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Will Your Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?

January 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 3:15 pm
Woman in white shirt with a painful toothache

When you suddenly experience a surge of pain in your mouth, your first instinct is likely to call your emergency dentist right away. But once you’ve made your appointment, you might start worrying about the cost of your care. Can you count on your dental insurance to help pay for your emergency treatment? Here’s what you need to know.

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Veneers or Invisalign: Which One is Best to Straighten Your Smile?

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 7:41 am
a woman smiling and pointing to her straight smile

Do you dream about having straighter pearly whites? Modern technology has made it more possible than ever to fix crooked, gapped, or overlapped teeth without having to wear the clunky metal braces of yesteryear. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted with two effective and long-lasting options: veneers and Invisalign. Here are the pros of each treatment and which one would possibly be best for you.

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Veneers Are a Great Option for Misaligned Teeth!

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 6:04 am
a woman getting veneers placed at the dentist

A straight, bright smile is a confidence booster. Unfortunately, many people are hesitant to freely grin due to misaligned teeth. Braces used to be the only way to get straighter pearly whites. But with modern dental advances, there is a quicker way to a flawless smile: veneers! This cosmetic treatment can fix a wide array of aesthetic issues and leave you with a more uniform smile. Continue reading to learn if veneers could be the solution you’ve been hoping for.

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More than Meets the Eye! The Various Benefits of Invisalign

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 5:05 pm
a woman smiling with her aligners

Invisalign has become an increasingly popular option to get the smile you’ve always wanted. One of the reasons for that is the discreet appearance it offers. The clear aligners go virtually undetected by other people and allow for a professional, metal-free appearance, all the while straightening your pearly whites. But there are other advantages to this orthodontic treatment besides the obvious cosmetic appeal. Here are five other benefits of Invisalign!

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Are Veneers and Coffee Compatible?

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 10:31 pm
empty coffee cup

According to the National Coffee Association, an estimated 64% of American adults drink coffee every day. It’s hard to resist that brown cup of comfort. But no one wants coffee-colored teeth. Coffee can stain natural teeth over time, but you may be wondering if it has the same effect on your veneers. Your dentist in Newton has all you need to know about coffee and your pearly white coverings!

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How Long Can I Expect My Dental Implant to Last?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 10:11 pm
woman smiling and holding a calendar

Out of all the teeth replacements, dental implants are considered the gold standard. They are the only option that recreates the entire structure of the lost tooth, from the root up through the crown. But how long can you expect it to last? The answer might surprise you! Here’s everything to know so you can get the most out of our smile for as long as possible.

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5 Ways You Might Accidentally Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

September 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 2:04 pm
smiling person holding Invisalign tray

With its seamless appearance, removeable trays, and lack of dietary restrictions, Invisalign is a much more convenient way to straighten your teeth than traditional braces. That said, you’ll still need to follow some rules to make sure your treatment proceeds without a hitch and doesn’t get delayed. To make sure you enjoy a fully straightened smile as quickly as possible, keep an eye out for these five common ways that you may accidentally ruin your Invisalign treatment.

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Can Yogurt Help You Fight Bad Breath?

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 3:06 pm
Homemade yogurt with blueberries on a tablecloth

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem, but it’s by no means a rare one; Colgate estimates that there are nearly 60 million people in the United States with chronic halitosis. If you regularly struggle with bad breath, you’ve probably tried combatting it with mints and sugarless gum. But there’s one other step you can take that you might not have thought of: eating more yogurt. Here’s what you need to know about this surprising connection.

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3 Common Oral Health Problems and What You Can Do About Them

August 13, 2022

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Concerned woman sitting in chair with dentist nearby

If you believe you’re safe from oral health problems, you might want to think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 80% of people have had at least one cavity by age 34, and more than 40% experienced mouth pain at some point in the last year. If you want to avoid such issues and protect your smile, you need to be aware of the different threats to your teeth and gums. Below are 3 common oral health problems as well as tips for avoiding or addressing them.

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4 Things to Know When Choosing Between Invisalign & Braces

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 6:05 pm
woman smiling about Invisalign vs braces in Newton

Do you wish you had a straighter smile? If you have spaced-out, overlapped, or overly crowded pearly whites that are negatively impacting your dental health, then you might consider undergoing orthodontic treatment. Whether you choose Invisalign or traditional braces, you can be sure to enjoy an improved smile for many years to come. But what are the main differences between these two popular options? Read on to learn four things to know when considering Invisalign vs. braces!

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