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How Long Will I Need to Wear Invisalign Aligners?

March 14, 2021

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an up-close view of a person inserting their Invisalign aligner

You’re tired of living with crooked teeth, so you decide to talk to your dentist about Invisalign. You know you want a solution that doesn’t bring attention to your dental work, and you want to see faster results, but how long will it take to achieve the smile of your dreams? What is a normal Invisalign timeline? To help you get the answers you need, a local dentist weighs in on the topic to shed some light on the actual process and why treatment times can vary from patient to patient.  


Why Taking Care of Your Gums Is So Important

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of woman pointing to her gums

When it comes to brushing, flossing, and oral hygiene in general, the efforts are often focused on one thing: your teeth. In reality, your gums are equally as important. In fact, healthy gums keep your teeth in place and act as a shock absorber to protect the roots. On the other hand, if they are compromised due to a condition like gum disease, the harmful bacteria can wreak havoc on your oral and general health. Read on to learn more about gum health, how to take care of your gums, and how your dentist can help!


Why Replacing Missing Molars Is So Important

December 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 11:23 pm
Cartoon smiling molars lying next to dental tools

Did you know that over 120 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth? Unfortunately, many patients choose to leave the gap in their smile, especially if it is toward the back of their mouth. After all, if no one can see it, how much harm can it really do? If you’ve found yourself thinking something similar, read on to learn the importance of your molars, what happens if you don’t get them replaced, and six reasons to consider dental implants in Newton.


4 Tips for Wearing Invisalign During the Holidays

November 7, 2020

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Invisalign in Newton with Christmas lights in the background

Will you be wearing Invisalign in Newton during the holidays this year? Since your aligners are removable and nearly invisible, they won’t keep you from enjoying all your favorite seasonal traditions or meals! However, if you’re not careful, all the festivities can distract you from your orthodontic treatment and end up delaying your timeline. Thankfully, with a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your smile continues to be straightened well into the new year. Here are four practical tips that will help keep your Invisalign treatment on track while you enjoy the holiday season!


Reminder: Use Your 2020 Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

October 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 2:50 pm
Appointment to use dental insurance marked on calendar

2020 has been a crazy year. We are all looking to 2021 with hope in our hearts! However, before you turn your calendars over, you may have a to-do list of things you want to accomplish before the end of the year. That list should include a visit to your dentist; if you do not make an appointment, you could be letting valuable benefits go to waste. Let’s talk about how you can use your dental insurance and your HSA/FSA to your greatest benefit.


4 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy at Home

August 19, 2020

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Mom and daughter brushing their teeth

COVID-19 hit, and seemingly overnight stay-at-home orders were in effect. While the break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life has led to more quality time and extra snuggles, it also means that your previous routine has gone out the door. However, between face coverings, social distancing guidelines, and extensive hand hygiene, it is important to remember the significance of your child’s oral hygiene routine. To prevent their quarantine activities from turning into fall cavities, here are four tips from a dentist on keeping their teeth and gums healthy at home! 


Common Concerns of At-Risk Dental Patients During COVID-19

May 25, 2020

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An at-risk patient wearing a mask at the dentist

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people from all over the country. You have certainly been making changes throughout your daily routine, including practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, and limiting your public outings. This has been difficult for everyone, but it’s even more challenging if you are someone who has a higher risk of developing severe, life-threatening symptoms. Your dentist can answer some common questions regarding high-risk patients.


How to Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

May 11, 2020

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two people wearing face masks and touching elbows

While your dentist was closed for all non-emergency patients during much of March and April due to COVID-19, the good news is that they are now open again for regular treatments like cleanings and fillings. As you first walk into their office, you notice that everyone is respectfully keeping their distance in order to avoid transmitting germs. Since you’re an affectionate person who normally loves giving handshakes and hugs, this era of social distancing has been hard on you. Here are a few alternative ways you can greet and connect with your dental team in the time of COVID-19.


3 Must-Haves for a Great Family Dentist

May 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 3:42 pm
family dentist in operatory

A few weeks ago, I had a patient who has come to me for years say that she and her family are moving away from Attleboro to Newton. She asked me what she should look for in a new family dentist. Although I was sad to see them leave, I wanted to help them settle in and keep their oral health strong, so I recommended my friends at Newton Corner Dental Care. But her question got me thinking more about what I would look for if I were in her position. Whether you’re new to the area or your family just needs a better fit, you may be wondering the same thing—how to find the best dentist for you and your loved ones. In this post, I explain three things you can look for in a family dentist.


How Your Dentist Keeps Their Office Clean During COVID-19

March 26, 2020

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dentist washing their hands

Did you know that dental practices are actually some of the cleanest places in the entire country? This is because they have strict sanitation protocols set in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the time of COVID-19, these protocols have only become tougher and more strictly implemented. This means if you go in for emergency treatment from your dentist, you shouldn’t need to worry about catching the coronavirus. Here are some of the measures your dentist takes to keep their office clean and safe.

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