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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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Your Oral Health Is Significantly Connected To Your Overall Health

Your oral health can be a window into your overall health as it offers very solid clues about the state of your body. Just like problems with other bodily systems can affect your oral health, bacteria that affect your gums and teeth can leave the door open for other serious health issues. How are the Two Connected? There are thousands…

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Gum Disease: Causes and Symptoms

Periodontal disease or gum disease is caused by bacterial growth in your mouth and if not treated properly, you may end up with the more advanced form called periodontitis which can lead to tooth loss due to breakdown of the gum and bone tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth. According to a survey conducted by Centers of Disease Control and…

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Misaligned Teeth Can Cause TMJ/TMD

If you have teeth that are slightly misaligned but look “good enough” to you, you may wonder why you ought to visit our office in Western Massachusetts for braces or Invisalign. After all, if your teeth look fine, what’s the use of getting them fixed? What you may not know is that misalignment can be responsible for a variety of non-cosmetic problems. Problems…

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Teeth-Whitening Swabs: An Effective Solution?

The increased popularity of teeth whitening has led to an increase in the number of home remedies and over-the-counter products available for purchase. One of the more recent such products are teeth whitening swabs, small sticks that look like Q-tips and are supposed to noticeably whiten your teeth within a single week. So how well do they actually work? While we have…

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

If you are an adult living in the United States, chances are you suffer from mild to moderate gum disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease, affects nearly half of all American adults. Gingivitis, the early form, affects an even greater proportion of the population. The good news is that…

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Important Moments in Your Child’s Dental Development

In order to ensure excellent dental health for your child, it is important that you begin taking them to a pediatric dentist at a young age. The earliest meetings are simply designed to get your child used to the dentist’s office and the dental chair, and to acquaint yourself with how their dentist prefers to work. As they get older, though, you…

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Can Warm Beverages Stain Your Teeth?

If you have recently received a teeth whitening treatment from Baystate Dental, chances are you want to keep your teeth white for as long as possible. For many of our patients, the winter months present a big challenge to keeping their teeth white. New England winters are famously cold, and drinking warm beverages can be a great way to warm up. Unfortunately, this…

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