Addressing Uneven Or Excessive Gum Tissue

The presence of uneven or excessive gum tissue can leave a person frustrated by their appearance. When your gums feel bulky, or seem to take up too much of your teeth, you can be bothered by the feeling that your teeth are too short or squat. Uneven tissue will create potential distractions, and interfere with the symmetry of your smile. Cosmetic dental treatments are typically focused on your teeth, but you should know that your dentist can also do work to safely address periodontal cosmetic concerns. You may choose to only undergo a gum contouring procedure, but patients looking to dramatically improve their smile may prefer to address flaws with their teeth, in addition to their gums. (more…)

Hanover Theater Will Host A Performance Of The Nutcracker

Starting with a performance on Friday, November 24, and running through November 26, the Hanover Theater For The Performing Arts will host Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This Christmas-themed show has long been a staple of the season. These performances will feature a live orchestra, and will include performances from Ashley Ellis and Yurl Yanowski, principal dancers for the Boston Ballet. You and your family can have a magical experience when you include a trip to Hanover Theater to watch this iconic Christmas piece performed live. (more…)

Making Sure Your Kids Enjoy Good Oral Health

Helping your kids make smart, healthy choices can be difficult sometimes. After all, kids – particularly younger kids – can have a strong preference for foods and drinks loaded with sugar. They can also be generally less aware of how poor health decisions can lead to long-term difficulties. One area where you want to make sure your kids are exercising good habits is with their oral care. Pediatric dentistry focuses on educating young patients, helping them develop a better understanding of how and why to keep their teeth healthy. (more…)

How You Benefit From Undergoing An Ultrasonic Scaling

An ultrasonic scaling is a procedure used when a patient needs to address poor periodontal health. If you show signs of gingivitis, it can be used to target the bacteria under your gum line, which can do serious harm to your oral health if no action is taken. As it removes plaque, the scaler used by your dentist can release a cooling treatment, to help with potential discomfort. A scaling, also known as a deep cleaning, will help prevent potentially difficult oral health problems that can arise when you have gum disease. If nothing is done in time, your periodontal condition will worsen, and you can experience difficult complications. (more…)

How An Orthodontic Adjustment Supplies Oral Health Benefits

If you are thinking about undergoing an orthodontic adjustment, you may be focused on what kind of changes you will see with your appearance. After all, your straightened smile can make a significant improvement to how you look, and boost your confidence. That certainly matters, but you should also know that an adjustment will provide big benefits to your oral health, too. You can make it easier to protect yourself from tooth decay and gum disease, and avoid problems with your jaw caused by an uneven bite. Big changes can take place when you do something about crooked teeth. With Invisalign treatment, you can make those improvements without having to use conspicuous metal braces. (more…)

Dentures Can Bring Back Your Smile, And Your Confidence

If you have suffered serious tooth loss, or the total loss of your teeth, it can make your daily life more difficult, and ravage your confidence. We often associate healthy teeth with better general health. Your tooth loss can make it difficult to bite and chew food, limiting the kind of diet you can enjoy. You can also feel self-conscious about how you look. If you are ready to bring your smile back, talk to your dentist about having a custom set of dentures made. You can replace an entire row of teeth with full dentures, or receive partial dentures, which will allow you to keep remaining teeth. If you are worried about keeping your prosthetic secure, discuss dental implants with your dentist. (more…)

Coffee, Tea, And Other Dark Liquids Can Stain Your Smile

It can sometimes feel almost too easy to come up with a reason to enjoy a little caffeine boost. Some coffee in the morning can help you start your work day, and another cup in the afternoon can help you finish strong. Unfortunately, while coffee can do great things for our productivity, it can be trouble for your smile. Coffee, as well as other dark liquid beverages like tea, red wine, and soft drinks, are capable of leaving staining agents behind in your enamel. To remedy this issue, you can discuss a professional whitening treatment with your dentist. (more…)

Check Out Auburn’s 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar

The Auburn Junior Woman’s Club is set to host its sixth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 25. Scheduled to keep up its operation from 9 am until 2 pm, the bazaar will open its doors to area families looking for truly unique gift ideas, as well as holiday treats they can enjoy together. In addition to vendors selling different items, you can check out homemade crafts from different artists. You can even take the kids for their big moment with Santa Claus, as he’ll be making a special visit during the event from 11 am until 1 pm. You can enter the bazaar by paying the $1 admission, or by bringing in a canned good to donate. (more…)

3 Things To Keep In Mind If You Think You May Have A Cavity

Alarmed by a persistent toothache? Do you have a tooth that is suddenly sensitive? These issues can give a person concerns about a potential cavity. If you feel that you might be experiencing tooth decay, talk to your dentist about it. Once a cavity forms, there is no at-home treatment that will allow you to stop it from continuing to grow. That being said, prompt action from your dentist can help you restore your tooth before the harm you experience grows more severe. Your treatment can allow you to maintain an attractive and healthy smile. (more…)

Dental Implants Make Permanent Prosthetic Support Possible

Providing stability for a dental prosthetic can make it a more comfortable presence, and one that feels more natural. That support can also help by making it easier to bite and chew food. Dental implants are put in place to operate as artificial roots for the prosthetic you receive. In addition to offering functional value, they provide protection against the deterioration of your jawbone, a condition that will take place over time when tooth loss occurs. Patients with implants support for prosthetic can enjoy long-lasting benefits of a fully restored smile, and dependable jaw function. (more…)