Teeth Bonding Can Offer Real Changes In One Appointment

It can be frustrating to see how much trouble one flawed tooth can cause for your smile. If you have a tooth that is discolored, small, out of alignment, or damaged, it can draw more attention than you would prefer, and make you self-conscious. Fortunately, your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office can offer cosmetic dental care to address this problem. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that with a teeth bonding treatment, you can address an array of esthetic concerns with a procedure that only requires on visit! This type of cosmetic work uses the same material used for modern, tooth-colored fillings to cover up unflattering issues that might affect a tooth. (more…)

What Can Happen If I Continue To Grind My Teeth At Night?

What kind of problems can you face if you unconsciously grind your teeth during the night, while you sleep? The immediate effects can be apparent, as you can wake to unpleasant sensations of pain and sensitivity in your teeth, face, and jaw. If you continue to ignore the problem, and you allow further grinding to take place, you could suffer serious dental damage that requires restorative dental care. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is able to meet with you to discuss this problem, and offer relief through a supportive, custom guard you can wear while you sleep. By keeping your teeth from grinding during the night, you can stop wear and tear from gathering, and avoid a potential concern over a seriously chipped or cracked tooth. (more…)

3 Reasons We Take Tooth Injuries Seriously

When a person suffers a tooth injury, they face a risk of infection, and they can suffer from cosmetic and functional problems. Leaving the problem untreated can lead to complications that seriously affect your oral health. An infection can lead to tooth loss, and other complications. When damage interferes with how easily you can bite and chew, it can lead to daily issues, and frequent bouts of discomfort. When a person’s tooth is injured, particularly if it is cracked or chipped, that dental damage can call for a root canal treatment. While this procedure is often associated with cavity care, it can be effective whenever there is a threat of internal tooth problems. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office takes dental injuries seriously, and can help you recover from harm. (more…)

Taking Care Of Kids’ Smiles In Time For The New School Year

Should you consider a visit to the dentist to be part of back to school preparations? There are some obvious tasks to complete – growing kids can require new clothes for the new school year, and you can certainly have a few school supplies to pick up. You want your kids to go back to their classes prepared, but you also want to send them back in good health. A routine pediatric dental checkup gives your Shrewsbury, MA dentist the opportunity to review the condition of their teeth. These visits make it possible to identify problems in their early stages, before there are complications. They also give your dentist the chance to monitor the development of a child’s oral structures, and offer guidance on their daily dental care. (more…)

Strategies For Keeping Your Smile Clean And Healthy

Taking care of your smile at home, and by receiving regular preventive care from your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, can help you avoid problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, oral bacteria can pose a persistent threat. If you allow bacteria to continually attack your enamel, you can wind up with a cavity that calls for professional care. Accumulated plaque and tartar at your gum line can raise your risk for a periodontal infection. Your regular dental exams are important because your professional dental cleanings can remove plaque and tartar, even in areas that are hard for you to reach. With that said, you still need to make a real effort every day to protect your teeth by practicing good brushing and flossing habits. (more…)

When You Rely On Porcelain Veneers For Big Smile Changes

If you want to make noticeable changes to your smile, you can talk to your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office about cosmetic dental services. Many people who want to make esthetic dental improvements will inquire about porcelain veneers. When you have veneers placed, you can look forward to what is often termed a smile makeover, as they can cover up many different issues that might affect your appearance. Problems like discoloration, dental damage, and even some issues with spacing and alignment can be remedied with this single procedure!  (more…)

Watch Out For Health Troubles Associated With Sleep Apnea

You might be embarrassed to learn that you snore at night. If that snoring is due to sleep apnea, you should know that you may be at risk for suffering real health complications. Sleep apnea is distinct from snoring because it involves sustained interference with your breathing. That period without air forces your body out of your sleep cycle, and the break in your sleep cycle will rob you of important benefits associated with proper rest. Health troubles that can result include problems with your blood pressure, difficulty staying alert and focused during the day, and complications with existing problems like diabetes, and mental health concerns. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist can help you combat the effects of sleep apnea with a helpful oral appliance. (more…)

Same-Day Crowns Offer Convenience, And Great Smile Support

A problem tooth is not something you want to leave without treatment. If your tooth is affected by advanced decay, or physical trauma, the persistent discomfort can be taxing, and you can be eager to have results as soon as possible. When your Shrewsbury, MA dentist restores your tooth, they can use E4D technology to craft a dental crown for you during your initial visit. The obvious benefit is that you have permanent dental support sooner. You also go without a temporary crown, which can be uncomfortable, and may not do enough to really protect your tooth. You also benefit because the crown produced will be made from an attractive dental ceramic, which can blend in with your smile. (more…)

Quiz: What’s Really Affecting The Color Of Your Smile?

Why is your smile looking duller and less white than before? What problem (or problems) can you point to if your teeth appear discolored? You may not think it matters to know why your teeth are discolored, as your interest is solely in fixing the issue. What you should know is that when it comes to planning the appropriate cosmetic dental treatment, the cause of discoloration does matter. Many people come in for help to address enamel stains caused by different foods and drinks, or from a history of using tobacco products. However, other patients will come in seeking help for intrinsic discoloration, a problem that a professional whitening treatment can be less effective at solving. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist can identify the cause of your cosmetic concerns, and recommend the right approach to make valued changes. (more…)

Celebrate The Fourth At Old Sturbridge Village

The Fourth Of July encourages all of us to celebrate our country, and its founding. You can take part in a great celebration at Old Sturbridge Village that revels in America’s early history. You and your family can enjoy recreations of parades, 19th century baseball, and and see cannon and musket demonstrations. There will also be professional re-enactors who can bring the words of the Declaration Of Independence to life. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist wants you to enjoy a terrific and memorable Fourth Of July holiday. The Fourth is an important part of every summer – of course, you should also take time this season to make sure your kids have a routine dental checkup before the next school year! (more…)