Platinum Dental Group began in Somerset, Franklin Township with Dr. Rishi I. Nijhawan and Dr. Sapan Parikh. The two former college roommates wanted to create a practice that focus on patient-centric care and creating beautiful smiles. The practice added a second location in Bayonne, Hudson County.Read More
We specialize providing quality family dental services and dental care to our patients. These services include cosmetic dentistry, family or general dentistry and restorative dentistry. Trust Platinum Dental Group for you and the people you care about.Read More
We specialize providing quality family dental services and dental care to our patients. These services include cosmetic dentistry, family or general dentistry and restorative dentistry. Trust Platinum Dental Group for you and the people you care about.
"We specialize providing quality family dental services and dental care to our patients. These services include cosmetic dentistry, family or general dentistry and restorative dentistry. Trust Platinum Dental Group for you and the people you care about."
At Platinum Dental Group in Somerset, New Jersey we are focused on patient-centric dental health care. Our philosophy is to create beautiful smiles for everyone of our patients and keep them smiling for years.
Here at Platinum Dental Group in Somerset, we are frequently asked this question by our patients: “How can I get whiter teeth?” The most important thing to know first is how to know is that proper diet and simple dental hygiene are the first steps. You need to know how to follow the proper dental plan and know how teeth get stained in the first place.
There are two factors which cause tooth discoloration, internal and external factors. External factors occur when one does not follow proper dental care like brushing their teeth properly or flossing. Other external factors are by smoking or by drinking dark-coloured beverages, such as tea, coffee or wine. Internal factors occur when the inner structure of the tooth darkens or gets a yellow tint or the outer layer of the tooth enamel wears away, exposing the dark or yellow shade underneath. If you think you have stained teeth, talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist in Somerset, NJ to see the right treatment for you.
Depending on the type of tooth discoloration, our dentists at Platinum Dental Group in Somerset will determine if bleaching is a good option for you. At times, stains from fluorosis or tetracycline are difficult to eliminate with bleaching, so other options such as veneers or crowns can resolve this problem by covering the stained tooth. But since only natural teeth enamel can be whitened, you may need to replace old dental work after bleaching, in order to match the color of your newly whitened teeth.
Whitening with bleaching is a simple non-invasive dental treatment which enhances the bright color of your natural tooth enamel. Over-the-counter tooth whitening products are also available in stores but they may not be approved by the American Dental Association and are less effective than the treatments we provide at Platinum Dental Group. Tooth whitening may not keep your teeth white forever, but with proper dental care and treatment and regular check-ups at Platinum Dental Group in Somerset you can maintain your brilliant smile and oral health.
You may think cosmetic dentistry is just a service to correct dental flaws, but what you might not realize is that the presence of dental flaws may indicate that other problems may exist, which can impact your overall dental health. Teeth that are missing, decayed or cracked can affect your appearance and make you feel embarrassed about your smile. But all these problems have the potential to lead to more serious oral health problems. Here at Platinum Dental Group we want you to have a beautiful smile, but more importantly, a healthy one too. We provide many cosmetic procedures, supported by superb dentists and a friendly and helpful staff.
Teeth whitening lightens the color of your natural teeth by bleaching the discolored, stained or darkened teeth which were subject to age, smoke or certain types of drinks. Depending on the degree of stain, using the teeth whitening bleaching method may not always give the best results. Talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist to advise you of the best ways to whiten your teeth for that perfect smile.
Nowadays composite fillings are the most common way to repair cavities. They fill in gaps in teeth, protect tooth surfaces and also serve as cosmetic treatments by matching the fillings to the color of your existing teeth. Talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist in Somerset about replacing your old fillings with composite fillings.
These custom designed thin pieces of porcelain are used to create the natural and uniform look of teeth while also providing resilience and strength comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alteration, or change tooth size, shape or color. Talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Dental crowns, also called caps, fit over broken, decayed or fractured teeth that cannot be restored with a filling. They also serve a cosmetic purpose, restoring a discolored or misshaped tooth to match your other teeth. Talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist in Somerset to see if porcelain crowns are right for you.
Dental Implants replace tooth roots by placing an artificial root into the jaw, providing a strong foundation for fixed or removable teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Talk to your Platinum Dental Group dentist to see if dental implants are right for you.
The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing is a very important part of dental health because floss reaches the hard-to-reach areas that a toothbrush cannot reach. Food debris, bacteria and plaque can grow well between the teeth and cause gum and periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is important to floss daily between your teeth and under your gum line. Don’t give plaque colonies and bacteria the chance to flourish and destroy your dental health. If you do not take any oral health measure, plaque will form underneath your gum line and will eventually turn into tartar. This eventually leads to inflammation of the gum and the decay of bone. It is only the beginning of periodontal disease.
Daily flossing will keep your teeth and gum health and beautiful.
Four out of five people have periodontal diseases and don’t even know it. In the early stages periodontal diseases are painless and are therefore not always noticeable so easily. Routine dental exams help detect early stage periodontal diseases before they can advance to a more severe stage. Gums become inflamed by plaque which produces acid on the gums and teeth that can lead to bone loss. Brushing and flossing will avoid having bacteria, saliva turn food debris turning into plaque.
Normally a patient makes a visit to the dentist bi-annually. The frequency of visits may vary depending on the recommendation given by your dentist. Your dentist and dental hygienist will examine your dental health and clean your mouth. Making regular dentist visits is a basis for a good oral hygiene.
It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, especially at night before bed, to maintain good oral dental health. Routine brushing and flossing will help you remove the food debris and bacteria that can turn to tartar and cause plaque and tooth decay.
After each brushing, floss and then rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash. If you can’t brush your teeth after a meal, it’s a good idea to rinse your mouth with water.
Dental Health – Tips for better teeth brushing
Dental Health – Tips for how to floss better
Dental Health – Tips for Rinsing
Halitosis, commonly referred to as bad breath, can be embarrassing but it can happen to anybody and as a result of various causes. Typically, bad breath is caused by microbial bacteria on the back of your tongue. Using tongue scraper or brushing your tongue can reduce bad breath by as much as 70 percent.
Dental Health – Why do I have bad breath?
Our dentists at Platinum Dental Group will help you determine the cause of your bad breath. We’ll review your medical history with you and help create a plan for you to combat bad breath.
Dental Health – How do I get rid of bad breath?
Practicing good oral hygiene will control bad breath but if you have any questions, your Platinum Dental Group dentist will be able to assist you.
Platinum Dental Group offices in Somerset and Bayonne accept most dental insurance. Contact a location near you and have our staff determine which dental benefits are included with your insurance.