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Your Dentist Says Sports Drinks Can Erode Your Teeth

July 29, 2019

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sports drinks

Sports drinks can be a nice refreshing way to replenish your energy after a game. They taste great and get your energy up quickly. They might be good for your body, but how do they affect your teeth? A dentist says that sports and energy drinks can be detrimental to your oral health. Keep on reading to learn why.

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Your Dentist Explains Why Cleaning Your Tongue is Just as Important as Brushing Your Teeth

June 28, 2019

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Woman cleaning her tongueYou’re pretty confident in your oral hygiene routine — you brush and floss twice a day without fail. So why do you still struggle with bad breath? You may be neglecting your tongue. Overlooking this step in your cleaning routine is a common but serious mistake. In this post, your dentist explains why you should care about tongue hygiene and how to properly do it.

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Revealing the Connection Between Gum Disease and Your Heart

May 15, 2019

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person holding crafted heartRecent research has uncovered a connection between your oral and heart health. This link is especially important because 1 in 2 American adults are affected by the oral bacterial infection, gum disease. Typically, it’s caused by poor oral hygiene, but there are additional risk factors involved. Heart disease kills over a half million people in the United States every year. So, what’s the relation? And can you protect your heart health by keeping up with your oral hygiene? Learn what recent research says below. (more…)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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

November 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 11:15 pm

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.

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