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Why Flossing Is a Must, Not a Maybe

You can run and you can hide, but you can’t deny the need for flossing. You may think that daily brushing is good enough to keep teeth healthy, but according to dentists, it’s only a good start. It may come as a surprise, but that skinny strand of floss is the only thing that’s tough enough to clean plaque from…

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Causes of Bleeding Gums and Gum Disease

Understanding Gum Disease You likely already know about the evils of tooth decay and cavities, but it may be that you’re not fully aware of how harmful gum disease can truly be. Clinically known as periodontal disease, this group of conditions that affects the gums can result in tooth loss and a number of potentially dangerous health issues. Learning all…

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Brush Up on the Benefits of Brushing

You’ve been brushing and flossing since before you can remember, so why would you need to brush up on your skills? The fact is that brushing and flossing is such a routine habit that many times proper techniques are not applied—not because you don’t know how, but because, well, you’re busy living your life. That’s when a friendly reminder can…

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Invisalign: Frequently Asked Questions

You’re never fully dressed without a smile — but what if you’re a little hesitant about flashing your pearly whites? Crooked teeth can leave you feeling less than confident, and aesthetics aren’t the only issue at play. Invisalign aligners offer a discreet way to create a better smile without opting for braces that broadcast your business to everyone you meet.…

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10 Signs of Sleep Apnea

An estimated 22 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea, a disorder that causes sufferers to involuntarily stop breathing while asleep. Without treatment, sleep apnea can lead to a wide range of issues, but by learning the signs and symptoms, you’ll know when to seek advice. Here’s a glimpse into sleep apnea and how your local dentist can help. Types of…

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Are Cracked Teeth on the Rise?

A recent article in The New York Times focused on an unanticipated side effect of the coronavirus pandemic. After noticing an increase in patients complaining of migraines, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity during the early days of the shutdown, one dentist also reported an alarming number of tooth fractures as a result of teeth clenching and grinding since the practice…

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Dental Care Basics

Your mouth works hard for you. It makes it possible to speak, eat, drink and smile, not to mention whistle, sing and kiss. In addition to these essential functions, the condition of your mouth plays a vital role in your overall health, serving as the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, explains Mayo Clinic. This makes good oral…

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Gingivitis: Symptoms and Causes in Western Massachusetts

Maybe you’ve noticed some blood on your floss after performing your pre-bedtime oral hygiene ritual, or perhaps your partner diplomatically mentioned that your breath isn’t as fresh as it normally is. These are just two of the warning signs that point to a possible case of gingivitis. Read on to learn more about how to spot gingivitis, what causes it,…

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Are Dental Implants Right for You?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 52% of adults aged 20–64 and 66% of adults aged 40–64 have experienced the loss of at least one permanent tooth. Among those aged 65 and older, nearly 20% have lost all of their teeth. Dental implants may be a good option for those who are missing one or more teeth…

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We Offer Convenient and Affordable Emergency Dental Care Near Western Massachusetts

There are many types of dental emergencies. Many can cause severe pain or bleeding and even tooth loss or life-threatening infections. Of course, these emergencies rarely occur at a convenient time. If you experience sudden tooth pain or a dental injury, it is important to seek emergency dental care near Western Massachusetts as quickly as possible. Most dental practices set aside…

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