hygiene. There is no miracle paste.

How can you tell the difference between a toothache and a sinus infection?

With thorough diagnostic test/evaluation we can sometimes differentiate. But without clinical evaluation it’s not easy to diagnose.

Can you leave Invisalign in all the time?

You should leave the trays in as much as possible. Just remove while eating and I usually also recommend while drinking hot liquids.

What is the best treatment for a gap between teeth?

Proper diagnosis, need to evaluate the teeth, the gums and supporting bone. Depending upon what is seen will determine your options.

How can I treat TMJ at home?

Treating at home can be dangerous. My advice is to see your doctor to properly diagnose your issue and discuss treatment options. At-home remedies can work, but can also make issues READ MORE
Treating at home can be dangerous. My advice is to see your doctor to properly diagnose your issue and discuss treatment options. At-home remedies can work, but can also make issues worse.

How do you stop enamel erosion?

Find the cause of the erosion first, because any treatment can eventually fail if you don’t control the causes first.

Do dentures cause dry sockets?

Dentures do not usually cause dry sockets.

What can smoking do to your teeth?

Stain, weaken the gums and supporting bone, dry your mouth, which will make you more prone to decay. Basically ruined your mouth, not even touching on the idea of smoking being READ MORE
Stain, weaken the gums and supporting bone, dry your mouth, which will make you more prone to decay. Basically ruined your mouth, not even touching on the idea of smoking being a high cause of oral cancer.

Why is my wisdom tooth turning black?

You're probably not effectively cleaning the area.

How quickly does plaque grow?

Plaque does not “grow” it builds up. It starts building up as soon as you eat. That is why brushing several time a day is important.

Do crowns hurt afterwards?

They shouldn’t but occasionally they can be but usually a simple adjustment can be done to alleviate the discomfort.

What is the best thing to eat after getting wisdom teeth out?

Your surgeon should give you suggestions, but I would stay with soft food, and not chewy food for a few days.

Which dental crown material is best?

I like Emax and Zirconia crowns for strength and esthetics. What is important is to find out what your dentist uses.