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August 25, 2020

Taking Care of Invisalign During Cold and Flu Season

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Man looking at an Invisalign retainer and smilingGetting ready for cold and flu season generally means making sure you’ve had the necessary shots and have plenty of tissues and hand sanitizer on standby. These basic steps go a long way towards helping you avoid germs and viruses as much as possible. But if you’re currently in the middle of using Invisalign in Boston, you’ll have a few unique concerns to deal with. Removing your trays for meals and regular cleanings can create additional risks that you need to be aware of. The following 3 tips can help you protect yourself from the cold and flu while also taking care of your Invisalign aligner.

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August 16, 2020

Can Heavy Drinking Hurt Your Gums?

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Woman’s hand covering glass to reject more wineIf you’re being careful about protecting your health, then you’re probably already aware of the various consequences of heavy drinking over the long term, including an increased risk of cancer, high blood pressure, a weaker immune system, and mental health issues such as depression. What you may not realize, though, is that alcohol can also have an unhealthy effect on your smile; you could ultimately end up suffering from potentially severe gum disease in Belmont. To protect your oral health, it’s important to learn more about what those frequent sips of wine could be doing to your mouth.

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April 21, 2020

The Best Ways to Avoid Gum Recession

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Pulling on lip to show gum recession in Belmont

It’s common to worry about teeth wearing down, but not as many people will have the same concerns about their gums. Despite that, about half the population suffers from some sort of gum recession, a condition that exposes the roots of the teeth and can cause them to become sensitive or develop decay. The risk of gum recession in Belmont increases with certain habits and risk factors, but thankfully the right habits and proper treatment from a periodontist can help you avoid it altogether. Keep reading to learn what you need to know to keep your gums intact.

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March 24, 2020

Could You Be Experiencing Early or Late Dental Implant Failure?

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Woman rubbing her jaw due to her mouth painMaybe there wasn’t enough bone in your jaw. Maybe diabetes or another medical condition stopped your mouth from healing correctly. Or maybe you developed gum disease as a result of not brushing as well as you should have. There are plenty of reasons why your dental implants might fail, and such complications could occur shortly after the surgery or many years down the line. Regardless of the when or why, though, dental implant failure should always be considered a highly serious threat to your oral health; after all, if you lose your new teeth, you’ll once again have a gap in your smile that will prevent you from chewing and speaking properly. If you want to keep your dental implants in Belmont safe, keep reading to learn more about the causes and signs of failure – as well as how to avoid it!

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February 10, 2020

3 Reasons Why Dental Implants Fail

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3D model of dental implant in Belmont with natural teeth

Nowadays, dental implants are considered the healthiest and most lifelike solution for replacing missing teeth. Thanks to modern techniques and preparatory procedures such as bone grafting, implants have a success rate of well over 95% and could very well last the rest of your life as long as you take proper care of them. Unfortunately, as low as the risk of failure is, it’s nevertheless a real possibility. Read on to learn more about 3 possible causes behind complications with your dental implants.

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November 7, 2019

Boston Dentist Shares Top 4 Causes of Tooth Loss

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woman with a brilliant white smile thanks to Kör whiteningTooth loss affects more than just the way your smile looks. It can and will also affect your oral and overall health in a big way. That means the best way to protect your smile over the long haul is to prevent missing teeth — and the first step to prevention is education. Keep reading to learn about the top four causes of tooth loss from your Boston dentist, along with tips on how to prevent them. 

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May 10, 2019

Boston Dentist on What Happens when Gum Disease Is Untreated

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woman relaxing in the dental chairIf you have noticed red, bleeding, and inflamed gums, you probably know something is not quite right — and, if you are like a lot of people, seeking treatment may not be high on your priority list, either. But you should know those are the top signs of gum disease, and that treating gum disease is vital for a healthy and lasting smile. Keep reading to find out more about the lasting effects of gum disease and how your Boston dentist can help treat it!

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April 3, 2019

Boston Dentist Can Save Your Tooth

Filed under: Uncategorized — kraft @ 12:50 pm

woman having dental work performedBrushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly can help you keep a healthy smile, but the simple fact is most adults will experience a dental problem at some point in their lives. Tooth decay is one of the most common oral issues — and it is also one that is best to treat sooner rather than later. If you know you have a cavity or if you are currently experiencing a toothache, keep reading to learn about the most common restorative procedures and which one may be best for your smile.

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March 28, 2019

Boston Dentist on What to Consider before Teeth Whitening

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attractive couple smilingHave you thought about refreshing your smile for spring and summer? A professional teeth whitening treatment from your Boston dentist is a great way to freshen up your smile to help you look your very best. Most people are eligible for this cosmetic option, but there are some things to consider before taking the whitening plunge.

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February 17, 2019

Boston Dentist’s Top 5 Signs You Need Implant Dentures

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implant dentureNo matter how much you may feel like giving up, all hope is not lost for patients who are missing several teeth. Implant dentures can provide a stable and natural-looking replacement that lasts for decades. Instead of resting directly on the gums, an implant-retained denture is secured on implant posts which rest below your gum line and are placed by your Boston dentist.

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