Watch Out For Habits That Can Harm Your Smile

Why do we need to take time out each day to clean our teeth? Our smiles face an ongoing threat from harmful oral bacteria. By brushing thoroughly at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily, you can protect yourself from an accumulation of bacteria and food debris, and avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease. However, you can do more to keep your smile supported than just clean your teeth. Look out for habits you might be engaging in that put you at an increased threat for dental problems. Maintaining good daily care, and visiting your dentist for routine preventive dental exams, will help you avoid problems that make restorative dental care necessary. (more…)

Making The Results Of Your Whitening Treatment Last

If you are interested in a professional whitening treatment, you should know that you are one appointment away from having your smile look brighter by several shades. In fact, many patients will discover that their teeth are up to eight shades brighter after a single forty five minute session! Of course, while your initial results are certainly important, the value of any cosmetic procedure will be limited if those results fail to last. With proper care, you can avoid letting future stains accumulate, so that your brilliant new smile lasts. You can also count on receiving a take-home whitening kit that will enable you to “touch up” your teeth when needed, and maintain your appearance. (more…)

Take Part In The Fall Full Moon Walk October 5

On the night of Thursday, October 5, you and your family can enjoy an evening excursion through Lake Street Park for the Fall Full Moon Walk! This guided tour is a chance to see the park in the evening, illuminated by the bright moon overhead. The Shrewsbury Trails Committee will present a number of fascinating facts about the moon, discussing the science behind it, as well as the myths that accompany it. The walk is designed to be accessible to the average walker. Families are encouraged to come and join the walk, and there is no cost required to take part. In case of rain, the event will be delayed until Friday, October 6. (more…)

Don’t Overlook Symptoms Of Gum Disease!

Gum disease can create serious trouble for your oral health, increase your risk for tooth loss, and elevate your risk for several potentially serious conditions. Unfortunately, many people who have problems with their periodontal tissue will overlook troubling symptoms. If you notice that your gums tend to bleed when you brush them, or are generally more sensitive, you should know these are signs of gum disease. Swelling and redness can also indicate a problem. If you are worried about your periodontal health, your dentist can provide help through an ultrasonic scaling. (more…)

3 Things To Keep In Mind If You Have A Cavity

Cavities are a common problem, one that patients are typically well aware of. With dependable preventive dental care, and a smart diet, you can limit your risk. With regular dental checkups, you can add to your dental protection. That being said, people who feel confident in their oral care habits can still find themselves dealing with tooth decay, and needing restorative dental care. When you understand the threat that a cavity poses your oral health, and recognize how your dentist can restore your smile, you can limit the potential harm done by a cavity. (more…)

What Separates Sleep Apnea From Snoring?

How should you go about distinguishing snoring from sleep apnea? This can be a confusing issue for some people, as sleep apnea does cause sufferers to snore. However, while snoring can be aggravating to your partner, sleep apnea poses real health threats, and should not be taken lightly. When you struggle with sleep apnea, you are having your sleep cycle disrupted throughout the night. Your body must break that cycle in order to clear your airways, which becomes blocked while you sleep. This can lead to fatigue during the day, and an elevated risk for problems related to heart disease and hypertension. (more…)

Seeing Your Dentist For Help With Dental Damage

We take steps every day to protect our teeth from cavities. Brushing, flossing, and restricting sugar will help you keep your risks for problems managed. Unfortunately, while brushing and flossing can keep our mouths clean, they do not keep our teeth safe from accidents. If you suffer dental damage after an accident, you can be alarmed at the sight of chipping or cracking that affects your smile. Luckily, your dentist can help by addressing the problem with the appropriate care. Your broken tooth may be fixable with cosmetic dental care. However, if the problem is more significant, you may need to receive restorative dental care. (more…)

Can Porcelain Veneers Make The Smile Changes I Want To See?

What good is cosmetic dental care that fails to make the changes you really want to see with your smile? Patients who feel unsure of how to best address cosmetic flaws may feel cynical about what their dentist can do for their appearance. If you assume cosmetic work is just about improving the color of teeth, you may feel there is no way you can address problems with the size of certain teeth, their shape, or even their condition. What you should know is that porcelain veneers have become a popular means of making smile corrections because they can address a range of different concerns. After a consultation with your dentist, you can be excited to learn just how big a difference this treatment can make. (more…)

Check Out Art + Market At Worcester Art Museum

Every Saturday, the Worcester Art Museum hosts the Art + Market event in their Salisbury Parking Lot. This is a seasonal event – this year’s market first opened on June 21, and the last date will be on October 21. Each week you visit, you will have access to a variety of goods that are locally grown, and will fit the season. As we move into Autumn, you can look forward to an assortment of items, like seasonal flowers, apples, and gourds. Of course, while you are at the market, you can take time to explore the exhibits in the museum, too! (more…)

What You Should Know About Restoring An Incomplete Smile

If you are dealing with issues related to an incomplete smile, you may be ready to discuss prosthetic dental support with your dentist. Tooth loss makes daily jaw functions more difficult – it can complicate how you bite and chew, and potentially interfere with your ability to speak comfortably. You have options for replacing missing teeth, as different restorations will be better equipped to dealing with different degrees of tooth loss. With dental implants, you can make sure any prosthetic you receive has permanent support. (more…)