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Reminder: Use Your 2020 Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

October 30, 2020

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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

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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.


Can Veneers Whiten Teeth? See What a Cosmetic Dentist Says

March 4, 2020

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Beautiful white smile with veneers from a cosmetic dentist

Do you usually enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning? Of course! Who doesn’t? While a little caffeine can help you ease into the day, over time coffee and other dark beverages and foods can stain your teeth. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist can help you brighten your smile – and not just with professional teeth whitening treatment. Keep reading to find out why porcelain veneers may be an excellent way to rejuvenate your smile.


Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

February 24, 2020

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model of single dental implant at dentist officeDespite the latest improvements in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, 120 million Americans live with at least one missing tooth. Nowadays, you have more options than ever to rebuild an incomplete smile. As an alternative to traditional solutions, 500,000 people per year are turning to dental implants. Your dentist can replace your missing tooth with the next best thing to your real one; however, it requires an oral surgery. As a result, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to determine if dental implants are right for you.


8 Common Causes of Toothaches

February 12, 2020

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man in green shirt holding mouth in pain

Everyone knows that sustaining an injury that breaks your tooth can be seriously painful. But what about when you get a toothache seemingly out of nowhere? What’s the cause of that? As it turns out, there are several different issues that could be the reason you have to call your emergency dentist. Keep reading to learn eight possible causes of your toothache.


What Can Happen if I Don’t Replace a Missing Tooth?

December 28, 2019

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older woman smiling nice teeth

The human body is amazing at compensating when there is an injury, a loss or some other form of dysfunction. Thus, if you’re missing a single tooth, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? After all, the other teeth will just pick up the slack. If this aligns with your way of thinking, then you’re partially correct; your other teeth will compensate. The problem is that in their attempt to do so, other serious problems can emerge. As you continue reading, you’ll discover why it’s so critical to have even a single missing tooth replaced. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to the gold standard for tooth replacement: dental implant insertion.

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