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Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?

September 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 12:20 am
Man smiling with a dental crown

Do you need a new dental crown? A dental crown is a protective “cap” that is placed over the chewing surface of a damaged tooth to keep it safe and improve its appearance. They can be placed on a tooth that is broken, decayed, has a large filling, or is otherwise compromised. Dental crowns are also made to replace teeth that are missing. One concern you may have is whether or not the procedure will be painful. Continue reading to learn what you can expect.


What Should You Do After Getting a Dental Crown?

August 17, 2022

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woman smiling after getting dental crown in Haverhill

Do you have a damaged or decayed tooth? If so, your dentist may have recommended that you get a dental crown in Haverhill. The high-quality restoration is placed over a weakened tooth to improve its appearance and restore its strength. Following your procedure, you may be wondering what you’ll need to do to care for your smile. Continue reading to learn what to expect once your dental crown has been placed and tips for maintaining it in the long run!


4 Tips for Flossing Around Dental Implants

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 5:43 pm
3D illustration of a dental implant

When you first get a dental implant, your dentist will tell you to care for it like you do natural teeth. In other words, you should brush it twice daily and floss it once daily. Even so, you may wonder why an implant needs to be flossed. Brushing is a good way to clean its surface, but flossing can seem unnecessary since it’s a fake tooth. That being the case, why do dentists recommend it? To learn the reason, here’s a summary of why flossing dental implants is important and four tips for doing it.


What Should You Do if Your Toothache Disappears?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 12:46 pm
Woman wondering about her toothache

When dealing with a pretty nasty toothache, you might feel relieved if it disappears on its own. “Finally,” you think to yourself, “the pain is gone!” However, you aren’t out of the woods just yet. On the contrary, this vanishing ache could signify a more serious problem. To learn more, read this summary on why “disappearing” toothaches are an issue, how you should respond, and what your dentist can do to help.


3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

May 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 10:02 pm
person smiling after replacing missing back tooth

Have you ever lost one or more of your teeth due to damage, decay, or other factors? When someone loses a front tooth, the gap it leaves behind can make their smile look uneven and less aesthetically pleasing than before. But, when people lose back teeth, they may not opt to have them replaced. Since you can’t see them, what’s the point? Unfortunately, doing this can mean bad news for the rest of your smile. Read on to learn about three reasons why it’s important to have a missing back tooth replaced.


4 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

April 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 3:43 pm
person who underwent cosmetic dentistry smiling

Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of aesthetic treatments meant to improve the look of your smile. A few popular cosmetic dental treatments are porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening. Though these procedures are incredibly safe and it’s rare for patients to experience complications, there is a range of myths surrounding them. Read on as we debunk four common cosmetic dentistry myths.


4 Ways to Spring Clean Your Smile

March 24, 2022

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Woman sitting at outside tableBirds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means spring is in the air. If you are like many people, you’re probably giving your home a good cleaning. Besides wiping your baseboards and scrubbing your grout, don’t forget about your smile. Life gets busy, and it’s easy to lose track of time. Whether you haven’t changed your toothbrush recently or skipped your preventive appointment, here are 4 ways to give your smile a thorough spring cleaning. 


5 Important Health Advantages of Smiling

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 11:19 pm
girl grinning with the benefits of smiling in Haverhill

One of the greatest feelings is when you know you can show the world your amazing smile. This is especially the case after you improve your teeth with cosmetic dentistry. You now have a reason for a beaming smile, but did you know of the other important advantages for a happy grin? Read on as your local dentist explains the top five benefits of smiling in Haverhill.


Undergoing Cosmetic Dentistry? A Healthy Mouth Is a Start

January 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 5:49 pm
man smiling at cosmetic dentist in Bradford

You’ve decided you want to make some awesome changes to your smile and want to book an appointment with your local cosmetic dentist in Bradford. Naturally, you want to achieve a beautiful set of pearly whites as quickly as possible. However, you might have underlying problems in your mouth that could keep your cosmetic dentist from treating you. Here’s why it’s important to have good oral health before you get cosmetic dentistry and what you can do to keep your smile in tip-top shape.


5 Ways to Combat Common Winter Mouth Issues

December 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 8:13 pm
person drinking water to prevent winter mouth issues in Bradford

during the winter, many people spend their time off of work watching movies, playing in the snow with loved ones, and drinking their favorite warm seasonal beverages. Unfortunately, issues like chapped lips, dry mouth, cold sores, cavities, and tooth sensitivity run rampant during the colder months and can really put a damper on things. Luckily, there are several precautions you can take to prevent these problems. Read on for five tips on how to prevent winter mouth issues from ruining your seasonal fun!

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