We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. 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.
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
Tooth decay does not always begin on the surface. The pulp inside your tooth can become infected and causing a toothache, which will require a root canal to properly treat. Most root canal procedures are completed without further complications, but you may notice a pain in your tooth and jaw in the days following the procedure. Here are the steps you should…Continue reading
With all the preparation and cooking that goes into preparing each Thanksgiving meal, dental hygiene is likely the furthest thing from your mind when you start planning your menu. But one part of the Thanksgiving tradition ensures that whatever you cook for Thanksgiving will impact your family’s dental health in the weeks to come: leftovers. Yes, thanks to the size…Continue reading
One of the main objectives of any Springfield pediatric dentist is to help your children develop good dental habits. The secret to maintaining a bright, healthy smile begins early in life, when your children’s teeth are still developing and their body is still growing. And one of the best habits for children to develop is a balanced diet low in…Continue reading
If you have decided to get braces or other orthodontic work in your late teens or early 20s, you may start to get your wisdom teeth while your are still on, or shortly after they come off. This can be a troubling situation. Braces, after all, take a lot of time and effort to affect your teeth, and you don’t want to risk…Continue reading