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.
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October 30, 2017
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.
The Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates team has some exciting news to share! We are very happy to introduce new Boston dentist Dr. Russell H. Taylor to our practice. He is a dedicated dentist who we know will only add to the tradition of “Excellence, Integrity, and Caring” our team has carefully cultivated since we opened up shop in 1974.
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.
May 22, 2017
From whitestrips to toothpastes and mouthwashes, there are a number of options available over-the-counter for teeth whitening — and the same is true about whitening treatments you can get from your dentist. At Kraft & Schrott, we have considered a number of the many professional-grade whitening kits available, and we prefer the KӧR Whitening system the most. It’s the safest, most effective treatment available, and it’s one that can break through even the most stubborn stains. Keep reading to learn why your trusted dentist prefers this particular option for teeth whitening in Boston!
March 30, 2017
Dentistry has come a long way over the past hundred years. Until relatively recently, having any dental treatment was an uncomfortable experience — forget advanced sedation, the fully-reclining dental chair wasn’t even introduced until 1958. However, perhaps no greater advances have been made in radiographic techniques and how we are able to look at your mouth. Sometimes we need to take a precise look at your oral structures, and a typical two-dimensional x-ray will not give us the whole picture. That’s why your dentist in Boston Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates uses advanced cone-beam scanning technology!
January 1, 2017
What would you like to improve this year? Better health is a common theme for New Year’s resolutions. But too often, people vow to make sweeping changes and then become frustrated when they are unsuccessful. Your dentist in Boston suggests setting small, achievable goals in 2017 instead.
November 11, 2016
It makes sense that your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Dr. Schrott, your periodontist in Boston, knows there is a strong connection between your gums and your overall wellbeing. Your periodontal (gum) health can affect or be affected by what’s going on in the rest of your body.
October 24, 2016
If there’s one thing we believe, it’s that your smile should reflect the real you. The charming, happy, enthusiastic inner-self that you love to let shine. Imperfect front teeth can affect the impression you make, but cosmetic dentistry corrects these flaws to give you a smile you won’t ever want to hide. Let your best self come through — visit your cosmetic dentist in Boston!