How well are you brushing your teeth? Cleaning around your teeth and gums is important but don’t ignore your tongue, says your dentist in Boston. Bacteria can live and multiply here just as easily as it can throughout the rest of the mouth – in fact the tongue is the biggest reservoir for bacteria in the mouth and for many people, that means bad breath. Even though your tongue can’t develop cavities, having a safe space for bacteria to hide out makes it easier for it to latch onto the tooth enamel and around the gums, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s VIP to brush your tongue, and when it’s time to see a dentist for chronic bad breath!
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April 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
A “dental emergency” is anything that is bleeding, broken, or causing you pain in the mouth — and it’s not anything you can plan for. When you or a loved one has an urgent situation, it’s time to see your Boston dentist ASAP. Delaying treatment can cause small problems to turn into larger issues in quick succession. Our office is well-equipped to handle dental emergencies, and we can have you out of pain and on your way faster than you’d probably expect. What classifies as a dental emergency, though? We’ve got the information on that (and more) below.
February 9, 2018
Having sensitive teeth can make it difficult to enjoy some of life’s greatest pleasures, like a scoop of ice cream in the summertime or your cup of hot coffee every morning. Unfortunately, many people experience tooth sensitivity. Brushing with certain toothpastes can help, and so can a topical fluoride treatment — keep reading to learn more about tooth sensitivity and how your dentist in Boston uses fluoride to treat it.
January 14, 2018
Many people experience tooth sensitivity in response to hot and cold stimuli. People with extreme sensitivity may even wince in response to a sharp gust of wind that touches their teeth. Are you someone who dreads ice cream or hot coffee because of the discomfort it causes? If so, your Boston dentist can help with something that you may not have considered: fluoride. Keep reading to learn how this mineral can help to strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent uncomfortable sensitivity.
December 16, 2017
Teeth whitening is a wonderful way to transform the appearance of your smile without having to invest a significant amount of time or money. Doing your research first will help you feel confident knowing the treatment is right for you and your smile. Most adults can greatly benefit from professional teeth whitening — keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this treatment! Your cosmetic dentist in Boston has put together a teeth whitening FAQ to help you make the best decision on teeth whitening.
November 17, 2017
When you hear that you need a special treatment from any type of medical professional, you want to be absolutely sure it’s something that’s really necessary before forging ahead.
October 30, 2017
As the saying goes, with age comes wisdom and a finer appreciation for the little things in life — and those are two big reasons to smile past 50. But your Boston dentist knows older adults are also at a higher risk of developing several oral health problems as they age. The risk of gum disease, tooth decay, dry mouth, and oral cancer are higher for older adults. Keep reading to learn more about these key problems — and how you can prevent them — from the Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates Team.
September 30, 2017
Almost half of Americans have some form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
That’s a significant number — and it’s one too many people overlook, says your Boston dentist. After all, you’d be pretty alarmed if you knew almost 50% of people had a disease linked to uncontrolled diabetes, heart problems, and memory loss, wouldn’t you?
August 31, 2017
It’s important to know about how your overall well-being can affect or be affected by what’s going on in your mouth. Because your gums provide an easy entry into the bloodstream, your periodontal (gum) health is especially important for keeping the rest of your body strong. Your periodontist in Boston wants people who do not have their blood glucose levels under control to be especially aware of the increased risk for developing gum disease.
July 22, 2017
As your cosmetic dentist in Boston, we know our job isn’t complete until you absolutely love the way your smile looks. Our team of experts offers a number of aesthetic treatments to help, and by far one of the most popular is dental veneers. They are thin coverings of dental porcelain that remake the size, shape, and overall appearance of your smile.