December 9, 2018
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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November 5, 2018
The 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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November 2, 2018
As you can see, Ed has some severely stained, decayed and fractured teeth. His is a very active and gregarious 71-year-old male who is new to our practice. He was afraid to smile.
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October 24, 2018
Boo! Halloween is always a spooky season, but you should be more afraid than usual this fall about cavities? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children ages 6 to 19. Halloween candy and other sugary fall treats like caramel apples can contribute to tooth decay if preventive measures are not taken. Follow these 5 simple tips from a dentist to enjoy a happy, healthy Halloween.
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October 3, 2018
I first met Jason Santos 20 years ago when he was a young chef in Boston. He worked with my wife teaching healthy cooking classes to underprivileged families in the inner city. He has since “graduated” to be one of Boston’s most recognizable chefs. He owns and operates three downtown restaurants including Abby Lane, Buttermilk & Bourbon, and Citrus & Salt. His unmistakable blue hair can also be seen on Bar Rescue, The View and The Today Show.
When he first became a patient in our Haverhill, MA office, he (like most patients) didn’t like going to the dentist.
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September 25, 2018
According to many people, we’re now living in the Information Era – a time when anything you want to know is available at your fingertips. Overall, this is very helpful for tasks like changing a fuse in your car or replacing a leaky faucet, but your dentist warns that a line should be drawn on what fits under the umbrella of do-it-yourself (DIY). One of the areas that should be left to professionals is dental care and, more specifically, orthodontic treatment. As you read on, you’ll learn why the new online trend of DIY braces isn’t healthy and how Invisalign offers better and safer results for correcting bite issues.
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September 12, 2018
I met this young man when he was referred to me by another dentist. “Jim” had not been to a dentist for many years and was obviously not pleased with his appearance. He has significant dental needs and asked me if we could fix his smile. I explained several different options to repair and/or replace his teeth. We decided on a very simple and less costly approach involving composite bonding.
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August 3, 2018
As it turns out, one of the most common types of people to come in asking about Invisalign are those who had braces at a young age. Unfortunately, it’s easy for teeth to shift back if people don’t wear their retainers long enough after orthodontic treatment. As a result, they experience a relapse in their treatment, often leading to crooked teeth, poor bites, and a smile they’re embarrassed to show off.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a second chance with Invisalign. Keep reading to learn more about your options!
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July 4, 2018
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? A family dentist is here to compare these two options and help you choose a brush that’s best for your smile.
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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.
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