Baystate Dental of Greenfield
33 Riddell Street, Suite 7, Greenfield, MA 01301
Using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, our caring and compassionate team is dedicated to providing quality dental care and ensuring you are comfortable during your visit to our clinic. During your first appointment, our dentist will carefully examine your mouth for the following concerns:
Whether you need a complete dental exam, gum disease treatment, or thorough professional cleaning, we offer a wide range of dental services that focus on your physical comfort while also giving you the peace of mind that you’re being taken care of by experienced, compassionate dentists. Call us today to set up an appointment for a dental exam in Greenfield.
Although brushing and flossing every day is recommended for keeping your mouth clean and healthy, visiting your dentist for teeth cleaning every six months can help you avoid serious dental issues. Gum disease, periodontal disease, and tooth decay can develop if plaque and tartar build up on your teeth. By having these harmful substances removed from your teeth during a professional cleaning, you can significantly lower your risk of developing serious dental problems, ensuring a healthy smile for life.
The majority of our regular patients come in for professional cleanings twice a year. During these visits, the plaque and tartar that has accumulated over time is removed. Brushing and flossing daily can typically remove plaque, but if it’s not removed daily, it can develop into a hardened material called calculus. This material can cause tooth decay, and attacks and weakens tooth enamel. Calculus cannot be removed by brushing or flossing and can only be removed during a thorough professional cleaning.
The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and is caused by plaque. When you brush or floss your teeth, are your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding? If they are, you might be suffering from gingivitis already. It is in your best interests to treat this condition quickly, otherwise you risk developing a serious form of the disease called periodontitis. Periodontal disease is much more serious in that it can harm the bone and tissue supporting your teeth, causing irreparable damage.
Although bad breath can make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable, it’s a very common condition that affects millions of people. It can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the foods you eat, lack of proper oral hygiene, tooth decay, dry mouth, and gum disease. You don’t have to live with bad breath any longer, we can help you find numerous ways to prevent it from happening. Specialized treatments, a dental exam with professional cleanings every six months, and tips for brushing and flossing at home are just a few ways we can help you quickly and easily overcome bad breath.
Oral cancer is a growing problem for both smokers and nonsmokers. Since the disease typically doesn’t show any signs in its early stages, once you notice a sore or a lump in your mouth, the cancer may have spread to other parts of your body. A screening can make a life-saving difference by detecting oral cancer early before it progresses and affects other parts of your body. When you come in for your dental exam in Greenfield, our dentists will conduct a simple test for oral cancer. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.