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3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

May 5, 2022

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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

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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

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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!


Tips for Enjoying Holiday Foods Without Ruining Your Teeth

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 7:51 pm
boy with candy cane

The holiday season is an exciting time of year when you consider the family and friends you haven’t seen in a long time and all the delicious food that awaits, but your teeth might not be quite as thrilled. After all, potential pitfalls await them with some of that food if your dental hygiene isn’t up to par. Keep reading to get some tips from your dentist in Bradford about how to enjoy holiday foods without your oral health paying the price.


Don’t Fall Victim to Preventable Bad Breath

October 4, 2021

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bad breath illustration

There’s no reason to get bitten by mosquitos – you can buy bug spray. There’s no reason to run out of gas on the side of the road – there are gas stations on seemingly every corner.

And there’s no reason to let bad breath interfere with your social encounters. Instead of a one-liner for this one, there are several preventive measures you can take.

Check out these tips from your dentist in Bradford for telling bad breath to take a hike!


For the Sake of Your Teeth, Be Careful with These Foods

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 12:37 am
happy woman bites a corn cob

Riding a motorcycle on a busy highway, asking a woman her age, trying to make a living as a snake charmer, chewing on hard candy – these are all risky activities that could put you in a world of hurt!

It’s not as if you can’t enjoy your favorite foods at times, but it’s important to realize that some of them come with a greater amount of risk for your teeth. There’s never a good time for a chipped or broken tooth, and then it brings about the stress and expense of getting it repaired.

Here are some foods that can chip teeth, or worse, and what you should know about them, so you don’t have to visit an emergency dentist.


5 Popular Trends That Aren’t the Best for Your Smile

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 10:22 pm
Apple cider vinegar

There is always a new fad circulating around online. However, you can’t believe everything that you see on the internet, as there are all sorts of misinformation out there. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a helpful hack and something that can actually be quite dangerous for your smile. You don’t want to try out a trend only to find out that you are harming your oral health. Here are a few fads that you should definitely be wary of.

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