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Don’t Waste Your Dental Insurance

November 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drarakelian @ 7:31 pm

woman in dental chairDid you know you’re supposed to visit your dentist at least twice a year for preventive care? If you’re like one-third of Americans, you probably haven’t had a cleaning or checkup recently despite your dental insurance. You might think you’re saving money by only visiting your dentist when there’s a problem, but you’re actually increasing your oral health costs. Not to mention, you could waste hundreds to thousands of dollars per year by not maximizing your dental insurance. As the end of the year approaches, don’t throw money down the drain. Here’s why you need to schedule an appointment before your insurance expires.
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Trick or Treat! 5 Oral Health Tips to Remember During Halloween

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 4:37 pm

Halloween candy Goblins and ghouls won’t be the only scary monsters out on Halloween night. If you’re not careful, tooth decay and cavities can be equally as frightening, especially if your child overindulges in their candy-filled Halloween buckets. To prevent decay and disease from entering your house, take the advice of a dentist who shares 5 ways you can protect your little trick-or-treater’s teeth and gums this holiday season.

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3 Ways You Can Finally Get a Confident Smile

September 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 1:42 pm

person holding their hand out and smiling

Damaged, discolored, and stained teeth are all unfortunate signs of a worn-down smile. Instead of slowly letting your image of yourself wear down your self-esteem, you can improve it with cosmetic dental services. It’s easier than you think to get your confidence back and stop being embarrassed by your smile. With services like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding, you can restore the structure of damaged pearly whites and close gaps in your mouth so you can talk to anyone without worrying about your appearance. Read on to learn three ways you can achieve a confident smile when you get cosmetic dental treatment.

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5 Good Foods to Pack for Lunch According to a Children’s Dentist

August 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 7:22 pm

two apples and a toothbrushWhen staring at an empty lunchbox, it’s likely you’re trying to decide what your child will eat. While looking at the ingredients on your counter, you reach for a piece of fruit, some vegetables, whip up a quick and easy sandwich, and throw in a bag of chewy fruit snacks and pouch of their favorite juice, but are these the items they need to be eating for healthy teeth and gums? Let a children’s dentist weigh in on what foods you should be reaching for and which ones to avoid when packing your child’s lunch.

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Your Dentist Says Sports Drinks Can Erode Your Teeth

July 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 8:21 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 5:44 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 8:02 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 3:19 pm

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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