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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Why Checkups with Your Dentist are Vital

April 10, 2019

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Woman smiling in dental chairDental checkups play an important role in your overall health because they provide your dentist with an opportunity to find any issues while they’re still small. When you think of dental checkups, you may think about cavities, or at least a focus on your teeth. While the health of your smile is important, your dentist also provides a quick yet in-depth oral cancer screening to make sure you’re healthy. Keep reading to learn more about what your dentist looks for during Oral Cancer Awareness Month.


First Trip to a Dentist in Haverhill? Here’s What to Expect

March 25, 2019

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Wondering what will happen during your first visit to a dentist in Haverhill? That’s perfectly okay. People who are new to dental care often have questions or concerns about what to expect. Usually, that initial appointment will include a general oral exam, a teeth cleaning, and a brief discussion with the office staff about coverage details and other important matters.


A Rewarding Smile Makeover

March 20, 2019

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happy man smilingThis is a case that took several years to complete as the patient lives in Florida. I have known this young man for many years. He is congenitally missing many teeth, which means he was born without 8 permanent teeth, which leads to spacing issues.


Looking to Improve Your Gum Health? Your Dentist Says Eat These Foods

February 5, 2019

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basket with abundance of healthy foods

One of the most prevalent conditions facing Americans is gum disease, as over 85% of the adult population has some form of it. While there are several ways to treat the condition, prevention is always the best route to take. Your dentist says one way to protect your gums is to be mindful of what you eat. Read on to learn about the types of foods that support gum health!


How Should I Take Care of My Invisalign Aligners?

January 28, 2019

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Are you considering Invisalign treatment? If you’re looking for a way to straighten your smile without anyone noticing, Invisalign clear braces are for you. Using a series of clear plastic aligning trays, Invisalign can gradually shift your teeth into beautiful alignment in the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing way possible. However, once you get your aligners, it’s important to care for them properly to prevent developing any dental issues during treatment. Keep reading to discover the best ways to take care of your Invisalign clear braces from an experienced dentist.


Dentist Offers Four Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies This Holiday

December 9, 2018

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A holiday setting.The holidays bring a fair share of dental hazards: more sugar, more starch, and familial distractions that make paying attention to oral care difficult. However, traveling for the holidays only makes these issues worse because you’re now out of your comfort zone. Traveling makes it more difficult to stay on top of your current routine, including oral hygiene. It makes it more difficult to say no to food and drinks that would otherwise be damaging to your teeth and gums.

If you’re trying to protect your smile while you’re on the road this holiday season, take note of these four tips from a dentist.



Are You Wasting Your Dental Insurance? Here’s What You Can Do!

November 5, 2018

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woman thinking with hand on chinThe holiday season is upon us once again, which means you’re juggling several responsibilities in preparation for it. Your dentist says there is another very pressing issue that warrants your attention, though – your oral health. Are you getting the most out of your dental insurance? If not, then you’ll learn about a simple activity that will make a huge difference.


Here is another very rewarding case we did in our office recently:

November 2, 2018

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As you can see, Ed has some severely stained, decayed and fractured teeth. His is a very active and gregarious 71-year-old male who is new to our practice. He was afraid to smile.


Dentist Shares 5 Oral Health Tips for a Healthy Halloween

October 24, 2018

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family celebrating HalloweenBoo! Halloween is always a spooky season, but you should be more afraid than usual this fall about cavities? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children ages 6 to 19. Halloween candy and other sugary fall treats like caramel apples can contribute to tooth decay if preventive measures are not taken. Follow these 5 simple tips from a dentist to enjoy a happy, healthy Halloween.


The Power of Invisalign

October 3, 2018

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I first met Jason Santos 20 years ago when he was a young chef in Boston. He worked with my wife teaching healthy cooking classes to underprivileged families in the inner city. He has since “graduated” to be one of Boston’s most recognizable chefs. He owns and operates three downtown restaurants including Abby Lane, Buttermilk & Bourbon, and Citrus & Salt. His unmistakable blue hair can also be seen on Bar Rescue, The View and The Today Show.

When he first became a patient in our Haverhill, MA office, he (like most patients) didn’t like going to the dentist.


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