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Does It Make Sense to Replace Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

April 12, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

You may have heard of the many benefits that come with replacing lost teeth with dental implants. After all, thanks to the high-quality materials used to make them, dental implants are cavity-proof, stain-resistant, stronger than your teeth’s natural enamel, and able to match the appearance of the real thing. While this makes them great as restorations, it’s not a good idea to replace healthy teeth with them. Here’s why your natural teeth are the best option for your smile even though dental implants are completely amazing.


The Sweet and Sour Truth: Valentine’s Day Candy to Avoid for Oral Health

February 9, 2024

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Treats for oral health on Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day—the time for romantic gestures, heartfelt expressions, and, of course, sweet treats. While indulging in candy is a fun tradition during this holiday, not all Valentine’s Day candies are created equal when it comes to your oral health. Some treats can wreak havoc on your teeth, causing cavities, enamel erosion, and other issues. But what are you supposed to do?

Continue reading to learn the worst Valentine candies for your oral health and some tooth-friendly alternatives.


What Should I Do and Not Do When Wearing Invisalign?

December 13, 2023

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Woman thinks something over

Many patients wish to realign their teeth but are hesitant to commit to the complicated hygiene procedures, conspicuous metal parts, and dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. In recent decades, Invisalign has become increasingly popular as an orthodontic treatment because its clear aligners are removable, virtually invisible, easier to clean, and without dietary requirements. However, Invisalign still requires a significant effort on the part of the patient to be successful. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind when wearing Invisalign.


How Can I Make My Dental Implants Last Longer?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 10:43 pm
Dental implant

Dental implants are considered the pinnacle of dental restoration because they look and behave exactly like natural teeth. Because they are implanted directly into the jawbone, they can exert the biting and chewing force that traditional restorations like bridges and dentures cannot, allowing patients to enjoy all sorts of foods that would otherwise be impossible to chew. However, while dental implants are strong, they are not invincible. Here are three lifestyle changes that can prevent your dental implants from failing.


Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed by Dental Implants

August 9, 2023

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person smiling after receiving dental implants

A captivating smile holds immense power in forming initial impressions, and noticeable gaps in one’s teeth can affect self-confidence and deter joyful expressions. Fortunately, dental implants offer a dependable remedy. Keep reading to discover how dental implants effortlessly bridge those spaces between your pearly whites, ensuring that you do not need to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.


How Much Do You Know About Oral Cancer?

April 22, 2023

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Graphic with ribbon and words “Oral Cancer Awareness Month”

About 54,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States alone. It almost goes without saying that the disease can be life-threatening if it isn’t treated in time. Increased awareness about oral cancer can go a long way toward making sure it’s detected early. That’s why your dentist is encouraging you to learn more about this disease as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month.


5 Incredible Facts About Teeth You May Not Know

January 31, 2023

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Young adult with a beautiful smile

It can be easy to let the little things go unappreciated. Teeth are deeply important to nearly every aspect of people’s lives, but how often do they celebrate them?

Knowing a little bit more about the nature of teeth could serve as a way to get people interested in dentistry, and may therefore incentivize them to take better care of their oral health. Here are a few facts about your teeth that might interest you in the subject.


Why Early Detection of Oral Health Problems is so Important

December 23, 2022

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person discussing early detection of oral health problems with dentist

When it comes to your smile. Brushing, flossing, and eating the right foods are some of the best ways to care for it. These can help you avoid oral health issues so your pearly whites remain bright and beautiful. If you do happen to develop any oral health problems, having them treated as soon as possible is crucial. Continue reading to learn about four reasons why the early detection of oral health problems is such an important part of caring for your beam.


How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

November 4, 2022

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Dental crown

Did you know that over two million dental crowns are placed each year? Considering the prevalence of decay, that statistic isn’t too shocking. After all, this restoration is widely known for its ability to seamlessly restore the function and aesthetic of an affected tooth. However, many patients wonder about dental crown lifespan. Read on to learn more from a dentist in Haverhill.


Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard? Here’s How to Get The Perfect Polish

October 19, 2022

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woman brushing teeth

Goldilocks was always on the mission for the “just right” situation…not too soft, not too hard. Just like her, you should be aiming for the perfect polish when brushing your teeth.  Oftentimes, people are brushing too hard and that can cause harm to their pearly whites and gums. Learn from your dentist about the potential dangers of overbrushing and how to properly clean your smile.

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