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We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
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…Continue reading
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.…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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,…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading