Oral hygiene has come a long way since the days when our ancestors used frayed twigs to clean their teeth. Today, all we have to do is head to the local grocery store or pharmacy and pick up a toothbrush and some toothpaste. But which toothbrush should we choose? An electric one or a manual one? Your family dentist is here to compare these two options and help you choose a brush that’s best for your smile.
Karl Arakelian DMD Blog
July 4, 2018
June 21, 2018
You’re a budget-conscious person, and you recognize that it’s always a good idea to save money where possible. After all, you need to pay bills, set aside money for retirement, and still have a bit leftover so you can take that annual vacation. But in all of your eagerness to be the master of your finances, you might make a common mistake — cutting out dental care. While going to your “dentist near me” regularly can seem like a costly hassle, it can actually save you money in the long run.
May 12, 2018
Brushing and flossing your teeth are important for keeping your smile healthy; however, it is not the only care you need. It is also best to visit in your dentist in Haverhill twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If it is time for your next appointment and you will be seeing a new dentist, you may be a little nervous about your upcoming visit. You have nothing to fear. When visiting a new location, there are several things you can expect during your appointment.
April 10, 2018
It’s a mild spring day and you have plans to head down to Fenway Park to catch a Red Sox baseball game. On the morning that you’re supposed to leave, you notice an uncomfortable burning sensation inside your mouth and are left wondering what’s going on. Upon examining the problem, you discover a red sore inside your cheek. Your local dentist says this could very well be a canker sore and as you continue reading, he’ll explain what causes it and how it can be prevented and treated.
March 27, 2018
We are happy (and sad) to announce that Lucille S., one of our long-time hygienists will be retiring at the end of April 2018. She started working with us in 2011, and at that time she told me that she would probably work for a couple of years and retire to spend time with her family. Fast-forward to 2018 and she is finally doing just that.
We wish her well as she moves on to travel and spend time with her grandchildren.
Amanda C. continues her role as a hygienist on 18 Church Street.
And we are excited to reintroduce another Amanda who will be taking over Lucille’s hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Amanda P. Worked with us on a temporary basis in 2013. She is excited to return to our Bradford office on a more permanent basis. We are equally excited to have her back.
Wishing Lucille the best,
Karl Arakelian, DMD
March 2, 2018
Did you know that gum disease affects an estimated 65 million Americans? This common condition destroys the gum tissue and underlying bone that support the teeth. In addition to increasing the risk of tooth loss, researchers have found a link between gum disease and heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, pregnancy complications, and some cancers.
So, what can you do? You already know that brushing and flossing can improve your gum health, but did you know there are some additions you can make to your diet that can help as well? It’s true! Keep reading to find out which dentist-recommended foods will do the trick!
February 2, 2018
As a child you may have been taught, “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” But while that surely applies most of the time there are always exceptions to every rule, and Invisalign is one of those exceptions! Initially, it may seem hard to believe that you can straighten your teeth invisibly, oftentimes faster and with less discomfort than with braces. But that’s exactly what this alternative to braces can do. If you’d like to know a bit more about how it works and whether you’d be a good candidate for it, this blog will cover those things and more.
December 8, 2017
First things first! You are to be commended for the excellent brushing and flossing that you do at least twice a day. By performing these tasks daily you’ve joined an elite group of people, as only 50% of the population brush and floss their teeth daily. But, like everything else in life, there are levels to your oral care. Thus, the next summit for you to climb is that of excellent gum care. Learn why this is so important and how to go about it the right way.
October 27, 2017
A smile is a universal gesture. When you meet other people for the first time, even if those people are from a culture completely different than your own, a warm smile can put everyone at ease. There is no one who doesn’t love a genuine grin! However, you might not know just how powerful your smile is. Your cosmetic dentist lists some reasons why you should show off your pearly whites more often.
October 11, 2017
This blog is a follow up to a recent blog that a lot of folks were asking about.
We previously spoke about closing the “black triangles” that arise when teeth shift, gums recede and fillings wear out.
A patient recently came to our office for a second opinion regarding her upper teeth. Another dentist had recommended extracting all of them and making her a removable denture.