Your oral health needs change as you get older, with the risk of gum (periodontal) disease especially rising for adults past the age of 35 and then again after 55. In fact, the majority of older adults have gum disease to some extent. This condition can have serious consequences for oral and overall health, which makes its prevention/maintenance a significant goal. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about gum disease in Belmont.
September 5, 2018
Are your teeth failing you? A smile that is on its last leg may have several decayed, broken, or weak and worn down teeth. But, even in the worst cases, all hope may not be lost thanks to advances in implant dentistry. Many patients are still eligible for smile reconstruction with dental implants in Boston. Keep reading to learn more about what it takes to be a candidate for this option — and why it’s great news if you are.
August 14, 2018
When you’re feeling restless during a meeting, do you often find yourself biting the top of your pen? And what about after lunch — do you like to hold onto the cup and enjoy the ice for a while after? If you have any of these bad oral health habits, your Boston dentist wants you to know of the danger they present to your teeth. Keep reading to learn why, and what you can do to break them.
July 30, 2018
Most people know they should visit the dentist twice annually, but they file it away along with recommendations like getting “8 hours of sleep” or “half an hour of cardiovascular exercise” daily — aspirational goals that don’t usually happen. But when it comes to protecting you from a host of health issues, including oral cancer, routine dental care is absolutely crucial as you get older. Keep reading to learn more about how from your dentist in Boston.
May 3, 2018
Maintaining your health during pregnancy is of the utmost importance for you and your baby. That means taking care of your smile as much as the rest of your body, and given the hormone fluctuations that can affect oral health during pregnancy, it is recommended that expectant mothers visit their Boston dentist at least once. Preventive dental care is not only safe when you are expecting — it’s vital!
April 2, 2018
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!
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.